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Project Title: Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning

PIN: DBASSE-BOSE-15-05         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Board on Science Education

Dibner, Kenne

Subject/Focus Area:

Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning
August 9, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Coreetha Entzminger
Phone: 202-334-3153


August 9th, 2017

1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction of Committee, Agenda for Day One of Public Meeting

1:45 p.m. Being Sophisticated about Science Learning
Moderator: Christine Massey

Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Indiana University
Joe Polman, University of Colorado – Boulder
Speaker TBD

Guiding questions:
• What characterizes substantive science knowledge and what sorts of learning experiences help to develop different aspects of it?
• What are examples that illustrate complex dimensions of science learning in real-world contexts (e.g., systems thinking, reasoning with evidence, modeling and representing data)?
• What is the theoretical grounding for understanding the nature of the knowledge structures and learning processes in science?

3:05 p.m. Break

3:20 pm. Keynote: The Potential of Citizen Science to Support Science Learning
Heidi Ballard, University of California - Davis

Guiding question:
• How do people learn through public participation in scientific research?

4:30 p.m. End of Day 1 Open Session

August 10th, 2017

8:30 a.m. Breakfast Available in Room 202

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Agenda for Day Two
Rajul Pandya, Study Chair

9:10 a.m. Frameworks for Designing Learning Opportunities in Citizen Science
Moderator: Danny Edelson
Bill Zoellick, Schoodic Institute

Ruth Kermish-Allen, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
Rebecca Jordan, Rutgers University

Guiding questions:
• What are the characteristics/elements of participation in citizen science that support science learning?
• What considerations are important for designers/practitioners of citizen science to take into account if science learning is a desired goal?

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Citizen Science in K-12 Classrooms
Moderator: Louis Gomez

Rob Dunn, North Carolina State University
Andrea Wiggins, University of Nebraska - Omaha
Jennifer Fee, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Speaker TBD
Guiding questions:
• What are various considerations for using citizen science to support science learning in K-12 classrooms?
• How can teachers incorporate citizen science in support of specific science learning outcomes?

12:15 p.m. Lunch Available in Room 202

1:00 p.m. Citizen Science and Community Learning Outcomes
Moderator: Bruce Lewenstein

Gwen Ottinger, Drexel University
Michael Mascarenhas, University of California - Berkeley
Muki Haklay, University College - London
Guiding questions:
• How can citizen science support learning about the social context and political dimensions of science, including especially issues of community engagement and learning?
• How can citizen science be designed to support this kind of learning?

2:20 p.m. Assessing Learning in Citizen Science
Moderator: Tina Philips

Karen Peterman, Karen Peterman Consulting
Cat Stylinski, University of Maryland
Guiding questions:
• How do we assess different learning outcomes in the context of participation in citizen science?
• How can we use these assessments to better understand how to design citizen science to support specific learning outcomes?

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Citizen Science and Science Learning in Informal Settings
Moderator TBD
Speakers TBD
Guiding questions:
• What are various considerations for using citizen science to support science learning in informal settings?
• What is the role of the facilitator in informal settings in supporting specific science learning outcomes?

4:50 p.m. End of Day