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Climate Change Education For Nevada, David M. Hassenzahl, Michael Collopy, John W. Farley, Paul Buck, Jacque Ewing-Taylor, Shama Perveen 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Climate Change Education For Nevada, David M. Hassenzahl, Michael Collopy, John W. Farley, Paul Buck, Jacque Ewing-Taylor, Shama Perveen

2010 Annual Nevada NSF EPSCoR Climate Change Conference

42 PowerPoint slides Session 1: Education Convener: David Hassenzahl, UNLV Abstract: -Five Year Strategic Plan -Goal 6 - Create a scholarly environment to promote research skills and intellectual development for Nevada educators and students (K-12, undergraduate undergraduate, and graduate) -Primary Strategy - Develop educational infrastructure to train students at all levels and provide public outreach in climate change issues


Elementary School Students D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R The Future With Robotics At Shu, Antoinette Bruciati 2010 Sacred Heart University

Elementary School Students D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R The Future With Robotics At Shu, Antoinette Bruciati

Antoinette P. Bruciati

D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R. the Future with Robotics, a state-funded grant that aims to foster collaboration between students from urban and suburban schools, is being conducted by Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington School of Education professors Maria Lizano-DiMare, Ed.D., and Antoinette Bruciati, Ph.D., in conjunction with educators from the Hall School and Region 16’s Laurel Ledge and Community schools. In creative partnerships, students designed, built and programmed their own working robots. The activities and assessments are based on the Robots Teach Math Curriculum® developed by Dr. Bruciati, who is a recognized expert ...


Switzerland's Nation Branding Initiative To Foster Science And Technology, Higher Education And Innovation: A Case Study, Marc Fetscherin, Pascal Marmier 2010 swissnex Boston

Switzerland's Nation Branding Initiative To Foster Science And Technology, Higher Education And Innovation: A Case Study, Marc Fetscherin, Pascal Marmier

Faculty Publications

This article presents a case study about Switzerland's initiative to promote its science and technology, higher education and innovation environment. This is accomplished through a worldwide network of science and technology outposts run by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. In this article, we specifically discuss the outpost located in Boston. swissnex Boston acts as a physical and virtual environment to foster closer ties between Switzerland and the Boston region in various fields of interest to academia, industry, business and society. We present the history and mission of ...


Robots, Gps/Gis, And Programming Technologies: The Power Of "Digital Manipulatives" In Youth Extension Experiences, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Robots, Gps/Gis, And Programming Technologies: The Power Of "Digital Manipulatives" In Youth Extension Experiences, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

The study reported here examined the effectiveness of educational robotics combined with GPS/GIS technologies used as "digital manipulatives" in the teaching of concepts in science, engineering, and technology. Based on the success of previous summer camps, the study also examined a scaling-up of the intervention from 38 participants to 147. The 147 youth (ages 10-15) participated in one of six summer camps held in Nebraska during 2008. Results indicate that participants scored higher on the content posttest than the pretest. The study further examined the differential results. The article makes recommendations for further studies, while acknowledging the potential power ...


Nebraskamath February 2010 Newsletter, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraskamath February 2010 Newsletter

NebraskaMATH Materials

NebraskaMATH February 2010 Newsletter

Table of Contents:

Study advocates charter schools

Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)

Confidence, not gender, affects math abilities

Girls affected by female teachers’ math anxiety

Highlight on Action Research

Resources: Faster Isn’t Smarter

NMSSI Web site updated

NebraskaMATH Summer Calendar

NCTM president advises math in early childhood

Two advisory board members visit campus


Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera

Kien H Lim

Impulsive disposition is an undesirable way of thinking where one spontaneously applies the first idea that comes to mind without checking its relevance. In this research, we explore (a) the possibility of helping pre-service teachers improve their disposition, from being impulsive to being analytic, in one semester, and (b) the effect of using non-proportional situations. This study involves two sections of a mathematics course for pre-service teachers for Grades 4-8. The lessons were designed whenever possible to elicit students’ impulsive disposition so that they could become cognizant of it and make conscious attempts to overcome it. Some test items were ...


Ncuwm Talk Abstracts 2010, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ncuwm Talk Abstracts 2010

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Dr. Bryna Kra, Northwestern University

“From Ramsey Theory to Dynamical

Systems and Back”

Dr. Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University

“Ping-Pong in Outer Space”

Lindsay Baun, College of St. Benedict

Danica Belanus, University of North Dakota

Hayley Belli, University of Oregon

Tiffany Bradford, Saint Francis University

Kathryn Bryant, Northern Arizona University

Laura Buggy, College of St. Benedict

Katharina Carella, Ithaca College

Kathleen Carroll, Wheaton College

Elizabeth Collins-Wildman, Carleton College

Rebecca Dorff, Brigham Young University

Melisa Emory, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Avis Foster, George Mason University

Xiaojing Fu, Clarkson University

Jennifer Garbett, Kenyon College

Nicki Gaswick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rita Gnizak, Fort ...


Ncuwm Abstracts Brochure, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ncuwm Abstracts Brochure

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

12th Annual

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

January 29-31, 2010

A national showcase for research projects of undergraduate women in the mathematical sciences


Ncuwm Poster Abstracts 2010, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ncuwm Poster Abstracts 2010

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Twelfth Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Poster Abstracts

January 29-31, 2010

Holly Arrowood, Furman University

Kristen Bretney, Loyola Marymount University

Suzanne Carter, University of Iowa

Nicole Casella, Ithaca College

Morgan Chatham, University of Montevallo

Lilith Ciccarelli, Bellarmine University

Amber Clinton, Clarkson University

Jalonda Coats, Tougaloo College

Natalie Coston, Northern Arizona University

Belinda Cruz, University of Texas Pan American

Anita Doerfler, Northern Arizona University

Clarice Dziak, Clarkson University

Terra Fox, Hope College

Samantha Fuller, Penn State University

April Harry, Xavier University of Louisiana

Anne Ho, Regis University

Rachel Keyser, Bellarmine University

Hannah Kolb, Illinois Institute of Technology

Lauren ...


Dr. Pete Van Jaarsveld: Mathematics For Social Justice, Madalienne Peters 2010 Department of Education, Dominican University of California

Dr. Pete Van Jaarsveld: Mathematics For Social Justice, Madalienne Peters

Madalienne F. Peters

Interview with Dr. Pete van Jaarsveld of South Africa


“Does Teacher Preparation Matter? Pupil Academic Achievement And Teacher’S College Preparation”, Patrick Leon Mason 2010 Florida State University

“Does Teacher Preparation Matter? Pupil Academic Achievement And Teacher’S College Preparation”, Patrick Leon Mason

Patrick L. Mason

This study examines whether there is differential productivity associated with teachers trained within Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s college of education relative to teachers trained in other colleges and schools affiliated with the same university. We also examined whether there is differential productivity associated with alternative majors within and between the college of education and other academic units. We measure the productivity of a teacher by the educational achievement of pupils assigned to that teacher during a given year. We find that among pupils taught by recent graduates of FAMU, there is greater academic achievement among elementary school pupils taught ...


Participation In Science, Mathematics And Technology In Australian Education, John Ainley, Julie Kos, Marina Nicholas 2010 ACER

Participation In Science, Mathematics And Technology In Australian Education, John Ainley, Julie Kos, Marina Nicholas

Dr Julie Kos

This report was commissioned to update and extend the Background Data and Analysis component of the report, Australia’s Teachers: Australia’s Future – Advancing Innovation, Science, Technology and Mathematics (Committee for the Review of Teaching and Teacher Education, 2003a) that informed the Main Report (Committee for the Review of Teaching and Teacher Education, 2003b). In the five years since the 2003 review, there have been developments in science, technology and mathematics education that have been impacted on by initiatives in policy and practice as well by changes in the context. So that changes in science, technology and mathematics education can ...


Evolution And The Second Law Of Thermodynamics: Effectively Communicating To Non-Technicians, Alexander Schreiber, Steven Gimbel 2010 Gettysburg College

Evolution And The Second Law Of Thermodynamics: Effectively Communicating To Non-Technicians, Alexander Schreiber, Steven Gimbel

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Given the degree of disbelief in the theory of evolution by the wider public, scientists need to develop a collection of clear explanations and metaphors that demonstrate the working of the theory and the flaws in antievolutionist arguments. This paper presents tools of this sort for countering the anti-evolutionist claim that evolutionary mechanisms are inconsistent with the second law of thermodynamics. Images are provided to replace the traditional misunderstanding of the law, i.e., “everything always gets more disordered over time,” with a more clear sense of the way in which entropy tends to increase allowing a thermally isolated system ...


Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Publications & Research

This article offers a personal vision and conceptual design for reimagining specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academies designed to nurture decidedly different STEM minds and ignite a new generation of global STEM talent, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership. This design enables students to engage actively in the authentic work, modes of inquiry, and practices that distinguish four STEM learning cultures, environments, and communities: (a) Inquiry and Research Laboratory and Interdisciplinary Learning Center—develops disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based thinking; (b) Innovation Incubator and Design Studio—ignites innovative and design-based thinking; (c) Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Institute—nurtures change leadership ...


Stem Talent: Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries, Stephanie Pace Marshall 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Stem Talent: Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Publications & Research

The future well-being, prosperity and sustainability of our nation, the global community and our planet resides in igniting and nurturing decidedly different STEM minds that can advance both the new STEM frontier and the human future.


Existing Specialty Schools As Leverage For Behavioral Sciences Research On Teaching And Learning In Stem Fields, Christopher G. Kolar, Heather Sondel 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Existing Specialty Schools As Leverage For Behavioral Sciences Research On Teaching And Learning In Stem Fields, Christopher G. Kolar, Heather Sondel

Publications & Research

The National Science Foundation has requested comments and proposals that outline challenge questions for the next decade in behavioral sciences research. At the same time, the NSF has joined the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology as well as the National Academy of Sciences in issuing reports first identifying the need for specialized STEM education as a strategic necessity and then proposing the establishment of an additional 1000 specialized STEM schools. A common theme in these reports is that foundational work must be conducted to establish effective organizational and instructional practices for these schools. The authors of ...


The Challenge: Magazine Of The Center For Gifted Studies, The Center for Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Challenge: Magazine Of The Center For Gifted Studies, The Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Making Sense Of Rate Of Change: Secondary Students' Reasoning About Changing Quantities, Heather L. Johnson 2010 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Making Sense Of Rate Of Change: Secondary Students' Reasoning About Changing Quantities, Heather L. Johnson

STEM Faculty Presentations

Rate of change is an important concept for students to study, and little is known about the ways in which secondary students make sense of rate of change. In this qualitative study I examined how four high school students who have not taken calculus reasoned about changing quantities when interacting with mathematical tasks involving multiple representations of constant and varying rates of change. Employing a cognitive perspective on mathematical reasoning, I conducted a series of five individual, task-based interviews with each student. Although mathematical reasoning is not directly observable, I made inferences regarding students’ reasoning based on their explanations, their ...


2010 Newsletter, Morton Sternheim 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

2010 Newsletter, Morton Sternheim

STEM Education Institute Newsletters

Nanotechnology 2010 Institute p. 2

STEM IPY

Polar Connections Institute p. 4

Legacy Beyond Our Doors p. 5

Nanotechnology Educationp.10

Tuesday & Saturday Seminars p.12

GRANTS REPORTS

STEMRAYS: After four years p. 3

Noyce Scholars: where are they now? p. 9

CLIMATE LITERACY

Are You Climate Literate? p. 6

Far Reaches of the Climate Literacy Conference p. 7

Testing the Schools p. 8


Investigating Further Preservice Teachers’ Conceptions Of Multidigit Whole Numbers: Refining A Framework, Eva Thanheiser 2010 Portland State University

Investigating Further Preservice Teachers’ Conceptions Of Multidigit Whole Numbers: Refining A Framework, Eva Thanheiser

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This study was designed to investigate preservice elementary school teachers’ (PSTs’) responses to written standard place-value-operation tasks (addition and subtraction). Previous research established that PSTs can often perform but not explain algorithms and provided a four-category framework for PSTs’ conceptions, two correct and two incorrect. Previous findings are replicated for PSTs toward the end of their college careers, and two conceptions are further analyzed to yield three categories of incorrect views of regrouped digits: (a) consistently as 1 value (all as 1 or all as 10), (b) consistently within but not across contexts (i.e., all as 10 in addition ...


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