2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

November/December 2006

Put Project 2061 on Your Calendar

Project 2061 Workshops:

"Using Atlas of Science Literacy"

Register now for these Washington, DC, events:

• March 6–8, 2007
• October 16–18, 2007

More workshops will be scheduled throughout 2007! Scholarships are available.

The new year is bringing many opportunities for you to learn more about Project 2061’s approach to standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Make plans to join Project 2061 staff as they share their latest research and findings at several national conferences in early 2007. Or register for the popular "Using Atlas of Science Literacy" workshop and learn how strand maps can help you take students' growth of understanding into account.

You can find Project 2061 at the following events:

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) 2007 Winter Meeting

January 5–10, 2007, Seattle, WA

"Modification of Multiple-Choice Assessment Items Based on Student Feedback" (Poster)

Thomas Regan

"Representations of Force and Motion Concepts at the Middle Level" (Poster)
Thomas Regan

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting

February 15–19, 2007, San Francisco, CA

Visit Project 2061 in Booth #909 in the Exhibit Hall.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference

March 29–April 1, 2007, St. Louis, MO

"Mapping Learning Progressions for Historical Episodes" (Presentation)

Ted Willard

"PRISMS (Phenomena and Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools)" (Presentation)

Page Keeley (Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance [MMSA]), Ted Willard, Joyce B. Tugel (MMSA), Lori Marie Agan (Bath Middle School, Bath, ME), & Chad Dorsey (MMSA)

"Revised Benchmarks for Energy Transformations" (Presentation)

Ted Willard

"Understanding Strand Maps" (Short Course)

Ted Willard

"Using the Atlas of Science Literacy" (Presentation)

Ted Willard, Joyce B. Tugel (MMSA), Joe Krajcik (University of Michigan), Lori Marie Agan (Bath Middle School, Bath, ME), & Luan R. Sandberg (Washington Elementary School, Quincy, IL)

Visit Project 2061 in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

April 9–13, 2007, Chicago, IL

"Using Video to Examine the Quality of Teaching Aimed at Specific Learning Goals" (Paper in symposium on "Video as a Research Tool for Studying Instructional Practice")

Kathleen Morris & Jo Ellen Roseman

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference

April 15–18, 2007, New Orleans, LA

"Assessment Linked to Science Learning Goals: Probing Student Thinking Through Assessment" (Symposium)

Led by George DeBoer

"Assessing Students' Understanding of 'Controlling Variables'" (Poster)

Arhonda Gogos & George DeBoer

"Determining the Appropriateness of Terminology in Content-Aligned Assessment of Middle School Students: Examples from Plate Tectonics" (Poster)

Paula Wilson & George DeBoer

"Probing Middle School Students' Understanding of Ideas about Chemistry through Content-Aligned Assessment" (Poster)

Cari Herrmann Abell & George DeBoer

"Preservice Teachers’ Ideas about Global Warming"
Julie Lambert (CCMS Early Career Research Affiliate) & George DeBoer

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For more information, please contact the Project 2061 staff members listed above.

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