Research

Engaging high school students in authentic research experiences may sound far-fetched, but we have developed practical tools that can be integrated into the science curriculum to promote student research. We will chronicle the process by sharing how you take novice researchers (your students) through a research project from start to finish. Lesson plans with strategies that systematically address the process of integrating scientific research into the classroom setting and multiple forums for dissemination of student projects will be shared.

The morning keynote focuses on brain activity research while reading takes place.

Strategies and best practices for English Learners apply to students of various needs. This presentation has three areas of focus: 1) Newcomers and those with the lowest levels of English proficiency; 2) Instruction and assessment in the content areas; and 3) Cross-cultural understanding and diversity. Participants will learn how the combination of a district’s scope and sequence with ESL resources such as the individual learning plan provides both teacher and learner with a set of tools for rigorous instruction and learning.

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Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

In this "Evaluating Sources" Activity, the teachers are divided into groups and given opposing views from Howard Zinn, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. Utilizing critical thinking and Primary Sources, teachers discover not only the political bias, but search to find commonality between views.

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Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham guide teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress. Teachers develop both open-ended and close-ended questions (based on Writing Prompts and Primary Sources) and discuss the advantages and challenges students may run into in a classroom learning environment.

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through a workshop examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

The "Research in Team" Activity shows teachers taking on individualized roles in groups examining Primary Sources. Each member scaffolds the research process - ending with group presentations.

Dr. Graham leads teachers through the re-designed Library of Congress website; showing teachers digital exhibits ready for use in the classroom and how Primary Resources can lead to other resources.
The day wraps up a discussion activity with questions students might have in the classroom and how to answer them.

Our presenters describe what HLM is and how to use it effectively.

How to use data in an effort to improve your school and classroom.

Dr. Carter & Dr. Krahenbuhl share their thoughts and experiences with Qualtrics, which is a data collection and analysis software. In this video they show how to navigate the software, how to use it for research and/or classroom projects, how export data to SPSS and Excel, compare it to other data collection software, and how to build a prototype project using your laptop and/or device.

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