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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

 

Friday, March 27
Pre-Meeting Activities

Location: National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230
(Room locations to be determined)
 
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meeting for New PIs
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1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Research Posters  
GK-12 Annual Meeting
Activities

Location: Renaissance Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC

 
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Registration for GK-12 Annual Meeting
Field Trip Sign-Up
 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Room 3
Think-Tank Session: Creating a Community of GK-12 Evaluators  
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom South
Poster Set-Up: GK-12 Project Posters
Projects are asked to not set up during opening plenary.
 
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North-Central
Opening Plenary
Dr. Carol Van Hartesveldt, Acting Director, Division of Graduate Education, NSF; Dr. Ardent Bement, Director, NSF; Dr. Sonia Ortega and Dr. Ping Ge, GK-12 Program Directors, NSF; Dr. Rita Colwell, Chairman, Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., and Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland
 
6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Networking Reception and Poster Preview
 

Saturday, March 28
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
  Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom South
 

Poster Session I:
Even-Numbered GK-12 Project Posters

 
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  Small Group Sessions:  
Meeting Room 17  

3D Educational Modules: Examples for the Classroom

 
Congressional A  

Developing Successful Models for Fellow-Teacher Partnerships

 
Meeting Rooms 12,13,14  

Integrating Research into the Classroom

 
Meeting Room 5  

Organizing Regional Meetings

 
Congressional B  

Project Building and Implementation

 
Meeting Room 15  

Putting Problem-Based Learning into Your GK-12 Project

 
Meeting Room 4  

Sustaining the GK-12 Culture and Practices [PPT]

 
Meeting Rooms 8, 9  

The Basics and Benefits of International Collaborations

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  Small Group Sessions:

 
Meeting Room 17  

3D Educational Modules: Examples for the Classroom

 
Congressional A  

Developing Successful Models for Fellow-Teacher Partnerships

 
Meeting Room 16   GK-12 Works!: Stories from Alumni  
Meeting Rooms 12,13,14  

Integrating Research into the Classroom

 
Meeting Rooms 10, 11   Macro International Annual Online Survey Presentation  
Meeting Room 5  

Making Fellows Classroom Ready

 
Congressional B  

Project Building and Implementation

 
Meeting Room 4  

Sustaining the GK-12 Culture and Practices

 
Meeting Rooms 8, 9  

The Basics and Benefits of International Collaborations

 
Meeting Room 15  

Using Fellows to Integrate Science, Math, and Literacy

 
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North-Central
 

Luncheon and Keynote

Introduction:
Dr. Gisele Muller-Parker, GRFP Program Director, NSF

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Edith Widder, President and Senior Scientist, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

Award Presentations:
Mark Hannum and Kitchka Petrova, GK-12 Einstein Fellows, NSF

Alumni Experiences

 
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom South
 

Poster Session II:
Odd-Numbered GK-12 Project Posters

 
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Meeting Room 3  

Evaluator Session
Discussion and Instrument Sharing: Surveys, Interviews, Focus Groups, Reflection Journals
Please bring electronic copies of instruments you would like to share.

 
3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Grand Ballroom North-Central

 

Special Events:

Graduate Students
Life after GK-12: Networking Session

 
Congressional A/B  

PIs and Co-PIs
Conversations with NSF Program Staff

 
Washington, DC  

K-12 Educators
Field Trips to Area Museums

 
Meeting Rooms 12,13,14  

Project Managers
Sharing Ideas and Networking

 
6:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom South
  Project Posters Must Be Taken Down

Poster Set-Up: Graduate Students STEM Research Posters
(Poster boards are numbered; match the number on your abstract to the board number.)
 
Evening
  Dinner on Your Own  

Sunday, March 29
 
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
  Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom South
 

Poster Session III:
Graduate Student STEM Research Posters
Match the number of the abstract to the number on the poster board to find presenters.

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North-Central

 

Sharing Lessons
Presented by Fellows and K-12 Educators
Use the guide in registration packet to read about and locate lessons. Tables are numbered to correspond to lesson.

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

 

Special Interest Sessions:

 
Auditorium   Abt Associates:
Preliminary Findings on the Long-Term Evaluation
 
Meeting Room 16   Applying Mechatronics to Promote Science  
Meeting Rooms 12, 13   Creating STEM Field Experiences for Students  
Meeting Room 17   Evaluating Our GK-12 Project: Lessons Learned  
Meeting Room 3   Extending GK-12 into the Community  
Meeting Room 15   Fostering STEM Professionalism  
Meeting Rooms 8, 9   Issues and Opportunities for the GK-12 Engineering Community  
Meeting Room 14   Organizing Family Math Events  
Congressional B   Protocol for Assessing GK-12 Fellows' Presentation Skills  
Meeting Room 5   Supporting Teachers: Mentoring and Building Knowledge  
Meeting Rooms 10, 11   Sustainability of the NSF-Funded GK-12 Program: A Study of Funded Projects from 1999-2008  
11:30 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North
  Final Comments
Dr. Sonia Ortega and Dr. Ping Ge, GK-12 Program Directors, NSF
 
     
12:30 p.m.   Adjourn  
     
       
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