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The Role of Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12): 
Bringing Research to School and Community

February 18-19, 2010
San Diego Convention Center



Thursday, February 18

Location: The San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Room 10

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room 10

Welcome / Introductions
Daryl Chubin, Program Director, AAAS
Sonia Ortega, GK-12 Program Director, NSF
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Preparing for the Classroom  
Room 11A Making Fellows Classroom Ready
Andrea Burrows and Anant Kukreti, University of Cincinnati
Room 11B Transforming the Initial Excitement of Underserved K-12 Students into Long-Term Interests in or Commitments to Math and Science
Teresa Abney, Phyllis Balcerzak, Jose Lopez, and Hiroaki Mukai, Washington University; Kathi Beyer, Independent Consultant; Bill Henske, Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Strategies for Integrating Research in K-12 Classrooms
Room 10
Integrating Research into GK-12 Classrooms:  From Molecules to Ecosystems
Lamar Blackwell, Molly Burke, John Eme, Jessica Pratt, and Kandarp Shah, University of California, Irvine
Room 11A
Sculpting Successful STEM Fellows: Strategies for Transitioning from a Researcher to an Educator and Researcher
Courtney Bonuccelli, Erik Wemlinger, and Guy Westhoff, Washington State University
Room 11B

A Fellow-Teacher Partnership that Works:  Teaching Heredity in an Urban School Using Research in Metabolic Syndrome
Shari Harrison, George Washington Community School; Richa Sharma, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Far-out: Using Fieldwork to Engage K-12 Students in “Real-World” Science
Sharon Kessler, Arizona State University
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Room 10
Box Lunches and Networking
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Technology in Support of Teaching and Learning
Room 11A

Infusing Technology into Newark High School Math and Science Classrooms
Robert Fellman, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Using a Social Network to Enhance Collaboration between Students, Teachers, School Administrators, and GK-12 Fellows in an Urban School
Kim Handle, Brooklyn College

Room 11B

Online Models for Providing Science Teaching Resources and Professional Development
Deanne Erdman, Ronald McNeel, and Nancy Moreno, Baylor College of Medicine

Connecting Scientific Research and the Secondary Classroom through Online Lesson Plans
Danielle Balistrieri, Daniel T. Gerber, and Meredith Thomsen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Communicating About STEM  
Room 10
Assessing Communication Skills
Richard Tankersley, Florida Institute of Technology
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Activity Demonstrations
Room 11A  

Why are we learning about electron orbitals? Using fluorescence of deep sea mud to teach biology, chemistry, and marine science.
Johnnie Anne Lyman, University of California, San Diego

Room 11B   “Sense-able” molecules: Organic chemistry for high school biology.
Andros Rios, University of California, San Diego
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Room 10

Friday, February 19
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Del Mar Room, San Diego Marriott and Marina
Note location change at left
8:30 a.m. - Noon


Field Trip to High Tech High School
Bus Departs from Marriott Hotel at 8:30am

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level
  Poster Session / Reception
Open to all AAAS Annual Meeting Attendees
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