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National Conference: Integrating Science & Mathematics Education Research into Teaching - 2012

Integrating STEM Education Research into Teaching:
Knowledge of Student Thinking
National Conference

University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Wednesday, June 20 – Friday, June 22, 2012


Hosted by the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (The Maine RiSE Center) and The Jackson Laboratory, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bank of America Company, trustee of the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, and the University of Maine.

2012 RiSE Conference Schedule

2012 RiSE Conference Acknowledgements

2012 RiSE Conference Program


Keynote speakers:

Karen King, Ph.D., Director of Research
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Reston, Virginia

Marianne Wiser, Ph.D., Chair
Associate Professor; Chair, Hiatt School of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Clark University
Worcester, Massachusetts

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) will host its sixth biennial conference on integrating STEM education research into teaching, Wednesday morning, June 20th through lunch on Friday, June 22nd.

The conference program will consist of keynote addresses, contributed and invited talks, workshops, panels and roundtables, a poster session, and evening programs, with ample time for discussion and participant interaction.

The following themes will be the foci of the conference:

  1. Recent findings from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education research.
  2. Using discipline-based education research in middle, secondary, and post-secondary STEM classrooms.
  3. Research supported strategies to increase participation and learning in STEM, particularly among students from under-represented groups.
  4. Strategies for improving student learning in STEM teaching.
  5. Building effective partnerships to implement research-guided practices in the classroom.
  6. Research-supported strategies for STEM teacher preparation and professional development.


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