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No Question Left Behind: Bringing Guided-Inquiry Curricula into Science and Mathematics Classrooms

Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24, 2011

University of Maine, Orono, ME

4th Biennial one-and-a-half-day Conference for Middle- and High School

Science and Mathematics Teachers

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

Wednesday, June 22

Time Event Location
4:00-8:00 PM Check-in for participants pre-registered for housing on Wednesday night DTAV Community Center



Thursday, June 23

Time Event Presenter Location
8:00-8:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Buchanan Alumni House
8:45 AM Welcome Susan McKay Buchanan Alumni House
9:00-9:45 AM Washington Academy Sustainable LIFE CurriculumThe Sustainable LIFE Curriculum-Portrait Don Sprangers Buchanan Alumni House
9:45-10:30 AM The Problem with Acceleration James Vesenka Buchanan Alumni House
10:30-10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 AM Promising Practices in Improving Student Learning Gail Burrill Buchanan Alumni House
11:45AM-1:00PM Lunch Marketplace, Memorial Union
1:00-3:00 PM Workshops See Below
3:15-4:00 PM Evaluating High School Students’ Understanding of Kinematics and Mechanics Concepts Micheal O’Brien Bangor Room, Memorial Union
4:00-5:00 PM Poster Session set-up, Room Check in (if yet to do so) 4:00-10:00 PM, Break out discussion groups Bangor Room, Memorial Union
5:00-6:00 PM Poster Session and Reception Buchanan Alumni House
6:00-7:30 PM Dinner Buchanan Alumni House
7:30-8:30 PM Supporting Students in Constructing Evidence Based Scientific Explanation Joe Krajcik Buchanan Alumni House



Friday, June 24

Time Event Presenter Location
7:30-8:45 AM Continental Breakfast Buchanan Alumni House
8:45-10:45 AM Workshops See Below
11:00-12:00 PM Open Space: How Can We collaborate to Implement the Approaches to Teaching and Learning We Have Shared at the Conference: in My Classroom, in My School, in Maine? Susan McKay Bangor Room, Memorial Union
12:00-12:15 PM Wrap-up & conference evaluation Bangor Room, Memorial Union
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch – Thank you for coming! Buchanan Alumni House





Thursday Afternoon Workshops:  1:00-3:00 PM Facilitator Location
Using the Power of Analogies in Lab to Focus on the Chemistry You Can’t “See” Mitchell Bruce and Francois Amar 227 Aubert Hall
Seeing Students Talk Science: Eighth Graders Discuss the Rock Cycle Brian Frank Bangor Room, Memorial Union
Reasoning and Sense Making in Data Anaylsis and Probability Gail Burrill FFA Room, Memorial Union
Science and Literacy (Part 1) Anita Bernhardt Totman Room, Memorial Union


Friday Morning Workshops:  9:15-11:30 AM Facilitator Location
Science and Literacy (Part 2) Anita Bernhardt Totman Room, Memorial Union
Lab-Batching Biodiesel in the Classroom/ Developing your own LIFE Curriculum

Biodiesel Batching LabDon Sprangers227 Aubert HallFaster and Faster, Back to GalileoJames Vesenka315 Bennett HallUsing Low-Tech Interactive Methods to Teach Newton’s LawsMichael O’BrienFFA Room, Memorial UnionDesigning and Assessing Evidence-based Scientific ExplanationsHandout with examplesJoe KrajcikBangor Room, Memorial Union


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