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Harland and hennings nsta presentation 2012

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Darci Harland, author of the STEM Student Research Handbook, and Allison Hennings, high school teacher who teaches a year-long research course, gave this presentation at NSTA 2012. Tips for organization and assessment are included. Darci talked about how to provide meaningful feedback, how to support students working in groups, and tips for using technology. Allison discussed benefits and challenges to facilitating student research, tips on teaching the literacy aspects of science research, ideas on how to how to organize students, and then how to teach the process and final communication.

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Harland and hennings nsta presentation 2012

  1. 1. +ImplementingSTEMStudentResearch Tips for Organization and Assessment Dr. Darci J. Harland Mrs. Allison Hennings
  2. 2. + Topics We’ll Discuss  Overview of the Handbook  STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Research  Tipson Organizing students in student-designed research projects  Deadlines  Providing meaningful feedback  Supporting students working in groups  Using technology  Teaching literacy aspects of research
  3. 3. + Levels of Inquiry Demo- Activity Teacher- Student- nstration Initiated Initiated Posing the Teacher Teacher Teacher Student Question Planning the Teacher Teacher Student Student Procedure Formulating Teacher Student Student Student the Results From: D. Llewellyn. 2002. Inquiry within: Implementing inquiry-based science standards. Thousand Oaks, Corwin Press.
  4. 4. + About The HandbookWritten directly to thestudentGeared to high school &undergraduate students“Teacher Cues”Chapter Questions &Chapter ApplicationsSample rubrics CeMaST: Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  5. 5. + What is STEM Research?Experiments conducted to address problemsin STEM fields that can be tested using thescientific method.
  6. 6. + Providing Students with Deadlines
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  8. 8. + Sample Deadlines  Focusing Preliminary Research Ideas (SH#1)  Research Design Table (SH#2)  Background Research Questions (SH#3)  Evidence of library background research  Writing Hypotheses (SH#4)  Research Proposal  Organizing Laboratory Notebook
  9. 9. + Sample Deadlines (cont.)  Evidence of Data Collection  Organize Data into Tables & Graphs  Peer Editing of data tables & graphs (SH#5)  Rough Draft of Paper  Peer Editing of Paper (SH#6)  Oral Presentation
  10. 10. + Providing Meaningful Feedback
  11. 11. + Tone of Feedback Oral and Written Supportive and Encouraging Find positive things to say/write. Don’t give them changes to make, ask them more questions.
  12. 12. + Types of Feedback Checking for understanding Checking for completion Do Until Accepted (DUA) Class Brainstorming Peer Editing
  13. 13. + Support Students Working in Groups
  14. 14. + Tips For Successful Groups Teach “functioning in a group” Schedule Time for Group Meetings  Determine strengths  Assign tasks  Write contract  Use Technology
  15. 15. + Using Technology
  16. 16. + Wikis  Easily editable webpages  Multiple contributors  Upload files and images  Tabs “behind the page”  History-who made what edits  Discussion
  17. 17. + Sample Wiki Homepage
  18. 18. + Editing a Wiki
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  21. 21. + Using a Wiki for Grading
  22. 22. +  Introduce Google Drive for sharing & collaboration  Word Documents  Excel spreadsheets  Assignments  Proposal (Word)  Data recording (Excel)
  23. 23. + Using Google Drive for Grading
  24. 24. + Google Drive: Revision History
  25. 25. + Google Drive: Data Collection (Excel)
  26. 26. + Social Bookmarking  Bookmark-online and share with others  Mark up webpages,  highlight  make sticky notes  Photo Sharing Websites  Flicker, Picaso  Share photos, tag them,
  27. 27. + Teaching the Literacy Components of Research
  28. 28. + Confidence to Teach Literacy  Writing across the curriculum  Science teachers teaching library research skills?  Science teachers teaching note taking skills?  Science teachers teaching writing skills?  Talk to English department  Work within the methods they use  Documentation style (MLA/APA) & note taking strategies
  29. 29. + Background Research  vs.  Basic search engine vs. database search  Identifying reliable resources  Free Open Access  Scholarly research articles for free!  See pg. 39 for a listing
  30. 30. + Note Taking  Havestudents write 5 overarching questions they will need to answer  Entity, independent variable, dependent variable, connections between the 2 variables  Organize background research within these areas  Old fashioned 3x5 notecards  Research Pages  Online tools: Easybib, NoteStar, SpringNote, Noodletools
  31. 31. + Scientific Writing  Similar to writing in English class  Proper grammar & spelling  Topic Sentences & paragraph organization  Transition words for organization  Different than writing in English class  Succinct writing is preferable
  32. 32. + Passive vs. Active Voice Voice & Pronoun Sample Sentence Active Voice “I will remove the ball 1st Person (Future tense) bearing.” Active Voice “I removed the ball bearing.” 1st Person (Past tense) Passive Voice “The ball bearing will be No pronoun (Future tense) removed.” Passive Voice “The ball bearing was No pronoun (Past tense) removed.” 2nd Person “Remove the ball bearing.” Directive (Assumed You)
  33. 33. + Summary: You CAN do this!  Provide deadlines  Give meaningful feedback  Support students working in groups  Allowtechnology to support students as they collaborate and research  Emphasize literacy aspects of the process.
  34. 34. + Connect with Me! Contact Info My Website  http://www.STEMmom. org  drdjharland@gmail.com  Twitter: #djSTEMmom
  35. 35. + Mrs. Allison Hennings Director of Student Research Oak Park River Forest High School Oak Park, Illinois
  36. 36. + I.R.B.I. WHAT IS IT???  Year Long Course  Original Research Project  College Credit  Completely Open Inquiry  Honors Course  Student Directed  Junior/Senior  Research Book  2 Previous Science Courses  Mentoring  In School  Strong Work Ethic  Out of School  Laboratory  Medical Center  Industry  Others
  37. 37. + Benefits  Self Confidence  Public Speaking  Writing/Information Fluency  Collaboration  Connections/Networking  Scientific Thinking  Competitive Edge  Face Time & Think Time  Next Generation Science Standards
  38. 38. + Challenges  Time  Energy  Safety  Cost  Varying Abilities  Managing Competitiveness with Collaboration  When to “Jump Ship”
  39. 39. + Follow Up Possibilities  Internships  Volunteer Opportunities  Paid Positions  Universities and Beyond  -2nd year course  Summer Course in Advanced Biomedical Methodology  – co-taught in collaboration with a local university
  40. 40. + Writing the Literature Review  Hook  Background Knowledge  Principles, Theories, Practices and Techniques  Independent and Dependent Variables  Reliability  Bias/ Strengths or Weaknesses  Analyze Articles  Trends  30 Primary Sources  Average Length 7-10 pages
  41. 41. + Peer Reviewed Journal Articles  Online Database Access-  High School  Partner University  Easy Bib  Binder
  42. 42. + Works Cited
  43. 43. + Reading the Literature Review  ~1 Hour Each- Multiple Drafts  Many Comments/Suggestions  Writing Expert Consultation  Redefining  High Expectations  Various Backgrounds  Read Aloud  Citations  Synthesis  Clear Picture
  44. 44. + Research Proposal  Formal Typed  Submitted to Internal Review Board and College  Helps to Focus Research  Identifies Pitfalls  Money  Safety  Time  Scope
  45. 45. + Finding a Mentor  List of Local Mentors- Approved  Universities  Medical Centers  Industry  Person Connections  New Mentors- Pending Approval  Validity  Safety
  46. 46. + Drafting the Mentor Email  Proper Title  Explanation of Student Background  Clear Identification of Need (time, scope, level)  Reference to Published Work  Previewed  Monitored  School Email Only  Mentoring Guidelines  Safety Protocol  Permissions
  47. 47. + Cost Analysis  “Grocery List”  Materials  Consumables  Non-consumables  Vendor Comparison  Collaborative Bargaining  Fund Management  Fundraising –  Blog  Event  Sponsor
  48. 48. + Keeping a notebook  Encourages Academic Honesty  Does Not Leave the Lab  Written in Pen  Journal Each Day  Periodically Checked
  49. 49. + Statistical Analysis of Data  Basic Understand  Excel  Standard Deviation  Standard Error Bars  Chi-Square  ANOVA  Linear Regression  T-Test
  50. 50. + Writing a Paper Title Page Table of Contents Acknowledgements Purpose and Hypotheses Abstract Lit Review Materials and Methods Results Data Conclusion & Works Cited
  51. 51. + Making a Poster  On Paper  Online Template  Edit  Collaboration  Professional Poster Printer
  52. 52. + Preparing a Power-Point 10-12 min Power Point Limit Text Pictures of Students in Action Make the Story Personal Prepare for Defense Reference to Literature
  53. 53. + Public Speaking  Body Language  Voice  Eye Contact  Interest  Practice  Collaboration
  54. 54. + Guided to Success…  Re-direct Scope to Eliminate Frustration and Failure  Don’t Say “No”- Unless….  Creative Thinking and Redirection  Embrace Their Passion  Don’t Project Personal Ambition or Interests  Be Open to Learning and Saying “ I have no idea”
  55. 55. +My Contact Information:Mrs. Allison HenningsR.N., B.S.N., M.A.T.Oak Park River Forest High Schoolahennings@oprfhs.org

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