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Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. Focus on Science Presentation to the CEMSE Board Jeanne Rose Century February 20, 2006. Future Target Strands of Work for K-12 Science Education. RESEARCH AND EVALUATION.

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Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education

Focus on Science

Presentation to the CEMSE Board

Jeanne Rose Century

February 20, 2006


Future Target Strands of Work for K-12 Science Education

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

  • Large Research ProjectsExternally funded; multi-year; >100K/year

  • Small Research ProjectsExternally or Internally funded; seed money investments; <100K/year

  • EvaluationFormative/SummativeInternal (U of C); External (schools, programs)

  • Planning/ConsultationSchools; school districts; reform leaders

  • Professional Development

  • Targeted Supplemental Instructional Materials

  • Products for the Public

PROGRAMS

PRODUCTS


Work to DateSetting the Foundation for Target WorkSeptember 15th - February 15th

  • Networking and Raising Awareness of CEMSE

    • National

    • University of Chicago

    • City of Chicago

    • Writing

  • Development of New Work

    • Proposals for External Funds

    • Considerations for Internal Funds

  • CEMSE Infrastructure

    • Research Resources Management

    • Contact Information

    • Strategic Planning


Networking and Raising Awareness

National

  • NSF’s Mathematics Science Partnership Program

    • With Horizon Research focused on “Sustainability of Reform”

    • Keynote on “Sustainability” at the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences

  • National Science Teacher Association Convention

  • American Educational Research Association (in April)

  • Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (Workshop on Quasi-experimental Design @ Northwestern - March)

  • Connections to Others

    • CPRE - Consortium for Policy Research in Education(U of Penn; Harvard; Stanford; U of Michigan; UW - Madison)

    • ASSET - Reeny Davison

    • Charter Schools - Ted Kolderie

    • University of Wisconsin - Madison - WCER

    • Media - Rob Tomsho (Wall Street Journal); Lex Gillespie (NPR)


Networking and Raising Awareness

University of Chicago

  • Introductory Conversations with Individual Faculty

  • Urban Education Initiative/Center for Urban School Improvement

  • U of C Connected/Affiliated Work

    • CUIP/WebDocent

    • Project Exploration

    • Consortium on Chicago School Research

    • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    • Neighborhood Schools Program

    • Comer Hospital Auxillary Board


Networking and Raising Awareness

University of Chicago

  • Lab School

    • Science Program Advisory Board

    • Meetings with Science Department


Networking and Raising Awareness

City of Chicago

  • Chicago Public Schools

  • Mayor’s Committee for Science in the City Week

    • Museums - MSI; Shedd; Field; Nature

    • Chicago Architecture Foundation

    • Environmental Organizations

  • Universities

    • DePaul

    • Northwestern

  • Foundations

    • Motorola Foundation

    • MacArthur Foundation

    • Spencer Foundation

  • Schools

    • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

    • Young Women’s Leadership Charter School

    • North Kenwood/Oakland Charter School


  • Networking and Raising AwarenessSelected Contacts


    Networking and Raising Awareness

    Writing

    • Sustainability of Educational Change

    • Defining Inquiry Instruction in Education


    Development of New Work

    • Research

      • Implementation of Instructional Materials NSF - Applied Research Program in Instructional Materials Development with Chicago Public Schools

      • Science and Mathematics Instruction in a Virtual World

        • MacArthur

        • NSF - Advanced Learning Technologies

      • Sustainability and Diffusion/Dissemination of Innovation

        • NSF - REESE (Research and Evaluation of Education in Science and Engineering

      • Instruction in Undergraduate Education

        • REESE - Bob DeHaan - Emory University

      • Department of Education - Unsolicited Applications

      • Spencer Foundation

    • Evaluation

      • CUIP/WebDocent proposal to IMD

      • DePaul University - Connections to IIT; Loyola; UIC


    Development of New Work

    • Programs

      • Institutes for Science Teacher Leaders

        • NSF Mathematics Science Partnership Program

      • International

        • IAP (Interacademy Panel)/ICSU (International Council for Science)

      • Communication about Science

        • NSF

    • Products

      • Charles Benton Foundation


    CEMSE Infrastructure

    • Research Resources Management

    • Contact Information

    • Strategic Planning


    Contact Information

    Jeanne Rose Century

    jcentury@uchicago.edu

    2-2276


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