2008 MSP LNC Breakout Sessions Schedule
BREAKOUT 1  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008, 10:15 AM12:00 PM
Breakout / Session #  Presenter  Projects(s)  Discipline  Strand  Room  

K12 STUDENT OUTCOMES  Course Taking and Achievement  
Revitalizing Algebra: Unstructuring Tasks  
1A  Quindel  REvitalizing ALgebra  Math  Learning  Adams 
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What Does a Math Course Buy You?  
1B  Kramer  Math and Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia  Math  Learning  Adams 
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K12 STUDENT OUTCOMES  Curriculumsensitive Assessment to Improve Achievement  
Connecting Curriculum Sensitive Assessment with Teacher Professional Development and Student Learning Outcomes  
2  Schmidt  Promoting Rigorous Outcomes in Mathematics/Science Education  Math & Science  Learning  Cabinet 
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PARTNERSHIPS AS NETWORKS  Social Network Analysis  
School Based Partnerships: Using Social Network Analysis to Measure Progress Towards Distributed Leadership  
3A  Hanssen  Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership  Math  Partnership  Bancroft 
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Creating a Sustainable Professional Network of K16 Science Faculty  
3B  May  Vertically Integrated Partnerships K16  Science  Partnership  Bancroft 
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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES  Mathematics PLCs  
Attributes of Professional Learning Communities that Support Meaningful Discourse About Learning and Teaching  
4A  Carlson  Project Pathways  Math  Partnership  Caucus 
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Supporting Improvements in the Teaching of Precalculus Level Mathematics  
4B  Carlson  Project Pathways  Math  Partnership  Caucus 
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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES  Distributed Leadership, Social Networks  
Professional Learning Communities (PLC) for Mathematics Education in Middle Schools  
5  Spillane  Distributed Leadership for Middle School Mathematics Education  Math  Partnership  Chevy Chase 
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MEASURING THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIPS  Tools for Measuring Partnership Growth and Outcomes  
Umbrella Partnerships: How the MSP Investment Can Build Enduring Capacity for the Ongoing Improvement of Math and Science Education  
6A  Fuller  Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership  Math & Science  Partnership  Conservatory 
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Is Your Partnership Effective?: An Analysis of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Math and Science Partnership  
6B  Broughton  Cleveland Math and Science Partnership  Math & Science  Partnership  Conservatory 
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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS  Science, Middle School Emphasis  
The Importance of Teacher Content Knowledge for Student Learning  
7A  Smith  Assessing Teacher Learning About Science Teaching  Science  Teaching  Dupont 
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Examining Teacher Content Knowledge in the Context of Science Notebooks  
7B  Basile  Rocky Mountain Middle School Math and Science Partnership  Science  Teaching  Dupont 
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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS  Mathematics, K5 Emphasis  
P5 Mathematics Endorsement: Impact and Lessons Learned  
8A  Gilbert  Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics  Math  Teaching  Map 
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K5 Virginia Mathematics Specialist Project: A Preliminary Report  
8B  Whitenack  Preparing Virginia's Mathematics Specialists  Math  Teaching  Map 
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TEACHER LEADERS  
What Do We Know About Teacher Leaders Practice and How Well Do We Know It?  
9A  Miller  Knowledge Management and Dissemination  Math & Science  Teaching  Jackson 
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A Comprehensive Professional Development Program to Prepare Effective Teacher Leaders in Science  
9B  Landel  North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership  Science  Teaching  Jackson 
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TEACHER INDUCTION  
STEM Teacher Learning Communities: International Examples and Issues  
10A  Britton  Research on MSP Teacher Recruitment, Induction, Retention  Math & Science  Teaching  Independence 
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Beginning Mathematics and Science Teachers: Study of Their SubjectSpecific Needs and Induction  
10B  Britton  Research on MSP Teacher Recruitment, Induction, Retention  Math & Science  Teaching  Independence 
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  Mathematics, Multiple Perspectives  
VMPs Loosely CoupledTightly Coupled Model for Site Planning and Implementation  
11A  Harris  Vermont Mathematics Partnership  Math  Teaching  State 
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The Effectiveness of Professional Development on Teacher Best Practices and Student Learning: Conflicting Results from Multimethod/Multisource Data Sets  
11B  Bocian  Mathematical ACTS  Math  Teaching  State 
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BREAKOUT 2  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008, 1:303:15 PM
Breakout / Session #  First Presenter  Title of Presentation  Projects(s)  Discipline  Strand  Room  

K12 STUDENT OUTCOMES  Professional Development and Achievement  
12A  Toma  Student Achievement and the Appalachian Math and Science Partnership  Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership  Math & Science  Learning  Cabinet 
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12B  Bryant  Great Expectations: Mining State Level Data for Baseline Comparisons to Augment Randomized Experimental Designs  Mathematical ACTS  Math  Learning  Cabinet 
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K12 STUDENT OUTCOMES  Analyzing Variables to Improve Student Learning  
13  Mills  Designing a CostEffective Field Trial for an Intervention in a Messy System with Multiple, Interacting Variables  MSPinNYC  Math & Science  Learning  Adams 
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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES  Developing PLCs  
14A  Pagni  The Impact on Mathematics Teaching Environments through Establishing, Developing, and Maintaining Professional Learning Communities  Teachers Assisting Students to Excel in Learning Mathematics  Math  Partnership  Caucus 
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14B  Nelson  The Role of a Science Partnership in the Development of Buildingbased Professional Learning Communities  North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership  Science  Partnership  Caucus 
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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES  Broad, K12 and IHE  
15  Monsaas  Using P16 Professional Learning Communities to Facilitate Partnerships and Improve Teaching and Learning  Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics  Math & Science  Partnership  Bancroft 
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MEASURING THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIPS  Policy and Transformational Outcomes Related to Partnerships  
16  Kingsley  The Influence of Policy Inducements and Embedded Relations on the Formation and Operations of Partnerships  Alternative Approaches to Evaluating STEM Education Partnerships  Math & Science  Partnership  Chevy Chase 
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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS  Mathematics Content, LMT Measure  
17A  Cochran  Deepening Mathematics Understanding of Middle School Teachers  Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership  Math  Teaching  Conservatory 
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17B  Weaver  Growth in Teachers Mathematics Content Knowledge for Teaching  Oregon Mathematics Leadership Institute Partnership  Math  Teaching  Conservatory 
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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS  Science, Middle and High School Emphasis  
18A  Levy  Do Highly Qualified Science Teachers Provide High Quality Science Instruction?  Boston Science Partnership  Science  Teaching  Dupont 
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18B  Karp  Contextualized Content Courses: Lessons Learned and Implications  Boston Science Partnership  Science  Teaching  Dupont 
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  Mathematics, Multiple Perspectives  
19  Stevens  Deep Experience of Mathematics: Impact on Teachers  Focus on Mathematics  Math  Teaching  Map 
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IHE TEACHING  
20A  Henry  PRISM: Changing Pedagogy of STEM Faculty  Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics  Math & Science  Teaching  Jackson 
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20B  Donovan  Curriculum Development as a Mechanism for Changing Science Faculty Knowledge and Beliefs About Teaching and Learning  North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership  Science  Teaching  Jackson 
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SPECIAL INTEREST SESSION 1  
21  Schweingruber  Incorporating the Science of Learning in STEM Teaching and Learning: How People Learn, Taking Science to School and Ready, Set, Science!  Science  SIS  State  
SPECIAL INTEREST SESSION 2  
22  Voss  Technology Workshops for MSP sites: Free Dynamic Mathematics Software GeoGebra  Math  SIS  Independence  
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BREAKOUT 3  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008, 10:45 AM  12:45 PM
Breakout / Session #  First Presenter  Title of Presentation  Projects(s)  Discipline  Strand  Room  

K12 STUDENT OUTCOMES  Changing Infrastructure to Support Math Teaching and Learning  
23A  Sayler  Improving the Infrastructure for K12 Mathematics  Promoting Reflective Inquiry in Mathematics Education  Math  Learning  Cabinet 
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23B  Weaver  Implementation Fidelity of Professional Development and Student Achievement Outcomes  Oregon Mathematics Leadership Institute Partnership  Math  Learning  Cabinet 
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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT OUTCOMES  Changing IHE Courses  
24A  Frechtling  Changing Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction Through Discovery Learning: A Look at Student Performance and Attitudes  Vertically Integrated Partnerships K16  Science  Learning  Adams 
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24B  Cochran  InquiryBased Mathematics Instruction at the University Level  Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership  Math  Teaching  Adams 
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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES  Mathematics Institute PLCs  
25A  Sack  The Impact of the Leadteacher Professional Learning Community within the Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute  Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute  Math  Partnership  Caucus 
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25B  Davis  PD3: Opening Classroom Doors as a Vehicle for Change  Park City Mathematics Institute  Math  Partnership  Caucus 
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MEASURING THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIPS  Tools for Measuring Partnership Growth and Outcomes  
26A  Jones  Building and Maintaining Strong K16 Partnerships Across State, Regional and Local Levels  Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics  Math & Science  Partnership  Bancroft 
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26B  Minstrell  Assessing the Emergence of Partnership  North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership  Science  Partnership  Bancroft 
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ENGAGING STEM FACULTY IN PARTNERSHIPS  Incentives and Cultural Change  
27A  Zhang  Beyond Stipends and Release Time: Providing Incentives to STEM Faculty  Effect of STEM Faculty Engagement in MSP: A Longitudinal Perspective  Math & Science  Partnership  Chevy Chase 
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27B  Hora  Measuring and Modeling Cultural Change in Higher Education  SystemWide Change for All Learners and Educators  Math & Science  Partnership  Chevy Chase 
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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS  Knowledge Management  
28A  Weiss  What Do We Know About Deepening Mathematics/Science Teacher Knowledge and How Well Do We Know It?  Knowledge Management and Dissemination  Math & Science  Teaching  Conservatory 
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28B  Heck  Moving Knowledge Forward by Strengthening the Evidence in Empirical Research  Knowledge Management and Dissemination  Math & Science  Teaching  Conservatory 
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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS  Science, Specific Courses  
29A  Johnson  Evaluating the Effects of Intervention on Teacher Learning in an Online Heat and Temperature Course  Fulcrum Institute for Leadership in Science Education  Science  Teaching  Dupont 
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29B  Vazquez  Breaking the Disciplinary Barriers: A Conceptcentered Approach to the Teaching of Biotechnology  Puerto Rico Math and Science Partnership  Science  Teaching  Dupont 
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SPECIAL INTEREST SESSION 3  
30  Johnson  The United States Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) Program  Math & Science  SIS  Map  
SPECIAL INTEREST SESSION 4  
31  Shaw  Panel on Publishing: Where to Go and How to Make it Happen  Math & Science  SIS  State  
SPECIAL INTEREST SESSION 5  
32  McMullin  Sustainability  Developing Funding Models for Induction Support & Sustaining School and College Partnerships  Math & Science  SIS  Jackson  
SPECIAL INTEREST SESSION 6  
33  Arce  Chemical Education  Science  SIS  Independence 