Tuesday, August 5, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
201 A, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 25 - In The Classroom: Kindergarten through Graduate I
8:00 AMBackwards design: A novel approach for restructuring introductory biology at Michigan State University
Tammy M. Long, Michigan State University, Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University
8:20 AMPeer mentoring in a multi-semester introductory biology sequence: Improving student learning, study skills, and course-related confidence
Janet Batzli, University of Wisconsin, Madison
8:40 AMIs the current level of concern and knowledge of environmental sustainability (ES) a reflection of its marginalization from the school core curriculum and by the media?
Paul Ofei-Manu, Miyagi Zao Board of Education, JP; Staffordshire University, UK (Formerly), Glynn Skerratt, Staffordshire University
9:00 AMCase studies in the classroom: Bridging research and education
Amy M. Villamagna, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Brian R. Murphy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
9:20 AMSurveying and analyzing the diversity of produce in urban marketplaces: A concrete route to teaching abstract concepts
Hilary S. Callahan, Barnard College, Columbia University
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMInterdisciplinary research and education: Connecting Native American middle school students to ecology using sensors
Christie A. Mahaffey, University of Maine, Sue Wentworth, Indian Island School, Joseph Arsenault, University of Maine, Constance Holden, University of Maine, Stephen Godsoe, Bangor High School, John Vetelino, University of Maine
10:10 AMResearch and education partnerships as a catalyst for increasing diversity in the scientific sector
Shara Fisler, Aquatic Adventures Science Education Foundation, Drew M. Talley, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
10:30 AMRocking out with limestone glades: A comparison of field ecology and traditional class experiences on elementary student knowledge and attitude
Karen Metius-House, Middle Tennessee State University, Kim Cleary Sadler, Middle Tennessee State University
10:50 AMEvaluating science process skills in high school students: Establishing a baseline
Lori H. Spindler, University of Pennsylvania, Jennifer H. Doherty, University of Pennsylvania
11:10 AMUsing GPS and mapping to teach STEM skills while empowering at-risk youth to effect change within their community: A case study of a high school community research project in Brooklyn, New York
Jennifer Mokos, Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment, Katherine Nutter-Upham, Brooklyn College

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