Teacher Preparation PI Conference


Sunday and Monday, March 14-15, 2004




Sunday, March 14th


8:00 – 9:15       Registration

8:30 – 9:15       Continental Breakfast – Crystal City Foyer


9:15 – 9:30       Welcome   - Salon A


                        Joan Prival, Program Director, STEMTP, NSF

                        Rosemary R. Haggett, Director, DUE, NSF

                        Morton Sternheim, Lead PI, STEMTEC


9:30 – 10:15     Keynote - Strategies for Institutionalization and Sustainability Salon A


Linda Slakey, Dean of Commonwealth College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst


10:15 – 10:30   Break - Foyer


10:30 – 12:00  Plenary on Core Evaluation – CETP Core Evaluation: Seeing a Glass Half Full – Salon A


Frances Lawrenz and Karen Appeldoorn, Core Evaluators, University of Minnesota


12:00 – 1:00     Lunch - Foyer


1:00 – 2:00       Parallel Sessions


                        Fostering Non-Traditional Pathways to Teaching – Salon A

(1) “Math and Science Scholars (MASS) at Texas A&M University”

Prof. Katherine (Kit) Price Blount, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Timothy P. Scott, Texas A&M University

 (2) “Preparing Science and Mathematics Teachers for Grades 7-12: A Community of Scholars at Work”

Peter Sheppard, Dr. Frank Cartledge, Dr. Brenda Nixon, Louisiana State University



(3) “Alternative Pathways to Teaching: Quality Teachers versus Warm Bodies in Classrooms”

Prof. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, RECRUIT, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne


Program Evaluation – Salon B

“How Do We Know CETP Makes a Difference?”

Dr. Patsy Ann Johnson, CETP-Penn, Slippery Rock University, Dr. Susan Courson, Clarion University, Dr. Kathleen Dolgos, Kutztown University, Dr. Bruce Wilcox, Bloomsburg University, Dr. Kate McGivney, Shippensburg University


Innovative Programs in New Teacher Support – Salon C

(1) “Peer Mentoring; Shared Experiences Help New Teachers Succeed”

Cory T. Forbes, Grad Student, KCETP

(2) “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Supporting New Teachers Using Multiple Approaches”, Prof. Allan Feldman, Sharon Palmer, University of Massachusetts, Janice Wing, Elementary Schools


Sustaining Programs after NSF Funding – Salon D/E

(1) “Pathfinder Science L.L.C.”

Steven Case, CEPT, University of Kansas

                        (2) “Institutionalization:  A Process of Cultural Change

Sara Santiago-Estrada, Milagros Bravo, PRCETP, University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras


2:00 – 3:00       Parallel Sessions


Fostering Non-Traditional Pathways to Teaching– Salon A

(1) “Crossing Boundaries:  Sustaining Two-Year Four-Year Collaboration and a Pathway to Science Teaching”

Prof. Delores Lowe Friedman, ATE, Kingsborough Community College, Prof. Eleanor Miele, Brooklyn College

 (2) “Mission Possible:  Educating the Para Educators

Colleen Jorgensen, Red Rocks Community College


Program Evaluation – Salon B

(1) “Program Ownership Inspires Self-Reflection”

Prof. Katherine (Kit) Price, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Kirk Minnick, Minnick and Associates.

(2) “Using Qualitative Evaluation to Identify Common Elements of Successful Reformed Courses”

Prof. Judi Kusnick and Prof. Kendall Zoller, SACTE, California State University, Sacramento



Innovative Programs in New Teacher Support – Salon C

“Teacher Staff Development from Several Angles”

Dr. Pearl Solomon, Prof. Robert Searson, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dr. Gerardo Iturrino,  Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), Dr. Jack Chirikjian, Georgetown University,  David Fried, East Ramapo Schools, Sheldon Silver, William Schmalz  Park Ridge Schools


Sustaining Programs after NSF Funding – Salon D/E

(1) “WRITE ON!  Empowering Writing Retreats for Science and Mathematics Faculty”

Elaine Jane Cole, OCEPT, Pacific University

(2) “High-Impact Low-Cost Professional Development for College STEM Faculty” Prof. Emeritus Morton Sternheim, Prof. Richard Yuretich, STEMTEC, University of Massachusetts at Amherst


3:00 – 3:15       Break - Foyer


3:15 – 4:15       Parallel Sessions


Fostering Non-Traditional Pathways to Teaching – Community Colleges – Salon A

(1) Engaging Future Teachers: The Promise and Peril of Community College--Four-Year Institution Teacher Prep Continuum”

Dean Gloria Ann Lopez, Del Mar College, Prof. Kit Price-Blount, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

 (2) “Custom Articulations Promote Seamless Teacher Preparation”

Prof. Alice Sessions, Austin Community College           


Program Evaluation – Salon B

(1) “The NYCETP Follow-up Study of Education Program Graduates.  Report on a Work in Progress”

Barbara Schroder, FS-NYCETP, City University of New York, Serigne Gningue, Lehman College

 (2) “PRCETP Evaluation in the Context of Controversies in the Field”

 Milagros Bravo, PRCETP, University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras


Innovative Programs in New Teacher Support – Salon C

Practitioner/Researcher Teams:  Reality Action Research in the Classroom”

Prof. Sally Blake, Prof. Mourat Tchoshanov,  PETE, University of Texas at El Paso, Karla Heureca Mathematics/Physics Major University of Texas at El Paso and Antonio Borunda, Mathematics Teacher, Bowie High School EPISD.



Sustaining Programs after NSF Funding – Salon D/E

(1) “Beyond CETP: Virginia Commonwealth University's Continuing Programs”

Prof. Reuben Farley, VCEPT, Virginia Commonwealth University

 (2) “Continuing a Climate of Support for STEM K-16 Education at UM by Creating a One-stop Shopping Resource” Monica Mitchell and Mary Ann McGarry, MMSTEC, University of Maine 


4:30                 Reception and Poster/Video Session - Foyer

1. “Sustaining support for prospective teachers”

Amanda (Ernie) Gerrish, MMSTEC, University of Maine, Keri Ballard

2. Prof. David Rudge, STEMTP, Western Michigan University, Prof. Mary Burke, Western Michigan State University

3. Sally Blake, PETE, University of Texas at El Paso (video)

4. Frances Lawrenz, Karen Appeldoorn, Core Evaluation

5. Delores Friedman, Kingsborough Comm. College and Eleanor Miele, Brooklyn College

5. “Turning On to Teaching Science” Prof. Emeritus Morton Sternheim, STEMTEC, University of Massachusetts


Monday, March 15th


8:30 – 9:00       Continental Breakfast – Foyer


9:00 – 9:45       Plenary– Success Stories:  A Long Term Perspective - Salon A

Prof. Reuben Farley, Virginia Commonwealth University, Prof. Robert Howard, University of Tulsa, Dean Dan Walker, San Jose State University.


9:45 – 10:45     Parallel Sessions


Fostering Non-Traditional Pathways to Teaching - Salon A

(1) “Alternative Certification for HS Physics Teachers: Lessons Learned from our Implementation”

Prof. Dan MacIsaac, David Henry, SUNY- Buffalo State College

(2) “O-TEC Summer Math/Science Teaching Academy”

Prof. Dale Johnson, O-TEC, Tarleton State University

(3) “Summer/Fall and MINT: A Modular Approach to Non-traditional Pathways to Teaching” Prof. Allan Feldman, University of Massachusetts.


Program Evaluation – Salon B

(1) “Defeating the Many-Headed Monster: Strategies for Effective Comprehensive Program Evaluation”

Prof. Joseph Berger, STEMTEC, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

(2) “Evaluation Experiences of OTEC”  Stacey Clettenberg, OTEC


(3) “Operational Approaches to the Observation Process”

Curtis Miller, Mary Stewart and Joyce Townsend, University of Tulsa


Innovative Programs in New Teacher Support – Salon C

(1) “Science Camp as a Vehicle for the Professional Development of Teachers”  William C. Ritz, LBSTEP, California State University at Long Beach

(2) “Science FEST “  Judy Kasabian, El Camino Community College


Sustaining Program after NSF Funding – Salon D/E

“Profile of a Dual Appointment in Science and Science Education” Asst. Prof. Grace Eason, MMSTEC, University of Maine at Farmington

“Experiences and Outcomes of a CETP Funded Joint Appointment in Mathematics and Education”

Prof. John E. Donovan II, MMSTEC, University of Maine

Lessons from Four Years in a Joint Position in Mathematics and Mathematics Education”

Prof. Elizabeth Allman, MMSTEC, University of Southern Maine


10:45 – 11:00   Break - Foyer


11:00 – 12:00   Parallel Sessions – Success Stories and Lessons Learned


Salon A

“Faculty Mentoring”

Prof. Sheila Browne, STEMTEC,  Mount Holyoke College


Salon B

(1)“Recruiting Future Science and Mathematics Teachers in Alternative

Certification Programs:  Strategies Tried and Lessons Learned”

Prof. Sandra Abell, University Missouri – Columbia

(2) “Connecting Advanced Topics to School Classrooms”

Prof. Robert N. Ronau, Prof. Andrew Kemp, Prof. Joe Petrosko,  College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville, Prof.  Joe Steffen, Biology, University of Louisville


Salon C

(1) "Biotechnology in a Box - A Collaborative Effort to Address the Content and Strategies in National and Pennsylvania Standards”

Prof. N. Bharathan, University of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Dr. Maureen Knabb, West Chester University

(2) “Are Constructivist Teachers Isolationists or Team Leaders? 

A Social Network Analysis”

Eugene Judson, Arizona State University



Salon D/E

(1) “Inquiry Based Curriculum for Middle School Teacher Preparation”

Sharon M. Gronberg, Texas State University

(2) "Lessons Learned from the E3 STEMTP Grant Project to Improve Middle School Science Teaching"

Prof. David W. Rudge,  Prof. Mary Burke, Western Michigan University


12:00 – 1:00     Lunch – Foyer


1:00 – 2:00       Plenary - Preparation and In-Service Support of K-12 Science Teachers at Research Universities – Salon A


Prof. Michael Marder, University of Texas at Austin and Shannon Padgett, Pearce Middle School, Austin Independent School District

Prof. Richard McCray and Stephanie Fonda, University of Colorado at Boulder

Prof. Lillian C. McDermott and Donna Messina, University of Washington


2:00 – 3:00       Parallel Sessions – Success Stories and Lessons Learned


                        Salon A

(1) “Instruction that Fits the Learner: Science Content for Under-prepared Teachers”

Gary K. Webber, University of Kansas

(2) “Using NSF Scholars to Provide In-depth Feedback on an Innovative Networking Model-Cross Tier Teaching Teams”

Prof. Mary Ann McGarry, University of Maine


Salon B

“Implications of Modeling Method Training on Physics Teacher Development in California’s Central Valley”

Prof. David M. Andrews, State University of California, Fresno, Prof. James Vesenka, University of New England


Salon C

“The Amoeba of Simultaneous Renewal and the Residue it Leaves Behind”

Prof. Jennifer M. Bay-Williams, Melisa Hancock, Gail Shroyer, Michael Scott, Andy Bennett, Kansas State University


3:00 – 3:15       Break – Foyer


3:15                 Plenary  - NSF Funding Opportunities – Salon A