Upcoming Webinars - Register Today!

Upcoming Webinars - Register Today!

Learn about the upcoming
NARST webinars and register today!

How in-school and out-of-school computer science experiences shape students' career interests

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 

1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern/US

This webinar presents findings of a large nationwide survey of 6,044 beginning college students at 59 institutions about the influences of a wide range of in-school and out-of-school experiences with computer science on students’ career interests.

Contact Gerhard Sonnert of Harvard University gsonnert@cfa.harvard.edu if you have any questions or issues.

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NARST International Collaboration Series #2

Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 

8:00 AM Eastern/US

The NARST International Committee (IC) is offering a series of three virtual events for NARST members across the globe. The topics in this series are aimed at fostering professional growth of the members by enhancing collaborative support network. The three topics for this event series are:

1. Examining the idea of counterintuitive questions in removing science misconceptions This session will focus on understanding the difference between intuition and misconceptions in science and discuss the possibility of using counterintuitive questions in removing science misconceptions by means of a panel discussion. The session will also have a discussion on how to implement counterintuitive questions in a science classroom. 

2. Forming and maintaining cross-country research collaborations NARST members will be invited to explore possible ideas for cross-country research collaboration in science education. The session will invite scholars around the world to share their experiences and discuss necessary partnership steps from writing proposals to publishing papers. More specifically, ideas will be shared on how to initiate a cross-country collaboration, challenges, and opportunities on how to form and maintain such collaborations respecting the cross-country aspect. 

3. Surviving and Thriving as an International Graduate Student International graduate students face special cultural and language barriers that can affect their nascent network and their writing progress. This session will invite current and recently completed international graduate students to reflect on how to survive and thrive in their respective programs. Expected topics include building a support structure within a community and program, building an international network through the engagement of peer support, and writing conference proposals or journal articles. 

The second session will be held on December 1st, 2023 at 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (US). 

Host: International Committee

Please contact Ranu Roy of the International Committee at royranu2019@gmail.com if you have any questions or issues.

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NARST Graduate Student Committee Forum Fall Webinar: Translating Research to Practice 

Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 

2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern/US


The Graduate Student Committee Forum presents the annual Fall Webinar series. This webinar is an informational session where 3 NARST faculty members will be presenting how they translate their research to the schools systems and educators they work with. graduate students will rotate through each presenter break out room so that they can ask questions in a smaller group. 

Host: Graduate Student Committee

Please contact Jennifer Bateman of the Graduate Student Committee at batema5@clemson.edu if you have any questions or issues.

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Using a Validated Instrument to Assess Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter and Its Interactions 

Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern/US


We invite you to learn more about how a newly developed, automatically scorable instrument can be used to assess science teachers’ content knowledge for teaching (CKT) in one high-leverage content area: matter and its interactions. In this virtual event, participants will have an opportunity to build their understanding of CKT and how assessment items can be designed to measure teachers’ CKT in this content area. During the event, participants will be provided with access to our newly programmed CKT matter instrument via a freely available online platform. Participants will have an opportunity to set up their own account in this freely available programmed instrument, learn about and interact with some of the platform’s features, and collaboratively consider varied ways they could use this instrument and the platform’s features to support the work they do with science teachers in their own settings. Participants will be able to use this platform and the programmed CKT matter instrument after the virtual event to assess teachers’ CKT about matter within their own teacher education and professional development settings. 

Hosts: Jamie N. Mikeska, ETS; Katherine Castellano, ETS; Dante Cisterna, ETS; David Torres Irribarra, Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center 

Please contact Jamie N. Mikeska, ETS at jmikeska@ets.org or Katherine Castellano, ETS at KECastellano@ets.org if you have any questions or issues.

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Integrating Computational Thinking into Science Education: Translating Research into Practice Across Grade Levels 

Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern/US


We invite you to explore integrating computational thinking (CT) into science education across grade levels and contexts. In this virtual event, participants will have the opportunity to engage in CT-integrated science activities in order to support its integration in their contexts. Facilitators will share research-based approaches, materials, and resources for CT integration in elementary and high school science. The group will discuss issues of integration, pedagogy, and learning in order to help participants translate research into practice. Group discussions will also be used to explore CT in middle school and connecting CT across all grade levels. As part of this virtual event, participants will receive free access to materials that they can use in their own teaching and research following this virtual event. 

Hosts: Mandy Peel, New Mexico State University; Janice Mak, Arizona State University

Please contact Amanda Peel at apeel@nmsu.edu if you have any questions or issues.

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Contemporary API Science Education Research Around the World 

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023 

4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific/US


This API virtual event will feature science education research related to API issues around the world and provide networking opportunities for attendees. 

Host: Asian Pacific Islander RIG (API RIG)

Please contact Xinying Yin at xyin@csusb.edu if you have any questions or issues.

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