Upcoming NARST Webinars

Upcoming NARST Webinars

Please see the following NARST webinars coming up in the near future. Registration links to sign up to attend are included for each webinar.

Thursday, April 27 at 2pm EST (1 hour)

Exploring an Interdisciplinary Model of Black (Im)migrant Schooling to Explain Differences in Black Students STEM Performance

Presented and organized by Dr. Patrice J. Pinder

To register:  https://forms.gle/F5avo7hnoDbkmXcp7

Across the globe, from the very wealthy continents of North America to Europe to Australia, thephenomenon of some migrant and immigrant students outperforming some native students are observed and documented. Some migrants and immigrants from China, the Philippines, India, Russia, Africa, and the Caribbean are reportedly achieving higher test scores than their native peers. Even within the same race, achievement differences are being observed; for example, African immigrant students seem to be outperforming Afro-Caribbean immigrant students in the UK. What might account for the achievement success of one group of students over the other group especially within the same racial grouping? Are achievement differences among the migrant and non-migrant groups linked to only family dynamics or to socio-cultural or to psychological factors? We will explore the “Interdisciplinary Theoretical Model of Migrant Schooling” to effectively account for the achievement differences seen across the globe.

Wednesday, May 3rd at 2pm EST (1 hour)

EAST MEETS WEST: A Candid Talk on the Pros and Cons of

Using Standardized Tests as Assessment Tools of Students

in Mathematics and Science; Globally, What Appears to Work and Not Work?

Presented and Organized by by Dr. Patrice J. Pinder

To Register: https://forms.gle/RqEyNvm3SAcBYFBz5

Provided will be a global snapshot of the various standardized exams to see what appears to beworking and not working across countries. In looking at and examining students’ performances on the various standardized tests, I want to see if these types of testing are benefitting students worldwide from the region of Asia to Europe to North America to Central/South/Latin America and the Caribbean, are students doing well on these exams? And which countries are the higher performers and which the lesser performers specifically in respect to mathematics and science? In examining students’ test scores on the global/generalized PISA and TIMSS assessment measures and specific country-designed standardized tests, what might the story really reveal? The “candid” and “real and honest answers” to the aforementioned questions should help to inform educators broadly, policymakers in education, and education researchers. This session provides a space for an open dialogue with the projected NARST webinar attendees to discuss the real and/or perceived benefits, effectiveness, and usefulness of country-specific and global standardized testing measures.

Tuesday, May 16th at 12 pm EST

Publishing after the 2023 NARST International Conference

1 hour

Presented by: Graduate Student Committee and Publication Committee

Organized by: Scott Cohen; Lindsay Lightner

To Register: https://forms.gle/1rbDMxks1jTVEYnr9

The Graduate Student Committee, in collaboration with the Publication Committee, will present a webinar on publishing the conference paper presented at the 2023 NARST International Conference. We will have journal editors share the publication process and share tips on writing the manuscript. This webinar is geared toward graduate students but is open to NARST members to attend.

Monday, June 12th, 5 PM ET

Using Representations from Digital Approximations of Practice to Support Science Teacher Learning

2.5 hours

Presented by Jamie N. Mikeska, ETS; Pamela Lottero-Perdue, Towson University

Organizers: Jamie N. Mikeska, Pamela S. Lottero-Perdue, Adam Maltese, and Johannes Addido

To Register: https://forms.gle/ZU3vHjwQV69vkxzF8

We invite you to learn more about how to support K-8 science teachers in learning about the practice of facilitating argumentation-focused discussions. In this virtual event, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the key aspects of facilitating argumentation-focused discussions and will examine and discuss written and video records of preservice teachers facilitating science discussions within different types of online simulations. Participants will consider how to use and adapt these written and video records in their own professional contexts to support preservice or in-service teacher learning and will generate ideas for future research using these records. As part of this virtual event, participants will receive free access to an online data repository, which includes a wide range of written and video records of preservice teachers facilitating various argumentation-focused science discussions in online simulations. Participants will be able to use those records in their own teaching and research following this virtual event.

We hope to see you there!