Project Presentations

Biggers, M., Forbes, C.T., & Zangori, L. (2013, April).  Elementary teachers' ideas about, planning for, and implementation of learner-guided and teacher- guided inquiry.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Biggers, M., Forbes, C.T., & Zangori, L. (2013, April).  Investigating variations of inquiry in elementary science classrooms: Establishing validity/reliability of a modified observation protocol.  Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2013, August). Teachers’ pedagogical reasoning about students’ sense-making in elementary science learning environments.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Research in Learning and Instruction, Munich, Germany.

Forbes, C.T., Lange, K., Möller, K., Biggers, M., Laux, M., & Zangori, L. (2013, April). A comparative study of early learners' engagement in scientific practices in the U.S. and Germany.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Forbes, C.T., Long, K J., Kennedy, C.A., Bancroft, J., Soldat, C., Biggers, M., & Sabel, J. (2013, April).  Supporting elementary teachers' learning to use formative assessment for science: The RAES- Iowa professional development model.   Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Zangori, L., Forbes, C.T., & Biggers, M. (2013, April).   Elementary students' explanation construction of seed structure and function: A concurrent mixed methods study.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Zangori, L., Forbes, C.T., & Biggers, M. (2013, April).   Elementary teachers' use of science curriculum materials to foster explanation construction.   Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Zangori, L., Forbes, C.T., & Biggers, M. (2013, April).  Elementary teachers' use of science curriculum materials to promote students' sense making: An embedded mixed methods study.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Biggers, M., Forbes, C.T., & Zangori, L. (2012, April). Elementary teachers’ curriculum design and pedagogical reasoning for supporting students’ comparison and evaluation of evidence-based explanations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2012, April). Investigating essential characteristics of scientific practices in elementary science learning environments: The Practices of Science Observation Protocol (P-SOP). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, April 13-17.

Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2012, April). Toward an empirically-based learning progression: Defining progress variables and measurable levels of elementary teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge for science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Aguirre-Mendez, C., Promyod, N., Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2012, March). Characteristics of scientifically-oriented questions and the nature of inquiry in elementary classrooms: A multiple-case study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Biggers, M. & Forbes, C.T. (2012, March). Elementary teachers’ ideas about, planning for, and implementation of learner-guided and teacher-guided inquiry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Biggers, M., Zangori, L., & Forbes, C.T., (2012, March). Exploring scientific explanations: Promoting students’ sense-making in elementary classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2012, March). Elementary teachers' enactment of science curriculum materials: Investigating early learners' engagement in scientific practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Pinney, B., Suh, J-K., Tseng, C-M., Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2012, March). Dichotomous inquiry practices: Characterizing teaching practice based on essential features of inquiry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Zangori, L. & Forbes, C.T., (2012, March). Learning to support elementary students’ scientific reasoning: Preservice elementary teachers and the evidence-explanation continuum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Forbes, C.T. (2012, February). Fostering sense-making in K-8 science learning environments through curriculum and instruction: An evolving research agenda. Invited presentation at the University of Münster (WWU-Münster), Münster, Germany. Sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Forbes, C.T. (2012, January). Fostering sense-making in K-8 science learning environments through curriculum and instruction: An evolving research agenda. Invited presentation at the University of Essen (NWU-Essen), Essen, Germany. Sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2011, September).  Promoting and investigating elementary teachers’ PCK for inquiry-based science. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the European Science Education Research Association, Lyon, France.

Biggers, M. & Forbes, C.T. (2011). Preservice elementary teachers’ learning about the five essential features of classroom inquiry. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, FL, April 3-6.

Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2011).  Supporting elementary teachers’ evaluation and adaptation of science curriculum materials: The PIESC3 professional development model.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, FL, April 3-6.

Forbes, C.T., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2011).  Promoting inquiry-based elementary science through collaborative curriculum co-construction: The PIESC3 Project.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN, January 19-22.

Forbes, C.T., Gasaway, K., Biggers, M., & Zangori, L. (2010).  Promoting inquiry-based elementary science through collaborative curriculum co-construction.  Poster presented at the 2nd annual Iowa Science and Mathematics Teacher Educators Summit, Grinnell, IA.