Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Crafting Engagement for Science Environments Mini-Conference

September 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 10, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on September 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

Crafting Engagement for Science Environments (CESE) revolutionizes the way students learn science in high school physics and chemistry classrooms. Researchers at MSU and the CREATE for STEM Institute develop and use project-based NGSS-aligned science curricula to engage learners in physics and chemistry classrooms around the world. Learn more.

Join our mini-conference to discuss:

  • How NGSS and project-based learning are changing classroom instruction
  • The impact of social and emotional learning on student engagement
  • The value of international collaboration in science education research
  • Cutting-edge advancements in the development of chemistry and physics curriculum
  • and more!


Monday, Sept. 9

1:00 – 3:00p: Seminar (Jari Lavonen: “Finnish approach to collaborative improvement of initial teacher education”)

Tuesday, Sept. 10

8:30 – 9:30a: Welcome and Introduction (Joseph Krajcik, Doug Gage)
9:30 – 9:45a: International Team (Jari Lavonen, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Kalle Junti, Xin Tang)
10:50 – 11:30a: The Impact of CESE: What We Have Learned (Barbara Schneider, Joseph Krajcik, Israel Touitou, Chris Klager, Quinton Baker, Sara Maestrales, Rachel Marias Dezendorf)
11:30a – 12:15p: Partnerships (Tamara Smolek, Kristie Ford, Wendi Vogel, James Emmerling)
1:00 – 1:30p: U.S. & Finland Classroom Impacts (Panu Viitanen, Sandra Erwin, Art Weiss, Tonia Sorokin)
1:30 – 2:30p: Results from Finland (Jari Lavonen, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Kalle Junti, Xin Tang)
2:45 – 3:15p: Support for Science Learning (Cassandra Dudka, David Haury, Risto Vikko)
3:15 – 4:00p: Discussion, Q&A

Wednesday, Sept. 11

9:00 – 10:00a: Seminar (Katariina Salmela-Aro: “Student engagement and disengagement – new emerging trends”)