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Friday, August 3 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Integrating Computational Modeling into K-12 Science Classrooms

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We propose a structured poster session with brief opening remarks highlighting the role computational modeling plays in four research projects in science education, emphasizing the use of StarLogo Nova as an agent-based modeling tool, and describing the specific contexts of each project. Attendees then circulate for about 30 minutes to learn about the various projects at each poster station, which will include a demonstration showcasing how computational modeling in StarLogo Nova has been utilized, and a chance to explore and play with the models. To close, we will hold a 15-minute Q&A discussion noting the similarities and differences across posters and attempting to answer our research questions:
• How is StarLogo Nova used in the various programs to develop computational modeling skills for the project's target learners?
• How have the curricula evolved to address the challenges inherent to their specific contexts?
• What are the remaining challenges that need to be addressed?

Speakers
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Emma Anderson

Scheller Teacher Ed Program
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Stacey Carman

Model-BEST Project Coordinator, Missouri Botanical Garden
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Bob Coulter

Director, Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, Missouri Botanical Garden
I spend most of my time thinking about ways to get kids excited about learning and taking action in the community. A good part of this involves games they design with MIT's Taleblazer and StarLogo Nova tools, or in playing Equations, a really cool math game.
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Ling Hsiao

Research Scientist, Scheller Teacher Ed Program
Ling enjoys tinkering and playing with research design, methods, and data that highlights how students and their teachers learn when they use technology-enhanced tools in the classroom. Prior to MIT, she was a graduate researcher in the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP... Read More →
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Eric Klopfer

Professor, MIT STEP/TEA
Dr. Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. Klopfer’s research focuses on the development and use of computer games and simulations for building understanding of science and complex systems. His research explores... Read More →
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Okhee Lee

Professor, New York University
Okhee Lee’s research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. Her current research involves the scale-up of a model of a curricular and teacher professional development intervention to promote science learning and language development of English... Read More →
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Irene Lee

Scheller Teacher Ed Program
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Daniel Wendel

Scheller Teacher Ed Program
Daniel Wendel is a Research Engineer and the Lead Designer and Developer of StarLogo Nova at the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program. His research interests include computational thinking, computational modeling, and science education.


Friday August 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Media Lab - Lecture Hall, 6th Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

Attendees (26)