Science Teaching And Research (STAR) Seminar Series
hosted by the Science Education Department
Science Education Department is pleased to support and host the Science Teaching And Research (STAR) Seminar Series. This new seminar series is aimed at our graduate students, faculty and area teachers. Speakers at the STAR Seminar Series will include CSULB faculty and other experts in the field. Eventually we expect that our graduate students will be sharing their research findings as well. We are excited to be offering this event and look forward to seeing many of you there!
All events are at 4:30pm (coffee and socializing at 4:15pm), unless otherwise noted.
Spring, 2011 Events
Tuesday, February 15th in FA4-311
New Science Education Standards on the Horizon: What Does it Mean for Science Educators? - Dr. Martin Storksdieck, Director of the the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education
Wednesday, March 16th in LA5-248
Coaching Teachers with Tools for Integrating Literacy and Science Content - Dr. Maria Grant, California State University, Fullerton
Wednesday, April 13th in LA5-248
An Exploratory Study of Graduate Degrees Research in Science Education at Princess Nora University - Dr. Hiya Almazroa, Princess Nora University, Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, April 19th in LA4-102
Making Meaning in Human-Dolphin Interactions in Zoological Facilities: , Dr. Diane Sweeney, Dolphin Quest
Swim-With-the -Dolphin experiences have become increasingly popular recreational and educational activities at zoological facilities over the past 20 years. This presentation will report on a research investigation of visitor, spectator and trainer learning through interacting with dolphins in three zoological facilities in the United States.
Monday, May 2nd in LA5-248
Juicy Questions for Fruitful Inquiry - Investigating Science Learning at the Exploratorium Dr. Joshua Gutwill, Director of Vistor Research and Evaluation, Exploratorium
- 12/6/2010 Stemming the Tide: Understanding the Academic Success of Black Male College Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors - Dr. Saba Yohannes-Reda, CSULB
- 11/15/2010 Homeless Education - What Every Teacher Should Know, Rhonda Haramis, Bethune Transitional Center, LBUSD
- 10/25/2010 Slimy, Soft, or Spiky? Examining family interactions and the potential for science learning at touch tanks, Dr. Jim Kisiel, Science Education Department, CSULB
- 9/20/2010 What I've Learned - 25 years of Teaching High School Physics, Rod Ziolkowski, Whitney High School, ABC Unified School District
- 5/12/2010 Science Teacher Inductions - Lessons from the Field, Dr. Julie Luft, Arizona State University
- 4/13/2010 STEM Career Changers and Their Sense of Identity, Dr. Jane Grier, CSU Channel Islands
& Dr. Carol Johnston, Mount Saint Mary’s
- 4/14/2010 Physics First – Physics for All! Craig Bouma, Loyola High School
- 4/6/2009: NARST/AERA Preview! Graduate students and faculty shared their research findings before presenting them at national conferences. MS alumni presenters included: Shehzad Bhojani, Susan Hunt, Padmini Kishore and Ron Rita. Faculty presenter: Susan Gomez-Zwiep, Laura Henriques, Jim Kisiel, Catherine Martin-Dunlop, and Bill Straits.
- 3/16/2009: Urban Education: Science Teacher Retention in Urban Schools: A Study of Success and Failure. Hedy Moscovici, CSU Dominguez Hills.
- 2/23/2009: The Thorny Issue of Reconciling Discourse Patterns, English Learners, and Science Assessment. Terry Shanahan, UC Irvine.
- 12/8/2008: The Promise of Web-based Technology in Transforming Inquiry Science Teaching: Lessons from Elementary and Middle School Teachers. Dr. Moses Ochanji, CSU San Marcos.
- 11/17/2008: The Nature of Science and Evolution in Secondary High School Biology Textbooks: A Content Analysis. Dr. Paul Narguizian, CSU Los Angeles.
- 11/10/2008: Science Education: Sputnik to Today. Dr. Larry Yore, University of Victoria.
- 10/20/2008: Exploring the Impact of Visualization on Conceptual Understanding in Chemistry. Dr. Barbara Gonzalez, CSU Fullerton.
- 5/7/2008: Writing to learn science using Calibrated Peer Review. Dr. James Rudd, CSU Los Angeles.
- 4/9/2008: Fossils, photovoltaics and misconceptions: The challenges of learning (and teaching) science beyond the classroom. Dr. James Kisiel, CSU Long Beach.
- 3/5/2008: Who decides if it is effective teaching? Wisdom from urban secondary science learners. Dr. Donna Ross, San Diego State University.
- 2/6/2008: Twenty Thousand Hours: An Introduction to the Field of Learning Environments. Dr. Catherine Martin-Dunlop, CSU Long Beach.
- 12/3/2007: Taking Action in Science Education: Civic Involvement, Service-Learning, and Stewardship. Dr. Amy Cox-Petersen, CSU Fullerton.
- 11/5/2007: Sorting Through the Noise: What National Reports are telling us needs to be done in Science Education. Dr. Herb Brunkhorst, CSU San Bernardino.