BSP Showcase 2010: A New Vision of Urban Science Education
April 12, 2010 - UMass Boston Campus Center - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
AGENDA
8:30 - 9:00   Registration - University Campus Center, 3rd Floor
     Coffee & light refreshments
 
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome
     BSP Leadership Team

     UMass Boston Chancellor, Keith Motley [bio]
          Welcome Video

     Boston Science Partnership Project Director, Jennifer Dorsen [bio]
          Event Introduction & Overview
 
9:30 - 10:30 Breakout Session I
     AP: Expanded Access & Equity
         Boston Science Partnership Project Director, Jennifer Dorsen [bio]
         Director of Educational Outreach, Office for Diversity & Community
           Partnership, Harvard Medical School, Sheila Nutt

         Graduate Student, Department of Environmental, Coastal and
           Ocean Sciences, UMass Boston, Doina Oglavie

         Teacher, The Engineering School, Erica Wilson

     Energy!
         BSP Principal Investigator; Professor, UMass Boston, Robert F. Chen [bio]
         Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UMass Boston,
           Robert Stevenson
[bio]
         Chair, Physics Department, UMass Boston, Bala Sundaram [bio]
         Teacher, Kilmer K-8 School, Fernando Cleves
         Science Specialist , Ellis Elementary School, Teresa Strong

     Slowing the 'Revolving Door' of Teacher Turnover in Boston
         Senior Research Scientist, EDC Center for Science Education,
           Abigail Jurist Levy
[bio]
         Teacher, John D. O'Bryant School of Math & Science, Johanna Mendillo
         Science Specialist, Sumner Elementary School, Theresa Lee
 
10:30 - 11:30 Breakout Session II
     BSP Participation & MCAS Scores
         Senior Research Associate, EDC Center for Science Education,
           Tzur Karelitz
[bio]
         Research Associate, Program Evaluation & Research Group,
           Lesley University, Elizabeth Osche
[bio]

     CCLS: Boston's Professional Learning Community
         BPS Science Professional Development Specialist, Suzanne Gill [bio]
         BPS Science Professional Development Specialist, Jonathan McLaughlin [bio]

     Navigation Guides: A Pathway from Kindergarten to College
         Associate Professor UMass Boston; Program Director, Division of
           Undergraduate Education, NSF, Hannah Sevian
[bio]
         BPS Science Professional Development Specialist, Beverly Nadeau [bio]
         Post-Doctoral Research Associate, UMass Boston , Marilyne Stains [bio]

     Engaging STEM Faculty in Outreach, Pedagogy & Professional Development
         BSP Principal Investigator; Professor, UMass Boston, Robert F. Chen [bio]
         BSP Co-PI; Executive Director, Center for STEM
            Education, Northeastern University, Christos Zahopoulos
[bio]
         Assistant Professor, UMass Boston, Ellen Douglas [bio]
         Research Associate, Program Evaluation & Research Group,
           Lesley University, Samara Hoyer-Winfield
[bio]
         BSP Co-PI; Director, COSMIC, UMass Boston, Arthur Eisenkraft [bio]

 
11:30 - 1:00   Keynote Speakers & Lunch - Ballroom A
     Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Paul Reville [bio]
          Introduction by UMass Boston Dean of the College of Education &
            Human Development, Carol L. Colbeck
[bio]

     Boston Public Schools Superintendent, Carol R. Johnson [bio]
          Introduction by BSP Co-PI; BPS Senior Program Director, Science,
            Pamela Pelletier
[bio]
 
1:30 - 2:30 Breakout Session III
     Changes in Teacher Qualifications in Boston
         Senior Research Associate, EDC Center for Science Education,
           Tzur Karelitz
[bio]
         Senior Recruitment Manager, BPS, Daphne Germaine

     A Story of Numbers: AP & SAT II
         Senior Educational Manager K-12, The College Board, Heather Ayers
         BSP Associate Director, Allison Scheff [bio]
         Senior Research Associate, Program Evaluation & Research Group,
           Lesley University, Joan Karp
[bio]

     The Boston STEM Pipeline: Transition to College
         Associate Professor UMass Boston; Program Director, Division of
           Undergraduate Education, NSF, Hannah Sevian
[bio]
         VP Academic Support Services; Executive Director - Science Training
           Programs, UMass Boston, Marshall Milner

         Chair, Physics Department, UMass Boston, Bala Sundaram [bio]
         Vice President of Academic Affairs, Roxbury Community College,
            Brenda Mercomes


     The Science Education Fellowship
         BSP Co-PI; BPS Senior Program Director, Science, Pamela Pelletier [bio]
         BSP Associate Director, Allison Scheff [bio]
         Teacher, Edwards Middle School, Michael Clinchot
 
2:30 - 3:30 Breakout Session IV
     Principal Panel
         Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Education, UMass Boston,
           Jack Leonard
[bio]
         Principal, Perkins Elementary School, Barney Brawer
         Principal, Edison K-8 School, Mary Driscoll
         Headmaster, The Engineering School, Mweusi Willingham

     Biology I: A Teacher-Faculty Partnership
         Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UMass Boston,
           Rachel Skvirsky
[bio]
         Teacher, Mildred Avenue Middle School, Chris Burdman

     Evaluation Findings Relating toTeachers
         Senior Research Associate, Program Evaluation & Research Group,
           Lesley University, Joan Karp
[bio]
 

3:30 - 4:00 Poster Session & Networking
     Display forum for teacher publications, research and student work
     Refreshments
 

4:00 - 4:30 Plenary Panel - Ballroom A
     Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino [bio]
          Introduction by BSP Co-PI; Executive Director, Center for STEM
            Education, Northeastern University, Christos Zahopoulos
[bio]

     University of Massachusetts President, Jack M. Wilson [bio]
          Introduction by UMass Boston Provost, Winston Langley [bio]

     Northeastern University President, Joseph Aoun (pending)
          TBA
 
4:30 - 6:00 Results Reports: Impact on Boston Science Education
     BSP Principal Investigator; Professor, UMass Boston, Robert F. Chen [bio]

     BSP Co-PI; BPS Senior Program Director, Science, Pamela Pelletier [bio]
 
  Looking to the Future
     BSP Co-PI; Director, COSMIC, UMass Boston, Arthur Eisenkraft [bio]
 
6:00 - 7:00 Reception & Celebration - Alumni Lounge
     Hors d'oeuvres & cash bar
 
 

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