Day One

Thursday May 7th  
8:30 - 9:00Coffee Reception
9:00 - 9:15Workshop Overview Presentation [pdf]
9:15 - 11:15Session 1: Computer ­Based Learning for Science and Technology (Session Chair, Becky Passonneau)
9:15 – 9:45Michael Bitz, Digital Comics as a Tool for Transnational Literacy and STEM Learning [prezi]
9:45 - 10:15Carolyn Rosé, Scaffolding Communication about Reasoning in Collaborative Groups [pdf]
10:15 - 10:45Naomi Hupert, Four Projects: Two = Vocabulary; Two=Writing; One = Science (Social Studies) [pdf]
10:45 - 11:15Kristy Boyer, Modeling Tutorial Dialogue for Complex Problem Solving [pdf]
11:15 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 1:00Session 2: Verbal and Domain Literacy (Session Chair, Jim Slotta)
11:30 - 12:00Dolores Perin, Assessing Text - based Writing of Low-Skilled Community College Students [pdf]
12:00 - 12:30Jim Lipuma, Blended Learning + Professional Development = Online Professional Learning Exchange
12:30 - 1:00Jessica Riccio and Gioya De Souza-Fennelly, Preservice Science Teachers Use of Academic Language: How do New Teachers Identify Language Functions during Lesson Planning and Devise Appropriate Literacy Strategies as Assessments [pdf]
1:00 - 2:00Lunch
2:00 - 3:00Session 3: Panel Discussion: Promoting Science Literacy and Verbal Literacy: Carolyn Rosé (moderator), Noel Enyedy, Jessica Riccio [pdf] [pdf]
3:00 - 3:30Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:30Session 4: Argumentation across Disciplines (Session Chair, Nitin Madnani)
3:30 - 4:00Diane Litman, Argument Mining from Text for Teaching and Assessing Writing [pdf]
4:00 - 4:30Susan Goldman, Arguing to Learn in Literary Reading, History, and Science: Similar Words, Different Practices [pdf]
4:30 - 5:00Smaranda Muresan, Argumentation Mining for Online Discussions: Challenges and Opportunities [pdf]
5:00 - 5:30Marcia Linn, Writing and Revising Scientific Arguments: Design of Effective Guidance [pdf]
7:00 - 9:00Dinner Reception at Pisticci's Restaurant

Day Two

Friday May 8th  
8:30 - 9:00Coffee Reception
9:00 - 10:30Session 5: Evaluation Methods (Session Chair, Dolores Perin)
9:00 - 9:30Anne Britt, Assessing Students’ Explanations from Science Texts [pdf]
9:30 - 10:00Becky Passonneau, A Wise Crowd Approach to Automated Content Assessment [pdf] [video]
10:00 - 10:30Beata Beigman Klebanov, Towards Automated Evaluation of Writing along STEM-relevant Dimensions [pdf] [video1, video2]
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Session 6: Science Literacy and Discourse in the Classroom (Session Chair, Kristy Boyer)
11:00 - 11:30Jennifer Wiley, Improving Comprehension and Metacomprehension of Science Texts [pdf] [video]
11:30 - 12:00Deanna Kuhn, What needs to develop in the development of scientific thinking? [pdf] [video1, video2]
12:00 - 12:30Jim Slotta, Common Knowledge: Supporting Teacher-led Discourse in a Knowledge Community [video]
12:30 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 2:30Session 7: Panel: Role of Technology in Analysis of Students’ and Teachers’ Reading and Writing
Jill Burstein (moderator), Brian Baldwin, Mimi Recker, Peter Hastings [pdf] [video]
2:30 - 3:00Coffee Break (outside of CEPSR 414)
3:00 - 4:00Session 8: Demos on Assessment and Evaluation (Session Chair, Diane Litman)
3:00 - 3:20Keith Millis, Learning Science with a Serious Game: Operation ARA (Acquiring Research Acumen) [video]
3:20 - 3:40Becky Passonneau, Automated Pyramid Method Scores and Feedback [video]
3:40 - 4:00Nitin Madnani, Automated Short Answer Scoring [video]
4:00 - 5:30Session 10: Summing Up: Roundtable discussion among all participants, plans for continued activities, whitepaper, idea lab, rotating workshops etc.

[ Download Program ]