A seminar series for everyone at NIH with an interest in science education.
The NIH can be a valuable contributor to the conversations surrounding science education. A goal of the series is to promote thinking and discussion on the NIH campus about current science education topics, including those related to research, policy, and science education practices in other countries.
We anticipate a diverse audience that will include people from a wide range of positions at NIH, from scientists and science educators to people who are generally interested in science education. Each session is intended to be an intimate discussion between the audience and the presenter.
Videos of all the conversations2012 Schedule
Time and Place: 3:00 p.m., Building 50, Room 1328/1334, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD
Separating Facts from Fads: How Our Choices Impact Students' Performance and Persistence in STEMPhil M. Sadler, Ph.D. , Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Science Education Department
January 17 Video Runtime: 01:21:57Sadler Presentation (PDF - 4.24 MB)
Next Generation Science StandardsStephen L. Pruitt, Ph.D. , Vice President for Content, Research and Development, Achieve
February 28 Video Runtime: 01:23:26
Cancelled: We hope to reschedule this conversation.
Public Education, Assessment Strategies, and FundingClaudine K. Brown, M.A., J.D. , Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution
Folk Biology, Health Literacy, and Early Science LearningFrank C. Keil, Ph.D. , Professor of Psychology and Linguistics, Yale University
April 25 Video Runtime: 01:18:03 Keil Presentation (PDF - 2.4 MB)
Online Science LearningLouisa Stark, Ph.D. , Director, Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah
May 23 Video Runtime: 01:19:56Stark Presentation (PDF - 6.8 MB)
Thinking Differently about How We Teach Science: Why Should NIH Care, and What Can NIH Do? Rodger Bybee, Director Emeritus, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
September 27 Video Runtime: 01:16:04Bybee Presentation (PDF - 50 KB)
Basic Cognition for Numbers: Potential Impacts in the Science Classroom. Justin Halberda, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
October 25 Video Runtime: 01:29:40
Bringing Underrepresented Populations into the Sciences: What Difference Does Difference Make? Shirley Malcom, Head, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science
November 29 Video Runtime: 01:28:53 Malcom Presentation (PDF - 827 KB)
Novice Teachers' Attention to Students' Thinking. Daniel M. Levin, Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Maryland
December 20 Video Runtime: 00:78:31Levin Presentation (PDF - 155 KB)