American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

 The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Many BSCS science educators are members of AERA and have presented at the AERA Annual Conference in previous years. On this page you’ll find session presentations given by BSCS science educators at previous AERA conferences, all in downloadable PDF form. Click on session titles to download presentation.

Please note: PDFs of session presentations will be posted within two business days of session presentations.

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2012 AERA Annual Meeting
13-17 April 2012
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Monday, 16 April
8:15 - 10:15 AM, Sheraton Wall Centre / South Galiano
The Impact of Curriculum-Based Professional Development on Science Instruction: Results from a Cluster-Randomized Trial
Presenter: BSCS Associate Director Joseph Taylor
Authors: Joseph Taylor, Sue Kowalski, Steve Getty, Chris Wilson, and Janet Carlson


2010 AERA Annual Meeting
30 April - 4 May 2010
Denver, Colorado

Friday, 30 April
Instructional Materials, Equity, and Science Achievement
Click here to download the Instructional Materials, Equity, and Science Achievement paper
Presenters: BSCS Science Educator Susan M. Kowalski and BSCS Research Associate Molly Stuhlsatz

Sunday, 2 May
The Impact of Commonplace and Inquiry-Based Science Instruction on the Nature of Student Reasoning
Presenters: BSCS Science Educators Susan M. Kowalski and Christopher Wilson

A Process for Analyzing Coherence in Science Instructional Materials
Presenter: BSCS Science Educator April Gardner

Monday, 3 May
The Role of Transformative Professional Development Based on Educative Materials in Affecting Teacher PCK, Classroom Practice, and Student Achievement
Presenters: BSCS Science Educators April Gardner and Christopher Wilson, and BSCS Research Associate Molly Stuhlsatz


2009 AERA Annual Meeting
13-17 April 2009
San Diego, CA

Monday, 13 April
Identifying Effective Reform-Based Strategies for Improving Student Performance: An Experimental Study of Inquiry-Based and "Commonplace" Science Teaching
Presenters: BSCS Associate Director Joe Taylor, and BSCS Science Educators Susan Kowalski and Chris Wilson