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DeltaTick in Science Education

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Wagh, A. & Wilensky, U. (2015). Balancing curricular and pedagogical needs in computational construction kits: Lessons from the DeltaTick project. Science Education, 99(3), 465-499. [Link to Publisher] Abstract: To successfully integrate simulation and computational methods into K–12 STEM education, learning environments should be designed to help educators maintain balance between (a) addressing […]

SiMSAM & DataViz at AERA 2015

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Gravel, B. E., Andrews, C., & Shaban, Y. (Accepted). Teacher attention and pedagogical goals in a computational modeling-focused professional development workshop. To be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL, April 16-20. Abstract. Science education is often criticized for avoiding the ‘messy’ nature of modeling […]

Quantitative Reasoning about Complex Systems, Jnl Learn Sci

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H. & Wilensky, U. (In Press). Patterns, probabilities, and people: Making sense of quantitative change in complex systems. Online First in Journal of the Learning Sciences. doi:10.1080/10508406.2014.976647 [Link to Publisher][Accepted manuscript PDF] Abstract: The learning sciences community has made significant progress in understanding how people think and learn about complex systems. But, less […]

New SiMSAM Paper, J Sci Ed & Tech

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Gravel, B. E., & Macrander, C. A. (2014). Exploring shifts in middle school learners’ modeling activity while generating drawings, animations, and simulations of molecular diffusion. Online First in Journal of Science Education and Technology. doi: 10.1007/s10956-014-9497-5 [Pre-Print Manuscript][SpringerLink] Abstract. Modeling and using technology are two practices of particular interest to K-12 science […]

2014 CAREER Award

The DataSketch project, a new project that will investigate young people’s data visualization competencies, has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant. Here is more information.

New Categorizer Article, ETR&D

A new article based on a study of The Categorizer will appear in Educational Technology Research & Development: Wilkerson-Jerde, M. (2013/2014). Construction, Categorization, and Consensus: Student Generated Computational Artifacts as a Context for Disciplinary Reflection. Online First in Educational Technology Research & Development. doi: 10.1007/s11423-013-9327-0. The article reports on a formative study of the first version […]

SiMSAM at AERA 2014

The SiMSAM team will be presenting results from our first pilot studies conducted as part of the project at AERA 2014! We are looking forward to sharing our progress with the community and getting feedback. We will be in the Division C – Learning and Instruction / Section 1d: Science session Modeling for Understanding and […]

SiMSAM at CSCL 2013

The SiMSAM team will be presenting a poster on our ongoing work at CSCL 2013: Wilkerson-Jerde, M., Gravel, B. & Macrander, C. (2013). SiMSAM: An Integrated Toolkit to Bridge Student, Scientific, and Mathematical Ideas Using Computational Media.

Jean Piaget Society 2013

Christopher Macrander will be presenting a paper based on data from the SiMSAM project at the Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society in Chicago, IL this June: Macrander, C., Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Gravel, B. (2013). Nested Framings and the Pursuit of Scientific Inquiry. To be Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget […]

Tufts Teaching with Tech Symp 2013

I spoke a bit about some of the ways I design course activities that engage students as researchers and practitioners at this year’s Teaching with Technology Symposium: Workshop 1B: Sustaining Innovative Course Design – Panel Discussion Addy Alt-Holland, Assistant Professor, Research Administration, School of Dental Medicine Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde, Assistant Professor, Education, School of Arts and […]