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Interactive STEM produces and participates in a range of events and webinars to support research and practice cultural exchange among educational leaders, teachers, educational specialists, administrators, higher education faculty, and researchers.

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November 2017

Conference
Leveraging Learning 2017

November 1

Interactive STEM team members presented at the 2017 Leveraging Learning conference in Auburn, Maine. Through the Leveraging Learning conferences, the Auburn School Department helps participants learn how to design and implement an iPad initiative to customize student learning. This theme of this year’s conference, held Nov. 1 and 2, was “Beyond the Apps” – Effective models of iPad use in the classroom.

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April 2017

Conference
Roundtable Presentation: A collaborative approach to strengthening K-2 mathematical practices with technology

April 6 @ 12:00 am

Drs. Pam Buffington, Shannon Larson, and Kelly McCormick will host a roundtable paper presentation at the NCTM Research Conference.

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Conference
Using One-to-One (1-1) Mobile Technology to Promote Mathematical Discourse, Reasoning, and Engagement in K-2 Classrooms

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Pam Buffington will lead this presentation on using 1-1 mobile technology in early elementary classrooms, at the 2017 NCSM Annual Conference.

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March 2017

Conference
Use iPad Apps to Engage K-5 Students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice

March 10

Learn how to use specific iPad apps and associated strategies that support students making and using visual models for open, rich tasks, and which can be used with recording apps to foster mathematical communication. Use the apps during the session to solve specific example K–5 tasks. Learn how students can use sentence starters and the Explain Everything app to present their thinking with models and practice mathematical communication.

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Using Technology to Support Rich and Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

March 4

Learn how technology, including specific iPad apps, can be used to support rich and meaningful mathematical discourse. This will include strategies that support students making and using visual models for open, rich tasks to foster mathematical communication. The session also includes examples of screencasts created by early elementary students with recording apps.

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November 2016

Conference
Leveraging Learning 2016

November 9, 2016

Through the Leveraging Learning conferences, the Auburn School Department helps participants learn how to design and implement an iPad initiative to customize student learning. This theme of this year’s institute, held Nov. 9 and 10, was “Making it Real”— iPads in the Classroom.

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April 2016

Conference
Panel: Using Mobile Technology to Promote Mathematical Reasoning and Discourse in Grades K–2

April 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

2016 NCTM Research Conference, San Francisco, CA

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Poster Session: Strategies for Promoting and Studying Equity in Design-Oriented Research-Practice Partnerships

April 9, 2016 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

AERA 2016 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

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Panel: Reconceptualizing How We Study and Support Research Use

April 8, 2016 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

AERA 2016 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

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March 2016

Conference
Workshop: 4th Annual Moosehead Region Technology Conference

March 11, 2016

Interactive STEM at EDC and an Auburn, Maine, teacher led a workshop on the “Use of iPad Apps to Engage K–5 Students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.”

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Panel: Education Innovation Summit Sponsored by Rural Schools Association of New York State

March 5, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This event was held at the Albany Hilton, Albany, New York.

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January 2016

Conference
Technology Tools That Support Mathematical Discourse in K­–2 Classrooms

January 30, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

After two years of classroom-based research, we found that audio-video tools effectively engage students in problem solving and communication while supporting teachers in conducting purposeful sharing of strategies. Attend our panel at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference in Irvine, CA, on January 30, 2016.

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October 2015

Conference
Improving Early Mathematics Learning and Teaching in iPad-Infused Classrooms

October 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will explore a model for improvement in which mathematics education faculty, researchers, and practitioners collaborate to identify and address persistent challenges related to early mathematics learning and teaching in iPad-infused, K–2 classrooms. Research + Practice Collaboratory project partners are actively investigating how to effectively leverage these technologies to enhance early math learning and teaching. During the session, we will engage in hands-on activities to illustrate some key strategies and tools employed in our work together

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Webinar
Improving Early Mathematics Learning and Teaching in iPad-infused Classrooms

October 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

How can teachers strategically use technology-based tools to build students’ ability to construct viable arguments about their thinking when solving mathematics problems, as well as the reasoning of their classmates? In this webinar, Interactive STEM’s Pam Buffington and Jo Louie describe what they are learning through a research and practice collaboration to improve early mathematics learning and teaching in iPad-infused, K–2 classrooms in Auburn, Maine. Key strategies, learning, benefits, and challenges are shared.

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April 2015

Conference
Improving Early Mathematics Learning and Teaching in iPad-Infused Classrooms: A Research and Practice Collaboration

April 14, 2015 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This session will explore a model for improvement in which researchers and practitioners collaborate to identify and address persistent challenges related to early mathematics learning and teaching in iPad-infused, K–2 classrooms. Key strategies, learning, benefits, and challenges will be shared.

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Early Mathematics with Mobile Technology: A Research-Practice Collaboration

April 14, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Learn about an effort to build a collaboration among mathematics education researchers and K–2 educators to bring more research into the classroom and to improve research relevance for practitioners. Efforts to understand how iPads can be harnessed to spur improved mathematics learning and teaching in early grades will also be discussed.

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March 2015

Webinar
Webinar on Mobile Technology, Early Math Learning and a Design-Based Implementation Research Approach

March 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Collaboratory co–Principal Investigators Pam Buffington at EDC and William Penuel at the University of Colorado Boulder presented on a research approach among practitioners and researchers in which the (1) work is organized to address problems of practice from multiple stakeholders’ perspectives, and (2) teams commit to collaborative design to investigate and solve those problems of practice.

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Webinar
R+P Collaboratory Webinar on Mobile Technology, Early Math Learning and Design-Based Implementation

March 12, 2015

At this March 2015 webinar, Research + Practice Collaboratory co–Principal Investigators Bill Penuel at the University of Colorado and Pam Buffington at EDC presented on the Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) approach, drawing specifically on an improvement effort in Auburn, Maine, in which all K–3 teachers and students are provided iPads to support teaching and learning.

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Webinar
Exploring Collaborative Research Partnerships with Sites in the Northeast

March 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Collaborative Research

Join us for short presentations on researcher–practitioner collaborations and for a discussion on creating mutualism and intentional strategies to strengthen researcher–practitioner partnerships.

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