AMNH RGGS MAT Faculty Research and Dissemination

AMNH RGGS MAT faculty and staff engage in multiple areas of research on and related to the program. Areas of research on teacher education, teaching and learning, and science education include studying teaching practices, developing programmatic tools, mentoring, designing teaching and learning experiences along the teaching continuum aligned with NGSS, culturally responsive and sustaining education, place-based teaching, and learning in museums and informal science settings. Areas of scientific research includes studies on trilobite segmentation and growth, visualizing a billion stars for science and education,  low temperature crystallization of granites, and dwarf galaxies.

MAT Faculty Education Publications

MAT Faculty Scientific Publications

MAT Faculty Education Conference Presentations

MAT Faculty Science Conference Presentations

 

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MAT Faculty Dissemination in Journals and Conferences 

2013-2020 

(*denotes MAT Graduates) 

MAT Faculty Education Publications

2020 

Hammerness, K., McDonald, S., Matsko, K. & Stroupe, D. (2020). How do teachers learn to teach science in ambitious and equitable ways? In Stroupe, D., Hammerness, K. & McDonald, S. (Eds.) Preparing Science teachers through practice based teacher education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education press. 

Hammerness, K., Klette, K., Jenset, I. & Canrinus, E. (In press). Opportunities to study and practice teaching in coursework: Successes and challenges in linking to practice in five countries. To appear in Teachers College Record

Howes, E.V. & Wallace, J. (In preparation, 2020). Exploring a Core Science Teaching Practice in a High-Needs Urban Classrooms: Eliciting, Assessing, and Using Student Thinking and Engaging Students in Constructing Explanations. 

The International Advisory Committee on Teacher Education. (April, 2020). Transforming Norwegian Teacher Education: The Final Report of the International Advisory Panel on Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education. Oslo, Norway: NOKUT. [Authored by Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Chair, with committee members Mickael Alexandersson, Lexie Grudnoff, Viv Ellis, Karen Hammerness, Alis Oancea, Auli Toom and NOKUT colleagues.] 

MacPherson, A., Howes, E., Abowd, N., Gupta, P., Hammerness, K., & Kinzler, R. (2020). Preparing teachers to teach science in a non-university setting. In Stroupe, D., Hammerness, K. & McDonald, S. (Eds). Preparing Science teachers through practice based teacher education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education press. 

Stroupe, D., Hammerness, K. & McDonald, S. (2020). Preparing Science teachers through practice based teacher education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education press. 

Wallace, J., Trowbridge, C.A., Howes, E.V., Doykos, B., & Fallona, C. (In preparation, 2020). Out of the Museum into the Classroom & Back Again. 

2019 

Macdonald, M., Altman, R., and Holmes, J. (2019). Learning to teach newcomer students using dioramas of North America. To appear in A. Scheersoi & S.D. Tunnicliffe (Eds.) Natural history dioramas – Traditional exhibits for current educational themes. Vol. II: Socio-cultural aspects. Dordrecht: Springer. 

MacPherson, A., Hammerness, K. & Gupta, P. (2019). Developing a set of guidelines for rigorous evaluation at a natural history museum. Journal of Museum Education 44(3). Published online at:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10598650.2019.1585172?journalCode=rjme20#.XTrzrsFEJ8c.twitter 

Matsko, K.K., Hammerness, K. & Lee, R. (under review). Developing a survey instrument to capture context-specific urban teacher preparation. 

Trowbridge, C.A. (2019). Dioramas and teachers: Looking, thinking, drawing, and talking. To appear in A. Scheersoi & S.D. Tunnicliffe (Eds.) Natural history dioramas – Traditional exhibits for current educational themes. Vol. I: Science educational aspects. Dordrecht: Springer. 

Trowbridge, C.A. (2019). Mining science capital: Collaboration with a scientist enhances out-of-school education for new teachers and their students. Connected Science Learning 10. Published online at:
http://csl.nsta.org/2019/04/mining-science-capital/ [BROKEN LINK]

2018 

Hammerness, K. & Kennedy, W. (2018). Teaching practices grounded in foundational knowledge, visions and contexts. The New Educator, published online first available at:
https://doi.org/10.1080/1547688X.2018.1506070 

Jenset, I., Klette, K. & Hammerness, K. (2018). Grounding teacher education in practice around the world: An examination of teacher education coursework in Norway, Finland and the United States. Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 69(2), 184-197. 

Macdonald, M., Silvernail, D., Cooke-Nieves, N., Locke, S., *Fabris, A., *Biene, N.V., Passow, M.J. (2018). How museums, teacher educators, and schools innovate and collaborate to learn and teach geosciences to everyone. Terrae Didatica 14(3), 271-276. 

2017 

Darling-Hammond, L., Burns, D., Campbell, C., Goodwin, L., Hammerness, K., Low, E.L., McIntyre, A., Rothman, R., Sato, M., & Zeichner, K. (2017). Empowered educators: How high performing systems shape teaching quality around the world. Jossey-Bass/Wiley. 

Hammerness, K., Ahtiainen, R., & Sahlberg, P. (2017). Empowered educators in Finland: How leading nations design systems for teaching quality. Jossey-Bass/Wiley. 

Hammerness, K. & Kennedy, W. (in press). Building high leverage teaching practices from theoretical and contextual knowledge: Findings from two urban-focused foundations courses. To appear in Feiman-Nemser, S. & Ben-Peretz, M. (Eds.) Alternatives in teacher education: Adapting teacher education programs to changing needs of educational systems. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Hammerness, K., Macpherson, A., Roditi, H., Macdonald, M. & Curtis-Bey, L. (2017). What does it take to sustain a productive partnership in education? Phi Delta Kappan 99(1), 15-20. Available online at:
http://www.kappanonline.org/sustain-productive-partnership-education/ 

Trowbridge, C.A. (2017). Drawing attention. In Weaving complementary knowledge systems and mindfulness to educate a literate citizenry for sustainable and healthy lives (pp. 171-183). Powietrzynska, M. & Tobin, K (Eds.) Rotterdam: SensePublishers. 

2016 

Ellerbrock, C. R., Cruz, B. C., Vásquez, A., & Howes, E. V. (2016). Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers: Effective Practices in Teacher Education. Action in Teacher Education 38(3), 226-239. 

Gupta, P., Trowbridge, C., and Macdonald, M. (2016). Breaking dichotomies, learning to be a teacher of science in formal and informal settings. In Intersections of Formal and Informal Science (pp. 178-188). Routledge. 

Hammerness, K., Gupta, P. & Macpherson, A. (2016). Developing a research agenda aimed at understanding the teaching and learning of science at a natural history museum. Curator: The Museum Journal, Volume 59(4), 353-367. 

2015 

Gupta, P. and Adams, J. (2015). Informal science institutions and learning to teach: An examination of identity, agency, and affordances. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 

Zirakparvar, N. (2015). A balancing act in third space: Graduate-level earth science in an urban teacher-residency program. Journal of Geoscience Education, 63, 2015

2014 

Cruz, B. C., Ellerbrock, C. R., Vasquez, A., & Howes, E. V. (Eds.). (2014). Talking diversity with teachers and teacher educators: Exercises and critical conversations across the curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press. 

Kinzler, R. & Macdonald, M. (2014). Preparing new science teachers for high-need schools. Dimensions Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014. 

Short, J. (2014). How can museums help teachers with the NGSS? Dimensions, a publication of the Association of Science–Technology Centers, Nov/Dec 2014. 

Zirakparvar, N. (2014). A story of changing instructional practice by a research scientist learning to turn future earth science teachers into masters of content in a clinical preparation pilot program. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62, 2014. 

MAT Faculty Scientific Publications

2020 

Buczek, A.J., Hendy, A.J.W., Hopkins, M.J., Sessa, JA. (In press). On the reconciliation of biostratigraphy and strontium isotope stratigraphy of three southern Californian Plio-Pleistocene formations. GSA Bulletin

Hopkins, M.J. (2020). A simple generative model of trilobite segmentation and growth. PaleoXiv v. 3, peer-reviewed by PCI Paleo, 27 January. DOI: 10.31233/osf.io/zt642

Witts, J., Landman, N., Hopkins, M.J., Myers, C. (In press). Evolutionary stasis, ecophenotypy, and environmental controls on ammonite morphology in the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Western Interior Seaway, USA. Palaeontology

2019 

Bicknell, R.D.C., Paterson J.R., Hopkins, M.J. (2019). A trilobite cluster from the Silurian Rochester Shale of New York, predations patterns and possible defensive behavior. American Museum Novitates, no. 3937, p. 1-16. 

2018 

Ackerson, M.R., Mysen, B.O., Tailby, N.D., & Watson, E.B. (2018). Low temperature crystallization of granites and the implications for crustal magmatism. Nature 559: 94-97. 

Bochanski, J.J., Faherty, J.K., Gagne, J., *Nelson, O., *Coker, K., *Smithka, I., *Desir, D., *Vasquez, C. (2018). Fundamental properties of co-moving stars observed by Gaia. The Astronomical Journal 155:149. 

Faherty, J.K., Bochanski, J.J., Gagne, J., *Nelson, O., *Coker, K. *Smithka, I., *Desir, D., *Vasquez, C. (2018). New and known moving groups and clusters identified in a Gaia comoving catalog. The Astrophysical Journal 863: 91. 

Hopkins, M.J. & St John, K. (in press). A new dissimilarity metric for discrete character matrices that include inapplicable characters and its importance for disparity studies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (accepted 31 Oct 2018) 

Thurman, C.L., Hopkins, M.J., Brase, A.L., Shih, H-T. (2018). The unusual case of the widely distributed fiddler crab Minuca rapax (Smith, 1870) from the western Atlantic: an exemplary polytypic species. Invertebrate Systematics. 

Hopkins, M.J., Bapst, D.W., Simpson, C., & Warnock, R.C.M. (2018). The inseparability of sampling and time and its influence on attempts to unify the molecular and fossil records. Paleobiology.
DOI:10.1017/pab.2018.27 [WHAT IS THE LINK FOR THIS]

Tailby, N.D., Cherniak, D.J. & Watson, E.B. (2018). A diffusion in quartz. American Mineralogist 103: 839-847. 

2017 

Trail, D., Tailby, N.D., Wang, Y., Harrison, T.M. and Boehnke, P. (2017). Aluminium in zircon as evidence for peraluminous and metaluminous melts from the Hadean to present. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 18, 1580-1593. 

2016 

Grcevich, J., Berger, S., Putman, M. E., Peek, J. E. G. (2016). Compact neutral hydrogen clouds: Searching for undiscovered dwarf galaxies and gas associated with an algol-type variable star. American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 227, 436.08. 

Janssen, A.W., Sessa, J.A., and Thomas, E. (2016). Pteropoda (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Thecosomata) from the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum of the United States Atlantic coastal plain. Palaeontologia Electronica. 

Knoll, K., Landman, N. H., Cochran, J. K., MacLeod, K. G., and Sessa, J. A. (2016). Microstructural preservation and the effects of diagenesis on the carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of Late Cretaceous mollusks from the Gulf Coastal Plain and the Western Interior Seaway. American Journal of Science, 316: 591-613. 

Paynter, A.N., Metzger, M.J., Sessa, J.A., and Siddall, M.E. (Accepted 2016). Evidence of cross-species transmissibility of the cancer-inducing Steamer retrotransposon among ecological cohort bivalve species. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 

2015 

DiFrancesco, N.J., Nekvasil, H., Lindsley, D., Ustunisik, G. (2015). Low pressure crystallization of a volatile-rich lunar basalt: A means for producing local anorthosites. American Mineralogist, V.100, 983-990. 

Donovan Meyer, J., Peek, J. E. G., Putman, M., & Grcevich, J. (2015). Finding gas-rich dwarf galaxies betrayed by their ultraviolet emission. Astrophysical Journal, 808, 136. 

Sessa, J.A., Larina, E., Knoll, K., Garb, M. Cochran, J.K., Huber, B.T., MacLeod, K.G., Landman, N.H. (2015). Ammonite habitat revealed via isotopic composition and comparisons with co-occurring benthic and planktonic organisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112:15562-15567. [IS THIS A LINK]

Tollerud, E. J., Geha, M.C., Grcevich, J., Putman, M.E., & Stern, D. (2015). Two local volume dwarf galaxies discovered in 21 cm emission: Pisces A and B. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 798, L21. 

Ustunisik, G., Loewen, M., Nielsen, R., and Tepley III, F. J. (In Review for G-cubed, July 2015) Magma chamber dynamics as documented in a single eruptive unit from Mt. Jefferson, Central Oregon Cascades. 

Ustunisik, G., Nekvasil, H., Lindsley, D., McCubbin, F.M. (2015). Degassing pathways of Cl-, F-, H2O-, and S- bearing magmas near the lunar surface: Implications for the composition and Cl isotopic signatures of lunar apatite. In Press, American Mineralogist, The Lunar Highlands Revisited: New Results and Proceedings of the Second Conference on the Lunar Highlands Crust. 

MAT Faculty Education Conference Presentations 

2020 

Contino, J., Howes, E.V., & Cooke-Nieves, N. (2020, January). Evaluating preservice science teachers using a faculty-developed observation rubric. Exploratory Session at the 2020 Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Meeting, San Antonio, TX. 

Davies, R., *Yuan, V., *Wolk-Stanley, J., & Contino, J. (July 2020). Earth science place based education at the American Museum of Natural History. Poster at the Earth Educators’ Rendezvous 2020, Online. 

Matsko, K., Hammerness, K., Wallace, J., Feiman-Nemser, S., Kavanagh, S. (2020, February). Beating the odds: Disrupting inequities in mentoring practice. Presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA. 

Hammerness, K., Chavez-Reilly, M., MacPherson, A., & Ready, D. (2020, April). Using data to explore outcomes and advance equitable practices in a museum. In K. Hammerness (Chair), Informal science institutions and equity: Future-oriented historiography of research and practice [Structured Poster Session]. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. (Conference Canceled) 

Howes, E., Wallace, J., *Funk, A., *Krepski, S., *Pincus, M., *Sharif, R., *Sylvester, S., *Tsoi, K., *Tully, C. (2020, February). Exploring teaching inquiry into culturally responsive science teaching. Presentation at the Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA. 

*Pincus, M., Khiyaev, O., Kinzler, R., Cooke-Nieves, N., Trowbridge, C., Wallace, J., Wolff, D. (2020, February). Disrupting inequities through culturally responsive science teaching: From preservice to inservice. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA. 

Wallace, J. & Howes, E. (2020, March). Stories from the field: Exploring culturally responsive science teaching in a pilot study. Paper presentation at the Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Portland, OR.
https://narst.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/NARST%202020%20Conference%20Abstract%20Book%20-%20updated.pdf (Conference canceled) 

Wallace, J., Hammerness, K., Doykos, B., Fallona, C., Howes, E., Kinzler, R., Trowbridge, C., & Weinstein, M. (2020, April). Exploring outcomes of a Museum-based teacher residency program through an equity in science education lens. In K. Hammerness (Chair), Informal science institutions and equity: Future-oriented historiography of research and practice [Structured Poster Session]. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
http://tinyurl.com/y3u6krvw (Conference Canceled). 

2019 

Canrinus, E., Hammerness, K., & Klette, K. (2019, April). Perceptions of coherence: The research-practice gap? Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada. 

Contino, J., Cooke-Nieves, N., Hammerness, K., Howes, E., Kinzler, R., Trowbridge, C., Wallace, J., Wolff, D., *Fichman, M., Kornaker, J., Goodman, S., Rivera, Y. (2019, February). Nurturing clinical partnerships and documenting ongoing collaboration (CAEP Standard 2). Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. 

Contino, J. & Randle, D. (2019, January). Supporting preservice teachers in designing NGSS-aligned unit plans using the five tools and processes. Exploratory session at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Savannah, GA. 

*Funk, A., *Krepski, S., *Pincus, M., *Sylvester, S., *Tsoi, K., & *Tully, C. (2019, July). Culturally responsive education in New York City: Collaboration of a community of teachers. Workshop presented at the 2019 Noyce Summit, Washington, D.C. 

*Funk, A., *Krepski, S., *Pincus, M., *Sylvester, S., *Tsoi, K., & *Tully, C. (2019, November). Teaching science through a culturally responsive lens: A collaboration of a community of teachers. Workshop presented at the 2019 American Museum of Natural History Election Day Professional Development, New York. 

Gupta, P., Hammerness, K., MacPherson, A., Chavez-Reilly, M., Chaffee, R., Cooke-Nieves, N., Contino, J., Howes, E., Ingber, J., Horgan, J., & Vasudevan V. (2019, July). Research at the American Museum of Natural History: Partnering across multiple institutions for equitable science teaching and learning. Presented at the NYCDOE Forum on Connecting Research, Policy & Practice, New York, NY. 

Hammerness, K. (2019, April). Museums and teacher professional development: illuminating the “invisible infrastructure” of science institutions in teacher learning. Session Chair. Annual meeting of the American of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada. 

Howes, E.V. & Wallace, J. (2019, July). Culturally responsive science teaching: Stories from the field. Poster presented at the Noyce Summit, Washington, D.C. 

Klette, K., Hammerness, K., Jenset, I.S. (2019, April). Opportunities to enact practice in teacher education: Taking an international perspective. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada. 

Kinzler, R., Wallace, J., *Englert, H., & Belenki, T. (2019, August). Strategies for strengthening mentor-resident conversations. Presentation at the Annual Effective Educator Development (EED) Summit. Crystal City, VA. 

MacDonald, M., Cooke-Nieves, C., Wallace, J., & Trowbridge, C. (2019, September). Pedagogical use and interpretation of cultural artifacts in science teaching and learning: connecting cultural identities across space and time. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Council on Museum Anthropology (CMA), Santa Fe, NM. 

MacPherson, A., Chavez-Reilly, M. & Hammerness, K. (2019, April). Professional development in science rich cultural institutions and the connection to teaching practice. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada. 

*Sylvester, S., *Acevedo, D., *Bozovic, D., *Funk, A., *Krepski, S., *Pincus, M., *Sharif, R., *Tsoi, K., *Tully, C. (2019, July). Creating and maintaining a student-centred and culturally responsive Earth science learning community. Poster presented at the Noyce Summit, Washington, D.C. 

Trowbridge, C.A., Wallace, J., Howes, E., Doykos, B., & Fallona, C. (2019, April). Out of the museum into the classroom and back again. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada. 

Wallace, J. & Hammerness, K. (2019, March). Exploring connections to science and engineering practices with visitors during prototyping at a natural history museum. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Baltimore, MD. 

2018 

Brown, S., Feller, T., Austin, T., Goree, D., Kinzler, R., Trowbridge, C., & Wallace, J. (2018, June). Selecting, developing, and retaining teacher leaders along the teaching continuum. Presentation at the TQP Summit, Washington, D.C. 

Contino, J., Cooke-Nieves, N., & Howes, E. (2018, January). Preparing secondary science teacher candidates for the edTPA: Supporting students in understanding and using feedback. Workshop at the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 

Fallona, C., Doykos, B., Howes, E., Trowbridge, C., & Wallace, J. (2018, March). Exploring the impact of a museum-based MAT program on program graduates’ science teaching practices and their students’ learning. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. 

Hammerness, K. & MacPherson, A. (2018, June). Exploring Ambitious Science Teaching in a museum. Invited talk for the Ambitious Science Teaching Conference, Michigan State University College of Education, East Lansing, Michigan. 

Hammerness, K. (2018, September). Policies and practices supporting teaching around the world. Keynote speaker at Icelandic Head Teachers conference, Keflavik, Iceland. 

Howes, E. V. & Wallace, J. (2018, October). Developing a cohesive teacher education program based in culturally relevant education. In J. Settlage & A. Johnston (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Science Education at the Crossroads Conference (pp. 30-31). Alta, Utah. Available online at http://sciedxroads.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Alta-2018-XRoads.pdf

Howes, E. & Wallace, J. (2018, July). Representing and supporting science teaching core practices in teacher preparation. Poster presented at the Noyce Summit, Washington, D.C. 

Howes, E. & Wallace, J. (2018, April). Implementing & investigating science teaching practices through induction. Poster presented at the Noyce Northeast Regional Conference, New York, NY. 

Howes, E. & Wallace, J. (2018, March). Exploring core science teaching practices in high-needs urban classrooms. Paper presented at annual international conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Atlanta, GA. 

Howes, E., Trowbridge, C., Wallace, J., Doykos, B., & Fallona, C. (2018, April). Out of the museum into the classroom and back again. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY. 

Kinzler, R., Wolff, D., Trowbridge, C., Shanley, D., & Michelli, N. (2018, March). Perspectives on explicitly preparing teachers for their future contexts. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. 

Macdonald, M., *Zhang, Z., *Bozovic, D., *Desir, D., *Gjelah, A., *Mindo, A., *Baez, A. (2018, April). How teachers’ personal and practical cultural knowledge is relevant in a museum program. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC), New York, NY. 

Macdonald, M., Silvernail, D., Cooke-Nieves, N., Locke, S., *Gjelaj, A., *Van Biene, N., Passow, M.J. (2018, July). How museums, teacher educators, and schools innovate and collaborate to learn and teach geosciences to everyone. Presentation at the quadrennial conference of the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO), Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Trowbridge, C. (2018, October). Re-imagining natural history dioramas to facilitate contemplation for emerging teachers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE), Amherst, MA. 

Trowbridge, C. & Wallace, J. (2018, April). Who and how: Development of teacher identity and dispositions in a museum-based teacher education program. Presentation at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY. 

2017 

Canrinus, E., Bergem, O., Klette, K., Hammerness, K., Pedroso, C. & Dosil, C. (2017, April). Opportunities to enact practice: taking a student perspective. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. 

Contino, J. (2017, June). Who are we recruiting into STEM Teaching? A discussion about undergraduates, second-career teachers, and the certification of out-of-field teachers. Panel at the Stimulating Research and Innovation for Preservice Education of STEM Teachers in High-Need Schools, Montclair State University, NJ. 

Contino, J., Howes, E., & Cooke-Nieves, N. (2017, January). Preparing secondary science teacher candidates for the edTPA: Digging deeper into assessing student learning. Workshop presented at the meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Des Moines, IA. 

Doykos, B., Fallona, C., & Wallace, J. (2017, April). Exploring the impact of a museum-based teacher preparation program on emergent science teaching practices. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Antonio, TX. 

Hammerness, K. [Chair]. (2017, April). Innovations in Methods and Approaches to Tracing Youth Pathways into STEM. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. 

Hammerness, K., Gupta, P. & Podkul, T. (2017, April). Innovations in examining pathways of youth who stay in science. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. 

Hammerness, K. (2017, March). Moving beyond generic teacher preparation: What would it take to prepare teachers for specific settings? Invited keynote for Congres Voor Lerarenopleiders, (VELON) [conference for teacher educators]. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Hammerness, K., Howes, E., Contino, J., Cooke-Nieves, N., Kinzler, R., Macdonald, M., & Trowbridge, C. (2017, April). Supporting mentor teachers in the assessment of and inquiry into high-leverage science teaching practices. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. 

Hammerness, K., Howes, E., Macdonald, M. & Kinzler, R. (2017, April). Experienced teachers and high leverage practices: Helping mentor teachers learn to support novices in the learning of high-leverage science teaching practices. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. 

Hammerness, K. [Chair] & Klette, K. (2017, April). Practice what you teach: International studies of the enactment of practice in teacher education. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. 

Howes, E., & Wallace, J. (2017, July). Investigating science teaching core practices in high-needs urban settings. Poster presented at the 2017 NOYCE Summit, Washington, DC. 

Howes, E., & Wallace, J. (2017). New science teachers learning to elicit and work with students’ ideas: Investigating a science teaching core practice in high-need urban settings. Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Des Moines, IA. 

Macdonald, M. (2017, March). Partnering with culture, communities, and cities: Alternative learning sites in teacher preparation. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Tampa, FL. 

Macdonald, M., Altman, R., Holmes, J. (2017, June). Voices of education, the arts, and geology: Collaborative research between universities and museums to democratize the education of immigrant students. Paper presented at the conference of Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA). Cartagena, Colombia. 

Macdonald, M., Rivera, I., Goodman, S., Joyner-White, G., McDonnell, M. (2017, October). How do school principals engage in the design and implementation of a science teacher residency program? Paper presented at the conference of New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYSATE-NYACTE). Putnam, New York. 

Staal Jenset, I., Klette, K. & Hammerness, K. (2017, April). Opportunities to enact practice within coursework on campus. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. 

Trowbridge, C. (2017, April). Identity at the crossroads intersections of teacher identity and contexts of teaching, learning, and living. Symposium conducted at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Antonio, TX. 

Wolff, D. & Howes, E. V. (2017, April). Exploring the implementation of high-leverage science teaching practices: Preparing teachers for high-needs settings. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. 

2016 

Contino, J., Howes, E., & Cooke-Nieves, N. (2016, January). Preparing secondary science teacher candidates for the edTPA: Providing scaffolding for the edTPA commentaries. Workshop presented at the meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Reno, NV. 

Contino, J. & Kinzler, R. (2016, April). Influence of the NGSS framework on pre-service teachers’ understanding of science and science inquiry. Presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Baltimore, MD. 

Howes, E. & Wallace, J. (2016, January). New teachers’ construction of science learning communities: Context-specific teacher preparation and induction for high-need urban schools. Paper presented at Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Reno, NE. 

Macdonald, M. (2016, July). Why and how museums and colleges benefit schools by sharing the preparation of science teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Milan, Italy. 

Macdonald, M., et al. (2016, February). Partnering with culture, communities, and cities: Alternative learning sites in teacher preparation. Presented at the meeting for the American Associate of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Las Vegas, NV. 

Trowbridge, C. & Lavender, B. (2016, February). Added spark: How museums support professional development of new science teachers. Symposium conducted at the 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction, the New Teacher Center, Bellevue, WA. 

Trowbridge, C. (2016, April). Dioramas and teachers: Looking and thinking critically. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C. 

Wolff, D. & Kinzler, R. (2016, January). Faculty views on the value and purpose of a curriculum mapping process. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Reno, NV. 

2015

Contino, J., Howes, E., & Cooke-Nieves, N. (2015, February). Mentoring the mentors: Urban science teachers in high-needs schools. Presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA. 

Contino, J., Short, J. & Howes, E. (2015, January). Preparing secondary science teacher candidates for the edTPA: Implementing parallel edTPA assignments in an existing curriculum and instruction course within a residency program. Workshop presented at the meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Portland, OR. 

Gupta, P. (2015, April). Informal science education: Pedagogy and epistemology. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Chicago, IL. 

Howes, E., Contino, J., & Cooke-Nieves, N. (2015, February). Developing supports for the secondary science edTPA in an urban teacher education residency program. Presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA. 

Howes, E., Cruz, B., Ellerbrock, C., & Vasquez, A. (2015, February). Critical conversations and exercises for talking about diversity in teacher education. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA. 

Kinzler, R., & Wolff, D. (2015, February). Strengthening the curriculum mapping experience in an urban teacher preparation program. Presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA. 

Macdonald, M., Howes, E., Rivera, Y., Lazar, M., Joyner-White, G., McDonnell, M., & Kollmar, E. (2015, May). The ecology of a residency science teacher education program: It takes a village. In Growing Evidence and Promising Practices for Educator Preparation Programs. Presented at the meeting of the New York State (NYS) Race to the Top (RTTT). 

Macdonald, M. [Presider] (2015, April). Science learning in informal contexts: Shifting paradigms in informal science institutions. Presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Chicago, IL. 

Macdonald, M. (2015, May). Why and how cultural institutions need to be included in the preparation of teachers. Presented for keynote and pre-conference workshop at the International Congress on Education for the Future: Issues and Challenges, University of Ankara, Turkey. 

Silvernail, D., Macdonald, M., Gupta, P., Trowbridge, C., Contino, J., Mac-Low, M., Cooke-Nieves, N., Kelly, A., Fayne, H., Rivera, M., Sessa, J., Howes, E., and *Shumer, M. (2015, April). When the informal becomes formal in the higher education preparation of science teachers. Presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Chicago, IL. 

2014 

Cooke-Nieves, N. & Howes, E. (2014, June). Creating, implementing, and researching supports for the secondary science edTPA: The first year. Presented at the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) Higher Education Faculty Development Project Conference on Emerging Evidence and Promising Practices, Albany, NY. 

Macdonald, M. (2014). AMNH cross-setting programs. Research & Practice Collaboratory. 

Macdonald, M., Gupta, P., Cotumaccio, A., & Wallace, J. (2014, March). Learning to teach science here, there, and everywhere, but how? Presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Pittsburgh, PA. 

Wallace, J. (2014, March). Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the American Museum of Natural History. Presented at the Noyce Northeast Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 

2013 

Contino, J. & Cooke-Nieves, N. (2013, January). The missing ingredient in science teacher preparation: The role of the senior specialist. Presented at the meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Charleston, SC. 

Gupta, P., & Wallace, J. (2013). Bridging formal/informal: Science museums as learning labs for pre-service teachers. Presented at the Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC), Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

 

MAT Faculty Science Conference Presentations

2020 

Faherty, J. (2020, January). Education at the American Museum of Natural History. From high school research to masters degrees. Poster presented at the 235th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Honolulu, Hawai’i. 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020AAS...23528202F/abstract 

Faherty, J., Abbott, B., Alsegard, A., Emmart, C., Bock, A., Axelsson, E., Ynnerman, A., Acinapura, M., OpenSpace Project. (2020, January). Visualizing a billion stars for science and education. Poster presented at the 235th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Honolulu, Hawai’i. 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020AAS...23528201F/abstract 

*Pincus, M.R., *Sylvester, S.B., *Funk, A.W., *Krepski, S., *Sharif, R.M., *Tsoi, K., *Tully, C.H., Howes, E., Wallace, J. (2020, March). Culturally responsive and sustaining K-12 education as a method to develop “scientist identity” in underrepresented youth. Poster presentation at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), The Woodlands, TX. (Conference canceled) 

2019 

Cole, S.R., Hopkins, M.J. (2019, September). Investigating covariation between morphological, ecological, and taxonomic diversity over the evolutionary history of the diplobathrid crinoids. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

Hopkins, M.J. (2019, September). New approaches to peer review in the age of online, open-access publishing. Paläontologische Gesellshaft annual meeting workshop on “Open Data and Analysis: from morphology to evolutionary patterns,” Munich, Germany.
https://peerj.com/preprints/27972/ 

Hopkins, M.J. (2019, September). Using the Paleobiology Database and MorphoBank to facilitate collaborative research and data archival. Paläontologische Gesellshaft annual meeting workshop on “Open Data and Analysis: from morphology to evolutionary patterns,” Munich, Germany.
https://peerj.com/preprints/27971/ 

Lamsdell, J.C., McCoy, V.E., Perron-Feller, O#, Hopkins, M.J. (2019, September). Interpreting eurypterid paleoecology from gill microstructure revealed through microCT scanning and trends towards terrestrialization in chelicerates. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

Landman, N.H., Cole, S.R., Wright, D.F., Hopkins, M.J. (2019, September). Phylogenetic analysis of the Scaphitidae (Ammonoidea) using parsimony and Bayesian trip-dating approaches. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

Witts, J.D., Landman, N.H., Hopkins, M.J., Myers C. (2019, September). Evolutionary stasis, ecophenotypy, and environmental controls on ammonite morphology in the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Western Interior Seaway, USA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

2018 

Bapst, D.W., Wright, D.F., Cole, S.R., Hopkins, M.J., Melchin, M., Congreve, C.R., Lamsdell, J.C., Michell, C.E., Carlson, S.J. (2018, November). On the origin of morphospecies – using Bayesian phylogenetics to quantify the mode of ancestor-descendent relationships in Paleozoic invertebrates. Presented at the annual meeting for the Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN. 

Faherty, J.K., *Desir, D., *Coker, K., *Nelson, O., *Vasquez, C., *Smithka, I. (2018, January). Visualizing Gaia data with science teachers at AMNH. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), National Harbor, MD. 

Hopkins, M.J. (2018, November). Discovering parameters that govern variation in trilobite growth and body size through modeling. Presented at the annual meeting for the Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN. 

Hopkins, M.J. & St. John, K. (2018, July). The influence of inapplicable/secondary characters on disparity studies. Presented at the 5th International Paleontological Conference (IPC), Paris, France. 

Witts, J.D., Landman, N.H., Hopkins, M.J. (2018, November). Examining evolutionary and environmental changes of ammonites in the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Western Interior Seaway, USA. Presented at the annual meeting for the Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN. 

Tailby, N.D.,Trail, D., & Watson, E.B.A. (2018, November). A new Eu valence calibration for apatite in basaltic systems: An experimental study combining XANES, Eu/Eu* and lattice strain. Presented at the annual meeting for the Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN. 

2017 

Harlow, G.E. (2017, October). Minerological Society of America Presidential Address: Earth Science Education – Challenges in Secondary Schools. Abstracts with Programs, Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America 49, No. 7; Seattle, WA. 

2016 

Kinzler, R. & Contino, J. (2016, September). Looking ahead to NGSS: Preparing Earth science teachers for urban schools using the Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012). Presented at the meeting for the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. 

Wolff, D., Beck, R., Contino, J., Hinton, R., Howes, E., Kinzler, R., Morgan, M., Rasmussen, J. K., & Steiner, R. (2016, September). Preparing pre-service teachers to use technology to effectively teach Earth science: A program perspective. Presented at the meeting for the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. 

2015 

Ebel, D., Kinzler, R., Harlow, G., Webster, J., Sessa, J., Nadeau, P., & Ustunisik, G. (2015, November). Field and lab practicum provides tools to inspire geoscience classroom learning. Paper presented at meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Baltimore, MD. 

Grcevich, J., Pagnotta, A., Mac Low, M., Shara, M., Flores, K., Nadeau, P., Sessa, J., Ustunisik, G., Zirakparvar, N., Ebel, D., Harlow, G., Webster, J., Kinzler, R., MacDonald, M., Contino, J., Cooke-Nieves, N., Howes, E., & Zachowski, M. (2015, January). Preparing new earth science teachers via a collaborative program between research scientists and educators. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Seattle, WA. 

Kinzler, R. & Contino, J. (2015, November). Developing pre-service teachers’ understanding of science and science inquiry with the NGSS framework. Presented at the meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Baltimore, MD. 

Ustunisik, G. & Zirakparvar, N. (2015, December). A museum-based urban teacher residency program’s approach to strengthening the STEM pipeline: Channeling highly qualified earth science teachers into high needs schools. Presented at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA. 

Ustunisik, G. (2015, November). Field and lab practicum tools to inspire geoscience classroom learning. Presented at the meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Baltimore, MD. 

2013 

Kinzler, R., & Contino, J. (2013, October). Preparing new earth science teachers in the American Museum of Natural History’s MAT pilot program using the framework for the Next Generation Science Standards. Presented at the meeting for the Geological Society of America (GSA), Denver, CO. 

Nadeau, P., Ebel, D., Harlow, G., Landman, N., Pagnotta, A., Sessa, J., Shara, M., Ustunisik, G., Webster, J., Blair, D. & Shumer, M. (2013, December). Putting teachers-to-be in the field and the lab: Hands-on research at the American Museum of Natural History, Presented at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA. 

Pagnotta, A., Grcevich, J., Shara, M., Mac Low, M., Flores, K., Nadeau, P., Sessa, J., Ustunisik, G., Zirakparvar, N., Ebel, D., Harlow, G., Webster, J., Kinzler, R., Macdonald, M., Contino, J., Cooke-Nieves, N., & Zachowski, M. (2013, January). Collaboration between research scientists and educators to prepare new earth science teachers. Presented at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Washington, DC. 

Zirakparvar, N., Sessa, J., Ustunisik, G., Nadeau, P., Flores, K., & Ebel, D. (2013, December). An alternative path to improving university earth science teaching and developing the geoscience workforce: Postdoctoral research faculty involvement in clinical teacher preparation. Presented at the meeting for the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA.