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Publications and Talks

Publications

1. “Toward equity through participations in modeling instruction in introductory university physics,” Eric Brewe, Vashti Sawtelle, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien, Idaykis Rodriguez, and Priscila Pamela, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research 6, 010106 (2010).

2. “Validation study of the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey at a Hispanic serving institution,” Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research 5, 023101 (2009).

3. “Integrating science students into learning communities through Modeling Instruction”, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien, and Eric Brewe, NEA Higher Education Advocate (in press) June 2010.

4. “Modeling Instruction: Positive attitudinal shifts in introductory physics measured with CLASS,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, and George O’Brien, Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research.5, 013102 (2009).

5. “Improving Physics Education Through a Diverse Research and learning Community at Florida International University,” Laird Kramer, Eric Brewe, and George O'Brien, invited article in APS Forum on Education, Summer 2008 Newsletter (2008).

Conference Proceedings:

1. “Investigating Student Communities with Network Analysis of Interactions in a Physics Learning”, Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, and George O’Brien, AIP Conference Proceedings CP1179:105 (2009).

2. “An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students,” Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer, AIP Conference Proceedings CP1179:261, (2009).

3. “A longitudinal study of the role of Modeling Instruction in establishing supportive environments for conceptual learning of underrepresented students,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien, Idaykis Rodriguez, Priscilla Pamela, Vashti Sawtelle, Proceedings of the 2009 NARST Annual International Conference, (2010).

4. “Exploring the Relationship Between Self-efficacy and Retention of Students, both Men and Women, in Introductory Physics,” Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer, Proceeding of NARST 2010 National Conference (Stand-Alone Paper) 2010

5. “CLASS Shifts in Modeling Instruction,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, and George O'Brien, AIP Conf. Proc. 1064, 79 (2008), DOI:10.1063/1.3021278

6. “Impact of the FIU PhysTEC Reform of Introductory Physics Labs,” Leanne Wells, Ramona Valenzuela, Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O'Brien, and Edgardo Zamalloa, AIP Conf. Proc. 1064, 227 (2008), DOI:10.1063/1.3021261

Talks & Presentations

Invited Presentations:

1. “Establishing educational ecosystems: evidence from physics education research,” Eric Brewe, University of Maine Science & Math Education Center Colloquium, February 1, 2010.

2. “Threading energy through the introductory physics curriculum,” Eric Brewe, University of Maine Physics Colloquium, January 29, 2010.

3. “Improving Physics Education through a Diverse Research and Learning Community,” Laird Kramer, FAMU Physics Colloquium, March 4, 2010

4. “STEM Teacher Preparation Within a Sustainable Science Educational System,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien, SMTI Pre conference Workshop, The Leadership Collaborative Retreat, Jan 2010

5. “Moving beyond the classroom: Socio-cultural motivation for expanding the unit of analysis,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer Invited Poster Session at Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), Ann Arbor, July 2009.

6. “Educating Physics Teachers at Urban-Serving Institutions, Invited Panel”, Laird Kramer Invited Panel at PTEC (Physics Teachers Education Coalition) National Meeting, Washington DC, February 2010.

7. “Preparing Teachers to Develop a Successful Physics Program in an Urban Classroom,” Diane Crenshaw, Invited Panel at PTEC (Physics Teachers Education Coalition) National Meeting, Washington DC, February 2010.

8. “Use of Network Analysis to identify patterns of interaction among members of physics learning community”, Laird Kramer, Eric Brewe, Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research Conference, Bar Harbor, June 2009.

9. “Building a Sustainable Learning Community in Physics,” Laird Kramer, FIU Board of Trustees Meeting, Nov 20, 2009

10. “Building a Sustainable Learning Community in Physics,” Laird Kramer, FIU Board of Trustees Academic Policy & Student Affairs Committee Meeting, Nov 19, 2009

11. “Status of Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs”, Laird Kramer College of Arts & Sciences Council of Chairs, Dec. 4, 2009

12. “What’s Our Goal? Perspectives on a Scientific Learning Community”, Laird Kramer Dept of Physics Colloquium, Sept 25, 2009

13. “Moving Beyond the Classroom: Socio-cultural Motivation for Expanding the Unit of Analysis”,Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, Vashti Sawtelle, Idaykis Rodriguez, George O’Brien, Targeted (Invited) Poster, PERC Michigan, 2009

14. “Threading Energy throughout the introductory physics curriculum,” Eric Brewe, Colloquium presented at University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group, April 2, 2009.

15. “Model Building and Use in Introductory Physics,” Eric Brewe, Colloquium presented at FIU Physics Department, September 19, 2009.

16. “Using Educational Reform as a Kernel for Growing Community at a Hispanic Serving Institution” Eric Brewe and Laird Kramer, Invited Poster session at Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), July 2008.

17. “Transforming an Introductory Class with Modeling Discourse Management,” Laird Kramer, Invited Workshop at PTEC National Meeting, February 2009.

18. “Questions and methods: toward the frontiers in PER,” Eric Brewe Organized Session at Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research, to be presented June 2009.

19. “Use of Network Analysis to identify patterns of interaction among members of physics learning community,” Laird Kramer, Invited presentation at FFPER Meeting, to be presented June 2009.

Contributed Presentations:

1. “Establishing educational ecosystems: Evidence from physics education reform,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien, Contributed Talk, AERA Denver, 2010.

2. “Modeling Instruction: Creating Supportive Learning Environment at a HSI,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien, Contributed Talk, AAPT Michigan, 2009

3. “Impact of PhysTEC-supported Introductory Physics Lab Reform,” Laird Kramer, Eric Brewe, David Jones, Leanne Wells, Contributed Poster, AAPT Michigan 2009

4. “Evaluating Gender Differences in the Sources of Self-Efficacy,” Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, Contributed Talk, AAPT Michigan 2009

5. “Investigating Student Communities with Network Analysis of Interactions in a Physics Learning Center,” Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien Contributed Poster, PERC Michigan, 2009

6. “Impact of the FIU PhysTEC Reform of Introductory Physics Labs,” Idaykis Rodriguez, Jethsibeth Palencia, Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O'Brien, Leanne Wells, Contributed Poster, PERC Michigan, 2009

7. “Take My Survey, Please!: Comparison of Survey Response Rates Across Four Administration Factors,” Natan Samuels, Laura Rodriguez, Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, Contributed Poster, PERC Michigan, 2009

8. “I Think I Can: Investigating the Impact of Physics Problem Solving on Student Self-efficacy,” Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, Contributed Poster, PERC Michigan, 2009

9. “Sparkling Results from GEMS: a Noyce Project in South Florida,”Julian Edward, Eric Brewe, Palmer Graves, Laird Kramer, Florentin Maurrasse, Philippe Rukimbira, Contributed Poster, NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference 2009.

10. “Exploring the Relationship between Self-efficacy and Retention of Students, both Men and Women, in Introductory Physics” Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, 83rd NARST International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2010

11. “AAPT Session: Transforming Your Science Classroom with Modeling Instruction (Part 1) (Phys)” Robin Hori, David Kirkpatrick, AAPT Day at NSTA, NSTA Regional Meeting, Nov 2009.

12. “AAPT Session: Transforming Your Science Classroom with Modeling Instruction (Part 2) (Phys)”Robin Hori, David Kirkpatrick, AAPT Day at NSTA, NSTA Regional Meeting, Nov 2009.

13. “AAPT Session: Promoting Interaction in Your Science Classroom with Personal Whiteboards (Phys)” Eric Brewe, AAPT Day at NSTA, NSTA Regional Meeting, Nov 2009.

14. “AAPT Session: Bridging the Gaps: Physics Student to Preservice Teacher to Inservice Teacher (Phys)” Laird Kramer and David Jones AAPT Day at NSTA, NSTA Regional Meeting, Nov 2009.

15. “AAPT Session: Particle Physics in the Classroom with QuarkNet (Phys)” Jorge Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Catala AAPT Day at NSTA, NSTA Regional Meeting, Nov 2009.

16. “AAPT Session: Classroom Particle Physics with QuarkNet’s Cosmic Ray ELab (Phys)” Thomas S. Jordan, Juan Carlos Catala AAPT Day at NSTA, NSTA Regional Meeting, Nov 2009.

17. "An exploratory qualitative study of the proximal goal setting of two introductory modeling physics students", Vashti Sawtelle, presented April 25, 2009 at the FIU College of Education and Graduate Student Network Research Conference.

18. "The process of becoming a physics expert from the perspective of university physics professors", Idaykis Rodriguez, presented April 10, 2010 at the FIU College of Education and Graduate Student Network Research Conference.

19. “The role of Modeling Instruction in establishing supportive environments for traditionally underrepresented students,” Eric Brewe, National Association of Research in Science Teaching, April 22, 2009.

20. “Modeling-based Physics Courses as a Vehicle for Physics Community Reform,” Laird Kramer, AAPT Summer Meeting in Edmonton (2008).

21. “Impact of the FIU PhysTEC Reform of Introductory Physics Labs,” Ramona Valenzuela, AAPT Summer Meeting in Edmonton (2008).

22. “Impact of the FIU PhysTEC Reform of Introductory Physics Labs,” Leanne Wells, Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), July 2008.

23. “Mind the Gap Please: Examining the Role of Self Efficacy in achievement gaps,” Vashti Sawtelle, Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), July 2008.

24. “Assessing Pre-Service Teachers Using an Interview Protocol Based on C-LASS,” Idaykis Rodriguez, Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), July 2008.

25. “Modeling-based Physics Courses as a Vehicle for Physics Community Reform at at Hispanic-Serving Institution,” Leanne Wells, National Society of Black Physicists and National Society of Hispanic Physicists Joint Meeting, February, 2009.

26. “CHEPREO: Learning Community Embedded in Particle Physics Research at a HSI in Miami, Florida”, Pete Markowitz, National Science Foundation’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Listening Session, March, 2009.

27. “Adopting Modeling Instruction in establishing supportive environments for traditionally underrepresented students,” Laird Kramer, APS April Meeting 2009