Going Green! MSOSW Visit to University Laboratory SchoolGoing Green! MSOSW Visit to University Laboratory School

Project Activities

Date of Event 

Event 

Description 

October 11, 2016  IITTL team collaborating on large data analysis project.
October 7, 2016  TAMS (Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science) research assistants in Design Research Laboratory supporting Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World and NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium projects. 
July 25-28, 2016  Drs. Knezek and Christensen were Keynote Speakers at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) in Austin, TX., (July 25-28, 2016). They presented on, "Learning Technologies from the Frontier to the Future: Preparing New Generations for Life in a Global Spotlight,"and "Effect of Energy Monitoring Activities on Climate Change Beliefs and Intentions: Replication of Findings at Multiple Project Locations".

April 15-17, 2016

The Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW) project was invited by the National Science Foundation to showcase project activities at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. on April 15-17,2016. Click here to see more pictures

 

April 10-12, 2016 

Drs. Gerald Knezek and Rhonda Christensen participated and presented research papers at the annual AERA/WERA 2016 conference in Washington D.C. 

April 10, 2016 

 

The Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World Advisory Board team met in Washington D.C., to review feedback, and explore future recommendations for the project.  

March 24, 2016 

SITE 2016 Keynote Speaker, Bob Hirshon, from the American Assoc. of the Advancement of Science, presented findings and ideas from a recent study funded by the National Science Foundation, on how to make learning activities more accessible for children with "variabilities" in learning. Bob is on the advisory board for the Going Green! project.

March 16, 2016 

Middle School Students at Loranger Middle School in Old Orchard Beach, ME., present their views on climate change. View their presentation by clicking here.

February 19, 2016 

 

Dr.Knezek and Dr.Christensen visited project participating teacher, Cindy Barnes's classroom at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas, TX. The Middle School students actively participated in  the curriculum's Standby power activities using their Belkin devices. Additionally, students had the opportunity to test the new Whyville App. 

 

February 4, 2016 

 

 

Teacher Presentation accepted for the Maine Environmental Education Association Conference, March 24th, 2016- Amanda Ripa and her students will be presenting about the Going Green! curriculum. 

June 24-26, 2015 

 

2015 Going Green! MSOSW Summer Teacher Training Institute was held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Click here to see more pictures.

May 27, 2015 

 

 

Site visit to DeWitt Perry Middle School in Carrollton, TX. Students are using their Belkin devices to measure electricity usage in the Teaching Station. 

April 17, 2015 

 

 

The 2015 Going Green! MSOSW Advisory Board was held in Chicago, IL at O’Brien’s Restaurant & Bar.  In attendance were (from right): Dr. Christopher Dede, Cindy Barnes, Dr. Lisa Grable, Lesley Leach, Dr. Gerald Knezek, Dr. Bob Hirshon, Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood, Dr. Rhonda Christensen and Lynn Farrin.

 

March 2-6, 2015 

 

Dr. Gerald Knezek and Dr. Rhonda Christensen were awarded a SITE 2015 Outstanding Paper Award for their paper entitled, “Measuring 21st Century Skills in Technology Educators” at the 2015 SITE Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The project investigators also met with Dr. David Gibson, a Going Green! MSOSW Advisory Board Member.

 

February 12-13, 2015 

 

Dr. Rhonda Christensen, Dr. Gerald Knezek and Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood met with Troy Cline (middle right), a Going Green! MSOSW Advisory Board Member, in Carrollton, TX, to prepare for the 2015 Summer Institute at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

 

January 4-8, 2015 

 

Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood, Dr. Rhonda Christensen and Dr. Gerald Knezek attended the 2015 HICE conference and presented their paper on “Dispositions of Teachers in STEM Enrichment Programs.” They also met with Dr. John Park, a Going Green! MSOSW advisory board member.

 

December 8-9, 2-14 

 

The IITTL team traveled to Turrentine Middle School and Graham Middle School in North Carolina for Going Green! MSOSW site visits. While there, they met with Going Green! MSOSW participating teachers, Katrina Zimmerman and Dayson Pasion.

August 24-26, 2014

Site Conference 2014

 

 

Dr. Rhonda Christensen, Dr. Tandra  Tyler-Wood  and Dr. Gerald Knezek visited with Troy Cline and Leslie Garrison at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Plans were discussed to hold the 2015 Going Green! MSOSW Summer Teacher Training Institute on NASA’s premises in Greenbelt, MD. 

August 18, 2014

Site Conference 2014

 

 

Dr. Gerald Knezek, Dr. Rhonda Christensen, and Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood met with NSF Going Green! MSOSW Program Director, Dr. Julio Lopez-Ferrao (shown at left), while attending the 2014 Summit meeting in Washington DC.

August 6, 2014

Site Conference 2014

 

Dr. Rhonda Christensen and Dr. Gerald Knezek held an independent Going Green! MSOSW training with Vincent DeJesus at  Lady Bird Middle School in Irving, TX.

June 30, 2014

Site Conference 2014

 

 

Dr. Gerald Knezek, Dr. Rhonda Christensen and Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood presented their project on Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World at ISTE 2014.

June 18, 2014

Site Conference 2014

 

Teachers from schools across the U.S. gathered at Discovery Park in Denton, TX to attend the 2014 Going Green! MSOSW Summer Teacher Training Institute. 

May 2014

Site Conference 2014

 

The IITTL team visited Southeastern Louisiana Lab School for a Going Green! MSOSW site visit. Their visit consisted of visiting with Donna Arnone and Jennifer Simon, two participating teachers in the Going Green! MSOSW project.

April 2, 2014

 

Site Conference 2014

 

 

The 2014 Going Green! Advisory Board meeting was held in Boston, MA. In attendance were (from left): Lynn Farrin, Dr. Christopher Dede, Dr. Gerald Knezek, Dr. Rhonda Christensen, Cindy Barnes, Dr. Theresa Overall, Penny Nolte and Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood.

March 2014

 

Site Conference 2014

 

Dr. Gerald Knezek, Dr. Rhonda Christensen, Dr. Hod Lipson (top right), and Dr. Curby Alexander (bottom left), attended the 2014 SITE Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

February 21, 2014

 

Provost Warren Burgren receives a digitally fabricated chess set from Dean Herman Totten and the COI faculty.

 

Going Green! MSOSW project investigators visited Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas, TX. Cindy Barnes, a Going Green! MSOSW middle school science teacher, met up with fellow advisory committee member, Dr. John Park and Project Co-PI, Dr. Rhonda Christensen.

February 20,

2014

 

Site Conference 2014

 

Dr. John Park spoke at the College of Information Colloquium.

February 2014

Provost Warren Burgren receives a digitally fabricated chess set from Dean Herman Totten and the COI faculty.

 

Dr. Rhonda Christensen, Dr. Gerald Knezek and Dr. John Park visited the Perot Museum in Dallas, TX.

January 30, 2014

Provost Warren Burgren receives a digitally fabricated chess set from Dean Herman Totten and the COI faculty.

 

Provost Warren Burggren received a digitally fabricated chess set from Dean Herman Totten and the COI faculty.

December 2013

Provost Warren Burgren receives a digitally fabricated chess set from Dean Herman Totten and the COI faculty.

 

Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood, Dr. Rhonda Christensen and Dr. Gerald Knezek presented “STEM Interests Among Hawaii FIRST Pre-Academy Teachers Within the Context of NSF Innovative Technologies Comparison Groups” at HICE.

November 12, 2013

 

IITTL held an open house in celebration of their new NSF award, Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW).

October 15, 2013

http://www.iittl.unt.edu/IITTL/itest/msosw_web/NSF_Going_Green/images/planning_meeting_10_15_13.JPG

 

The picture was taken at the weekly MSOSW planning meeting in the IITTL conference room #G150.

October 13, 2013

Two Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) students were hired to work in the Design Research Lab on Going Green! MSOSW activities. They are Eugene Wu and James Odiorne.

 

September 12, 2013

Numedeon, Inc. Meeting was held at Pasadena, CA with following attendees:
Dr. Jennifer Sun (Numedeon, Inc., President  & Co-founder)
Mark Dinan (Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder)
Julien Guerand (Project Manager, Numedeon, Inc.)
Dr. Gerald Knezek
Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood
Dr. Rhonda Christensen
Anastasia Spatz

Numedeon, Inc., the creator of Whyville, serves as IITTL’s subcontractors during years 1-3 of the Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW) grant. Numedeon, Inc. will be incorporating energy monitoring and STEM Career interest aspects into the virtual educational world of Whyville for students, teachers and Whyville users.

 

September 2013

IITTL hired three graduate students: Pamela Ponners, Cliff Zintgraff and Jennifer Miller.

 

August 15-19, 2013

 

The IITTL team had site visits to Highlands Intermediate School, Pearl City, HI and UH Lab School, Honolulu, HI.