The Publications Advisory Committee (PAC) had a very productive year. Co-chairs, Gillian Roehrig and Alicia Alonzo, wish to thank the outgoing members (David Long, Daniel Meyer, and Anat Yarden) for their substantial contributions and welcome new members, Julie Brown, Nazan Bautista, Deborah Tippins, Lin Ding, and Heba El-Deghaidy.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND INFORMAL SCIENCE EDUCATORS
The PAC was pleased to award nine scholarships to teachers and informal educators to support their travel and participation in the NARST conference in Chicago. These individuals and their mentors included:
|Yunhee Choi||Hyunju Lee|
|Deano Smith||Elisabeth de los Santos|
|Gabreilla Shwartz||Yehudi Judy Dori|
|Marcia Ventura||Veronica McGowan|
|Galia Zer-Kavod||Anat Yarden|
|Heejung Min||Seyoung Hye Paik|
|Kyle Chismar||Kate Scantlebury|
|Marina Pitts||Grady Venville|
|Nicole Snook||Sara Tolbert|
SELECTION OF JRST ARTICLES FOR THE NSTA READING LIST
PAC members worked diligently to identity articles from JRST 2014 that were most applicable to classroom teachers for inclusion in the summer NSTA reading list. These articles are being provided to teachers free of charge. The three articles most valuable for teachers are:
- Christodoulou, A. & Osborne, J. (2014). The science classroom as a site of epistemic talk: A case study of a teacher’s attempts to teach science based on argument. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 51(10), 1275-1300.
- Ryoo, K., & Linn, M. C. (2014). Designing guidance for interpreting dynamic visualizations: Generating versus reading explanations. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(2), 147-174.
- Polman, J.L. & Hope, J. M.G. (2014). Science News Stories as Boundary Objects Affecting Engagement With Science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(3), 315-341.