On December 14th and 15th, the advisory board members for the NSF DRK12 project joined the SUDDS team in their Raleigh offices. A month before the meeting, the board chair, Dan Heck, who is the Vice President of Horizon Research, met with the team to identify three main themes to discuss with the board:
- Psychometric Models and Learning Trajectories
- Teachers’ and Students’ Early Experiences with Math Mapper
- Planning and Conducting Research in a Complex System
The board, which consists of experts with a broad range of perspectives, includes: Brian Gong, Senior Associate at the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment; Brian Graham, Principal at SUDDS partner school Highland Middle School in Harnett County, NC; Charlene Marchese, Supervisor of Mathematics at SUDDS partner district Freehold Township Schools in Freehold, NJ; Scott McQuiggan, DIrector of SAS Curriculum Pathways; Jim Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Michelle Riconscente, founder and president of Designs for Learning.
The board members shared their expertise and asked challenging questions to deepen the team’s thinking about future directions for our work. We are grateful for their efforts, which will inform our decisions as we continue with this important project.