Habitat Tracker at NARST 2013

Amanda Clark presented a Habitat Tracker poster at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching’s (NARST) Annual Meeting 2013 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, April 6-9, 2013.

The poster reported on research conducted with teachers participating in the Habitat Tracker project. The study’s research question was: What are the barriers elementary teachers experience as they attempted to employ a technology-rich, inquiry based science curriculum and its research design included online surveys, teaching observations (both in the classroom and during the field trip); and classroom/school observations.

The NARST Annual Meeting is presented by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, whose mission is to “help all learners achieve science literacy” by “1) encouraging and supporting the application of diverse research methods and theoretical perspectives from multiple disciplines to the investigation of teaching and learning in science; 2) communicating science education research findings to researchers, practitioners, and policy makers; and 3) cooperating with other educational and scientific societies to influence educational policies.” The theme of this year’s annual meeting was “The S in STEM Education: Policy, Research and Practice.”