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Papers

C. E. Lovegren and A. D. Robertson, “Development of Novice Teachers’ Views of Student Ideas As Sensible and Productive,” accepted for publication in 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, edited by P. V. Englehardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones (AIP, Portland, OR, 2013).


A. D. Robertson, L. Atkins, D. Levin, and J. Richards, “What is Responsive Teaching,” accepted for publication in Responsive Teaching in Science, edited by A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, and D. Hammer (2015).


J. Richards and A. D. Robertson, “A Literature-Based Primer on Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics,” accepted for publication in Responsive Teaching in Science, edited by A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, and D. Hammer (2015).


A. D. Robertson, J. Richards, A. Elby, and J. Walkoe, “Documenting Variability Within Teacher Attention and Responsiveness to the Disciplinary Substance of Student Thinking,” accepted for publication in Responsive Teaching in Science, edited by A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, and D. Hammer (2015).


M. S. Sabella, A. D. Robertson, and A. G. Van Duzor, “The Teacher Immersion Course Model: A Reform-Oriented Early Teaching Experience that Capitalizes on the Expertise of Multiple Communities,” accepted for publication in Effective Practices in Preservice Teacher Education, edited by E. Brewe and C. Sandifer (2014).


A. Elby, J. Richards, R. Russ, M. Luna, J. Walkoe, J. Coffey, A. D. Robertson, A. Edwards, A. Gupta, M. Sherin, and E. van Es, “Differing notions of responsive teaching across mathematics and science: Does the discipline matter?,” accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference of the Learning Sciences (2014).


R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, A. R. Daane, L. S. DeWater, B. W. Harrer, A. D. Robertson, L. Seeley, and S. Vokos, "Energy Tracking Diagrams," under review for American Journal of Physics. PDF Version

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, & R. E. Scherr (2014) "Goals for teacher learning about energy degradation and usefulness," under review in Phys. Rev - Spec. Top.: Phys. Edu. Res. PDF Version

C. Alvarado, A. R. Daane, R. E. Scherr, & G. Zavala (2013). “Responsiveness Among Peers Leads to Productive Disciplinary Engagement,” in 2013 Physics Education Research Conference, edited by P. V. Englehardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones (AIP, Portland, OR, 2013). PDF Version

A. R. Daane, L. Wells and R.E.Scherr, "Energy Theater" (Accepted for Publication in The Physics Teacher) PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, A. D. Robertson, L. Seeley, and S. Vokos, "Content knowledge for teaching energy: An example from middle-school physical science", in 2012 Physics Education Research Conference, edited by P. V. Englehardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones (AIP, Portland, OR, 2013 (accepted)). PDF Version

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, "Learner Understanding of Energy Degradation," in 2013 Physics Education Research Conference, edited by P.V. Englehardt, A.D. Churukian, and D L. Jones. (AIP, Portland, OR 2013) PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, E. W. Close, V. J. Flood, S. B. McKagan, A. D. Robertson, L. Seeley, M. C. Wittmann, and S. Vokos, "Negotiating energy dynamics through embodied action in a materially structured environment," Physical Review - Special Topics:  Physics Education Research 9 (2), 020105 020101-020118 (2013). PDF Version

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, Conserving energy in physics and society:  Creating an integrated model of energy and the second law of thermodynamics. AIP Conf. Proc. 1513, 114 (2013), pp. 114-117. PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, S. B. McKagan, and S. Vokos, "Representing energy. I. Representing a substance ontology for energy," Phys. Rev. - Spec. Topics: Phys. Educ. Res. 8(2), 020114 1-11 (2012). PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, E. W. Close, and S. Vokos, "Representing energy. II. Energy tracking representations," Phys. Rev. - Spec. Topics: Phys. Educ. Res. 8 (2), 020115 1-11 (2012). PDF Version

B. W. Frank and R. E. Scherr, "Interactional processes for stabilizing conceptual coherences in physics," Physical Review - Special Topics:  Physics Education Research 8 (020101), 1-9 (2012).  PDF Version

E. W. Close, R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, "Development of Proximal Formative Assessment Skills in Video-based Teacher Professional Development," C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 19-22 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

H. G. Close and R. E. Scherr, "Differentiation of Energy Concepts Through Speech and Gesture in Interaction," C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 151-154 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

B. W. Harrer, R. E. Scherr, M. C. Wittmann, H. G. Close, and B. W. Frank, "Elements of Formative Assessment in Learners' Discourse about Energy," C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 203-206 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

S. B. McKagan, R. E. Scherr, E. W. Close, and H. G. Close, "Criteria for Creating and Categorizing Forms of Energy," C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 279-282 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, "Intuitive Ontologies for Energy in Physics," C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 343-346 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version. Finalist in the competition for the 2011 PERC Proceedings Paper Award.

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, "Promoting Proximal Formative Assessment with Relational Discourse," C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 347-350 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

P. A. Kraus and S. Vokos, "The role of language in the teaching of energy: The case of 'heat energy,'" Washington State Teachers' Association Journal (Spring 2011): PDF Version

E. W. Close, H. G. Close, S. B. McKagan, and R. E. Scherr, “Energy in action: The construction of ideas in multiple modes," C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 105-108 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

H. G. Close, L. S. DeWater, E. W. Close, R. E. Scherr, and S. B. McKagan, “Using the Algebra Project method to regiment discourse in an energy course for teachers,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 9-12 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

E. C. Kahle, R. E. Scherr, and H. G. Close, “An evolving model for seeing colored objects; A case study progression,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 185-188 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, S. B. McKagan, and E. W. Close, “‘Energy Theater’: Using the body symbolically to understand energy,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 293-296 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF Version

Posters

Daane, A. R., Geller, B. D., Sawtelle, V., Scherr, R. E., and Redish, E. F. (2013). "Connecting learner ideas about energy and free energy" presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting: Portland, OR. PDF Version

Daane, A. R., Vokos, S., and Scherr, R. E. (2013). "Learner understanding of energy degradation" presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, July 2013. PDF Version

Geller, B., Daane, A. R., and Sawtelle, V. (2013). "Reconciling 'energy' and 'free energy'" presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting: New Orleans, LA.

McKagan, S., Daane, A. R., Robertson, A. D., and Scherr, R. E. (2012). "How Energy Tracking Representations support participants in accounting for thermal energy" presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting: Ontario, CA.

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, "Developing a conceptual model for both entropy and energy," presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, August 2012. PDF Version

A. D. Robertson, S. B. McKagan, R. E. Scherr, and S. Vokos, "Assessing a Wide Range of Instructional Goals for K-12 Teacher Professional Development," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, 2012. PDF Version

A. R. Daane, L. Seeley, A. D. Robertson, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, "Learners' understanding of energy: Conservation of amount, decrease of value," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, 2012. PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, L. Seeley, and S. McKagan, "Representing energy transfers and transformations," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, 2012. PDF Version

S. B. McKagan, R. E. Scherr, E. W. Close, and H. G. Close, “Criteria for Creating and Categorizing Forms of Energy,” poster presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, August 2011. PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, “Intuitive ontologies for energy in physics,” poster presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, August 201: PDF Version.

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, "Supporting proximal formative assessment with relational discourse," poster presented at the Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research Conference, June 2011: PDF Version

R. E. Scherr and S. B. McKagan, "The Energy Project Summer Research Institute: 'PER Camp' in the Pacific Northwest," poster presented at the Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound Conference, March 2011: PDF Version

Talks 

R. E. Scherr and A. R. Daane, "Conserving energy in physics and society: An integrated model of energy for K-12 teachers and students", presented at the AAPT Winter Meeting in New Orleans, 2013. PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, "Piagetian and Ethnographic Influences in Physics Education Research", presented at the AAPT Winter Meeting in New Orleans, 2013. PDF Version

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, "Developing a model for both energy and entropy," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2012. PDF Version

A. D. Robertson, S. B. McKagan, R. E. Scherr, and S. Vokos, "Assessing a Wide Range of Instructional Goals for K-12 Teacher Professional Development," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, 2012. PDF Version

A. R. Daane, L. Seeley, A. D. Robertson, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, "Learners' understanding of energy: Conservation of amount, decrease of value," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, 2012. PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, L. Seeley, and S. McKagan, "Representing energy transfers and transformations," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, 2012. PDF Version

S. B. McKagan, R. E. Scherr, E. W. Close, and H. G. Close, “Criteria for Creating and Categorizing Forms of Energy,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2011. PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, “Intuitive ontologies for energy in physics,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2011: PDF Version

E. W. Close, H. G. Close, R. E. Scherr, S. Vokos, "Teacher Concepts of "Good Video" in a Video Club," presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, 2011.

E. W. Close, H. G. Close, S. B. McKagan, and R. E. Scherr, “Energy in action: The construction of physics ideas in multiple modes,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2010: PDF Version

H. G. Close, R. E. Scherr, E. W. Close, and S. B. McKagan, “Empathizing with energy: Understanding physics by identifying with hypothetical entities,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2010: PDF Version

S. B. McKagan, R. E. Scherr, E. W. Close, and H. G. Close, “Ontology in the flesh: Embodied learning activities for conceptual understanding of energy,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2010: PDF Version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, E. W. Close, and S. B. McKagan, “Individual and group understanding of energy in an embodied learning activity,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2010: PDF Version

L. H. Seeley, E. W. Close, L. S. DeWater, R. E. Scherr, “Going rogue: In search of passionate and unencumbered talk about energy in the blogosphere,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, 2010: PDF Version

 
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