Published VISTA Studies

VISTA End-of-Grant Reports

Bell, R.L., Maeng, J.L., Konold, T., & Whitworth, B.A. (2015). The effect of professional development on elementary teachers’ understanding and implementation of reforms-based science instruction. A paper for the Annual meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL. (April 2015)

Dubois, S.L., Maeng, J.L., & Bell, R.L. (2015). Learning reform-based science instruction: Results from a statewide professional development program for beginning science teachers. A poster for the annual meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL. (April, 2015)

Bell, R.L., Konold, T., Maeng, J.L., and Heinecke W.F. (September 2015). VISTA Research and Evaluation Annual Report - New Science Coordinator Extract - Years 1 – 5.

Bell, R.L., Konold, T., Maeng, J.L., and Heinecke W.F. (September 2015). VISTA Research and Evaluation Annual Report - Science Education Faculty Academy Extract - Years 1 – 4.

Konold, T., Maeng, J.L., and Bell, R.L. (August 2015). Elementary Teacher Outcome Impact Analysis - Combined Years 1 (2011) through 4 (2014) - Teacher Delayed Post Perceptions with Pre Perception covariates - Teachers nested within schools (teacher teams).

Konold, T., Maeng, J.L., and Bell, R.L. (August 2015).Secondary Teacher Outcome Impact Analysis - Combined Years 1 (2011) through 4 (2014) - Teacher Delayed Post Perceptions with Pre Perception covariates - Teachers nested within schools.

Konold, T., Maeng, J.L., and Bell, R.L. (February 2015). Combined Years 2 (2012-13) and 3 (2013-14) Elementary VISTA Student Level Impact Analysis - Grade 5 science SOL achievements with grade 3 science SOL covariates - Students nested within schools (teacher teams).

Konold, T., Maeng, J.L., and Bell, R.L. (February 2015). Combined Years 2 (2012-13) and 3 (2013-14) Secondary VISTA Student Level Impact Analysis - Secondary science SOL achievements with earlier science SOL covariates - Students nested within teachers.

VISTA Peer Reviewed Published Research

Book Chapters:

Sterling, D. R. Logerwell, M. G., and Long, D. (accepted) Building toward iSTEM Professional Development. NSTA Press: Arlington, VA.

Journal Articles:

Sterling, D. R. (in press). How Does Leadership Matter? Developing and Teaching a Definition of Hands-On Science. Journal of Mathematics and Science.

Sterling, D. R., & Hargrove, D. L. (2012). Is Your Soil Sick?. Science and Children, 49(8), 51-55.

Sterling, D. R., Matkins, J. J., Frazier, W.M. and Logerwell, M. G. (2010). Science Camp as a Transformative Experience for Students, Parents, and Teachers in the Urban Setting. School Science and Mathematics. 107 (4), 134–147.

Frazier, W. M. and Sterling, D. R. (2009). Helping new science teachers: A how-to guide for experienced teachers. The Science Teacher 76(6), 34-39.

VISTA Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

2015

Bell, R.L., Maeng, J.L., Konold, T., & Whitworth, B.A. (2015). The effect of professional development on elementary teachers’ understanding and implementation of reforms-based science instruction. A paper for the Annual meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL. (April 2015)

Dubois, S.L., Maeng, J.L., & Bell, R.L. (2015). Learning reform-based science instruction: Results from a statewide professional development program for beginning science teachers. A poster for the annual meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL. (April, 2015)

Gonczi, A.L., Maeng, J. L., & Bell, R. L. (2015). Science educational computer simulations and elementary science teachers. A paper for the Annual Meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL (April, 2015).

Maeng, J.L. & Gonczi, A.L. (accepted). Elementary teachers’ mindsets: Does situated professional development promote growth mindedness? A paper for the Annual meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL. (April 2015)

St.Clair, T. L., Maeng, J. L., Bell, R. L., & Wheeler, L. B. (2015). Exploring science education faculty attitudes toward standardized testing. A paper for the Annual meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL. (April 2015).

Whitworth, B. A., Maeng, J. L., & Bell, R. L. (2015). An exploration of science coordinator practices following professional development. A paper for the Annual Meeting of NARST, Chicago, IL. (April, 2015)

2014

Bell, R. L., Maeng J. L., St. Clair, T. L. (April 2014). Statewide Elementary Science Institute to Support Reforms-based Science Instruction: Results from Three Years of Implementation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of NARST, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Gonczi, A.L., Maeng, J. L., Bell, R. L., Whitworth, B. A. (Jan. 2014). Computer Simulation Professional Development: Program Elements That Make a Difference. Paper presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education International Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

St. Clair, T. L., Wheeler, L., and Maeng, J. L. (Jan. 2014). Science Education Faculty Academy (SEFA): A Unique and Effective Learning Community for Professional Development. Paper presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education International Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

2013

Bell, R. L. & Maeng, J. L. (April, 2013). Statewide professional development to support reform-based science instruction: Results from two years of implementation. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of NARST, Rio Grande, PR.

Edmondson, E. W., Reid, V. B., Sterling, D. R., and Mannarino, A. (2013). School District Science Coordinator Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Rio Grande, PR.

Gonczi, A. L., Bell, R. L., Maeng J. L., & Wheeler, L. B. (April, 2013). Analysis of VISTA teachers' computer simulations use. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of NARST, Rio Grande, PR.

Logerwell, M. G., Sterling, D. R., Matkins, J. J., and McDonnough, J. T.(2013). Science Education Faculty Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Rio Grande, PR.

Mannarino, A., Mosser, J., and Edmondson, E. W. (2013). Elementary Teacher Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Rio Grande, PR.

Matkins, J. J., McDonnough, J. T., and Logerwell, M. G. (2013) Science Methods Courses: Adapting Course One After Year One. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Rio Grande, PR.

Sterling, D. R., Edmondson, E. W., Matkins, J. J., Logerwell, M. G., and Mannarino, A. (2013). Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA): Developing Effective Elementary Science teachers, Year 2. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Rio Grande, PR.

Wheeler, L. B., Maeng, J. L., Bell, R. L., & Whitworth, B. A. (April, 2013). Understanding and structuring inquiry: A tale of three teachers. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of NARST, Rio Grande, PR.

Whitworth, B. A., Bell, R. L., Maeng, J. L, & Gonczi, A. L. (April, 2013). Supporting the supporters: VISTA professional development for science coordinators. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of NARST, Rio Grande, PR.

2012

Edmondson, E. W., Sterling, D. R., and Reid, V.B. (2012). School District Science Coordinator Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

McDonnough, J. T., Sterling, D. R., Matkins, J. J., & Frazier, W. M. (2012, March). Virginia science education at the crossroads: Connecting science education faculty to a professional community. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Maeng, J. J. and Bell, R. L. (2012). Outcomes of the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Mannarino, A., Logerwell, M. G., Reid, V. B. and Edmondson. (2012). Refining Inquiry-Based Science Instruction through Professional Development Using the VISTA Model. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Matkins, J. J., Sterling, D. R., McDonnough, J. T., & Frazier, W. M. (2012, March). Constructing the science methods course as a shared instructional product. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

2011

Sterling, D. R., Frazier, W. M.,. Matkins, J. J., McDonnough, J. T., and Bell, R. L. (2011). Policy Implications for Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement: Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Research in Science Teaching meeting, Orlando, FL.