STEM Learning

Macalalag, A., Lowes, S., Guo, K., and McKay, M. (2010). “Teacher Professional Development in Grades 3-5: Fostering Teachers’ and Students’ Content Knowledge in Science and Engineering.” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June.

McGrath, B., Lowes, S., Sayres, J., and Lin, P. (2010). “Infusing Non-Traditional Engineering Projects into Traditional Classrooms: Where Do They Fit? How Are They Assessed?” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June.

Macalalag, A.Z., Lowes, S., Guo, K., Tirthali, D., McKay., M., and McGrath, E. (2010). “Advancing Science and Engineering in Elementary Schools: Fostering Teachers’ Knowledge and Scientific Inquiry.” National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March.

Macalalag, A., Lowes, S., Guo, K., and McKay, M. (2009) “Promoting Scientific Inquiry Through Innovative Science and Engineering Curricula in Grades 3 – 5.” Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

McGrath, E., Lowes, S., Lin, P., Sayres, J. (2009). “Analysis of Middle- and High-School Students’ Learning of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Concepts Through an Lego Underwater Robotics Design Challenge.” Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 2009.

McGrath, E., Sayres, J., Lowes, S., Lin, P. (2008). “Underwater LEGO Robotics as the Vehicle to Engage Students in STEM: The BUILD IT Project’s First Year of Classroom Implementation.” Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008.

McGrath, Beth, Lowes, Susan, et al. (2008). “Build-IT: Building Middle and High School Students’ Understanding of Engineering, Science, and IT Through Underwater Robotics.” Paper presented at the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Conference, July.

McGrath, E., Lowes, S., Lin, P., Sayres, J., Hotaling, L., Stolkin, R. (2008). “Build IT: Building Middle and High School Students’ Understanding of Engineering, Science and IT through Underwater Robotics.” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 2008-781.

Scarlatos, Lori, Sklar Elizabeth, and Lowes, Susan. “Building Bridges: The 2006 Summer Institute.” Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 23 (3), January 2008, pp. 23-30.

McKay, Mercedes, Lowes, Susan, McGrath, Beth et al. Use of Real-World Data and Information in the Classroom: Evolution of a K-14 Teacher Preparation Model. Phoenix, AZ: The League for Innovation in the Community College, 2007. (Research funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education.)

McKay, Mercedes, Lowes, Susan, and McGrath, Beth. “Do ‘Real World’ Learning Objects Make a Difference?” In C. Crawford et al. (eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 2975-2980). Chesapeake, VA: AACE, 2006. (Research funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education.)

Online Learning

Lowes, S. (2009). “Developing a Framework for Looking at Group Work in Asynchronous Online Courses.” Paper presented at the Virtual School Symposium of the North American Council for Online Learning, Austin, TX.

“Recent Research on Online Teaching and Learning: Implications for Practice,” panels organized for the 2009, 2008, and 2007 meetings of the Virtual School Symposium of the North American Council for Online Learning.

“What Works in Creating Student-to-Student Interaction in Online Courses.” (2008). Presentation at the Advancing Online Learning Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire, April.

Lowes, Susan. (2008). “Online Teaching and Classroom Change: The Trans-Classroom Teacher in the Age of the Internet.” Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 4 (3), February/March, http://innovateonline.info. (Research funded by the U.S. Department of Education to Learning Point Associates.)

Lowes, Susan, Lin, Peiyi, and Wang, Yan. (2007-2008). “Studying the Effectiveness of the Discussion Forum in Online Professional Development Courses.” Journal of Interactive Online Learning, Winter. <http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/>

“Online Teaching and Classroom Change: The Impact of Virtual High School on Its Teachers and Their Schools.” (2007). Paper presented as part of symposium “Online Teaching and Learning: Findings from Applied Educational Research” at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

“Research on Discussion Forums: Implications for Practice.” (2007). Presentation to the 2007 Virtual School Symposium of the North American Council for Online Learning, October.

Lowes, Susan. “Trends in Professional Development for K-12 Virtual Schools.” (2007). Chapter in Cathy Cavanaugh and Robert Blomeyer, eds., What Works in K-12 Online Learning? Washington, DC: The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

“Studying the Effectiveness of the Discussion Forum in Online Professional Development Courses.” (2006). Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.