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Publications

  • california science education conference Gomez-Zwiep, S. & Benken, B.M. (2013). Using Content-rich Experiences Within Professional Development to Expand Teachers' Knowledge and Perceptions of Mathematics and Science. Journal of International Mathematics and Science Education, 11 (2), pp. 299-324.
  • Gomez-Zwiep, S., Benken, B.M., Nguyen, H.T. & Hakim-Butt, K. (in press). Bridging Barriers between Higher Education and K-12 Settings: A Collaborative Professional Development Model for Improving Secondary English Learner Instruction (Chapter). In Creating Collaborative Learning Communities to Improve English Learner Instruction: College Faculty, School Teachers, and Pre-service Teachers Learning Together in the 21st Century.
  • Harris, D. & Gomez-Zwiep, S. (2013). Between Slopes and Points: Teaching Students How Graphs Describe the Relationships Between Phenomena, The Science Teacher, March.
  • Henriques, L. (2012). 2012 California Science Education Conference. A Bit Hit! California Classroom Science 25 (3). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/2012-california-science-education-conference-a-big-hit
  • Henriques, L. (2012). Grant writing for your classroom. California Classroom Science 25 (3). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/grant-writing-for-your-classroom
  • Henriques, L. (2013). Recruiting Students into High School STEM Classes. California Classroom Science 25 (8). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/recruiting-students-into-high-school-stem-classes
  • Henriques, L. (2013). Responding to NGSS Critiques Anticipating the Final Release. California Classroom Science 25 (7). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/responding-to-ngss-critiques-anticipating-the-final-release
  • Henriques, L. (2012) What makes for an effective science demonstration. California Classroom Science 25 (1). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/what-makes-for-an-effective-science-demonstration
  • Henriques, L. (2012). Western Regional Noyce Conference Bring Together Future Math & Science Teachers. California Classroom Science 25 (4). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/Western-Regional-Noyce-Conference-Bring-Together-Future-Math-&-Science-Teachers
  • Henriques, L. (2013). Consider Nominating a Colleague for a CSTA Award. California Classroom Science 25 (9). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/consider-nominating-a-colleague-for-a-csta-award
  • Henriques, L. (2013). The Next Generation Science Standards Were Released What's Next? California Classroom Science 25 (9). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/the-next-generation-science-standards-were-released-whats-next
  • Legaspi, B. & Straits, W. (2013). Is it living or non-living? In L. Froschauer (Ed.), A Year of Inquiry: A Collection for Elementary Educators. (pp. 164-169). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
  • Nguyen, H.N., Benken, B.M., Gomez-Zwiep, S. & Hakim-Butt, K. (in press). Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Faculty's Preparation of Prospective Secondary Teacher Candidates for Instructing English Language Learners. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
  • Pomeroy, R.J. & Henriques, L. (2013). NGSS: What's Next? Teachers. California Classroom Science 25 (6). Available at http://www.classroomscience.org/ngss-whats-next
  • Ritz, W. & Straits, W. (2013). Birds of a feather: Birding adventures with young children. Science and Children, 50 (7), 86-90.
  • Shea, L.M., Shanahan, T.M., Gomez Zwiep, S. & Straits, W.J. (2012). Using Science as a Context for Language Learning: Impact and Implications from Two Professional Development Programs. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 16 (2).
  • Upson, L., Gross, R., Goodman, J., & Straits, W. (2013). Picture this! In L. Froschauer (Ed.), A Year of Inquiry: A Collection for Elementary Educators. (pp. 81-85). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

Presentations

  • Benken, B.M., Hakim-Butt, K., Nguyen, H., & Gomez Zwiep, S. (2013, April) Impact of a Multiyear Program Intervention: Meeting English Language Learners' Needs by Restructuring Teacher Education. Research poster presentation at the annual meeting for the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dwyer, K. & Henriques, L. (2012). Favorite Physics Demonstrations. California Science Education Conference, San Jose, CA. Oct 20. (available at http://laurahenriques.wordpress.com/csta-2012)
  • Gomez-Zwiep, S. & Straits, W. J. (2013, January). Inquiry Science: The Gateway to English Language Proficiency. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Columbia, SC.
  • science education graduates Gomez Zwiep, S., Benken, B.M., Nguyen, H.T. & Hakim, Butt, K. (2013, April). Bridging Barriers Between Higher Education and K-12 Settings: A Collaborative Professional Development Model for Improving Secondary Language Instruction. Research paper presentation at the annual meeting for the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Henriques, L. (2012). Charge up your electricity unit. California Science Education Conference, San Jose, CA. Oct 19. (available at http://laurahenriques.wordpress.com/csta-2012)
  • Henriques, L. (2012). Tips & Strategies for Successful Grant Writing for your Classroom. Western Regional Noyce Conference, Tucson, AZ. Nov 17. (available at http://laurahenriques.wordpress.com/wrnc-2012/)
  • Henriques, L. (2013). Chemistry and the NGSS Practices. UTEACH Science Professional Development workshop. Long Beach, CA. May 7.
  • Henriques, L. (2013). Development and implementation of a science camp for homeless children. Poster presented at Association of Science Teacher Educators, Charleston, SC, January 10.
  • Nguyen, H.T., Benken, B.M., Gomez Zwiep, S. & Hakim-Butt, K. (2013, April). Professional Development in Higher Education: Enhancing Faculty's Preparation of Secondary Teacher Candidates for Instructing English Language Learners. Research round table presentation at the annual meeting for the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Pomeroy, R. & Henriques, L. (2012). Welcome session for first time attendees. California Science Education Conference, San Jose, CA. Oct 19.
  • Straits, W.J. & Gomez Zwiep, S. (2013) Students' English Language and Science Achievement in a Blended Science and English Language Development Elementary Program. Research poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Science Teacher Education, Charlotte, SC. **
  • Straits, W. & Gomez Zwiep, S. (2013, April) The Effects of a Blended Inquiry Science and English Language Development Program on Elementary Students' English Proficiency and Language Arts Achievement. Research paper presentation at the annual meeting for the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tabata, S. & Colburn, A. (2013). Level of Authority Used in a Guided Inquiry-Based Instructional Unit. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Science Teacher Educators, Charleston, SC, January 10, 2013.

Grants Written & Funded Projects

  • California State University, Long Beach Noyce II: Recruiting, Supporting and Retaining Mathematics and Science Educators. PI on NSF (DUE 0833349) grant to fund scholarships for mathematics and science credential candidates and conduct a longitudinal study of Noyce I. ($500,000) 10/1/2008-9/31/2012. (Henriques)
  • The California State University Long Beach Physics Teacher Education Coalition (CSULB PhysTEC) Project Co-PI on grant to recruit, support and retain physics teachers funded by American Physical Society. (2010-2013) $287,441 (Henriques with Physics Colleagues)
  • Clancy Foundation. St. Joseph Elementary Hands On Science Experience: 2012-2013. $5,990. (Henriques)
  • The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation Grant to support summer science camp scholarships and programming for homeless children in Long Beach. (2012) $20,000. (Henriques)
  • HSI Stem Grant: Co-Principal Investigator, Awarded $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help increase the number of Latino students earning degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 10/1/11 9/30/16. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • Participated as co-Investigator in professional development effort designed to improve the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) instruction of elementary master teachers and the CSULB pre-service, student teachers they mentor in collaboration with the UTEACH project within the Teacher Education program (College of Education) at CSULB and Long Beach Unified School District and K-12 Alliance. Funded ($600,000)¹ by an S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, STEM Education grant. 2012-2014. (Straits). ¹The total grant award was $900,000, but my involvement was primarily with one of the two components of this grant.
  • S.D. Bechtel Foundation - Raising the Bar for STEM Education in California: Preparing Elementary Teachers in a Model, Scalable, STEM-Rich Clinical Setting. Co-PI on project to support STEM education for preservice and in-service elementary teachers. 2012-2015, funded at $900,000. (Straits, Benken, Henriques)

Service to Campus and Profession

  • Alan Colburn University Academic Senate, Vice-Chair (incl. Student Fee Advisory Comm, ATI Steering Comm and sub-committees, an HVDI task force, various award selection committees, etc.) (Colburn)
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee (Colburn)
  • Faculty Personnel & Policies Council (Colburn)
  • Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (Colburn)
  • Chair, College Council, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 2013. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • Member of College Council, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 2009 present. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • CNSM Awards Committee, 2012. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • CNSM RSCA Proposal Review Committee, 2013. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • Disney Planet Challenge: Assisted with the calibration of national judges for the national competition of elementary and middle school student environmentally based projects. Participated in judging for national winners. 2010-2012. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • Escondido Union School District science pedagogy consultant for mathematics teacher training: facilitated grade level teams in mathematics lesson development. Escondido, CA 6/177/21/13. (Gomez-Zwiep, Straits)
  • Panel Review Member: National Science Foundation. Reviewed proposals for Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12) program 2013. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • University Awards Committee, CSULB, 2011-2013. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • University Teacher Prep Committee, member CSULB, 2012-2013. (Gomez-Zwiep)
  • Wapato Middle School content specialist for summer school teacher training: developed and presented a one-week science content and one-week project based learning training for 6-8 grade teachers. Wapato, WA 8/12 8/20/13. (Gomez-Zwiep, Straits)
  • WestEd/K-12 Alliance Content specialist for Pittman Science Academy: one-week integrated science content course for K-8 grade teachers. Topic: Life Science. Stockton, CA 7/8-7/12/13. (Gomez-Zwiep, Straits)
  • President-Elect, California Science Teachers Association (President's term begins 7/1/13) (Henriques)
  • Science Expert Panel commission appointed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Torlakson (Henriques)
  • Awards Committee review member, Association for Science Teacher Education, 2011-2013. (Straits)
  • Presented with S. Gomez-Zwiep at the annual CNSM Faculty Research Symposium, CSULB, Inquiry Science: The Gateway to English Language Proficiency, 2013. (Straits)
  • Reviewer for Issues in Teacher Education, California Council on Teacher Education, 2013. (Straits)
  • Co-Director of the Head Start on Science program. Department of Science Education, California State University Long Beach, 2010-present. (Straits)
  • Career Day Speaker. Los Alisos Middle School. Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, 2013. (Straits)
  • Review Panelist for Science and Children, National Science Teachers Association, 2011 - present. (Straits)
  • Co-coordinator of SCED 475, Teaching Science K-8, Department of Science Education, California State University Long Beach, 2005-present. (Straits)