Larry Collins

Washington State University-Vancouver

I am a doctoral student at Washington State University and serve as the Graduate Student Representative for the Geoscience Education Division of the Geological Society of America and on their Geoscience Education Committee (2019-2021).

 My primary research interests include understanding best assessment practices for evaluating student understanding of the nature of science, how structured peer review can shape students' views of science, and evaluating professional development teaching assistants and K-12 teachers.  Our lab group at WSU collaborate with another DBER group in the School of Molecular Biosciences where we are investigating deliberative argumentation in large-lecture biology courses.  I am always open to new opportunities to work with others so feel free to reach out!  I look forward to meeting you in Nashville this summer!  

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Conference Presentation (1)

Magnitude vs. Intensity: An Application of the Science Writing Heuristic for Physical Geology part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Friday
The recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) have established a high pedagogical standard for instructors. These standards are also important for two-year and four-year ...

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Spicing Up Your Assessments: Moving beyond exams part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Afternoon Mini-Workshops
Are you completely satisfied with your formative and summative assessments? If so, this workshop is not for you. This workshop will focus on how to develop and implement performance-based assessments in your ...