Larry Collins

Washington State University- Pullman

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Washington State University in the Immersive Science Learning Environments Laboratory directed by Dr. Andy Cavagnetto.  I am also a student representative for the Geoscience Education Division of GSA and hold a seat on GSA's Education Committee.  

My past experiences as high school earth science teacher helped shape the research interests that I have today.  My primary research interests include understanding best assessment practices for evaluating student understanding of the nature of science and how categorization tasks can be used as assessment measures that can support student learning.  I also collaborate with colleagues on an NSF grant investigating deliberative argumentation in a large lecture biology course and a second project that seeks to understand how course-based research experiences shape students career trajectories in the geosciences.  Hope to see you in Palo Alto in Summer 2020!

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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:Previous 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 ...