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wondering protocol

In wondering sessions, a "wondering" or issue of interest is raised and a "venture" or possible response to the wondering is discussed. This might involve a conceptual, methodological, or other kind of issue in science education that the individual is puzzled about and wishes to initiate a scholarly conversation. This venue pushes the boundaries of our own theoretical and methodological frameworks and explores ways to get out of our comfort zones. This is also a great space for teachers to share ideas for addressing issues about which they have been wondering. 

Structure for Each individual Presenter 

Each individual presenter will have a total of 30 minutes for their wondering presentation. The specific break down of this time is outlined below.


10 minutes

The presenter describes the Wondering (without interruption).


5 minutes

The participants ask clarifying questions of the presenter (with response from the presenter).


10 minutes

The participants discuss the Wondering and Venture of the presenter (without any input from the presenter).


5 minutes

The presenter responds, ask questions, and/or summarizes what they've heard.

Breakdown of Overall session Time


 3 Presentations in Session Slot

 2 Presentations in Session Slot

 Session Introduction 5 minutes 5 minutes 
 Presentation 1 30 minutes30 minutes 
 Presentation 230 minutes30 minutes 
 Presentation 330 minutes 30 minutes 
 Transition Time 10 minutes 5 minutes

*Virtual Conference Support: Each session will have a designated facilitator and tech support individual to help session participants coordinate breakout rooms, presentation transitions, pertinent announcements, and sharing of resources. Please log into your session 15 minutes before the start time to test out any materials you'd like to share during your presentation, discuss your preferences related to breakout rooms, and communication of time alerts (e.g., 5, 3, 1 minutes left).

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