The Interdisciplinary Research Institute in STEM Education (I-RISE) is recruiting Scholars for 2013. The I-RISE is a high-intensity summer research experience in which teams of researcher-videographers gather in Seattle to observe, document, and reflect on innovative K-12 professional development courses offered at Seattle Pacific University. The I-RISE is a hub of collaboration for interdisciplinary research on teacher professional development, conceptual understanding of energy, learning theories, and formative assessment practices. We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of expertise.

The dates of the 2013 I-RISE are August 5-20. Scholars must commit to attending the entire I-RISE (no late arrivals, early departures, or missed days, except weekends).

The application consists of a basic questionnaire and a short reflection on a video episode provided by the I-RISE Directors. To gain access to the video, contact Rachel Scherr (

The deadline to apply is March 29, 2013.

* 1. Name

* 2. Institution

* 3. Title

* 4. Are you actively engaged in research on teaching and learning? If so, describe your research area here. If not, describe your involvement with teaching and learning.

* 5. Please provide contact information for at least two individuals who can speak to your ability to conduct research on teaching and learning.

* 6. Please describe your interest in the I-RISE. What would you bring to it? What would you hope to take away from it?

* 7. Please contact the I-RISE Director ( for access to a short video episode in which a group of teachers discusses their model for the energy of a dropped ball. Please watch the episode (as many times as you like) and, in the space below, write a 500-word reflection on it. What happened in the episode that caught your interest? What do you think it might mean?

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