James D. Ellis, PhD

School of Education -
Associate Professor
Accreditation Coordinator, Middle Science Education Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 346
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

Jim Ellis, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1997. Prior to joining the KU faculty, he worked for two years as a program officer at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, for thirteen years as a senior staff associate at the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, and for three years as a visiting assistant professor in the Science Education Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Ellis also taught science for three years in the junior high in Garden City, Kansas. He earned his B.A. degree in Zoology, his M.A. degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and his Ph.D. in Education, all from the University of Kansas.

Jim Ellis specializes in middle and secondary science education.

Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
B.A., Zoology, University of Kansas

Teaching

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in science education for middle and secondary science teachers.

Teaching Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Accreditation
  • Science teaching
  • Science education research
  • Science instruction
  • Technology education
  • Middle and Secondary Science Teacher Education

Research

Ellis's primary research interest is the improvement of science instruction. During the past thirty years while at BSCS and KU, he has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and private foundations, related to science education. He has conducted research projects to design, develop, test, and implement a nationwide network of professional development sites for the preparation of science teachers to use educational technology. He led an NSF project to prepare elementary teachers throughout Colorado to implement inquiry-based science curriculum and instruction. While at BSCS, he led efforts to develop a middle school health science curriculum, to research and develop a multi-media program for preparing elementary science teachers, and to complete a design study for the use of technology in elementary science programs. While at KU, Ellis has collaborated with faculty in the Center for Research on Learning, in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, and in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on multiple grants related to the improvement of science instruction, especially for special needs students and gifted students.

Ellis has been author or co-author on more than 25 books and instructional materials, more than 30 articles in journals, including the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science Education, and School Science and Mathematics, and has given more than 150 presentations at professional meetings.

Research Interests

  • Accreditation of Education
  • Assessment of Teacher Performance
  • Educational reform
  • Education Policy
  • Science Teaching
  • Science Learning
  • Scientific Argumentation
  • Science Discourse
  • Science Education Standards
  • Educational Technology

Service

Ellis's primary interest is in supporting the enhancement of science teaching and learning PKL-12. He is available to provide professional development and consultation on course and program improvement in science. He has experience as a leader in externally funded projects to conduct research and development in science instruction, educational technology, scientific argumentation, professional learning communities, next generation science standards, and blended and online science education.

Selected Publications

Rowland, A., Craig-Hare, J., Ault, M., Ellis, J., & Bulgren, J. (2017). Social media: How the next generation can practice argumentation [Journal Articles]. 3987, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523987.2017.1362818
Ellis, J., Rowland, A., Ault, M., Craig-Hare, J., Bradley, B., & Bulgren, J. (2017). Final Report for Enhancing Argumentation with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning and Student Science Practice. Funded by the National Science Foundation, DRL- Discovery Research K-12 [Research Reports].
Craig-Hare, J., Rowland, A., Ault, M., & Ellis, J. D. (2017). Practicing Scientific Argumentation Through Social Media (D. Tsybulsky, Ed.; pp. 82–111) [Book Chapters]. IGI Global.
Ellis, J. D., Ault, M., & Craig-Hare, J. (2016). Reason Racer [Newsletter Articles].
Ellis, J. D., Rowland, A., Ault, M., Craig-Hare, J., Bulgren, J., & Bradley, B. (2016). Annual Report for Enhancing Argumentation with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning and Student Science Practice.   [Research Reports].
Craig-Haare, J., Rowland, A., Ellis, J., Bulgren, J., Ault, M., & Bradley, B. (2016). Argumentation Essay Scoring Rubric [Tests].
Bulgren, J., & Ellis, J. D. (2016). Scientific Argumentation Routine [Monographs].
Ault, M., Hare, J. C., & Ellis, J. D. (2016). Using Reason Racer to Support Scientific Argumentation in Middle School Science Instruction (D. Flavio, Ed.; pp. 399–431) [Book Chapters]. IGI Global Disseminator of Knowledge.
Ellis, J. D., Rowland, A., Ault, M., Hare, J. C., Bulgren, J., & Bradley, B. (2015). Annual Report to DRL- Discovery Research K-12 of the National Science Foundation for Enhancing Argumentation with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning and Student Science Practice (NSF award #1316799) [Research Reports].
Bulgren, J., & Ellis, J. D. (2015). The Argumentation and Evaluation Guide: Encouraging NGSS-based critical thinking [Journal Articles]. 38(7), 78–85.
Frey, B., Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J. A., Hare, J. C., & Ault, M. (2015). Development of a test of scientific argumentation. [Journal Articles]. 19(4), 1–18.
Marilyn, A., Jana, C.-H., Bruce, F., James, E. D., & Janis, B. (2015). The Effectiveness of Reason Racer, a Game Designed to Engage Middle School Students in Scientific Argumentation [Journal Articles]. 47(1), 21–40.
Bulgren, J. A., Ellis, J. D., & Marquis, J. G. (2014). The Uses and Effectiveness of an Argumentation and Evaluation Intervention in Science Classes [Journal Articles]. 23(1), 82–97. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10956-013-9452-x/fulltext.html...
Annual Report for Enhancing Argumentation with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning and Student Science Practice.  . (2014). [Research Reports].
Bulgren, J., Ault, M., Ellis, J., Frey, B., Craig-Hare, J., & Adams, D. (2013). Evidence Game -- Annual Report to DRK-12 of the National Science Foundation [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (2012). Program Report on Biology 6-12 Science Program. Submitted to KSDE [Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (2012). Program Report on Chemistry 6-12 Science Program. Submitted to KSDE [Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (2012). Program Report on Earth/Space Science 6-12 Science Program. Submitted to KSDE [Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (2012). Program Report on Middle-Level Science Program. Submitted to KSDE [Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (2012). Program Report on Physics 6-12 Science Program. Submitted to KSDE [Reports].
Bulgren, J., Ault, M., Ellis, J. D., Frey, B., Craig-Hare, J., Adams, D., Shrerrer, D., Carlsen, K., Tran, P., & Kroge, J. (2012). Annual report for Evidence Game a project funded by NSF DR-K-12 [Research Reports].
Marilyn, A., Jana, C.-H., Janis, B., & James, E. D. (2012). Analysis of a Game Feature Designed to Heighten Engagement and Learning. [Conference Proceedings]. American Association for Computer Education.
Bulgren, J., & Ellis, J. D. (2012). Argumentation and evaluation intervention in science classes: Teaching and learning with Toulmin (M. S. Khine, Ed.; pp. 135–154) [Book Chapters]. Springer Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D., & Bulgren, J. (2010). Final report for Professional Development Materials to Develop Student Knowledge and Skills of Scientific Argumentation [Research Reports].
Heppert, J., Ellis, J. D., & Gay, S. (2008). Annual report for Noyce Scholarship Project [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D., & Bulgren, J. (2008). Annual report for Professional Development Materials to Develop Student Knowledge and Skills of Scientific Argumentation [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D., & Bulgren, J. (2007). Annual report for Professional Development Materials to Develop Student Knowledge and Skills of Scientific Argumentation [Research Reports].
Otto, W. H., Larive, C. K., Mason, S. L., Robinson, J. B., Heppert, J. A., & Ellis, J. D. (2005). Using Visible Spectrophotometers to Study Speciation in an Inquiry Laboratory Environment [Journal Articles]. 82(10), 1552–1554.
Lonsbury, J. G., & Ellis, J. D. (2003). Science history as a means to teach nature of science concepts:  Using the development of understanding related to mechanisms of inheritance [Journal Articles]. 7(3).
Ellis, J. D. (2003). Influence of National Science Education Standards on the Science Curriculum [Book Chapters]. National Academy Press.
Heppert, J., Ellis, J., Robinson, J., Wofer, A., & Mason, S. (2002). A problem-solving approach to the laboratory for an undergraduate course in introductory chemistry [Journal Articles]. 31(5), 322–326.
Ellis, J. D. (2002). Science Teaching Standards for Kansas State Department of Education [Other].
Ellis, J. D. (2001). A dilemma in reforming science teacher education: Responding to students’ concerns or striving for high standards [Journal Articles]. 12(3), 253–276.
Ellis, J. D., Friedman-Nimz, R., & Harnden, R. (2001). Critical Problem Solving in Science and Technology [Other]. http://www.soe.ku.edu/sites/science_ed/CPS.htm
Ellis, J. D. (2000). Report of the Task Force on Science Education [Reports]. http://www.ukans.edu/~scitask/report.html
BSCS. (2000). Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 1 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (2000). Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 1 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (2000). Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 2 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (2000). Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 2 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
TED Curriculum Committee. (2000). Curriculum Framework for the Teacher Education Program [Reports]. http://www.soe.ukans.edu/
BSCS. (2000). Family Life 1 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (2000). Family Life 1 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (2000). Family Life 2 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (2000). Family Life 2 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Heppert, J., Robinson, J., & Ellis, J. (2000). Interim report for A Paradigm Redesign of the Laboratory Experience [Research Reports].
Heppert, J., Hack, C., Gay, S., Staver, J., Shroyer, G., Zollman, D., & Ellis, J. (2000). Report to the KCETP National Visiting Committee [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D., & Maxwell, D. E. (1999). Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Project (CO-STEP) [Research Reports].
BSCS. (1998). Decisions in Teaching Elementary School Science [Other]. Agency for Instructional Technology.
BSCS. (1998). Decisions in Teaching Elementary School Science [Media/Multimedia Products]. Agency for Instructional Technology.
National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. (1998). Middle Childhood Science: Standards for National Board Certification [Other]. NBPTS.
National Science Teachers Association. (1998). NSTA Standards for Science Teacher Preparation [Other].
National Science Foundation. (1998). Program Announcement and Guidelines for Elementary, Secondary, and informal Education [Other]. National Science Foundation.
BSCS. (1997). Fitness 1 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Fitness 1 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Fitness 2 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Fitness 2 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Injury Prevention 1 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Injury Prevention 1 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Injury Prevention 2 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Injury Prevention 2 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Nutrition 1 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Nutrition 1 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Nutrition 2 (Student Book) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
BSCS. (1997). Nutrition 2 (Teacher Guide) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
National Science Foundation. (1997). Review of Instructional Materials for Middle School Science [Other]. National Science Foundation.
Ellis, J. D. (1995). Fostering change in science education [Book Chapters]. National Science Foundation.
Ellis, J. D., & Maxwell, D. E. (1993). Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Project (CO-STEP) [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (1993). Constructing sustainable reform in science and technology education (A. Gordon, M. Hacker, & M. de Vries, Eds.) [Book Chapters]. Springer/Verlag.
Ellis, J. D., & Backe, K. A. (1993). Teacher development modules (TDM) for elementary school science [Research Reports].
Enochs, L. G., Riggs, L. G., & Ellis, J. D. (1993). The development and partial validation of microcomputer utilization in teaching efficacy beliefs instrument in a science setting [Journal Articles]. 93(4), 257–263.
Ellis, J. D. (1992). [Book Reviews]. 92(5), 287–288.
Bybee, R. W., Ellis, J. D., & Matthews, M. R. (Eds.). (1992). [Special Issues] (Vol. 29, Issue 4).
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1992). Implementing microcomputers in science teaching [Journal Articles]. 3(3), 65–75.
Ellis, J. D. (1992). Teacher development in advanced educational technology [Journal Articles]. 1(1), 49–66.
Bybee, R. W., Ellis, J. D., & Matthews, M. R. (1992). Teaching about the history and nature of science and technology [Journal Articles]. 29(4), 327–330.
BSCS. (1992). Teaching About the History and Nature of Science and Technology: A Curriculum Framework [Books]. BSCS.
BSCS. (1992). Teaching About the History and Nature of Science and Technology: Background Papers [Books]. BSCS.
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1991). A curriculum for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers [Journal Articles]. 91(6), 247–254.
Ellis, J. D. (1991). ENLIST Micros Phase III: Models for Establishing ENLIST Micros Teacher Centers [Journal Articles]. 8(2), 3–14.
Ellis, J. D., Pereversev, L., & Staupe, A. (1991). Environmental literacy: A global challenge (M. Schaffer & S. Charp, Eds.) [Book Chapters]. International Technologies Exchange.
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (1991). Evaluation of ENLIST Micros III: Teacher centers for improving the use of microcomputers in science instruction [Research Reports].
Bybee, R. W., Powell, J. C., Ellis, J. D., Gliese, J. R., Parisi, L., & Singleton, L. (1991). Integrating the history and nature of science and technology in science and social studies curriculum [Journal Articles]. 71(1), 143–155.
BSCS. (1991). Science for Life and Living: Integrating Science, Technology, and Health (grades K-6) [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D. (1991). The BSCS perspective on preparing science teachers to use educational technology [Journal Articles]. 21(1), 17–32.
Ellis, J. D. (1990). [Book Reviews]. 7(2), 23–24.
Ellis, J. D. (1990). Preparing science teachers for the information age [Journal Articles]. 9(4), 55–70.
Ellis, J. D. (1989). An evaluation of a project for preparing science teachers to use micro-computers [Journal Articles]. 9(1), 51–64.
Ellis, J. D. (1989). An evaluation of a teacher-enhancement project on educational computing [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (Eds.). (1989). ENLIST Micros [Other]. EME Corporation.
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (Eds.). (1989). ENLIST Micros: Computer Software Programs [Software]. EME.
Baird, W. E., Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1989). ENLIST Micros: Training science teachers to use microcomputers [Journal Articles]. 26(7), 587–598.
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (Eds.). (1989). ENLIST Micros: Video Programs [Media/Multimedia Products]. EME.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1989). Information Technology and Science Education: 1988 Yearbook of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science [Books]. SMEAC Information Reference Center, The Ohio State University.
BSCS. (1989). New Designs for Elementary School Science and Health [Books]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D. (1988). Improving science instruction with microcomputers [Journal Articles]. 4(1), 14–15.
Crovello, T. J., & Ellis, J. D. (1988). Computers in biology education: The United States (T. J. Crovello, Ed.; pp. 81–104) [Book Chapters]. ICSU Press.
Ellis, J. D. (1988). Microcomputer-based laboratories in biology education (T. J. Crovello, Ed.; pp. 43–60) [Book Chapters]. ICSU Press.
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1987). Encourage literacy of science teachers in the use of microcomputers (ENLIST Micros): Final report [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (1987). Improving science instruction with microcomputers [Book Chapters]. National Association for Research in Science Teaching.
Ellis, J. D., & Landes, N. M. (1987). Integrating biology education and health education: The BSCS perspective: Vol. V (W. V. Mayer, Ed.) [Book Chapters]. UNESCO.
BSCS. (1987). Science and health in the elementary school.  A technology-oriented educational program.  Part one: The design project [Research Reports].
BSCS. (1987). Science and health in the elementary school.  Requirements specifications for educational technology. Part III – specifications for courseware [Research Reports].
BSCS. (1987). Science and health in the elementary school.  Requirements specifications for educational technology. Part IV – specifications for video [Research Reports].
BSCS. (1987). Science and health in the elementary school.  Software review report: Part one—software for student use [Research Reports].
BSCS. (1987). Science and health in the elementary school.  Software review report: Part two—software for teacher use [Research Reports].
BSCS. (1987). Science and health in the elementary school. Requirements specifications for educational technology: Part II – specifications for a curriculum [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (1986). The BSCS and educational computing in the sciences [Journal Articles]. 48(2).
Ellis, J. D. (1986). Building the S/T/S curriculum: The BSCS experience and perspective (R. K. James, Ed.) [Book Chapters]. SMEAC Information Reference Center, The Ohio State University.
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1986). Computer literacy for science teachers (L. W. Trowbridge & R. W. Bybee, Eds.; Issue 4, pp. 150–153) [Book Chapters].
Ellis, J. D. (1984). A comparison of methods for measuring the degree of implementation of an innovative science program (L. J. Bethel, Ed.) [Book Chapters]. Science Education Center, University of Texas.
Ellis, J. D. (1984). A rationale for using computers in science education [Journal Articles]. 46(4).
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1984). Educational technology: A force for change (R. W. Bybee, Ed.) [Book Chapters]. NSTA.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1984). Genetic resistance to pesticides: computer simulation (experimental edition) [Software]. BSCS.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1984). Light and plant growth: computer simulation (experimental edition) [Software]. BSCS.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1984). Paper chromatography: computer simulation (experimental edition) [Software]. BSCS.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1984). Plant and animal physiology: computer simulation (experimental edition) [Software]. BSCS.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1983). Biomedical Technology [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1983). Computers and Privacy [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1983). Human Reproduction: Social and Technological Aspects [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1983). Science, Technology, and Society [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1983). Television [Other]. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Ellis, J. D. (1982). Summer workshop for energy education teachers in Texas (middle school): Final report [Research Reports].
Bethel, L. J., Ellis, J. D., & Barufaldi, J. P. (1982). The effects of an NSF institute on inservice teachers views of science and attitudes toward environmental science education [Journal Articles]. 66(4).
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1982). Home Energy Analysis Training Audio-Visual Program [Other]. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council.
Ellis, J. D. (1981). Summer workshop for energy education teachers in Texas (community college): Final report [Research Reports].
Ellis, J. D. (Ed.). (1981). Home Energy Analysis Training Independent Study Guide [Other]. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council.
LaShier, W. S., & Ellis, J. D. (1979). Expanded abstract and analysis of: Jaus, Harold H. The effects of integrated science process skill instruction on changing teacher achievement and planning practices [Book Chapters].
Ellis, J. D. (1979). The construct validation of the degree of implementation of an innovation [Other]. University of Kansas.
Ellis, J. D. (1974). A study of wait time and questioning techniques as performance-based teacher education skills for preservice elementary science teachers [Other]. University of Kansas.
Craig-Hare, J., Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J., Kretschmer, I., & Frey, B. B. . (accepted/in press). Learning Science with Social Media (D. Tsybulsky & I. Levin, Eds.) [Book Chapters]. Information Science Reference (IGI Global).
Rowland, A., Ellis, J. D., Ball, L., Mohn, J., Schwarting, J., Ault, M., Bradley, B., Bulgren, J., & Craig-Hare, J. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). Understanding Genetics through Argumentation Curriculum Unit [Monographs].

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Selected Presentations

Craig-Hare, J., & Ellis, J. D. (6/3/2016). Supporting Argumentation for College & Career Readiness: Resources, Models and Technology Tools for Classroom Discourse. Presentation at the KU School of Education Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference. June 3, 2016. Lawrence, KS
Ellis, J., & Craig-Hare, J. (6/30/2016). Transforming Curriculum and Teaching to Reach Kansas College and Career Ready Standards in Science. Presentation at the University of Kansas School of Education Strategies Conference. lawrence, Kansas
Rowland, A., Ellis, J. D., Craig-Hare, J., Ault, M., Bradley, B., & Bulgren, J. (12/31/2016). Enhance Teaching and Learning with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Learning and Student Scientific Argumentation. 2016 DRK-12 PI Meeting for the National Science Foundation. Washington, DC
Rowland, A., Ellis, J. D., Craig-Hare, J., Ball, L., Mohn, J., & Schwarting, J. (12/3/2015). Practice Scientific Argumentation through Gaming and Social Media. Regional Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Kansas City, Missouri
Ellis, J. D., Rowland, A., Ault, M., Bulgren, J., Bradley, B., & Craig-Hare, J. (1/8/2015). Using social media to enhance the practice of scientific argumentation. Annual meeting of the Association of Science Teacher Education. Portland, Oregon
Rowland, A., Hare, J. C., Ellis, J. D., & Ault, M. (8/31/2014). Lessons Learned Practicing Scientific Argumentation through Social Media and Gaming. Faculty Technology Camp. University of Kansas, School of Education
Rowland, A., Hare, J. C., Bradley, B., & Ellis, J. D. (12/31/2014). Our Claim: Social Media Might Facilitate the Practice of Scientific Argumentation. International Society for Technology in Education. Atlanta, GA
Ellis, J. D., Craig-Hare, J., Ault, M., Bulgren, J., & Frey, B. (1/15/2014 - 1/15/2014). Reason Racer: An On-line Game to Support Learning of Scientific Argumentation. Association for Science Teacher Education. San Antonio, Texas
Ellis, J. D. (4/1/2013 - 4/30/2013). Teaching the NGSS Practice of Scientific Argumentation. Annual Meeting of the Kansas Association of Science Teachers. Junction City, KS
Ellis, J., Ault, M., Craig-Hare, J., Bulgren, J., & Frey, B. (4/30/2013). The Evidence Game -- Introducing Scientific Argumentation to Middle School Science Students. Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Ault, M., Craig-Hare, J., Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J., Frey, B., & Adams, D. (1/1/2013 - 1/31/2013). Reason Racer: Engaging Middle School Students in Scientific Argumentation. The University of Kansas School of Education Research Conference. Lawrence, Kansas
Bulgren, J., & Ellis, J. D. (7/1/2012 - 7/31/2012). The Argumentation and Evaluation Intervention: Research Findings from Grant from the National Science Foundation. SIM Conference. Lawrence, Kansas
Bulgren, J., Ault, M., Ellis, J. D., Frey, B., & Craig-Hare, J. (7/31/2012). The Evidence Game: Collaborative Online Video Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence. International SIM Conference. Lawrence, Kansas
Bulgren, J., Ault, M., Ellis, J. D., Frey, B., & Craig-Hare, J. (6/30/2012). The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence. DR K-12 PI Meeting for the National Science Foundation. Washington, DC
Ault, M., Bulgren, J., Ellis, J. D., & Frey, B. (8/31/2012). Use of a Target Game Feature Designed to Increase Engagement in an Educational Game. University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Lawrence, Kansas
Ellis, J. D. (4/21/2012). Arguments Based on Evidence: An Essential Practice K-12. Annual Meeting of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science. Rock Springs, KS
Ellis, J. D. (3/31/2012). Argumentation, the Common Core Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. Association of Teacher Educators-Kansas. Emporia, KS
Ault, M., Craig-Hare, J., Bulgren, J., & Ellis, J. D. (12/31/2012). Analysis of a Game Feature Designed to Heighten Engagement and Learning. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Chesapeake, VA
Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J., Ault, M., Frey, B., & Craig-Hare, J. (1/31/2012). The Evidence Game for supporting middle school teachers in introducing scientific argumentation to middle school science students. Annual Meeting of the Association of Science Teacher Education. Clearwater Beach, FL
Ellis, J. D. (1/31/2012). The Evidence Game: Scientific Argumentation for Middle School Science. University of Kansas School of Education Research Summit. Lawrence, Kansas
Ellis, J. D. (10/28/2010). Professional Development Materials to Teach Scientific Argumentation in Middle School Science. National Science Teachers Association. Kansas City, MO
Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J., & Carlsen, K. C. (4/18/2009). Design study methodology to develop an intervention to enhance scientific argumentation skills of middle school students. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Garden Grove, CA
Ellis, J. (4/25/2009). Teaching scientific argumentation to enhance science literacy. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Kansas Association of Science Teachers. Rock Springs, KS
Ellis, J. D., & Bulgren, J. (1/8/2009). Improving teaching of scientific argumentation skills. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Educators. Hartford, CT
Bulgren, J. A., Ellis, J. D., & Carlsen, K. (7/31/2008). The Development of the Argumentation and Evaluation Routine in Inclusive Science Classes. Poster Presentation at the 2008 International SIM Trainers¹ Conference. Lawrence, KS
Ellis, J., & Bulgren, J. (10/12/2007 - 10/14/2007). A design study to develop professional development materials for improving teaching and learning of scientific argumentation skills. Presentation at regional conference of Southwest Region of Association of Science Teacher Educators. Forth Worth, TX
Ellis, J., & Bulgren, J. (9/9/2007 - 9/11/2007). Materials to Develop Student Knowledge and Skills of Scientific Argumentation. Presentation at NSF DR-K12 PI Conference. Arlington, VA
Ellis, J. D. (9/30/2006). Teaching students scientific argumentation skills. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Association for Science Teacher Education. Wichita, KS
Ellis, J. D. (1/11/2006). Professional Development for Teachers of Low Achieving Urban Students. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Science Teacher Educators. Portland, OR
Ellis, J. D. (1/20/2005). Connecting science education with special education. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Educators. Colorado Springs, CO
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/2004). Teaching science to students with high incidence disabilities. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Kansas Association for Teachers of Science. Junction City, KS
Lonsbury, J., & Ellis, J. D. (4/7/2003 - 4/10/2003). Science history as a means to teach nature of science concepts: Using mendel and the shift from blending to particulate inheritance. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching. New Orleans, LA
Ellis, J. D. (4/27/2002). Helping students with disabilities learn science. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science, 4-H Camp. Rock Springs, KS
Mason, S., Wolfer, A., Robinson, J., Heppert, J., Ellis, J., & Doyle, R. (3/26/2001 - 3/28/2001). Implementation and assessment of collaborative learning in problem-based laboratories. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching. St. Louis, MO
Robinson, J., Ellis, J., & Heppert, J. (3/26/2001 - 3/28/2001). The development of pedagogical content knowledge gained in implementing inquiry. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching. St. Louis, MO
Wolfer, A., Robinson, J., Mason, S., Heppert, J., & Ellis, J. (3/26/2001 - 3/28/2001). The effect of problem-based inquiry laboratory experiences on general chemistry students' understandings of the nature of science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching. St. Louis, MO
Ellis, J., Robinson, J., Heppert, J., Wolfer, A., & Mason, S. (3/26/2001 - 3/28/2001). The impact of a problem-centered inquiry course on student self-efficacy in the undergraduate chemistry laboratory. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching. St. Louis, MO
Ellis, J. (1/26/2001). An overview of the draft Kansas Science Teaching Standards. A presentation at a meeting of the Kansas Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching. Topeka, KS
Heppert, J., Mason, S., Robinson, J., Wolfer, A., Ellis, J., & Doyle, R. (1/6/2001). Evaluating the effect of inquiry-based experiments on the learning environment in an introductory course for science majors. A paper presented at the Gordon Conference on Innovations in College Chemistry Teaching. Ventura, CA
Ellis, J., Heppert, J., Robinson, J., & Omar, H. (4/30/2000). Development of a College Chemistry Efficacy Beliefs Instrument. A paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. New Orleans, LA
Robinson, J., Heppert, J., Wolfer, A., & Ellis, J. (3/28/2000). Collaborative learning in problem-based laboratories. A paper presented at the ACS National Meeting. San Francisco, CA
Heppert, J., Ellis, J., & Robinson, J. (1/31/2000). A problem-solving approach to the laboratory for an undergraduate course in introductory chemistry. Paper presentation at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Akron, OH
Ellis, J. D. (11/18/1999 - 11/20/1999). Preparing elementary science teachers: Whose concerns do we address?. A paper presented at the regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Tulsa, OK
Ellis, J. D. (4/23/1999 - 4/25/1999). Teaching standards: What are they? How might they impact science teachers?. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Kansas Association for Science Teachers. Rock Springs, KS
Gitomer, D., Lynch, S., Collins, A., Duschl, R. A., Ellis, J. D., & Loving, C. C. (3/28/1999 - 3/31/1999). The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and secondary science teachers: A discussion of the results of the first year and their implications for science educators. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Boston
Ellis, J. D. (1/14/1999 - 1/17/1999). A dilemma in reforming science teacher education: Responding to students' concerns or striving for high standards. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education of Teachers in Science. Austin, TX
Gilbert, S., Lederman, N., Flick, L., Staver, J., Spector, B., & Ellis, J. (4/19/1998 - 4/22/1998). NSTA standards for science teacher education: Content, nature of science, inquiry, context, and pedagogy standards. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. San Diego, CA
Maxwell, D., Ellis, J., Jones, C., & Kuerbis, P. (1/8/1998 - 1/11/1998). CO-STEP: Colorado's Elementary Science Teacher Staff Development Project… The Results. A presentation at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Minneapolis, MN
Ellis, J. D., & Pickard, D. (1/8/1998 - 1/11/1998). NSF Programs: Opportunities for Funding. A presentation at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Minneapolis, MN
Maxwell, D., Kuerbis, P., Jones, C., & Ellis, J. (11/30/1997). COSTEP: Colorado's successful professional development project for teacher leadership: Taking science reform to heart. A presentation at the Denver Regional Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association
Ellis, J. D., & Earle, J. (3/24/1997). A Review of NSF programs. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Oak Brook, IL
Ellis, J. D., & Earle, J. (3/23/1997). Review of instructional material for middle school science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Oak Brook, IL
Ellis, J. D. (2/8/1997). Issues for curriculum analysis. A presentation at an AAAS/NSF Invitational Conference on Middle School Science. Washington, DC
Ellis, J. D., & Earle, J. (1/10/1997). A Review of NSF programs. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Cincinnati, OH
Ellis, J. D., & Tramill, J. (12/31/1997). Overview of Third International Mathematics and Science Study. A presentation to the Kansas Policy Board for NCTAF. Overland Park, KS
Ellis, J. D., & Earle, J. (1/12/1997). Review of instructional material for middle school science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Cincinnati, OH
Ellis, J. D., & Woodin, T. (10/19/1996). A Review of NSF programs. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers. Charlotte, NC
Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1996). Review of instructional material for middle school science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. St. Louis, MO
Ellis, J. D., & Maxwell, D. E. (4/23/1995). Intervening in the professional development of science teachers: The Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Program. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Maxwell, D. E. (4/19/1995). Intervening in the professional development of science teachers: The Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Program. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Backe, K. A. (4/20/1995). Using video to evoke reflections on science teaching: BSCS teacher development modules for elementary school science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Backe, K. A. (4/22/1995). Using video to evoke reflections on science teaching: BSCS teacher development modules for elementary school science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. San Francisco, CA
Gallagher, J., Roseman, J., & Ellis, J. D. (1/6/1995). Project 2061 Blueprint for teacher education. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Charleston, WV
Ellis, J. D., & Backe, K. A. (1/6/1995). Teacher development modules for elementary school science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Charleston, WV
Ellis, J. D., Maxwell, D. E., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1/7/1995). The Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Program (CO-STEP). A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Charleston, WV
Backe, K. A., & Ellis, J. D. (4/2/1994). A teacher enhancement project for elementary school science. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Anaheim, CA
Ellis, J. D., Enochs, L. G., & Mattheis, F. E. (3/21/1994 - 3/24/1994). Needed! Quality evaluation of teacher enhancement projects. A symposium at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Anaheim, CA
Maxwell, D. E., & Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1994). Working together for better elementary science instruction through project CO-STEP. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Anaheim, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Backe, K. A. (1/6/1994 - 1/9/1994). Teacher development modules for elementary school science. A paper presented at the meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1/6/1994 - 1/9/1994). The Colorado Science Teaching Enhancement Project (CO-STEP). A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1/6/1994 - 1/9/1994). The new round of BSCS curricular materials. Preconference workshop at annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. El Paso, TX
Ellis, J. D. (12/3/1993). Fostering Change in Science Education. A paper the national conference "Connecting Resources for Reform" at the Ohio State University
Maxwell, D. E., Kuerbis, P. J., & Ellis, J. D. (11/12/1993 - 11/14/1993). Colorado College CO-STEP & BSCS: Overcoming obstacles that affect elementary science instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education. Colorado Springs, CO
Maxwell, D. E., Beller, C., Kottenstette, T., Kuerbis, P. J., Jones, C., Edwards, D., ...Ellis, J. D. (10/28/1993). Building a better science program through teacher enhancement: The Colorado Elementary Science Teacher Enhancement Project (CO-STEP). A panel presentation at the regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Denver, CO
Backe, K. A., & Ellis, J. D. (10/28/1993). Teacher development modules for elementary science. A presentation at the regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Denver, CO
Ellis, J. D. (7/29/1993). Fostering change in science education. Keynote address at NSF invitational forum on elementary and secondary teacher enhancement in science and mathematics: Status, issues, and problems. Academy for Educational Development. Washington, DC
Ellis, J. D. (2/9/1993 - 2/11/1993). Changing school perspectives. An invited presentation at the NSF conference Beyond National Standards and Goals: Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education K-16. Washington, DC
Ellis, J. D. (8/16/1992 - 8/28/1992). Keynote Address at Advanced Study Institute on Advanced Educational Technology in Technology Education for NATO International Scientific Exchange Program, University of Salford. Salford, United Kingdom
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (6/14/1992). A model project for helping science/mathematics teachers use microcomputers. A six-hour workshop at the National Educational Computing Conference. Dallas, TX
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (6/17/1992). ENLIST Micros III: models for establishing ENLIST Micros Teacher Centers. A project report at the National Educational Computing Conference. Dallas, TX
Ellis, J. D., Bybee, R. W., Giese, J. R., & Parisi, L. S. (5/11/1992 - 5/15/1992). Teaching about the history and nature of science and technology: Issues in teacher development. A paper presented at the International Conference of the History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching. Kingston, Ontario
Lavoie, D. R., Ellis, J. D., LaShier, W. S., Lederman, N. G., Flick, L., & Oliver, S. (3/22/1992). Developing and using NARST-NET: a proposed telecommunications network. A panel discussion at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Boston, MA
Ellis, J. D., Enochs, L. G., Kuerbis, P. J., & Goulding, P. G. (3/23/1992). Mixing paradigms in evaluating teacher enhancement projects. A symposium at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Boston, MA
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (3/28/1992). Seminar for trainers from ENLIST Micros Teacher Centers. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Boston, MA
Ellis, J. D., Baird, W. E., Enochs, L. G., Goulding, P. G., & Spector, B. (3/28/1992). Teacher centers for promoting educational technology use. A panel presentation at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Boston, MA
Maxwell, D. E., & Ellis, J. D. (3/13/1992). The Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Project. A workshop presented at the annual convention of the Colorado Association of Science Teachers. Denver, CO
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1/10/1992). Implementing problem-centered investigations in science. A paper presented at the conference of the Southwest Region-Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Tulsa, OK
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (12/13/1991). A model project for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A short course at the area convention of the National Science Teachers Association. New Orleans, LA
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (12/14/1991). A seminar for trainers from ENLIST Micros Teacher Centers. A seminar at the area convention of the National Science Teachers Association. New Orleans, LA
Ellis, J. D., Enochs, L. G., Baird, W. E., & Barker, K. (12/15/1991). Teacher centers for enhancing the use of microcomputers by K-12 science teachers. A panel session presented at the area convention of the National Science Teachers Association. New Orleans, LA
Ellis, J. D. (11/7/1991). Helping science teachers improve microcomputer use. A short course at the National Association of Biology Teachers. Nashville, TN
Ellis, J. D. (11/9/1991). Implementing problem-centered investigations in environmental science. Paper at the National Association of Biology Teachers. Nashville, TN
Ellis, J. D. (8/1/1991). ENLIST Micros: Improving use of educational technology. A short course at the National Science Supervisors Association Science Leadership Institute. Southern Illinois University. Edwardsville, IL
Ellis, J. D. (8/18/1991 - 8/24/1991). Models for teacher development in the uses of technology. A seminar at the third East/West Invitational Seminar on New Technologies in Education. Prague, Czechoslovakia
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (4/9/1991). An evaluation of ENLIST Micros III: Teacher centers for improving the use of microcomputers in science instruction. A poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Fontana, WI
Ellis, J. D., Enochs, L. G., & Riggs, I. M. (4/9/1991). The development and partial validation of the microcomputer utilization in teaching efficacy beliefs instrument. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Fontana, WI
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (3/30/1991). A seminar for trainers from ENLIST Micros Teacher Centers. A seminar at the convention of the National Science Teachers Association. Houston, TX
Ellis, J. D., & Bybee, R. W. (3/30/1991). Integrating the history and nature of science and technology into science teaching. A workshop presented at the national convention of the National Science Teachers Association. Houston, TX
Ellis, J. D., Harter, M., Liao, T., Enochs, L. G., & Baird, W. E. (3/29/1991). Teacher centers for enhancing the use of microcomputers by K-12. A panel session at the national convention of the National Science Teachers Association. Houston, TX
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (11/2/1990). A model program for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A short course at the regional conference of the National Science Teachers Association. Long Beach, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (11/7/1990). A model program for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A short course presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers. Houston, TX
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (11/3/1990). A seminar for trainers from ENLIST Micros Teacher Centers. A seminar at the regional conference of the National Science Teachers Association. Long Beach, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Bybee, R. W. (11/2/1990). Integrating the history and nature of science and technology into science teaching. A presentation at the regional conference of the National Science Teachers Association. Long Beach, CA
Ellis, J. D. (10/18/1990). A model program for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at a conference of the National Science Teachers Association. Kansas City, KS
Bybee, R. W., & Ellis, J. D. (10/12/1990). Integrating the history and nature of science into school science programs. A presentation at the annual meeting of School Science and Mathematics Association. Cincinnati, OH
Ellis, J. D., & Bybee, R. W. (10/19/1990). Integrating the history and nature of science into school science programs. A presentation at the regional conference of the National Science Teachers Association. Kansas City, KS
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (5/18/1990). Preparing science teachers to use educational computing. A workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Colorado Springs, CO
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. G. (4/6/1990). ENLIST Micros – A model program for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A short course presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1990). ENLIST Micros: Phase III -- models for establishing ENLIST Micros training centers. A paper presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Atlanta, GA
Ellis, J. D., Goulding, P. G., Powell, J. C., Hannigan, M., & Lenk, C. (4/9/1990). Establishing training centers for inservice science teachers. A symposium at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Atlanta, GA
Ellis, J. D. (4/8/1990). Research on preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Atlanta, GA
Bybee, R. W., Ellis, J. D., Giese, J., & Parisi, L. (4/11/1990). Teaching the history and nature of science in science courses: A framework. A paper presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Atlanta, GA
Ellis, J. D. (1/14/1990). Preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Region - Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Kansas City, KS
Ellis, J. D. (1/14/1990). Teacher centers: leaders for implementing educational innovations. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Region - Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Kansas City, KS
Ellis, J. D. (12/31/1989). A model program for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A short course at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Atlantic City, NJ
Bybee, R. W., Powell, J. C., Ellis, J. D., Giese, J., & Parisi, L. A. (11/30/1989). A Rationale for integrating the history and nature of science in school science and social studies programs. Paper presented at the First International Conference on the History and Nature of Science in Science Teaching, Florida State University
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1989). A model program for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A short course at the annual meeting of the National Association for Biology Teachers. San Diego, CA
Ellis, J. D. (6/30/1989). ENLIST Micros II: Implementing microcomputers in science teaching. A special session at meeting of the National Educational Computing Conference. Boston
Ellis, J. D. (6/30/1989). Information technology and science education: The 1988 AETS yearbook. A symposium at the National Educational Computing Conference. Boston
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1989). A curriculum for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Seattle, WA
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (3/31/1989). A model for implementing microcomputers in science teaching. Invited presentation of outstanding paper on practical applications for 1988 NARST meeting at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1989). An evaluation of a teacher enhancement project on educational computing. A poster presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1989). An overview of computer software for biology education. A presentation at round table on software for biology education for BIOSIS. Philadelphia, PA
Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1989). Information technologies and science education. A symposium at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Goulding, P. (2/28/1989). Collaborating to train science teachers to use microcomputers. Presentation at Colorado Science Teachers Association. Greeley, CO
Ellis, J. D. (1/31/1989). Preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Region - Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Wichita, KS
Ellis, J. D. (12/31/1988). Activities for building concepts and skills in science, technology, and health with elementary children. A presentation at the annual meeting of the School Science and Mathematics Association. Austin, TX
Ellis, J. D. (12/31/1988). The BSCS model for training science teacher to use microcomputers. A presentation at meeting of the School Science and Mathematics Association. Austin, TX
Ellis, J. D. (11/30/1988). Implementing microcomputers in science teaching. A short course at the annual meeting of the National Association for Biology Teachers. Chicago
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1988). A curriculum for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Portland, ME
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1988). A curriculum for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Columbus, OH
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1988). Improving science instruction with microcomputers. A presentation at the regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Columbus, OH
Ellis, J. D. (6/30/1988). A curriculum for preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the meeting of the TIE Education Technology Conference. Breckenridge, CO
Ellis, J. D. (6/30/1988). A model for training science teachers to use microcomputers. A report at the meeting of the National Educational Computing Conference. Dallas, TX
Ellis, J. D. (6/30/1988). Microcomputer-based laboratory in science. A presentation at the annual meeting of the TIE Education Technology Conference. Breckenridge, CO
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1988). A curriculum for training science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the annual meeting of the TIE Conference. Rapid City, SD
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1988). Using computers in science teaching. A presentation at the annual meeting of the TIE Conference. Rapid City, SD
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (3/31/1988). A model for implementing microcomputers in science teaching. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Lake Ozark, MO
Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1988). Applications of microcomputers for science teaching. A short course at the annual meeting of the Colorado Science Teachers Association. Denver, CO
Robertson, W. C., Ellis, J. D., Bybee, R. W., & Muscella, D. (3/31/1988). New designs for elementary school science. A symposium at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Lake Ozark, MO
Ulerick, S., Bybee, R. W., & Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1988). Research on computers in schools: From PLATO to LOGO and beyond. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Lake Ozark, MO
Ellis, J. D. (1/31/1988). Preparing science teachers to use microcomputers. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Region - Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. Oklahoma City, OK
Ellis, J. D. (11/30/1987). Preparing science teachers to use microcomputers in the classroom. Short course at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. San Antonio, TX
Ellis, J. D. (11/30/1987). Preparing science teachers to use microcomputers in the classroom. Short course at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Pittsburgh, PA
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1987). Preparing biology teachers to use microcomputers in the classroom. Short course at the meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers. Cincinnati, OH
Ellis, J. D. (9/30/1987). Research matters...to the science teacher: Improving science teaching with computers. Invited session for the National Association of Research in Science Teaching at the regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Salt Lake City, UT
Ellis, J. D., & Bybee, R. W. (6/30/1987). Appropriate applications of educational computing for elementary school science and health. Project report presented at the 8th National Educational Computing Conference. Philadelphia, PA
Ellis, J. D. (6/30/1987). Encourage the literacy of science teachers in the use of microcomputers. A project report at the annual meeting of the National Educational Computing Conference. Philadelphia, PA
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (5/31/1987). Computers in science: Micro-based software for labs. Short course at the meeting of Colorado Association of Science Teachers. Colorado Springs, CO
Baird, W. E., Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (4/30/1987). ENLIST Micros: Training science teachers to use microcomputers. A paper presented at the 60th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Washington, DC
Ellis, J. D. (3/31/1987). Using the computer to enhance science teaching. Short course at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Washington, DC
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (11/30/1986). Using the computer to enhance science teaching. Short course at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Las Vegas, NV
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (10/31/1986). Using the computer to enhance science teaching. Short course at the meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. Indianapolis, IN
Crovello, T. J., & Ellis, J. D. (9/30/1986). Computers in biology education: The United States. An invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Commission for Biology Education of the International Union of Biological Sciences at Hanasaari. Espoo, Finland
Ellis, J. D. (9/30/1986). Microcomputer-based laboratories for biology education. An invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Commission for Biology Education of the International Union of Biological Sciences at Hanasaari. Espoo, Finland
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (3/31/1986). Computer literacy for science teachers. Short course at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (3/31/1986). The development of a test of computer literacy of science teachers in grades K-12. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. San Francisco, CA
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1985). Computer literacy for science teachers: The BSCS ENLIST Micros project. Short course at meeting of National Association of Biology Teachers. Orlando, FL
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (10/31/1985). ENLIST Micros: Encouraging the literacy of science teachers in the use of microcomputers. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Region – Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Wichita, KS
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (4/30/1985). Development and validation of essential computer literacies for science teachers. A paper presented at the annual 1985 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Meeting. French Lick, IN
Ellis, J. D., & McInerney, J. D. (4/30/1985). The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study: Reforming biology education. Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Cincinnati, OH
Ellis, J. D., & Donovan, E. (2/28/1985). Using microcomputers in science education. Short course at meeting of the Colorado Association of Science Teachers. Colorado Springs, CO
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (1/31/1985). Essential computer literacy competencies for science teachers and implications for teacher training. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Region – Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Denton, TX
Ellis, J. D. (1/31/1985). Health - A focus for education in science, technology, and society. Southwestern Region – Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Denton, TX
Ellis, J. D. (11/30/1984). Evaluation of bioeducation software. National Association of Biology Teachers. Purdue University
Ellis, J. D. (11/30/1984). Uses of computers in biology education. National Association of Biology Teachers. Purdue University
Ellis, J. D. (7/31/1984). Educational technology in science education. Invited address. Phi Delta Kappa Chapter. Manhattan, KS
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1984). BSCS: Appropriate uses of the computer in the science class. National Science Teachers Association Convention. Boston, MA
Ellis, J. D., & Kuerbis, P. J. (4/30/1984). Infusing computer literacy into science teacher training. Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Boston, MA
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1983). BSCS: Developing appropriate educational software for biology. National Association of Biology Teachers. Philadelphia, PA
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1983). Seminar on computer instruction in biology education. National Association of Biology Teachers. Philadelphia, PA
Ellis, J. D. (10/31/1983). Using the microcomputer in science education. National Science Teachers Association. Stony Brook, NY
Ellis, J. D. (6/30/1983). Educational uses of the computer in science. Colorado Association of Science Teachers. Estes Park, CO
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1983). Effects of a summer institute on middle school science teachers' energy knowledge and attitude and energy education implementation. National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Dallas, TX
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1982). A needs assessment survey of home energy analysis training. National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Lake Geneva, NY
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1982). An evaluation of a community college faculty development project on energy education. Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Chicago, IL
Ellis, J. D., Shaw, T., & Mills, T. (4/30/1982). The water resource management simulator: A powerful tool for teaching water topics. National Science Teachers Association. Chicago, IL
Ellis, J. D. (12/31/1982). Summer workshop for energy educating teachers in Texas: Final report. Austin: Science Education Center, University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX
Ellis, J. D. (12/31/1981). Energy education program for Texas utility companies. COMGOT (Texas Utilities). Corpus Christi, TX
Ellis, J. D. (11/30/1981). Texas community college energy program. Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching. Dallas, TX
Ellis, J. D. (11/30/1981). The Texas home energy auditor training program. International Conference on Energy Education. Knoxville, TN
Ellis, J. D. (8/31/1981). Summer workshop for energy education teachers in Texas. International Conference on Energy Education. Providence, RI
Ellis, J. D. (4/30/1981). Evaluating science curricula: Relating educational process to product. National Association for Research in Science Education. New York
Ellis, J. D. (1/31/1980). Construct validation of the procedures for measuring the degree of implementation of an innovation. Southwestern Region – Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. New Orleans, LA

Selected Grants

Developing Science Social Competence Opportunities through Virtual Reality. Center for Research on Learning. $1200000.00. (8/1/2018 - 7/31/2022). Federal. Status: Not Funded
"Development of Blended Learning Science Environments that Support Three-Dimensional Learning of Crosscutting Concepts, Science and Engineering Practices, and Disciplinary Core Ideas". National Science Foundation. $2861171.00. Submitted 12/5/2016 (7/1/2017 - 12/31/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Developing Science Social Competence Opportunities through Virtual Reality. $1481251.00. Submitted 9/1/2016 (8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020). Federal. Status: Not Funded
Increasing Access to NGSS with Virtual Reality: Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Social Competence Development. Center for Research on Learning. $1499981.00. (8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020). Federal. Status: Not Funded
Increasing Access to NGSS with Virtual Reality: Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Social Competence Development. National Science Foundation. Submitted 12/6/2016 (8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Disciplinary Reading and Discourse in Science. US Dept of Education. $1400000.00. Submitted 8/4/2016 (7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Redesign of Secondary Courses to Improve Academic Outcomes for Students with Disabilities and Other Underperforming Students with Mobile Technologies. A grant awarded to SRI by U.S. Department of Education, Investing in Innovation (i3) Office of Innovation and Improvement. CFDA Number: 84.4111C/. SRI. Submitted 9/1/2014 (9/1/2015 - 12/31/2019). Federal. Status: Funded. Expert consultant on science education.
Science Teachers Learning from Lesson Analysis (STeLLA): High School Biology. Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Submitted 12/1/2016 (7/1/2017 - 6/30/2019). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Talk Like a Scientist: Virtual Reality Fosters the Learning and Practice of Scientific Argumentation for All Students. National Science Foundation: Cyberlearning & Future Learning Technologies. University of Kansas. $549988.00. Submitted 12/1/2015 (8/1/2016 - 7/31/2018). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Enhancing Argumentation with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning. NSF DR-K12. $452263.00. Submitted 12/6/2012 (8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016). Federal. Status: Funded
Evidence Game. NSF. $1500000.00. (1/1/2010 - 7/31/2014). Federal. Status: Funded. NSF grant from DR-K12 educational research program.
Improving Instruction in Scientific Argumentation. Kansas Board of Regions. $188440.00. Submitted 10/1/2013 (10/1/2013 - 10/1/2013). State of Kansas. Status: Not Funded
Project Reason Racer: Scientific and Mathematical Argumentation Using an Online Multiplayer Game. Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. $1499609.00. Submitted 10/1/2013 (10/1/2013 - 10/1/2013). Federal. Status: Not Funded
DIP: Use of Social Media to Integrated Scientific Argumentation into High School Science Practice. $1322394.00. Submitted 1/16/2013 (1/16/2013 - 1/16/2013). Federal. Status: Not Funded
Collective Formative Feedback: A Model to Improve Scientific Argumentation and Discourse Skills within the Context of an Online Competitive Game. DRL-DR-K12 National Science Foundation. $2997528.00. Submitted 1/6/2012 (1/6/2012 - 1/6/2012). Federal. Status: Not Funded
Professional Development Materials to Develop Student Knowledge and Skills of Scientific Argumentation. NSF. $351684.00. (1/1/2006 - 12/31/2010). Federal. Status: Funded. NSF grant from Teacher Professional Continuum (TPC) program.
Supplemental grant from NSF for Noyce Scholarships for the Kansas Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation. $500000.00. (1/1/2002 - 12/31/2008). Federal. Status: Funded
No Child Left Behind: Science and Technology Critical Problem Solving. US Department of Education. $47295.00. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2005). Federal. Status: Funded. Funded by Kansas Board of Regents with U.S. Dept. of Education funds.
Palm study group. (1/1/2002 - 12/31/2003). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Member of SOE faculty cohort. Mike Neal, Principal Investigator (budget).
Peer mentoring among early career science teachers. Kansas Collaboration for Excellence in Teacher Preparation. (1/1/2002 - 12/31/2003). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Faculty leader. Mini-grant from Kansas Collaboration for Excellence in Teacher Preparation.
State Improvement Grant. (1/1/2001 - 12/31/2003). State of Kansas. Status: Funded. Member of faculty study group.
The Kansas Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation. NSF. $2400000.00. (1/1/1999 - 12/31/2003). Federal. Status: Funded
Project ICAN: Inquiry, Context, and Nature of Science. National Science Foundation. $1889914.00. (1/1/2000 - 12/31/2001). Federal. Status: Funded. Project evaluator. A teacher enhancement grant to Oregon State University supported by the National Science Foundation.
A Paradigm Redesign of the Laboratory Experience. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. $150000.00. (1/1/1998 - 12/31/2001). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Project evaluator.
University of Kansas. $50000.00. (12/31/2000). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Technology grant from University to School of Education to technologically enhance science education classroom.
Authentic Student Science Inquiry Teaching. KU Research Development Fund. $32000.00. (1/1/1998 - 12/31/1999). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
New Faculty General Research Fund Award. University of Kansas. $5000.00. (12/31/1998). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
National Science Foundation. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/1997). Federal. Status: Funded. External evaluator. NSF-funded project by to Poway Schools in San Diego, California.
Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Project. NSF. $1493957.00. (12/31/1997). Federal. Status: Funded. Project evaluator. A BSCS project supported by NSF.
Colorado Science Teacher Enhancement Project. NSF. $1493957.00. (1/1/1992 - 12/31/1997). Federal. Status: Funded. A BSCS project supported by NSF.
Teacher Development Modules for K-6 Science. NSF. $1065053.00. (1/1/1993 - 12/31/1996). Federal. Status: Funded
The Teachers Academy for Math and Science, Chicago, IL. $100000.00. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/1995). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Bozeman Local Systemic Initiative. National Science Foundation. $80000.00. (12/31/1995). Federal. Status: Funded. External Evaluator.
NASA Science Teacher Enhancement Program. NASA. $46000.00. (12/31/1995). Federal. Status: Funded
Implementing an Innovative Elementary School Science, Technology, and Health Program in Colorado. Gates Foundation. $96020.00. (1/1/1992 - 12/31/1993). Foundation. Status: Funded
Teacher Enhancement Project, ENLIST Micros Phase III: Models for Replicating a Teacher-Enhancement Project. NSF. $809147.00. (1/1/1989 - 12/31/1993). Federal. Status: Funded
Instructional Improvement Project for Secondary Life Science and Biology Teachers. Eisenhower funds. $69920.00. (1/1/1991 - 12/31/1992). Foundation. Status: Funded
BSCS Project to Develop an Integrated Science, Technology, and Health Curriculum for Grades K-6. National Science Foundation. (1/1/1987 - 12/31/1991). Federal. Status: Funded. Educational computing specialist.
Integrating the History and Nature of Science in School Science and Social Studies Programs. National Science Foundation. $342768.00. (1/1/1989 - 12/31/1990). Federal. Status: Funded. Project Director.
Star Schools Center, for Technical Education Research Centers. U.S. Department of Education. $65805.00. (1/1/1989 - 12/31/1990). Federal. Status: Funded. Director.
A Model for Teacher Enhancement in Educational Computing in the Sciences. National Science Foundation. $361446.00. (1/1/1986 - 12/31/1989). Federal. Status: Funded
Design Study for Elementary Science and Health. IBM. (1/1/1986 - 12/31/1987). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Educational computing specialist.
BSCS Middle School Health Education Project. Gates, Piton, Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson, and Coors Foundations. $750000.00. (1/1/1983 - 12/31/1986). Foundation. Status: Funded
ENLIST Micros. National Science Foundation. $161209.00. (1/1/1985 - 12/31/1986). Federal. Status: Funded
Genes and Surroundings Implementation Project. Health Services Administration. (1/1/1982 - 12/31/1983). Federal. Status: Funded
Visual Analysis in General Biology. Apple Education Foundation. (1/1/1982 - 12/31/1983). Foundation. Status: Funded
Faculty Development Program for Middle School Science Teachers. U.S. Department of Energy. $50000.00. (1/1/1981 - 12/31/1982). Federal. Status: Funded
Home Energy Auditor Training Project. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council. (1/1/1981 - 12/31/1982). Other States. Status: Funded
Faculty Development Program for Community College Science Teachers. U.S. Department of Energy. $35000.00. (1/1/1980 - 12/31/1981). Federal. Status: Funded
Collective Formative Feedback: A Model to Improve Scientific Argumentation and Discourse Skills within the Context of an Online Competitive Game.. NSF DR-K12. $2997528.00. Submitted 12/6/2012. Federal. Status: Not Funded
Enhanced Cognition through Game Play: Indications of Improved Cognition as a Result of Playing a Targeted Game. Proposal submitted to REESE program of the National Science Foundation,. NSF REESE program. $1499830.00. Submitted 6/29/2012. Federal. Status: Not Funded
Enhancement of Students’ Abilities to Evaluate and Explain Argumentation in Science and English Language Arts Classes.. Department of Education IES program. $1499453.00. Submitted 9/1/2012. Federal. Status: Not Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

Faculty Achievement Award for Service
The University of Kansas School of Education
2014 - 2015
Chair of Committee. Outstanding Master's Thesis in the School of Education. Awarded to Mike Ryan
2004
Chair of Committee. Outstanding Master's Thesis in the School of Education. Awarded to Justin Lonsbury
2002
Commissioned paper
National Academy of Sciences
2001 - 2002
IDS Spotlight
1999
Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1998
Directors Award for Collaborative Integration
National Science Foundation
1997
Pyramid Award
Teachers Academy for Science and Mathematics in Chicago
1995
Best Paper
AETS
1992
Software's Greatest Hits, 1989
American Library Association
1990
Outstanding Contributions to the Improvement of Computer Technology in Colorado
1988
Outstanding Paper Emphasizing Classroom Applications of Science Education Research
1988
Courtesy Associate Research Associate
KU Center for Research on Learning
2014 - Present

Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award
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