Presentations & Publications

Target Inquiry Publications

Synopsis

Since 2005, the project directors, senior personnel, and graduate and undergraduate research students have presented a total of 60+ talks or posters including 16 invited talks (nationally and internationally) on the TI model and its study. The invited talks included presentations at the Gordon Research Conference and the National Academies of Sciences Chemical Sciences Roundtable. An additional 50+ presentations at regional and national meetings have been given by the TI teachers (see teacher publications and presentations). The project thus far has also resulted in a number of publications reporting on both the research results and the teacher developed activities.

 

Target Inquiry Publications

Bancroft, S., Herrington, D., Dumitrache, R. (Online, April 2019). Semi-quantitative characterization of secondary science teachers’ use of three-dimensional instruction. Journal of Science Teacher Education. doi: 10.1080/1046560X.2019.1574512

Gupta, T., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. (2018). Target Inquiry: A case for quality professional development. In D. Polly, M. Putnam, T. Petty, A. Good (Eds.) Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs (pp. 383-416). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Herrington, D. & Daubenmire, P. (2016). No teacher is an island:  Bridging the gap between teacher’s professional practice and research findings. Journal of Chemical Education, 98(3), 1371-1376. DOI10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00700

Herrington, D., Yezierski, E., & Bancroft, S. (2016). Tool trouble: Challenges with using self-report data to evaluate long-term chemistry teacher professional development. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53, 1055-1081. DOI: 10.1002/tea.21323

Herrington, D., Bancroft, S., Edwards, M., & Schairer, C. (2016). I want to be the inquiry guy: How research experiences for teacher change beliefs, attitudes, and values about teaching science as inquiry. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 27(2), 183-204. DOI 10.1007/s10972-016-9450-y

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. (2014). Professional development aligned with AP Chemistry curriculum: Promoting science practices and facilitating enduring conceptual understanding. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(9), 1368-1374, DOI: 10.1021/ed5000668.

Yezierksi, E.J. & Herrington D.G. (2013). Chapter 8: The road to scientific literacy: How Target Inquiry is improving instruction and student achievement in high school chemistry. In S.B. Koba, B.S. Wojnowski, and with R.E. Yager (Eds.), Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development (Revised 2nd Edition). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

Cullen, D.M. & Pentecost, T.C. (2011). A Model Approach to the Electrochemical Ell: An Inquiry Activity. Journal of Chemical Education, 88(11), 1562-1564, DOI: 10.1021/ed101146u

Herrington, D.G. (2001). The Heat is On: An Inquiry-Based Investigation for Specific Heat. Journal of Chemical Education, 88(11), 1558-1561, DOI: 10.1021/ed200109j

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D. (2011). Improving Practice with Target Inquiry: High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development That Works, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 12, 344-354, DOI: 10.1039/C1RP90041B.

Herrington, D.G, Yezierski, E.J., Luxford, K., & Luxford, C. (2011). Target Inquiry: Changing Teachers' Beliefs about Inquiry Instruction and their Classroom Practice. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 12, 74-84, DOI: 10.1039/C1RP90010B.

Herrington, D. & Scott, P. (April/May 2011). Get in the Game with Team Density, The Science Teacher, 78 (4), 58-61.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. (December 2010/January 2011) Improve high school chemistry: Grand Valley State University website. Chem13 News, 379, 26-27.

Kennedy, L. M., Yezierski, E. J., & Herrington, D. G. (2008). Whose science is it anyway? Models of science according to chemistry students, faculty, and teachers. The Science Educator, 17(1), 1-9.

Herrington, D. G. (2005). Target inquiry: Some simple strategies for implementing inquiry in your classroom. Chem13 News, 8.

 

Target Inquiry Presentations

Gordon Research Conference in Chemistry Education Research & Practice, Lewiston, ME, June 18-23, 2017. The Importance of a Critical Friends Network in Developing Scholarly Teachers: Target Inquiry as an Exemplar. (D. Herrington & E. Yezierski)

2016 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, July 31-Aug. 4, 2016. Using the Framework to evaluate teacher professional development: How 3-D instruction can characterize lessons and teacher-designed activities. (D. Herrington, E. Yezierski, S. Bancroft, & N. Kellamis)

2016 National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 14-17, 2016.  Semi-Quantitative Characterization of Science Teachers’ Use of Three-Dimensional Instruction. (S. Bancroft & D. Herrington)

251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016. Target Inquiry: Transforming teachers’ ideas about laboratory instruction. (D. Herrington & E. Yezierski)

251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016. Teachers as species: Survive, interact, adapt, and thrive. (P. Daubenmire & D. Herrington)

251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016  & Student Scholarship Day, GVSU, April 13, 2016. Target Inquiry: Changing the way teachers think about science instruction in their classrooms. (R. Dumitrache, S. Tanis, & D. Herrington)

POGIL Regional Meeting, Allendale, MI, July 21-23, 2015. Using particulate level models to improve student understanding of difficult chemistry concepts. (D. Herrington)

Gordon Research Conference in Chemistry Education Research & Practice, Lewiston, ME, June 21-26, 2015. Semi-quantitative Characterization of Secondary Science Teachers’ Use of Three-dimensional Instruction. (S. Bancroft & D. Herrington)

2015 National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Chicago, IL April 12, 2015. Evaluation of an Inquiry Professional Development Program: Student and Chemistry Teacher Outcomes. (S. Phillipp, E. Yezierski, & D. Herrington)

249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015. Tool trouble: Challenges with using self-report data to evaluate long-term chemistry teacher professional development. (S. Bancroft, D. Herrington, & E. Yezierski)

249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015. Describing and characterizing the affective domain in middle and high school science students. (S. Bancroft, J. Carmel, J. Harshman, E. Yezierski, & D. Herrington)

249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015 and Student Scholarship Day, GVSU, April 8, 2015. “I want to be the inquiry guy!” How research experiences for teachers transform beliefs about teaching science as inquiry. (M. Edwards, S. Bancroft, & D. Herrington)

2014 National Science Teacher Association Area Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov. 6-8, 2014. NSTA’s Exemplary Science Programs (ESP) Current Reform Efforts.” (J. Weld, K.  Spencer, D. Herrington, E. Yezierski, A. Rutledge, C. Matthews, K. Sadler, & T. Sadler)

23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 12-18, 2014. Target Inquiry: Teachers Designing chemistry Activities to Actively Engage Students. (D. Herrington & E. Yezierski)

2014 National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 30 – April 2, 2014. How Can Chemistry Curricular Change Promote Teacher Improvement? The Target Inquiry Model for Chemistry Teacher Professional Development.  Presented in session: Characteristics and Strategies Symposium – Reconceptualizing High School Chemistry Based on Authentic Practices (D. Herrington, E. Yezierski, & C. Schairer)

2014 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 30 – April 2, 2014. Tool Trouble: Challenges with Using Self-Report Data to Evaluate Long-Term Chemistry Teacher Professional Development. Presented in session: Chemistry Education Research (CER): At the Nexus of Disciplinary and Educational Approaches to Research (E. Yezierski & D. Herrington)

247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014. Impact of Target Inquiry (TI) Professional Development Program on Teacher Questioning Behavior in the Science Classroom. (T. Gupta, D. Herrington, & E. Yezierski)

ChemEd 2013, Waterloo, ON, Canada July 28-August 1, 2013 Talk presented: "Target Inquiry: Chemistry Activities that Actively Engage Students" ( D. Herrington & E. Yezierski).

Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry Education Research & Practice, Slave Regina, Newport, RI, June 9-14, 2013. Poster presented: "A Study of the Impact of the Target Inquiry Program on Teacher Behavior in the Science Classroom." (T. Gupta, D. Herrington, D. Lee, & E. Yezierski).

International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference, Boston MA, Feb. 13-14, 2013. Target Inquiry Transforms Instruction: Combining RETs with Inquiry Materials Development. (E. Yezierski & D. Herrington)

National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 Principal Investigator Conference, Arlington, VA, June 13-15, 2012. Further development and testing of the Target Inquiry model for middle and high school science teacher professional development. (Herrington, D.G., Yezierski, E.J., & MacKenzie, A.H.)

243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012. Can we improve research experiences to better address Nature of Science concepts? (J. Grit, D. Herrington, & E. Yezierski)

243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012. Determining the effect of the Target Inquiry professional development program: A multilevel analysis of student achievement. (J.T Harshaman, D.G. Herrington., & E.J. Yezierski)

Herrington, D.G. Target Inquiry: Incorporate More Inquiry in Your Classroom. Talk presented at the Regional Math and Science Center Fall Science Update Conference, Grand Valley State University, November 16, 2011.

242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 28, 2011. Measuring student outcomes from long-term, research-based high school chemistry teacher professional development: Which content do students learn better? (E. Yezierski, H. Bauman, A. Schachtel, T. Smith, & D. Herrington)

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. Tool Trouble: Challenges with Using Self-Report Data to Evaluate Long-Term Chemistry Teacher Professional Development. Poster presented at the Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry Education Research & Practice, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, June 26-July 1, 2011.

Haugen, S., Newenhouse, S., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Inquiry instruction: The more you know the less you think you know. Poster presented at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011.

Carmel, J., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Evaluating the quality and dissemination of teacher-developed inquiry materials: Analysis of user feedback. Poster presented at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011.

Christian, B., Yezierski, E., Herrington, D., & Newenhouse S. Effects of instruction on altering students' self-efficacy and metacognition in learning science. Poster presented at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011.

Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: Investigating the Teacher and Student Effects of a New Model in Chemistry Teacher Development - Year 5. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation Discover Research K-12 Principal Investigator Conference, Washington, D.C., December 1-3, 2010.

Herrington, D., Luxford, K., & Yezierski, E. Does participation in a research experience for teachers (RET) program improve inquiry lessons in high school chemistry classrooms? Presentation at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton Texas, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D. Long-term effects on teaching quality: The Target Inquiry model for high school chemistry teacher professional development. Presentation at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton Texas, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Inquiry instruction: The more you know the less you think you know. Poster presented at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D. Data collection in high school classrooms: Organizing the chaos. Presentation at 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010.

Herrington, D., Yezierski, E., & Luxford, K. Determining the quality of secondary classroom materials developed in association with research experiences for teachers (RETs). Presentation at 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. We need labs to help students develop skills and habits of mind of scientists, in the invited symposium, "Debunking the Myths about Teaching and Learning." Presentation at 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010.

Yezierski, E. Inquiry in High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West Michigan Student Teacher Fire-Up Conference, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, March 8, 2010.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D. Target inquiry: Transforming in-service teacher professional development and instruction in high school chemistry. Presentation at National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 Principal Investigator Conference, Washington, D.C., November 9, 2009.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D., Target Inquiry: Evidence of reform in instruction and student outcomes in high school chemistry. Invited seminar at University of Iowa, October 9, 2009.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E., Target Inquiry: Evidence of reform in instruction and student outcomes in high school chemistry. Invited co-presentation at National Academy of Sciences' Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Washington, DC, September 24, 2009.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D. Target Inquiry: Inquiry instruction helps students make the grade. Presentation at 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D., Invited talk at the 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Colby College, Waterville, ME, June 23, 2009.

Billman, C., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Target Inquiry: Teacher-Perceived Barriers to Inquiry Instruction. Poster presented at Student Scholarship Day, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, April 8, 2009.

Emery, K., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: A Teacher Case Study. Poster presented at Student Scholarship Day, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, April 8, 2009.

Luxford, K., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: Can professional development change teachers' beliefs and instructional practices? Poster presented at Student Scholarship Day, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, April 8, 2009.

Luxford, K., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: Can professional development change teachers' beliefs and instructional practices? Poster presented at 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 21-25, 2009.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. No quick fixes: The long road to inquiry based instruction. Presentation at 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 21-25, 2009.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D. Target Inquiry: Using observational data to detect changes in teacher practice. Presentation at 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 21-25, 2009.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D., Target Inquiry: Transforming instruction and student outcomes in high school chemistry. Invited seminar presented at Miami University of Ohio, February 5, 2009.

Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Target Inquiry: Target Inquiry: Investigating the Teacher and Student Effects of a New Model in Chemistry Teacher Professional Development - Yr. 3. Poster presentation at National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 Principal Investigator Conference, Washington, D.C., November 13, 2008.

Luxford, K., Billman, C., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Target Inquiry: Can professional development overcome barriers to inquiry instruction? Poster presented at Second Annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Grand Rapids, MI., November 1, 2008.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D., Target Inquiry: Transforming teacher professional development and instruction in high school chemistry. Invited seminar presented at Purdue University, September 24, 2008.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E., Target Inquiry: Transforming teacher professional development and instruction in high school chemistry. Invited seminar presented at University of Western Cape (September 16, 2008) and University of Cape Town (September 17, 2008), Cape Town, South Africa.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. Target inquiry: A professional development model to improve inquiry teaching in the high school chemistry classroom. Presentation at 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, July 27-31, 2008.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D. High school teacher professional development: Growing a chemistry education laboratory. Invited presentation at 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, July 27-31, 2008.

Henderleiter, J., Herrington, D., Soman, S., & Yezierski, E. Using chemistry and chemical education research to design inquiry materials. Presentation at 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, July 27-31, 2008.

Henderleiter, J. & Soman, S. Professional Development for High School Teachers: What Can Chemistry Faculty Do? Symposium at 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, July 27-31, 2008.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. Inquiry Materials that Really Work: Teacher Designed and Tested. Symposium at 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, July 27-31, 2008.

Emery, K., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: How do teachers' perceptions of inquiry instruction in the classroom change? Poster presented at 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, July 27-31, 2008.

Billman, C., Luxford, K., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: Can professional development overcome barriers to inquiry instruction? Poster presented at 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, July 27-31, 2008.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D., Target inquiry: Transforming high school teacher professional development through research. Invited presentation to symposium to honor Dorothy Gabel at 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Kennedy, L., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D., Target Inquiry: Teacher professional development impacts on classroom practices and teacher beliefs about inquiry instruction. Presentation at 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Wissner, R., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E., Target Inquiry: Impacts of a research experience for teachers. Poster at 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Putti, A., Toman, S., Brethauer, B., & Yezierski, E., Teacher-Developed/Tested Inquiry-Based Materials for High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Fall Science Update Seminar, Regional Math and Science Center, GVSU, November 28, 2007.

Larsen, P., Ludeman, G. & Herrington, D. More Teacher-Developed/Tested Inquiry-Based Materials for High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Fall Science Update Seminar, Regional Math and Science Center, GVSU, November 28, 2007.

Yezierski, E. & Herrington, D., Target Inquiry: The Teacher and Student Effects of a New Model for High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development. Invited seminar presented at Calvin College (October 11, 2007) and University of South Florida (November 1, 2007).

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E., Target Inquiry: Collaborating with Teachers to Improve High School Chemistry. Invited seminar presented at the University of Northern Iowa, November 1, 2007.

Wissner, R., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: Impacts of a Research Experience for Teachers. Poster at the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, October 20, 2007.

Yezierski, E., Inquiry in High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West Michigan Student Teacher Fire-Up Conference, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, October 15, 2007.

Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Target Inquiry: Target Inquiry: Investigating the Teacher and Student Effects of a New Model in Chemistry Teacher Professional Development - Yr. 2. Poster presentation at National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 Principal Investigator Conference, Arlington, VA, September 10, 2007.

Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Poster at Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research & Practice, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, June 24-29, 2007.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. The Importance of an Authentic Science Inquiry Experience in Creating an Inquiry-Based Science Program. Presentation at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.

Luxford, C., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target inquiry: How does a chemistry research experience impact teachers' perceptions of science? Poster presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.

Kennedy, L., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Whose science is it anyway? Models of science according to chemistry students, faculty, and teachers. Poster presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.

Yezierski, E., Inquiry in High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West Michigan Student Teacher Fire-Up Conference, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, October 16, 2006.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: An Innovative Professional Development Program for High School Chemistry Teachers. Hudsonville School Board presentation, October 8, 2006.

Yezierski, E. Strategies, resources, and materials for high school inquiry activities. Presentation at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, July 31, 2006.

Winters, B., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Relationships between inquiry-based teaching and beliefs of self-efficacy in high school chemistry. Poster presentation at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, July 31, 2006.

Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Target Inquiry: Investigating the teacher and student effects of a new model in chemistry teacher professional development. Poster presentation at National Science Foundation Teacher Professional Continuum Conference, Reston, VA, May 8, 2006.

Yezierski, E. J., & Herrington, D. G., Target inquiry: A new model for high school chemistry teacher professional development. Presentation at 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2006.

Herrington, D. G. Target Inquiry: Using Inquiry Instruction to Improve Chemistry Education. Presentation at the 53rd Annual MSTA Conference, Lansing, Michigan, March 2-4, 2006.

Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E., Target Inquiry; Innovative Professional Development for High School Chemistry Teachers. Presentation at the MSTA 53rd Annual Conference, Lansing, MI, March 4, 2006.

Yezierski, E., From Cookbook to Inquiry: Reforming High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Fall Science Update Seminar, Regional Math and Science Center, GVSU, November 16, 2005.

Herrington, D.G. Target Inquiry: Using Inquiry Instruction to Improve Chemistry Education, presentation at the18th Biennial ChemEd Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada, July 31-August 4, 2005.

Herrington, D. G., & Yezierski, E. J., Poster presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Connecticut College, New London, CT, June 29, 2005.

Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D., Target Inquiry: Innovative Professional Development for High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Michigan Science Teachers Association 52nd Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, March 5, 2005.