Science Education, Science Ed
Central Washington University
I hold a 50/50 Professor appointment in Science and Mathematics Education and Biology at Central Washington University and much of my teaching, research and service integrates both subjects.
I have taught a diverse array of courses, including elementary science teaching methods, science communication, introductory biology for majors and nonmajors, and introductory and advanced evolution. For SERC, I have been primarily involved in developing a curriculum module for elementary science teaching methods for the InTeGrate project: Soils, Systems, and Society.
I hold a Ph. D in Plant Biology from University of Minnesota, and my biology research focuses on the evolutionary ecology and genetics of how plants respond to environmental stress. More about my research can be found on my website.
I am also involved in various projects advancing undergraduate STEM and STEM teaching education, supporting science education outreach to the community and K-12 schools, and providing professional development in teaching.
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Course Modules (5)
Unit 2: Mapping Patterns part of Soils, Systems, and Society
In this unit, students work in small groups to examine and analyze spatial data relevant to soils to identify patterns. They use their analyses to add detail to their Earth systems concept maps and describe how ...
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Assessment of Module Goals part of Soils, Systems, and Society
Overall Module Assessments Summative Assessment The overarching summative assessment for this module is the "Soils, Systems, and Society Kit" (Kit) and presentation. For this assessment, students ...