Susan Meabh Kelly

University of Connecticut

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Leveraging publicly available scientific databases and open source software to support classroom integration of authentic science research; development and implementation of practice- and research-informed activities to support more inclusive STEM learning; strategic and innovative “STEM ecosystem” partnerships to facilitate swift realization of national K-Graduate STEM initiatives. 

  • Highly Qualified Teacher (NYS and CT): Earth Science, 7-12; Physics, 7-12
  • President, National Association of Geoscience Teachers - New England Section 
  • OEST New England Section Award
  • Graduate Student, PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • Director, science + education collaboratory https://www.sciencepluseducation.com
  • District I Director (CT, MA, RI), National Science Teaching Association  

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Predicting Regional Air Pressure Condition part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Spatial Reasoning with GeoClick Questions:Examples

Conference Presentations (3)

Beyond the 3 Dimensions: Integrating Identity and Interest in NGSS Geoscience Investigations part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
A Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Research Council, 2012) outlines research-informed ways to support more equitable engagement in science learning. This research suggests students should have ...

Science + Education Collaboratory: A Mechanism to Broaden Impact part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Assistant Director William Wulf, (NSF 1988-1990), advocated for leveraging expertise beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries. This concept came to be known as a collaboratory. Established in response to a ...

Recent NSF Geosciences Directorate Award Trends in Addressing Broader Impact Criteria part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
"Intellectual Merit" and "Broader Impacts" criteria are of equal significance in the consideration of proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation. The National Alliance for Broader ...

Other Contributions (2)

Geoscience Learning Ecosystems part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Round Table Discussions
A review of education research literature, as well as agency-funded award and professional meeting abstracts, suggests that historically geoscientists, education researchers, and outreach specialists have largely ...

Facilitating Student Exploration of Local Environmental Challenges via Mathematics and Computational Thinking part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Afternoon Workshops
Mathematics and computational thinking – skills that have been identified as critical to data literacy (Education Development Center, 2016) – are recognized as one of the eight NGSS practices, but are largely ...

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