Building Capacity for Ambitious Science Teaching & Next Generation Science Standards Through Networked Improvement Communities (National Science Foundation (NSF))
Partnership for Ambitious Science Teacher Leaders (PASTL) (MSP WA State)
The clinical experience for pre-service science educators: An exploratory study of their collegial networks and “opportunity to learn” trajectories (Noyce)
Previously, I worked as a science coach and teaching assistant for the Teacher Education Program, and was a doctoral student in science education at the University of Washington. In my doctoral dissertation, I focused on professional collaboration among in-service science teachers. For five years, I was project manager at the Center for Inquiry Science (Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle) for two main projects: the NSF-funded Observing for Evidence of Learning research project, which established and supported science teacher learning communities in over 20 middle schools in four local school districts; and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)–funded Systems Education Approach to Science project, which developed a model for support and integration of science education in 13 elementary schools.
In Germany, I served as executive producer and editor for and author of science-related multimedia at the Institute for Film and Image in Science and Education (FWU), the media institute of the federal states. In general, I bring my experience of 12 years as a classroom teacher to my work and research. I taught 5th- through 13th-grade biology and chemistry, including AP courses in genetics, evolution, ecology, and neurosciences/behavioral sciences, at several secondary schools in Germany and at the German School London (United Kingdom).