Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
About the Contributors
Dr. Michael Cohen is a Professor of Science and Environmental Education at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Dr. Cohen began his teaching career as a Junior High School science teacher, where he discovered that his students were his best teachers. For 30 years, he has used those early lessons as the basis of his research on children's science concepts. His studies have been used in science curricula, teacher education projects, and two textbook series he co-authored: Scott-Foresman Science and Discover Science.
Dr. Rebecca Corwin taught 5th grade for ten years. She is currently Professor of Education at Lesley College, and works with her graduate students in an elementary school in Boston in order to bring their practical and theoretical knowledge together as they learn to be teachers. Dr. Corwin has written a number of books for teachers, including the Used Numbers series about statistics and data analysis.
Anna Goodson is the Director of Educational Services at Alabama Public Television where she works with teachers, administrators, and organizations to provide educational programming for school districts statewide. She teaches teachers how to use television as an instructional tool. Ms. Goodson has planned and facilitated educational programs at the Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham, AL), and has also taught gifted and talented students at both the elementary and middle school levels.
Kalpana Guttman holds a Master's of Education in both Elementary Education and Computers in Education. She has taught at the preschool and elementary levels for sixteen years. She has also worked at the Arnold Arboretum (Jamaica Plain, MA) where she worked with teachers on developing a constructivist approach to science teaching, and assisted them in incorporating technology into their classrooms. Ms. Guttman currently teaches 5th grade in Newton, MA.
Dr. Richard Konicek has been involved in science education for 38 years. He has conducted research, taught junior high school, and worked as a K-12 science curriculum coordinator. Dr. Konicek is now a Professor of Science Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he teaches elementary science methods and research courses focused on the application of research to teaching.
Dr. Mattson received a B.A. in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by a Master's in Biology and Ph.D. in Science Education from Florida State University. In addition to teaching science methods courses for early childhood and elementary education majors, her experiences include curriculum development in the sciences and professional development for teachers. Dr. Mattson has recently returned to the classroom to teach high school biology.
Jayne Ogata has worked for the past ten years as a performing artist and educator in the Boston area. She has also toured with Shakespeare & Company's education program, bringing theater performances and workshops to schools throughout New England and in New York City. Ms. Ogata recently earned her Master's of Education in Learning and Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She continues to participate in creating quality educational programming for the classroom, workshops, stage, and broadcast media.
Maurice Page has been teaching mathematics for 30 years. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school students, and currently teaches at the high school level at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (Cambridge, MA). Mr. Page also teaches mathematics methods courses to education majors at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a consultant for the science and mathematics teaching course at the MIT Teacher Education Program.
Dr. Philip Sadler has a joint appointment as the Assistant Professor of Science Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Director of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dr. Sadler is also the founder of Learning Technologies, Inc., a company creating science learning tools used each year by over 3 million students in 18 countries.
Lisa Schneier has been a teacher and program developer at Boston English High School. She has also worked at the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications (MCET) as a curriculum developer. She has been a student and colleague of Eleanor Duckworth since 1983, and has used this work in her teaching and in research that documents 9th grade students learning poetry.
Dr. Jay Sugarman holds a Master's of Science of Teaching in Elementary Education, and an Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction. He has been an elementary school teacher for 25 years, and currently teaches 4th grade at the Runkle School (Brookline, MA). Dr. Sugarman also teaches a number of education courses to undergraduate students at Simmons College.
Dr. Terez Waldoch is currently Assistant Principal at the Wildwood Elementary School in Amherst, MA. During her 25-year teaching career, she worked as a science curriculum coordinator, co-chaired a curriculum overview committee, and presented science workshops for teachers. In 1993, Dr. Waldoch was recognized with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Yvonne Watson has been an elementary school teacher with the Boston School Department for 19 years. Actively involved in Boston's school change efforts, Ms. Watson serves as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team at the Manning School. She is also a lead teacher working as Boston Curriculum Standards Facilitator for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Watson has a passion for creating new ways to help children think critically and satisfy their natural curiosity about the world while developing basic skills.
Jeffrey Winokur is an early childhood and elementary science specialist at Wheelock College (Boston, MA), where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses in science teaching. Mr. Winokur has worked with a number of Massachusetts school districts on the development of their elementary science programs, and has also consulted with early childhood programs throughout New England to provide teacher workshops on science for young children.