Professional Profile

CONTACT INFORMTION

Kimberly Lightle, PhD
Director of the Office of Research
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
153 Arps Hall
1945 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
lightle.16@osu.edu
614-688-3485

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Collaboration

  • Builds relationships with colleagues across the university, with community partners, professional organizations, and with local school districts to expand pool of project collaborators
  • Strong affiliations with Program Officers at NSF, NASA, and NOAA
  • Recruits teams of experts from inside and beyond the College to develop and submit proposals

Leadership

  • Supervised the work of up to 19 staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and consultants
  • Reviewer of NSF, US Department of Education, and NASA proposals especially those dealing with technology and e-learning and elementary science education
  • Chair of the NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Metrics Working Group
  • Invited member of the NSDL Learning Application Readiness (LAR) Metadata and STEM Exchange Working Groups
  • Invited to participate in the Blue Sky Workshop: Future of STEM Curricula & Instructional Design project, the results of which will inform NSF’s education agenda over the next few years
  • Next Generation Science Standards Primary Reviewer and member of the Ohio Resource Center State of Ohio Review Team

Project Management

  • Principal Investigator on 14 funded research grants since 2000 with budgets totalling $7,166,177
  • Excellent working relationship with university-level and college-level administrative staff
  • Balances work on multiple projects using digital tools to manage project work
  • Has worked with OSU IRB to achieve permission to collect data and disseminate findings from participants on multiple projects

Outreach and Engagement

  • Expert in the use of social media to build communities of practice and disseminate project resources
  • Designed with the assistance of OTEL staff and continue to maintain, multiple web spaces – Middle School Portal 2: Math & Science Pathways social network, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, and MSP2 Wiki
  • Continue to design and facilitate online learning opportunities via Adobe Connect for elementary and middle school mathematics and science teachers
  • Continue to prepare and deliver workshops and presentations for summer institutes and conferences on a variety of topics such as cyberlearning, integrating science and literacy, climate literacy, polar research, assessment, and integrating technology into classroom practice

EDUCATION

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Ph.D. – Educational Studies

June 1995

  • Areas of Emphasis: Science Education, Teacher Education, Educational Technology, and Assessment
  • Advisors: Patricia Blosser, Ph.D., Arthur White, Ph.D.
  • Dissertation: Understanding Science Teacher Leaders’ Concerns Regarding the Use of Portfolio Assessment – Facilitating the Process Using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model
University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

M.Ed. – Educational Studies

December 1989

  • Areas of Emphasis: Science Education and Informal Education
Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

B.S. – Major: Zoology, Minor: Chemistry

June 1982

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Director, Office of Research

12/2012 – present

College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning
  • Directs the daily operations of the College of Education and Human Ecology Office of Research including developing systems within the college for communicating funding opportunities and research accomplishments, including oversight of the Office web presence and publications
  • Develops and implements several research initiatives such as programming to stimulate interdisciplinary research and collaborative efforts
  • Supports College researchers by building on affiliations with school districts to develop and maintain excellent working relationships and increase college engagement of research in situ
  • Develops enrichment programs for faculty that stimulate collaborative research and provide training in fundamental issues related to solicitation and administrative management of grants and contracts
  • Provides leadership and assistance to faculty during pre-award and post-award phases
  • Assist researchers on matters regarding IRB compliance and assists researchers in achieving and maintaining compliance
  • Manages competitive support programs within the college such as travel support grants and seed grants
The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Director of Digital Libraries

10/2005 – present

College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning
  • Identifies and develops research and outreach and engagement projects and collaborations within the university and external to the university that expand the effectiveness, reach, and capacity of the University and College of Education and Human Ecology
  • Directs the work of digital library efforts including website development, integration and use of digital tools in online spaces, monitoring and analyzing Google Analytics data, and search engine optimization (SEO) efforts
  • Maintains relationships with sponsoring agencies and organizations as well as other research and educational institutions and participates in internal and external committees, national and regional task forces
  • Monitors and approves budgets and financial reports and authorizes expenditures
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates the work of project staff, consultants, and undergraduate and graduate students

 

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Associate Director for Instructional Resources

3/1999 – 9/2005

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning
  • Wrote grants and worked with professional organizations on collaborative projects including NSF, NASA, NSTA, and National Parks Foundation
  • Directed the work of all ENC digital library projects and directed operations related to acquisitions, selection, abstracting, and cataloging of K-12 mathematics and science instructional resources
  • Selected, trained, and evaluated the work of up to 19 staff and graduate students
The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Science Education Resource Specialist

3/1999 – 9/2005

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning

Provided professional development services both locally and nationally for educators preK through grade 12 and provided instruction in science and mathematics and in the use of educational technology

EXTERNAL FUNDING

Connecting Climate Science and Inquiry
February 2012 – May 2014
Ohio Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality Program
$102,587

Repositioning NSDL for the Next Generation of Digital Learning
February 2012 – August 2012
UCAR (NSF Flow-through)
$119,291

Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
September 2010 – August 2013
NSF GeoSciences Education – GEO 1034922
$126,700

Supplement to Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
November 2009 – August 2012
NSF Climate Change Education Program (CCE)
$116,760

Middle School Portal Math & Science Pathways
September 2008 – August 2012
NSF NSDL Grant Number – DUE 0733024
$2,369,699

Digital Resources to Support Just-In-Time Teacher Preparation
December 2007
Subcontract with UCAR/NSF
$8,500

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Integrating Literacy and Science in K-5 Classrooms
September 2007 – August 2010
NSF DR K-12 Grant Number – DRL 0733024
$1,506,876

NSDL Middle School Mathematics and Science Portal
February 2006 – June 2008
UCAR (NSF Flow-through)
$560,000

Connecting K-16 NSTA Science Content to the NSDL Metadata Repository
July 2005 – June 2008
NSF NSDL Grant Number – DUE 0506535
$847,791

Digitizing and Cataloging NASA’s Best Videos Project
June 2005 – October 2005
NASA
$21,000

Collection Building and Capacity Development for K-12 Federally-Produced Mathematics and Science Education Digital Library
September 2002 – August 2005
NSF NSDL Grant Number – DUE-0226228
$498,000

Gender and Science Digital Library (GSDL)
2001 – 2003
NSF NSDL Grant Number – DUE-0121677
$309,000

Developing a National Digital Library Science Metadata Schema
Supplement to the National Digital Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Digital Library Grant
2002 – 2003
NSF NSDL Grant Number – DUE 128632
$60,560

National Digital Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Digital Library
2000 – 2003
NSF NSDL Grant Number – DUE-008534
$502,000

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Interests

  • Using emerging technologies to elicit and support the sharing of teacher knowledge within online professional learning communities
  • Capturing and using the collective knowledge of teachers to identify and promote the use of exemplary resources within online professional communities
  • Relating the success of technology integration to teacher personal information management strategies
  • Assisting children in reading and comprehending complex text using the audio and interactive features of ebooks

Research has been conducted on all of my projects as part of the ongoing development as well as the evaluation efforts. Research and evaluation efforts include the analysis of focus group data, survey data, web metrics data, and classroom observations. All research has been approved by the OSU IRB. I conducted focus groups to determine the needs of middle school teachers in math and science, what content would be most appropriate for the audience, how usable project tools and services are, and their use of technology. The focus groups provided much needed formative information as the MSP2 project progressed. Surveys were developed and used to gather formative data from visitors to the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bear web sites. Classroom visits were used to observe implementation of teacher resources from Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Presentations

Putting Behavior Change into K-12 Green Curriculum and Instruction. Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). August 5, 2012, Columbus, OH

Role of Social Networking in Climate Change Education. NASA-NOAA-NSF Tri-Agency PI Meeting. March 1, 2011. Washington, DC

Making the Most of Digital Learning Resources for STEM with the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference 2010. July 8, 2010. Washington, DC

Demystifying the Federal Grant Review Process: National Science Foundation. With David Haury. Workshop Series sponsored by The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology Office of Research. April 23, 2010. Columbus, OH. Presentation available at http://prezi.com/jthr2zxupefx/demystifying-the-federal-review-grant-process-focus-on-nsf/

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Integrating Literacy and Science in K-5 Classrooms. Featured presentation – Elementary Science Day. Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) Annual Conference. February 25, 2010. Columbus, OH

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recognition Program. January 5, 2010. Washington, DC

Leading 21st Century Skills With Your Collection: Infusing New Science Resources Into Teaching, Learning, and Thinking. 2009 School Library Journal Leadership Summit: Librarians as Leaders of 21st Century Learning. October 3, 2009. Washington, DC. Presentation available at http://www.slideshare.net/klightle/leading-21st-century-skills-with-your-collection-infusing-new-science-resources-into-teaching-learning-and-thinking

Digital Resource Showcase for K-12 Science Education. NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference. Building Excellence in STEM Teaching. July 2, 2009. Washington, DC

Interoperability and Metadata. Academic ADL Co-Lab The Learning Repositories Summit. October 7-8, 2003, Madison, WI

Building Learning Communities. NASA Explorer Schools Web Design Jam. May 20-22, 2003, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Building an Educational Digital Library: Cataloging to Facilitate Resource Discovery. OSU Libraries Monthly Colloquium. March 5, 2003. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Metadata: Describing Digital Content to Meet Targeted Learning Objectives. OLN Learning Institute @ The Ohio State University Conference on Building and Assessing Sharable Content. January 21-23, 2003, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Building an Educational Digital Library. NSTA Colloquium. NSTA, Washington, DC. October 22, 2002.

Building a Digital Library: Cataloging to Facilitate Resource Discovery. NASA Educational Technology Program Training Conference. May 8, 2002. Cocoa Beach, FL

Educationally Relevant Metadata. Invited Speaker. 2002 NSDL All Projects Meeting. December 2-4, 2002, Washington, DC

Science Education

Enhancing STEM Education by Using Digital Open Education Resources. Cyberlearning Tools for STEM Education Conference. March 8, 2011. San Francisco, CA

Web 2.0 for Science: Examples of Participatory Tools for Science Learning. National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Annual Meeting. March 20, 2009. New Orleans, LA

TeacherShare! A Share-a-Thon for Teachers Involved in the International Polar Year. National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Annual Meeting. March 21, 2009. New Orleans, LA

Energy and the Polar Environment in the Elementary Classroom. National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Annual Meeting. March 21, 2009. New Orleans, LA

Online Resources for Middle School Math and Science. National Middle School Association Annual Meeting. October 31, 2008. Denver, CO

IPY: Arctic and Antarctic Biology. National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Annual Meeting. March 30, 2008. Boston, MA

Finding Quality Middle School Math and Science Resources Just Became Faster, Easier, and More Efficient. National Middle School Association Annual Meeting. November 10-12, 2007. Houston, TX

A Study of Science Teacher Leaders’ Changing Concerns Regarding the Use of Portfolio Assessment. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, March 1996, St. Louis, MO

Portfolio Assessment in High School Science Classrooms. 18th Annual Science Education Council of Science Convention, February 1995, Dayton, OH

Teachers as Agents of Change in the Use of Portfolio Assessment in Science Classrooms: Facilitating the Process Using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model. Presentation at the National Center for Science Teaching and Learning Seminar, February, 1994, Columbus, OH

Authentic Assessment: Building Performance Tasks in Science. 16th Annual Science Education Council of Science Convention, February 1993, Cleveland, OH

Educational Technology                                                                    

Using Digital Tools and Services to Extend Your Reach, Broaden Your Impacts. Innovate! Conference. The Ohio State University. April 12, 2012, Columbus, OH

Build Your Own eBooks with CAST’s UDL Book Builder. eTech Ohio Conference. February 15, 2012. Columbus, OH

Create, Collaborate, and Connect with the Middle School Portal 2 Professional Learning Network. eTech Ohio 2011 Conference. February 3, 2011. Columbus, OH

Engaging Teachers with Social Media: Successes and Challenges. National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Annual Meeting. October 11, 2010. Washington, DC

Best Practices on Collecting and Analyzing Metrics Data to Support a Comprehensive Project-Level Evaluation Strategy. National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Annual Meeting. November 18, 2009. Washington, DC

Putting MSP2 Content in the Path of Users by Leveraging Web 2.0. National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Annual Meeting. November 19, 2009. Washington, DC. Presentation available at http://www.slideshare.net/klightle/leveraging-web-20-tools

Using Digital Tools to Build an Architecture of Participation. NSF Brown Bag. National Science Foundation. July 2, 2009. Washington, DC. Presentation available at http://www.slideshare.net/klightle/lightle-cln-presentation-012610-withnotes

Using Technology to Support Struggling Elementary Readers. National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Annual Meeting. March 22, 2009. New Orleans, LA

Creating and Delivering Content in a Web 2.0 World. NSF Brown Bag. March 11, 2009. National Science Foundation. Washington, DC

Middle School: What Do We Know? NSDL Brown Bag Webinars. December 11, 2008. Online Webinar

Data Driven Decision Making. National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Annual Meeting. October 2, 2008. Washington, DC

Using iVia as an Automatic Metadata Generation Tool. National Science Digital Library Annual Meeting. November 6-8, 2007. Washington, DC

Managing Data Using the MSP DMS. National Science Digital Library Annual Meeting. October 18-20, 2006. Washington, DC

Using Content from Several Digital Libraries. National Science Digital Library Annual Meeting. November 15-18, 2005. Denver, CO

NSDL Service Integration. National Science Digital Library Annual Meeting. November 15-18, 2005. Denver, CO

Building a Digital Library. American Society for Human Genetics K-12 Education Summit. Invited Speaker. ASHG Headquarters, September 9-10, 2004, Bethesda, MD

Reusability and ENC. Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). June 7-11, 2004. Tucson, AZ.

Digital Libraries: New Tools for Science Teaching and Learning. 2004 NSTA National Conference. April 1, 2004, Atlanta, GA

Generation of XML Records across Multiple Metadata Standards. 2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice – Metadata Research & Applications Poster.  September 28 – October 2, 2003, Seattle, WA

Generation of XML Records across Multiple Metadata Standards. 2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice – Metadata Research & Applications Poster.  September 28 – October 2, 2003, Seattle, WA

Panel on Establishing Accessibility Guidelines for Digital Libraries. 2003 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. May 27-31, 2003, Rice University, Houston, TX

Methods, issues, and challenges in the design and implementation of the National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Digital Library (NSDL). AERA Annual Meeting, April 4, 2002, New Orleans, LA

The Learning Matrix: A Peer-Reviewed Online Learning Environment. NSTA National Convention, March 27, 2002, San Diego, CA

The Learning Matrix: A Digital Learning Environment for Math and Science Faculty at the College Level. NSTA National Convention, March 28, 2002, San Diego, CA

The Learning Matrix.org: An Online Resource for Math and Science Instructors at the College Level. AMTE Annual Conference, January 25, 2002, San Antonio, TX

The Learning Matrix: A Peer Reviewed Online Learning Environment for Science and Mathematics Instructors at the College Level. AETS Annual International Conference, January 11, 2002, Charlotte, SC

A National Digital Library for Undergraduate Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation and Professional Development. Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), June 25, 2001, Roanoke, VA

Integrating the Internet Into Science Classrooms. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 56th Annual Conference, March 27, 2000, New Orleans, LA

An Abstract Content Analysis of Science Practitioner Journals From 1970 to 1990. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, January, 1993, Charleston, SC

Technology and Problem Solving in Chemistry. 40th Annual National Science Teachers Association Convention, March, 1992, Boston, MA

Computer Networks for Science Teachers. 40th Annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Convention, March, 1992, Boston, MA

PUBLICATIONS

Lightle, K. S. (2012). Spotlight on STEM: Keeping up with advances in STEM Research. Middle Ground, 15(3), 34-35.

Lightle, K. S. (2011). More than just the technology. Science Scope, 34(9), 6-9.

Lightle, K. S. (2011). Differentiate teaching and learning with web 2.0 tools. Middle Ground, 14(3), 8-9.

Fries-Gaither, J., & Lightle, K. S. (2011). Penguins and polar bears integrates science and literacy. Science, 331(6016), 413. DOI: 10.1126/science.1196976

Lightle, K. S. (2010). Using social media to build an online professional learning network of middle level educators. Knowledge Quest, 39(2), 48-53.

Lightle, K. S. (2010). Using social media to close the participant gap of middle level educators. ISTE siglit Innovative Learning Newsletter. Retrieved from http://sigilt.iste.wikispaces.net/file/view/Fall+2010.pdf

Lightle, K. S., Almasy, E., Barbato, L., Clark, S., George, Y., Hsi, S., Lowe, C., MacKinney, P., & McIlvain, E. (2010). Best practices for metrics collection and analysis: Report of the NSDL metrics working group. Boulder, Colorado: National Science Digital Library, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 39 p. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/dlatosu/docs/nsdlmetricsreport

Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum. (2010). Future of STEM curricula and instructional design: A research and development agenda for learning designers. Report of the Blue Skies Workshop convened by the National Science Foundation. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/dlatosu/docs/futureofstemcurriculumdesign2010

Pillai, S., & Lightle, K.S. (2009). Opening the door to STEM careers. Middle Ground: The Magazine of Middle Level Education 13(1) 28-29. Retrieved from http://www.nmsa.org/Publications/MiddleGround/Articles/August2009/Article15/tabid/1981/Default.aspx

Lightle, K. S. (2004). ENC. D-Lib Magazine 10(6). ISSN 1082-9873. Retrieved from http://dlib.org/dlib/june04/06featured-collection.html

Lightle, K. S., & Ridgway, J. S. (2003). Generation of XML records across multiple metadata standards. D-Lib Magazine 9(9). ISSN 1082-9873. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september03/lightle/09lightle.html

Lightle, K. S. (2003). Using metadata standards to support interoperability in Learning Objects: Contexts and connections (C. Gynn & S. Acker, eds.). 43-48. Columbus: The Ohio Learning Network.

Lightle, K. S., Ridgway, J., & Simutis, L. (2003). Cataloging to facilitate resource discovery in developing digital libraries for K-12 education, Marcia A. Mardis, editor. Syracuse: ERIC IT Clearinghouse.

Lightle, K. S. (2002). Enhanced resource descriptions help users in the Learning Matrix Digital Library. Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians 31(3), 23-24.

Lightle, K. S., & Nicol, M. P. (1997). Integrated math and science materials: What are they, how do you use them, and how do you use them?  In P. Rillero, J. Allison, & R. Jarrell (Eds.) Creative Childhood Experiences: Integrating Science and Math Through Projects, Activities, and Centers.  Columbus, OH: Education Resources Information Center/Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education (ERIC/CSMEE).

Gadsden, T., & Lightle, K. S. (1997). Using the web for professional development. ERIC professional development monograph.

Nicol, M., & Lightle K. S. (Contributing Eds.) (November 1996). A collection of curriculum standards and frameworks for mathematics and science education. [CD-ROM]. Columbus, OH:  Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education. S. Fee (Ed.).

Nicol, M., & Lightle, K. S. (1996). Using ENC materials to connect math and science in the classroom. In S. Fee (Ed.),

M. Nicol & K.S. Lightle(Contributing Eds.). Excellence In Action: Exemplary Classroom Practices. [CD-ROM]. Columbus, OH:  Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education.

Lightle, K. S. (1996). Connecting to science resources. Science Scope, 19(6): 26-28.

Lightle, K. S. (1995). Understanding science teacher leaders’ concerns regarding the use of portfolio assessment: Facilitating the process using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model. Dissertation Abstracts International – 56/06, 2158.

Lightle, K. S. (1995). ENC collects K-12 mathematics and science materials.  2061 Today, 5(1), 4.

Ohio Department of Education. (1994). Model competency-based science program. Columbus, OH: Author.

Lightle, K. S., & Warren, C. R. (March, 1993). Computer networks for science teachers. ERIC Science Education Digest. Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education. (ERIC Reproduction Service No. ED 359 044)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Invited Participation

December 2011-present. Next Generation Science Standards Primary Reviewer and member of the Ohio Resource Center State of Ohio Review Team.

Nanotechnology and JChemEd Digital Library Review Meeting. February 22-23, 2011. Madison, WI

2010-present. Science Scope Editorial Board. National Science Teachers Association.

Blue Sky Workshop: Future of STEM Curricula & Instructional Design – Part 2. Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, University of Missouri, Exploratorium, and NSF. May 16-18, 2010. Lansdowne, VA

Climate Change Education: Building a Community of Practice Workshop. National Academy of Sciences, AAAS, and NSF. March 15-16, 2010. Washington, DC

STEM Exchange Initiative. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), White House Conference Center. March 3, 2010. Washington, DC

Blue Sky Workshop: Future of STEM Curricula & Instructional Design – Part 1. Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, University of Missouri, Exploratorium, and NSF. December 1-3, 2009. Lansdowne, VA

2009-2010, Online Panel of Expert Practitioners for the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF). Panel on Cyberlearning: Fostering Learning in a Technology-Enriched World. National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Annual Meeting. November 18, 2009. Washington, DC

2001-2002. Program Evaluator, Integrated Physical Science Course, Capitol University, Columbus, OH

2001-2002. Middle School Curriculum Review Committee, National Staff Advisory Council.

National Science Digital Library

November 2011-present. Teachers’ Readiness to Adopt and Adapt Digital Content (TRAAC) Project. Advisory board and consultant.

2011-2012. Southern Regional Education Board NSDL Backpack project. Advisory board.

2010-present. PedConnect: Intelligent Recommendation of NSDL Resources to Support Middle School Teacher Collaboration NSF-funded project. Advisory board.

2010-present. Member of the STEM Exchange Working Group. Read more at http://nsdlnetwork.org/stemexchange.

2009. Chair, NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Web Metrics Working Group.

2008-present. SMILE Informal Education Digital Library Advisory Board.

2005-2007. Math Gateway Digital Library Advisory Board.

2004. Chair, NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) All Projects Meeting Planning Committee, Chicago, IL. November 14-17, 2004.

2004-2006. Biomolecules Alive Digital Library Advisory Board.

2004. Chair, NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) All Projects Meeting Planning Committee, Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2004.

2003. Planning Committee, NSF/IMLS Joint PI Meeting, Washington, DC December 1-2, 2003.

2003. Chair, NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) All Projects Meeting Planning Committee, Washington, DC October 13-15, 2003.

2002-2008. Advisory Board – Linking Pedagogy, Resources, and Community Interaction to Support Entry-Level Undergraduate Geoscience Education, NSDL Funded Project.

2002-2004. Member, K-12 Expert Panel Review Committee, NSF NSDL.

2002-2007. Chair, Content Standing Committee, NSF NSDL.

2001-2003. DWEL Advisory Board, NSF NSDL Funded Project.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Science, Literacy, and K-6 Classrooms

EDUTL 6892

Outreach and Engagement, EHE Teaching & Learning

Summer 2012

This course, developed for Columbus Public Schools elementary teachers, focused on improving their science content knowledge and ability to teach using inquiry. The course was structured around the seven essential principles of climate literacy and the online professional development magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The course integrated the learning cycle model of inquiry and modeled how reading, writing, and discussion can be incorporated into science instruction. Teachers created and shared lesson plans modeled after resources and experiences from the course.

Ten elementary teachers (grades K-5, plus one special education teacher) met one day a week for seven weeks during the summer, each week focusing on one of the essential principles. The morning was focused on the science content knowledge and included a discussion with a content expert and a quiz that includes OAA and NAEP questions. The afternoon focused on modeling inquiry lessons, differentiation, and the integrating literacy. Teachers read nonfiction texts, created lapbooks, designed experiments, collected data, and shared findings. The homework assignments modeled the “flipped classroom.” Participants read the next essential principle and the corresponding content knowledge article from Beyond Weather and Water Cycle and watched short videos that reinforced the content to be covered during class the following week. Participants were required to post in a Carmen discussion board their response to a series of prompts. In addition, they were required to comment on classmates’ posts and answer any questions that classmates might have. The instructors and content expert joined in the online conversations as well.

Technologies Used in STEM

EDUTL 5744/EDUTL 750

EHE Teaching & Learning

Summer 2012, Summer 2011

This course introduced M.Ed. preservice science education students (grades 7-12) to digital tools and educational technology and how they can be used to engage students and support meaningful learning in STEM. Students were asked to create content, communicate with classmates, and collect, analyze, and visualize data all in the context of the TPACK framework. Students created multimedia presentations, used probes and sensors, and integrated learner response tools and technologies as formative and summative assessment tools. They developed lessons that followed the 5E Learning Cycle model of inquiry and integrated technology that engaged students in meaningful ways. Students were required to create and use digital content in a responsible manner based on a correct understanding of copyright, fair use policies, and reuse licensing. Students also developed and sustained a personal learning network for continued professional growth.

Media & Technology in Education     

EDUPL 791.07

EHE Policy & Leadership                                                                  Spring 2012

This course introduced early childhood and foreign language preservice education students to educational technology and digital tools and how they can be used to engage and support meaningful learning. The course was organized around Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (learning processes such as inquiring, experimenting, writing, modeling, community building, communicating, designing, visualizing, and assessing) and the TPACK Framework for technology integration. Students were introduced to the tools needed for video production as well as presentation software, lecture/screen capture, digital imaging, and interactive whiteboards.

Teaching and Learning of Science for Middle Childhood

EDUTL 7301.20

EHE Teaching & Learning

Fall 2009

This science methods course was required for preservice education students seeking certification to teach science at the middle childhood level. Each participant in this course developed an informed, research–based understanding of the issues facing teachers of science in grades 4-9, and a set of strategies and skills essential for successful science teaching. An emphasis was placed upon instructional strategies, contemporary science curriculum goals, and instructional planning that takes advantage of students’ curiosity about the natural world. Misconceptions, student diversity, formative and summative assessments, and safety issues were also addressed.

Additional Teaching Experience

I led student teaching seminars and supervised student teachers from 1991-1994 while I was working on my doctorate. I also taught integrated physical science courses at Columbus State Community College between 1993 and 1996. I taught high school science (chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science) for six years (1984-1990) before starting my doctorate work at OSU.

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