Stanford, CAUSA 94305
September 7, 2012
My special interest is in using technology in ways that allow ordinary people to have the capacities to make sense of real world data and thereby empower them to exercise more scientifically-informed citizenship. I'm interested in combining the best of problem-based learning with technology that makes real data more transparent and hence more understandable to both teachers and students. My projects are primarily focused on educating for greater awareness of what we know and do not know about climate change at the regional level. The projects have yielded freely available, Web accessible materials. There is a strong professional development component to the projects, coupled with multiple rounds of classroom implementation and tracking of the evolution of teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge. I work with middle school, high school, and community college instructors from California, New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, and New Hampshire.
I am an SRI International Senior Researcher and the Principal Investigator of NSF and NASA projects that support classroom uses of Earth System data archives through data transparency resources and curriculum authoring technology.