Modeling for Understanding in Science Education

How to Contact Us:

email: ncisla@mail.soemadison.wisc.edu

Who We Are:

 
Andrea Barton is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and former high school science teacher. Her research interests include teacher professional development and design of educational resources for astronomy courses.
 
Dr. Jennifer Cartier is an assistant researcher. Her current research focuses on longitudinal studies of students' ability to create and justify arguments in science, and teacher professional development with respect to enhancing student argumentation.
 
Angelo Dr. Angelo Collins is the former associate director of the National Center for Mathematics and Science and the former director of the National Science Education Standards Project. Her research focuses on assessing students' understanding of scientific models and teacher professional development.
 
SamSam Donovan is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He is also a visiting assistant professor in the biology department at Beloit College and the assistant director of the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium. His research interests include understanding students' ability to development scientific arguments based on historical evidence.
 
Jana Jana Gearhart is a 9th and 10th grade science teacher at Monona Grove High School.
 
SusanDr. Susan Johnson is a high school teacher and researcher. Her research focuses on student use and understanding of scientific models in genetics and evolutionary biology, as well as student reasoning and scientific argumentation.
 
Karen Mesmer is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a 7th grade science teacher. Her interests are in students' learning in evolutionary biology and nature of science, especially in the middle grades.
 
Cindy Passmore is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a high school science teacher. Her interests include student reasoning about natural selection and issues of assessment in astronomy.
 
Chris Chris Percy teaches 10th grade science at Monona Grove High School. She also instructs a biotechnology elective course for 11th and 12th grade students.
 
Francie Rowe is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a science professor at Edgewood College. She currently teaches science methods, introductory biology, and genetics. Her research focuses on student learning in genetics and evolution.
 
Tim Tim Sharpe is a 10th and 12th grade science teacher at Monona Grove High School.
 
JimDr. James Stewart is a professor of Curriculum and Instruction. His research interests include student understanding of scientific models and modeling, assessing studentsí progress in scientific understanding, teacher professional development, and K-12 students' reasoning and communication about variation and change in populations.
 
Jon Jon Van de Grift is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Jon is also a science professor at Lakeland College and works as the primary internet developer for the National Center for Mathematics and Science. His main research interest is science imagery and geoscience education .
 
JohnJohn Willauer is a 9th and 11th grade science teacher at Monona Grove High School.
 
Ralph Ralph Zebell is a 9th, 11th, and 12th grade science teacher at Monona Grove High School.