Learning Technologies, University of North Texas
Cathie Norris is a Regents Professor and interim chair for the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. A teacher for 14 years, Dallas Schools awarded her its “Golden Apple Outstanding Educator Award”. Past President of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and National Educational Computing Association (NECA), she travels the world speaking on behalf of educational technology.
At the Forum, I can offer free collabrified device agnostic productivity apps for grades 1-8.
At the Forum, I am looking for colleagues and schools interested in collaborating on research activities.
University of Minnesota
Karen Oberhauser, a professor at the University of Minnesota, has developed courses and workshops for teachers, opportunities for youth to engage in research, and a nationwide Citizen Science project called the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. In 2013, she received a White House Champion of Change award.
At the Forum, I can offer experience supporting teachers as they engage their students in research.
At the Forum, I am looking for help engaging teachers hard-pressed to cover narrow academic standards.
East Lansing Public Schools
Janelle Orange is a participant of Michigan State University's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Site, and a seventh grade science teacher at East Lansing Public Schools. She is a promoter of STEM learning through interactive and research-relevant classroom activities, and through after school STEM programming.
At the Forum, I can offer an understanding of how research can be connected to middle school settings.
At the Forum, I am looking for the opportunity to describe the STEM abilities of middle school students.
Dakota State University
Josh Pauli is a professor of Cyber Security at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, SD. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in software security and is the director of DSU’s NSF CyberCorps Scholarship Program and the principal for DSU’s NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.
At the Forum, I can offer unique academic and scholarship programs in cybersecurity.
At the Forum, I am looking for agencies that want to support explosive growth in cybersecurity education.
PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder
Kathy Perkins directs PhET Interactive Simulations at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work focuses on the design and classroom use of interactive simulations to increase engagement and learning in STEM, and on scaling impact with free, open educational resources.
At the Forum, I can offer more than 130 interactive simulations used 75 million times per year for STEM learning.
At the Forum, I am looking for strategic partnerships to advance these efforts.
High Tech High
Brett Peterson is the director of High Tech High, a nationally recognized, progressive, problem-based learning (PBL) charter school in San Diego, CA. He is also a trustee at GLSEN and holds several degrees.
At the Forum, I can offer the perspective of a successful progressive/PBL approach to STEM.
At the Forum, I am looking for connecting with colleagues and sharing an approach that works.