Carolyn Staudt

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Full Name: 
Carolyn Staudt
Professional Title: 
Curriculum and Professional Development Consultant
About Me (Bio): 
Carolyn Staudt has developed extensive probe and model-based curriculum materials for 16 years at the Concord Consortium and has 20 years prior experience classroom teaching experience. She was a Christa McAuliffe Fellow in 1990, and has been the keynote speaker at many international and national presentations, as well as a featured speaker for NSTA.

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A Technology Exemplar: Post-textbook UDL Materials

Carolyn Staudt, Concord Consortium
This project is developing technology-rich science curriculum exemplars for grades 3-6 based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. The project is testing the effectiveness of the approach and providing an exemplar that can inspire additional content and further development. A set of professional development materials to support teacher implementation of UDL science curriculum in the classroom is planned. Probes are used for lab investigations and computational models are used for experimentation in virtual environments.

Developing, Researching, and Scaling Up SmartGraphs

Carolyn Staudt, Concord Consortium
SmartGraphs activities run in a web browser; there is no software to download or install. SmartGraphs allows students to interact with on-screen graphs to learn about linear equations, the motion of objects, population dynamics, global warming, or other STEM topics that use scatter plots or line graphs. Teachers and students may also use and share existing activities, which are released under a Creative Commons license (see

Piloting Graph Literacy Activities in Maine

Carolyn Staudt, Concord Consortium
The goal of this project is to develop and pilot test a limited number of free computer-based instructional activities that improve student graph comprehension, aimed especially at science students in grades 7 and 8. Because of growing interest in use of online resources for teaching and learning, this work is potentially transformative for a wide range of audiences, including teachers, students, researchers, and the developers and publishers of instructional materials across vSTEM areas and grades.

Sensing Science through Modeling: Developing Kindergarten Students' Understanding of Matter and Its Changes

Carolyn Staudt, Concord Consortium
This project will develop a technology-supported, physical science curriculum that will facilitate kindergarten students' conceptual understanding of matter and how matter changes. The results of this investigation will contribute important data on the evolving structure and content of children's physical science models as well as demonstrate children's understanding of matter and its changes.

Sensing Science: Temperature and Heat Readiness for Early Elementary Students

Carolyn Staudt, Concord Consortium
Concord Consortium is exploring K-2 students' understanding of heat and temperature in two Massachusetts school districts using sensors that display temperatures as colors. Exploration activities are being created, and students are being videotaped carrying out the activities. Students complete a short assessment for each activity. The exploration activities, assessments, and project data are available via open source through a website at Concord Consortium and are being presented to multiple professional audiences.

Teaching Environmental Sustainability - Model My Watershed (Collaborative Research: Staudt)

Carolyn Staudt, Concord Consortium
This project will develop curricula for environmental/geoscience disciplines for high-school classrooms. The Model My Watershed (MMW) v2 app will bring new environmental datasets and geospatial capabilities into the classroom, to provide a cloud-based learning and analysis platform accessible from a web browser on any computer or mobile device, thus overcoming the cost and technical obstacles to integrating Geographic Information System technology in secondary education.