Chad Dorsey

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President
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About Me (Bio): 
Chad Dorsey, President and CEO, has experience ranging across the fields of science, education and technology. He has conducted experimental fluid mechanics research, written software to analyze the dynamics of Antarctic ice streams, and taught science in classrooms from middle school through college level. He has guided educational reform efforts at both the district-wide and whole-school levels. Prior to joining The Concord Consortium, Chad led teacher professional development as a member of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. Chad has an M.A. and doctorate-level coursework in Physics from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in Physics from St. Olaf College. He has been programming and experimenting with personal computers since he first connected an Apple II to a television RF converter twenty-five years ago.
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University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
09/15/2008

This project focuses on the challenge of using assessment of relevant STEM content to improve K-12 teaching and learning. CLEAR takes advantage of new technologies and research findings to investigate ways that science assessments can both capture and contribute to cumulative, integrated learning of standards-based concepts in middle school courses. The project will research new forms of assessment that document students' accumulation of knowledge and also serve as learning events.

Concord Consortium
09/01/2016

This project will develop and test a digital platform for middle school mathematics classrooms to help students deepen and communicate their understanding of mathematics. The digital platform will allow students to collaboratively create representations of their mathematics thinking, incorporate ideas from other students, and share their work with the class.

Concord Consortium
09/15/2009

This project addresses biology teachers and students at the high school level, responding to the exponential increases occurring in biology knowledge today and the need for students to understand the experimental basis behind biology concepts. The project studies the feasibility of engaging students in an environment where they can learn firsthand how science knowledge develops in the fields of bioinformatics and DNA science by performing collaborative, simulated experiments to solve open-ended problems.

Concord Consortium
09/15/2015

This project will develop and test a digital monitoring tool that will enable teachers to track student learning within a digital learning system and quickly adjust classroom instructional strategies to facilitate learning. The tool will be developed for use with an existing digital curriculum for high school genetics.

Concord Consortium
09/15/2016

This project will create technology-enhanced classroom activities and resources that increase student learning of science practices in high school biology, chemistry, and physics. InquirySpace will incorporate several innovative technological and pedagogical features that will enable students to undertake scientific experimentation that closely mirrors current science research and learn what it means to be a scientist.