This project takes advantage of advanced technologies to support science teachers to rapidly respond to diverse student ideas in their classrooms. Students will use web-based curriculum units to engage with models, simulations, and virtual experiments to write multiple explanations for standards-based science topics. The project will also design planning tools for teachers that will make suggestions relevant research-proven instructional strategies based on the real-time analysis of student responses.
About Me (Bio):
Korah Wiley is a doctoral student in the Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME) program at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she earned a BS in Biochemistry, an MS in Molecular Cancer Biology, and taught for over 10 years as a biology instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Her time teaching inspired her current research interests, namely how to promote equitable STEM classroom teaching and learning. She works on two projects: Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (GRIDS) and Supporting Teachers in Responsive Instruction for Developing Expertise in Science (STRIDES). On GRIDS, she investigates how to support middle school students’ ability to interpret and use graphs in science. On STRIDES, she investigates how to support middle school teachers’ implementation of learning analytics to make evidence-based instructional decisions in response to their students’ diverse ideas.