Nancy Vye

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Principal Research Scientist
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Nancy Vye, Ph.D is Principal Research Scientist in the College of Education at the University of Washington. Previously, she was Co-Director of the Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on challenge-based learning and formative assessment in classroom settings. She is particularly interested in uses of technology for designing curricula and assessment tools that enhance teaching and learning. Vye's R & D work includes The Arts for Learning Lessons Project, an arts-integrated literacy curriculum for elementary students; The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury, a mathematics problem solving series, Schools for Thought, a technology-based, educational reform initiative; Betty's Brain, a pedagogical computer agent that teaches qualitative reasoning, and most recently, STARLegacy software that supports problem-based learning.
Northwestern University (NU)
10/01/2006

This project will provide an empirically-supported learning progression for a key scientific practice, scientific modeling. The specific instructional materials created as part of the project can serve as a model other developers can use to design materials supporting scientific modeling and other practices. The model for educative curriculum materials as a form of teacher support can be adapted to support teacher learning about modeling or other scientific practices in other curriculum materials.

University of Washington (UW), Rockman et al
08/15/2010

This research and development project develops and tests in the classroom three fifth-grade and two second-grade science units that combine both socio-cultural and socio-cognitive perspectives in order to more fully engage both students and teachers in authentic inquiry and tests the units in second- and fifth-grade classrooms.