Angela Shelton

Professional Title
Postdoctoral Fellow
About Me (Bio)
Angi Shelton earned her doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education with a major emphasis on Science Education at Temple University in 2012. She is currently serving as the postdoctoral scholar on The Leonardo Project at North Carolina State University. This research study is examining the use of an intelligent cyberlearning system embedded within an electronic science notebook as a support for elementary students’ scientific content and inquiry knowledge. In her graduate studies, Shelton worked for three years on the SAVE Science grant that focused on using situated virtual environment-based assessments to evaluate student’s scientific inquiry understanding. Prior to graduate school, Shelton taught high school chemistry, physics, and Earth science in Pennsylvania. Her research interests center on scientific inquiry, professional development, and technology integration. She also enjoys working with pre-service STEM educators and trying to determine what alters their preconceptions of teaching ideals.
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

The SAVE Science project is creating an innovative system using immersive virtual environments for evaluating learning in science, consistent with research- and policy-based recommendations for science learning focused around the big ideas of science content and inquiry for middle school years. Motivation for this comes not only from best practices as outlined in the National Science Education Standards and AAAS' Project 2061, but also from the declining interest and confidence of today's student in science.

North Carolina State University (NCSU)

The project designs and implements technologies that combine artificial intelligence in the form of intelligent tutoring systems with multimedia interfaces (i.e., an electronic science notebook and virtual labs) to support children in grades 4-5 learning science. The students use LEONARDO's intelligent virtual science notebooks to create and experiment with interactive models of physical phenomena.