Nancy Singer

About Me (Bio)
Dr. Nancy Singer, Assistant Professor at UMSL, taught English and journalism
for 14 years at both the middle and high school levels. Currently, she
co-directs the English Education program at UMSL, co-directs the Gateway
Writing Project, and teaches graduate courses in composition. In addition,
Dr. Singer has worked as a professional journalist.
University of Missouri

Through the integration of STEM content and literacy, this project will study the ways teachers implement project practices integrating literacy activities into STEM learning. Teachers will facilitate instruction using scenarios that present students with everyday, STEM-related issues, presented as scenarios, that they read and write about. After reading and engaging with math and science content, students will write a source-based argument in which they state a claim, support the claim with evidence from the texts, and explain the multiple perspectives on the issue.

University of Missouri-St. Louis

This project aims to develop, pilot, and evaluate a model of instruction that advances the scientific literacy of high school students by involving them in science journalism, and to develop research tools for assessing scientific literacy and engagement. We view scientific literacy as public understanding of and engagement with science and technology, better enabling people to make informed science-related decisions in their personal lives, and participate in science-related democratic debates in public life.