The project will develop and research an innovative model for rural science teacher professional development via technology-mediated lesson study (TMLS). This approach supports translating professional learning into classroom practice by developing a technology-based, social support system among rural teachers.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
About Me (Bio)
Dr. Rebecca Sansom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Prior to her tenure at BYU, she served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation, working with the Noyce and MSP/STEM+C programs. She taught high school chemistry and biology for eight years in Massachusetts and Utah, and is a licensed K-12 educator and administrator. Dr. Sansom earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Boston University and Harvard University, respectively. After beginning her teaching career, she earned a master's in educational leadership at Southern Utah University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation from Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on improving STEM teaching at the high school and university levels through faculty development.