Suzanna Loper

Professional Title
Science Curriculum and Research Specialist
About Me (Bio)
Dr. Suzanna Loper is a curriculum developer and researcher and serves as Middle School Curriculum Director for the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science. She is a former 6th grade science teacher and earned her B.S. in Physics from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Education in Math, Science and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Boston College (BC)

This project is developing Earth and Space Science multimedia educative curriculum materials (MECMs) and a system to facilitate teachers' learning and beliefs of scientific argumentation. The project is investigating the impact of the MECMs on teachers' beliefs about scientific argumentation and their related pedagogical content knowledge. The overarching research question focuses on how can multimedia educative curriculum materials provide support to middle school science teachers in implementing standards for constructing and critiquing arguments.