How do I Promote Student Modeling?
Jennifer Horton taught high school Biology for eleven years and is currently the STEM / CTE instructional coach for Western Placer Unified School District in Lincoln, California. Horton worked with the UC Davis School of Education to help develop model based Biology lessons and participated in the program, Innovations in Science Instruction through Modeling. Before her career in education Jennifer was the assistant manager of Chinook and Coho production at Hidden Falls Hatchery in Southeast Alaska.
Cynthia Passmore, Ph.D
Cynthia Passmore (Ph.D. 2002, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin,
Madison) is currently an Associate Professor specializing in science education in
the University of California, Davis School of Education. She did her doctoral work
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and prior to that she was a high school
science teacher. Her research focuses on the role of models and modeling in student
learning, curriculum design and teacher professional development. She investigates
model-based reasoning in a range of contexts and is particularly interested in understanding
how the design of learning environments interacts with students' reasoning practices.
She has been the principal investigator of several large grants and has co-authored
several papers on modeling in science education that have been published in journals
such as Science & Education, The International Journal of Science Education and
School Science and Mathematics.
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