The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)Supporting the Implementation of the NGSS in Pre-service Teacher Education: Implications of Research

Deborah Hanuscin
Deborah Hanuscin is a former elementary teacher and current Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Missouri. Her work focuses on elementary science teacher education across a variety of contexts, including content courses, methods courses, and field experiences. Her most recent work examines how pre-service teachers develop practical knowledge for implementing the NGSS. Deborah is the Principal Investigator of QuEST: Quality Elementary Science Teaching, a National Science Foundation grant that focuses on supporting elementary teachers in addressing the needs of all learners. She was recognized by the Association for Science Teacher Education as the Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the year in 2014 currently serves as the NARST Liaison to NSTA.

Laura Zangori
Laura Zangori is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of Missouri. Over the past 6 years, Zangori has taught and worked with students ranging from elementary through undergraduate classrooms on using the scientific practices to support reasoning about biological systems. Currently, her research focuses on supporting pre-service and in-service elementary teachers’ engagement in the practices of modeling and exploring the ways their students use models to understand biological systems.


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