Anne Adams, Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of
Mathematics Education, teaches the elementary and secondary mathematics
methods for preservice teachers. Dr. Adams has experience providing and
evaluating professional development of mathematics teachers, including
courses for the Idaho Mathematics Initiative. She is also an
experienced secondary mathematics and science teacher.
Jerine Pegg, co-Principal Investigator, Assistant
Professor of Science Education, has extensive experience with providing
and conducting research on professional development for secondary
science teachers. Dr. Pegg is also a former middle school science and
Dr. Rodney McConnell, co-Principal
Investigator, Assistant Professor of Secondary Language
Arts, is a former high school language arts teacher who has
experience through his work in a Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant. Dr.
McConnell teaches secondary language arts education and content area
Dr. Rob Ely,
co-Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of
Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics.His
research focuses on the relationship between historical student
conceptions in mathematics. He also focuses on fostering productive
discourse and argumentation through rich mathematical tasks for the
professional development of teachers. His role in the LIMSST project
will focus on the development of workshop activities that illustrate
how students' mathematical reasoning develops and is made more explicit
through the use of literacy strategies.
Jennifer Pollard, Chemist and Science Educator, is a former high
school chemistry and science teacher and has been a science specialist
in two science and literacy projects in elementary schools
(2006-present). She has developed and implemented high quality science
educational activities for K-12 teachers, focusing on writing to learn
in science notebooks and scientific reasoning, and provided ongoing
support to secondary and elementary teachers.
Kristin Simokat, Biology Instructor, Department of
Biological Sciences, University of Idaho. She teaches biology courses
for majors and nonmajors. She has extensive experience in secondary
science outreach and the use of technology to improve science teaching
and learning in large introductory college classes.
Cynthia Piez, Mathematics Instructor, Department of
Mathematics, University of Idaho. She teaches mathematics content
courses for students preparing to be teachers of math. She also has
extensive experience in using technology to improve mathematics
teaching and learning. She is currently completing a Ph. D. in
mathematics education at Penn State University.