Speakers



Bronwyn Bevan is Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington Institute for Science and Math Education. She is Principal Investigator of the Research+Practice Collaboratory. Her research examines how learning opportunities, across formal and informal settings, can be organized to advance equity in education. She served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Out-of-School Time STEM Learning and is on the editorial board of Science Education.



Jan Cuny is a program officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she leads the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate’s efforts on broadening participation and education in computing. More recently, she spearheaded NSF’s efforts to get inclusive, rigorous, academic computing courses into America’s schools. That work led to the development and scaling of several new and exciting high school CS courses (including the new AP CS Principles course) and it laid the foundation for the 2016 launch of President Obama’s CS for All Initiative.



Dan Gallagher is Science Program Manager for Seattle Public Schools. He has cultivated several productive research-practice partnerships, most recently serving as co-Principal Investigator for two NSF DRK-12 projects and as Principal Investigator of a Washington State Math-Science Partnership (MSP). In the MSP, multiple school districts, STEM professionals, a regional PD provider, and science education researchers are co-developing resources supporting implementation of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices.



Erin Henrick, Ed.D. is a senior research associate in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. Erin co-leads a research practice partnership aiming to develop a system of practical measures and routines to improve the implementation of rigorous instructional materials in middle-grades mathematics. Additional information can be found here



Karen D. King, PhD is Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings in the Education and Human Resources Directorate. She most recently served as Director of Research for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the largest professional association of mathematics teachers in the world, serving the US and Canada. King’s current research focuses on urban mathematics reform, the mathematics preparation of elementary and secondary teachers, and the policies of mathematics teacher professional development.



Dr. Brandeis Marshall, is Chair of Computer & Information Sciences and Associate Professor at Spelman College. Her research lies in the areas of information retrieval, knowledge management, data mining and social media. Her research mission is aimed at effective assessment and summarization of data in order to create valuable knowledge.   In particular, her work can be applied to business intelligence in the areas of labelled data analysis, unlabeled data analysis and fixed-length data analysis. 



William Penuel is professor in educational psychology and the learning sciences in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on learning with digital media in both formal and informal settings. One strand of research focuses on how young children learn literacy and science skills through joint engagements with media with peers and preschool teachers. Another strand focuses on the design and implementation innovative technologies to support subject matter learning in math and science. A third examines how youth can use digital tools for digital storytelling to communicate findings from action research in their communities.



Dr. Holt Wilson is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNC Greensboro, where he teaches mathematics education courses for practicing teachers. His research focuses on practicing K-12 teachers’ learning and professional development..