Sarah Boesdorfer

Assistant Professor - Chemical Education
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423

Office: 268 McCollum Science Hall
Voice: 319-273-7146
Fax: 319-273-7127
E-mail: Sarah.Boesdorfer@uni.edu

Degrees

  • Ed.D., 2012, Illinois State University
  • M.S., 2003, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • B.S., 2002, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

Areas of Interest

Chemistry Teacher Education Research, Chemistry Education Research

Currently, research projects which I am pursuing have two main focuses: (1) learning experiences impact on science teachers’ practice, and (2) chemistry teachers and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which includes their understandings about the topics, its implementation, and possible impact on their practice.

My recent research projects include a project examining the effects of participating in undergraduate science education research on teachers’ practices, a project which is examining Iowa Chemistry teachers current practices as they relate to NGSS and how professional development related to NGSS is affecting their teaching practice, and a project to examine how including engineering practices in the chemistry classroom might change teachers’ beliefs about teaching science.  While these projects might seem diverse, my focus is on teachers, providing them with tools and ideas they can use to continue to develop and improve their teaching as they help students learn science/chemistry.

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423
Phone: 319-273-2437
FAX: 319-273-7127
E-mail: barbara.reid@uni.edu
Web: http://www.chem.uni.edu

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