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Richard Clevenstine

PROJECT AFFILIATION:

  • (ES)2
    • Roles: Project Participant

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • K-12 Administrator 

BIO

A. Education:

1972 Bloomsburg University of PA, Bloomsburg, PA - B.S.; Biology
1974 Villanova University, Villanova, PA - M.A.; Secondary Education
1977 West Chester University of PA, West Chester, PA - M.A.; Biology
1984 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Ed.D.; K-12 Science Education


B. Administrative Experience:

Central Administration Experience: 12 years Cabinet Level Positions

2003 - 2009: Director of Curriculum for K-12 Natural Sciences, Social
Sciences, and Applied Sciences (Assistant Superintendent
Cabinet Level Position). Ridley School District

1997 - 2003: K- 12 Science Coordinator, Ridley School District


C. Teaching Experience:

High School Level Experience: 25 years

1993 - 1997 Science Department Chair; Ridley High School

1972 - 1997 Ridley High School, Ridley School District; Teacher of
Biological Sciences


D. Teaching Experience:

College Level Experience: 10 years

1984 - 1995 Adjunct Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology:
Delaware County Community College

1984 Adjunct Professor: The Pennsylvania State University;
Environmental Sciences; Bio 103


E. Military Experience:

1977-1971 Military Experience: Pennsylvania Army National Guard 28th Infantry. Specialist E-4. Honorable Discharge March 9, 1977.

F. Awards:

1994 - Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Finalist - Pennsylvania Department of Education

1993 - National Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching - NSF / NSTA
1993 - Pennsylvania Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching - NSF/NSTA

1993 - Biotechnology Teaching Award- National Association of Biology Teachers and Edvotek, Inc.

1992 and 1993 Summer. Research Associate for Swarthmore College HHMI Research Summer Program.

1992 - Awarded a Department of Energy Teacher Research Associate (TRAC) appointment to the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on behalf of the Associated Western Universities and the United States Department of Energy to study DNA sequencing.

1990 - Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Pennsylvania - National Association of Biology Teachers

1989 - Impact - Partners for Education Award - Delaware County Intermediate Unit #25

1983 - Science Teacher of the Year; Sigma Xi; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


G. Staff Development Workshops:
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1997-2009 Numerous k-12 District Workshops as Director of Curriculum

1996-2002 Numerous District workshops presented to elementary and secondary science departments concerning the Pennsylvania Proposed Science Standards, the NRC Standards, 2061 Benchmarks, curriculum revisions and authentic assessment.

1994-2002 Numerous workshops presented to the Ridley High School Science Department on curriculum unit planner development and curriculum revisions for curriculum writing.

1993 Contributing Author to NABT's monograph Outstanding Labs by Outstanding Teachers; laboratory entitled " Fibonacci Numbers and Biological Patterns.

1993 9 November 93 "Biology on a Shoestring." PA Science Teachers Annual Convention, Allentown, PA.

1992: 14 May 92 "Three Modes of Multi-media Presentations in the Science Classroom," Delaware County Science Teachers Organization Spring Mini-Conference. Delaware County Community College

1992: 20 March 92 - Science Olympiad Judge of the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Competition.

1992: 17 March 92 "Three Modes of Multi-media Presentations in the Science Classroom," Eastern Pennsylvania Educational Computing Conference, Valley Forge Convention Center, PA.

1991: 8 November 91 "Three Modes of Multi-media Presentations in the Science
Classroom,"Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Carlisle, PA.

1991: 26 October 91 " Mathematical Patterns and Biological Concepts" ATMOPAV Fall Conference. Saint John Neumann High School, Philadelphia, PA. 1991: April 91 " Electrophoresis Utilization in the Secondary Biology Classroom," Delaware County Science
Teachers Association Spring Mini-Conference. DCCC, Media, PA.

1991: March 1991 " HyperCard and Laser Disc Technology in the Science Classroom," Technology Awareness Day. Ridley High School, Folsom, PA.

1991: 7 March 91 - Science Olympiad Supervisor: Moravian College, PA

1989: November 89. "Fibonacci Numbers and Biological Patterns. Paper presented at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit Impact Fair. Marple Vocational / Technical School, Bromall, PA.

H. Grants:

2008: Pennsylvania Accountability Block Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $782,226.00

2008: Dual Enrollment Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $56,103.00

2008: Safe Schools Initiative Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $32,688.00

2008: Accountability to Commonwealth Taxpayers Fund Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $407,032.00

2008: Classrooms for the Future; Pennsylvania Department of Education; $106,189.00

2008: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $17,200.00

2008: Boeing Corporate Grant: $45,000.00

2008: Taylor Foundation Grant; $5,000.00

2008: Federal Programs Consolidated Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $1,001,085.00

2007: School Improvement State Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $19,000.00

2007: Safe Schools Initiative Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $34,036.06

2007: Boeing Corporation Grant: $45,000.00

2007: Taylor Foundation Grant; $5,000.00

2007: Dual Enrollment Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $76,937.79

2007: Classrooms for the Future; Pennsylvania Department of Education; $589,355.00

2007: Pennsylvania Accountability Block Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $792,529.00

2007: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $19,393.00

2007: Federal Programs Consolidated Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $1,051,323.00

2006: Boeing Corporate Grant: $50,000.00

2006: Taylor Foundation Grant; $5,000.00

2006: Pennsylvania Accountability Block Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $772,175.00

2006: School Improvement State Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $19,000.00

2006: Federal Programs Consolidated Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $927,434.00

2006: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $18,703.00

2005: Boeing Corporate Grant: $50,000.00

2005: Federal Programs Consolidated Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $893,673.00

2005: Pennsylvania Accountability Block Grant; Pennsylvania Department of Education; $616,783.00

2005: Environmental Education Grant, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Education; $10,000.00

2005: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $23,562.00

2005: Organ Tissue Awareness Donation Grant; Pennsylvania Department of Education; $3,900.00

2005: Teaching American History Grant, United States Department of Education; $459,439.00

2005: Pennsylvania Accountability Block Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $616,783.00

2004: Boeing Corporate Grant: $50,000.00

2004: Federal Programs Consolidated Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $862,781.00

2004: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $23,105.00

2004: Organ Tissue Awareness Donation Grant; Pennsylvania Department of Education; $5,000.00

2004: Safe Schools Initiative Grant; Pennsylvania Department of Education; $40,000.00

2004: Pennsylvania Accountability Block Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $539,685.00

2003: Federal Programs Consolidated Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $951,408.00

2003: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $21,806.00

2003: Safe Schools Initiative Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $22,900.00

2003: Environmental Education Grant: Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection; $16,500.00

2002: Carol M. White Physical Education for Progress Grant, United States
Department of Education: $337,000.00

2002: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $20,860.00

2002: Safe Schools Initiative Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $22,900.00

2001: Waste Reduction and Recycyling Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $4,000.00

2001: Regional Summer School of Excellence Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $6,000.00

2001: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $66,500.00

2001: Safe Schools Initiative Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $68,500.00

2000: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $72,500

2000: Safe Schools Initiative Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $76,500.00

2000: Technology Literacy Challenge Fund, Pennsylvania Department of Education; $270,000.00

2000: Waste Reduction and Recycyling Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education: $4,000.00

2000: Regional Summer School of Excellence Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $5,000.00

2000: Environmental Education Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; $10,000.00

1999: Technology Literacy Challenge Fund, Pennsylvania Department of Education; $227,500.00

1998: Educate America Grant, Pennsylvania Department of Education;
$103, 000.00

1998: Environmental Education Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; $10,000.00

1998: Regional Summer School of Excellence Grant: Pennsylvania Department of Education; $5,000.00

1997: Educate America Grant; Pennsylvania Department of Education; $170,000.00

1993: Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science; $8250.00

1993: Edvotek Biotechnology Grant: $500.00

1990: Pennsylvania Higher Educational Assistance Agency: Microcomputer Grant; $30,000.00
1989: IMPACT: Partners for Education Developer Grant: Delaware County Intermediate Unit; $1,000.00

1987: Pennsylvania Higher Educational Assistance Agency : Microcomputer Grant; $30,000.00

1986: Pennsylvania State Education Grant For Improving Instruction: Videomicroscopy and Biology Education; $1500.00.
 

EXPERTISE

biology
curriculum development
grants 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

I. Publications:

Clevenstine, R.F. 1987. "A Classification of the ISIS Program Using Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 24:8,699-712.

Clevenstine, Richard F. 1987. A Classification of the ISIS Program Using Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy, Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. 1984, 45, 2A. (University Microfilms.) No. 84-10130. 24:8, 699-712.

Clevenstine, Richard F. 1987. A Classification of the ISIS Program Using Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 1984, 24:8, 699-712.

Clevenstine, Richard F. and Donald Humphreys. 1987. The Effect of Closed Circuit Videomicroscopic Instruction (CCVM) on Academic Achievement of High School Biology Students. 49:7.

Clevenstine, Richard F. 1993. "Fibonacci Numbers and Biological Patterns." in Outstanding Laboratories by Outstanding Teachers. Reston, Virginia: National Association of Biology Teachers.

Clevenstine, Richard F. 1994. "Biology on a Shoestring." Contributing author. Reston, Virginia: National Association of Biology Teachers.

Liang, L, Majervich, D., Clevenstine, R. and Howanski, R. 2009. "Developing Students' Conceptual Understanding of Physics and Chemistry: A Model-Centered Approach. Journal of International Science Education.