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Ekaterina (Katya) Denisova

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Science, K-12 Administrator 

BIO

Education
Russia, PhD, Physics Education, US Academic Equivalency Documented, 2002

University of Northern Iowa, Iowa, M.A., Science Education, 2000

Hertzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia, M.S., Physics Education, US Academic Equivalency Documented, 1997

Hertzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia, B.S., Physics, US Academic Equivalency Documented, 1996

Professional Preparation
Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and the Maryland State Department of Education: STEM Professional Development Series. 2007-2008

College of Notre Dame, Maryland, Educational Leadership and Supervision, BCPSS Aspiring Leaders Program, 2007

Hertzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg,

Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, MD 7/02-Present
Science Coordinator 07/09-present.

- Provided district -wide leadership in Grades 1-12 Science
- Designed elementary and secondary science curricula and
assessments
- Planned, coordinated, and implemented district-wide
professional development including guidance and support

Office of Teaching and Learning
Secondary Science Specialist, Office of Academic Achievement
12/08-07/09

- Provided district -wide leadership in Grades 6-12 Science
- Designed secondary science curricula and assessments
- Planned, coordinated, and implemented district-wide
professional development including guidance and support

Department Head/Instructional Support/Lead Teacher (Science), Homeland Security Academy 8/05-12/08

- Provided instructional support for the science department
- Modeled student-centered, hands-on instruction for
teachers.
- Coached and supervised 7 science teachers: conducted daily
classroom observations and provided feedback on effective
classroom strategies.
- Provided professional development for science teachers on
various aspects of student-centered science instruction
and alternative assessment (twice a month).
- Taught Biology and Physics (90 minutes a day).

Physics and Chemistry Teacher, Walbrook High School
7/02-6/05
- Taught Physics and Chemistry.
- Organized and led the after-school 'Walbrook MESA (Math,
Engineering, Science Achievement) Club.'
- Delivered Professional Development training for science
teachers.
Loyola University of Maryland 2008-present
Adjunct Professor Instructor of "Physical Science I" ED704

Taught activity-based in-service course for Prince George's
County elementary and middle school science teachers on physical science content and pedagogy through student-centered instruction.

Instructor of "How things work" PH165
Taught activity- based Physics course for non-Physics majors

George Washington University, Washington DC 2008-present
Instructor of PTRA/AAPT Institute for Physics teachers (3-year Program)
- Worked with AAAS, AAPT, and DC public schools' science
curriculum specialist on establishing a substantial
professional development program and extensive materials
support system for DCPS Physics First teachers.
- Taught summer courses and 4 follow-up sessions during the
academic year on content and pedagogy. 

EXPERTISE

Research Interest: Inquiry- based K-12 Science Instruction; Intercurricula STEM instruction and initiatives; Physics First; Student Misconceptions in Science Learning Recent Publications/Presentations:

2009 AAPT Summer Meeting: Ann Arbor, MI; Teaching Physics in
Urban Schools: Baltimore Experience. Presentation: Katya D. Denisova, Invited Speaker.

2009 Brain-STEM Module Development Workshop, Morgan State
University. Integration of Algebra and Biology: Connections between the VSC in Algebra I and Biology. Presentation: Katya Denisova. Invited speaker

2009 Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Regional Conference,
Washington, DC: Training Opportunities in Physics and Physical Science (TOPPS): A Win-Win Situation in Maryland. Presentation: Katya D Denisova.

2008 MAST-MSDE-MSSA conference. Ocean City, MD; Teaching Physics by Inquiry to Low Ability Math Students. Workshop. Katya Denisova.

2008 AAPT Winter Meeting: Baltimore, MD; TOPPS: A Win-Win
Situation in Maryland. Invited Presentation. Katya D. Denisova, Eric J.Moore, and Francis M. Tam.

2008 AAPT Winter Meeting: Baltimore, MD; Teaching Opportunities in Physics and Physical Science (TOPPS) at FSU. Katya D. Denisova, Eric J. Moore, Jane B. Nelson, and Francis M. Tam.

2007 AAPT Appalachian Section: Fall Meeting, MD; Improving
Teacher Quality (ITQ) at FSU. Presentation. Katya D. Denisova, Eric J.Moore, and Francis M. Tam.

2003 AAPT Winter Meeting. Orlando, FL; Looking beyond the
borders: interactive engagement vs. traditional pedagogy in high school physics classes. Presentation. Katya D. Denisova.

1999 AAPT Winter Meeting, Kissimmee, FL; What has SPUTNIK done to us? Presentation. Katya D. Denisova. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS