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David Crowther

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  • Higher Ed: Education 

BIO

Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education and Professor Science Education. University of Nevada, Reno (17 years)

1996 Ph.D.: University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Major: Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction (Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning/ Science Education).
Dissertation: Science Experiences and Attitudes of Elementary Education Majors as they Experience Biology 295.
Minor: Biological Sciences
Minor Research Area: IGF Binding Proteins in Calu 6 Lung Cancer Cells.

1992 M.Ed., Brigham Young University,
Major: Curriculum and Instruction.
Thesis: Metacognition: The Effects of Strategy Instruction on Reflective Thinking and Pedagogical Skills in Preservice Teachers.
Field Experience in Supervision and Teacher Preparation.

1989 B.S., Brigham Young University, Elementary Education. 

EXPERTISE

Science Education
STEM Education
Biology Education
Inquiry based teaching 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Publications in Full Peer Reviewed Journals
Crowther, D. (2012) TESOL and the Next Generation Science Standards . TESOL Connections (July) and TESOL Connections Special Issue " Common Core (December). Published online at: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2012-12-15/1.html

Crowther, D, Tibbs, E., Wallstrum, R., Storke, E., & Leonis, B. (2011). Academic vocabulary instruction within inquiry science: The blended / tiered approach. Accelerate 3 (4) 17-23. Available online at: http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/files/uploads/17/Accellerate_3_4.pdf

Brock, R. & Crowther, D. (2009). Lesson Learned from an After School Science Club: Taking the Informal to a Formal Science Experience. CESI Science V. 40 (01). Summer / Fall. Available online at: CESIScience.org

Crowther, D. (2008). General Biology Using Inquiry for Education Majors. Academic Exchange Quarterly 12 (2) pp 67-74 (Summer).

Books & Chapters in Books

Brock, R. & Crowther, D. (In Press) Benefits of Elementary Environmental Education. In (Eds) Mueller, M.P., Tippins, D.J., & Stewart, A.J. A Guide to Legislation and School Policy in Science Education: Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility). New York: Springer.

Brock, R. & Crowther, D. (In Press) After School Nature Clubs: Calling Children Towards Nature. In (Eds) M. Bentley & M. Mueller. Developing Environmental Awareness in Children: A Nature Studies Guide for Parents and Educators. New York: Peter Lang.

Crowther, D., Fulton, L., Vila, J. & Hoose, E. (2010). Engaging ELL with hands-on guided inquiry science in Jon Nordmeyer (ED). Integrating Language and Content, part of TESOLs Classroom Practice Series. TESOL Press. Alexandria, VA.

Crowther, David T. (2010) Science for English language learners: Research and applications for teacher educators. In Rodriguez, A (Ed). Science Education as a Pathway to Teaching Language Literacy. Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sense Publishers (pp 163 - 183).

Crowther, David T. (2010) Response to Gomez, Sherer, Herman, Gomez, White, and Williams' commentary on Science for English language learners: Research and applications for teachers educators. In Rodriguez, A (Ed). Science Education as a Pathway to Teaching Language Literacy. Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sense Publishers (pp 191 - 197).