Tapping into Multiple Intelligences
Expert Content Developer Bios
Howard Gardner, PhD
Howard Gardner is an educator and theorist, best known as the originator of the theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner serves as The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, as well as being Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of Harvard Project Zero. Gardner is also one of the founders of the GoodWork project, through which he investigates the relationship between excellence and ethics. He has written numerous books, including: GOOD WORK: WHEN EXCELLENCE AND ETHICS MEET (Basic Books, 2001); THE DISCIPLINED MIND: WHAT ALL STUDENTS SHOULD UNDERSTAND (Simon & Schuster, 2000); INTELLIGENCE REFRAMED (Basic Books, 1999); EXTRAORDINARY MINDS (Basic Books, 1997); LEADING MINDS: AN ANATOMY OF LEADERSHIP (Basic Books, 1995); and FRAMES OF MIND: THE THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES (Basic Books, 1983). He has also been awarded numerous grants and honors, including: Carnegie Grant (2001); Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, International Scientific Committee of the Pio Manzu Centre (2001); Spencer Grant (2001); Guggenheim Fellowship (2000); Grawemeyer Award in Education (1990); and the MacArthur Prize Fellowship (1981).
Ellen Weber is a professor of education, author, lecturer, and columnist who specializes in multiple intelligence teaching approaches. She serves as director of Secondary Education and the director of the Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approach Center (MITA) at Houghton College; she also teaches as an adjunct professor at McMaster University. Weber has also taught for the University of Toronto, McGill University, and New York University. She is the author of numerous publications, including: STUDENT ASSESSMENT THAT WORKS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Allyn & Bacon, 1999) and ROUNDTABLE LEARNING: BUILDING UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENHANCED MI STRATEGIES (Zephyr Press, 1997).
Jane Carlson-Pickering is an educator, program developer and consultant who specializes in Multiple Intelligence Pedagogy. She developed Rhode Island's Chariho Regional School District's M.I. Smart! Program, has served as a Fellow for the RI Teachers in Technology Initiative, and has taught "Teaching and Learning through the Multiple Intelligences" at Rhode Island College. She has also taught in elementary and secondary school settings, focusing on Gifted and Talented Education and Curriculum Development.
Lesson Plan Developers Bios
Werner Liepolt is a multimedia designer, educator, and consultant in education and entertainment. He has taught both middle school and, as an Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, graduate school. He has written numerous pages regarding technology and education, theater, and multimedia, including: · THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS STUDY GUIDE (http://projects.ilt.columbia.edu/dickens/ge.intro) and OKLAHOMA! INTERACTIVE, a Web page developed with Teachers College and The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization to support production at high schools and colleges. Liepolt was also named a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar and an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Ellen Weber is a professor of education, author, lecturer, and columnist who specializes in multiple intelligence teaching approaches. She serves as director of Secondary Education and the director of the Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approach Center (MITA) at Houghton College; she also teaches as an adjunct professor at McMaster University. Weber she has also taught for the University of Toronto, McGill University, and New York University. She is the author of numerous publications, including: STUDENT ASSESSMENT THAT WORKS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Allyn & Bacon, 1999) and ROUNDTABLE LEARNING: BUILDING UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENHANCED MI STRATEGIES (Zephyr Press, 1997).
Cyndi Kerr works with schools as a staff developer, using a project-based approach to model in-class uses of digital tools. She has been support manager with a team of progressive educators at the Center for Collaborative Education; she has also helped to launch the Eiffel project, a five-year initiative that integrates wide-area networking technologies into the public school curriculum in New York City. In addition, she has worked with the Institute for Learning Technologies to provide support for teachers.
Anthony Petrosino, PhD
Anthony Petrosino is a professor whose research focuses on science education, with an emphasis on technology. He has been an assistant professor of Mathematics and Science Education at The University of Texas in Austin, and was a member of the Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt's Learning Technology Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including: Otto Basser Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, 1998; Cognitive Studies for Educational Practice Post Doctorate Fellowship (competitive), 1998-2000; Tennessee Space Grant Fellowship (NASA), Vanderbilt University, 1991-1996; Peabody Super Student Scholarship. (competitive) 1991-1994; New Jersey Governor's Teacher Recognition Award, 1990.
Anna Chan Rekate
Anna Chan Rekate is an educator and administrator. She serves as a high school English teacher at Trevor Day School in New York City, teaching ninth grade English along with electives for Juniors and Seniors. She has also been Upper School Coordinator at the Manhattan School for Children, and has taught all subjects for the sixth and eighth grades at the City & Country School in New York City. All three schools are known for their progressive philosophies and educational practices. Rekate has a master's degree in Educational Policy from Columbia University's Teachers College and a master's degree in Leadership and Supervision from Bank Street College of Education.
Thirteen Ed Online Staff Expert Bios
Brigitte Magar Matsuoka
Brigitte Magar Matsuoka is an educational media developer. She serves as Director of Thirteen/ WNET's Educational Technologies Department and Executive Producer of Thirteen's Ed Online Web site. She also develops, produces and distributes new educational technology projects for teachers, students and parents/caregivers. Her projects include: CONCEPT TO CLASSROOM, WHAT'S UP IN THE ENVIRONMENT?, the companion Web site to a post 9/11 three-part series for the PBS IN THE MIX series, THE NEW NORMAL, TeacherLine mini-courses, and STANDARDS IN ACTION: MAKING REAL WORLD CONNECTIONS WITH MATHEMATICS. She has also worked at Teachers College, Columbia University as an instructor, online content and tool developer, and K-12 consultant, and has received an Emmy award for her work in television production.
Sarah Feldman is a consultant, teacher trainer and content developer. She has served as the National Project Director for the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) at Thirteen/WNET New York, and as the National Project Director for the National Teacher Training Institute for Math, Science and Technology (NTTI). She has also developed content for Thirteen's wNetStation, wNetSchool, and a variety of broadcast, multimedia, online, and videotape projects. She has also taught second grade in the South Bronx and Harlem, where she focused on students' academic and personal development.
Al Doyle is an educator, technology coordinator and designer. He has been Director of Academic Technology at the St. Bernard's School in New York City; Director of Internet Training of Thirteen's National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI); Technology Coordinator at Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York; director of both computer and theater camps; and producer of the Art of Construction Web site. His fellowships include: Master Teacher for the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI); Livingston Chair for Science at Poly Prep 1995-96; NEA Master Teacher Grant: Vermont Studio School, 1987; Rhode Island School of Design Honors Seminar, 1986; Skidmore College Summer Six Art Institute Fellowship, 1985; and Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship, 1984.
Marsha Drummond is an educator, writer, and staff developer. She is the National Project Director of the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) and manager of the local NTTI in New York. She writes project training and promotional materials, conducts presentations for education and media professionals across the country, consults on lessons and workshop development, and develops Web-based lessons and other content for Thirteen's Internet venues. She has also worked as a schoolteacher a staff developer in technology in Brooklyn, NY.
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