Expert Content Developer Bios
Joe Exline is an educator, educational reformer, and private consultant; his work focuses on building environments for active student learning and on educational system analysis. He is the founder of Exline Consulting Services, which is involved in broad aspects of educational reform, particularly community involvement. He was the Director of Science in the Virginia Department of Education for 21 years, and from 1992 to 1995 he served as principal investigator and project director for the statewide systemic initiative Virginia Quality Education in Sciences and Technology (V-QUEST). He has served as the president and executive secretary of Council of State Science Supervisors. In addition, Exline has been a science teacher and has authored INDIVIDUALIZED TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING EARTH SCIENCE (Parker Publishing Company, 1975).
Arthur L. Costa
Arthur L. Costa is an emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, and co-director of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in Berkeley, California. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant superintendent for instruction, and the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He edited the book DEVELOPING MINDS: A RESOURCE BOOK FOR TEACHING THINKING (ASCD, 1985) and TEACHING FOR INTELLIGENCE II: A COLLECTION OF ARTICLES (Skylight Professional Development, 1999); he is also the author of THE ENABLING BEHAVIORS (General Learning Press, 1976), and THE SCHOOL AS A HOME FOR THE MIND (Skylight Publishers, 1991). Dr. Costa served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the national president of the ASCD from 1988 to 1989.
Lesson Plan Developers Bios
Chris Collier is an educator and an educational program developer. She co-designed the Center for Inquiry, a magnet/option school, and has acted as a consultant to the National Gardening Association's Growing Science Inquiry program. She has also been featured in science inquiry video projects, including SCIENCE IMAGES and SCIENCE LINE. Collier has also served as an assistant principal in Decatur Township.
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, Ph.D.
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 with a special interest in literature. 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.
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