Research

I am currently working on the following projects:

Advancing the Use of Digital Museum Assets in Schools:
I am investigating high school social science implementation and use of the Smithsonian Learning Lab (SLL). Analyzing barriers and challenges faced by teachers as they implement SLL content in their classrooms. I am examining how design based changes in the PD and how changes in the PD respond to teacher needs and improve their implementation of the SLL.

Beginning Urban Science Teacher Instruction: I am examining how new science teachers use instructional resources as they
begin teaching in urban settings and the instructional affordances they provide their students. I am most interested in the link between how resources are used and instructional quality.

Equitable Science Curriculum for Integrating Arts in Public Education (ESCAPE): I am examining how a design based approach to professional development improves teacher learning opportunities and instructional practice.