Paula Schoeff


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M.S. Curriculum and Instruction          Aug. 2010 – June 2013

  • Teaching and Learning in Science Education
  • University of Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Graduated, GPA 3.8
  • Primary Research Interest
    • Inquiry in a problem based learning environment
    • Using argumentation to build and support understanding
    • Using e-tools to create student engagement and support learning
    • Impact of STEM Education in K12 classrooms in Ohio

Elementary Education B.S. Program, Indiana          Aug. 1994 –June 1997

  • Middle School endorsements in:  science, math, social studies, language arts and technology
  • Taylor University
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Graduated summa cum laude GPA 4.0

Professional Experience:

National Network of Digital Schools     summer 2014

NGSS and STEM Physical Science content specialist, writer

Clever Crazes for Kids 3.0       2011-2014

Academic director and STEM Liaison for the educational website

University of Cincinnati           2009-2011

Local liaison for Ohio STEM Learning Network

University of Toledo          2007 – 2009

  • Program director for INSPiRE grant
  • Editor for Let’s Explore curriculum series

Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne          2005 – 2007

  • Math department support staff
  • Editor’s assistant for College Mathematics Journal

New Haven Middle School           2000-2004

  • Math & Science teacher 7th-8th grade

Fort Wayne Community Schools          1997-2000

  • District substitute teacher

Professional Leadership:

School District Level

  • Ruby Payne site team, (2002-2004)
  • 8th grade team representative for school mission and focus committee (2001-2004)
  • Co-chair for school-wide United Way Day of Caring (2003)
  • Science club facilitator (2002-2004)
  • Led two teams in the IPFW, national completion for “Future City” (2001-2003)
  • Co-organizer for afterschool program (2003-2004)

State Level

  • Presented at the regional HASTI conference in Indianapolis (2001 and 2002)
  • Associate Director for the Ohio STEM Learning Network
  • Organized four regional STEM conferences

Recent Professional Development:

  • STEM teaching and learning practices (Northwest Ohio STEM Center, Bowling Green – ongoing throughout 2014)
  • iEARN, virtual platform (June, 2010).
  • Hamilton County Educational Services Center training workshops  (Page Keeley, e-learning, Atlas, and NSDL)
  •  AAAS, Training on using the Atlas for Science Literacy concept maps (May, 2010).  Washington, DC, AAAS main branch office.
  •  National Science Teachers Association, national conferences (2008, 2009, 2010)
  •  National Association for Research in Science Teaching, national conference (2009)

Professional Organization Membership:

  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA)
  • Association of Supervisors of Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education (NWO)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

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