Prof. Elizabeth Kennedy, a K8 Curriculum and Training Developer with the Education Solutions Department at PASCO Scientific, Roseville, California, will visit Chile October 20-26 under a PAS grant to the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. During her visit, Dr. Kennedy will do a keynote presentation October 21 at 4:00 p.m. (Auditorium Departamento de Matemática-UMCE, Av. José Pedro Alessandri 774, Ñuñoa, Pabellón del Depto de Matemática, Piso 1) on The Trends and Challenges of Integrating Information and Communications Technology in Classrooms.
Dr. Kennedy will also conduct interactive activities in workshops in Santiago and Valparaiso, including meetings with public high school students and teachers, aimed to promote and share experiences in the Science Inquiry Method and integrating ICT for the enhancement of science teaching and learning in university and school settings.
In addition to delivering professional development to teachers who incorporate PASCO technologies in their science curriculum, Dr. Kennedy writes science labs based on the Inquiry Method. Prof. Kennedy has over 20 years of classroom experience teaching Mathematics and Science at the high school and middle school levels. Prior to coming on staff at PASCO, she was a PASCO Technology Educator for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages from Whitman College-Washington, obtained her teaching credential in Mathematics from the University of Oregon, and her Master’s Degree in Physics Education in 2011 from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association. Dr. Kennedy is fluent in Spanish.