Having worked in science and STEM education in the Twin Cities for the past 20 years, I have a strong network from throughout the STEM learning ecosystem–including STEM education stakeholders from the public and private sectors such as museums and education nonprofits, schools and districts, colleges and universities, and science and engineering businesses. One of my favorite things to do is bring together people and organizations to identify shared vision and goals to do their best work and amplify their impact.
Relevant Learning Experiences for Science and STEM Educators
I’ve been designing and facilitating professional development programs for more than 25 years, including workshops, learning networks, continuing education and credit-bearing courses, and multi-presenter programs (such as conferences or multi-track workshops). I especially enjoy collaborating with others to co-design and co-facilitate professional learning experiences that capitalize on our combined skills and expertise. I strive to provide professional learning experiences that are relevant, practical, engaging, and challenging.
Professional Writing for a Variety of Purposes
Having honed my writing skills authoring and editing articles for scientific and education publications, grant proposals, evaluation reports, infographics/data visualization, and editorials, I have an eye for high-quality writing, audience, and attention to detail that will help you make your case and tell your story. With experience as a college professor, supervising and mentoring young education professionals, and as field editor for a peer-reviewed journal, I also enjoy coaching early-career STEM education professionals as they work to bring their writing to the next level. Please reach out to learn more about how I can help with professional communication.
Practical Program Evaluation
Program evaluation done well is a powerful thing. It can be used to make your case and tell your story, guide program development and improvement, support decision making, and empower staff. But it takes time, and time is valuable. I work closely with teams to: develop a culture and capacity for evaluation; build knowledge of tools and practices in evaluating science and STEM programs; determine what to evaluate and how, using research-based tools and practices; interpret findings to guide action and decision making; and effectively share what you’ve learned with stakeholders. I will help organizations build program evaluation capabilities so it becomes part of how they think and what they do.