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Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:00 (School Year)

Mon-Fri 7:30 - 4:30 (Summer)

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 4320

242 Hill Hall

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.6381

Fax: 307.766.3792

Email: smtc@uwyo.edu

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Martha Inouye

Research Scientist, Professional Development Specialist
252 Hill Hall
minouye@uwyo.edu
 

Education

  • M.S. in Natural Science, Natural Science Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie
  • Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Teacher Endorsement, Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Massachusetts Initial 5-year teaching License: Middle Level Science and Math, Massachusetts Department of Education
  • B.A. in Anthropology with Spanish and Chemistry minors, Linfield College, McMinnville

Bio

I bring experience teaching in K-12 science classrooms, instructing place-based field education, and conducting ecological field science.  After completing a teaching residency program through MATCH Teacher Residency, I taught for three years at an alternative high school north of Boston. Throughout this time, my roles included science teacher of a variety of subjects, soccer and basketball coach, outdoor program coordinator, and science department chair. I While I gained much experience and learned a lot, I decided to continue my education and complete a Master’s at Teton Science Schools and the University of Wyoming. My Master’s research focused on the role of PD in supporting the implementation of critical thinking skills in the science classroom. I have continued to pursue research interests related to K-12 in-service science teachers through my current position. I support teacher understanding and implementation of the Wyoming State Science Content and Performance Standards (based on the Next Generation Science Standards). I have been working with the new science standards since 2014.

 

Service and Outreach

My position at the university is predominantly focused on K-12 in-service science teacher support, so much of my work involved outreach efforts. Through district contracts, grant support, and fee-based workshops, my colleagues and I engage in outreach activities to deepen teachers’ and administrators understanding of A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the Next Generation Science Standards, and instruction that supports them. My service comes from extending these ideas to the university setting and other governmental (e.g., WY Game & Fish) and educational (e.g., Ecology Project International, Teton Science Schools) organizations.

 

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Teaching

My teaching is primarily devoted to in-service science teacher education. I also give guest presentations for university courses, in-reach efforts, community entities, non-profit organizations, environmental education programs, government agencies. These presentations support instruction that aligns with the research on teaching and learning.

 

Research Interests

  • K-12 in-service science teacher professional development (PD)
  • Responsiveness in PD
  • A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Effects of responsive facilitation on teacher instruction
  • Use of vignettes as an assessment and growth tool for in-service teachers

 Martha in the field during PD with Teton Science Schools


 

 

 

 

 

 

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SMTC

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:00 (School Year)

Mon-Fri 7:30 - 4:30 (Summer)

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 4320

242 Hill Hall

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.6381

Fax: 307.766.3792

Email: smtc@uwyo.edu

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