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CURRICULUM VITA


DERRICK R. LAVOIE, Ph.D, Executive Director
THE DISCOVERY INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
1342 Wilson Ct.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-3315
Email: info@institutefordiscovery.org
Web Site: www.institutefordiscovery.org


Education

Current Position
Faculty Appointments in Higher Education
University Courses Taught
K-12 Teaching Experience
Grants
Publications
Presentations
Service



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EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Biology, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California, 1980

Graduate: Master of Science, Biology (Marine Ecology) California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, 1982.

Thesis Title: Population Dynamics and Ecology of Beach Wrack Macro-invertebrates of the Central California Coast, With Notes on Natural History (Published).

Graduate: Doctor of Philosophy, Science Education, Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida, 1986. Specialization: Biology/Environmental Education, Cognitive Science, Computer Applications in Science Teaching

Dissertation Title: A Comparative Analysis of the Thought Processes and Related Factors Involved with the Science Process Skill of Prediction Using an Instructional Computer Simulation


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CURRENT POSITIONS

2000-present: Director and founder of THE DISCOVERY INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION a non-profit educational corporation that seeks to improve the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at all grade levels. Administrate and coordinate the activities of the Institute which includes developing and implementing STEM programs, Discovery Center, grant writing, and general fund raising. A primary focus is on the development of the Central Coast Discovery Center with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and processing skills.Teach summer Island Ecology course at USC Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.

2010-present    Professor, Biology Department, Hartnell College, Salinas, CA  93901. Teach Bio 20- Field Biology, Bio 43- Human Biology,  Bio 48- Environmental Science.

2005- Present   Biology Professor, Cuesta Collge, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403. Teach Human Biology, General Biology, Marine Biology and Ecology.

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FACULTY APPOINTMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

2009-2011            University Supervisor, College of Education, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Supervise and evaluate student-teacher candidates enrolled in the science-teaching credential program.

9/07 – 6/08            Part-time Instructor, Cal Poly State University. Teach Undergraduate:  Bio 111  General Biology (LABS), Bio 302 Human Genetics (LECTURE)


8/94 - 8/99 Associate Professor of Science Education, Black Hills State University
Served as full-time Project Director for the NSF-LSC grant- A Black Hills Science Teaching Project to Prepare K-8 Science Teachers for the New Millennium. Taught undergraduate and graduate level science-education courses as well as content science courses. Serve as Lead Science Teacher for the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education. Advised undergraduate and graduate level science-education students. Supervised and directed graduate essays, projects, theses, and dissertations. Conducted research in problem solving, integration, technology applications, web development, and the learning-cycle instructional model for science teaching. Pursued individual and cooperative grant seeking efforts through the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, SD Department of Education, as well as the private sector. Participate in departmental and university wide governance.

                                               

8/94 - 8/96 Assistant Professor of Science Education and Biology, University of Northern Iowa
Duties: Taught undergraduate and graduate level science-education courses dealing with an emphasis on biology teacher education as well as biology content courses. Conducted workshops for Project Wild/Aquatic/Learning Tree as a state facilitator. Advised undergraduate and graduate level science-education students. Supervised and direct graduate essays, projects, theses, and dissertations. Conducted research in problem solving, integration, technology applications, and the learning-cycle instructional model for science teaching. Pursued individual and cooperative grant seeking efforts through the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Iowa Department of Education, as well as the private sector. Participated in departmental governance and program development for both the biology department and the science education department.

                                               


                                               

8/90 - 7/94 Assistant Professor of Science Education, Montana State University
Duties: Taught undergraduate and graduate level science education courses (both elementary and secondary). Advised undergraduate and graduate level science education students. Supervised field experiences for secondary and elementary science teachers. Supervised and directed graduate essays, projects, theses, and dissertations. Conducted research in problem solving, integration, technology applications, and the learning-cycle instructional model. Pursued individual and cooperative grant seeking efforts through the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Montana Department of Education, as well as the private sector. Participated in departmental governance and program development. Part-time evaluation duties for the National Science Teachers Electronic Network grant.


8/88-7/90 Assistant Professor of Science Education, Wayne State University,Detroit, Michigan, 48202
Duties: Taught undergraduate and graduate level science education courses (both elementary and secondary). Advised undergraduate and graduate level science education students. Supervised field experiences for secondary and elementary science teachers. Supervised and directed graduate essays, projects, theses, and dissertations. Conducted research in problem solving, integration, technology applications, and the learning-cycle instructional model. Pursued individual and cooperative grant seeking efforts through the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and Michigan Dept. of Education.
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UNIVERSITY COURSES TAUGHT


Undergraduate:
Methods for Teaching Science
Integrated Physical and Biological Science
Activity Based Life Science
Current Curricula in Junior High Science
Current Curricula in Biology
Environment, Technology, and Society
Continuity of Life
Teaching Methods in Elementary School Science
Secondary Science Teaching Methods
In School Experience
Professional Issues in Student Teaching
An Electronic Inquiry Approach to Teacher Education
Laboratory Safety
Science Methods for Secondary School, I
Science Methods for Secondary School, II
Biology for Elementary and Middle School

Graduate:

Improving Instruction in Science
Applications of Computers in Science Teaching
National Science Curriculum Materials Orientation
Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology for Middle-level Educators
STS for Middle School

* Project Wild/Aquatic/Learning Tree Facilitator (8 years)

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K-12 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1/04-6/05     Temporary AP Biology, General Biology Teacher, San Jose Unified School District, 555, Dana Ave, San Jose, CA    *Bio Club Coordinator

8/86-6/88 Science Instructor, Walnut High School, 400 N. Pierre Rd., Walnut, CA., 91789 Taught Biology, Physical Science. Grades 9-1

6/86- 8/88 Part-time academic year and full-time summer as Environmental Science Instructor and Program Coordinator for the Catalina Island Marine Institute, Toyon Bay, Catalina Island, CA. 90704 Taught ecological- environmental concepts, K-12. Managed programming and schedules for staff of 20 instructors.

8/84-8/86 Part-time to full-time science/mathematics instructor. Developmental Research School, Tallahassee, FL . Taught algebra, geometry, earth science, physical science, and life science. Grades 6-12.

6/87-8/87 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Adult Education, Mt. San Antonio College, 100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789 Taught geometry to grades 8-10..

8/84-6/86 Assistant Director, Science and Mathematics Software Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

1/81- 8/82 Environmental Science Instructor, Catalina Island Marine Institute, Toyon Bay, Catalina Island, CA. 90704 Taught ecological- environmental concepts, K-12.

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GRANTS (Derrick Lavoie as PI)

1999: "A Black Hills Science Teaching Project To Prepare K-8 Teachers For New Millennium"; National Science Foundation, $1,400,000.

1999 "A New Integrated Mathematics, Science, And Technology Course For Middle-Level Education", NASA-NOVA,$62,672.

1999: "Applying New Technologies to Solving Science-Technology-Society (STS) Problems in the Science Classroom," Eisenhower Higher Education, $26,000.

1998: "Integrating Technology within Science Teacher Education Courses" South Dakota Board of Regents Governor's Technology Award].; $18,572.

1998: "NOVA 98- Kennedy Space Center Workshop" Project NOVA $750.

1997: "Curriculum Development/Presentation in Hypermedia Technology"; Black Hills State University Instructional Improvement Committee; $1,000.

1996: "Using Multimedia to Develop Science/Science Education Courses at BHSU"; Black Hills State University Instructional Improvement Committee; $1,200.

1996 "Using Multimedia to Teach Science/Science Education Courses at BHSU"; Black Hills State University Instructional Technology Committee; $2,200.

1996: "Instructional Technology Proposal"; Black Hills State University Instructional Technology Committee; $13,400.00.

1996: "Coordinating And Synthesizing Technology Experiences for Science Teaching Majors"; University of Northern Iowa; $1,200.

1995 "Multimedia Resource Station for Use by Students and Faculty in the Sciences and Science Education"; University of Northern; $6,976.
1995: "UNI Faculty Microcomputer Equipment Grant"; University of Northern Iowa, Office of the Provost; $4,995.

1993: "Using a Compressed Video Hands-on Workshop to Train Teachers to Integrate Science and Mathematics at the Secondary Level"; Title II: Dwight D. Eisenhower Science and Math; $16,500.

1993: "Applying An Interactive Technology-Based Inquiry Approach to Teaching Methods Courses; College of Education, Health, and Human Development, Research and Creativity Grants; $4,000.
1994 Integrating Science and Math in the Secondary School Through Cooperative METNet Problem-Solving Investigations; Title II: Dwight D. Eisenhower Science and Math; $19,500.

1994: Towards an Integrated Curriculum for Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary School; Title II: Dwight D. Eisenhower Science and Math; $13,197.

1992 "MEIM - Integrating Mathematics and Science: Math Modeling, Pedagogical and Management Considerations"; Title II: Dwight D. Eisenhower Science and Math; $26,418.

1992: "An Interactive Technology Approach to Inquiry-Oriented Teacher Education"; College of Education, Health, and Human Development, Research and Creativity Grants; $5,500.

1991"The Development of a Level-Three Interactive Videodisc Biology Lesson: A Hypercard Prototype"; College of Education, Health, and Human Development, Research and Creativity Grants; $3,830.

1990 "Establishing an IBM Computer Lab in The College of Education"IBM Corporation, Teacher Preparation and Enhancement in the Use of Available Technology; $370,712.

1989: "Enhancing the Learning Cycle with Prediction and Intelligent Computer Assisted Instruction Using Level Three Interactive Videodisc Lessons in Science." Wayne State University Supplemental Research Equipment Fund; $22,394.
1989 "Using an Expert System to Develop an Intelligent Computer Tutor for the Science Process Skill of Prediction"; Wayne State University Research Grant Program; $6,000.

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PUBLICATIONS

Lavoie, D & Roth, M. (2001) Models for Science Teacher Preparation: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice . Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Lavoie, D. R. (2000). The effects of combining concept mapping and reflective writing on preservice teachers science attitudes and conceptual understandings of biology. . In press. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.


Lavoie, D. (1999). Effects of emphasizing hypothetico-predictive reasoning within the science learning cycle on high school student's science attitudes, process skills, and conceptual understandings in biology. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 36(10), pp1127-1147.


Lavoie, D. R. (1997). Use of telecommunications to deliver university science content/education courses to high-school science teachers: an evaluation. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1, Available: http://unr.edu/homepage/jcannon/ejse/ejsev1n4.html.


Lavoie, D. R. (1997). Book Review: Problem solving in science and technology. Science Education, 81, 618-622.


Lavoie, D. R., & Foster, G. W. (1996). An inter-university internet exchange project to network pre-service science teachers. In P. Rubba, P. Keig, & J. Rye (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1996 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (pp. 232-247). Pensacola, FL: Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 398 060.


Lavoie, D. R. (1995). Harness television power to improve problem solving and conceptual understanding in your biology classroom. The American Biology Teacher, 57, 402-407.


Lavoie, D. R., Ed. (1995). Toward a cognitive-science perspective for scientific problem solving: A monograph of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Number Six. Manhattan, Kansas: Kansas State University Press.


Lavoie, D. R. (1995). The cognitive-processing nature of hypothetico-predictive processing. In D. R. Lavoie, Ed., Toward a cognitive-science perspective for scientific problem solving: A monograph of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Number Six. Manhattan, Kansas: Kansas State University Press.


Lavoie, D. (1995). Videodisc technology: Applications for science teaching. In D. Thomas, Ed., Scientific Visualization in Mathematics and Science Education. Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, pp 45-66.


Lavoie, D. R. (1994). Teaching environmental science problem solving with videotape vignettes. Proceedings of the Northwest Environmental Education Association.


Lavoie, D. R. (1993). The development, theory, and application of a cognitive-network model of prediction problem solving in biology. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 30, 767-785.


Lavoie, D. R. (1991). Enhancing science instruction with hypothetico-predictive reasoning: A cognitive science perspective. Proceedings of the Montana Academy of Sciences, 51, 1-15.

Lavoie, D. R., (1989). Effects of initial knowledge and Piagetian cognitive development on the science process skill of prediction. ERIC Document Reproduction Service , ED 309 078.


Lavoie, D. R., (1989). The relationship of the process skill of prediction to misconceptions in biology, ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 310 943.


Lavoie, D. R., & Good, R. (1988). The nature and use of prediction skills in biological computer simulation. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 25, 334-360.


Good, R., & Lavoie, D. (1986). The importance of prediction in a science learning cycle. Florida Association of Science Teachers' Journal, 1, 24-35.

Good, R. & Lavoie, D. R., (1986). The importance of prediction in a science learning cycle. Florida Association of Science Teachers Journal, 1(4), 24-35.

Lavoie, D. R. (1985). Population dynamics and ecology of beach wrack macroinvertebrates of the central California coast. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 84, 1-22.

Lavoie, D. R. (1981). The ecology and identification of the marine beetles inhabiting beach wrack of the central California coast. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Dept. of Engineering Research, Report4111-80.384.


Book Review for The American Biology Teacher, "Ways To Teach Biology: The Whys and Hows of Changing to a Process Approach" by Sharon La Bonde Hanks. Accepted for publication1991, Vol 53 (7), pg. 447-448.

Book Review for The American Biology Teacher: "Restructuring Science Education: The Importance of Theories and Their Development" by Richard Duschl. 1991, Vol. 56(6), pg. 383.

Book Review for Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching "Computers: 49 Science Fair Projects" by Robert L. Bonnet and Daniel G. Keen. 1991, Vol 10(4): pg. 108-109.

Book Review for The Science Teacher, "Science in Cinema: Teaching Science Fact Through Science Fiction Films" by Leroy W. Dubeck, Suzanne E. Moshier, and Judith E. Boss. 1992, Vol. 59(2): pg. 78-80.

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PRESENTATIONS (individual)

Lavoie, D. R. (1999, March). Dimensional representation strategies for cognitive structure: Issues for science teaching and learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.

Lavoie, D. (1999, March). Teaching science-technology-society (STS) at the 4-8 grade level through multimedia and telecommunications. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1998, October). Integrating science, mathematics, and technology through computer-based laboratory experiences. Paper presented at the regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, Seattle, WA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1998, April). The cognitive-processing nature of concept mapping in biology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Diego, CA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1998, April). Bridging symbolic to linguistic processing using a modified concept mapping strategy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Lavoie, D. R. (1998, February). The new Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Black Hills State University. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Joint Conference:SD Science Teachers Association; SD Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Crossroads Convention Center, Huron, SD.

Lavoie, D. R. (1997, November). Improving science understanding by combining concept mapping with reflective writing. Paper presented at the regional meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, Denver, CO.

Lavoie, D. R. (1997, May). The effects of an explicit reflective writing strategy on students' concept development and attitudes toward science. Paper presented at the annual Black Hills State University Research and Scholarly Work Symposium, Spearfish, SD.

Lavoie, D. R. (1997, March). Using a modified concept mapping strategy to identify student's alternative scientific understandings of biology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL.

Lavoie, D. R. (1996, April). Internet applications for the upper elementary/middle school science classroom. Paper presented at the Science Update Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1996, April). The effects of combining concept mapping and reflective writing on post-secondary student's science attitudes and conceptual understandings of biology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis, MO.

Lavoie, D. R. (1995, March). Applications of technology for 6-8 science. Paper presented at the Science Update Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1995, April). Synthesis of four research papers dealing with the teaching and learning of science concepts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1995, April). The use of telecommunications to deliver university science content/education courses to high-school in-service science teachers: An evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1994, March). Evaluation of a cultural, historical, philosophical-based narrative approach to teaching high-school chemistry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Lavoie, D. R. (1994, March). Using telecommunications to engage science teachers, science students, and scientists in cooperative inquiry investigations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Teachers in Science , Anaheim, CA.

Lavoie, D. R. 1993. Doing science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Montana Science Teachers Association, Great Falls, MT., October 21-22.

Lavoie, D. R. 1993. The great hot air balloon race. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Montana Science Teachers Association, Great Falls, MT., October 21-22.

Lavoie, D. 1993. Teaching environmental science problem solving with videotape vignettes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Association for Environmental Education , Big Sky, MT., Sept. 24-29.

Lavoie, D. R. 1993. The nature of integration between science and mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Western American Association for the Advancement of Science, Missoula, MT, June 20 -23.

Lavoie, D. R. 1993. The development and evaluation of an explicit cognitive strategy for teaching prediction problem solving in biology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Atlanta, GA., April 15-18.

Lavoie, D. R. 1992. Improving a pair problem-solving strategy for developing students' hypothetico-predictive reasoning skills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Boston, MA, March 21-29.

Lavoie, D. R. 1992. The design and modification of computer-assisted videodisc instruction,based on the learning cycle, to increase higher-level processing skills in science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA., April 20-24.

Lavoie, D. R. 1992. Effects of Adding a Prediction/Discussion Phase to a Science Learning Cycle. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA, March 21-24.

Lavoie, D. R. 1992. Developing and using NARST-NET: A proposed telecommunications network. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA, March 21-29.

Lavoie, D. R. 1991. Enhancing science instruction with the process skill of prediction. Paper presented at the Montana Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, April 19, Billings, MT

Lavoie, D. R. 1991. The Construction and application of a cognitive network model of prediction problem solving. Paper presented at the 64th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, April 7-10, Lake Geneva, WI.

Lavoie, D. R. 1990. Assessing student's conceptions in biology using prediction problems. Paper presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, April 9, Atlanta, Georgia.

Lavoie, D. R. 1990 Using level-three interactive videodisc instruction to teach concepts and process skills in biology. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Science Teachers Association, February 15, 1990.

Lavoie, D. R. 1989. Teaching biology using the learning cycle and level-three interactive videodisc technology. Paper presented at the 49th annual Mathematics and Science Fall Conference of the Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers' Association, November, 4, Detroit, MI.

Lavoie, D. R. 1989. Enhancing the learning cycle with prediction and intelligentcomputer-assisted instruction using level three interactive video-disc lessons in science. Paper presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, March 30, San Francisco, CA.

Lavoie, D. R. 1989. Effects of prior knowledge on Piagetian cognitive development on the process skill of prediction in the learning cycle. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, March 30, San Francisco, CA.

Lavoie, D. R. 1989. The relationship of the process skill of prediction to students misconceptions in biology. Paper presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers Eastern regional meeting, April 28, Arlington, V. A.

Lavoie, D. R. 1983. Population dynamics of beach wrack macroinvertebrates of the central California coast. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Southern California Academy of Sciences, Fullerton, California. *Received "Best Paper" award.

Lavoie, D. R. 1982. - Population dynamics of marine beetles along the central California coast. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists, Santa Barbara, California.


JOINT PAPERS PRESENTED

Lavoie, D. R., Alsup, J., Hines, L., Norby, R., & Card, C. (1998, February). Middle school math/science activities with CBL. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Joint Conference:SD Science Teachers Association; SD Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Crossroads Convention Center, Huron, SD.

Lavoie, D. R., & Foster, G. (1996, January). An inter-university internet exchange project to network pre-service science teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Seattle, Washington.

Lavoie, D. R., & Peters, J. (1995, April). Internet overview. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA.

Lavoie, D.R., & Good, R., 1986. The relationship of the science process skill of prediction to factors involved with the use of biological computer simulations. A paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Evans, J., Lavoie, D.R. & Schleuter, S., 1986. Selecting and using instructional software in science. A paper presented at the Sixth Annual Florida Instructional Computing Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Lavoie, D.R. & Good, R., 1985. The use of computer simulation in biology teaching. A paper presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Good, R., Lavoie, D.R. & Schleuter, S., 1985. The role of science software in teacher preparation. A paper presented at the Florida Association of Science Teachers Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida.

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SERVICE

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

Chairperson, Narst-Net Committee, Nat. Assoc. for Research in Sc. Teaching, 1993-98.

Chairperson, Biology Homepage Committee, Biology Department, UNI, Fall, 1995

Chairperson, Faculty Outcome Assessment Committee, Biology Department, UNI, Spring, 1995.

Chairperson, Faculty Social Committee, Dept. of Education, MSU 1993-94.

Chairperson, Montana Power Science and Mathematics Institute, Program Committee, 1992-93.

Chairperson, MSU, Educational Admissions Committee, 1992-93.

Member, Educational Technology Committee, Black Hills State University, 1998-99.

Member, Curriculum Committee for the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, Black Hills State University, Spring, 1999.

Member, Search Committee for Director of the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education Position, Black Hills State University, Fall-Spring, 1997-98.

Member, Search Committee for Math Education Position, Black Hills State University, Spring, 1997.

Member, Search Committee for Director of Grants and Special Projects, Black Hills State University, Fall-Spring, 1996-97.

Member, Outstanding Paper Committee, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 1997-2000.

Member, Assessment and Evaluation Committee, BHSU, 1996-98.

Member, Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education Committee, BHSU, Fall 1996.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee Secondary Block Committee, BHSU, 1996-97.

Member, Academic Computing Advisory Committee, BHSU, 1996-97.

Member, Technology Committee - Distance Education and Technology, UNI, Spring 1996.

Member, Selection Committee for Excellence in Science Teaching Award in Biology, Iowa Academy
of Sciences, Spring 1996.

Member, Selection Committee for Excellence in Science Teaching Award in Biology, Iowa Academy
of Sciences, Spring 1995.

Member, Budget Committee, Science Education, UNI, 94-95.

Member, Technology Committee, Science Education, UNI 94,95.

Member, Biology Teaching Curriculum Review Committee, UNI, 1994-95.

Member, Electronic Communications Committee, Association for the Education of Teachers in
Science, 1994-5.

Member, Research Committee, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 1993-96.

Member, Editorial Board, Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, 1994-96.

Member, Elections Committee, Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, 1993-1995.

Member, New Researchers Committee, NARST, 1993-96.

Member, Membership Committee, Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, 1993-1995.

Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Dept. of Education, MSU, 1993-94.

Member, Steering Committee, Systemic Initiative for Mathematics and Science Lab Task Force, MSU, 1993-94.

Member, Montana Power Science and Mathematics Institute, Steering Committee, 1992-93

Member, Science Certification Review Committee, Montana, 1992-93.

Member, MSU, Paraprofessional Review Committee, 1992-93

Board Member, Montana Energy Education Council, 1992-present.

Member, MSU Environmental Issues Committee, 1992-present.

Chairperson, Master's in Science Education Curriculum Committee, 1991-92.

Member, MSU, Faculty Advisor- Education Graduate Student Association, 1991-92.

Member, Instructional Computer Committee, College of Education, 1991-92

Board Member - Montana Energy Education Council, 1991-93

Board Member- Willson Science and Technology School Advisory Council, 1991.

Member, Doctorate in Education-- Curriculum and Instruction Committee, 1991-92.

Member, Willson Science and Technology Education Center/School Developmental Committee, 1991-92.

Member, University Teacher Education Council UTEC - alternate, Montana State University, 1991.

Member, Appointed to the Task Force of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, 1991-1992. This group is responsible for a number of things related to this national organization (e.g., new member recruitment and conference issues).

Member, Master's in Education -- Curriculum and Instruction Committee, 1991.

Member, NSF Science Education Center Committee, 1991.

Member, Montana Science Talent Search Committee, 1991.

Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, College of Education, Montana State University, February-June 1991.

Faculty Advisor- Education Graduate Student Association, Montana State University, 1990-91.

Member, University Teacher Education Council UTEC - alternate, Montana State University, 90-91.

Participant, MSU for a Day - , Montana State University, 1990-91.

Member, NCATE - faculty assessment, Montana State University, 90-91.


Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of the Division of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Wayne State University. February-June 1990.

Task Force, Wayne County Math/Science/Technology, November, 1989-present.

Science Education in Middle School Project (SEMSplus), Michigan Department of Education, Consortium Director for Wayne State University, 1989.

Ad Hoc Committee, "Development Assessment of Student Teachers," Wayne State University, College of Education, February, 1989.

Phonathon Committee, Wayne State University, College of Education, 1989, 1990.

Advisory Board, "Super Science Adventures," Detroit Science Center, 1989



PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AS AN EXPERT IN THE DISCIPLINE

"Mystery Waters. Presentation given to students participating in the seventh annual Water Festival Conference at Black Hills State University, May 9, 1997.

"Using the ICN (Iowa Communications Network) to Teach Hands-On Science. Presentation given to students in "Current Trends in Technology," Nov. 10, 1995.

"Using Telecommunications to Engage Students, Teachers, Scientists, and Mathematicians in Integrated Mathematics and Science Cooperative Inquiry Investigations." Lecture presented to UNI Biology Faculty Colloquium, Sept. 14, 1994.

Using Multimedia to Train Science Teachers: An Application," Lecture presented to the UNI Science Education Faculty Colloquium, Sept. 26, 1994.

"Interactive Technology: The Future Is Our Option." Lecture presented to secondary science students, EDSD 366, Fall 1992.

"Technology to Deliver Learning" Lecture presented at Beyond Tracking: The Magnet Attraction.A Phi Delta Kappa Leadership Institute, Willson Science Tech Center, Bozeman, MT.

"The Design and Application of Intelligent Computer Assisted Instruction," Lecture presented to MSU faculty sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, January 23, 1991, Bozeman, MT.

"Cooperative Learning for High School Teachers." Hands-on activity workshop conducted for Coalstrip High School Staff Development, September 25, 1991.

"Resources for Science Teachers." Lecture presented at the Education of the 90's Changing for the 21st Century PIR Conference, February 1, 1991, Belgrade Middle School, Belgrade, Montana.


"Liabilities of Field Trips and Science Camps." Lecture presented at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Workshop, How to Organize Science Camps as a Cost-Effective Partnership, Friday, January 18, 1991, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

"Using Interactive Videodisc to Teach Science Concepts." Lecture presented to Research Seminar, Montana State University, December 12, 1990.


"Cognitive Science Research in Science Education." Lecture presented at the Teacher Education Division meeting, Wayne State University, April 11, 1990.


"Application of Computers in Math and Science Teaching." Lecture presented to Association of Elementary Math and Science Teachers, Wayne State University, Sept. 30, 1988.

"Problem Solving and Naturalistic Research Methodology." Guest lecture presented to SCE 701, Wayne State University, November, 1988.


WORKSHOPS GIVEN

Lavoie, D. R. (1999). Professional Development Facilitator Workshop. Center of Excellence, BHSU, Spearfish, SD, May 7.

Lavoie, D. R. (1999). Professional Development Facilitator Workshop. Center of Excellence, BHSU, Spearfish, SD, May 23.

Lavoie, D. R. (1999). Designing and authoring educational WWW homepages for your classroom. A pre-conference workshop presented at the annual meeting of Technology Innovations in Education, Spearfish, SD, April 18-20.

Lavoie, D. R. (1999). Project Management Team Institute. Institute conducted at Center of Excellence, BHSU, Spearfish, SD, Sept. 9-10

Lavoie, D. R., Alsup, J., Hines, L., Norby, R., & Card, C. (1998, February). Middle school math/science activities with CBL. Workshop presented at the 6th Annual Joint Conference:SD Science Teachers Association; SD Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Crossroads Convention Center, Huron, SD.

Lavoie, D. R., Alsup, J., Hines, L., Norby, R., & Card, C. (1998, February). Middle school math/science activities with CBL. Workshop presented to Spearfish Public Schools, Spearfish, SD.


OTHER ACTIVITIES/DUTIES

UNI annual Science Update Spring Conference Coordinator, 1995-96.

UNI Site Facilitator/Trainer: field tested SOURCEVIEW multimedia teaching training materials from NSF, Fall, 1994.

UNI Site Coordinator, The Private Universe Project, Science Media Group of the Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Nine teleconferences were involved. Sept. to Dec., 1994.

Participant, Symposium on the Future of Broadfield Science Teaching, Helena, MT, Nov. 16-17, 1991.

Participant, College of Education, Montana State University, Faculty Phonathon forprospective students, 1991

Participant, College of Education, Montana State University, Phonathon Campaign for $, 1990, 1991

Faculty Coordinator: Grad Student/Faculty Seminar Lunches, Montana State University, 1990-91; 1991-92.

State Science Olympiad Captain-- Measurement Module, Montana State University, 1990, 1991

Presider, Judge of Student Presentations, and Judge of Student Papers at the Twenty-Fifth Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Wayne State University, March 8-9, 1990.
Recorder, Faculty Retreat, Teacher Education Division, Wayne State, 12/14/89

Participant, Science Fair Judge for Post Middle School Science Fair, Post Middle School, February 17, 1989.

Presider, Judge of Student Presentations, and Judge of Student Papers at the twenty-fifth Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Wayne State University, March 9-10, 1989.

 


Participant, College of Education, Wayne State University, Phonathon Campaign 1988, 1989


RESEARCH RELATED APPOINTMENTS

Discussant, 1998 Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Diego, CA, April 19-22.

Discussant, 1995 Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA, April 22-25.

Discussant, 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 19-22.

Discussant, 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 19-22.

Chair, Problem-Solving Networking Group, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 1990-present.

Presider, 1992 Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA, March 21-24.


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