- Ph.D.: University of Georgia (Science Education)
- M.Ed.: Clarion University (Science Education)
- B.S.: St. Francis College (Biology)
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (970) 351-2617
- Fax: (970) 351-2335
- Office: Ross Hall 1530
- Office hours: varies by semester, by appointment
- EDEL 460 (Elementary Science Methods)
- SCI 465 (Principles of Scientific Inquiry)
- SCED 570 (Teaching Science in the Elementary School)
- SCED 671 (Elementary and Middle School Science Curriculum)
Research Interests and Professional Activities
My research interests include K-12 teacher development, technology in education and science safety. In the fall 2004, I received a grant award to develop an on-line microbiology course for elementary and middle school teachers. This course is currently being designed and will be offered in the summer 2005. Additionally, I am working with Ann Ratcliffe of the MAST Intstitute to research safety practices in secondary science classrooms and studying the impact on student achievement.
Academic Awards/Professional Honors
- 1997, Conservation Education/Project Wild, Outstanding Supporter, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
- 1986, Muriel Green Award for Outstanding New Teachers of Elementary Science, Council for Elementary Science International
- Wilder, A., Brinkerhoff, J. & Higgins, T.M. (2003) Geographic information technologies +project-based science: A contextualized professional development approach. Journal of Geography, 102 (6).
- Schaffer, L., Pinson, H. & Kokoski, T. (1998) Listening to Rain Sticks. Science and Children, 35, (5), 22-27.
- Kokoski, T.M. & Patton, M.M. (1997). Backpacking: Interactive science and mathematics for young children and their parents. Dimensions in Early Childhood Education, 25 (2), 11-16.
Current Grant Projects
- “Microbial Explorations for Elementary Educators (ME 3)”, Waksman Foundation, 2004-2005.