Dr. Koch is Professor Emerita of Science Education effective 2009-2010.
Janice Koch, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Science Education. She is the author of Science Stories: A Science Methods Book for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, now going into 6th Ed(2018) , published by Wadsworth/Cengage. Dr. Koch is the former director of the IDEAS Institute, an outreach arm of the School of Education Health, and Human Services. She taught courses in Science Education, Qualitative Research, and Gender Studies. Dr. Koch consults to projects across the country that create meaningful science curriculum for elementary and middle school students. She works on NSF grants that address STEM education at the pre-college and college levels.
Dr. Koch was also the Project Director for the United States Department of Education Grant infusing the visual and performing arts into middle school curriculum (2001-2004).
Teach3 published by Wadsworth/Cengage (2016) is an introduction to education textbook with an emphasis on our changing
student population and the role of technology and globalization in teaching
Dr. Koch works on NSF funded projects, including Ecology Disrupted and Leafsnap. These projects engage middle and high school students in science experiences using first hand scientific data. These projects further student learning about environmental science and evolutionary biology. Dr. Koch also works on the NSF funded project out of Texas, A&M MSSELL: Middle School Science for English Language Learners and she was the external evaluator for the NSF MSP Partnership out of the University of Toledo: LEADERS, a collaboration with industry, science teachers and scientists on behalf of learning about alternative energy sources.
Dr. Koch presented her work on science education to the Oxford University Roundtable on Childhood Issues July 27 - July 31, 2014, Oxford University, England. Dr. Koch is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Pre-College Engineering Education: May 2016
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|Science Education Links|
|American Museum of Natural History -
Their website gives information on educational tours, events and new exhibitions, with a supplemental science database.
|The Hall of Science - Located in Flushing Meadows, the site of the Worlds Fair, this website outlines the various hands-on projects and exhibits which the museum offers.|
|National Science Teachers Association - this is a wonderful site and resource for science teachers of any grade level.|
|The Association for Science Teacher Education - this is an exciting science education site for teachers of science teachers!|