Science education, inquiry and project based teaching strategies, middle childhood education
Data collection, analysis and reporting on various aspects of the NSF grant-funded NURTURES project, presentations at national and international conferences, research on the impact of family involvement on student performance, impact of professional development on pedagogy, and impact of professional development on student performance
Gilbert, A., Bloomquist, D., & Czerniak, C. M. (April 2016). Using mathematical and computational thinking in early grades science classrooms: The need for high quality professional development. School Science and Mathematics.
Reinhart, M., Bloomquist, D., Strickler-Eppard, L., Czerniak, C. M., Gilbert, A., Kaderavek, J. & Molitor, S.C. (2016). Taking science home: Connecting schools and families through science activity packs for young children. School Science and Mathematics, 116(1), 3–16.
Strickler-Eppard, L., Bloomquist, D., Gilbert, A., Reinhart, M., & Czerniak, C. (2016). Research to Practice, Taking science home: Connecting schools and families through early childhood science activity packs for young children. School Science and Mathematics Association.
Ph.D. of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Science
Education, The University of Toledo (2016)
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Toledo (2011)
B.Ed. in Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in Science and Reading/Language Arts, The University of Toledo (2006)