Program/Areas of Interest
Life sciences and climate change; Lab-based learning; Technology integration; Interdisciplinary learning
Dr. Puttick is currently a co-leader of the Life Sciences Group at TERC. This group seeks to understand the nature of students’ encounters with living systems through laboratory experiences, and the ways in which the affordances of technology can enhance learning.
Her current work focuses on the intersection of environmental science, biological sciences, technology integration, engineering, robotics and computational thinking practices in middle school. Gilly is currently the principal or co-principal investigator of two projects: Research on the Development of Computational and Systems Thinking in Middle School Students through Explorations of Complex Earth Systems and Designing Biomimetic Robots. Research questions being addressed include:
Puttick, G., Drayton, B., Pickett, S. and Berkowitz, A. Environmental Science and Biocomplexity. Mt. Kisco, NY: Its About Time Publishers. (Textbook to appear)
American Education Research Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Association of Biology Teachers, Ecological Society of America, Learning Disabilities Association