Post Doctoral Fellow

617.873.9724
deana_scipio@terc.edu

@aeolani

Biographical Summary

Dr. Scipio’s research focuses on redefining broadening participation in STEM. As a design-based researcher, she has designed and studied learning environments within formal and informal contexts. As a designer of learning environments, Dr. Scipio focuses on equitable design, creating spaces for learners from non-dominant groups to demonstrate and create disciplinary expertise, architecting community-university partnerships to facilitate multidirectional learning, and helping experts and mentors build pedagogical capacity. During her PhD program at the University of Washington, Dr. Scipio was a graduate researcher at the institute for Science and Math education and the LIFE Center where she served as the project and research coordinator for Project COOL: Chemical Oceanography Outside the Laboratory an out-of-school time chemical oceanography program that brought youth, undergraduates, graduate students, and scientists together to work on water-based science research and communication projects.

Designed Curricula

Project COOL: Chemical Oceanography Outside the Laboratory

Selected Publications:

Scipio, D. et al. (2015). Approaches to Informal Pedagogies: Preparing Educators to Teach in Informal Environments. Chaired Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 19, 2015. Chicago, IL.

Scipio, D., Klein, E., Kong, F. and Shouse, A. (2015). Affordances of Science Notebooks for Pedagogical Design in Informal Learning Environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Amercian Educational Research Association. April 19, 2015. Chicago, IL.

Scipio, D. (2014). “Deep Hanging”: Mentors learning and teaching in practice. In J. Polman, E. Kyza, D. K. O’Neill, I. Tabak, B. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O’Connor, T. Lee, & L. D’Amico (Eds). Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences. (pp. 871- 878). International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.

Scipio, D. & Kuo, A. C. (2014). Examining the Use of Technology: Affordances and Constraints in a Blended Learning Environment. In J. Polman, E. Kyza, D. K. O’Neill, I. Tabak, B. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O’Connor, T. Lee, & L. D’Amico (Eds). Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences. (pp. 1663- 1665 ). International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.

Tierney, G. & Scipio, D. (2014). Authenticity Matters: Youth and Science Participation in Design-Based Learning Environments. In J. Polman, E. Kyza, D. K. O’Neill, I. Tabak, B. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O’Connor, T. Lee, & L. D’Amico (Eds). Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences. (pp. 1077-1082). International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.