Website Montana State University
We are hiring a postdoctoral associate to begin as soon as possible! The postdoc can have a PhD in computer science, statistics, education, STEM education, Native American studies, or any other relevant field. The postdoc will be responsible for developing lesson plans, assisting with professional development (PD), and analyzing data from pilots and PD events. Apply now, as we are evaluating applications on a rolling basis.
The Storytelling team is a team of interdisciplinary researchers at Montana State University (MSU). The team works with teachers in Montana to develop lesson plans that use storytelling as a culturally responsive way to engage American Indian and rural Montana middle school students in learning computer science (CS).
Our lesson plans infuse computer science across the curriculum, which will help students understand that computing skills are relevant across disciplines and are important for a wide variety of professions in the work-force. The current lesson plans use Alice, an object-based educational programming environment that has already proven to be successful in engaging and retaining diverse and underserved groups in computer science. Future lesson plans will incorporate e-textiles. In addition, the Storytelling team develops resources for teachers to meet the requirements of Montana’s Indian Education for All (IEFA) Act.
To apply for this job please visit www.montana.edu.