Meta L. Van Sickle
Michigan State University
B.S. - Botany/Horticulture with an emphasis on the sciences
Saginaw Valley State College
B.S. - Education
University of South Florida
M.Ed.- Science Education
Ph.D. - Science Education, Graduate Program of Excellence for Math and Science Teachers
Dr. Van Sickle's primary focus has been on science education.
Her primary teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level have been: supervision of clinical interns, and supervision of pre-clinical internship field placements for secondary science and mathematics students as part of science and a mathematics methods course.
At the M.Ed level her primary course was Nature of Science and Mathematics for science and mathematics teachers.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
Does Inquiry Instruction Abet Standardized Test Score Increases? Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina
Behind the masks: Identifying students' competencies for learning mathematics and science in urban settings. School Science and Mathematics
Lasting Impact of a Professional Development Program on Constructivist Science Teaching Methods. Journal of Elementary Science Teaching
Groundwater in science education. Journal of Science Teacher Education
Linking literacy to ecology and science teaching. CESI Science
Use of Portfolios for standards-based performance in teacher education. College Student Journal
Project Inquiry: An NSF-funded professional development model for promoting scientific inquiry in middle level classrooms. Current Issues Middle Level Education
Selected Book Chapters
Laying the ladder down: Egalitarian Leadership. In, K. Wieseman and M. Weinburgh, Ed. Women's Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities
Educated Opinions: What's Next in Education Reform? National Science Teachers Association, 3.