Dr. Mark Windschitl

I am a professor of Science Teaching and Learning at the University of Washington and previously taught science at the secondary level for 13 years. My research interests focus on the career-long development of science teachers—in particular, their trajectories toward ambitious and equitable pedagogy. In addition to the Teaching Climate Change book featured on this website, I am co-author of Ambitious Science Teaching (Harvard Ed Press), along with Jessica Thompson and Melissa Braaten. My research has appeared in The American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record, Cognition and Instruction, Phi Delta Kappan, Science Education, and in white papers commissioned by the National Research Council and the National Academy of Science.

I’ve also worked with Urban Advantage in New York City, supporting efforts to use Ambitious Science Teaching in places like The American Museum of Natural History, The Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York Hall of Science, and The Staten Island Zoo.

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