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Dr Megean Garvin
Program Specialist

Maryland State Department of Education

200 W Baltimore St #1
Baltimore, MD 21201
USA

Email: mgarvin@umces.edu

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200 W Baltimore St #1
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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameMegean Garvin
Emailmgarvin@umces.edu

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Ph.D. in Science Education Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
Dissertation Tile: Utilizing the Team Effectiveness Framework to Examine How Science Education Curriculum Development Groups Create Technology-Infused Curriculum

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Masters in Environmental Science and Policy, 2002

Towson State University, Towson, MD
Bachelor of Science, Education, 1995
Summa Cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Summer 2010
University of Maryland College Park, MD
Applications of Computers in Instructional Settings

Fall 2006
University of Maryland College Park, MD
Teaching Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary
Education Science

Spring 2006
University of Maryland College Park, MD
Elementary Education Supervisor

2003-2006
Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
Adjunct Lecturer, Earth Science

1995-2000
North Harford Middle School Pylesville, MD
Seventh Grade Life Science Teacher
-Living Classrooms Foundation, Nitrate Net Master Teacher
1998-1999
-Mentor to a Student Teacher 1998
-School Improvement Team Member 1997-1998
-Student Assistance Team (drug use intervention) 1996-1998
-Ecology Club Advisor 1995-1998
-Interdisciplinary Team Leader 1996-1997
-Wetlands Construction Project Coordinator 1996

RESEARCH PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

2007-2010
University of Maryland College Park, MD
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
Improving Teacher Quality Grant,
Pedagogical Experts in Educational Technologies for Teaching Science
Principal Investigator, Dr. Mike Stieff

2005-2006
University of Maryland College Park, MD
National Science Foundation grant, Project Nexus
Principal Investigator, Dr. J. Randy McGinnis

Consultant Experience:

2007-Present
Curriculum Education Consultant Bethesda, MD
The American Association of Immunologists J.H. Wallace
High School Teachers Program
-Provide guidance to the teachers during the curriculum writing process and presentation for an annual conference

2007-Present
Discovery Education, Discovery Communications, LLC Silver Spring, MD
-Develop and write items for Discovery Science
-Review and edit items for Discovery Science

2006
Maryland State Department of Education Baltimore, MD
-Revise and Review the Maryland State Assessment for Science and Align it with the Voluntary State Curriculum for Science

1997-1998
Maryland Content Standards Development Project Baltimore, MD
-Member of the Science Standards Writing Team

1997-1998
Maryland Association of Science Teachers Colloquium Baltimore, MD
-Facilitator for educators to align lesson plans with MSPAP outcomes

1997-1998
Maryland Governor's Academy of Mathematics Science and Technology Towson MD
-Presenter of Performance Based Lesson Plans and Assessments

1998
The University System of Maryland: Shaping the Future of K-16 Science Education College Park, MD
-Presenter of Performance Based Lesson Plans and Assessments

1998
Curriculum Developer for Harford County Public Schools Bel Air, MD
-Wrote and supplemented material for the county curriculum

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Garvin, M. (2010). Using discourse and social network analyses to study high school science teachers' roles in science education design-based work circles. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

Garvin, M., & Steiff, M. (2009). Identity, power, and curriculum modifications in teacher- researcher collaborations. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Garvin, M. (1998). Maryland Summer Opportunities Science Scope, 21(6), 72-73.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2001-Present
Harford County Food Allergy Support Group Bel Air, MD
-Founder and Facilitator

2004-2009
Harford County Public Schools Bel Air, MD
-Member of the General Curriculum Committee sponsored
Citizen Advisory Committee, Science Education

2006-2007
Hands on Science Outreach (HOSO) Area Coordinator Bel Air, MD
-Train and work with adult leaders for an after school science program

1997
University of Maryland Graduate Fellows Program Baltimore, MD
-Summer Internship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse for seven weeks
-Developed middle school curriculum

1996
Maryland Governor's Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology Towson, MD
-Participant in a six-week comprehensive professional development summer program

1994
Planning Process Committee Member of Towson State University College of Education Towson, MD
-Addressed improvement issues within the College of Education

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

1993-2001
Maryland Science Center Baltimore, MD
Camp-In Event Supervisor 1997-2001
-Responsible for the operation of the camp-in event

Camp-In Counselor 1993-1997
-Taught hands-on science workshops to ages 8-11

1992-1993
Towson State University Towson, MD
Resident Assistant
-Provided leadership and supervision of a dormitory, and coordinated educational and social events
-R.A. Feedback Team Member
-R.A. Interviewing Committee Member

1988-1995
Peppermint Tree Nursery School Toms River, NJ
Camp Counselor
Worked with ages 3-8

HONORS

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2007
Tawes Award for a Clean Environment Runner-up, 5/1997
Irene M. Steele Most Promising Teacher Award Nominee, 1994-1995
Golden Key Honor Society, 1995
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, 1993