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Nancy J. Pelaez

Gold Level Contributor  MERLOT Author  Member of VSB  Peer Reviewer
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Purdue University
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Jul 05, 2013
Member Since: Jan 14, 2000

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Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • Purdue University System - Purdue University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, IN, United States)

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Address:
Lilly Hall G-224, Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054 US

Virtual Speakers Bureau

Member of VSB Since: Oct 15, 2005
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Fees Involved: Negotiable
Technical Formats: Discussion Forums, Face-To-Face
Topics of Expertiese: (1) High School Science Laboratories: Role and Vision (Committee Member, National Research Council Board on Science Education for a National Academies study, see http://www4.nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/0309096715?OpenDocument for a press release); (2) Teaching Evolutionary Biology; (3) Misconceptions about Life Science; (4) Bilingual (Multicultural) Science Education
Presentation Titles: (1) America's Lab Report: Poor grades for school science labs, but research points way to improvements; (2) KEEPToolkit designs for evolutionary biology lessons that accommodate diverse religious perspectives; (3) Science versus Dogma: Misconceptions about human blood circulation; (4) Harnessing analogies about blood circulation as cultural capital for responsive teaching of science for English Language Learners
Availability, special terms, etc.: No cost to non-profit organizations in southern California, but travel expenses and per diem and reimbursement of technology costs required at other locations.

Skills & Interests

  • Education (Expert)
    Taught science at all grades 5-12, coordinated Science Scope and Sequence for a bilingual school, Colegio Los Nogales, in Bogota, Colombia, South America; CA single subject credentials in Biological Science and Physical Science; Indiana State Teacher's License in General Science, Primary Area, 5-12; Physical Science, Primary Area, 5-12; Biology, Primary Area, 5-12; Chemistry, Primary Area, 5-12; National Science Teacher's Association Middle School Science National Certification, 1993.
  • Education/TeacherEd/Teaching Methods/Science (Expert)
  • Science and Technology/Biology/General (Expert)
    Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Honors in Biology, B.S., awarded the Biology Prize, 1976. Project: Numbers and proportions of microorganisms in humid forest litters.
  • Science and Technology/Biology/Physiology (Expert)
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, Physiology - Ph.D., 1999; Major focus: signal transduction in smooth muscle, Minors: Biochemistry and Education; Thesis: Altered arterial muscle contractility and estrogen protection in spontaneous hypertension.
  • Education/TeacherEd/Instructional Technology (Advanced)
    Supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0127164, developing a Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) database with annotated science video and images with content and language appropriate for K-6 standards-based science. Using DAG-Edit from the Gene Ontology Consortium to build a dynamic controlled vocabulary that can adapt as life science teaching standards and research-based curricula accumulate or change (Richter and Lewis c2003). The result is a hierarchical scaffold to organize the VIDA collection of images into a cognitive structure appropriate for K-6 science.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Teaching Strategies/Service Learning (Intermediate)