Nancy J. Pelaez
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Science and Technology / Biology / General
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.
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.
Science and Technology / Instructional Technology
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.