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Science Education Consultant Honored

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Department of Public Instruction’s science education consultant, Kevin Anderson, received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the UW-Madison School of Education.

He earned a Ph.D. from the school’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2012.

Anderson’s role at the DPI is to support Wisconsin educators in improving their science programs.

His recent work includes maintaining a statewide calendar of STEM education professional development opportunities and supporting an elementary science book study in collaboration with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers. With the help of educators from around the state, he created science disciplinary literacy resources. He is also leading the charge to set up the statewide STEM Wisconsin network.

This being a time of transition for many district science programs, Anderson aims to help schools and educators design and implement high quality science instruction throughout the PK-12 years.

Before coming to the DPI, Anderson was a school improvement consultant at Cooperative Educational Service Agency 2, supporting teachers and administrators in data analysis, grants, mathematics, science, assessment, and STEM efforts.

He can be reached at 608-266-3319, kevin.anderson@dpi.wi.gov.