Jabot receives Environmental Educator of the Year recognition
Monday, June 23, 2014
Dr. Michael Jabot
Dr. Michael Jabot of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education has been named Environmental Educator of the Year by the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York.
A member of the faculty since 2001, Dr. Jabot’s teaching interests are in science education, and, in particular, how students make sense of the physical world around them. His current research focuses on the development of learning progressions and the conceptual diagnostic assessments that allow for measuring the impact of instruction on student learning around spatial thinking and climate change.
He is the co-author of the books, “Measurement. Kids Knowledge,” and “Essentials of Elementary Science” 3rd Edition. His most recent collaboration is the recently published, “Science for the Next Generation.” Since 2009, he has been on the faculty of the National Science Resource Center’s National Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Science Education Strategic Planning Institute in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he has served on the LEAD Team for New York State as well as for Achieve in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards. He has received many grants including the New York State Scholars Programs for Grade Seven Mathematics and Science Students, a NASA INSPIRES grant for the project, “Advancing teacher Leaders in Space Science: Supporting Coherent Science Instruction Among Teachers Nationwide, Using the New NASA/GEMS Space Science Sequence and Other NASA/SMD Content and Resources;” and National Science Foundation grants for research and student scholarships.
A native of Oneida, Dr. Jabot earned a B.S.Ed. from St. Bonaventure University, an M.S.Ed. from SUNY Cortland and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. In 2009, he was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
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