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Kristina Tank

Graduate Research Assistant

STEM Education Center
320P LES
1954 Buford Avenue
Tel: 612/626-9285
kmtank@umn.edu

DEGREES:

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Ph.D. , Science Education,

Expected Graduation: May 2014

 

M.Ed., Elementary Education, 2007

Middle School Science Specialty

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S. , Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences,  2005

 

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Elementary Science Education, STEM Integration

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Graduate Research Assistant, 2010 – Present

STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota

 

Graduate Student Instructor, Spring Semester 2011

Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota

 

Student Teaching Supervisor, 2010 – Present

Elementary Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota

 

Practicum Supervisor, Fall Semester 2010

Elementary Methods Block, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota

 

5th Grade Elementary Teacher 2006 – 2010

St. Louis Park School District, St. Louis Park, MN

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

CI 5501 Teaching Science and Health in the Elementary School, Spring Semester, 2011

 

Teacher Inservice Training:

  • Region 11 Math and Science Teacher Academy:  Nature of Science and Engineering, 2010 - 2011
  • Engineering is Elementary(EiE) Full-Day trainings, White Bear Lake School District, November 1,3, 10 & 15, 2010
  • Teacher Standards Training, North St. Paul School District, Feb 4, 2011
  • Engineering is Elementary(EiE) Half-Day trainings, White Bear Lake School District, February 23 & 28, 2011

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

·      Joanne Buggey Fellowship for Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, 2010 - 2011

·      3M STEM Education Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2010 - 2011

·      David & Merece Johnson Scholarship , University of Minnesota, 2005 – 2006

·      Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, University of Michigan, 2002

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

·      ASTE (Association for Science Teacher Education)

·      NARST (National Association of Research in Science Teaching)

·      AFT (American Federation of Teachers)

·      NEA (National Education Association)

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  1. Upadhyay, B. & Tank, K.M. (2011).  Interactive symposium: Ecosystems of science across borders.  Papers will be presented at the international conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Orlando, FL.

  2. Tank, K.M & Moore, T. (2011). Engineering as a FUN Way to Conquer Science in Your Elementary Classroom. Presentation at Minnesota Conference on Science Education, Mankato, MN.

  3. Tank, K.M. (2011).  A reflection on my elementary teaching practice.  Poster session at Curriculum and Instruction graduate student research day, Minneapolis, MN.

  4. Tank, K.M. (2011). A reflection on my elementary teaching practice. Paper presented at the international conference of Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Minneapolis, MN.

  5. Tank, K.M (2010).  Math and Science Teacher Academy. Poster session presented at the University of Minnesota STEM Education Center open house, St. Paul, MN.


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