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Reen Gibb

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Reen D Gibb
Urban Studies / Education
Wellesley College and MIT

Currently I teach  Education Theory and Practice courses in the Wellesley/MIT program, mentor the science students in the Wellesley program and teach chemistry at Westwood High School (suburban public high school).  In addition I conduct  AP chemistry teacher training workshops for the College Board.  I have served in a variety of capacities in my three decades of working in the education field.  These capacities include middle school science teacher, coach for middle school science teachers, administrator, member of AP Chemistry Redesign Commission and AP Chemistry Test Development Committee, NOVA film series consultant and author.  My passion is teaching children, getting them excited about science and fanning their curiosity.  Questions I have:  how can we attract people with strong science backgrounds to enter the teaching field?  how can STEM education become a priority for school administrators as they make decisions about class time and resources?  What are some strategies to encourage more students to enter STEM fields?

Subject Areas of Interest:
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • environmental science
  • math
  • physics

Education Areas of Interest:
  • science content-specific pedagogy courses
  • social justice education
  • education in high need schools
  • urban education
  • project-based learning
  • global/international education
  • recruitment
  • retention
  • organizational culture