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Full Name
Linda Smith
School/Organization
Yorktown Community Schools
Job Title
Media/STEM/Technology Specialist
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Bio

A classroom should be a place where students can question, problem solve, and work together to make a better world.    

Hi, my name is Linda Smith. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction in STEM at Texas Tech University. My research interests include:

  • STEM curriculum development
  • Improving the School to STEM Pipeline
  • Increasing diversity in STEM
  • Developing STEM literacy for all
  • Building community partnerships

I am also passionate about education policy and have served as an Indiana Teach Plus Policy Fellow. Currently, I am our K-12 school district's STEM specialist. I provide professional development in PBL, STEM pedagogy, PLTW, and developing critical thinkers in this role. In addition to PD, I am also responsible for grant writing that focuses on STEM, literacy and STEM, and teaching the whole child. I am also responsible for curriculum development, evaluation of STEM curriculum, and interventional language arts and math programming. Currently, I serve as a research consultant for an NIH and NSF funded grant with Purdue University.