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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

Laura Robertson
Fred Alsop

Dr. Laura Robertson

Assistant Professor / Science Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Contact:
423-439-7678 /
509 Warf-Pickel Hall

 


UPCOMING MEETINGS

 2017 Annual Tennessee
Science Teachers Association
Conference

Nov. 9-11, 2017
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EDUCATION

Aug. 2010 Ph.D. Science Education
North Carolina State University

Aug. 2001 M.S. Elementary Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

May 2000 B.S. Biology
Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Delgado, C., Jones, M.G., You, H.S., Robertson, L., & Halberda, J. (2017). Scale and the evolutionarily 
based approximate number system: an  exploratory study. International Journal of Science Education, 1-17.

Tai, C., Nivens, R., Robertson L., Keith K., Godbole A., and Rhoton. J. (2018). Harnessing the business community and other entities to support the vision of the NGSS.  In Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. J. Rhoton, Arlington, VA: National Science Teacher Association Press.

Robertson, L. (September, 2016). A closer look at flowers: Exploring structure and function in science and art. Science Scope, 39(11), 44-54.

EDITED PUBLICATIONS

Tai, C., Moran, R., Robertson, L., Keith, K., & Hong, H. (Eds.) (accepted, scheduled to publish in 2018). Innovative Strategies for Science Literacy Integration in Classroom Environments. Charlotte, NC: IGI Global Publishing.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Robertson, L., Moran, R., Tai, C., Jennings, L., Hong, H., & O’Neal, D. (April 2017). Force and motion (PS2): An integrated k-8 hands-on approach supporting the NGSS and ELA CCSS. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Robertson, L., Moran, R., Tai, C., Honeycutt, S., Eubanks, K., & Kelley, H. (April 2017). Photosynthesis and cellular respiration (LS1): A hands-on approach supporting the NGSS and ELA CCSS. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Tai, C., Moran, R., Robertson, L., & Keith, K. (April 2017). Sound and waves: An integrated k-8 hands-on approach supporting the NGSS and CCSS ELA. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Robertson, L., Cromie, P., Lester, L., Hill, J. & O’Neal, D. (April, 2016). Hybrid PLCs: Building collaboration among teachers in different schools. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Robertson, L., Jennings, L., Hong, H., Keith, K., Tai, C. & O’Neal, D. (April, 2016). Forces and motion (PS2): An integrated K-8 hands-on approach supporting the NGSS and CCSS ELA. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Robertson, L., Jennings, L., Honeycutt, S., Keith, K., Tai, C. & Kelley, H. (April, 2016). Photosynthesis and cellular respiration (LS1): A hands-on approach for grades 6-12. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Tai, C., Keith, K., Robertson, L. & Moran, R. (April, 2016). Sound and waves: An integrated K-8 hands-on approach supporting NGSS and CCSS ELA. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Fernandez, J., Cromie, P., Harley-McClaskey, D., Horton, A., Preswood, E., Robertson, L. & Shaw, A. (October, 2015). Students leading the way: Our journey toward building a leadership culture. Presentation at the Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

Robertson, L., Cromie, P., & Chakraborty, M. (March, 2015). Scientific practice: Data analysis by middle school and high school students. Presentation at the National Science Teacher Association National Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Robertson, L. & Lowery, A. (December, 2016). Implementing the Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework with electricity and magnetism. Presentation at the Tennessee Science Teacher Association Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

Hurwitz, R., Rice Moran, R., Jennings, J. L., & Robertson, L. (March, 2015). Making edTPA our own. Presentation at the 2015 edTPA Southeast Regional Summit, Savannah, GA.

 NON-REFERREED PRESENTATIONS

Robertson, L. (March, 2017). STEM Courses at ETSU. Presentation at ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Hub Council Meeting.

Robertson, L. (March, 2016). Electricity and Magnetism. Invited workshop for Kingsport City Schools Elementary Science Teachers, Kingsport, TN.

Robertson, L. (May, 2015). Engineering Design. Workshop presented at Batelle STEM Workshop, Johnson City, TN

Robertson, L. (May, 2015). Integrating Science Learning with Literacy using Informational Texts in Grades 6-12. Presentation at the 2015 STEM Conference, Gray, TN.

SELECT GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Principal Investigator

Robertson, L., Jones, T., & Keith, K. (2017). “Reaching for Excellence in STEM and Literacy through Project-based Learning”, 2017 Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program, Tennessee Higher Education Commission ($74,997).

Robertson, L., Moran, R., & Hong, H. (2016-2017). “Exploring Innovation and Integration by Middle and High School Science and English Language Arts Teachers”, Research Development Center Major Grant of East Tennessee State University ($9,951).

Robertson, L. (2015). “Middle School Science Teachers’ Experiences in a Hybrid Professional Learning Community”, Research Development Center Small Grant of East Tennessee State University ($1,470).

Robertson, L., Preswood, E., Hong, H., Cromie, L., & Lester, L. (2014-2015). “Common Core Integration of Science and Literacy in Grades 5-8”, Dean’s Collaboration Mini-grant of Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University ($750).

Co-Principal Investigator

Lowery, A., Lester, L., Moran, R., & Robertson, L. (2016). “Integrating Science and Literacy in Elementary Education to Promote Learning and Improve Pre-Service Teacher Preparation.” Dean’s Collaboration Mini-grant of Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University ($1,000).

Keith, K., Jones, T., & Robertson, L. (2016). “Reaching for Excellence in High School Biology and Literacy”, 2016 Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program, Tennessee Higher Education Commission ($74,990).

COURSES TAUGHT

SCED 3310 S.T.E.M. Content for the Elementary School Teacher

SCED 4321 Residency I: Elementary Science Methods

SCED 5454 Residency I: Middle Grades Science

SCED 5957 Special Topics: Project-based Learning in Elementary Science

CUAI 5957 Special Topics: Integrating Science Learning with Literacy using Informational and Fictional Texts in Middle School Science

SCED 5600 STEM Theory and Pedagogy

 

 

 

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