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portrait of Trudy Giasi

Trudy  Giasi

Assistant Professor of STEM Education
STEM Education

tgiasi@semo.edu
(573) 651-2137

Office:  Scully 241


Vita

“Teachers don't only have the ability to be game players. We have the opportunity to be game changers.” ~ Dr. Trudy Giasi


Education
  • Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning – STEM Education, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • M.A. in Educational Studies – Educational Administration, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • M.Ed. in Science Education, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • B.F.A. in Dance, Ohio State University, Columbus
 Certifications 
  • State of Ohio Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) Life Science
  • State of Ohio Computer Technology Endorsement (K-12)
  • State of Ohio Teacher Leader Endorsement
 Courses Taught 
  • EL300 – Assistive & Instructional Technology in a Universally Designed Learning Environment (EESE Dept)
  • SE380 – Advanced Field Experience (LMS Dept)
  • SE385 – Pedagogy III (LMS Dept)
 Recent Publications 
  • Malone, K. M., Tiarani, V., Irving. K. E., Kajfez, R., Lin, H., Giasi, T., & Edmiston, B. W. (2018). Engineering design challenges in early childhood education: Effects on student cognition and interest. European Journal of STEM Education, 3(3), 11. https://doi.org/10.20897/ejsteme/3871
 Recent Presentations 
  • Giasi, T. (2018, June). Using dramatic inquiry to promote literacy in STEM teaching and learning. Invited presentation to the Dell-EiE Symposium in Boston, MA. Did not attend.
  • Giasi, T., Irving, K., Hardy, C., Schwaiger, C., Croft, N., & Snodgrass, J. (2018, January). Using dramatic inquiry to promote literacy in STEM teaching and learning. Presented at the Science Educational Council of Ohio State Conference in Columbus, OH.
  • Giasi, T., Irving, K., Hardy, C., Schwaiger, C., Croft, N., & Snodgrass, J. (2018, January). A model for elementary STEM teaching, learning, and professional development using EiE. Presented at the Science Educational Council of Ohio State Conference in Columbus, OH.
  • Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., Irving, K. E., Malone, K., & Kajfez, R. (2017, September). The EiE-Ohio project year 2: Building 21st century learners. Paper presented at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Association for Science Teacher Education Regional Conference, Prestonsburg, KY.
  • Giasi, T. (2017, July). A K–8 model for STEM teaching, learning, and professional development using EiE. Presented at the NSTA STEM Forum and Expo in Orlando, FL.
  • Stammen, A., Giasi, T., Irwin, C., Henkaline, K., Lund, P., Irving, K. E., Sabree, Z., & Malone, K. (2017, January). Scientific reasoning abilities of inservice science teachers in a biology modeling workshop. A paper presented at the 2017 ASTE International Conference, Des Moines, IA.
  • Giasi, T., & Malone, K. (2017, January). EiE: Building 21st Century STEAM learners. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) Conference in Honolulu, HI.
  • Malone, K., Sabree, Z., Irving, K., Ding, L., Harper, K., Schuchardt, A., Kajfez, R., Stammen, A., Newman, K., Dorman, J., Giasi, T., Irwin, C., Lewis, S., Lund, P., Nagel, S., & Henkaline, K. (2017). Modeling biology instruction-leaders in science and engineering. Poster presented at 2017 National Science Foundation Conference: Multi-Scale Evaluation in STEM Education in Knoxville, TN.
  • Irving, K. E., Malone, K., Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., Kajfez, R., & Heckler, A. (2017, January). Engineering in elementary school: Building 21st century learners. A paper presented at the 2017 ASTE International Conference in Des Moines, IA.
  • Giasi, T., Bloom, A., & Mays, W. (2016, December). EiE: Building 21st Century STEAM learners. Presented at the National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference in Columbus, OH.
  • Irving, K. E., Malone, K., Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2016, September). The EiE-Ohio project: Building 21st century learners in high needs elementary schools. A paper presented at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference in Gatlinburg, TN.
  • Stammen, A., Giasi, T., Irwin, C., Henkaline, K., Lund, P., Irving, K. E., Sabree, Z., & Malone, K. (2016, September). Impact of a biology modeling workshop on the scientific reasoning: An analysis of in-service teachers’ pre-test and post-test performance. A poster presented at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference in Gatlinburg, TN. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.26204.69764
  • Tiarani, V., Malone, K, Irving, K. E., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2016, September). Elementary students’ views about engineering and technology. A paper presented at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference in Gatlinburg, TN. Did not attend.
  • Tiarani, V., Malone, K, Irving, K. E., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2016, September). "They fix stuff": Elementary students views about engineering and technology. A paper presented at the 2016 Indonesia Focus Conference in Lexington, KY. Did not attend.
  • Malone, K., Sabree, Z., Stammen, A., Irwin, C., & Giasi, T. (2016). Exploring the Meselson-Stahl experiment using biology modeling instruction. Workshop presented at the Center for Life Science Education (CLSE) Seminar Series in Columbus, Ohio. Did not attend.
  • Giasi, T. (2016, January). EiE: Building 21st Century learners. Presented at the Science Educational Council of Ohio State Conference in Columbus, OH.
  • Malone, K., & Giasi, T. (2016, January). Modeling biology instruction. Presented at the Science Educational Council of Ohio State Conference in Columbus, OH.
  • Irving, K. E., Malone, K., Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., & Kajfez, R. (2015, October). Engineering is elementary: Implementation in STEM, STEAM, and arts impact schools. A paper presented at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference, Salt Fork, OH.
  • Malone, K., Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., Irving, K. E., & Kajfez, R. (2015, October). Engineering is elementary (EiE) and elementary teachers’ scientific reasoning and self-efficacy. A paper presented at the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Tiarani, V., Giasi, T., Irving, K. E., Malone, K., & Kajfez, R. (2015, October). Elementary teachers’ views about engineers and engineering. A poster presented at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic ASTE Regional Conference in Salt Fork, OH.
  • Grayson, N., Laughbaum, J., & Giasi, T. (2015, October). Building STEAM in your school. Presented at the Association for Middle Level Education Regional Conference in Columbus, OH.
  • Giasi, T. (2015, January). Preparing for 21st Century assessments. Presented at the Science Educational Council of Ohio State Conference in Columbus, OH.
 

Contact

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