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Associate Professor
College of Education
Expertise 
Science Education For Diverse Learners. Inquiry based Science Teaching. Science and Classroom Technology Integration.
Courses Taught 
ELED 305: Methods of Teaching Science
MELD 335: Teaching Science at the Middle School/Elementary Levels with Problem Solving
ELED 329: Student Teaching Seminar
ELED 415: Interrelated Instructional Methods of Science and Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School
ELED 428: Clinical (Literacy-graduate level)
Research Interests 
Inquiry based science teaching and learning for diverse learners including ELLs. Science and technology integration. Integrating computational thinking (CT) into science classrooms.
Education 

University of Texas at Austin Science Education, Ph.D.

Ewha Womans University. South Korea Science Education, B.A.

Selected Publications 

Kim, H. & Adler, R. (manuscript in progress), Promoting Future Teachers' Computational Thinking in STEM (funded by the NSF grant). 

Kim, H. (2016). Inquiry-Based Science and Technology Enrichment Program for Middle School-Aged Female Students, Journal of Science Education and Technology. 25(2), 174- 186. doi:10.1007/s10956-015-9584-2.

Kim, H. (2015). Effects of Science and Engineering Practices on Science Achievement and Attitudes of Diverse Students including ELLs, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), Journal of Research and Practice, 6, 1-23. 

Kim, H. (2011). Inquiry based science and technology program: green earth enhanced with inquiry and technology. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 20, 803-814.

Selected Performances 

Presentations

Kim, H. & Adler, R. (2016, June), Future Teachers’ Computational Thinking and Conceptual  Changes using Scratch Programming, Paper presented at the EdMedia (AACE) World Conference on Educational Media & Technology, Vancouver, BC.

Kim, H. & Adler, R. (2016, October), Promoting Future Teachers' Computational Thinking in STEM, Invited presentation at the NETT Day talk, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Kim, H., Adler, R., and Konan, J. (2016, November), Integrating Computational Thinking in Preservice Science Classrooms, Paper presented at the Northern Illinois Science Education (NISE) Conference, Naperville, IL.

Kim, H. (2016, April), How Do We Save the Endangered Monarch Butterfly around the City? Promoting Students’ Problem-Solving & Argumentation Skills Using Polling Technology, Invited presentation at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA-Middle School Level) Conference, Nashville, TN. 

Kim, H. & Malovey, T. (2015, April), Effects of Science and Engineering Practices on Science Achievement and Attitudes of Diverse Students including ELLs, Paper presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Kim, H. & Malovey, T. (2015, March), Science and Engineering Practices Among Diverse Students’ Learning about Environmental Science, Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Kim, H. (2014, April), Effects of Science Inquiry Practices on Diverse Seventh Grade Students' Science Achievement and Attitudes, Paper presented for a presentation at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kim, H. & Malovey, T. (2014, November), Effects of Science Inquiry Practices on Diverse 7th Grade Students' Science Achievement and Attitudes, Paper presented at the Northern Illinois Science Education (NISE) Conference, Naperville, IL.

Kim, H. & Aguirre, S. (2013, October), Green Earth Enhanced with Science and Engineering Practices, Paper presented at the Illinois Science Education Conference (ISEC) in Tinely Park, IL.

Kim, H. (2013, April), Inquiry based Science and Technology Enrichment Program: Green Earth Enhanced with Inquiry and Technology, Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), International Conference, Puerto Rico.

Grants

2016-2019  National Science Foundation (STEM+Computing) Grant: CodEd STEM (Coding for Educators in STEM)

2014-2015 Chicago Community Trust Grant: Next Generation  Educator for Middle School: Refining STEM with Pedagogical Content and Literacy-NGEMS

Education

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j-brewer@neiu.edu

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