New teachers from Iowa, Boston and LA added to SimInsights network
SimInsights welcomes three new teachers to our growing community!
Leif Nabil Segen
School: South Hamilton High School, Jewell, Iowa
Notables: Phi Beta Kappa member and
Summa Cum Laude graduate from Rutgers University (B.S. Physics &
Ed.M. Physics Education). Team coach for 2011 first-place winners of
Toshiba-NSTA ExploraVision competition.
Leif decided to be an educator during at
year off from his undergraduate work. He lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis,
West Indies, where his volunteering included curriculum development for
Ministry of Education. Inspired by his experiences, he returned to
university with the intention to apply his aptitude in math and science
in the field of education. He has since taught science and math at the
middle school, high school, and university levels. Leif wishes to foster
emerging paradigms that will allow education systems to meet their
charge: helping children and youth develop their abilities of evaluation
and collaborative innovation.
School: Occidental College and Glendale Community College, CA
Anna Karelina studied condensed matter
physics at Bayreuth University (Germany),earning a PhD degree before
turning her attention to education. She worked in PhysicsEducation
Research group at Rutgers University conducting action-research
projectswith investigative inquiry-based learning. Since then she worked
at Glendale CommunityCollege and Occidental College developing and
revising inquiry-based instructions.
School: Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ
Notables: B.S. Physics and Meteorology, M.Ed. Science Education
Allison is enthusiastic about researching
and developing student directed inquiry techniques for learning in her
classroom. She is always looking for new ways to integrate technology
such as videos, simulations, and data collection software into methods
her students can use to actively investigate physics.