Primary Institution:University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Current SEPA Project
Craig Berg directs the Milwaukee Collaborative Science and Mathematics Teacher Education Program (MACSTEP), an innovative approach to producing exemplary science and mathematics teachers. He teaches methods of teaching science, Graduate science education courses, and professional development courses. His research focuses on the effective use of technology in instruction, how to help children construct and interpret graphs, and developing a tool for teacher observation that provides robust data used for feedback, coaching, and indicators or growth in teaching.
Berg has been the PI or Co-PI of NSF NOYCE and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) grants, long-term funding from the NIH SEPA grant programs and Department of Education, and active in many other national, state, and regional teacher education or professional development efforts.
Berg is past co-editor of The Journal of Science Teacher Education and publishes in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Research in Science Education, the Journal of Science Teacher Education, and Science Education, and practitioner journals such as The Science Teacher, The Biology Teacher, and Science and Children. Berg began his science teaching career in rural North Dakota, then earned his MS and Ph.D. in science education at the University of Iowa.
Associated SEPA Project(s)
Empowering Pre-service Teachers and Students with Environmental Health Research
R25OD021871-01 : 05/01/2016 - 01/31/2021
Learning and Discovery in Experimental Environmental Health Science: On the Path from Data to Knowledge
R25GM142031-01 : 05/01/2021 - 02/28/2026
Biology-Environmental Health Science Nexus: Inquiry, Content, and Communication
R25RR026299 : 08/01/2009 - 07/31/2014
Associated SEPA Publication(s)
Meeting the COVID Challenge to a Research-intensive Pre-college Science Education Program
Journal of STEM Outreach
Berg C, Carvan M, Hesselbach R, Luo Z, Petering D, Pickart M, Tomasiewicz H, Weber D, Shukla R, and Goldberg B