Dr. Delinda van Garderen, Co-PI and Professor of Special Education as the University of Missouri. She is the chair in the Department of Special Education at the University of Missouri. Recent or current research projects include how students and teachers use representations to solve mathematics word problems, student development and intervention in early number (e.g., conservation of quantity, numerical magnitude), and use of Universal Design for Learning to plan instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners in science. She has mentored doctoral graduate students in educational research and has prepared many graduate and undergraduate students to be teachers in both general and special education. She has written over 40 peer-reviewed articles, 1 co-authored book, and 10 book chapters and has received over 6 million dollars on federally funded grants as PI or Co-PI. She was recently awarded a NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant, designed to examine the impact of a professional development for integrating complex texts along with instruction via multimodal STEM text sets with middle school science, English, mathematics and special education teachers.
Associated SEPA Project(s)
Strengthening Middle School Science and Health Education for Diverse Learners by Linking Grade-level Reading of Complex Texts and Inquiry
R25OD023780-01 : 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2022