Welcome, !Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Digital Learning Specialist: Learning ResourcesJennifer Horner Miller, PhD. is a cognitive scientist, curriculum designer and learning technology expert specializing in STEM K-12 integration initiatives, makerspace instructional design, pedagogy, and digital resources. Currently, she serves as a digital learning resource specialist for Birdville ISD located in north Texas and oversees the Birdville ISD's district makerspace program. She has designed makerspace events for NASA launch parties held at the Kennedy space center, NASA STEM camps, and for the Perot Museum. Dr. Miller has received multiple NASA, state, and community grants to fund STEM research programs. In addition, Dr. Miller has developed two Massive Open Online Courses through Canvas's Open Network highlighting NASA MMS Education Outreach programs. Dr. Miller has successfully implemented research initiatives to study student attitudes and perspectives during STEAM camp and in a middle school robotics program the last three years with the University of North Texas. Dr. Miller's research centers around a makerspace project-based learning model in which elementary and middle school students connect curriculum content to informal makerspace activities to make an artifact serving the career role of a journalist, scientist, engineer, or journalist. Recently, her dissertation initiatives, funded through a NASA grant and local library public school program, were highlighted as the innovative research project in the University of North Texas's January 2017 RESEARCH magazine.