Walt Woolbaugh, EdD
MSSE Core Instructor
Email: [email protected]
Reid Hall Room 451, MSU, Bozeman
- Doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction at Montana State University with a minor in Adult Education.
- Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Science. Montana State University.
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a Major in Earth Science and a minor in General Science. Bloomsburg University, PA.
Walt is delighted to be able to work in the MSSE program. He has been fortunate to be able to help develop and work in teacher led professional development experiences. Ranging from the Better Elementary Science Teacher (BEST) initiative to the Systemic Teacher Education Program (STEP), being the lead facilitator in the E-mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), a teacher and curriculum developer for the Sally Ride Academy and the trainer for online advisors for the NASA/NSTA Educational Digital Assets Project. Walt was also the first developer and trainer for on line teachers in Montana’s Virtual School. Through all these experiences he has been able to grow as an educator.
His research interests include working with and motivating low ability, high-risk learners, and also working with teachers in furthering their growth and education. Action Research is a perfect “tool” in doing this as it has teachers collecting, and analyzing data from their own classroom on a project or problem which they are interested in. This is followed up by an “action” plan as to how this data will impact their future teaching.
Selected Publications and Grants:
W. Woolbaugh, “Invited Paper,” The Science Teacher, Dec. 1997, p. 8.
W. Woolbaugh, E. Charron, J. Amend, "Air Thermometer," Jan. 1996, ScienceScope Magazine.