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Lynch School of Education

G. Michael Barnett

associate professor


 
Dr. Michael Barnett Lynch School of Education

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Campion Hall
Room 123

617.552.0658

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Instructional Systems Technology with emphasis in Science Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2003
M.S. Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1997

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

Urban science education, educational technology, trust-building in university-school partnerships

HONORS/PUBLICATIONS/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2012 CASE/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Massachusetts Professor of the Year.

Recent Media Stories

Research and Development

WGBH: Students Study Urban Ecology

WCVB: Back to the Farm: Seeding the Future

Boston Teens Grow Green

A Gateway to Science

Something is growing in Uphams Corner


Selected Publications

Zhang, L. & Barnett, M. (accepted). How high school students envision their STEM career pathways. Culture Studies of Science Education.

Barnett, M., Houle, M., Hirsch, L., Minner, D., Strauss, E., Mark, S., & Hoffman, E. (2013). Participatory professional development: Geospatially enhanced urban ecological field studies (p. 13-33). To appear in MaKinster, J., Trautmann, N., & Barnett, M. (Eds). Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers. Springer.

Debay, D., Haley, J., & Mark, S., Barnett, M., Anderson, A., Strauss, E., Cotter-Hayes, L., Blustein, D., & Wong, C. (2012). Engaging youth in visualizing sustainable urban plans for their neighborhoods using geographic information systems coupled with computer visualization (p. 477-496). Wals, A., & Corcoran, P. (eds). Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change. Springer, NY.

Barnett, M., MaKinster, J., Trautmann, N., Houle. M., & Mark, S. (2012). Geospatial technologies: The present and future roles of emerging technologies in environmental education (p. 327-344). Stevenson, R., Brody, M. Dillon, J., and Walls, A. (eds). International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.

Mark, S., DeBay, D., Zhang, L., Haley, J., Patchen, A., Wong, C., & Barnett, M. (2013). Coupling social justice and Out-of-School time learning to provide opportunities to motivate engage and interest under-represented populations in STEM fields. Journal of Career Planning and Adult Development, 29(2), 93-105.

Blustein, D., Barnett, M., Mark, S., Depot, M., Lovering, M., Lee, Y., Hu, Q., Kim, J. Backus, F., Dillon-Lieberman, K., & Debay, D. (2012). A longitudinal examination of high school students’ exploration of STEM careers. Journal of Career Development, 39(4), 341-356.

Anderson, J., & Barnett, M. (2011). Using video games to support pre-service elementary teachers learning of basic physics principles.  Journal of Science Education and Technology, 20(4), 347-362.

Barnett, M., Houle, M., Strauss, E., & Hoffman, E. (2011). Urban Environmental Education: Leveraging Technology and Ecology to Engage Students in Studying the Environment. International Journal of Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 20(3), 199-214.

Barnett, M., Higginbotham, T., Houle, M., Anderson, J., & Gatling, A. (2010). The process of trust building between university researchers and urban school personnel. Urban Education, 45(5), 630 – 660.

 
Book Chapters

Debay, D., Haley, J., & Mark, S., Barnett, M., Anderson, A., Strauss, E., Cotter-Hayes, L., Blustein, D., & Wong, C. (2012). Engaging youth in visualizing sustainable urban plans for their neighborhoods using geographic information systems coupled with computer visualization (p. 477-496). Wals, A., & Corcoran, P. (eds). Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change. Springer, NY.

Barnett, M., MaKinster, J., Trautmann, N., Houle. M., & Mark, S. (2012). Geospatial technologies: The present and future roles of emerging technologies in environmental education (p. 327-344). Stevenson, R., Brody, M. Dillon, J., and Walls, A. (eds). International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.

Curriculum Materials and Textbooks

Connolly, K. Jarvin, L, Barnett, M., Rogers, C., Wendell, K. Wright, C., & Marulcu, I (2001) Science through LEGO engineering design: A series of modules. Published on-line at:
http://www.legoengineering.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92&Itemid=144


• Sound Unit

http://www.legoengineering.com/images/stories/curriculum/REESE%20curriculum/LEcom_Compiled_Packet_Sound_LowRes.pdf


• Properties of Materials Unit

http://www.legoengineering.com/images/stories/curriculum/REESE%20curriculum/LEcom_Compiled_Packet_Props_LowRes.pdf


• Animal Studies Unit

http://www.legoengineering.com/images/stories/curriculum/REESE%20curriculum/LEcom_Compiled_Packet_Animals_LowRes.pdf

• Simple Machines

http://www.legoengineering.com/images/stories/curriculum/REESE%20curriculum/LEcom_Compiled_Packet_Machines_LowRes.pdf


McNeill, K., Strauss, E., Barnett, M., & Reece, F. (2011). Urban Ecolab. Published on-line at: http://urbanecolabcurriculum.com
• Link to all modules which is one year of instructional materials: http://urbanecolabcurriculum.com/modules/
 
EXTERNAL FUNDED GRANTS:


TOTAL IN EXTERNAL FUNDS: $9,533,182


Principal Investigator: A Strategies Project – Seeding the Future: Creating a Green Collar Workforce through Learning about Indoor Urban Farming Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources, National Science Foundation, $1,196,580.00. Co-Principal Investigators– David Blustein, Elizabeth Bagnani, Catherine Wong, Eric Strauss. Expected award date: July 1, 2013.


Principal Investigator: Connecting undergraduate research with the public through innovative technologies, $199,714. National Science Foundation, Fall 2012 – Fall 2014.


Principal Investigator: Seeding the Future: Growing STEM learning and interest through hydroponic food production, $246,524. National Science Foundation, Fall 2012 – Fall 2014.


Principal Investigator: IT and College Pathways through application of Technology to explore Urban Ecological Challenges, $1,499,812.00. National Science Foundation. Fall 2008 – Fall 2014. Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Eric Strauss, Dr. David Blustein, Dr. Laura O’Dwyer, Ms. Catherine Wong.

Co-Principal Investigator: Urban Ecology Course Materials Created with a Universal Design for Learning Framework, $2,093,000, National Science Foundation, Fall 2006 – Fall 2012. This project focuses on the development and implementation of a year-long interdisciplinary curriculum on urban ecology. PI: Dr. Eric Strauss, Boston College. Other Co-principal Investigators: Dr. Kate McNeill (Boston College), Mr. Charles Lord (Urban Ecology Institute), and Dr. Tracey Hall (Center for Applied Special Technologies)

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