Pamela Medows

Faculty & Staff

                     

Dr. Pam Medows

Education

 

     
     

Professor of Education & Director of Field Experience

Office Location: Euler 004
Phone: (765) 998-5145
Email: pmmedows@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Science education for elementary majors

 

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Pamela L. Medows, Ed.D.

 

Professor of Education
Director of Student Teaching

Taylor University
236 W. Reade Ave.
Upland, IN 46989
(765) 998-5145
pmmedows@tayloru.edu

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Ed. D. in Elementary Education (Science Education Cognate), 1997
Ball State University, Muncie, IN

M.A.E. in Elementary Education, 1992
Ball State University, Muncie, IN

B.S. in Elementary Education, 1972
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

Research/Dissertation:                   

“Effects of Reading Aloud on the Book Selections and Attitudes Toward Science of Third Grade Students”

 

PRESENTATIONS

Oct., 2008 - “Opportunities for Teaching Abroad” 
ICTM (Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Conference

Nov., 2007 - Teacher In-Service Presentations
Chinese Teacher Training Center
Beijing, China

Feb., 2007 - Co-presenter
“Using Electronic Portfolios via Blackboard to Demonstrate Teaching Competence and Mastery of INTASC Principles”
Association of Teacher Educators National Conference
San Diego, CA

Nov., 2005 - Co-Presenter
“Hands-on Science and Math Activities”
Kappa Delta Pi International Convocation
Orlando, FL

Sept., 2004 - Teacher In-service Presentations
International School
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Oct., 2002 - Panel Participant
ATE-I Fall Conference

April, 2002 - “Swing into Action”:  Hands-on Science Presentation
Science Spectrum 2002
Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN

Feb., 2002 - Adult Literacy Presentation
Grant County Literacy Council

April, 1995 - “Bubbling With Enthusiasm:  Using Bubbles to Teach Science Concepts”
Early Childhood Conference
Ball State University

Feb., 1994 - HASTI Convention
Indianapolis, IN
NASA/Aerospace Science activities

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Are Your Fifth Graders ‘Board’ Studying American Indians? Not With This Project!”
Viewpoints, Winter 2004 (Official Publication of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies)

 

“The Early Space Program: The Indiana Connection”
Viewpoints, Winter 2003 (Official Publication of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies)

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS             

  • Hoosier Association of Science Teachers
  • National Science Teacher’s Association
  • Phi Delta Kappa International
  • Association of Teacher Educators –Indiana Unit

 

CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

The Teaching Professors Conference
June 5-7, 2009, Washington, D.C.

National Science Teachers’ Association National Conference
March, 2009, New Orleans, LA

COSIM (Coalition on the Support of Indigenous Ministries) Conference
June 9-11, 2008, Lombard, IL

Association of Teacher Educators National Conference
San Diego, CA
Feb. 17-21, 2007

Fall Conference, ATE-I
Oct. 7-9, 2006, Nashville, IN

Faculty Civil Rights Movement Tour
Feb. 23-26, 2006

Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation
Nov.3-6, 2005, Orlando, FL

Fall Conference, ATE-I
Oct. 16-18, 2005, Nashville, IN

National Science Teachers’ Association National Conference
March, 2005, Dallas, TX

International Reading Conference
May, 2004, Reno, NV

Fall Conference, ATE-I
Oct. 17-19, 2003, Nashville, IN

Kappa Delta Pi Convocation
Nov. 13-15, 2003, St. Louis, MO

Fall Conference, ATE-I
Oct. 20-22, 2002, Nashville, IN

Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Convention
February, 2002, Indianapolis, IN

54TH Annual Turkey Run Teacher Education Conf.
October 21-23, 2001, Marshall, IN

AACTE 53rd Annual Meeting
March 1-4, 2001, Dallas, TX

INTASC Test for Teaching Knowledge Validation Study
May 19-21, 2000, Philadelphia, PA

AACTE 52nd Annual Meeting
Feb. 26-29, 2000, Chicago, IL

53rd Annual Turkey Run Teacher Education Conf.
October 22-24, 2000, Crawfordsville, IN

52nd Annual Turkey Run Teacher Education Conf.
October 17-19, 1999, Crawfordsville, IN

Scorer’s Institute for the NBPTS (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards)
June 3-5, 1999, Terre Haute, IN

 

COMMITTEES / SERVICE             

April, 2009 - Served on the TWO/Lighthouse Review Team, Taylor University

Jan., 2009 - Co-sponsor for Ethiopia Lighthouse Team, Taylor University

Jan., 2007 - Co-sponsor for Indonesia Lighthouse Team, Taylor University

Aug., 2006 – May, 2008   Member of the TU Wellness Committee

April, 2006 - Present - Elected CCTECC (Christian College Teacher Education Coordinating Council) Board Secretary

March, 2006 - Member of TU Staff Member of Year Award Committee

March, 2005 - Member of TU Staff Member of Year Award Committee

Jan., 2005 - Co-sponsor for Trinidad Lighthouse Team    

Fall, 2004 – Jan., 2006 - Member-at-large, VPAA Search Committee, TU

March, 2004 - Co-sponsor for Honduras Spring Break Trip

Jan., 2003 - Co-sponsor for India Lighthouse Team

July, 2001 - China Experience: Teaching English to Chinese students

2000-2001 - Steering Committee, ATE-I Fall Conference

Fall 2000 – Present - Member of Board of CCTECC (Christian College Teacher Education Coordinating Council)

Fall, 2000 - Present - Teacher Education Committee, Taylor University

Fall, 1999 - 2000 - Community Life Committee, Taylor University

 

AWARDS / HONORS       

  • National Science Foundation Grant – awarded August 2010 to enable pre-service the opportunity to create science curriculum
  • Sabbatical awarded to research and participate in global educational pursuits Grant received from Indiana Compass Compact ($3,000) Fall, 2007
  • Selected by the Roosevelt Institute in cooperation with Zhejhing University to teach English in China from  July 6 – August 12, 2001
  • Selected to participate in the INTASC Test for Teaching Knowledge validation Study - May 19-21, 2000, Philadelphia, PA
  • Selected to participate in the NEWEST (NASA Educational Workshop) Program Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH - Summer, 1993

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE              

Taylor University

2007 – Promoted to Professor

2003 -  Granted tenure at Taylor University

2002 -  Promoted to Associate Professor

2000 -  Appointment as Director of Student Teaching

1997 -  Hired as Assistant Professor of Education

 

Lakeview Christian School, Marion, IN 46953

1994 – 97 - High School Science Teacher

1990 – 94 - Junior High Science/History/Math Teacher                                                  

1988 – 90 - Junior High Language Arts/History Teacher

1987 – 88 - Fifth Grade Teacher 

 

Ivy Tech, Marion, IN

Fall, 1992 - Physical Science Teacher

 

Valley View School District, Bolingbrook, IL

1974 - 76 - First Grade Teacher

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

1986 – 87 - Librarian/Tutor/Substitute - Macomb Christian Academy, Warren, MI

 1983 – 86 - Pre-School Director/Teacher - Wood Pointe Preschool, Detroit, MI

 1976 – 78 - Day Care/Pre-School Director - Rockford Wesleyan Church, Rockford, IL