Dr. Bobbi Hansen

Dr. Bobbi Hansen teaches courses in Curriculum and Methods in Mathematics, Science, and History-Social Science centered on best practice instructional strategies. Currently, she is a co-investigator for a California grant with the goal of increasing student academic achievement by building sustainable professional development capacities of teachers in two urban school districts in Southern California. Other research projects have included grants from the University of California, Berkeley and the National Corporation for Community Service to study the integration of service-learning into teacher education and an investigation of GLOBE, a worldwide science educational program that unites teachers and students with an international scientific community for the purpose of studying the global environment.  As a result of this work, Dr. Hansen was invited to present at the Global Summit on Science and Science Education and in Scotland where she delivered a paper on Problem-based Learning. Additionally, Dr. Hansen was among an international team of educators invited to assist in the development of a new system of schools in the Republic of Kazakhstan.