About

ACMES project employs a design-based research methodology focusing on continuous cycles of design, enactment, analysis, and redesign around Earth and Environmental themes interleaved with learning objectives in mathematics and computational thinking at a pace that is grade-level appropriate.

To facilitate the development and use of our instructional modules and professional development for teachers, we have developed a web-based cloud tool that:

  • Advances student problem solving skills
  • Engages student learning via interactive simulations
  • Cultivates students’ inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Encourages them to pursue STEM Education

Goals

  • Design and implement instructional modules that integrate computational and mathematical thinking into earth and environmental science education in Grades 5, 6 and 7;
  • Monitor the effects of the modules on student learning of these concepts;
  • Conduct teacher professional development that supports the integration of computational and mathematical thinking into earth and environmental science education.

Our Team

Dr. Michelle Zhu

Dr. Michelle Zhu

Associate Professor

Dr. Nicole Panorkou

Dr. Nicole Panorkou

Associate Professor

Dr. Bharath Samanthula

Dr. Bharath Samanthula

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pankaj Lal

Dr. Pankaj Lal

Professor

  • Department of Earth and Enviromental Studies
  • Montclair State University
  • lalp@montclair.edu

Testimonials