Rebecca Lindsay Woodard

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    College: Education Department: Curriculum and Instruction
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1216
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Rebecca Woodard researches writing and multimodal composing. Utilizing primarily qualitative methods, she examines teaching in k-16 classrooms, professional development, and learning in out-of-school contexts.

    Dr. Woodard is honored to be a team member on Young People's Science Theater, a project funded by the university's Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Arts and Humanities, which will enhance and expand an existing partnership between UIC and Chicago neighborhood elementary and middle schools that cultivates young people’s science knowledge through theatrical and embodied ways of learning. In their classrooms, students will explore science topics such as greenhouse gases intertwined with social issues and share their thinking through creative performance. Supported by Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers, and UIC students and faculty in science and in theatre, young people’s performances will showcase their understanding of and passion for science and its relation to the social world, positioning them as leaders of social change.

    Finally, Dr. Woodard is involved with the UIC's College of Education brand new Make Good Lab, a space focused on cultivating innovative teaching and learning experiences that involve making and/or digital media production.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred student in the College of Education who has visited the Make Good Lab and is interested in arts-based teaching and learning and multimodal composing.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We are looking for an undergraduate to support research at the Make Good Lab in the College of Education, a high-tech, creative space for tinkering, crafting, prototyping and exploring solutions to real-world and community-based problems. This Researcher Assistant will engage in qualitative research in the Make Good Lab (which may include observing, writing field notes, transcribing, conducting interview), and support research connections for graduate students and faculty in the College of Education

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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