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Framework for K-12 Science Education


Planning and Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards

Sept 14 & 15 - Wells Conference Center, University of Maine at Orono




Jean Moon

Jean Moon is Founder and Principal of Tidemark Institute, an organization dedicated to making a difference in STEM education, from Pre-K through graduate education and in diverse out of school learning environments.  Dr. Moon has been a long standing contributor to work in all aspects of STEM education – policy, research, practice, materials development, assessment, and teacher education. Until January 2011, she was Senior Scholar for Education Strategy and Planning at the National Academies in Washington, D.C.  In this role she facilitated idea generation and project development across the Academies and worked to further external relationships with Congress, federal agencies, professional societies, and philanthropic organizations. Prior to her work as Senior Scholar, Dr. Moon was Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Academies.

Dr. Moon’s success in project development is reflected in her role as Principal Investigator on over 70 funded projects, particularly projects in science and mathematics education and the use of technology in the delivery and learning of these subject domains. She was a program advisor to the Exxon Education Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation between 1995 and 2002. In 2002 and later in 2005, Dr. Moon was invited to the University of Uppsala in Sweden as a scholar-in-residence. She has been a fellow at the Margaret Chase Smith Center at the University of Maine.

In addition, Dr. Moon worked on education and research initiatives in genetics and bio-medical research at the Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine). As a professor of education Dr. Moon has been a faculty member, graduate education advisor, and a consultant in national and international contexts on education issues.  She has authored books and articles on assessment of student learning in mathematics as well as a series of case studies on the role of a mathematics specialist within the context of elementary mathematics.  Throughout her career she has served in an advisory capacity to many boards and committees.  Dr. Moon received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with an emphasis in learning and development as well as education in urban settings.


Brett Moulding

Brett Moulding is currently the director of the Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning.  He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education and a member of the NRC Committee developing the Framework for New Science Education Standards.  He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with minors in Biology, Math, and Physics, and has a Master of Education degree from Weber State University and an Administrative Supervisory Certificate from Utah State University. Brett is on the writing committee for the Next Generation Science Education Standards at Achieve.

Brett was the State Science Education Specialist and Coordinator of Curriculum from 1993 to 2004 and then Director of the Curriculum and Instruction before retiring in January of 2008. Brett taught chemistry for 20 years at Roy High School in the Weber District Science and served as the district Teacher Leader for eight years.  Brett received the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Award of Excellence from the Governor’s Science and Technology Commission.  Brett served on the Board at the Triangle Coalitional, the NAEP 2009 Framework Committee, and was the President of the Council of State Science Supervisors from 2003 to 2006.