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Brent Gilles

Brent has worked at the university since the fall of 2017. He primarily teaches science education courses and works with graduate students transitioning into teaching through the MAT program and undergraduate elementary education majors. His research interests include scientific argumentation and examining how preservice teachers use discourse while constructing arguments. He is also interested in researching scientific practices and how they contribute to students using observations to construct scientific arguments. He also has a passion for working with inservice teachers. His current project includes a partnership with Central High School to assist teachers in developing curriculum to improve student literacy in math and science using the engineering and scientific practices. Previously, he partnered with the Carrollton City Schools working with K-12 teachers to design environmental education curriculum that engage students in the engineering and scientific practices.

  • B.S., Meteorology, Valaparaiso University, 2007
  • M.Ed., Education, Valparaiso University, 2010
  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction (Science Education), Indiana University, 2017

Spring 2021 Sections

  • ECED-4262 (Tch Content/Process:Science Ed) Section: 01
  • ECED-4262 (Tch Content/Process:Science Ed) Section: 02
  • SEED-6263 (Instr Strat for Sci Ed. in Sec) Section: 01D
  • SEED-8200 (Culminating Project SEED EdS) Section: N01
  • SEED-8202 (Clminating Experience SEED EdS) Section: N01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E07

Fall 2020 Sections

  • UTCH-3003 (Project Based Instruction) Section: 01
  • SEED-6263 (Instr Strat for Sci Ed. in Sec) Section: 01D
  • SEED-7291 (Classrm Instruct & Management) Section: N01
  • SEED-7291L (Classrm Instruct & Manage Lab) Section: N01
  • SEED-8200 (Culminating Project SEED EdS) Section: N01
  • SEED-8202 (Clminating Experience SEED EdS) Section: N01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E08

Summer 2020 Sections

  • SEED-7252 (Environmental Ed for Teachers) Section: E01
  • SEED-7266 (Adv Instr Strat for 21st Cent) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E07

Spring 2020 Sections

  • UTCH-3002 (Classroom Interactions) Section: 02
  • ECED-4262 (Tch Content/Process:Science Ed) Section: 01
  • SEED-7289 (Teaching Internship Seminar) Section: N01
  • SEED-7291 (Classrm Instruct & Management) Section: N01
  • SEED-8202 (Clminating Experience SEED EdS) Section: N01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E07

Fall 2019 Sections

  • UTCH-3001 (Knowing & Lrn Math & Sci Educ) Section: 01
  • UTCH-3003 (Project Based Instruction) Section: 01
  • SEED-6260 (Inst. Strat. in Sec. School La) Section: N01
  • SEED-6263 (Instr Strat for Sci Ed. in Sec) Section: 01D
  • SEED-8200 (Culminating Project SEED EdS) Section: N01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E08

Summer 2019 Sections

  • SEED-7252 (Environmental Ed for Teachers) Section: E01
  • ECSE-7560 (Contemp Issues in Education) Section: E01
  • ECSE-7566 (Adv Instr Strat for 21st Cent) Section: E01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E08

Spring 2019 Sections

  • UTCH-3003 (Project Based Instruction) Section: 01
  • SEED-7289 (Teaching Internship Seminar) Section: N01
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E08

Fall 2018 Sections

  • UTCH-3002 (Classroom Interactions) Section: 01
  • UTCH-3003 (Project Based Instruction) Section: 01
  • SEED-6260 (Inst. Strat. in Sec. School La) Section: N01
  • SEED-6263 (Instr Strat for Sci Ed. in Sec) Section: 01D
  • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E09

Summer 2018 Sections

  • SEED-7252 (Environmental Ed for Teachers) Section: E01
  • ECSE-7566 (Adv Instr Strat for 21st Cent) Section: E01

Spring 2018 Sections

  • SEED-4289 (Teaching Internship Seminar) Section: 01
  • SEED-7288 (Teaching Internship) Section: E01
  • SEED-7289 (Teaching Internship Seminar) Section: N01

Fall 2017 Sections

  • UTCH-3003 (Project Based Instruction) Section: 01
  • SEED-4238L (Inst Strat for Sec Eng Edu Lab) Section: 01
  • SEED-4243L (Inst Strat for Sec Soc St Lab) Section: 01
  • SEED-6260 (Inst. Strat. in Sec. School La) Section: N01
  • SEED-6263 (Instr Strat for Sci Ed. in Sec) Section: 01D

Gilles, B., & Britton, S.A. (2020). Moving Online: Creating a Relevant Learning Experience for Students in the Time of Covid-19. The Electronic Journal for Research in Science & Mathematics Education, 24(3), 19-28.

Gilles, B., & Buck, G. (2020). Preservice Teachers’ use of Discourse to Shape the Construction of Scientific Arguments. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 31(3), 291-310.

Gilles, B., Gault, R., Britton, S. (2019). Education outside the classroom: Engaging teachers in their own environment through professional development. GATEways to Teacher Education, 30(9), 1-9.

Gilles, B., & Buck, G. (2019). Considering pedagogical practices in higher education: How science methods instructors influence scientific argumentation construction. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 5(2), 744-757.

Gilles, B., Hawig, T., Sutton, A., & Britton, S. (2019). STEMing the flow for all. Connected Science Learning (10). http://csl.nsta.org/2019/04/steming-the-flow-for-all/

Gilles, B., & Buck, G. (2016). Exploring our theoretical and practical understandings of enthusiasm in science teaching: A self-study of elementary teacher preparation. In G. Buck & V. Akerson (Eds). Allowing our Professional Knowledge of Pre-Service Scien

Buck, G., Akerson, V.L., & Gilles, B. (2016). Garnering the experiences and understandings emerging from self-studies in science teacher education. In G. Buck & V. Akerson (Eds). Allowing our Professional Knowledge of Pre-Service Science Teacher Education