Deb Morrison

Awards & Honors

2013-14, Jhumki Basu Scholar, Equity and Ethics Committee of the National Association of Research on Science Teaching (NARST)
2012-13, Elizabeth A. Wilson Scholarship (Elementary Education Instruction), University of Colorado at Boulder
2009-12, Institutional Tuition Merit Scholarship, University of Colorado at Boulder
2009, Doctoral Student Institution Attendance Scholarship, National Association of Research on Science Teaching (NARST), Summer School Research Institute (Now Sandra K. Abell Institute for Graduate Students)
2008, Doctoral Fellowship, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
1999-2000, Graduate Scholarship, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PGSA
1999-2000, Tuition Wavier Scholarship, University of Western Ontario
1998, Graduate Scholarship, Environmental Sciences Department, University of Western Ontario
1998, Graduate Fellowship, University of Victoria
1991, Chinese Freemasons Scholarship, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
1988, South Vancouver Island Lioness Scholarship
1988, Passport to Education Scholarship, Province of British Columbia

 

Research

  • Virtual Professional Development in the Context of Climate Literacy, 2012-present, collaboration with Dr. Susan Buhr, CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA.
  • Critical Civic Inquiry, 2012-present, Dr. Ben Kirshner, Learning Sciences, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Education, Boulder, CO, USA.
  • Daphne/Elevate, 2008-present, Dr. Erin Furtak, Curriculum and Instruction -Science Education, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Education, Boulder, CO, USA.
  • LA Test, 2009-2011, Dr. David Webb, Curriculum and Instruction – Math Education, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Education, Boulder, CO, USA.
  • CU Teach, 2009, Dr. Valerie Otero, Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Education, Boulder, CO, USA.

 

Teaching

Courses taught include:

  •  UEDU 5810 H50 - Critical Civic Inquiry: Learning Environments and Curriculum for Student-Driven Action Research, Teacher Professional Development, Spring 2013.
  • ENVS5100/GRTE5030 - Climate Science 101: Essential Knowledge and Teaching Strategies, Teacher Professional Development, taught in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
  • EDUC5215 - Elementary Science Education, 2012
  • EDUC2020 - Step 1 (Inquiry Approaches to Teaching), 2010-11
  • EDUC2030 - Step 2 (Science Inquiry-Based Lesson Design), 2010-11
  • GRTE5030 - Making the Global Local: Colorado Climate Curriculum Workshop, Teacher Professional Development, July 27-30, 2009 and Teaching Follow-Up, Fall, 2009.

Service & Outreach

Current Efforts (see CV for past work): BFA Diversity Committee Graduate Representative; NARST Equity and Ethics Committee Member; CRSEA technology team volunteer; AMSE/NSTA Speaker; LMAC Professional Development support for the Office of University Outreach; CIRES Professional Development for their office of Outreach

 

Selected Publications

Furtak, E.M., Morrison, D., & Iverson, H. (Submitted). Challenges and potential in linking learning progressions to classroom assessments. Science Education.

Furtak, E. M., Morrison, D., & Henson, K. (2010). Centering a Professional Learning Community on a Learning Progression for Natural Selection: Transforming Community, Language, and Instructional Practice. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences-Volume 1 (Vol. 1, pp. 129–136). International Society of the Learning Sciences.