Profile

Dr. Jarrett Reid Whitaker

Professor in the Practice of Digital Learning

Bio

<span><a>Dr. Reid Whitaker</a>&nbsp;is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship at Rice University as well as the founder and director of STEMscopes™. He began his teaching career with Teach For America as a 5</span>th&nbsp;grade self-contained and elementary science teacher in Houston ISD at Port Houston Elementary.&nbsp; For his teaching, he was awarded the HEB Texas Excellence in Education Rising Star Award and the HISD Teacher of the Year Runner Up in 2005.&nbsp; Reid also has experience providing numerous hours of professional development training and coaching to teachers in Houston ISD by being a content specialist for the district and then as an Associate Director for the Center for Education at Rice University.&nbsp; Subsequently, Reid returned to Port Houston Elementary as principal.&nbsp; In his three years as principal, he raised the accountability rating of the school from Academically Acceptable to Exemplary, earning Port Houston Elementary a spot in the top 2% of all HISD schools for student growth.&nbsp; In 2009, Reid received the distinguished Houston’s Emerging Leader Award from the Greater Houston Partnership.&nbsp; In the summer of 2010, Reid returned to Rice University to create STEMscopes™.&nbsp; <span>Reid received his undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Texas at Austin.&nbsp; He earned his Ph.D. from his alma mater in Educational Administration. &nbsp;</span>

Courses

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives and Practices 1 - Science Leadership

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives and Practices 2 - Techniques for Success

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives & Practices 4 - Student-Centered Inquiry

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives and Practices 3 - Science Content Survey

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