Provides services in teaching and learning in K-12 math, science, the arts, curriculum, assessment, and instructional technology.
Cathleen Galas is an educator, researcher, and consultant. Her teaching practice encompasses primary through post-graduate, and she has experience consulting and conducting research in education.
Galas's teaching is student-centered, geared to teaching the whole child, with respect for learning styles, and cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development. She embeds learning in inquiry, fostering student problem solving and the abilities to question, communicate, research, think creatively, and solve real-world problems. Galas's studies in teaching, learning, and technologies has focused on learning through design, creativity, and various aspects of cognition, design, and social context. She has extensive experience in integrating technologies to amplify math and science learning, as well as dance education and the arts. Her work includes development, implementation and research in design projects, apprentice teaching and learning, online communities, tween and adolescent learning needs, gender, games programming and virtual worlds. Her research includes work on several multi-year NSF research projects in the learning sciences. She is an active participant and presenter at local, national, and international venues for several professional organizations, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Society of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), (CUE), Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA), and Constructionism.