Areas of educational interest: Investigation of natural connections between engineering and mathematics education, integration of children’s engineering in elementary and middle classes, and digital fabrication as a mechanism for integrating STEM disciplines in elementary and middle-school classrooms.
Why I’m involved in EFF: I am participating on behalf of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Effective preparation of tomorrow’s teachers requires a global perspective. Fast Forward provides an opportunity for advancing dialog that will address this need.
Glen Bull is a professor of instructional technology in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He is co-director of the Curry Center for Technology and Teacher Education, serving as director for educational technology. He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), a national professional association devoted to pre-service and in-service technology training for elementary and secondary teachers. In 2000, Glen became the second recipient of the Willis Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Technology and Teacher Education. He currently serves as program chair and director of the National Technology Leadership Coalition (NTLC).
Glen’s current interests include investigation of natural connections between engineering and mathematics education that may be explored by linking engineering design to mathematical analysis and modeling. This includes a particular interest in integration of children’s engineering in elementary and middle classes involving design under constraint, optimizing to a goal, with verifiable tasks that allow students to build a solution to a design challenge.
His current work centers on digital fabrication as a mechanism for integrating the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in elementary and middle-school classrooms.