Julie Maynard
Julie Maynard
Graduate Teaching Associate The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University 1945 N High ST. Room 327 1800 Cannon Dr Columbus OH 43210-1172 US Phone(614) 292-7471 Emailpost.1@osu.edu
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Julie is a Graduate Teaching Associate for The Ohio State University Department of Teaching and Learning while pursuing a PhD in STEM Education, with a specialization in Technology and Engineering Education. She is an instructor for the Literacy, New Media, and Creative Pedagogies for Classrooms course for Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education students in the Early Childhood Education and Middle Childhood Education programs. During the past three years, Julie was also a supervisor for BSEd and MEd students in Middle Childhood Education. With over 20 years of teaching experience in grades 4-12 and higher education, Julie is most concerned with instructional strategies that promote and support the engagement and motivation of students through technology-based learning environments. Her research involves modeling the use of technology and integration of STEM Education through project-based learning during teacher preparation courses. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Julie is serving her second term as President of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Researchers & Educators of The Ohio State University (STEMERS-OSU). She also serves as a mentor for engineering camps sponsored by the OSU K-12 Engineering Outreach Program, and has worked as a Student Associate for a STEM+C NSF Grant and engineering camps with the Center for Automotive Research within the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. Julie is Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Starfish STEM Academy, Palm Harbor, Florida. The Starfish STEM Academy is a non-profit, research based, afterschool program that will begin during the 2019-2020 academic year. The academy will provide at low or no cost educational opportunities for 7th and 8th grade underrepresented females who may not have the necessary financial resources at their disposal. Students will engage in hands-on, project-based learning experiences that equip them with the most needed skills to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields of the future. Students’ instruction will be facilitated by experienced STEM educators and engineers. Provided resources and experiences will include: individual laptop computer ownership, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drone applications, robotics, coding, CAD, and 3D printing. The academy is collaborating with the College of Education at St. Petersburg College to provide hands-on professional learning opportunities for preservice teachers in the Science Education Program. The academy will be located at St. Petersburg College’s Bay Pines STEM Center.