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Ellen B. Meier

Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Technology and School Change at Columbia University

About Me

Dr. Meier is the Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Technology and School Change and a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also Co-Chair of the University of the State of New York Council on Technology Policy and Practice, a panel appointed by the Regents to examine technology use in public schools, libraries, museums and other similar state agencies. She began her career as a teacher in a federal experimental school program in Minnesota with an interest in school reform and equity, and soon pursued school change issues more broadly in a succession of regional and national responsibilities. Her research is focused on the emerging role of technology in creating engaging learning environments, particularly for urban students. The Center has worked with scores of schools and hundreds of teachers to identify the factors that affect meaningful use of technology. The resulting Innovating Instruction model is currently funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Meier has also worked with educators in Ghana, Bulgaria, Mexico and Chile. She holds an Ed.D. in Leadership and Organization from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in English Education from the University of Iowa.

Courses and Programs taught by Ellen B. Meier