Dr. Jodi Asbell-Clarke spends as much time as she can in K-12 classrooms, working with teachers, and watching how different kids make sense of the world. Jodi was a computer programmer for IBM on the first 25 missions of NASA’s space shuttle program and then went to graduate school for astrophysics with a dream of becoming an astronaut, but instead found her love for teaching and learning. After teaching University High School in Illinois, she moved on to TERC, a non-profit in Cambridge, Mass focusing on educational research and innovations for equity in STEM education. For the past 30 years at TERC, Dr. Asbell-Clarke has led ground-breaking educational research in educational technologies and innovative pedagogies to reach marginalized learners, focusing especially on neurodiversity.
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