Dr. Richard Powers

Computer Science and Robotics  ·  STEAM Teacher

Room
325

Phone
436-1225

Email
rpowers@lps.org

Dr. Richard Powers

Computer Science and Robotics  ·  STEAM Teacher

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About Me

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Adjunct Instructor, Concordia University – Nebraska, EDUC 605 Integrating the Arts in STEAM, Graduate Program, Fall 2019.

 

Teacher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TEAC) 851L, Information Technology, Summer 2019

 

Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools, Summer Technology Program, Lego and VEX Robotics and Game Design, Grades 5-9, Summer 2018, 2019.

 

Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools, Summer School, Digital Design, Grades 9-12, Summer 2017, 2018.

 

       Lecturer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education(TEAC), Instructional Technology, 2017, 2018

 

Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools, Moore Middle School, Computer Science Discoveries, Grades 6 – 8, 2017 - Present

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Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools, Middle School Science, Computers, Grades 6 – 9, 1992 – 2018

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 Professional Development Instructor, Lincoln Public Schools, 1999 – 2015

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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

 

Course Designer, Concordia University – Nebraska, EDUC 605 Integrating the Arts in STEAM, Graduate Program, Summer 2019.

 

Course Designer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TEAC), Instructional Technology in Science, 2017, 2018.

           

District/State Standards Curriculum Teams Member, LPS, 1991 – 2018

 

Course Developer, University of Nebraska/Class.comInteractive Biology, 1999 - 2000

 

RESEARCH

 

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) in Chemistry and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Principal Investigator: Axel Enders, 2016

·       Researched the development of thin-film solar cells from inkjet-printed perovskite

 

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) in Computer Science Teacher, University

            of Nebraska-Omaha, Principal Investigator: Harvey Siy, 2012

·       Developed technological-enhanced STEM lessons involving Android devices and robots for science classroom (published on TeachEngineering.org)

 

CISE Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Education in Computing (CPATH) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) in Computer Science Teacher, UNL,

            Principal Investigator: LeenKiat Soh, 2009 - 2011

·       Created curricular enhancements using computational thinking strategies

·       Developed computer science infused online learning modules with assessments for a science classroom and presented results at National Science Foundation

 

GRANT WRITING

 

Grant Author and Facilitator, Middle School Learning Network, 3yr. Major Competitive Lottery Grant, Nebraska Department of Education, 1999-2002, $94,600

·       Co-wrote grant proposal, budget, evaluation, and year-end reports. Purchased grant hardware and software. Developed technology-enhanced lesson plans.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

“Integrating Science and Engineering Practices with STEM Content” Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Conference, Innovation Campus, Lincoln, NE, February 2017

 

“Thin-Film Solar Cells from Inkjet-printed Perovskite” UNL Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Dr. Axel Enders, Lincoln, NE, July 2016

 

 “Practice What You Teach - Illustrating the 5E’s: Blending content, practices, and concepts”, Lincoln Public Schools Flex Session, Lincoln, NE, October 2015

 

“Global Protection Agency: Argumentation with Evidence”, Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science (NATS) Fall Conference, Fremont, NE, September 2015

 

“Balanced Assessment for Instructional Decision Making”, NCSA Nebraska Administrators’ Days, EDAD 948 Poster Session, Kearney, NE, July 2015

 

“Integrating Inquiry-Powered Design-Based Units Within the Context of STEM Content”, (NATS) Fall Conference, Fremont, NE, September 2014

Professional Experience

Ed.D., Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. 2015

Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2002

Bachelor of Science, Middle Level Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1991