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Steve Schneider, Ph.D.

Senior Program Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Steven Schneider is the Senior Program Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at WestEd. Dr. Schneider has been the Principal Investigator of numerous initiatives that include: the NSF funded efficacy study, Strategic Literacy Initiatives (SLI), which studied the impact of the intervention on student performance in high school biology and literacy. The students in the biology classrooms where teachers used the SLI intervention showed statistically significant gains on both the California state high school biology and literacy test as well as on proximal measures; the $10 million IES National Center for Cognition and Math Instruction; $12.2 million NSF Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL); the NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Framework and the NAEP Science Framework and Test Specification projects; the What Works Clearinghouse Science Curriculum submissions, four Institute for Education Sciences (IES) randomized control studies; the evaluation of California’s Statewide Mathematics Implementation Study; development of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Science Teacher Assessment; and multiple evaluations for Public Broadcasting (PBS/CPB) including the $72 million Ready to Learn grant. He has over 35 years of science, mathematics, and technology education experience, including K-12 pre-service teacher education, high school science teaching in biology, physics and oceanography, and professional development. He has published numerous articles on science, mathematics and technology education, professional development, and teacher preparation. Dr. Schneider serves on numerous committees and review panels for IES, SREE, NIH, NAS/NRC, and NSF. He received his doctorate from Stanford University in the Design and Evaluation of Educational Programs with an emphasis in STEM, a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a California Life Teaching Credential from CSU, San Jose. 

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 18

9:45am CDT