ACADEMICS

  • Diane Tighe Cooke

    Contact Information
    Office S-227C
    508-929-8673
    dcooke@worcester.edu

    Education
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder
    B.S., Louisiana State University

  • Courses Taught
    • Elementary Science Methods ( ED 320)
    • Elementary Mathematics Methods (ED325)
    • Early Childhood Science Methods (ED 307)
    • Early Childhood Mathematics Methods (ED308)
    Publications
    Professional Affiliations
    Board of Directors, Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST)

    Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)

    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

    Recent Conference Presentations

    MAST conference 2002 – “Integrating Math and Life Sciences”
    (Size, scale, population dynamics, assessing intelligence)

    MAST conference 2003 – “Teaching Biology Using Games”
    (Adapting familiar board games to include science content)

    MAST conference 2004 – “Finding Science in Children’s Picture Books”
    (Linking physics, biology, geology to Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, etc.)

    MAST conference 2005 – “Stories in Bones”
    (Inferences about modern and prehistoric animals from bones)

    MAST conference 2007 – “Cryptozoology”
    (Using Bigfoot, Loch Ness monster and other cryptids to teach
    about the scientific method, skepticism, and acceptable evidence)

    Book Publications
    Creating Family Friendly Activities in Science and Math

    By Janet Stein and Duke Dawson (2002) copyright MassPIP and distributed by the Alliance For Education, Worcester

    Biotechnology – The Science of Life

    By Duke Dawson, Stacey Hill, and Jill Rulfs (1995) Kendall Hunt

    Journal Articles
    Dawson, D. R. and H.P. Killackey (1987) The organization and mutability of the forepaw and hindpaw representations in the somatosensory cortex of the neonatal rat. (doctoral dissertation). Journal of Comparative Neurology 256 246-256

    Dawson, D.R. and H.P. Killackey ( 1985 ) Distinguishing topography and somatotopy in the thalamocortical projections of the developing rat. Developmental Brain Research 17 309-313

    Tempel, B.L., N. Bonini, D.R. Dawson, and W.G. Quinn (1983) Reward learning in normal and mutant Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 80 1482-1486
     
    Honors and Grants
    Professional Affiliations
    Board of Directors, Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST)

    Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)

    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)