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Welcome to the Alaska Cross Content Conference program!  We will not have a print program available.  This program is a planner for you and does not guarantee you a seat in a session.

Please note that things will be changing daily.  Field trips are being finalized. Sessions are still coming in...so stay tuned and watch for changes - the beauty & the beast with technology.  
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Dr David Crowther

David Crowther
NSTA President & Professor Science Education
Reno, Nevada
Dr. David T Crowther is a Professor of Science Education and the Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. David is also the President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dr. Crowther received his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received both his B.S and MEd from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Crowther started his career with 5 years of experience teaching at the elementary / middle level as well as summer teaching at the 8 - 12th grade level in Biology. Dr. Crowther has now had twenty-four years of teaching experience at the University level, twenty-one of which have been at the University of Nevada, Reno. Previously, he taught and received his Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Both at UNR and UNL, Dr. Crowther has taught science methods to undergraduates, general biology for education majors, and a number of different graduate courses in curriculum, science education and research.
). Dr. Crowther’s current research interests involve teaching science through inquiry to develop English language acquisition for English Language Learners (ELL), Inquiry content instruction at both K-12 and the University level, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education K-12, and general methods of inquiry science teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.