Ms. Ashley Rapsinski
182 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802
Department(s)Curriculum and Instruction
CentersCenter for Science and the Schools (CSATS)
Education HistoryMS – Education Leadership, Saint Francis University K-12 Administrative certification, Saint Francis University BS – Elementary Education (science emphasis), Clarion University of Pennsylvania
CSATS partners with science and engineering researchers on the broader impacts components of research grant proposals. We design, develop, and implement many outreach programs and workshops for K-16 education to promote the integration of science and engineering practices into the classroom environment. CSATS offers profession development opportunities to teachers in the form of one-day academic year workshops (i-STEAM), week long summer workshops, and Research Experiences for Teachers (RETs) that are a 6 week summer program.
To find out more about what we do visit: http://csats.psu.edu/
Ashley is a former elementary and middle school teacher specializing in science and math instruction. During her six years of teaching in the Altoona Area School District, she worked with K-6 students in math and science. She also focused her work on integrating math and science across the curriculum in which these efforts lead to a STEAM program for gifted education with at Gifted Days that was held district-wide. Ashley also worked at the Young Scholars of Central PA Charter school where she taught grades 3 through 8 with a focus on cross-curricular activities in STEAM. At CSATS, Ashley works with science and engineering faculty to develop and implement teacher professional development for K-8 educators.