Jessica Swann

Community Manager
University Staff
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Jessica is a Program Manager of Digital Teaching Networks within the Center Through Education for Exploration. Her primary project is to manage the Infiniscope community through the NASA Exploration Connection grant. Jessica spent 10 years as a science educator teaching high school Earth and space sciences, biology and introductory science courses. Additionally, she taught geology through an online university. She has been working under NASA education programming since 2010 and designing curriculum since 2002. Her passion is developing science literacy through her focus on bringing high-quality, relevant, engaging, NGSS-related curriculum and training to formal and informal educators. 

Education

B.S. in Science Education at Wright State University
M. Ed in Educational Technology at Grand Canyon University.

Publications

Swann, J. L., Mead, C., & Anbar, A. D. (2019, December). Consumers to creators: Reducing the barrier of entry for educators to customize digital learning experiences. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Mead, C., Davis, H. B., Swann, J. L., & Anbar, A. D. (2018, December). What kinds of digital learning experiences do educators want? Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Swann J. L., Mead, C., Hunsley, D., & Anbar, A. D. (2018, December). Training educators to build and modify adaptive digital learning experiences. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Swann, J. L., Elkins-Tanton, L. T., Anbar, A. D., Boonstra, S. K., Tamer, A. J., Mead, C., & Hunsley, D. (2017, December). Exploring the story, science, and adventure of small worlds. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Tamer, A. J. J., Anbar, A. D., Elkins-Tanton, L. T., Boonstra, S. K., Mead, C., Swann, J. L., & Hunsley, D. (2017, December). Building effective learning experiences around visualizations: NASA Eyes on the Solar System and Infiniscope. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Swann, J. L., Boonstra, D., Manfredi, L., Boonstra, S. K., & Weeks, S. (2015). ASTROBIOBOUND! Tying Science and Engineering Design Together. NSTA SciScope, 39(3), 42-50.

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