Curriculum vitae (pdf format)
Inquirium, LLC. I have been with Inquirium since 2001 and serve as a director and principal designer.
Previously, I completed a postdoc at...
The Center for the Study of Learning, Instruction, & Teacher Development (now Learning Sciences Research Institute) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Where I led the design & development of the...
Adaptive Instructional Materials (AIM) system.
I earned my PhD in the...
Learning Sciences program at Northwestern University.
where I led the design & development of the...Global Warming Curriculum
developed through the...
This curriculum was designed to take advantage of the...
which I helped to design as part of the...
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2001-2004. Assistant Director of Research Programs University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for the Study of Learning, Instruction & Teacher Development.
2002. PhD, Northwestern University, Learning Sciences, School of Education & Social Policy
1993. BA, Brown University, High Honors in History, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
1989. Francis W. Parker School
2004. Instructor in the Design of Learning Environments, Masters level, Northwestern University.
1999. Teaching Assistant: "New Approaches in Science Teaching: Theory & Pactice" with Brian Reiser.
1997. Teaching Assistant: "Cognitive Foundations of the Learning Sciences" with Louis Gomez
1994-1996. History teacher (6th & 10th grades) at the Isidore Newman School, New Orleans
1992-1994. History & Language Arts teacher & Program Administrator, New Orleans Summerbridge
Brown, Matthew (2009). The Teacher-Tool Relationship: Theorizing the Design and Use of Curriculum Materials. In J. Remillard, G. Lloyd & B. Herbel-Eisenmann (Eds.), Mathematics Teachers at Work: Connecting curriculum materials and classroom instruction. Series Editor: Alan Schoenfeld. Routledge.
Brown, M., Edelson, D. (2003). Teaching as Design: Can we better understand the ways in which teachers use materials so we can better design materials to support changes in practice? Research Report, Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (Northwestern University).
Brown, Matthew, (2002). Teaching by Design: Understanding the Interaction between Teacher Practice and the Design of Curricular Innovations. Doctoral Dissertation, Northwestern University (NOTE: 4MB download)
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Brown, Matthew, Edelson, Daniel C. (2001). Teaching by Design: Curriculum design as a lens on instructional practice. Paper presented at AERA Seattle, 2001
Sherin, B., Edelson, D., & Brown, M. (2004). On the content of task-structured curricula. In L. B. Flick & N. G. Lederman (Eds.), Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science: Implications for Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Kluwer Academic Publishers (Netherlands), pp. 221-248.
Brown, Matthew & Edelson, Daniel C. (1999). A Lab by Any Other Name: Integrating Traditional Labs and Computer Supported Collaborative Science Investigations. Computer Support for Collaborative Learning 1999, pp. 73-80.
Brown, Matthew & Edelson, Daniel C., (1998). Software in Context: Designing for Teachers, Students, and Classroom Enactment. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences '98, pp. 63-69.
Edelson, Daniel C.; Brown, Matthew; Gordin, Douglas N.; Griffin, Duane A. (1999) Making Visualization Accessible to Students, GSA Today. 9(2), pp. 8-10
Indian Teacher Exchange Project (February 2001)
In partnership with World History Education, and the Computers for India Coalition, including the Indian Council (representing Gujarat), Friends of Young Minds (representing Maharashtra), and the Goan Schools Computers Project (representing Goa)
Buddhist Meditation, in the Karma Kagyu Tradition of Himalayan Buddhism. Check out the website of Bodhi Path Karma Kagyu Buddhist Centers, which I designed.
Play and Write Music, especially songs for children.