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David Dockterman

Lecturer on Education, Technology, Innovation, and Education Program

David Dockterman

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (1988)
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Office:  Longfellow 327
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Faculty Assistant:  Kevin D Hoesley

Profile

David Dockterman operates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Over the last 35 plus years, he has continued to balance lives in the academic and publishing worlds, supporting the development and implementation of research-driven innovative practices to tackle challenging educational problems, while also lecturing at HGSE.

At Tom Snyder, and later at Scholastic and HMH, he designed dozens of award-winning computer programs including: Decisions, Decisions; Science Court (which was also a highly-acclaimed TV show on ABC Saturday morning); and The Great Ocean Rescue. Dockterman recently served as a key advisor for the development of MATH 180 and READ 180 Universal, and he consults with publishers, entrepreneurs, and learning organizations on the translation of evidence into effective, scalable, and engaging practice.

Dockterman's long-time Harvard course, Innovation by Design, fosters an iterative, agile approach to evidence-driven innovation across a range of educational issues. His course on Adaptive Learning focuses on responding effectively to the multiple dimensions of learner variability. The class investigates ways that technology can support more adaptive teachers and learners across a range of learning contexts.

Persistent struggle and a learning mindset fuel innovation and growth, and Dockterman has become adept at infusing the underlying research from behavioral psychology and cognitive science to foster those dispositions among students, teachers, and institutional leaders. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education, an Editorial Board Member for the journal npj Science of Learning, and a judge for the Global Learning XPRIZE.

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Areas of Expertise
Publications
"Designing Placemark," in Educational Technology,(2002)

Cooperative Learning and Technology

Bringing the Computer into the Social Studies Classroom

Weaving Technology into Your Teaching

"Choices, Choices" series (software)

"Decisions, Decisions" series (software)

"Geography Search," updated version (software)

"Science Court" series (software)

"Science Seekers" series (software)

"The Great Ocean Rescue" (software)

"The Great Solar System Rescue" (software)

"WebPageBuilder Online Service" (software)

"Science Court/Squigglevision" series (television)

FASTT Math (software)

GO Solve Word Problems (software)

Thinking Reader (software)

Science Court Explorations series (software)

Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom

Associations
Carlisle School Committee,(1997-2006)

AERA

ASCD

NCSM

NCTM

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