Faculty Profile for Dr. Shelly Forsythe

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Dr. Shelly Forsythe
Assistant Professor — Curriculum And Instruction
ED 3007
phone: (512) 245-3339

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Forsythe, M. E., Jackson, J., & Contreras, L. (2018). Hiding in plain sight: How to identify and use trade books to support the 5E Instructional Model. Science and Children, 56(2), 80–87.
  • Forsythe, M. E., Criswell, B., Arias, A., Ellis, J., Escalada, L., Johnson, H., … Riccio, J. (n.d.). FAVSTE: The Framework for Analyzing Video in Science Teacher Education. Journal of Science Teacher Education.
  • Jackson, J., Forsythe, M. E., Medeiros, D., Parthemore, J., & Rix, A. (2021). Innovation and design: Using books to introduce engineering-based thinking. Science and Children, 58, 26–31.
  • Forsythe, M. E., & Chan, Y.-W. (n.d.). Justice-Centered Education Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Environmental Education.
  • Jackson, J., & Forsythe, M. E. (2020). Science in your stacks: Using trade books and literacy strategies to enhance 5E science lessons. Science Scope, 44(2), 30–35.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Service, Rank of Assistant Professor, College of Education, Texas State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Service, Rank of Assistant Professor, College of Education, Texas State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Service, Rank of Assistant Professor, College of Education, Texas State University. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award in Teaching, Rank of Assistant Professor, College of Education, Texas State University. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2017 ESA Education Scholar, Ecological Society of America. 2017

Selected Grants

  • Kipp, Lindsay E. (Principal), Griffin, Luther Kent (Co-Principal), Deringer, Stephen Anthony (Co-Principal), Mettler, Joni A (Co-Principal), Forsythe, Michelle Elizabeth (Co-Principal). Enhancing mental and physical health of children and adolescents through innovative afterschool programs, College of Education Social Innovation Research Accelerator, Texas State University, $13396. (Submitted: October 2019, Funded: January 2020 - May 2021). Grant.
  • Silva, Juanita M (Principal), Forsythe, Michelle Elizabeth (Co-Principal), Maldonado, Luz A (Co-Principal). Equity and STEM integration: Using wearable technology to enhance STEM education, Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grant, Texas State University, $4357. (Funded: September 2019 - August 2020). Grant.
  • Forsythe, Michelle (Principal), Spring Lake VR Team (Co-Principal). Enhancing Environmental Education through an Innovative Virtual Reality Application, College of Education Social Innovation Research Accelerator, Texas State University, $7000. (Funded: 2019 - 2021). Grant.
  • Forsythe, Michelle Elizabeth (Principal), Jackson, Julie (Co-Principal). Digital Science Notebooks: Elementary Pedagogy for the 21ST Century, Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grant (TLTIG), Texas State University, $6000. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.
  • Forsythe, Michelle Elizabeth. Life Discovery Conference Travel Award and LDC-QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network, NSF/ESA, $1000. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Co-Chair
Curriculum and Standards Jigsaw Committee
2020-Present
Member
Undergraduate and Graduate Secondary Education Program
2020-Present
Member
UG Elementary Education Program, Redesign Task Force
August 2020-Present
ATLAS Coordinator
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
August 2020-Present
Member
Curriculum and Standards Jigsaw Committee
2019-Present