"I believe in making learning meaningful to ALL students. I focus on student centered instruction and Problem or Project Based Learning. Learning should be fun and challenging at the same time. Students should be excited and intense about learning while applying core calues and a professional learning environment."
Dr. Brame considers himself a "geogeek" and science educator dedicated to improving STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Technology) education. He integrates art in much of his teaching, so the class can create STEAM. To build a society who loves to learn, Dr. Brame belives we have to love to teach and find ways to make learning valuable to the students. After dropping out of high school and injuring his back while working as a heavy machinery mechanic, Dr. Brame earned his B.S. in Geology from Radford University, an M.S. in Science Education from Radford University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Since them, Dr. Brame has been focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning in STEM fields. He is currently involved with a $950,000 grant supported the Helios Foundation to improve STEM education in middle school for PolkCounty. He serves on advisory boards fo rth Heartland Education Consortium, STEMflorida, and Florida Learns. At the national level, he serves on the national selection committee for the PAEMST, Chair of Earth Scienes for the Intel ISEF, and has hosted the World Invitational FirstLego League Robotics Championship.
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institution
M.S., Science Education, Radford University
B.S., Geology, minor Mathematics, Radford University
Nominated for Outstanding Faculty, USF Polytechnic - 2011
Outstanding Support o the Pasco County Regional Science Fair Winners, Pasco County Public Schools - 2009
Outstanding Support of the Northen Virginia Regional Science Fair Winners, Alexandria City Public Schools - 2006
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