Heather Cowap, MS, MEd spent 15 years in the high school science classroom working with multiple grade levels and subject areas. Inspired by the goal of enticing students to be motivated and engaged in content, Heather has used Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a pedagogical structure to find and implement a number of ways for students to have choice in demonstrating knowledge of content. Discovering the need to help students manage their choices and learning group goals, Heather began using Scrum, an Agile method of project management. Combining these two methods frees students to embrace personalized learning goals within the context of required state standards for science.
Heather holds degrees from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition’s Frances Stern Combined Internship and Master Degree Program, and Fitchburg State University’s Masters in Curriculum and Teaching.