• Kevin Pyatt
  • Kevin A. Pyatt, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Education<br />Program Coordinator for Boettcher Teachers Program and<br /> Instructional Technology specialization

    Teacher Education<br />Boettcher Teachers Program<br />Graduate Instructional Technology specialization

    College for Professional Studies

    303.964.6037
    kpyatt@regis.edu

Professional Bio

Degrees

  • PhD, Education – Curriculum & Instruction, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
  • Master of Science, Software Engineering and Information Systems, Regis University, Denver, CO, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, 1996

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Colorado Professional Secondary Teaching License #6283, Secondary Science (7-12) – endorsed and highly qualified in Chemistry, Biology, valid July 6, 2011-July 6, 2016
  • California State Professional Teaching License #070235240, PK-12 single subject endorsement – Biology, valid December 27, 2007-January 1, 2013
  • Secondary Science Teaching Certification, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, 1996
  • Washington State Beekeeper’s Association Master Beekeeper Certification Program (2010-2012), Apprenticeship Level Certification #2013
  • Project Management Certificate, 2000
  • College Board Advanced Placement Chemistry Training Cherry Creek High School, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002 & 2000; Fort Lewis College, 2003; Colorado State University, 2001; and Tucson Magnet School, 1999
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Washington State Teachers Association (WSTA)
  • Washington State’s Teachers of Teachers of Science (TOTOS)
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
  • Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
  • Colorado Science Teacher Association (CAST)
  • Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association (CCTA)
  • Café Scientifique

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Program Coordinator for Boettcher Teachers Program and Instructional Technology specialization, 2012-present
  • Eastern Washington University, Assistant Professor, Science & Technology, 2007-2012
  • University of California-Santa Cruz, Adjunct Faculty, Mentor/Instructor for Secondary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, 2005-2007
  • Ponderosa High School, Instructor, Chemistry/AP Chemistry, Parker, CO, 1999-2007
  • Highlands Ranch High School, Instructor, Chemistry, Highlands Ranch, CO, 1998-1999

Research & Scholarship

Research Agenda

  • Citizen Scientist, Authentic Learning, Place-based Science Instruction
    • Promoting scientific literacy and citizen engagement in data gathering, analysis and data sharing for environmental and social justice issues
    • Promoting access and inclusion to rigorous and relevant STEM environments
    • No Child Left Inside Initiatives
  • Instructional Design and STEM Teacher preparation
    • Inquiry based STEM education
    • Game Method of Instruction
    • Educational games & simulation design and development
  • Integration of Inquiry-based learning models with game design (e.g., Problem-based learning (PBL), Discovery learning, Case-based learning, and Inquiry learning).
    • Augmented Learning and Authentic Inquiry
    • Artificially intelligent learning objects
  • Avatars as cognitive coaches, peer tutors, and content experts in learning environments.

Refereed Papers

  • Pyatt, K., & Sims, R. (2012). Virtual and Physical Experimentation in Inquiry-Based Science Labs: Attitudes, Performance and Access. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 21(1), 133-147. doi: 10.1007/s10956-011-9291-6
  • Pyatt, K., & Coomes, J. (2012). Mathematically Modeling Aircraft Fuel Consumption. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS).
  • Pyatt, K. (2011). Water Heater Challenge! - Applications in Introductory Thermodynamics. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Pyatt, K. (2008). Get the Lead Out: A Case Study using gravimetric analysis to determine relative heavy metal concentration in a watershed. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (accepted).

Books/Chapters/Sections

  • Pyatt, K. (in-press). Concept Chemistry (1st ed.). Palo Alto, CA: CK-12 Foundation.
  • Pyatt, K. (2009). Tips on Using Technology to Enhance a Principal's Performance. In P. Robbins & H. Alvy, The Principal's Companion: Strategies for Making the Job Easier (3rd ed., pp. 165-172). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Pyatt, K. (2008). Simulating Lab Experiences. VDM Publishing. 125 a, 66123 Saarbrϋcken, Germany.

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • Pyatt, K., Gutierrez, A., & Williams, F. (2011, March). Design and Development of an Inquiry-based Science Game. Poster presented at the Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2011), Nashville, TN, USA.
  • Pyatt, K., Browne, M. & Schmidt, K., (2010). Creation and Implementation of an Elementary Math Game. Paper presented at the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators (NWATE), Central Washington University.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Pyatt, K., Gutierrez, A., & Williams, F. (2011). Design and Development of an Inquiry-based Science Game. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 87). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. ISBN: 1-80094-84-3. Retrieved from: http://www.editlib.org/.
  • Fischer, J., & Pyatt, K. (2010). Implementing Online Learning Objects in the Secondary Math Classroom. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 66-75). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. ISBN:1-880094-78-9. Retrieved from: http://www.editlib.org/p/33313.
  • Coomes, J., & Pyatt, K. (2010). Experiencing Problem Based Learning: Affecting Preservice Mathematics Teacher Beliefs. In G. Bull, M. Spector, L. Schrum, A. Thompson (Eds.), 2010 Hawaii International Conference on Education:8. (pp. 3180-3186). ISSN:1541-5880. Retrieved from http://www.hiceducation.org/EDU2010.pdf.
  • Pyatt, K., & Hansen, B. (2009). Engaging 21st Century Fluencies with Inquiry Learning and Wireless Handhelds: A Work in Progress. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), World Conference on Educational, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (pp. 4298-4307). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. ISBN: 1-880094-73-8 Retrieved from: http://www.editlib.org/p/32106.
  • Pyatt, K. (2009). A Case for Simulations. In I. Gibson et al. (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (pp. 1541-1544). ISBN: 1-880094-67-3. Chesapeake, VA: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved from: http://www.editlib.org/p/30832.
  • Pyatt, K., & Sims, R. (2007). Learner performance and attitudes in traditional versus simulated laboratory experiences. In R. J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong & C. Cheers (Eds.), ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ascilite Singapore 2007. (pp. 870-879). ISBN: 978-981-05-9578-4. Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798: The Center for Educational Development. Retrieved from: http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/singapore07/procs/.

Refereed Workshops

  • Pyatt, K., & Coomes, J. (2010, July). Using Authentic Problems in Mathematics Instruction. Workshop conducted at National Staff Development Council (NSDC) Annual Summer Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Pyatt, K. (2009, June). Using WikiSpaces to Facilitate the Creation of Problem-based learning environments. Workshop conducted at World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (EdMedia), Honolulu, HI.
  • Pyatt, K. (2008, June). Web 2.0 - Creating User Extensible, Student-Centered Learning Environments. Workshop conducted at World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (EdMedia), Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  • Pyatt, K., & Klock, K. (2008, December). 21st Century Learning 101. Workshop conducted at National Staff Development Council (NSDC) 40th Annual Conference, Washington DC.
  • Hauge, R., & Pyatt, K. (2007, October). Evolution and Life in the Past. Workshop conducted at Washington State Science Teachers (WSTA) Convention, Tacoma Convention Center (GTCC), Tacoma, WA.

 

 

Non-Refereed Presentations

  • Pyatt, K. (2012, March). Eastern Washington University: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Poster presented at the National Noyce Conference, Washington DC.
  • Pyatt, K. (2011, March). Eastern Washington University: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Poster presented at the Western Regional Noyce Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Pyatt, K. (2010, July). Least Restrictive Technologies. Workshop conducted for Department of Education’s "Multiple Pathways to Success", Eastern Washington University.
  • Pyatt, K. (2010, May). Software Use, Needs and Support. Least Restrictive Technologies. Internal software feasibility study for Academic Computing Council (ACC). Eastern Washington University.
  • Pyatt, K. (2009, July). Least Restrictive Technologies. Workshop conducted for Department of Education’s "Multiple Pathways to Success", Eastern Washington University.
  • Pyatt, K. (2006, July). Best practices for communication in online math and science teaching for first-year online instructors. Workshop conducted at University of California College Prep (UCCP) Summer Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Pyatt, K., & Seiersen-Pyatt, M. (2004, February). Chemistry Software - Reaction MasterTM  and Formula MasterTM. Workshop conducted at National Science Teachers Association National Convention, Atlanta World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.
  • Pyatt, K., & Seiersen-Pyatt, M. (2003, July). Chemistry Software - Reaction MasterTM and Formula MasterTM. Workshop conducted at ChemEd Semi-Annual National Convention, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
  • Pyatt, K. (2003, July). Chemistry Software - Reaction MasterTM and Formula MasterTM. Workshop conducted at National Advanced Placement Teachers Conference: Pacific Advanced Placement Institute, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.
  • Pyatt, K. (2002, March). Chemistry Software - Reaction MasterTM and Formula MasterTM. Workshop conducted at Make and Take Chemistry Lab Seminar, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
  • Pyatt, K. (2002, Jun). Utilizing Fundamental Learning Principles to Design and Develop an Instructional Learning Tool for Chemistry Students. Master’s Thesis Presentation, Regis University, Denver, CO.
  • Pyatt, K. (1996, Jun). Effects of Current Velocity on Distribution of Macroinvertebrates in a Rocky Mountain Stream. Senior Thesis Poster Session, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.
  • Pyatt, K. (1995, Feb). The Effects of Food Availability on the Ranging Behaviors of White Faced Cappucin Monkey's in a Neotropical Rainforest Primatology Research Presentation, LaSuerte Biological Field House, LaSuerte, Costa Rica.

 

 

Invited Presentations/Panels

  • Pyatt, K., McKean, H., & Springberry, T. (2010, October). Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees. Presented overview of Recently funded Robert Noyce Grant.
  • Pyatt, K. (2009, May). Alternative Energy: The World, The Nation, And At Home. Presentation for Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant “No Child Left Inside Initiative”, Eastern Washington University.
  • Pyatt, K. (2006, February). Simulations and lab-science. Presentation given for California Accreditation Board, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Pyatt, K. (2005, November). Atomic Force Microscopy. Presentation given for National Science Foundation's NanoLeap Project, McCrel, Aurora, CO.

Popular Press

  • Pyatt, K. (2008). When Immigrants Design for Natives. INLAND, 27(2), 6-9.

Awards & Recognition

  • East Washington University, Professor of the Year Award, 2009
  • East Washington University, Faculty Merit Award-Teaching, 2009
  • East Washington University, Faculty Merit Award-Scholarship/Creative Activity, 2009
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2006-2007; 2008-2009. 11th Annual Edition. Vol. II. Educational Communications, Inc. p. 337
  • Master Cyber-Teacher University of California College Prep (UCCP), 2006
  • Ponderosa High School, Outstanding Teacher Award 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Awarded Grants & Contracts

  • Principal Investigator, M. Rule with Co-I: K.Pyatt.. Project Title: “National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Pulling Together: Managing Invasives”, Full Proposal. Scablands Weed Mapping, Education and Outreach Program. Funded: $139,700, 2012-2015
  • Principal Investigator, K. Adolphson with Co-Is: K. Pyatt; H. McKean; B. Alvin; P. O’Connell. NSF DUE-1035510, Project Title: “Eastern Washington University Robert Noyce Scholarship Program”. Funded: $1,2000,000, 2010-2015
  • Pyatt, K. Capella Alumni Grant. Capella University. Awarded $500 for conference travel and presentation at International Society for Technology in Education (SITE) conference, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Pyatt, K. Project Title: Online Course Development Competition, Eastern Washington University. Received funding to design, develop and deliver Instructional Media & Technology course. $3,000, 2009-2010
  • Pyatt, K. Eastern Washington University Mini Grant. Awarded $500 for travel expenses and development costs associated with the presentation of Problem-based learning workshop at ED-Media, HI, 2009.
  • Pyatt, K. Eastern Washington University Mini Grant. Awarded $1,500 for travel expenses and development costs associated with the presentation of Web 2.0 workshop at ED-Media, Vienna, Austria, 2008.

Community Involvement & Service

Manuscript Referee

  • Journal of Science Education and Technology
  • World Journal of Education
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)
  • Computers & Education (international)
  • Linguistics, Culture & Education (LCE)
  • Book Reviewer: “Transfer of Learning from Simulation-based Environments”; Computers & Education. (2010)
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Journals include: International
  • Journal of eLearning (IJEL); Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching (JCMST); Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR); Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH); Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)
  • International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: (IMETI)
  • Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

 

Committees

  • Faculty Senate (department senator 2010-present)
  • IRB Faculty Representative, 2010-2011
  • Eastern Washington University, Academic Computing Committee (ACC), 2008, Chair 2009-2010
  • Eastern Washington University, Graduate Affairs Council, 2009-2010
  • Eastern Washington University, Hiring-In Committee, 2007-present
  • Eastern Washington University, NCATE Review Team – Education Department, 2008
  • Eastern Washington University, Institutional Information Technology Strategic Planning Workgroup, 2007-2009
  • Ponderosa High School, Tech-Steering Committee (TSC), 2003-2007