Maya Israel

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 5.41.08 PMMaya Israel, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Illinois. She coordinates the CTRL-Shift research efforts related to K-12 computational thinking. Her primary areas of specialization include supporting students’ meaningful access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), with an emphasis on computational thinking. She researches instructional strategies and technologies that promote student engagement,  learning, collaborative problem solving, and persistence during computing.  She is also involved in several research and development projects that investigate students’ digital and print literacies as well as teachers’ use of instructional strategies and technologies to enhance STEM learning.

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