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April Luehmann

April Luehmann

Associate Professor
Teaching & Curriculum

LeChase Hall 472
Office Phone: (585) 275-3010
Fax: 486-1159
aluehmann@warner.rochester.edu

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Education:

PhD, University of Michigan (science education; industrial and operations engineering)
MS, University of Michigan (science education; industrial and operations engineering)
BA, Concordia University (secondary education; mathematics)

April Luehmann joined the Warner School community in 2002 as a science educator, teaching in the science teacher preparation and doctoral programs. She completed graduate degrees in science education and industrial and operations engineering, and previously taught mathematics and science to secondary school students in Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. She also instructed science and math teachers in the Chicago Public Schools in a special professional development initiative at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and served on the Board of Trustees for Girls, Inc., a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Luehmann focuses her research on the design and use of new media literacies, out-of-school learning contexts and experiences, and innovative teacher development programs to explicitly address issues of equity and social justice through the transformation of participation structures for and between secondary science teachers and all science students, especially those in traditionally disadvantaged schools.

Since coming to Rochester in 2002, she has also designed and worked with graduate students to teach science summer camps and school-year programs to develop or capitalize on girls’ interest in science.

Luehmann’s scholarly work and teaching have received recognition. Most recently, she was presented with the University of Rochester’s 2008 G. Graydon ‘58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Nontenured Member of the Faculty.



Selected Publications

Luehmann, A.L. (in press). The Get Real! Science Program: A scaffolded model to prepare reform-minded teachers in Teacher Education: Policy, Practice and Research, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY

Luehmann, A.L. (in press). Urban students’ perspectives of a science enrichment programme: Out-of school inquiry as access. The International Journal of Science Education.

Luehmann, A.L. (2008). Accessing resources for identity development by urban students and teachers: Foregrounding context. Submitted by invitation to Cultural Studies in Science Education, 1871-1502.

Luehmann, A.L. (2008). Blogging as support for teacher learning and development: A case-study. The Journal of the Learning Sciences 17(3) 287.

Luehmann, A.L. (2008). Blogging as support for teachers’ professional identity development: Insights gained from the blog of an urban reform-minded science teacher. The New Educator 4(3) 175-198.

Luehmann, A.L. & Tinelli, L. (2008). Challenges of and resources for reform-based science teacher learning and identity development: A case study of a preservice science teacher. Conference Proceedings. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands, June 2008.

MacBride, R. & Luehmann, A.L. (2008). Capitalizing on emerging technologies. A comparative case study of two secondary classroom teachers’ use of blogs. School Science and Mathematics 108(5), 173-183.

Luehmann, A.L. (2007). Professional identity development as a lens to science teacher
preparation. Science Education 91(5), 822-839.


Luehmann, A.L. & Markowitz, D. (2007). Science teachers’ perceived benefits of an out-of-school enrichment programme: Identity needs and university affordances. International Journal of Science Education 29(9) 1133-1161.

Luehmann, A.L. (2007). Blogging as Support for an Urban Science Teacher’s Professional Identity Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans.

Luehmann, A.L. (2007). Professional Identity Development Applied to Science Teacher Preparation: A Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Luehmann, A.L. (2007). Urban Students and School Science: Out-of-school Inquiry as Access. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans.

Luehmann, A.L. & MacBride, R. (2007). Classroom Blogging in the Service of Student-Centered Learning: A Comparative Case Study of Two High School Teachers’ Use of Blogs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Barab, S.L. & Luehmann, A.L. (2003). Building sustainable science curriculum: Acknowledging and accommodating local adaptation. Science Education 87(4), 454-467.

Squire, K., MaKinster, J., Barnett, M. Luehmann, A.L., & Barab, S. (2003). A designed curriculum and local culture: Acknowledging the primacy of classroom culture. Science Education 87(4), 468-489.



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Courses

EDF410S Field Experiences in Middle Childhood (Science)
EDF411S Field Experiences in Inclusive Middle Childhood Settings (Science)
EDF416S Field Experiences in Secondary Schools (Science)
EDF417S Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (Science)
EDF418S Student Teaching in Secondary Schools A (Science)
EDF419S Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (Science)
EDF420S Student Teaching in Secondary Schools B (Science)
EDF421S Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings B (Science)
EDE433 Teaching and Learning Science Outside of School
EDU434 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
EDU448 Implementing Innovation in Science Education
ED474A Implementing Reform-based Science Education - A
ED474B Implementing Reform-based Science Education - B
ED474C Implementing Reform-based Science Education - C
EDU486 Integrating Science and Technology
EDU487 Integrating Science and Literacy
EDU525 Theory and Research in Teaching and Learning
ED551A Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1A
ED551B Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1B
ED551C Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1C
ED552A Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2A
ED552B Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2B
ED552C Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2C
ED553 Teaching & Curriculum Dissertation Proposal Seminar
ED554 Action Research Dissertation Seminar I
ED555 Action Research Dissertation Seminar II