Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Michigan State University
M.A., Learning Sciences
Western Michigan University
June 2011 – present
Curriculum Developer, Everyday Mathematics
UChicago STEM Education, University of Chicago
October 2009 – June 2011
Editor, Everyday Mathematics
Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, University of Chicago
October 2007 – October 2009
Editor, University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
University of Chicago
June 2005 – August 2006
Production and Content Editor
McGraw-Hill Education, Chicago, IL
AWARDS AND HONORS
Dean’s Scholar Award, Michigan State University College of Education (2017). This fellowship provides additional funding to supplement a half-time assistantship and is guaranteed for five years.
John Henry Award, International Computing Education Conference (2017). This best-paper award is given to researchers who demonstrate a willingness to take risks in pursuit of new knowledge.
Medallion Scholar, Western Michigan University (2001). This merit-based scholarship is awarded to incoming students who demonstrate excellent academic records and outstanding performance in essay-writing, problem-solving activities, and professional interviews.
Learning Trajectories for Everyday Computing, National Science Foundation award to University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016-2017
Role: Project Director and Co-PI with Andy Isaacs, Maya Israel, Cinda Heeran, and T. Andrew Binkowski
CT4EDU: Computational Thinking for Education, National Science Foundation award to Michigan State University, 2017-present
Role: Graduate Research Assistant
Learning Trajectories for Everyday Computing, Part 2, National Science Foundation award to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Chicago, 2017-present
Role: Senior Personnel
Expanding the Reach of AP CSP Curricula, National Science Foundation award to University of Chicago, 2015-2016
Role: Senior Personnel
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Rich, K. M., Strickland, C., Binkowski, T. A., Moran, C., & Franklin, D. (2018). K-8 learning trajectories derived from research literature: Sequence, repetition, conditionals. ACM Inroads, 9(1), 46-55.
PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPERS
Rich, K. M., Binkowski, T. A., Strickland, C., & Franklin, D. (accepted). Decomposition: A K-8 computational thinking learning trajectory. To appear in Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research.
Rich, K. M. (accepted). Using computational thinking to transform elementary mathematics instruction. To appear in Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research.
Rich, K. M., & Bates, M. S. (2018, April). An exploration of fact fluency development in 150,000 elementary students. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference, Washington, DC.
Rich, K. M., Strickland, C., Binkowski, T. A., Moran, C., & Franklin, D. (2017, August). K-8 learning trajectories derived from research literature: Sequence, repetition, conditionals. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 182-190). ACM.
Rich, K. M., Strickland, C., & Franklin, D. (2017, March). A literature review through the lens of computer science learning goals theorized and explored in research. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 495-500). ACM.
Rich, K. M. (2018, June). Learning trajectories for everyday computing. In J. Confrey (Chair), The Ongoing Process of Validating and/or Adapting Learning Trajectories Over Time. Symposium conducted at the National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 and STEM+Computing Principal Investigator meeting, Washington, DC.
Rich, K. M., & Yadav, A. (2018, March). Unplugged approaches to CT: Embedding computational ideas into teacher education. In J. Voogt (Chair), Learning and Teaching Computational Thinking – Challenges for Teacher Education. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE), Washington, DC.
Rich, K. M., Pokimica, J., Wherfel, Q., Strickland, C., & Moran, C. (2017, April). Building mathematics + computational thinking trajectories from literature. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Binkowski, T. A., & Rich, K. M. (2016, October). Using computation to define computational thinking. Presentation at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Peoria, IL.
Strickland, C., Rich, K. M., & Donaldson, C. (2016, April). Touching screens or touching objects: Which is better and when? Workshop at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Rich, K. M. (2015, October). Engagement: What’s the problem? Presentation at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Tinley Park, IL.
Rich, K. M. (2015, May). Tasks, technology, and feedback: What engages the learner? Presentation at the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education Annual Conference; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Flanders, J., & Rich, K. M. (2014, October). The CEMSE number stories project. Presentation at CabriWorld IV and IberoAmerican Cabri Conference; Medellin, Colombia.
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Reviewer, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2018-present
Reviewer, Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017-present