**EDUCATION**

2021 (expected)

Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Educational Technology

Michigan State University

2007

M.A., Learning Sciences

Northwestern University

2005

B.A., Mathematics

Western Michigan University

**PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE**

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.

**GRANTS**

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, George Reese, and T. Andrew Binkowski

**RESEARCH EXPERIENCE**

CT4EDU: Computational Thinking for Educators, 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

**TEACHING EXPERIENCE**

Professional Development facilitator, Michigan State University, 2018-present

CT4EDU project: Integrating computational thinking into elementary mathematics and science

Developed and led learning and design activities for in-service elementary school teachers

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Western Michigan University, 2004

Math 116: Excursions in Mathematics (finance, voting theory, statistics, graph theory)

Independently taught two recitations; assisted in large lectures; graded tests and homework

**PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS**

**PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES**

**Rich, K. M.**, Yadav, A., & Zhu, M. (in press). Levels of abstraction in students’ mathematics strategies: What can applying computer science ideas about abstraction bring to elementary mathematics? *Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching.*

**Rich, K. M.,** Yadav, A., & Schwarz, C. V. (2019). Computational thinking, mathematics, and science: Elementary teachers’ perspectives on integration. *Journal of Technology and Teacher Education,* 27(2), 165-205.

**Rich, K. M., **Spaepen, E., Strickland, C., & Moran, C. (2019). Synergies and differences in mathematical and computational thinking: Implications for integrated instruction. Available online in *Interactive Learning Environments*.

**PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPERS**

**Rich, K. M., **& Bates, M. S. (2019, April). Exploring how time tracking affects student fact performance. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (slides)

**Rich, K. M., **& Yadav, A. (2019, March). Infusing computational thinking instruction into elementary mathematics and science: Patterns of teacher implementation. In In K. Graziano (Ed.). *Proceedings of* *Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 *(pp. 330-334). (slides)

Yadav, A., Larimore, R., **Rich, K. M., **& Schwarz, C. (2019, March). Integrating computational thinking in elementary classrooms: Introducing a toolkit to support teachers. In K. Graziano (Ed.). *Proceedings of* *Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 *(pp. 347-350).

**Rich, K.,** Strickland, C., Binkowski, A. & Franklin, D. (2019, February). A K-8 debugging learning trajectory derived from research literature. In *Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education *(pp. 745-751). ACM.

Moudgalya, S. K., **Rich, K. M.,** Yadav, A., & Koehler, M. J. (2019, February). Computer Science Educators Stack Exchange: Perceptions of equity and gender diversity in computer science. In *Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education *(pp. 1197-1203). ACM.

**Rich, K. M., **Binkowski, T. A., Strickland, C., & Franklin, D. (2018, August). Decomposition: A K-8 computational thinking learning trajectory. In *Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research* (pp. 124-132). ACM.

**Rich, K. M.** (2018, August). Using computational thinking to transform elementary mathematics instruction. In *Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research* (pp. 286-287). ACM.

**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. (slides)

**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.

**CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS**

Strickland, C., **Rich, K.,** Liao, Y.-C. J., Eatinger, D., Franklin, D., & Isaacs, A. (2019, April). Intentionality in elementary programming: From debugging to planning. Poster presented at the inaugural Symposium on Computer Science and Learning Sciences in Evanston, IL.

**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.

**PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS**

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)

**SERVICE**

Member, Social Media Council, MSU Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program, 2018-present

Reviewer, *Computer Science Education,* *ACM Transactions on Computing Education, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education*,* Interactive Learning Environments,* 2018-present

Active member and volunteer, Michigan State University Graduate Employees Union, 2017-present

Reviewer, *Teaching Children Mathematics,* 2017-2018