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

    Associate Professor, Education
    Program Coordinator for Boettcher Teachers Program and
    Instructional Technology specialization

    Teacher Education
    Boettcher Teachers Program
    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