Mariam Manuel
Mariam Manuel
The Robert R. Shaw Center in Katy ISD
Katy, TX
Mariam Manuel is a graduate from the University of Houston, teachHOUSTON program, and the UTeach Engineering STEM Master’s program at the University of Texas in Austin. Mariam Manuel is currently serving as the Instructional Specialist for the Robert Shaw Center for STEAM in the Katy Independent School District (KISD). Through this role Mariam is responsible for implementing STEAM curriculum, instruction and projects appropriate for K-12 students. Mariam also provides direct support to all classroom teachers with STEAM-centric projects that support KISD curriculum and cornerstones. Prior to that Mariam Manuel served as the Science Instructional Coach for two high schools in KISD, a role through which she collaborated with teachers to support the delivery of secondary science instruction. Additionally, Mariam has taught both on-level and Pre-AP Physics and helped write the district physics curriculum consisting of rigorous labs, activities, and projects. Mariam has also served as the curriculum coordinator and instructor for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp where she helped develop and teach age-appropriate STEM curriculum. In addition to working for KISD, Mariam is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston where she teaches PHYS 4397 (Physics for Pre-Service Teachers), a course that connects middle school physics topics with content knowledge and instructional strategies that are designed to enhance student learning. Mariam is also the one of the writers and instructors for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), through the University of Houston, designed to help students prepare for the AP Physics I exam. The MOOC has served nearly 5000 students in more than 110 different countries. Mariam serves on the UTeach STEM Educators Associate Executive Board as an alumni representative for the UTeach network. Mariam Manuel is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Global STEM education through Texas Tech University.
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