Amy Sokoll Bauer
Amy Sokoll Bauer

asokollbauer2@huskers.unl.edu Ph.D. Program Teaching, Curriculum and Learning

Brief Biography

Amy Sokoll Bauer is a doctoral student in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Secondary Education with endorsements in middle grades (4-9), math, and science, a master's degree from Doane College in Curriculum and Instruction, and a valid teaching license for the state of Nebraska. Amy spent five years teaching middle school math and science in Nebraska public schools before pursuing her doctoral degree through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During her teaching career, she was involved with uBEATS, a collaboration between the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and ITEST SPARCS with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Amy is the instructor on record for TEAC 308 Elementary Mathematics Methods course. She is a previous instructor on record for 259A Instructional Technology and the 297B elementary education practicum. Amy is also the 2021-2022 president of the Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education Graduate Student Association.


Research Interests

Robotics, integrated technology, integrated STEM, elementary education


Publications & Conference Presentations

Publications

Menon, D.,  Sokoll Bauer, A., Thomas, A., Johnson, K., Hassleler, E.V., Martinez, R., & Trainin, G. (Proposal accepted. Full chapter to be submitted January 2022). Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Centering Science in the STEM Era. In S.M. Al-Balushi, L. Martin-Hansen, and Y. Song (Eds). Reforming Science Teacher Education in the STEM Era: International Practice. Palgrave-Macmillan.


Thomas, A. & Sokoll Bauer, A. (2020). Robotics and Coding within Integrated STEM Coursework for Elementary Pre-service Teachers. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1905-1912). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Thomas, A., & Sokoll Bauer, A. (2020). Robotics and Coding within Integrated STEM Coursework for Elementary Pre-service Teachers. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1878-1885). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Falls, Z., Sokoll Bauer, A., & Thomas, A. (2020). Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders: Enacting STEM Education in Rural Schools and Maintaining Momentum. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 887-894). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Sokoll Bauer, A., Mittelstet, T.J., Thomas, A., & Buchheister, K. (2019). Kids Code: Preparing elementary teachers to incorporate coding in math and science. The Elementary STEM Journal, 24(2).

Invited and International Conferences


Johnson, K., Largo, N., Thomas, A., & Sokoll Bauer, A. (Under Review). Rural Elementary Teachers’ STEM Teaching During COVID-19. Submitted to Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference for April 2022.

Sokoll Bauer, A., Thomas, A., Johnson, K., & Largo, N. (Accepted). Integrated STEM Maker Spaces in Rural Elementary. To be presented at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Conference March 2022.

Hasseler, E., Sokoll Bauer, A., Thomas, A., Mittelstet, T., Flores, M., Hart, M., Peterson, D. (2021). Designing an Integrated STEM Semester for Pre-service Elementary Teachers. Poster presented July 2021 at the Virtual International STEM in Education Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Sokoll Bauer, A., & Thomas, A. (2021). STEM Projects- How and When to Integrate. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association virtual conference on March 22nd, 2021.

Thomas, A., & Sokoll Bauer, A. (2020). Invited Presentation. Engaging Elementary Students in STEM Learning. Presented at International Society for Technology in Education Summer Learning Academy 2020.


National and Regional Conferences


Flores, M., Sokoll Bauer, A., Thomas, A., Mittlestet, T. (2021). Situating Elementary Math methods within a Collaborative STEM Block. Presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Virtual Conference.

Thomas, A., Buchheister, K., & Sokoll Bauer, A. (2020). Robotics to Emphasize the M in STEM. Presented February 2020 at Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Thomas, A., Sokoll Bauer, A., Bauer, J., Blankenship, L.A., Hilgenkamp, J. (2019). Elementary STEM Learning with Robotics Tools. Presented at 2019 Midwest Annual Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Goehring, C., Sokoll Bauer, A., Genoways, S. (2018). Implementing Problem-Based Learning and Computer Science Principles into Content Areas. Presented at the Metro Omaha CSTA Professional Development Workshop, Omaha, NE.