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 at 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 at 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
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). [Editorially reviewed column]

Invited Presentations
Thomas, A., Sokoll Bauer, A. (2020) Engaging Elementary Students in STEM Learning. Presented at ISTE Summer Learning Academy 2020.
Presentations
Hasseler, E., Sokoll Bauer, A., Thomas, A., Mittelstet, T., Flores, M., Hart, M., Peterson, D. Designing an Integrated STEM Semester for Pre-service Elementary Teachers. Poster presented July 2021 at the Virtual International STEM in Education Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
*The conference was suspended due to COVID-19 until July of 2021 resulting in a shift of presenters. Below is the original presentation citation*
Thomas, A., Flores, M., Hart, M., Hasseler, E., Mittelstet, T., Peterson, D., Sokoll Bauer, A. Designing an Integrated STEM Semester for Pre-service Elementary Teachers. Poster to be presented July 2020 at the International STEM in Education Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

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

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.

Sokoll Bauer, A., & Thomas, A. (2020). How do Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions Change when Robotics/Coding is Embedded into an Integrated STEM Semester? Society for Education Technology and Teacher Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Falls, Z., Sokoll Bauer, A., Thomas, A. (2020). Rural Teachers: Action Research and Perceptions of Working Groups for Collaboration. Society for Education Technology and Teacher Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas, A., Buchheister, K., & Sokoll Bauer, A. (2020). Using Robotics to Emphasize the M in STEM. 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. Midwest Annual Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference, St. Louis, MO.

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