Tammie Schrader Got Into Games Before Playing Them | Episode 232

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Tammie Schrader is a science and computer science coordinator at Northeast Washington Education Service 101 for the State of Washington.  She serves 59 public schools in their science and computer science implementation. 

Recently, Tammie has worked with the Department of Education and been a guest at their Education Games Expo in Washington D.C.  She also spoke at the White House Game Jam in 2014, that was sponsored by The Department of Education and the White House.  She has since spoken 6 other times at the White House on Computer Science, Games, Assessment and Technology.  

She has been a moderator and guest speaker at the SciC is Cool conferences and does professional development for Washington Education Association around UDL and Science, STEM, as well as Game-Based Learning in education.

Before accepting a job serving the northeast region, Tammie was a science teacher at Cheney Middle School, in Cheney, Washington for 15 years.  She taught Life Science as well as Computer Programming, Gaming Programming, Robotics as well as coaching the Science Olympiad Team, Robotics Club, SeaPerch Team as well as Future Business Leaders of America at her middle school.  Tammie has her B.A. in Education as well as a B.S. in Biology.  She earned her M.A. in Education and Teaching At-Risk Students.  

She currently is an adjunct science methods instructor at Whitworth University and St. Martin’s University.  In 2013, Tammie was selected as a Hope Street Fellow, working on Education Policy around coding in the classroom.  She was also awarded a National Science Foundation grant working with Filament Games on Educational Video Games in the classroom.  Tammie is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate and is writing her dissertation on Leadership, Policy and Game-Based Learning in the Classroom, which is scheduled to be finished in December of 2022.  She served on the Professional Education Standards Board for five years.  Tammie was awarded over 50 grants for her classroom to integrate technology and the latest practices.  Tammie was selected as a 2008-2009 Teacher Fellow for the Department of Education.  She was also Pacific Northwest Earth Science Teacher of the Year, as well as being selected to work on Washington State STEM programs.   Tammie worked for ACTS (Academy Creating Teacher Scientists) at Battelle Northwest National Laboratory for several years during the summer.  She is National Board Certified in Early Adolescent Science.  Tammie spent the first 7 years of her career life in Southern California working on the Space Shuttle Program for Rocketdyne International.


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