Heather Kellert comes to Explorer At Large through our Instructional Unit Design Partner, the PAST Foundation. At PAST and at XAL, Heather's versatile background in education helps her contribute a variety of skills and assets. Through her research and work at The Ohio State University, Heather holds a strong appreciation for teaching philosophies such as Complex and Cognitively Guided Instruction and Trans-disciplinary Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
Heather’s previous experience teaching in a diverse, urban environment has provided her with a strong interest in social justice and accessible education for all, which she incorporates into her current work as a STEM Innovator. Her participation in co-authoring a digital geometry textbook has propelled her passions toward the use of virtual technology and serious educational gaming as a medium for teaching and learning.
Heather received her Bachelor’s in Mathematics and her Master’s in Education from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Ohio State.