Sarah R. Miller

"By learning you will teach;  by teaching you will learn." ~ Latin Proverb 

Certifications

Professional School District Leader CertificationJanuary 2014

Professional Certification in Earth Science 7 –12, February 2008

Google Apps for Education Qualified, 2011

Contact

Sarah AT millerscience.com

About

Sarah is the Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology for Sidney Central School District and a doctoral student at Binghamton University. 

Sarah's qualifications in instructional technology include:

  • Over ten years of experience in K-12 education
  • Demonstrated leadership applying emerging technologies to advance instruction
  • Knowledge of effective/research-based instructional strategies and how to leverage technology to enhance these strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in improving student outcomes
  • Ability to develop performance-assessment tasks and rubrics aligned to standards
  • Ability to lead a group of educators in planning and selecting appropriate software for teachers and students.
  • Strong comfort level with communication technology skills, current computer software, Internet research, Web 2.0 tools, etc.

Ms. Miller taught high school science for four years at Norwich High School and another four years at Deposit High School. She taught Earth Science, Natural Disasters, Environmental Science and Modern Technology. She was also a Science Olympiad and Environthon coach.  

Before becoming a high school science teacher, she spent two wonderful years working as a Teacher's Aide in the Special Education Dept. at Hamilton Central School. 

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science from Empire State College in Earth Systems Science and her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Colgate University. She is currently working on her C.A.S. in Educational Leadership at Cortland University. 

She has always been an early adapter of educational technology from a computer hooked up to a projector to Promethean and SMART boards, to document cameras and most recently iPod Touches. Sarah served on her school’s technology committee, and was lead teacher for her school on the Ensuring Education through Technology grant. In this position she coordinated between BOCES, ninth grade team, and technology department. She has presented the grant work to our Board of Education and at the Science Teachers Association of New York State conference.

 In addition to presenting, Ms. Miller has had the opportunity to lead staff trainings on a variety of technologies including iPads, Blackboard, eSchool and many Google products. This year she worked with staff one-on-one to better understand and utilize technology in their classroom.     

She believes very strongly in staying active in the science teaching community and belongs to STANYS, NSTA, NESTA, and ISTE

Presentations 

Miller, S. (2014). "Using Virtual Fieldwork Experiences to Integrate NGSS and CCSS." GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC  

Miller, S. (2011). “iPods in the Classroom.” Science Teachers’ Association of New York State Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY

Duggan-Haas, D., Kissel, R., Granshaw, F., & Miller, S. (2011). “Virtual Field Experiences in Geoscience Education.” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Duggan-Haas, D., Miler, S., & Henderson, J. (2010). “What If We Only Taught Five Things? Big Ideas in Earth Science.”  Science Teachers’ Association of New York State Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY

Duggan-Haas, D., Ross, R., & Miller, S. (2010). “Creating Virtual Fieldwork Experiences for Earth Science: Why does this place look the way it does?” National Science Teachers’ Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

Duggan-Haas, D.,  Miler, S.,  & Henderson, J. (2009). “What If We Only Taught Five Things? Big Ideas in Earth Science.” Science Teachers’ Association of New York State Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY

Miller, S., Spanneut, J., Dettbarn, M., & Henderson, J. (2007). “Virtual Fieldwork Experiences.”  Science Teachers’ Association of New York State Annual Meeting, Ellenville, NY

Miller, S., Spanneut, J. and Dettbarn, M. (2007) “Virtual Fieldwork Experiences” Workshop presented at Colgate University in Conjunction with Teacher’s Center, Hamilton, NY.

Ross, R., Duggan-Haas, D., Miller, S., And Humbert, S. (2006) “Facilitating Acquisition of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Early Career Earth Science Teachers: The Real Earth System Inquiry Project”  Abstract presented at Geological Society of America annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Duggan-Haas, D., Miller, S., Miller, P. (2006). Uncovering Science Big Ideas. Workshop presented at National Science Teachers Association Conference, Anaheim, CA

Ross, R., Duggan-Haas, D., Miller, S. & Weisberger, B. (2006) “Real Earth System Inquiry: Can Teacher-created Virtual Fieldtrips Promote Inquiry?” Paper presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Duggan-Haas, D. & Miller, S. (2005) “Big Ideas in Earth Science as a Curriculum Framework.” Paper presented at the Coalition for Earth Science Education (CESE) Meeting, NASA Goddard Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

Duggan-Haas, D. & Miller, S. (2005) “Defining Big Ideas in Earth Science.” Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Duggan-Haas, D. and Miller, S. (2004). “Big Ideas in Earth Science.” Workshop presented at Science Teachers Association of New York State, Ellenville, NY

Duggan-Haas, D. Nicholas, J. & Miller, S. (2004) “Managing Effective Student Teacher/Mentor Teacher Relationships.”  Workshop presented at Science Teachers Association of New York State, Ellenville, NY