Angela has over fifteen years of experience teaching and working in urban schools, with a focus on developing inclusive, science learning environments for all students. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2017, including certificates in Science Education and Urban Education. Currently, Angela develops and facilitates sustained, professional learning programs to support science teachers in equitable implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. These programs support teachers in using Project-Based Learning to support students in phenomena driven science, and to position students as generators of science knowledge.
Angela works with teachers across the United States to promote equity in science, and believes strongly in the importance of sustained partnerships to support K-12 science reform. Angela’s research interests include science teacher learning, equity in science, and Indigenous science knowledge. Originally from Winnipeg Manitoba, Angela is of mixed Indigenous/European ancestry, and culturally connected at Miskwabekong (Red Cliff) in Northern Wisconsin.
Angela Kolonich, Gail Richmond & Joseph Krajcik (2018) Reframing Inclusive Science Instruction to Support Teachers in Promoting Equitable Three-Dimensional Science Classrooms, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 29:8, 693-711, DOI: 10.1080/1046560X.2018.1500418