- Ed.D. - Northern Illinois University
- M.S. - Northern Illinois University - Biology
- B.S. - Knox College - Biology and Chemistry
Areas of Expertise:
- Science Education
- Backwards Design and Essential Questions
- Assessment Data and Curriculum Feedback Loop
- Collaborative Leadership - Dispositions, Knowledges, and Skills
- Team-teaching and student cohorts
- ES 212: Initial Teaching Experience in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
- ES 312: General Teaching Methods
- ES 318: Teaching Assisting
- Graduate Courses:
- Creative and Critical Thinking
- Systems Thinking
- Designing a Learning Enviornment
Journals of Publication:
- Wisconsin School Musician
- Reading Improvement
- Kolis, M., (2014). Brainball (Science Edition): Teaching Inquiry Science like a Team Sport. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (contract in-hand)
- Krusack, E. and Kolis, M., (2013). The Purpose-Driven Classroom. Teachers of Vision, vol. 58, no. 4.
- Kolis, M., (2013). Rethinking Teaching: Classroom Teachers as Collaborative Leaders in Making Learning Relevant. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Kolis, M. and Krusack, E., (2012). Powerful Ideas in Teaching. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Kolis, M., Krusack, E., Stombaugh, A., Stow, R., Hanson Brenner, G., (2011). Designing learning lessons for the university classroom. Currents in Teaching and Learning vol. 4, no. 1.
- Kolis, M., (2011). Student Relevance Matters: “Why Do I Have to Know this Stuff?” Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.