Staff

Sarah Haavind

Senior Research Project Manager

Sarah HaavindSarah Haavind

Sarah Haavind is Senior Research Project Manager for the InquirySpace and InSPECT projects. Sarah served on the original Concord Consortium Board of Directors and then joined the Concord Consortium staff as Curriculum Designer for both the Virtual High School and INTEC projects. She also designed and facilitated online professional development for Seeing Math. She is co-author of the book Facilitating Online Learning (Atwood, 2000), based on the Concord Consortium’s early work with virtual teaching and learning.

Sarah has taught middle school through the graduate level, led teacher professional development, and designed curriculum in multiple STEM subjects. She has seen and participated in virtual schools and virtual professional development in ways that have helped define the field. Sarah has a Master’s and Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and taught science pedagogy courses for the TERC-Lesley University Online Master’s in Science Education program.

Her research passion is fostering collaborative dialogue and inquiry in online learning communities. Most recently, she designed and facilitated a statewide online professional network for teachers in Oregon. She also taught blended courses and advised graduate students in the doctoral program in Learning Technologies at Pepperdine University.

Email
shaavind@concord.org
Location
Concord, MA

Q&A with Sarah

Favorite thing about working at the Concord Consortium?
Shared passionate belief in the promise of educational technology
Favorite book?
Love Medicine
Favorite song or piece of music?
Anything Handel or Haydn, Enya, Tash Sultana