Maria Nichols

Director, School Innovation, San Diego Unified School District
Full STEAM Ahead: Bringing Arts Into the Fold
Friday, May 26, 2017 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am

As Director of School Innovations for the San Diego Unified School District, Nichols works with district and school site leadership to re-envision schools as places where students work collaboratively to construct understanding of their world and their place in it. Her current focus is the development of STEAM teaching and learning, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curricular design.

Nichols is the author of several texts and articles, including Comprehension Through Conversation (Heinemann 2006), Talking About Texts (Shell 2008), Expanding Comprehension (Scholastic 2009), and most recently “Real Talk, Real Teaching”, published in Ed Leadership (2014).