Teacher professional development with the Next Generation Science Standards
The role of informal science education on students’ attitudes, learning, and thinking
Pre-service teachers’ science content knowledge and pedagogical preferences
Dr. Thornburgh's work can be found in several journals including:
Thornburgh, W. and Brown, S. (2023). Measuring Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Changes in Pedagogical Orientation Towards Science Teaching. The Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning
Nelson, G. & Thornburgh, W. (2022). It’s a Puzzle: Engaging Students in Plate Tectonics. The Hoosier Science Teacher, 45(1).
Thornburgh, W., McFadden, J. & Robinson, B. (2021). 5E and the PEs. Science and Children, 59(1).
Thornburgh, W., McFadden, J. & Robinson, B. (2020). The 6th E: Incorporating engineering into a 5E learning cycle on matter. Science and Children, 57(6).
Tinnell, T., Tretter, T., Thornburgh, W. & Ralston, P. (2019). Successful interdisciplinary collaboration: Supporting science teachers with a systematic, ongoing, intentional collaboration between university engineering and science teacher education faculty. Journal of Science Teacher Education. DOI: 10.1080/1046560X.2019.1593086
Thornburgh, W. & Tretter, T. (2017). Modeling the eclipse. The Science Teacher, 84(3).
Thornburgh, W. and Tretter, T. (2016). Explaining Patterns in Our Solar System and The Role of Gravity in Space Science. Science Scope, 41(4).
Tretter, T., Thornburgh, W. & Duckwall, M. (2016). Seeing The Solar System Through Two Perspectives. Science and Children, 53(5).
Thornburgh, W., Tretter, T. & Duckwall, M. (2015). Seeing The Solar System Through Two Perspectives. Science and Children, 53(4).
Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE)
Mid-Atlantic Association of Science Teacher Educators (MA-ASTE)
National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA)
Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA)
School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA)
Invited panelist at the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education international conference
EKU Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership mini-grant awardee
Selected for the NSELA Leadership Spotlight
Invited speaker at the Universitas Negeri Semarang
Invited speaker at the Indonesia University of Education
Invited speaker at the Universitas Pendidkian Indonesia