Paul Zachos

Paul Zachzachosos (Ph. D.), Director, Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science and Education – Paul Zachos has worked in the field of education for over 35 years. This includes fourteen as an elementary, junior high, and high school teacher, and twelve as a researcher and planner for the New York State Education Department.  As an independent researcher and educational product developer in the last nine years, he has provided services and courses to schools, school districts, professional organizations, and educators in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and the teaching of scientific research methods.  His specialties and interests lie in developing scientific creativity and demonstrating alternatives to destructive testing practices.  Since 1991 he has been the Director of ACASE (Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science and Education).   His research on educational assessment and scientific inquiry and discovery has been published in Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science and Education, The Waldorf Institute Research Bulletin and the Science Teacher.  He has presented at state, national, and international forums including International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Conference, International Pendulum Project Conference, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, American Education Research Association, National Science Teachers Association, Science Teachers Association of New York State, American Association of Physics Teachers, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the New York Center for Astrobiology and numerous regional and local conferences.  He holds an M.S. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the University at Albany.  For more information see the ACASE website www.acase.org