Ted Britton

Managing Associate Director, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Ted Britton
Ted Britton is a Managing Associate Director of the WestEd's Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) program, where he has worked since 1997. Britton leads major research and evaluation projects such as:
  • International studies of ways to support beginning mathematics and science teachers
  • Review of knowledge about professional learning communities for STEM teachers
  • Randomized controlled study of an artificial intelligence tutor for high school chemistry, Analysis of curriculum materials in technology education
  • Evaluations of STEM education efforts funded by NASA
Earlier work with Senta Raizen at the National Center for Improving Science Education (NCIES) includes designing international procedures for analyzing curriculum materials during the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), comparing high-stakes mathematics and science examinations across countries, and studying U.S. innovations in mathematics and science education. As Project Manager for Mary Budd Rowe of the University of Florida during the 1980s, Britton developed the first CD-ROM in science education and produced videotapes for the professional development of science teachers. During the late 1970s, he taught all the science courses for grades 10–12 at a rural junior-senior high school in Florida. Britton has authored or edited over 20 books, reports, and curriculum products and has written more than 40 articles and papers. He received a BS in chemistry and education, an MS in analytical chemistry, and an EdD in science education from the University of Florida.