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Marlene Hilkowitz - Drexel University Assistant Clinical Professor for MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Clinical Instructor

Marlene Hilkowitz


MEd and BA, Temple University

Program Affiliation

  • NSTA SciPack Curriculum Development Team/Scope Document Author (2006)
  • Resources for Environmental Literacy, Environmental Literacy Council and NSTA, Chapter Author (2006)


  • Using a Tuning Protocol to Analyze Lesson Plans in the Apprentice Teaching Seminar, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Boston, April 2014
  • Using a Tuning Protocol to Analyze Lesson Plans in the Apprentice Teaching Seminar, UTeach National Conference-University of Texas (Austin), May 2013
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Project 2061 – National Science Digital Library Atlas Workshops (2012- present): Temple University (Philadelphia), NSTA (Indianapolis), UTeach National Conference -University of Texas (Austin)
  • Massachusetts Higher Education STEM Faculty: Partnering in the Transformation of STEM Education in the Commonwealth, Increasing the number of PreK-16 STEM classes led by effective educators, Session Moderator, Sturbridge, Mass., June 2011
  • Project 2061, Atlas Workshops (2000-present): Panama City, Panama; Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Athens, Georgia, Providence, Rhode Island; Boston, Mass.; Ottumwa, Iowa; Corpus Christi, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Chicago, Il
  • Analyzing Science Assessments Effectively, DODEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) Science Conference, Washington, D.C., May 2005
  • Science teacher education and professional development
  • Aligning informal science education to K-12 curricular needs
  • Using tuning protocols in developing student teacher instructional effectiveness
  • Evaluating instructional resources for science education
  • Increasing pre-service Praxis scores through a self-assessment protocol
  • Drexel University (2014-present)
    Assistant Clinical Professor, DragonsTeach program
  • Temple University (2010-14)
    Assistant Clinical Professor, TUteach Program, Adjunct
  • University of Pennsylvania (2012)
    Graduate School of Education Practitioner Consultant, Penn Mentor in the Graduate School of Education
  • Philadelphia School District (2002-06)
    Intervention Administrator
  • Penn Delco School District (1999-2002)
    K-12 Science Supervisor
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore School District (1998-99)
    K-12 Science Supervisor
  • Project 2061 Center/Philadelphia School District (1993-98)
    Center Director
  • George Washington Carver High School of Engineering & Science, Philadelphia School District
    Teacher, Biology, Recombinant DNA Science (1986-92)
  • Franklin Learning Center, Philadelphia School District (1981-86)
  • Simon Gratz High School, Philadelphia School District (1976-81)
  • William Tennent High School, Centennial School District (1972-76)
  • America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Project 206 (1989-present)
    Center Director, Participant, Consultant/Workshop Leader


  • Towards High School Biology: Understanding Growth in Living Things, External Review Team, Curriculum Project, BSCS and AAAS, 2013
  • The Measure of Effective Teaching Extension Project (MET Extension)


  • Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership, Mentoring Committee (2014-15)
  • Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership, Planning Committee, STEM Master Teacher Meetup, LaSalle University (2013)
  • Quality Science Teaching Advisory Committee, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (2010-14)
  • Learning Progressions Framework Development Committee Science Researchers and Content Experts (National Center for Assessment/Pennsylvania PASA) (2010-11)
  • Pennsylvania State Science Assessment Item Review Team (2006)
Marlene Hilkowitz is a Clinical Instructor in the DragonsTeach program. Her research interests include science teacher education & professional development, student teacher instructional effectiveness development, and instructional resources for science education. Hilkowitz has also done a number of presentations; her most recent presentation was on using a tuning protocol to analyze lesson plans in the Apprentice Teaching Seminar at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Boston. Her office is located in Pearlstein 205. She can be reached at 215-571-4235 and at