Dr. Yen Verhoeven
Dr. Yen Verhoeven is a learning theorist and award-winning speaker with over twenty-one years of experience teaching science and education to thousands of people from all ages. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, and is a certified online instructional designer and program evaluator. Dr. Yen is also the interim co-chair for the Iowa Governor’s Creativity and Innovation Task Force and serves on the North Central Region Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Board.
Prior to becoming the founder and CEO of Qi Learning Research Group, Dr. Yen was a college biotechnology department chair and pharmacy technology co-chair, a high school science teacher, and a lab manager.
In 2018, Qi Learning Research Group received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – MiSK Foundation Grand Challenges Grant to develop an elementary STEM professional development platform for teachers. The grant resulted in the development of a free resource library for elementary teachers, STEM workshops, and a supportive teacher network.
Dr. Yen runs a variety of both online and in-person workshops around STEAM, 21st century skills, career readiness, self-assessment, online instructional design, and professional development.