Dr. Yen Verhoeven
Dr. Yen Verhoeven is a learning theorist 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.
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, self-assessment, online instructional design, and professional development.