Christopher Clinton

Full Time Lecturer

STEM Education & Teacher Development

508-910-6097

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An examination of integrated approaches to classroom curriculum and pedagogy based on human development theories. Particular attention is paid to learning plans that respond to diversity, learning needs, and learning preferences of all students. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop lesson plans and curriculum units that reflect learning strategies aligned with culturally responsive pedagogy.

Special topics in STEM education. Students will focus on a topic not included in the regular offerings of the department The specific topic is stated when the course is scheduled. The course will require students to engage in reading existing research and engaging in in a project related to that research that may include conducting new research, synthesizing existing research, or other authentic learning activities related to becoming a scholar in the field of STEM education.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

An examination of integrated approaches to classroom curriculum and pedagogy based on human development theories. Particular attention is paid to learning plans that respond to diversity, learning needs, and learning preferences of all students. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop lesson plans and curriculum units that reflect learning strategies aligned with culturally responsive pedagogy.
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A variable topics course for education topics of current interest. Recently offered topics include authentic assessment, leadership mentoring, and teaching and learning. May be repeated with change of content.
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A variable topics course for education topics of current interest. Recently offered topics include authentic assessment, leadership mentoring, and teaching and learning. May be repeated with change of content.
Register for this course.

Dr. Clinton holds an Ed.D. in STEM Leadership and Schooling from University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He joined the department in 2016, and has taught a wide range of courses including Technology in Education, Critical Issues in Education, Marine Science for Educators, Assessment for Instruction, STEM Knowing and Learning, Humanities Knowing and Learning, and Integrated Practices for Preservice Teachers.  Dr. Clinton also coordinates and supervises the teacher candidate’s Preservice Field Based Experiences, the Practicum Field based experiences and teaches the Practicum Seminar course.  His role is determining teacher candidate ‘readiness’ to enter the field of education.  His research interests are in integrating stakeholders in teacher preparation, mentoring, teacher leadership and Charter/ Innovation school startup.  His consultant work with the Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Department of Education has resulted in the states development of the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) and the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation System.  He is currently serving the department as the Chair designee.  He has a forthcoming book chapter on mentoring and teacher preparation.

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