Christopher Clinton

faculty

Christopher Clinton

Assistant Teaching Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development

Curriculum Vitae

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Liberal Arts 399A

Education

2018University of Massachusetts LowellEDD
2005Endicott CollegeMBA
1998Harvard UniversityM Ed

Teaching

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teaching and Integrating Technology
  • Organizational Management
  • Mentoring and Induction
  • Science Education

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Preservice teacher pathway. The course emphasizes an awareness of multiple pedagogical models of teaching and the advantages/disadvantages of each. Preservice teachers practice lesson planning and authentic assessment in order to develop student understanding. Students focus on of issues of equity and diversity and creating classroom opportunities where all students have the opportunity to learn. Co-Requisite - EDU537.

Field-based practice in a school. The first Field Based Experience focuses on focuses on the completion of the first field based gateway assessment. This in field based experience requires at least 30 hours of placement in a school determined in collaboration with the Field Based Experiences Coordinator.

Field-based experience in local schools. This second Field Based Experience focuses on the completion of the second gateway assessment. This experience requires a minimum of 30 hours in a local school placement. In the gateway assessment, you will co-plan with the teacher, attend meetings, support students, and engage in the work of the classroom.

Field-based experience in a school. This final field-based experience focuses on completing the final gateway assessment. This experience requires no less than 30 hours of placement in a school determined in collaboration with the Field Based Experiences Coordinator. In this experience, students will co-plan and co-teach multiple lessons in addition to engaging in other classroom activities.

Focuses on developing the dissertation proposal, including conducting a full literature review, identifying the theoretical perspectives and relevant research framing the proposed dissertation research, a clear statement of the research questions and significance of the problem, a description of the research methods and design, and a work plan that identifies how data will be collected and analyzed.

Focuses on developing the dissertation proposal, including conducting a full literature review, identifying the theoretical perspectives and relevant research framing the proposed dissertation research, a clear statement of the research questions and significance of the problem, a description of the research methods and design, and a work plan that identifies how data will be collected and analyzed.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Field-based experience in a school. This final field-based experience focuses on completing the final gateway assessment. This experience requires no less than 30 hours of placement in a school determined in collaboration with the Field Based Experiences Coordinator. In this experience, students will co-plan and co-teach multiple lessons in addition to engaging in other classroom activities.

Field-based practice in a school. The first Field Based Experience focuses on focuses on the completion of the first field based gateway assessment. This in field based experience requires at least 30 hours of placement in a school determined in collaboration with the Field Based Experiences Coordinator.

Inservice teacher pathway. Building on teaching experience, this course will ask students to demonstrate and evaluate instructional pedagogical practices. In this experience, students will plan, teach, and reflect on multiple classroom experiences. The focus of the course is to improve instructional strategies and connect best teaching practices as presented in research literature.

A content course designed to address the Massachusetts Physical Science Curriculum Standards for middle school science instruction. This highly interactive course emphasizes research-based core instructional models to provide teachers with effective content and pedagogy to integrate topics such as the properties and reactions of matter, as well as the relationships between matter and energy, into the middle school science classroom.

Inservice teacher pathway. Building on teaching experience, this course will ask students to demonstrate and evaluate instructional pedagogical practices. In this experience, students will plan, teach, and reflect on multiple classroom experiences. The focus of the course is to improve instructional strategies and connect best teaching practices as presented in research literature.

Field-based experience in local schools. This second Field Based Experience focuses on the completion of the second gateway assessment. This experience requires a minimum of 30 hours in a local school placement. In the gateway assessment, you will co-plan with the teacher, attend meetings, support students, and engage in the work of the classroom.

Preservice teacher pathway. The course emphasizes an awareness of multiple pedagogical models of teaching and the advantages/disadvantages of each. Preservice teachers practice lesson planning and authentic assessment in order to develop student understanding. Students focus on of issues of equity and diversity and creating classroom opportunities where all students have the opportunity to learn. Co-Requisite - EDU537.

Empowering in-service teachers to design a variety of instructional opportunities that attend to student learning, Building from a review of basic practices related to addressing academic diversity and responsive teaching in contemporary classrooms, this course focuses on the creation of learning environments supporting effective instructional and management strategies that attend to the dynamic and varied needs of all learners.
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Introduction to the ways in which technology can enhance instructional experiences. This course will examine technology-based instructional approaches and provide students opportunities to engage in such approaches. This course is hands-on with a balance of technology-based and reading-based assignments to support current and future teachers in envisioning and creating technology-enhanced 21st century classrooms aligned to their content areas.
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Introduction to the critical social and political issues in U.S. schooling that affect how schools are organized, as well as how teachers approach pedagogy and curriculum. Students will examine how schools and educational policy are intimately interwoven with cultural and social contexts.
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Research

Research activities

  • Teacher Education Advisory Committees
  • Alternative Pathways for Teacher Preparation
  • Mentoring and Induction

Research

Research interests

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Organizational Impact on Students
  • Improving Teacher Preparation
  • Partnerships and Organizational Development

Founder of three different school programs: Pilot School, Charter School and Innovation School.  Educator in K-12 for 24 years.  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.