Christopher Clinton

Full Time Lecturer

STEM Education & Teacher Development

508-910-6097

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Teaching

Courses

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.

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.

Marine science for teachers, in application to the local environment. This is a classroom/field-based science course for middle school general science teachers and high school biology teachers that will link specific learning standards from the Massachusetts State Frameworks to the local environment. Sample MCAS questions from fifth, eighth and tenth grade science and technology examinations will be analyzed.

Integrates research design, data collection, interpretation and analysis and APA format report writing across the main paradigms of education research. Understand how to collect data to answer or address a specific hypothesis, reduce data into usable constructs, and model large data sets. The course includes the use of the SPSS statistical software to explore methods for univariate parametric and some non-parametric models. The course contains a strong experimental component to prepare students for thesis writing. The primary focus is to understand which statistical methods are necessary to model data, how to visualize data easily using modern software, and most importantly how to interpret data to further research.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

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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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.
Register for this course.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

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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