Director, Kaput Center for Research & Innovation in STEM Ed
STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 399L
|1993||University of Alabama||B.A. - Computer Applications in Music|
|1996||Indiana University||Instructional Systems Technology|
|1999||Indiana University||Instructional Systems Technology|
- Mathematics Education Ph.D. Courses
- Middle School Mathematics Content Courses for Teachers
- Educational Technology
- Educational Assessment
The use of current techniques and materials in teaching mathematics in grades 5-9. Using an integrated approach of pedagogy and content special attention will be given to new information technologies, reform-based teaching practices and problem-solving and reasoning. General mathematical concepts are aligned with the academic standards of the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks.
The use of current techniques and materials in teaching mathematics in grades 9-12. Using an integrated approach of pedagogy and content special attention will be given to new information technologies, reform-based teaching practices and problem-solving and reasoning. General mathematical concepts are aligned with the academic standards of the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks.
This course will introduce students to fundamental problems pertaining to mathematics education that have been instrumental to constitute and define it as a research field The students will be introduced to important ideas in the field and why these ideas are significant in defining the activity of research in mathematics education. The study of how these theoretical and pragmatic problems have been approached by a community of researchers, will help the students to understand, in broad terms, the nature of research in the field and, at the same time, offer a panorama of new areas of inquiry that are being transformed presently, into research programs.
Fundamental conversations and issues related to science education. Exploration of the important historical, social, and philosophical contexts that have, and continue to, define science education research. The study of how theoretical, epistemological, and pragmatic problems have been approached by communities of researchers will help the students understand, in broad terms, the nature of research in science education as well as offer a landscape for potential areas of inquiry and research programs in the field.
Online and Continuing Education Courses
A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.
- Teacher mathematical knowledge
- Assessment of teacher knowledge
- Curriculum tools for supporting mathematics learning
Orrill, C. H., & Cohen, A. (2016).
Why defining the construct matters: An examination of teacher knowledge using different lenses on one assessment
The Mathematics Enthusiast, 13, 93-110.
Orrill, C. H., & Polly, D. (2016).
Developing teachers’ TPACK for mathematics through professional development: The case of InterMath
In M. Niess, S. Driskell, & K. Hollebrands (Eds.), Handbook of research on transforming mathematics teacher education in the digital age, 443-462.
Orrill, C. H., & Kittleson, J. (2015).
Translating learning into practice: Considering the relationship between teachers’ professional development and teaching
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 18, 273-297.