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  • Data Science Methods for Cross-National Exploration of Secondary Math Teacher Preparation - Science of Information Spring 2020 Online Seminar Series

  • Wednesday, May 06, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Purdue University

    As a part of the Center for Science of Information Spring 2020 Seminar Series (online), a CSoI Student Research Team will be presenting a seminar on "Cross-National Exploration of Secondary Math Teacher Preparation: Descriptive Discriminant Analysis Insights and Tableau Visualizations."

    2 PM (EDT), Wednesday, May 6

    Video of the Seminar:

    Slides from the seminar ( PDF - download )


    CSoI Student Research Team - Gen\xe9a Stewart, Ph.D. student, and Cary Jim, Ph.D. student, North Texas University, Milushka Elbulok-Charcape, Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY, Dinuka Gallaba, Ph.D. Candidate, Southern Illinois University, Tessa Pham, CSoI Undergraduate Channels Scholar, Bryn Mawr College


    We will offer interpretations of data visualizations on cross-national math teacher preparation in Tableau. The attendees will evaluate the potential relative importance of three domains: 1) future teachers\u2019 math course work, 2) rigor of math education training, and 3) general pedagogical training on successful math instruction in their field. Participants should feel free to peruse the Tableau dashboard in advance:

    A recent article was written by the authors who published the dataset our team used for the visualizations (we won't be delving deeply into this, but it's food for thought if anyone's interested):

    Schmidt, W. H., Burroughs, N. A., Cogan, L. S., & Houang, R. T. (2017). The role of subject-matter content in teacher preparation: an international perspective for mathematics. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 49(2), 111\u2013131.

    Presenter Bios:

    Gen\xe9a Stewart is a second-year doctoral student in the Educational Psychology Department\u2019s Research, Measurement, and Statistics concentration. She currently serves as a consultant for the Office of Research Consulting at the University of North Texas, to facilitate client understanding and application of statistics and research methods. Gen\xe9a holds a Bachelor\u2019s in Business Administration from Howard University and a Master\u2019s in Experimental Psychology from Brooklyn College. She is also a 2003 Teach For America, Philadelphia corps member. She has experience teaching undergraduate level statistics and research methods courses. Gen\xe9a\u2019s research to date has focused on college students\u2019 help-seeking attitudes and mental health literacy. She has also assisted with instrument design and report writing for program evaluations focused on youth development, civic engagement programming, and school-based interventions.

    Cary Jim\u2019s academic and research preparation were in the area of science & math education research and teacher training. She is currently pursuing an information science doctoral degree with the interest of crossing data science with educational data analytics. Her prior experience as a school teacher and district administrator will inform the relevancy of the research objectives and outcomes to practitioners in K-12 education. She will also contribute to the visualization and data analysis of the project and support the preparation of manuscripts for scholarly publication.

    Milushka Elbulok-Charcape is a PhD candidate in the Learning, Development, and Instruction Educational Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation topic focuses on mentorship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Other research interests include: science academic identity in STEM education, vocabulary development in emergent bilinguals, and validity of multicultural assessment. Currently, she is employed as an adjunct instructor at Brooklyn College, is a WAC Fellow at York College, and holds a number of research positions at other CUNY institutions.

    Dinuka Gallaba is an applied physics Doctoral candidate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His dissertation research area is experimental materials physics, concentrated on materials characterization. Apart from my primary research area, he is interested in incorporating data mining and stochastic analysis techniques in scientific data. He will be graduating this summer.

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