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Anita Martin

Associate Professor

Hawthorn Hall 347

Anita Martin

Research

 Interests:

  • Learning/how students learn
  • Teacher Reform/Change
  • Teacher Beliefs about learning
  • STEM education/Nature of Engineering [NOE]
  • Urban Teacher Education

Grants Awarded

 

  • 2016       PI- STEM Learning Partnership: IUN & Northwest Indiana Research Project Initiation Grant. Indiana University Northwest.  $8000
  • 1998       Iowa Public Television-Developing Integrated Science Curriculum. $880.00.
  • 1996       Iowa’s Christa McAuliffe Fellow, Washington, D.C. Designed Math/Science Integrated Curriculum-Developing Logical Thinking in Science and Math.   $30,000.00.
  • 1995       Iowa Department of Education; Iowa Demonstration Classroom for Innovative Teaching. $1,000.00.
  • 1995       Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation Grants; School Improvement Grants. $2,000.00.


    Professional Development Experience

     

    • NOVEMBER, 2014. Invited reviewer for state MSP grants. Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Springfield, IL.
    • APRIL, 2014.  Developing a STEM Vision and best practice integrating Engineering Design, Math Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Technology Standards. Professional Development Workshop for K-12 Teachers at Aqsa School One Day Inservice.  Bridgeview, IL.
       
    • OCTOBER, 2013.  NSF DR K-12 grant in collaboration with the University of Northern Iowa to create RMT’s for teachers in STEM education (Tentative- dependent upon funding).
       
    • OCTOBER, 2013.  Developing an Integrated STEM curriculum with Engineering Design, Math Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Technology Standards. Professional Development Workshop for Pleasantdale Middle School One Day Inservice.  Burr Ridge, IL.
       
    • MAY, 2013.  STEM and Art Education.  ASTEM? STEAM? What is the Intersection? Booker T. Washington STEM Academy.  Champaign School District Unit 4 Schools, Champaign, Illinois.
       
    • JANUARY, 2013. Engineering Principles and the NGSS.  Professional Development Workshop at the district’s Techno-Blast All Day Inservice.  Glenn Elyn School District. Glenn Elyn, IL.
       
    • JANUARY-MAY, 2013.  Alternative Energy STEM Unit Development and Peer Mentoring Model for K-5 Students. Semester-long professional Development engaging all teaching staff at Thomas Paine Elementary School. Urbana School District 116. Urbana, IL.

     

    Selected Presentations

     

    Invited Speaker

     

    • Martin, A. (June, 2013) Entrepreneurial Teachers: Who they are and what they do! Chancellor’s Academy: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  A two-week inservice for all teachers in the state of Illinois.
       
    • Martin, A.  (February, 2013) Entrepreneurs in Education. Speaker for a Special Interest Group (SIG) Presentation/Discussion at the National Science Foundation LNC Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C.
       
    • Martin, A., Bowman, D., Hall, B., Wszalek, G. (2011).  Transferring Teaching Skills to Non-Faculty Jobs in Higher Education.  A panel presented by C.T.E.N. (College Teaching Effectiveness Network Workshop Series) held at the University of Illinois.
       
    • Martin, A. (2010).  Engaging our Community in STEM Education, EnLiST (Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and learning) Panelist at the University of Illinois Public Engagement Symposium- Plenery Session.
       
    • Tepper, A.  (1997). Developing Logical Thinking (DLT) in Science and Math; an Integrated Curriculum.  Invited Speaker at the National Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Awards Ceremony, Washington, D.C.  

    Peer Reviewed Research Presentations

     

    • Benus, M. J. & Martin, A. M. (2016, April). ASTE Session: Science and Literacy: Practicing Proficient Classroom Talk in Elementary Science. Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Nashville, TN.
    • Martin, A. M. & Benus, M. J. (2016 February). Engineering/STEM Units for Upper Elementary Teachers. Presentation at the 45th Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Inc. Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Martin, A.,  Mustari, E., Abd-El-Khalick, F., & Israel, M. (2015  Middle school students made substantially greater gains in the nature of engineering (NOE) knowledge domain after teacher shifts in practice and NOE.  Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual meeting Chicago, IL, April 2015.
    • Martin, A., Abd-El-Khalick, F.,  Mustari, E., & Price, R. (2015).  Entrepreneurial Teachers, Effectual Reasoning, and Risk in Science Reform. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting Chicago, IL, April 2015.
    • Martin, A.,  Mustari, E., Abd-El-Khalick, F., & Israel, M. (2015 Nature of Engineering (NOE) knowledge domain after teacher shifts in practice and NOE.  Paper accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting Chicago, IL, April 2015.
    • Schroyer, M., Martin, A., Abd-El-Khalick, F., Haythornthewaite, C.  (2015).  Tracking entrepreneurial leaders in science learning networks:  Longitudinal social network analysis of a partner district.  Paper accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting Chicago, IL, April 2015.

     

    Peer-Reviewed Posters

     

    • Martin, A., Abd-El-Khalick, F., Price, R., Mustari, E. (2013) Correlation between Teacher Leaders and Use of Effectual Reasoning Scores.  Poster accepted for presentation at AERA National Meetings in San Francisco.
       
    • Abd-El-Khalick, F., Martin, A., Price, R., Gaffney, J., Selen, M., (2011).  EnLiST Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and learning.  Poster presented at the MSP Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C.
       
    • Abd-El-Khalick, F., Martin, A., Price, R., Selen, M., Shapley, P. (2010).  EnLiST Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and learning.  Poster presented at the MSP Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C.
       
    • Martin, A., & Abd-El-Khalick, F.  (2010). EnLiST Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and learning: A Conceptual Framework.  Poster presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching