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Erica M. Brownstein

Erica M. Brownstein

Ph.D.

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3 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
August 2012 - present
The Ohio State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2000 - August 2012
Capital University
Position
  • Science Educator
Description
  • Early childhood, middle and secondary science methods. Science by Inquiry for early and middle childhood students Science, Technology, and Society Technology integration course Supervisor methods students and student teachers
August 2000 - August 2012
Capital University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (31)
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Data from assessments used to evaluate pre-service teachers (PSTs) is one type of evidence that may be submitted for accreditation.The 2013 CAEP Standards state that EPPs ”are responsible for the validity and reliability of evidence they offer” (p. 4).A team of faculty and staff from 26 EPPs viewed the requirement as an opportunity to improve the p...
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Shared evidences of validity and reliability of a rubric-based assessment for student teaching
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For full text: http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/FTxHSuG9erwNSB5XrN3T/full The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards requires educator preparation programs (EPPs) to ensure instruments used to assess their candidates are both valid and reliable. Due to size and limited financial resources, this task may be challen...
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Science teacher educators in the United States are currently preparing future science teachers to effectively implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and, in thirteen states, to successfully pass a content-specific high stakes teacher performance assessment, the edTPA. Science education and teacher performance experts have developed...
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This paper reflects upon the development, design, and results of a questionnaire distributed to professors of science education concerning the processes involved in a national accreditation of teacher education programs in science. After a pilot study, five professors/administrators from public and private institutions designed a questionnaire and...
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The 2003 National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation (NSTA-SSTP) were developed to provide guidelines and expectations for science teacher preparation programs. This article is the fourth in a special JSTE series on accreditation written to assist science teacher educators in meeting the NSTA-SSTP. In this articl...
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Standard 9 of the National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation is designed to ensure that science teacher preparation programs provide preservice science teachers with the knowledge and skills to understand and successfully engage students in a safe and ethical manner. This standard contains four components descri...
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The 2003 National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation (NSTA-SSTP) were developed to provide guidelines and expectations for science teacher preparation programs. This article is the second in a special JSTE series on accreditation written to assist science teacher educators in meeting the NSTA-SSTP and to answer q...
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Blogs are reshaping our political, social, and cultural environment. Education is affected by blogs because of their potential for learning and teaching, and also their risks. This article elaborates a set of rules for evaluating and implementing blogs in teaching college science. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Many of our students live in poverty. Families often live in poverty with one or even both parents working at minimum wage jobs. As educators, understanding some of the difficulties our students face can be eye opening. The book Nickel and Dimed: On (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich paints a picture of life as a minimum wage worker....
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There is a significant amount of research on misconceptions in physics. This presentation will relate these misconceptions to the new State Learning Competencies in Science. Understanding and being aware of physics misconceptions will help educators address some of the ``traps'' in the new 10th grade test.
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This study describes the interaction between assessment and instruction in a secondary science classroom. This research examines a chemistry teacher in an AP class in a midwestern urban setting interactively assessing his students and how knowledge gained during that assessment affected his instructional decision-making. The theoretical framework i...
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A group of seventh graders (N = 23) enrolled in a weekend science enrichment program for African American youth explored concepts covered in their program activities using creative writing. Student writing samples were analyzed for thematic choice, self-expression, career interest, racial/gender identity, and evidence of parental influence and expe...
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Discusses one approach to addressing lack of exposure to science for African American students, the Saturday Academy of Clark Atlanta University. Areas of interest are laboratory activities, hands-on science, and social engagement. Presents a review of related literature and a study of the program. Contains 16 references. (LZ)
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Recent evidence has shown that systemic administration of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a compound structurally similar to the intracellular antioxidant glutathione, inhibits skeletal muscle fatigue. To further elucidate the actions of NAC, we studied its effects on in vitro rat diaphragm contractile function. Rat diaphragm strips were incubated in tissu...
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To increase the representation of African Americans in science fields, potential candidates must have positive personal science experiences. Even with recent reforms, most students in the United States have a limited exposure to science experiences, especially African American students. One approach to addressing this problem has been to offer scie...
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Applications are now available that allow teachers to create presentations and programs tailored to the exact needs of their students. This paper examines tools that may be used for presentations. Programming environments that may be used to develop computer aided instructional programs are also compared and contrasted. The availability of programs...

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Through a multi-institution collaboration, instruments are being developed and analyzed for validity and reliability for use in educator preparation programs. These instruments are developed for the profession by the profession (i.e., faculty and staff members from educator preparation programs). 1. The Candidate Preservice Assessment of Student Teaching (CPAST) Form serves as a formative and summative assessment during the student teaching practicum. It is in the final stages of analysis and refinement for release. 2. The second instrument is in development and is for educator Preparation Programs in Secondary Mathematics. -TOPIC: Planning in secondary mathematics classrooms This assessment is generally completed during mathematics methods courses. -COLLABORATORS: Yes, we welcome collaborators for the implementation of this instrument. -WHO: Programs with small number of candidates to large programs (even as few as 1 candidate). The instrument is in English. -TIMING: The instrument is in development and is planned to be shared with our collaborators for implementation by October 2016. -OBLIGATION: Be added to the research review that includes the requirements for the study.