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Research Presentations

2016

Corkin, D. M., Horn, C., & Pattison, D. (2016, April). The effects of pedagogical enhancements on classroom climate perceptions and motivational beliefs among college students enrolled in freshman biology courses Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington, DC.

Corkin, D. M., Ekmekci, A. (2016, March). RUSMP's research and evaluation of the Summer Campus Program (SCP). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Teacher Quality Grants Directors' Meeting. Fort Worth, TX.

Corkin, D. M., Ekmekci, A., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2015, April). Mathematics teachers’ motivational beliefs: The effect of the school-work environment. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington, DC.

Corkin, D. M., Ekmekci, A., White, C., & Fisher, A. (2016, February). Teachers’ self-efficacy and knowledge for the integration of technology in mathematics instruction at urban schools. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Orlando, FL.

Ekmekci, A., & Cavlazoglu, B.(2016, April).  Student persistence in science: Do science teacher credentials matter? Paper presented at the 2016 Annual International Conference for National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Baltimore, MD.

Ekmekci, A., & Corkin, D. (2016, April). The relation between teacher-related factors and student mathematics achievement. The Spring School at the University of Wurzburg: Perspectives on Research in Mathematics Education in the Next Decade. Bavaria, Germany.

Sahin, A., Ekmekci, A., Almus, K., & Gulacar, O. (2016, April). High school students’ understanding of the scientific method: Does participation in science project Olympiads matter? Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington, DC. 


2015

Ekmekci, A. (2015, April). Are we measuring it accurately: mathematical literacy in the PISA context? Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.

Ekmekci, A. (2015, April). Mathematical literacy assessment design: A dimensionality analysis of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) mathematics framework. (Honorable mention dissertation award presentation). Advanced Studies of National Databases (ASOND), Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.

Ekmekci, A., Corkin, D., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2015, February). Mathematics teachers’ beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics.  Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Las Vegas, NV.

Ekmekci, A., Corkin, D., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2015, April).  Technology using habits of mathematics teachers.  Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.


2014

Copur-Gencturk, Y. (2014, February).  Assessing the long-term impact of professional development on classroom practices of high school math teachers. Paper presented at the Association of Mathematics Teachers Educators (AMTE) Annual Conference. Irvine, CA.

Papakonstantinou, A., Ekmekci, A., & Parr, R. (2014, July). Mathematics teacher leadership: A sustainable approach to improve mathematics education. Poster presented at the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Vancouver, Canada.  


2013

Copur-Gencturk, Y. (2013, April).  How do K-8 teachers change their practices after learning more mathematics?  Paper presented at the Annual National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference. Denver, CO. 

Copur-Gencturk, Y., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2013, April). Classroom practices of high school math teachers: A longitudinal AnalysisPaper presented at the Annual National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference. Denver, CO. 

Copur-Gencturk, Y., Papakonstantinou, A., & Parr, L. R. (2013, April). The impact of content-focused and sustained professional development on standards-based high school mathematics instruction. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA. 

Copur-Gencturk, Y., & Parr, R. (2013, November). Research on professional development and teacher instruction: Sustainable changes in teacher practices. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Chicago, IL.


2012

Kamau, N. (2012, June). Culture in the classroom. Rice University School Mathematics Project, 2012 Summer Campus Program Colloquium, Houston, TX.

Kamau, N. (2012, June). Teachers' professionalism, students' success, and systemic change - Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute.  Houston Independent School District, Third Annual Summer Program Evaluation Research Series, Houston, TX.

Kamau, N. (2012, August). Culture in the classroom: Navigating the terrain. National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Texas State Coalition 6th Annual NCNW Unity Conference, Lufkin, TX. 


2011

Haenicke, M., & Kamau, N. (2011, February). The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute. Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education. Houston, TX.

Kamau, N., & Knowles, C. (2011, April). Lead teachers’ competence, confidence, credentials and their students’ academic achievement. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group, Research Presession. Indianapolis, IN.

Kamau, N., McCoy, A,. Papakonstantinou, A., & Parr, R. (2011, January). Teachers' professionalism, students' achievement, and systemic hange. 2011 National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference. Washington, DC.

Kamau, N., Troutman, S., & White, C. (2011, March). Leveraging technology to enhance mathematics teaching and learning. Early Education and Technology for Children Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Merchant, M., & Ward, R. (2011, April). The Rice University School Mathematics Project/Project GRAD Advanced Mathematics Institute. Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education. Houston, TX.

Papakonstantinou, A., & Parr, R. (2011, February). The Rice University School Mathematics Project mathematics program assessment protocol. Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education. Houston, TX.

Parr, R., Troutman, S., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2011, April). A blueprint for student success on high-stakes tests: A plan from the Rice University School Mathematics Project. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Parr, R., Papakonstantinou, A., & Kamau, N. (2011, January). The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute: Empowering teachers for student success. 2011 National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference. Washington, DC.

Troutman, S. (2011, February). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education, Houston, TX.

White, C. (2011, February). Math-A-Letics. Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education. Houston, TX.


2010

Papakonstantinou, A., Parr, R., & Kendall., M. (2010, April). A lesson study project: Connecting theory and practice through the development of an exemplar video for Algebra I teachers and students. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Papakonstantinou, A., & Parr, R. (2010, February). Assessing educational programs and identifying quality instruction. International Space School Educational Trust, United Kingdom Education Group. Houston, TX.

Papakonstantinou, A., Parr, R., Troutman, S., & White, C. (2010, February). Supporting preK-12 mathematics in the Greater Houston area: 1987-present. Joint Meeting Harris Country Department of Education Mathematics Leadership Group and Houston Area Mathematics Supervisors. Houston, TX.

Papakonstantinou, A., & Parr, R. (2010, April). Searching for solutions to solution sets. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition. San Diego, CA.

Parr, R. (2010, January). The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute. 2010 National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference. Washington, DC.

Parr, R. (2010, January). The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute/Houston Independent School District lesson study project. 2010 National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference. Washington, DC.


2009

Kamau, N. (2009, August). Equity in education. Fifth Annual Texas State Unity Conference for the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Houston, TX.

Kamau, N., Papakonstantinou, A., Parr, R., Sack, J., Ward, R., & White, C. (2009, February). Supporting preK-12 mathematics in HISD: 1987-present. 2009 Houston Independent School District State of the Schools. Houston, TX.

Papakonstatinou, A., & Parr, R. (2009, October). Catalyst for change: The Rice University School Mathematics Project’s campus mathematics program assessment protocol. 2009 Texas School Improvement Conference. Austin, TX.

Papakonstantinou, A., Sack, J., & Parr, R. (2009, January). Development of Texas Master Mathematics Teachers through the Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute. 2009 National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference. Washington, DC.


2008

Kamau, N., Roberts, M., & Sack, J. (2008, April). Developing and supporting high school mathematics lead teachers: Insights into a university/school district leadership collaboration. 2008 Annual National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Kamau, N., & Sack, J. (2008, January). The impact of the lead-teacher professional learning community. 2008 National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference. Washington, DC.

Sack, J. J., & Vazquez, I. (2008, July). Three-dimensional visualization: Children’s non-conventional verbal representations. Joint Meeting of PME 32 and PME-NA XXX, Morelia, Mexico.


2007

Papakonstantinou, A., Polking, J., Parr, R., & Sack, J. (2007, January). Bringing together professor, graduate student, and teacher via challenging mathematics curricula. 2007 Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference, Washington, DC. 

Sack, J., & McCoy, A. (2007, October). Strengthening mathematics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge through collaborative investigations in combinatorics (and supporting paper). Annual Meeting of PME-NA, the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Lake Tahoe, Nevada.


2006

Grant, C., & Parr, R. (2006, April). The 2004-2005 Pershing/Rice University Math Partnership: PUMPing up math achievement. Research Presession of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Luke, K., & Sack, J. (2006, September). The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute. Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics Fall Meeting, Austin, TX.

Papakonstantinou, A., & Parr, R. (2006, July). Assessing the understanding of solutions of equations and systems: Results from the NSF Rice Mathematics Leadership Institute. Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, Houston, TX.

Papakonstantinou, A., & Sack, J. (2006, April). Leadership development: Rice University/school district collaboration. Rice University Center for Excellence and Equity in Education Conference for Educators from the United Kingdom.

Raley, A. (2006, September). Help seeking behavior and goal orientation in teacher training. Rice University Industrial/Organizational Psychology Research Seminar, Houston, TX.

Sack, J. (2006, March). A framework for geometry K-12. Teacher Quality Grant Program Meeting for Grant Awardees, Austin, TX.

Sack, J. (2006, September). Instructional coaching: Lessons learned across the nation. Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics Fall Meeting, Austin, TX.

Sack, J. (2006, January). The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute. MLI Administrator-Lead Teacher Joint Meeting, Houston, TX.

Sack, J. (2006, November). A view of high school mathematics through the lens of Schwab’s commonplaces. International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - North American Chapter, Merida, Mexico.

Singletary, S. (2006, February). Rice University School Mathematics Project: An opportunity for research. Rice University Industrial/Organizational Psychology Research Seminar, Houston, TX.


2005

Cruz, P., Turner, S., Minsky, J., Singletary, S., Rodriguez, J., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2005, April). Building confidence in the classroom: The role of the master teacher. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Papakonstantinou, A., & Parr, R. (2005, November). Linear equations and systems: Assessing student and teacher understanding: Results from the NSF Rice Mathematics Leadership Institute. Charles A. Dana Center's Annual Mathematics and Science Higher Education Conference, Austin, TX.

Papakonstantinou, A., Parr, R., & Sack, J. (2005, March). Effective university/school district collaboration: The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Seamless Transitions State Conference, Austin, TX.

Sack, J. (2005, February). The Rice University NSF Mathematics Leadership Institute. Houston ISD Senior High School Principals Meeting, Houston, TX.


2004

Papakonstantinou, A. (2004, February). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Rice University Wiess School of Natural Sciences Faculty K-12 Resource Committee Meeting.

Turner, S., Cruz, P., & Papakonstantinou, A. (2004, April). The impact of a professional development program on teachers' self-efficacy. Research Presession of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.


2003

Papakonstantinou, A., Parr, R., Rohr, M., & Senior, S. (2003). University/School District Collaboration for Change: Houston's Project CLEAR Algebra I. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (April).

Papakonstantinou, A., Parr, R., & Eaves, E. (2003). The Rice University School Mathematics Project's Urban Program in the Houston Independent School District's North District. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (April).

Papakonstantinou, A. (2003). Information for Planning a Successful Professional Development Program for Teachers. Rice University Human Resources Forum (May).


2002

Cruz, P. (2002). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: Past Impact and Future Research. Presentation given at the Rice University Industrial/Organizational Psychology Research Seminar (November).

Papakonstantinou, A. (2002). Building Mathematics Leaders in PreK-12 Education. Rice University Center for Excellence and Equity in Education Conference for educators from the United Kingdom (October).


2001

Papakonstantinou, A. (2001). Measuring the Impact of a Professional Development Program. Paper presented at the National Science Foundation Southwest Regional Conference, San Antonio, Texas (December).

Papakonstantinou, A. (2001). Building Professional Learning Communities. Paper presented at the National Science Foundation Southwest Regional Conference, San Antonio, Texas (December).

Papakonstantinou, A. (2001). University/ School District Collaboration for Change. Houston Independent School District and Annenberg Challenge Conference for the University of Toledo (November).

Schweingruber, H. (2001). The Impact of Transition to High School on Motivation in Mathematics among Urban Minority High School Students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (April).


2000

Eaves, E. (2000). Progress Report and Next Steps: North District - Houston Independent School District. Conference for Diversity, Equity, and Standards: An Urban Agenda in Mathematics Education, New York University, New York, NY (July).

Papakonstantinou, A. (2000). Planning Instruction Using the RUSMP Learning Plan: A Sample. Expanding Your Horizons.

Papakonstantinou, A. (2000). Equity Initiatives for Science and Mathematics: Equitable Classroom Practices Institute.

Papakonstantinou, A., & Herbert, E. (2000). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (July).

Papakonstantinou, A., Schweingruber, H., & Parr, R. (2000). Features of a High-Quality Professional Development Program. Eisenhower Technical and Financial Assistance Meeting - Special Session for New 2000-2001 Project Directors, Austin, TX (December).

Schweingruber, H., & Nease, A. (2000). Teachers' Reasons for Participating in Professional Development Programs: Do They Impact Program Outcomes? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (April).

Schweingruber, H., Papakonstantinou, A., Herbert, E., Rohr, M., & Senior, S. (2000). University/School District Collaboration for Change: Houston's Algebra Initiative. Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, Houston, TX (October).


1999

Schweingruber, H. (1999). Learning Mathematics: Perspectives from Developmental Psychology. Rice University School Mathematics Project Fall Workshop, Houston, TX (October).

Schweingruber, H., Papakonstantinou, A., Herbert, E., & Rohr, M. (1999). University/School District Collaboration for Change: Houston's Algebra Initiative. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual meeting, San Francisco, CA (April).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1999). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Lamplighter Schools Providers' Forum, Houston, TX (May & June).

Papakonstantinou, A., & Schweingruber, H. (1999). Project Evaluation: The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Eisenhower Technical and Financial Assistance Meeting - Special session for new 1999-2000 project directors, Austin, TX (August).


1998

Papakonstantinou, A. (1998). Professional Growth Opportunities for Grades 7-12 Mathematics Teachers: An Urban Perspective. Moving On Mathematically in Ohio Conference, Athens, OH (March).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1998). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Channel 13 video spot (June).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1998). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. HISD Schools of Excellence Convention (August).


1997

Papakonstantinou, A. (1997). Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers of Mathematics. Rice University Mathematical and Computational Sciences Awareness Workshop (June).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1997). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: K-12 Activity in the Computational and Mathematical Sciences, Rice University Center for Research on Parallel Computation (July).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1997). Pre-College Mathematics Via Interactive Teledistance: Rice University and K-12 Schools. International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Chicago, IL (November).


1996

Papakonstantinou, A. (1996). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Project. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (April).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1996). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Project. Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute, Princeton, NJ (July).


1995

Papakonstantinou, A. (1995). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Project. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference in Boston, MA (April).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1995). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Project. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference in Boston, MA (April).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1995). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Project. Coalition of Essential Schools: Texas/Greater Houston Area Spring Conference, Houston, TX (April).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1995). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Project. Schools of Excellence Convention, Houston, TX (December).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1995). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. HISD Perspectives (video spot: July).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1995). Mathematics for the 21st Century: University Perspective. Deer Park Excellence in Education Conference (October).


1994

Papakonstantinou, A. (1994). A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Program: Its History, Evolution, and Impact, Southwest Educational Research Association (January).

Papakonstantinou, A., & Tharp, B. (1994). Mathematics/Science Leadership Program: A Houston Collaborative for Alternative Certification Teachers. Proceedings from the 4th National Conference on Alternative Certification, Washington, DC.

Papakonstantinou, A. (1994). A University-Based Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Program: Its History, Evolution, and Impact. Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin, TX (January).


1993

Papakonstantinou, A. (1993). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. K-12 Activity in the Computational and Mathematical Sciences, Rice University Center for Research on Parallel Computation (July).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1993). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Alliance of Schools retreat sponsored by The Metropolitan Organization (August).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1993). Does a Summer Mathematics Project Really Affect Student Achievement and TAAS Scores? Lamar University Summer 1994 Mathematics Institute Planning Conference, Orange, TX (October).

Papakonstantinou, A. (1993). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Rice Engineering Alumni (October).


1992

Papakonstantinou, A. (1992). The Rice University School Mathematics Project: University/School Partnership. HISD Schools of Excellence Convention.

Wells R.O., & Lanius, C. (1992). The Rice University School Mathematics Project. Poster presented at the Seventh International Congress on Mathematics Education, Quebec, Canada.