Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background
Schedule

Publications


Course Materials

Syllabus Section 6 & 7

Letter of Introduction

Field Observation Form

Portfolio Table of Contents

Portfolio Matrix

Evolution Articles

1. Poll

2. It is a Theory

3. ID Vs Evol

Science Communication Vs Science Education

NCLB Article

High Stakes Testing Article

TPEs & CCTCs

Matrix for SS

Matrix for MS

Rubric of CCOE Core Values


Links of Interest

TaskStream

CA Teacher Credentialing

CA Department of Ed

NCLB

LAUSD

LACOE

SFOS


PowerPoints

NCLB

School Funding

Integrating Technology into the Classroom

Brown Vs. Board of Education

Standardized Testing

Philosophy/Sociology

Evolution/Intelligent Design


Charter College of Education

Jeffrey Strauss       
Part Time Faculty                 


Office: KH C2094A
Phone: (323) 343-6064
Email: jstraus@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

Currently teaching EDCI 300 courses, for the new SB2042 teaching credential and critical thinking for educators. I am a graduate of the Urban Learning Program here at CSULA, hold a Master's degree in Educational Foundations and a Ph D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University


TEACHING INTERESTS

I am certified in GIS software systems and am very interested in how technology empowers people. As teachers we have an obligation to incorporate and employ the methods, techniques and tools that can help our students succeed in their educational endeavors. Through the use of technology we can level the playing field for ALL students and in doing so provide better and manifold opportunities for them as they go forth in life.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

My main area of study is pre-service teachers and their interactions with technology and science. Their beliefs in the importance of its use and application as an area of study, a tool for research and for its importance in the curriculum. The issue regarding the teaching of evolution as a theory and a fact was the focus of my dissertation. I have long held the belief that the individual persons' (especially in the role of teacher or student) inability to adequately resolve their own interpersonal conflicts regarding the factual authenticity of the theory of evolution can lead to an aversion or avoidance of the study of science and that this has been reflected in our nation's dismal performance academically, and in the low number of students who choose careers in science.

 


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

BA Urban Learning 9/02
CSULA

MA Educational Foundations 12/03
CSULA

GIS Certification 12/04
CSULA

Ph D. Education 5/08

  Claremont Graduate University

 


FALL 2006 SCHEDULE

Course Sect. No. Title Units Day & Time Room
EDCI 300 06 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 2 Wednesday 6:10- 7:50 pm KH D 2074
EDCI 300 07 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 2 Thursday 4:20- 6:00 pm KH D 2074

OFFICE HOURS: Physical Sciences Room 264

Day Time
Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm


Publications

Name of Article Date of Publication or Presentation Place of Publication or Presentation
No Child Left Behind and Pre-service Teachers March 2005

Journal of Urban Learning

V2n2

Science Communication versus Science Education: The Student Scientist as a K-12 Classroom Resource March 17, 2005 College Teaching and Learning Conference Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Science Communication versus Science Education: The Student Scientist as a K-12 Classroom Resource June 2005

Journal of College Teaching and Learning

V2 N6

 

 

 

 

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