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About Maggie Niess

Maggie Niess

Professor Emeritus, Science and Mathematics Education, Oregon State University Weniger Hall 263, Corvallis, OR 97331 

Phone: (541) 737-1818 Fax: (541) 737-1817

Email: niessm@onid.oregonstate.edu

Research

Margaret (Maggie) Niess is a Professor Emeritus of Science and Mathematics Education in the Department of Science and Mathematics Education at Oregon State University. Her research focuses on integrating technology in education, specifically in the preparation of mathematics and science teachers for teaching with technology. She has most recently focused on teachers' development of technology pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) - considering how both preservice and inservice teachers develop this knowledge for teaching mathematics and science, effectively integrating technology as an integral tool for learning. This work has evolved and is now referred to as TPACK (Technology, Pedagogy, And, Content Knowledge) as the Total Package for teaching with technology.

I has served as a Co-PI for the EUSES (End Users Shaping Effective Software) Consortium, an NSF-funded multi-university collaboration among Oregon State University and Carnegie Mellon, Pennsylvania State, University of Nebraska, Drexel University, and University of Cambridge (U.K.) to help End Users Shape Effective Software.

I has also completed the work as PI and Project Director for a Mathematics Science Partnership grant funded by the Oregon Department of Education (2008-2011) focused on preparing K-8 mathematics and science teachers to integrate appropriate technologies in teaching mathematics and science in five Oregon school districts: Culver County, Bend/LaPine, Jefferson, Redmond, and Crook County.

My current efforts are focused on teaching online for current K-12 mathematics and science teachers. This exciting venture has lead me to research instructional strategies for teaching online.

Teaching

Some of the courses that I have designed and am teaching online in the MS Masters of Science program include:

SED 520 INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY & LITERACY IN LEARNING MATH & SCIENCE

SED 581 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICUM IN MATHEMATICS

SED 595 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

SED 597 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

Service and Honors

I have received various teaching and service awards including the Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Achievement Award (OSU, 1993), Recognition for Advaning Gender Equity and Awareness (American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, 1995), Loyd Carter Award for outstancing and inspiration teaching (College of Science, OSU, 1995), D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award (OSU, 2000). Most recently an Alumni Scholarship was named in recognition of her work (Maggie Niess Scholarship, 2001). She has been Faculty Senate President of OSU (1998), Editor of School Science and Mathematics Journal (1996 -2001), Director on the Board for School Science and Mathematics Education (2002-2005), Chair of the Technology Committee for Association of Matheamtics Teacher Educators ( 2003-2008).

You can view some of my work by selecting from the links on the left of this screen.

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Cypress Presentation, July 2, 2012

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Scoop Collections

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Spreadsheet Activities in First Year Algera