Award

Excellence in Integrating Mathematics and Science

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, received Excellence in Integrating Mathematics and Science for in collaboration with dr. suzanne nesmith for their collaborative work to design a series of professional development in stem for elementary teachers. from School Science and Mathematics Association, 2018.

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Connecting engineering design and inquiry cycles: Impact on elementary preservice teachers’ engineering efficacy and perspectives toward teaching engineering

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, published Connecting engineering design and inquiry cycles: Impact on elementary preservice teachers’ engineering efficacy and perspectives toward teaching engineering (In Press). in School Science and Mathematics, Vol. TBD, with co-author(s) Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, associate professor.

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The impact of a varied field experience on preservice teachers’ perceptions of their personal growth: A summer math academy for early learners

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, published The impact of a varied field experience on preservice teachers’ perceptions of their personal growth: A summer math academy for early learners in The Teacher Educator, Vol. 55, Issue 1, p. 28-46, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Ryann Shelton, visiting assistant professor, and Keith Kerschen, Concordia University, Nebraska.

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Engineering process as a focus: STEM professional development with elementary STEM-focused professional development schools

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, published Engineering process as a focus: STEM professional development with elementary STEM-focused professional development schools in School Science and Mathematics, Vol. 119, Issue 8, p. 487-498, 2019, with co-author(s) Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, associate professor.

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Development and Validation of the Algebra Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Instrument: Assessment of Algebra Teachers’ Knowledge and Personal Teaching Efficacy

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, published Development and Validation of the Algebra Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Instrument: Assessment of Algebra Teachers’ Knowledge and Personal Teaching Efficacy in School Science and Mathematics, Vol. 118, Issue 6, p. 206-217, 2018, with co-author(s) Dr. Trena Wilkerson Wilkerson, professor, Colleen Eddy, University of North Texas, Sarah Quebec-Fuentes, Texas Christian University, Alejandra Sorto, Texas State University, Dittika Gupta, Midwestern State University, Liz Ward, Texas Wesleyn University, Bill Jasper, Sam Houston State University, Yolanda Parker, Tarrant Community College, Winifred Mallam, Texas Woman's University, and Keith Kerschen, Concordia University, Nebraska.

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The impact of a summer mathematics academy on rising kindergartners’ understanding of early number concepts

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, published The impact of a summer mathematics academy on rising kindergartners’ understanding of early number concepts in Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Vol. 32, Issue 4, p. 419-434, 2018, with co-author(s) Dr. Keith Kerschen, Concordia University, Nebraska, and Ryann Shelton, visiting assistant professor.

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Selecting quality picture books for mathematics instruction: What do preservice teachers look for?

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, published Selecting quality picture books for mathematics instruction: What do preservice teachers look for? in Children's Literature in Education, Vol. 51, p. 110-124, January 1, 1970, with co-author(s) Dr. Rachelle Rogers, clinical associate professor, Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, clinical associate professor, and Suzanne Nesmith, associate professor.

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Elementary STEM learning

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor, published Elementary STEM learning in In C.C. Johnson, M. Mohr-Schroeder, T. Moore, L. Bryan, and L. English (Eds.), Handbook of Research on STEM Education, p. 101-114, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, associate professor.