Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer,, Validation study of the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey at a Hispanic serving institution, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research 5, 023101 (2009).
  • Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, and George O'Brien,, Modeling instruction: Positive attitudinal shifts in introductory physics measured with CLASS, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research 5, 013102 (2009).
  • Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer,, An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students, Phys. Ed. Res. Conf. Ann Arbor, MI, AIP Conference Proceedings CP1179:261 (2009).
  • Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, and George O’Brien,, Investigating Student Communities with Network Analysis of Interactions in a Physics Learning, Phys. Ed. Res. Conf. Ann Arbor, MI, AIP Conference Proceedings CP1179:105 (2009).
  • Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O’Brien, Idaykis Rodriguez, Priscilla Pamela, Vashti Sawtelle, A longitudinal study of the role of Modeling Instruction in establishing supportive environments for conceptual learning of underrepresented students, Proceedings of the 2009 NARST Annual International Conference, (2009).
  • Eric Brewe,, Modeling theory applied: Modeling Instruction in introductory physics American Journal of Physics 76:1155 (2008).
  • E. Brewe, L. Kramer, & G. O’Brien, CLASS shifts in Modeling Instruction, Phys. Ed. Res. Conf. Edmonton, Canada, AIP Conference Proceedings CP1064:79 (2008).
  • L. Wells, R. Valenzuela, E. Brewe, L. Kramer, G. O’Brien, & E. Zamolla, Impacts of the FIU PhysTEC reform of introductory physics labs, Phys. Ed. Res. Conf. Edmonton, Canada, AIP Conference Proceedings CP1064:227 (2008).
  • McClintock, E., O'Brien, G., & Jiang, Z. (2005, Summer). Assessing teaching practices of secondary mathematics student teachers: An exploratory cross case analysis of voluntary field experiences. Teacher Education Quarterly, 32 (3), 139-151.
  • L. Hsu, E. Brewe, T.M. Foster, and K.A. Harper, "Resource Letter RPS-1: Research in problem solving," Am. J. Phys. 72 (9), 1147-1156 (2004).
  • Jiang, Z., O’Brien, G., & McClintock, E. (2004, March). A technology course for mathematics education graduate students. In Ferdig & others (eds). Proceedings and electronic versions of full paper of the 15th International Conference Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Atlanta, GA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 4458-4463.
  • Alacaci, C., Lewis, S., O’Brien, G. & Jiang, Z. (2003, August). Assessing Graph Sense In Authentic Settings: Pre-Service Elementary Teachers? Ability To Choose Appropriate Graphs To Represent Data. In N. Pateman, B. Daugherty, and J. Zilliox (eds). Proceedings of the XXVII Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Volume 1). Honolulu, Hawaii: The ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 269.
  • Jiang, Z., McClintock, E., & O’Brien, G. (2003, July). A mathematical modelling course for Preservice secondary school mathematics teachers. Chapter 16. In Q. Ye, W. Blum, K. Houston, & Q. Jiang (Eds), Mathematical Modelling in Education and Culture. Chichester, England: Horwood Publishing Limited. Proceedings from the 10th Annual International Conference of Teachers of Mathematics Association, Tokoyo, Japan, 183-196.
  • Alacaci, C., O’Brien, G. E., Lewis, S. L., & Jiang, Z. (2003). Integrating mathematics and science in a preservice elementary teacher education program. In S. McGraw (Ed.). Integrated mathematics: Choices and challenges. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 117-129.
  • Park, D., O’Brien, G. E., Eraso, M., & McClintock, E. (2002, fall). A scooter inquiry: An integrated science, mathematics, and technology activity. Science Activities 39 (3), 27-32.
  • O’Brien, G. E., Jiang, Z., Moseley, B., Alacaci, C., Lewis, S., McClintock, E., Park, D., & Chebbi, T. (2002, Spring). “What makes it go?” A look at the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary mathematics and science workshop for inservice and preservice elementary teachers. Journal for the Art of Teaching 9 (1), 85-97.
  • Jiang, Z., O’Brien, G., & McClintock, E. (2000, July). Modeling in mathematics and science. An Internet-based, interdisciplinary course for secondary school students. Proceedings from the July 2000 Hong Kong International Conference on Geo-Spatial Education, 69-75.

Presentations

  • O’Brien, G., and Jorge, G. (2008, March). “Partnership in Academic Communities (PAC) Program: Middle/High School Multidisciplinary Experiences Helping At-Risk Students to Succeed in Science, Math, and Technology.” Presented at the NSTA Boston National Conference.
  • Brewe, E., Kramer, L., Wells, L., O’Brien, G., Saul, J., Jones, D., Pamelá, P., Rodriguez, I., and Sawtelle, V. (2008, February). "CHEPREO: A Learning and Research Community Realized." Presented at the Annual National PHYSTEC Conference, Austin, TX.
  • O’Brien, G., Brewe, E., Kramer, L., Wells, L., Jones, D., Pamelá, P., Saul, J., and Sawtelle, V. (2008, February). “Addressing Challenges and Opportunities in a Diverse Student Population: Creating a Model Science and Math Community.” Presented at the Project SUCCESS 2nd Symposium, Miami, FL, St. Thomas University.
  • INVITED: Kramer, L., Brewe, E., Wells, L., O’Brien, G., Jones, D., Pamelá, P., Saul, J., and Sawtelle, V. (2008, January). “The CHEPREO Project: Building from a Learning Community.” Presented at the Baltimore, MD AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Kramer, L., O'Brien, G., Pamela, P., and Saul, J. (2007, July). "An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Study: Impact of Inquiry at FIU." Presented at the Greensboro, NC AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • O'Brien, G., Saul, J., Kramer, L., and Pamela, P. (2007, January). "Assessing the impact of modelling workshops on professional development and teaching practices: An exploratory case analysis of three participants." Presented at the Annual ASTE International Conference in Clearwater, Florida, January 4-6.
  • Kramer, L., O'Brien, G., Pamela, P., and Saul, J. (2007, January). "Building the undergraduate learning community." Presented at the Seattle, Washington Joint AAS/AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Kramer, L., O'Brien, G., Pamela, P., and Saul, J. (2007, January). "Results from the undergraduate learning community." Presented at the Seattle, Washington Joint AAS/AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • "Interpreting FCI normalized gain, pre-instruction scores, and scientific reasoning ability," P.M. Pamela, J.M. Saul, L. Kramer, and G. O'Brien, AAPT Announcer 36 (2), 89 (2006).
  • "The good, the bad, and ugly: a teacher's first-year modeling journey," F.V. Ferrante, J.M. Saul, and L. Kramer, AAPT Announcer 36 (2), 107 (2006).
  • "Trials and tribulations of building the CHEPREO physics learning community,"L. Kramer, J.M. Saul, and G. O'Brien, AAPT Announcer 36 (2), 109 (2006).
  • "Evaluation and Assessment of Education Outreach in the CHEPREO project," J.M. Saul, L.Kramer, and G. O'Brien, AAPT Announcer 36 (2), 109 (2006).
  • Saul, J., Gaultney, V., Kramer, L., Markowitz, P. Pamela, P., & O’Brien, G. (2005, November). "The CHEPREO Project: Results from a High School Learning Community." SESAPS/FL-AAPT Meeting.
  • Kramer, L., Gaultney, V., Markowitz, P., Pamela, P., Saul, J., & O'Brien, G. (2005, November). "Building a Learning Community Around HEP." SESAPS/FL-AAPT Meeting.
  • Kramer, L., & O’Brien, G. (2005, April). "The CHEPREO project: A learning community." Paper presented at the Annual Association of Physics Teacher Section (FL AAPT) Meeting in Miami, FL, April 8-9.