Math Education, Measurement
Assisting in the development of high quality assessments for conceptual development, problem-solving and reasoning, with special emphasis in mathematics
Evaluation of the Cognitive, Psychometric, and Instructional Affordances of Curriculum Embedded Assessment, Graduate Research Assistant; The Cryptoclub: Crytography and Mathematics Afterschool and Online, Teacher Consultant
Family, Sewing, and Museums
Learning Sciences is interdisciplinary. It encourages understanding learning environments through the analysis of the interactions of three key elements-(1) learners, (2) knowledge/understanding and (3) instructional materials, thus providing a way to analyze the system in which learning takes place, rather than study just one aspect, say curriculum or assessment.
Reading Jim Pellegrino’s work on assessment, meeting great faculty, and recognizing the value of current research projects for improving opportunities to learn are all factors for selecting LSRI at UIC.