Dr. Jeanelle Dayís Web Page

 

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At ECSU

The Education Unit

Favorite Links

Contact Information

ECSU Courses Taught

Power Point Presentations

Learning Cycle Tutorial

At ECSU

I am an associate professor of science education in the Education Department. Before moving to Connecticut, I was a post-doctoral researcher/teacher in the College of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering Department) at the University of Alabama.

 

Prior to beginning my doctoral program work, I taught at Luverne School in Alabama (http://www.luverneschool.org/) in grades 8-12 in the areas of physical science, chemistry, physics, and earth science for three years.

 

I am the director of the Connecticut NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC), which is a repository of current NASA educational materials. Available for free, the materials can be picked up in our center located on the first floor of J. Eugene Smith Library in the Curriculum Center. Visit our website for up-to-date information about the materials located in the ERC at http://www.easternct.edu/depts/nasa or visit us on campus.

 

 

On October 31-November 1, 2003, we launched our Great Explorations in Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Training Site. Hope Cook, our curriculum librarian and I are the GEMS Site co-directors. If youíre interested in attending our training workshop, please contact me at the email address below. Future workshops will be held here on ECSUís campus and at professional organization meetings within Connecticut. For more GEMS information, please go to http://lhsgems.org/gems.html

 

As a part of my university service to the community, I serve on several boards including the Northeast Corner Connecticut Audubon Center in Pomfret. This Audubon Center houses the Ragged Hill Woods (RHW) Environmental Education program where many of our students complete field placements under my supervision.The Center provides a unique outdoor, field-based experience for our elementary undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in completing an EDU 502 or EDU 503 clinical experience at RHW, please contact me. Weíre always looking for help! For more information, please go to the following website:

(http://www.ctaudubon.org/centers/pomfret/pomfret.htm)

 

I also serve as the higher education representative on the Connecticut Science Teacherís Association board. As an affiliate of the National Science Teacherís Association, the Connecticut chapter hosted the Northeastern Regional National Science Teacherís Association meeting during the October 2005. Even though this big event is over, thereís no time like now to join our group and hone your presentation skills at our annual Professional Development Day! Our next event will be during the fall of 2006.Look on our website for more information:http://www.csta-us.org/

The Education Unit

 

The education unit at ECSU had a successful Connecticut State accreditation visit in May 2002, and NCATE visit in September 2003. As a result of our reflection on our unit philosophy of education, our conceptual framework was created.

 

 

 

Our unit develops courses with the constructivist philosophy of education in mind.If you are interested in a Masterís Degree in Science Education or our Secondary Education Masterís Degree (either with or without certification), please contact me.

 

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Some Favorite Links

 

NASA

http://www.nasa.gov/

 

NASA Educational Homepage

http://education.nasa.gov/

 

Science Education Standards

http://books.nap.edu/openbook/0309053269/html/index

 

Journal of Statistics Education

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/

 

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Contact Information

E-mail address

dayj@easternct.edu

Office phone

860.465.4532

 

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ECSU Courses Taught

EDU 411: Methods in Elementary Mathematics and Science

EDU 460:Principles and Practices in Teaching Biology and Environmental Earth Science

EDU 508:Introduction to Educational Research

EDU 537:Science in the Elementary School

EDU 542:Current Trends and Issues: Science

EDU 549:Issues and Applications in Biology and Environmental Earth Science

 

Secondary Comprehensive Exam Packets

 

Secondary Science Comprehensive Exam Packets

 

Power Point Presentations

Learning Cycle

Nature of Science

 

Learning Cycle Tutorial

 

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Last revised: Jan. 25, 2006