College of Education

Pat McGuire

Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Work : 719-255-4016
pmcguire@uccs.edu

After graduating in 2004, Pat worked as a high school mathematics teacher in the Pittsburgh area and research consultant for the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University for 3 years and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Department of Computer Science for 3 years.  In 2007, he enrolled at the University of Virginia and completed his PhD in instructional technology with a focus in mathematics education.

Pat’s primary research interests include curriculum and instruction in early childhood and secondary mathematics education, instructional technology in mathematics learning environments, and intelligent tutoring systems.

Education

Ph.D., Instructional Technology & Mathematics Education
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - 2010
Dissertation: Supporting High Quality Teacher-Child Interactions in Pre-K Mathematics.

M.A., Instructional Technology
Duquesne University - 2006

B.S., Secondary Education
Duquesne University - 2004

B.A., Mathematics
Duquesne University - 2004

Teaching

T ED 4920 Secondary Math Methods

CURR 5170 Introduction to Technology in Education

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    2008 - 2010
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Virginia
    2007 - 2008
  • Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University
    2006 - 2008
  • Math Teacher, Bethel Park Senior High School
    2005 - 2007

Publications and Presentations

Refereed Publications

Journal Articles

  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., & Berch, D.B.,(2011). Developing number sense in pre-k with five-frames.Early Childhood Education Journal.
  • Wang, F., Kinzie, M., McGuire, P., & Pan, E. (2009). Applying technology to problem based inquiry learning in early childhood education. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37, 381-389.

Manuscripts Under Review

  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., & Berch, D.B. (2010). Developing number sense in pre-k using five-frames. Under review by the Journal of Early Childhood Research.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Thunder, K., & Berry, R.Q. (2010). An analysis of the quality of teacher-child interactions in pre-k mathematics. Under review by the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
  • McGuire, P., & Kinzie, M.B. (2010). Scaffolding foundational two-digit place value understanding in pre-k mathematics. Under review by the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

Manuscripts in Progress

  • McGuire, P., Heffernan, N., Heffernan, C., Berry, R.Q. Using an intelligent tutoring system to support pre-service elementary teachers' pedagogical content knowledge development in mathematics: A data-driven instruction model. To be submitted to the Journal of Computing in Higher Education.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Kilday, C.R., & Whittaker, J.E. Pre-k children's earliest conceptions of place value: A place for place value in pre-k mathematics instruction. To be submitted to the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Whittaker, J.E., McGuire, P., & Lee, Y. Pre-kindergarten mathematics & science: Design-based research on curricular development. To be submitted to the Journal of Educational Technology Research and Development.

Non-Refereed Publications

Technical Reports

  • Hamre, B., Downer, J., Kilday, C.R., & McGuire, P. (2009). Effective teaching practices for early childhood mathematics. Report submitted to the National Research Council. In Mathematics learning in early childhood: Paths toward excellence and equity. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.

Books & Book Chapters

  • McGuire, P., & Wiggins, A. K. (2009). Mathematical reasoning and number sense. In E. D. Hirsch & A. K. Wiggins (Eds.). Preschool sequence and teacher handbook (pp. 171- 218). Charlottesville, VA: Core Knowledge Foundation.

Presentations

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Berry, R.Q., & Thunder, K. (accepted, 2011). An analysis of teacher-child interactions in pre-k mathematics. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Whittaker, J. E., Williford, A., McGuire, P., Lee, Y., & Matthew, K. (accepted, 2011). Early childhood math and science: The impact of MyTeachingPartner- Math/Science. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA.
  • Matthew, K., McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Lee, Y., & Foss, J. (2010). A blended-learning approach to professional development in pre-k mathematics and science: Lessons from MyTeachingPartner. Reflection paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Anaheim, CA.
  • McGuire, P., Berry, R.Q., Heffernan, N., & Heffernan, C. (2010). Leveraging opensource technology to improve pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Anaheim, CA.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Whittaker, J.E., McGuire, P., & Lee, Y. (2010). Pre-kindergarten mathematics & science: Design-based research on curricular development. Design and development showcase at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Anaheim, CA.
  • Kinzie, M. B., Whittaker, J.E., Kilday, C.R., Pianta, R.C., McGuire, P., Pan, E., Foss, J., Lee, Y., Hughes, M. M., Josephson, K., Williford, A., Berry, R.Q., Thomas, K., & Kelly, C. (2010). MyTeachingPartner Mathematics-Science: Year 2 pilot outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Washington, D.C.
  • Lee, Y., Choi, J., & McGuire, P. (2010). A review of online dropout and suggestions for future research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Denver, CO.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Kilday, C.R., & Whittaker, J.E. (2010). Children's understanding of two-digit place value: A place for place value in pre-k mathematics instruction. Roundtable paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Denver, CO.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Pianta, R.C., Berry, R.Q., Foss, J., Williford, A., Kilday, C.R., Pan, E., Hughes, M.M., Josephson, K., Pinkham, A., McGuire, P., & Lee, Y. (2009). Prekindergarten math & science, year two: Development of curricula & teacher supports. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Washington, D.C.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Pianta, R.C., Kilday, C.R., McGuire, P., & Pinkham, A. (2009). Development of curricula, teacher supports, and assessments for pre-kindergarten mathematics and science. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE). Washington, D.C.
  • Kilday, C.R., Kinzie, M.B., & McGuire, P. (2009). An examination of the quality of mathematics and science instruction in pre-k classrooms. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Denver, CO.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Pianta, R.C., Berry, R.Q., Wang, F., Hughes, M.M., Kilday, C.R., Pan, E., McGuire, P., & Josephson, K. (2008). Year one: Development of integrated prekindergarten curricula. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Washington, D.C.
  • Wang, F., Kinzie, M.B., McGuire, P., & Pan, E. (2008). Technology-enhanced, problembased inquiry learning in early childhood education: A theoretical basis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Pan, E., & Lee, Y. (2008). Effective use of interactive storybased mathematics activities at the pre-k level. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV.
  • Pan, E., Kinzie, M.B., & McGuire, P. (2008). Design of a web-based curriculum development & delivery system: lessons from MyTeachingPartner Math & Science. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV.

Professional Seminars

  • Kinzie, M.B., McGuire, P., Pan, E. (2009). Meeting the need in pre-kindergarten mathematics & science via design-based research. Invited presentation given at the Curry Tea and Technology Seminar. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.

Grants

Funded Grant Proposals

  • Weathers, J. Gagliano, D., McGuire, P., Pasztor, A., & Webb, D. (November 1, 2010- December 31, 2011). Uncovering and Addressing Student Misconceptions: Improving Elementary Teachers' Formative Assessment Capacity and Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge. ($206,320). Colorado Department of Higher Education. Project Director.

Pending Grant Proposals

  • McGuire, P. (November, 2010). Audience Response System Software. ($500). UCCS
  • Heffernan, N., Murray, N., Militello, M., Koedinger, K., Martin, W., Mason, C., Boothby, J., Perry, H., Stork, J., Heffernan, C., Feng, M., & McGuire, P. (May 1, 2011 – May 1, 2016). The Data ASSISTment Project: Using Web-Based Technologies to Support Maine Middle School Partnership Around Mathematics. ($11,795,277). The National Science Foundation

Honors and Awards

UCCS

  • National Science Foundations (NSF) Early Career Symposium Award 
    2011

University of Virginia

  • Educational Leadership and Foundations Program Graduate Fellow
    2007-2010
  • AECT Outstanding Instructional Design Practice Award
    2010

Bethel Park High School

  • Bethel Park School District Teacher Excellence Nominee
    2007

Duquesne University

  • Dean's Teaching Fellow. Awarded to the top 5% of all student teachers
    2005
  • Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Cup Honor Roll
    2000-2005
  • Cross-Country Scholarship
    2000-2005
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency SciTech Scholarship
    2002-2004
  • President's Academic Merit Scholarship
    2000-2004
  • Provost Academic Merit Scholarship
    2000-2004

Volunteer and Service

University

  • UCCS Technology and Innovations Committee
    2010-Present
  • UCCS Online Task Force Committee
    2010-Present

National

  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
    2010-Present
  • International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE)
    2010-Present
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    2009-Present
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    2005-2008
 
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