College of Education

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Pat McGuire, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,Curriculum and Instruction
Co-Director UCCSTeach Program

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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

Pat McGuire is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction focusing on STEM education. Pat also serves as the College of Education Co-Director of UCCSTeach, an inquiry-based program designed to prepare the next generation of secondary mathematics and science teachers (see www.uccs.edu/uccsteach for more information). His research interests lie in the intersection of curriculum, instructional technology and STEM education. Before joining the UCCS faculty in 2010, Pat worked as a high school mathematics teacher in Pittsburgh, PA and as a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University.

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

  • CURR 5170 - Intro to Technology in Education
  • CURR 5171 - K-12 Web-Based Educational Resources
  • CURR 5172 - Multimedia Development for K-12 Educators
  • CURR 5304 - Mathematics and Cognition
  • CURR 5492 - Secondary Math Methods (Alternative Licensure Program)
  • IECE 4000 - Mathematics & Numeracy in Early Childhood
  • TED 3010 - Early Diverse School Experience
  • TED 4920 - Secondary Math Methods
  • UTED 3020 - Classroom Interactions

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

Selected Publications

  • Kinzie, M.B., Whittaker, J.V., McGuire, P., Lee, Y., & Kilday, C.R. (In press). Research on curricular development for pre-kindergarten mathematics & science. Teachers College Record.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Thunder, K., & Berry, R.Q. III. (In press). Methods of analysis and overall mathematics teaching quality in at-risk pre-kindergarten classrooms. Early Education and Development.
  • Cheesman, E., Winters, D.C., & McGuire, P. (in press). Technology recommendations for teachers. In L. Jaffe & N. Mather (Eds.). Woodcock-Johnson IV: Recommendations and strategies. Hanover, PA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Whittaker, J.V., Williford, A., DeCoster, J., McGuire, P., Lee, Y., & Kilday, C.R. (2014). MyTeachingPartner Math/Science pre-kindergarten curricula and teacher supports: Associations with children's math and science learning. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29(4), 586-599.
  • McGuire, P. (2013). Using error analysis items to support pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 13(3), 207-218.
  • McGuire, P., & Kinzie, M.B. (2013). Analysis of place value instruction and development in pre-kindergarten mathematics. Early Childhood Education Journal, 41(5), 355-364.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., & Berch, D.B. (2012). Developing number sense in pre-k with five-frames. Early Childhood Education Journal, 40(4), 213-222
  • Wang, F., Kinzie, M.B, McGuire, P., & Pan, E. (2009). Applying technology to problem-based inquiry learning in early childhood education. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37, 381-389.
  • 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

Selected peer-reviewed conference presentations

  • McGuire, P., & Turner, C. (2014, September). Inquiry-based mathematics instruction in a standards-based world. Presentation at the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference. Denver, CO.
  • McGuire, P., & Lanotte, A. (2014, May). "Appy" hour: Applications for UTeach courses, students, and faculty. Presentation at the UTeach Institute National Math and Science Initiative Conference. University of Texas. Austin, TX.
  • Berlin, R., & McGuire, P. (2014, March). The CLASS system and teacher education: Why it matters, how it works. Presentation at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference. Denver, CO. 
  • McGuire, P. (2013, November). Common Core before four: Mathematics standards and development before kindergarten. Presentation at the School Science and Mathematics Association Annual Convention. San Antonio, TX. 
  • McGuire, P. (2013, September). A practical guide to developing and assessing elementary students' mathematical fluency. Presentation at the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference. Denver, CO.
  • McGuire, P., DaLee, J., & Gagnon, R. (2013, May). Should UTeach elementary? We think so! Presentation at the UTeach Institute National Math and Science Initiative Conference. University of Texas. Austin, TX. 
  • McGuire, P. (2012, August). Teaching teachers with Ted.com and TeachingChannel.org. Presentation at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO.
  • McGuire, P. (2012, May). Staying current using RSS feeds: Automated web browsing for math, science, and technology educators. Presentation at the UTeach Institute National Math and Science Initiative Conference. University of Texas. Austin, TX. 
  • Kelly, C.A., & McGuire, P. (2011, November). Developing number sense in pre-k with five-frames and ten-frames. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  • McGuire, P., & Weathers, J. (2011, November). Supporting cognitively guided formative assessment techniques in elementary mathematics. Presentation at the School Science and Mathematics Association Annual Convention. Colorado Springs, CO. 
  • McGuire, P. (2011, August). Formative assessment made easy with intelligent tutoring software. Hands-on technology workshop presented at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO. 
  • McGuire, P., & Kinzie, M.B. (2011, April). An analysis of teacher-child interactions in pre-kindergarten mathematics. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • McGuire, P., Berry, R.Q., Heffernan, N., & Heffernan, C. (2010, October). Leveraging open-source technology to improve pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics. Poster presentation at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference. Anaheim, CA. 
  • Kinzie, M.B., Whittaker, J.E., McGuire, P., & Lee, Y. (2010, October). Pre-kindergarten mathematics & science: Design-based research on curricular development. Design and development showcase at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference. Anaheim, CA.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Kilday, C.R., & Whittaker, J.E. (2010, May). Children's understanding of two-digit place value: A place for place value in pre-k mathematics instruction. Roundtable paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Kinzie, M.B., Pianta, R.C., Kilday, C.R., McGuire, P., & Pinkham, A. (2009, March). Development of curricula, teacher supports, and assessments for pre-kindergarten mathematics and science. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference. Washington, D.C.
  • McGuire, P., Kinzie, M.B., Pan, E., & Lee, Y. (2008, March). Effective use of interactive story-based mathematics activities at the pre-k level. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2118-2123). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Grants

Selected Grants

  • McGuire, P., & Bermudez, D. (2014-2015). Math CLASS for pre-kindergarten teachers: Improving the quality of teacher-child interactions. Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation. Amount funded = $50,000. Principal investigator.
  • McGuire, P., & DaLee, J. (2014). Supporting informal STEM learning at two local community centers. UCCS College of Education Research Roundtable. Amount funded = $3,500. Principal investigator.
  • McGuire, P. (2011-2012). Supporting high quality mathematics teaching and learning in at-risk pre-kindergarten classrooms. UCCS Committee for Research and Creative Work (CRCW) Grant. Amount funded = $7,500. Principal investigator.
  • Weathers, J., McGuire, P., & Gagliano, D. (2010-2011). Uncovering and addressing student misconceptions: Improving elementary teachers' formative assessment capacity and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge. Colorado Department of Higher Education. Amount funded = $206,320. Project director.

Honors and Awards

  • College of Education - Dean's Award for Inquiry, Spring 2014
  • Feature article in UCCS Research and Innovations Magazine, Fall 2012
    Cultivating Creativity in Mathematics
  • National Science Foundations (NSF) Early Career Symposium Award 
    2011

Organizations

  • UTeach STEM Educators Association (USEA)
  • Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
  • International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Volunteer and Service

University

  • Research Roundtable Group (Chair)
  • UCCSTeach Advisory Board (Chair)
  • Technology and Innovations Committee (Chair)
  • Compass Curriculum Committee
  • CRCW Proposal Review Committe
  • Online Task Force Committee
 
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