Pat McGuire, Ph.D.

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Pat McGuire, Ph.D.

Co-Director
College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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

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. (2016). Technology recommendations(pp. 392-409). 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

  • Cheesman, E.A., Winters, D. and McGuire, P. (2016). Technology Recommendations (pp. 392-409). In Mather, N. and Jaffe, L. E. Woodcock Johnson IV: Recommendations and Strategies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
  • 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.

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)

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

 

Service

University

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