Jeff's research focus is on technology to support teachers during formative assessment. His PhD investigated how different instructional technology platforms interacted with high leverage teaching practices during formative assessment. Jeff worked with Woot Math (a Boulder based education technology startup) during graduate school to design formative assessment tools that empower teachers to use student thinking and ideas during instruction, making it easier for teachers to support students in developing mathematical mindsets. He also has worked with the PhET group to design simulations and study how they can support students with learning math and teachers with facilitating conceptually focused student discourse. Jeff also has worked to support math and computer science teachers in their professional learning, particularly around their use of instructional technology and assessment.
Prior to completing his PhD in Education at the University of Colorado Boulder, Jeff taught high school math and led summer wilderness trips for teens through the YMCA.
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