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Mi Sun Park

Graduate Research Assistant

STEM Education Center
320P LES
1954 Buford Avenue
Tel: 612/626-0748
parkx598@umn.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics Education, 2007 - Present

University of Minnesota Graduate School, Twin cities

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

 

 

Areas of interest:

Mathematics Education

Research Experience:

Research Assistant (August 31, 2009 - Present)

  • Evaluation of Algebra 3-5 modules – The Region 11 Math and Science Teacher Partnership (MSTP) for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and 3-5 Algebra professional development program focused on K-12 math and science teachers, funded by the Minnesota Department of Education

 

Research Assistant (August 31,2010 - January 12, 2011)

  • NSF-funded “Model Eliciting, Developing, and Integration Activities (MEDIA) Project for Improving Engineering Students’ Learning Strategies Through Models and Modeling”

 

Research Assistant (August 31, 2009 - August 30,2010)

  • NSF-funded “Reach For The Sky” (RFTS) – STEM education curriculum and implementation program for Native American students

 

Research Assistant (May 26, 2009 - August 30, 2009)

  • NSF-funded “Model Eliciting, Developing, and Integration Activities (MEDIA) Project for Improving Engineering Students’ Learning Strategies Through Models and Modeling”


Research Assistant (August 25, 2008 - May 24, 2009)

  • NSF-funded Minnesota Mathematics Achievement Project (MNMAP)

 

Education Consultant(June 12, 2008 - August 18, 2008)

  • Building Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs) in the Middle Grades Project for Supporting Teachers and Enhancing Student Learning through Technology

 

Teaching Experience:

Instructor (September 2009 - August 2010)

  • STEM education curriculum and implementation,  “Reach For The Sky” (RFTS) afterschool program for Native American students

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant (February 27, 2008 - May 9, 2008)

  • Providing tutoring service to undergraduate students in intermediate algebra up to pre-calculus and statistic classes

 

Professional Experiences:

Evaluation

Evaluator (August 31, 2009 - Present)

  • Evaluation of Algebra 3-5 modules for 3-5 Algebra professional development program focused on K-12 math and science teachers, funded by the Minnesota Department of Education

 

Curriculum Development

Research Assistant (August 31, 2009 - Present)

  • Curriculum for the summer program for Native American Youth, titled, “Research For The Sky” (RFTS) at the University of Minnesota

 

Professional Development Workshops:

  • Professional development for secondary STEM – Role of representation, discussion and alternative conceptions, Continuing Education Conference Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, MN (May 17, 2010)
  • Professional development for 3-5 Algebra – 3-5 Algebra connected to Number (Number and Operations), Northeast Metro District 916, Little Canada, MN (February 19, 2010)
  • Professional development for 3-5 Algebra – Overview of the importance of algebraic thinking, how students learn mathematics, and fundamental concept of the equal sign as a relation, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN (October 8, 2009)

 

Certification:

  • Teacher’s Certificate for Secondary School in Mathematics in Korea

Selected Publications

  1. Kim, Y.R., Park, M.S., Moore, T.J., & Varma, S. (in review). Multiple levels of metacognition and their elicitation through complex problem-solving tasks. Submitted to Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

  2. Moore, T. J., Roehrig, G. H., Guzey, S. S., Stohlmann, M., Park, M., Kim, Y., Callender, H. L., & Teo, H. J. (in review). Faculty change: A longitudinal study exploring instructional beliefs while implementing Model-Eliciting Activities. Submitted to Journal of Engineering Education.

  3. Roehrig, G.H., T.J. Wang, H.H. & Park, M.S. (in press) Is adding the E enough? Investigating the impact of K-12 engineering standards on th eimplementation of STEM integration. School Science and Mathematics Journal

  4. Wang, H-H., More, T.J., Roehrig, G.H., Park, M.S. (in press). STEM integration: The impact of professional development on teacher perception and practice. Journal of Research in Pre-College Engineering Education.

Selected Presentations

  1. Moore, T., Park, M., & Kim, Y. (2010, May). Blur the lines: STEM contexts for meaningful mathematics. 2010 Spring Minnesota Mathemtics Coference. Duluth, MN, April 30 – May 1, 2010.


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