Janine Certo
Janine Certo

Janine Certo
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University certo@msu.edu
http://www.msu.edu/~certo
Teacher Education
356 EH
517-432-4841
Janine Certo is an assistant professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teacher Education. Her interests include writing instruction, genre theory and pedagogy, poetic language theory and instruction, multimodality, and arts-based education. Drawing on multiple methods, including poetic inquiry, her research spans a number of areas including literacy and language, creative writing, humanities and aesthetic philosophy, and teacher education. Most recently, she is investigating teachers' knowledge, craft, and dispositions with regard to reading, writing and teaching poetry and preadolescents' poetry genre knowledge and development.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Children’s Literature
  • Instructional Methods
  • Teacher Professional Growth and Development

Anne-Lise Halvorsen
Anne-Lise Halvorsen

Anne-Lise Halvorsen
Ph.D., University of Michigan annelise@msu.edu
Teacher Education
359
517-355-9603
Anne-Lise Halvorsen is an assistant professor of teacher education specializing in social studies education. Her scholarship includes research on the history of education, social studies at the elementary level, curriculum policy, the integration of social studies and other subject areas, and early childhood education. Currently, she is doing work on the history of elementary social studies, the relationship between social studies instruction and student learning, and teacher knowledge and preparation in the social studies.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Research on teaching
  • Teaching of history
  • Elementary social studies
  • History of American education

Christina Schwarz
Christina Schwarz

Christina Schwarz
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley cschwarz@msu.edu
http://schwarz.wiki.educ.msu.edu/
Teacher Education
332 EH
517-432-4851
Christina Schwarz is an associate professor of teacher education. Her research centers on teaching and learning science and the role that technology may play in this process. She specifically focuses on inquiry-oriented and model-centered constructivist learning environments, particularly at the elementary and middle school level. Her current research involves helping students and teachers develop an understanding of scientific practices such as inquiry and modeling and helping them learn how to engage in those practices. Other interests include teacher and student learning progressions, frameworks for teaching science, educational technology, science teaching and learning in urban schools, science curriculum development and evaluation, and the history and philosophy of science.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Elementary science
  • Scientific literacy
  • Science instruction technology
  • Classroom technology
  • Educational technology & planning

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