Profile for Jenni McCool

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Specialty area(s)

Mathematics Education

Current courses at UWL

MTH 136 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

EDS 422 Teaching Mathematics Methods: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

EDS 445 Field Experience II: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

 

Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Illinois State University (2009) 

M.S. in Education from Western Illinois University (2004)

B.S. in Mathematics from Western Illinois University (1999)

Teaching history

I have taught the following courses at UWL:

MTH 135 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

MTH 136 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

MTH 150 College Algebra

MTH 171 Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

EDS 422 Teaching Mathematics Methods: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

EDS 445 Field Experience II: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

Research and publishing

My reserach focuses on the teahing and learning of mathematics, particulary at the elemenatry grade level. Through this work, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with many in-service teachers through professional development. I have co-authored two books focused on problem solving in PreK-2nd grade and antoher geared toward 3rd-5th grade.

Kudos

served

Jenni McCool, Mathematics & Statistics, served as a chairperson for the writing committee that revised the Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics. These standards are a critical part of ensuring that each of Wisconsin’s nearly 900,000 K-12 students are college, career and community ready.

Submitted on: April 19

 

served

Jenni McCool, Mathematics & Statistics, served as a writer for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) "Instructional Practice Guide for Equitable Teaching and Learning in Mathematics," which was recently published on the WI DPI website. This guide will be used by K-12 educators across the state to advance educational equity in mathematics.

Submitted on: Dec. 9, 2020

 

awarded

Lisa Lenarz, Art; Jennifer Kosiak and Jenni McCool, both Mathematics, Statistics; and Lindsey Butts, Ashley Cree and Mai Chao Duddeck, all SOE office of the dean; received the award for the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant at the 15th Annual banquet dinner of the Heritage Chocolate Society on Jan. 19 in Orlando, FL.

Submitted on: Jan. 30, 2019

 

published

Jennifer Kosiak and Jenni McCool, both Mathematics; and Kim Markworth, Western Washington University; co-authored the book Problem Solving for All Seasons: Grades 3-5 published on April 1, 2016 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The book focuses on bringing real-world tasks into the 3-5 mathematics class

Submitted on: April 27, 2016

 

published

Jennifer Kosiak and Jenni McCool co-authored the book Problem Solving for All Seasons: PK-2 published on Nov. 1, 2015 by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The book focuses on bringing real-world tasks into the PK-2 class

Submitted on: Nov. 17, 2015