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Eva OgensAssociate Professor of Teacher Education - Math / Science

Year Joined RCNJ: 2010

Contact Information

Education:

  • B.A. Biology, Education, University of Connecticut
  • M.P.A. Public Administration, Rutgers University
  • Ed.S. Educational Specialist (Professional Development), Seton Hall University
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Management, Policy, Seton Hall University

Convening Group:

  • Teacher Education

Courses Taught:

  • Methods of Math/Science
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Social Context of Education
  • School Supervision & Organizational Theory*

*at former institutions

Teaching and Research Interest:

  • STEM and Science Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • STEM and Inquiry-Based Education
  • Best Practices in Teaching
  • School/Community Partnerships
  • Using Children’s Literature to Teach Science/Math
  • Social & Emotional Learning

Recent Presentations:

National:

  • (November 2013) National Science Teachers Association Area Conference. Presented workshop: “My 5E’s-Engaging, Entertaining, Elementary, Engineering, Easy!” STEM activity, Charlotte, NC
  • (April 2013) Elementary Extravaganza! Invited to speak about “Family Science” at the National Science Teachers Association Conference (NSTA), San Antonio, TX
  • (April 2013) “Play the Antibiotics Game” and “Wonder of Colors” Workshops presented at the National Science Teachers Association Conference (NSTA), San Antonio, TX
  • (May 2012). “It’s Infectious!” Workshop presented at the National Science Teachers Association Area Conference STEM Forum and Expo, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • (November 2011) “Just Do It! Achieving Active Learning and Understanding.”  Session presented at Faculty Resource Network at New York University’s National Symposium: Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • (August 12, 2010) Science Education: Looking Back, Preparing for the Future Using STEM,” paper presented at the P12 Engineering Summit sponsored by Purdue University, Seaside, Oregon

State:

  • (January 2013, 2012). Exciting Science Explorations.  and Science is Fun and Mysterious. Provided  full day professional development for middle and elementary school teachers for the Brookdale Community College’s Outreach, Business, and Community Development Math/Science/Technology Education Network, Wall, New Jersey.
  • (October 2013, 2012, 2011). STEM: Preparing Students with 21st Century Skills, Presented action lab at the New Jersey School Boards Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • (October 2013). Engineering Activities Made Easy Hands-on workshops presented at the New Jersey Science Convention (sponsored by the NJ Science Education Leaders Association and the New Jersey Science Teachers Association, Princeton, New Jersey.
  • (October 2013, 2012). Read and Do! Enjoy some fun children’s books and integrate science by entering the Wonderful World of Colors. Hands-on workshop presented at the New Jersey Science Convention (sponsored by the NJ Science Education Leaders Association and the New Jersey Science Teachers Association), Princeton, New Jersey.
  • (October 2011). Exploring Energy. Exploring Heat and Temperature. CSI 101: Fingerprinting and  A Mystery Substance. Who Infected Whom/Why take All The Antibiotics? Hands-on workshops presented at the New Jersey Science Convention (sponsored by the NJ Science Education Leaders Association and the New Jersey Science Teachers Association).

Publications:

  • Ogens, Eva M. and Crawley, Donna. (August 2013) Assessing confidence levels of preservice elementary teachers in teaching math and science, The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment.
  • Ogens, Eva M. and Padilla, Christine. (February 2012) “It’s Tradition! How one district-wide evening evolved into years of family science”, Science and Children.
  • “The Perceived Trust of Elementary and Middle School Principals and Leadership Attributes in an Abbott District in New Jersey” Dissertation, 2008.
  • “The Education/Join-Up Connection,” Join-Up Journal, (Fall/Winter 2000)
  • “The Method in Motion,” Science Scope, (January 1999)
  • The Write Stuff,” Science Scope, (September 1996)
  • Ogens, Eva M. and  Koker, Mark. (July/August 1995) “Teaching for Understanding: An Issue-Oriented Approach,” The Clearing House.
  • “A Review of Science Education: Past Failures, Future Hopes,” The American Biology Teacher, (April 1991)
  • “Why A School Board Should Consider a Full-Day Kindergarten,” School Leader, (Spring 1990)
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