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Jeffrey Jay, Ph.D.
Science Education
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605.626.2215

jayj@northern.edu



Rocks


"Curiosity is the very basis of education."
                                                      A. Edinborough


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Old Photo


"...it's only when we look back can we then measure the progress we've made."
                                                                                                             
K. Roderick


Old Photo II





Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia 
Curriculum and Instruction-Science Education
Dissertation: Concept Mapping In College-Level Biology

M.A., Truman State University
Science Education
Thesis: Folic Acid And Oxytocin Effect On Myometrial Contraction
 
B.S., Truman State University
Environmental Science
 
Education Certificate, Truman State University



Professional Experience:

Current
*Northern State University
Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education


Previous
*Northern State University
Interim Chair-Health and Physical Education
Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education

*Northern State University
E-Learning K-8 Outreach Coordinator, School of Education
Associate Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education

*Northern State University
Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Education
Coordinator, Elementary and Secondary Education
Associate Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education
Tenured, 2000
 
*Northern State University
Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Education
Coordinator, Elementary and Secondary Education
Assistant Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education
 
*Northern State University
Coordinator, Elementary and Secondary Education
Assistant Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education
 
*Northern State University
Assistant Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education
 
*University of Missouri
Visiting Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
 
*University of Missouri
Teaching Assistant, Curriculum and Instruction
Research Assistant, Curriculum and Instruction
 
*University of Missouri
University Supervisor of Student Teachers, Curriculum and Instruction
 
*University of Missouri
Teaching Assistant, Biological Sciences

*Mark Twain Middle School
Science Teacher

 

University Courses Taught:

Current
ELED 320 K-8 Science Methods
MLED 480 Middle Level Education Methods
EDFN 752 Research Based Curriculum and Instruction
ELED 303 Physical & Earth Science for Elementary Teachers (traditional and D2L)


Previous (Northern State University)
EPSY 420 Classroom Management and Discipline
IDL 190 Freshmen Seminar: Education
EDFN 720 Philosophies of Education
EDER 751 Interpretation of Educational Research
ELED 720 Teaching and Research in Science-Elementary
SEED 720 Teaching and Research in Science-Middle and Secondary
EDER 415 Tests, Measures, and Evaluations-Elementary School
EDER 416 Tests, Measures, and Evaluations-Secondary School


Previous (University of Missouri)
T271 Production and Use of Instructional Media and Technology (team instructor)
T425 Advanced Teaching of Elementary Science

 

Service to Institution:

Current
Advisor-Undergraduate and Graduate, Elementary and Secondary Education (1995-Present)
Representative-School of Education, Northern Bound Days (1996-Present)
Chairperson-Graduate Masters Degree Committees (1995-Present)
Member-Teacher Education Council (1997-Present)
Member-Who's Who Among American College Students Committee-NSU (2001-Present)


Previous
Member-Northern State University Academic Affairs (2014-2017)
Member-Northern State University Graduate Council (2014-2017)
Member-Northern State University Promotion and Tenure Committee (2014-2017)
Member-Higher Learning Commission, NSU Working Group: Mission (2016-2017)
Co-Assessment Coordinator-Department of Health and Physical Education (2012-2016)

Interim Chair-Department of Health and Physical Education (2012-2014)
Member-Community Advisory Council for Teacher Education (1996-2013)
Member-Northern State University Graduate Council (2007-2012)
Member-Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate School Search Committee (2011)
Member-Northern State University NCATE Group, Co-Chair Curriculum and Assessment (2009-2013)
Member-Northern State University Assessment Committee (2006-2010)
Member-Northern State University First Year Experience Working Group (2009-2010)
Member-Northern State University Institutional Review Board (2006-2010) 
Member-Office of Instructional Services Advisory Committee (2003-2009)
Member-Northern State University Faculty Senate (1998-2003)
Member-School of Education Knowledge Base Committee (1995-1996)
Member-School of Education Graduate Program Review Committee (1996-1997, 2007-2008)
Member-Northern State University Admissions Director Search Committee (2005)
Member-School of Education Assessment Committee (1998-2004)
Member-Graduate Faculty Writing Committee (1997-2002)
Member-Elementary and Secondary Education Scholarship Committee (1999-2004)
Member-Northern State University Strategic Planning and Budget Committee (2006-2007)
Member-Northern State University Recruitment and Retention Committee (2006-2009)
Co-Chair-School of Education Dean Search (1999, 2006)
Director of Undergraduate Studies-School of Education (1997-2002)
Coordinator-Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (1996-2002)
E-Learning K-8 Outreach Coordinator, School of Education (2002-2005)
E-Learning Advisory Council (2003-2005)
Secretary-Northern State University Faculty Senate (1999-2003)
Conference Coordinator-1997 Fifth Annual Northern Conference on Teaching and Learning
Conference Coordinator-1996 Fourth Annual Northern Conference on Teaching and Learning

 

Professional Activities:

Current
Member-Manuscript Review Panel "Elementary Science International" (2000-Present)
Member-Northern State University Speakers Bureau (1994-Present)
Judge-South Dakota Science and Math Fair (1994-Present)


Previous
Consultant/Helper-Northern Plains Regional Water Festival (1999-2012)
Judge-South Dakota WebFair (2005-2010)
Interim Director-Eisenhower Higher Education Grants Program, South Dakota (1996-1997)
Reviewer-National Science Education Standards (1995)
Book Reviewer-“School Science and Mathematics” (1991-1997)
Research Representative-Northern State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (1998)
President-Northern State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (1997)
Vice President of Programs-Northern State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (1996)
Presider-National Science Teacher Association conventions (1993-2001)
Presider-Annual Northern Conference on Teaching and Learning (1995-1997)
Portfolio Evaluator-Writing Across The Curriculum, Northern State University (1995)
Member-Manuscript Review Panel for Special Publications, National Science Teachers Association (1994-1997)
Member-South Dakota Department of Education Science Advisory Committee (2003-2005)
Judge-South Dakota Junior Academy of Science (1994-1997)
Judge-Odyssey of the Mind, South Dakota (1995-1999)
Participant-Apple Education Series: Staff Development, Multimedia, and Curriculum Integration (1997-1999)
Mentor-NSF and NSU-sponsored Technology Infusion, Department of Education (2003)
Participant-Teachers, Industry, Environmental Collaborations (1988-1990)
Past Sponsor-Future Teachers of America (FTA)
Past Sponsor-High School Taught Elementary Program (HISTEP)



Professional Memberships:

National Earth Science Teachers Association 
Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association



Book Reviews:

“Mind-Boggling Astronomy”
“The Illustrated World of Space”
“Eyewitness Science: Astronomy”
“How We Learned The Earth Is Round”
“Fun & Games: Stories Science Photos Tell”
“Blinkers and Buzzers: Experimenting with Electricity and Magnetism”
“Beastly Abodes: Homes for Birds, Bats, Butterflies & Other Backyard Wildlife”
“Dirt-Cheap Science: Activity-Bases Units, Games, Experiments & Reproducibles”
“Mobius And His Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Germany”

(All book reviews published by the journal School Science and Mathematics)



Curriculum Reviews:

“Accelerated Reading and Mathematics,” Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota
“Science, Society, and America’s Nuclear Waste,” Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
“The Hole Story of Ozone: Skill Development Program,” National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA
“Decisions Based on Science,” National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA


Publications:

Laamann, L., & Jay, J. (2015). Student constructed visuals to enhance learning. The Researcher, 27.

Wang, X., & Jay, J. (2012). Rocks and fossils may stimulate curiosity. The Earth Scientist, 27.

Jay, J., Bortnem, G., & Jay, J. (2010). Earth science learning centers. Council for Elementary Science International, 42.

Jay, J., & Jay, J. (2009). Crazy Horse: The memorial and the geology. The Earth Scientist, 23.

Jay, J., & Jay, J. (2008). Autism and the science classroom. NSTA Reports, 19.

Jay, J. (2008). Science: Teaching. Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology.

Jay, J. (2005). Active learning for prospective teachers. Teaching Journal of the Academy International Congress, 5.

Jay, J. (2004). A new respect for lightning. The Earth Scientist, 19.

Jay, J., & Jay, J. (2003). Student-constructed products they'll keep! Science Scope, 27.

Jay, J., & Jay, J. (2003). Thematic instruction for prospective teachers. The Earth Scientist, 19.

Jay, J., & Jay, J. (2002). Geologic time model. Council for Elementary Science International, 35.

Jay, J., & Jay, J. (2001). In-class earth tour. The Earth Scientist, 18.

Jay, J., & Jay, J. (2001). Elementary science for college level prospective teachers. Council for Elementary Science International, 34.

Jay, J. (1999). Integrated science for prospective teachers. The School Science and Mathematics Association Math-Science Connector, 29.
 
Jay, J., & Gellhaus, M. (1998). Color, camouflage, and vision: An instruction and assessment activity for all classrooms. Council for Elementary Science International, 30.

Jay, J. (1997). Dig into geologic time. The Earth Scientist, 14.

Jay, J. (1997). Teaching refraction/reflection?: Try display cases. NSU CUEST News, 6.

Jay, J., Jay, A., & Barrow, L.H. (1996). Concept mapping with college-level students. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science, 28.

Barrow, L.H., France, R.L., & Jay, J. (1996). Earthquakes and liquefaction. The Science Teacher, 63.

Jay, J. (1995). Graphic maps: A useful tool for prospective teachers. American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, 1.

Jay, J. (1995). The New Madrid seismic zone. In L.H. Barrow (Ed.) Teacher Resource Packet On Earthquakes (NSF #ESI9055430).

Jay, J. (1995). Liquefaction and earthquakes. In L.H. Barrow (Ed.) Teacher Resource Packet On Earthquakes (NSF #ESI9055430).

Jay, J. (1994). Displaying science to nonmajors. Missouri Science News, 35.

Jay, J. (1994). Interactive display case. Science Activities, 31.

Jay, J. (1994). Water pipes in winter. The Science Teacher, 61.



Presentations and Workshops:

2017 "Acting in Middle School Classrooms"
Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Boulder, CO

2016 "Crazy Horse, The Mountain"
National Earth Science Teachers Association, Columbus, OH

2014 "Visual Tools in the Classroom"
Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Rapid City, SD

2012 "Earth Science Conceptual Change Activities"
National Earth Science Teachers Association, Indianapolis, IN

2009 "Earth Science Learning Centers"
National Earth Science Teachers Association, Minneapolis, MN

2007 “Regional Rocks and Geology Activities”
National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Denver, CO

2007 “Earth Science Standards Met With Hands-On Activities”
National Conference on Science Education, NSTA NESTA, St. Louis, MO

2005 “Making the Classroom Relevant for Higher Education Students”
Multidiscipline International Conference on Research and Teaching, Deadwood, SD

2004 “The New Science Education”
Special Education Cooperative Annual Meeting, Watertown, SD

2003 "Hands-on Learning Centers for Enrichment"
National Science Teachers Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN

2003 "Biotechnology in K-8 Classrooms"
South Dakota Science and Math Teachers Association, Annual Convention, Huron, SD

2002 "Integrated Curriculum"
Sisseton Tribal College, Sisseton Reservation, SD

2002 "Middle School Instruction and Learning"
Timber Lake Schools, Cheyenne River Reservation, SD

2001 "Formative Assessments Utilized With Prospective Teachers"
National Science Teachers Association, National Convention, St. Louis, MO

2000 "Teaching to Achieve South Dakota Science Standards"
Annual Fourth Grade Teachers Meeting, Watertown, SD

2000 "Prospective Teachers of Elementary Science: Discourse on Assessments"
National Science Teachers Association, Regional Convention, Boise, ID
 
1999 "Integrated Science for Prospective Teachers"
National Science Teachers Association, National Convention, Boston, MA

1999 "Polymers, South Dakota Agriculture, and the Elementary Classroom"
South Dakota Science Teachers Association, Annual Convention, Huron, SD

1998 “A Model of Integration for Prospective Teachers”
The Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN

1997 “Integrated Methods and Content for Prospective Teachers”
National Science Teachers Association, Regional Convention, Denver, CO

1997 “Task Cards and Collaborative Groups in Science Methods Courses”
National Earth Science Teachers Association, Annual Convention, Denver, CO

1997 “Polymers in Elementary Science”
South Dakota Science Teachers Association, Annual Convention, Rapid City, SD

1997 “Introductory Water 101"
Northern Plains Water Festival, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

1997 “Concept Mapping as Instruction and Assessment”
Phi Delta Kappa, Aberdeen, SD

1996 “A Model of Learner-Centered Activity-Based Instruction”
National Science Teachers Association, Global Summit on Science and Science
Education, San Francisco, CA

1996 “Learner-Centered, Activity-Based Science”
National Science Teachers Association, National Convention, St. Louis, MO

1996 “Learner-Centered Activity-Based Instruction”
National Science Teachers Association, Regional Convention, Rapid City, SD

1996 “Computers in K-8 Science Instruction”
 White Horse, Swiftbird, and Promise Schools, Cheyenne River Reservation, SD

1996 “Science and Math: Making It Hands-On and Minds-On” (co-presenter)
White Horse, Swiftbird, and Promise Schools, Cheyenne River Reservation, SD

1996 “Classroom Science Using Eggs and Other ‘Cheep’ Stuff
Fourth Annual Northern Conference on Teaching and Learning, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

1996 “Classroom Research Into Practice (By Tomorrow!)”
Waubay Public School District, Waubay, SD

1995 “Demonstrations, Discrepant Events and Activities in Science Education”
Third Annual Northern Conference on Teaching and Learning, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 

1995 “Alternative Assessments in Science and Mathematics”
Miller Public School District, Miller, SD

1995 “Developing Professional Educators”
Northern State University Top 100 Recruitment, Aberdeen, SD

1994 “Paper and Pencil Active Learning?”
Teaching in the Next Century: Conference on Mathematics and Science Innovation in Higher Education, Sioux Falls, SD

1994 “Discrepant Events and the Conceptual Change Model”
Northern State University, Shared Vision Course, Aberdeen, SD

1994 “American Science Education”
American-Russian Collaboration Conference on Science Education, University of Missouri-Columbia

1994 “Science ‘Magic’ That You Can Do”
Fulton County Summer Science Camp, Fulton, MO

1994 “Concept Mapping With College-Level Students”
Missouri Academy of Science, Cape Girardeau, MO

1994 “Research on Concept Mapping at the College Level”
University of Missouri, Research and Creative Activities Forum, Columbia, MO

1994 “Science Demonstrations and Learning”
Interface Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

1994 “Resources to Teach About the New Madrid Seismic Zone”
Interface Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO
 
1993 “Lens on Microteaching: An Ethnographic Inquiry Into Teacher Preparation”
National Science Teachers Association, Regional Convention, Louisville, KY

1993 “Helping Science Teachers Who Lack A Coordinator”
National Science Teachers Association, National Convention, Kansas City, MO

1993 “Helping Elementary and Secondary Science Teachers”
Science Teachers of Missouri, Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO

1993 “How to Provide Help for Beginning Teachers”
Interface Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

1992 “New Madrid Earthquake Project”
National Science Teachers Association, Regional Conference, New Orleans, LA

1992 “Helping the First Year Science Teacher”
Science Teachers of Missouri, Annual Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

1992 “Help for Beginning Teachers”
Interface Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

1992 “Plant and Animal Life Cycles in the Elementary Classroom”
Kansas Association of Teachers of Science, Manhattan, KS

1992 “Motivating Students Through Activity-Based Instruction and Learning”
Derby Ridge Elementary School, Columbia, MO



Honors:

2008 Performance Award-Student Services: Academic, Northern State University

2005 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2003 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Northern State University

2003 Honorary Member-Phi Eta Sigma

2001 Northern State University Faculty Development Travel Fund Recipient (St. Louis, National Science Teachers Association, National Convention)
 
1999 Northern State University Faculty Development Travel Fund Recipient (Boston, National Science Teachers Association, National Convention)

1998 Who's Who Among America's Teachers

1998 Northern State University Small Grants Program in Teaching and Learning (Minneapolis, Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, travel for presentation)

1997 Northern State University Small Grants Program in Teaching and Learning (research)

1996 National Science Teachers Association & Gustav Ohaus Awards for Innovations in College Science Teaching

1996 Northern State University Faculty Development Travel Fund Recipient (Rapid City; National Science Teachers Association, Regional Convention)
 
1996 Northern State University Faculty Development Travel Fund Recipient (San Francisco; Global Summit on Science and Science Education)

1995 Northern State University and National Science Foundation Multimedia Stipend

1993 University of Missouri Professional Presentation Travel Fellowship (Louisville; National Science Teachers Association, Regional Convention)
 
1993 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

1992 Pi Lambda Theta


Grants:

2007 Co-PI, SMARTer Kids Foundation, “SMART Board Integration,” $5,487; secured funding for purchase of SMART Board and peripherals to enhance teacher education students’ use of technologies and their appropriate utilization within K-12 classrooms.

2003 Participant, Title III Science Education, “Science and Technology for Prospective Teachers,” $2,500; development of courses and learning opportunities for prospective teachers that allow utilization of state-of-the-art science and technology resources.

2001 PI, Governor's Advanced Award for Teaching with Technology, "Computer-Based Resources for Students and Teachers," $16,301; development of on-line resources for students, student teachers, and beginning teachers; lesson plans, on-line links, enrichments, and other resources directly address both National Science Standards and South Dakota Science Standards.

2000 Co-PI, Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, "AgriScience for Elementary Teachers," $17,665; continuation and enhancement of 1999 Eisenhower grant listed below; again, sixty (60) workshop participants involved.

1999 Co-PI, Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, "AgriScience in Elementary Classrooms," $23,382; developed workshop for elementary-level school teachers; grant monies utilized to pay for sixty (60) workshop participants' stipends, tuition, expenses, and materials; graduate course/credit offered through Northern State University and South Dakota State University; (this project is a continuation and enhancement of 1998, 1997, and 1996 projects; emphasis is placed upon agriculture instruction and learning in elementary classrooms, and the integration of computer-based technology components within instruction and learning).

1999 PI, Learning Organizations for Technology Integration (LOFTI), "Utilizing Digital Cameras & Computer-Based Technology To Promote National Science Education Standards," $3,000; development and infusion of course components that utilize technology for course participants' electronic portfolio.

1998 PI, Governor's Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology, "Integrating Technology Within Science Methods for Teachers Courses," $17,300; development and infusion of computer-based technology within science methods courses.

1998 Co-PI, Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, "AgriScience for Elementary Teachers," $22,151; developed workshop for elementary-level school teachers; grant monies utilized to pay for sixty (60) workshop participants' stipends, tuition, expenses, and materials; graduate course/credit offered through Northern State University and South Dakota State University; (this project is a continuation and enhancement of 1997 and 1996 projects; emphasis is placed upon agriculture instruction and learning in elementary classrooms, and the integration of computer-based technology components within instruction and learning).

1997 Co-PI, Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, “Agriculture for Elementary Teachers,” $15,138; developed workshop for elementary-level school teachers; grant monies utilized to pay for thirty (30) workshop participants' stipends, tuition, expenses, and materials; graduate course/credit offered through Northern State University and South Dakota State University; (this workshop is enhanced from the 1996 project listed below).

1997 PI, Northern State University Small Grants Program in Teaching and Learning, $1,000; grant monies utilized to assist in conducting semester-long research project entitled, “Concept Mapping as an Alternative Assessment Strategy in the University Setting.”

1996 Co-PI, Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, “Agriculture in the Elementary Classroom,” $14,970; developed workshop for elementary-level school teachers; grant monies utilized to pay for thirty (30) workshop participants’ stipends, tuition, expenses, and materials; graduate course/credit offered through Northern State University and South Dakota State University.


Lindsey
(Lindsay, impersonating Jane Goodall)


References:

Gayle Bortnem
Associate Professor
School of Education
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605.626.2570

Craig Kono
Associate Professor
School of Education
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605.626.2448

Connie Geier
Professor, Past Dean
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605.626.2417

Lori Bruns
Instructor
School of Education
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605.626.7618

Lloyd Barrow
Professor Emeritus
Curriculum and Instruction
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
573.443.0910

"Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours."
                                                                                                                       C.S. Lewis