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Jessica Fitzsimons Riccio

Professional Background

Educational Background

2008 Teachers College, Columbia University 

   EdD Dissertation Topic: Preservice Science Education and Content Area Literacy

2002 Teachers College, Columbia University

            EdM Science Education-NYS Certification Program           

             Permanent Licensure Biology and General Science 7-12

            1999 Teachers College, Columbia University 

             MA Physiology

       1997 Hunter College CUNY

             BS Human Physiology



Scholarly Interests

Content Area Literacy

Science Teacher Education

Professional Development

Online Learning

Urban Science Education

 

Selected Publications

Marrero, M.E., Riccio, J. F., Woodruff, K.A., Schuster, G. S., (in press).   Live, Online Short-courses:  A case study of innovative professional development. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning.  
 
Marrero, M., Riccio, J.F., and Schuster, G. (2010) Building an Online Community of Practice:  A case study of the NASA Endeavor Fellows.  Presentation at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Philadelphia, PA.

Perin, D., Crocco, M., Marri, A., Riccio, J., Rivet, A. and Chase, B. (2009). Integrating literacy in content classrooms. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13 (2), 97-105.

Riccio, J. (2009). Perennial Issues in Science Teacher Preparation: Challenges that Student Teachers Face and How Teacher Educators can Reflect and Act to Overcome Them. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). January 2009: Hartford, CT.

Riccio, J. (2009). Developing New Ways of Thinking: Preservice Teachers' Misconceptions About the Utility of Content Area Literacy in the Science Classroom. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). January 2009: Hartford, CT.

Rivet, A., Petzoldt, M., Riccio, J., Ingber, J. (2008). Science Teachers' Characterizations of Inquiry: Identifying Challenges to Curriculum Reform. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). April 2008: Baltimore, MD.

Riccio, J. (2008).  Becoming Equipped to Teach: Literacy as a pedagogical tool in the preservice teacher's toolbox. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). January 2008: St. Louis, MO.

Marrero, M. & Riccio, J. (2008).  Live Online Professional Development: Creating Teacher Communities Across Contexts. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). January 2008: St. Louis, MO.

Perin, D., Rivet A., Marri, A. Riccio. J. (2007). Preparing Preservice Science and Social Studies Teachers for Adolescent Literacy Challenges:  Reports from Student-Teaching Classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). April 2007: Chicago, IL.

Rivet, A., Petzoldt, M, Ingber, J., & Riccio, J. (2007). Characterizations of inquiry: Science teachers' descriptions of curriculum reform. Paper presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute for the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science.  July 2007: Washington, D.C.

Brotman, J., Riccio, J. (2007). Transformative Action Research in Urban Science Education Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). April 2007: New Orleans, LA

Rivet, A., Lafferty, B., Petzolt, M. & Riccio, J. (2006).  The 6th grade pilot of the PBIS program in New York City public schools: Feedback from the teacher's perspective.  Report submitted to the New York City Department of Education, September 15, 2006.

Riccio, J. and Calabrese Barton, A. (2006). A Review of: This Teaching Life: How I Taught Myself to Teach. Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, p. 174-179.

Riccio, J. (2005). How Can Humans Change the Environment? In Science Professional Development Handbook: Grade 5. pp. 14-18. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, MA.

Riccio, J. (2005). The Changing Environment. In Science Professional Development Handbook: Grade 6. pp. 12-16. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, MA.

 

current projects

professional organization membership


  •       National Science Teachers Association

  •       NY Biology Teachers Association

  •       NY State Marine Educators Association - Past Vice President

  •       Science Teachers Association of NY State

  •       Association for Science Teacher Education

  •       AERA

  •       NARST

  • MSTC 4000: Science in secondary school

    Foundations of science education. Planning, assessment, and management of instruction. Required of initial science students.

    MSTC 4363: Introduction to science education practice

    Corequisite: MSTC 4000. Directed field experiences and seminars explore school environments and teaching strategies.

    MSTC 4761: Student teaching in science

    Permission required. Prerequisites: MSTC 4000 and MSTC 4363. Students do supervised teaching in metropolitan area schools.

    Jessica Fitzsimons Riccio appeared in the following articles:

    Small Miracles (4/2/2008)

    Getting Back to Basics - Before It's Too Late (7/3/2007)