Meier, Ellen B. (ebm15) | Teachers College Columbia University

Skip to content Skip to main navigation
Teachers College, Columbia University
Printer-friendly Version
Teachers College, Columbia Univeristy Logo
Meier, Ellen
Associate Professor of Practice
Director of the Center for Technology and School Change
Coordinator, Educational Technology Specialist Program
Mathematics, Science & Technology
212-678-3829

Office:
510 Thmps

Office Hours:
Spring 2016: T & R 3-5 pm & by appointment

Educational Background

  • Ed.D. in Leadership and Organization, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. in Educational Administration, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. in English Education, University of Iowa

Scholarly Interests

  • Innovation and systemic change
  • Technology policy and practice
  • Technology leadership in schools
  • Curriculum design and teaching with technology

Selected Publications

Meier, E. (2011).  New millennium leadership for 21st century learning environments. IMPACT on Instructional Improvement, March 2011 36(1), 37-42.

Xiao, Y. &, Meier, E.  (2011).  Education Technology as a Catalyst for Education Development - a Policy Perspective. In  T. Huang and A. Wiseman (Eds.),  The Impact and Transformation of Education Policy in China (pp. 313-343). Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Crocco, M., Cramer, J. Meier, E. (2008).  (Never) Mind the gap!  Gender equity in social studies research on technology in the twenty-first century.  Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2(1),19-36.

Orr, M., Berg, B., Shore, R., Meier, E. (2008).Putting the pieces together:  Leadership for change in low-performing urban schools. Education and Urban Society, 40(6), 670-693. 

Horton, D., Meier, E. Mineo, C. (2008, July).  A winning after-school program.  T.H.E. Journal. http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22922

Meier, E. (2005).  Situating Technology Professional Development in Urban Schools.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32(4), 395-407.

Miller, S., Meier, E., Payne-Bourcy, L. (2003, October 20). Technology use as a catalyst for change:  A leadership framework for transforming urban teacher preparation.  The International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 7(12).  http://www.ucalgary.ca/~iejll/

Swan, K.  Holmes, A., Vargas, J., Jennings, S., Meier, E., Rubenfeld, L. (2002).  Situated professional development and technology integration:  The capital area technology and inquiry in education (CATIE) mentoring program.  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 10(2). 169-190.
American Educational Research Association
Association for the Advancement in Computing and Education
International Society for Technology in Education



~ Updates Under Construction ~


Current work with schools: Leadership and professional development

  • TLQP Science and Mathematics Project (2003 - 2009). NY State Teacher Leadership Quality Partnership Program.
  • Enhancing Education Through Technology - Leadership and System Change through Technology Innovation (2008 - 2009). NCLB Title IID through Yonkers Public Schools.
  • LDRS: Laboratory for the Design & Redesign of Schools (2006 - 2009).  NYCDOE through Bank Street College of Education.
  • Jewish Learning in a Digital Age (2008 - 2009).  NCLB Title IID through the NY Board of Jewish Education
  • Building Healthy Communities Online (2008 - 2009). A Learn and Serve America Program through The After School Corporation (TASC).
Current research and evaluation activities
  • Mathematics for All: Multimedia Cases for Inclusion (2003 - 2008).  NSF through Bank Street College of Education
  • Enhancing Education Through Technology - Technology Enhancing Literacy Learning  (2008 - 2010). NCLB Title IID through Ulster Boces
  • Enhancing Education Through Technology (2008 - 2010). NCLB Title IID through S. Westchester Boces
  • Math & Science Partnership (2004 - 2010). NCLB Title IIB through NYC Districts 19 and 23.
  • Teaching American History: America Through the Ages (2006 - 2009). NCLB Title IIC through NYC District 27

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Computing, and Education, Department of Math, Science & Technology Teachers College, Columbia University: Co-Director, Center for Technology and School Change, Teachers College, Columbia University; 1996-Present; 
  • New York Board of Regents:  Co-Chair, University of the State of New York Council on Technology Policy and Practice. 2004-Present
  • Teachers College, Columbia University: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Communications, Computing and Technology and Online Classes; 2002-present 
  • Teachers College, Columbia University: Director, Teacher Leadership Quality Partnership Project  2003- Present
  • New York State Education Department:  Teachers College Director, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to use Technology Catalyst Grant.  2000-2004.
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, Director, New York Youth Network, 1990-1996. 
  • Cottage Technologies:  President and Owner, 1983-Present 
  • Teachers College, Columbia University:  Grant initiator and project director, Technology for the National Diffusion Network, 1983-1987.


  • Meier, E., Mineo, C., Graves, K. (2014, April). Innovative Professional Development: Summer Learning Lab.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) ,Philadelphia, PA.
  • Meier, E., Horton, D., Pike-Yusiatis, J.  (2014, April). School Improvement through Appropriate Use of Assessment Data:  Making Meaning of Data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Meier, E., Mineo, C., Graves, K. Yusaitis Pike, J. (2014, March). Transformative Professional Development:  Innovating instruction. Invited paper presented at the annual South by Southwest (SxSW) Conference, Austin TX.
  • Meier, E. , Mineo, C., Sanchez, R., Cheng, T., Graves, K. (2013, April). Developing technology infused professional development for teachers and administrators: Considering the educational context.  An invited panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Education, New Orleans, LA.
  • Meier, E., & Sanchez, R. (2013, March). Data-driven Instruction: What Can Assessment Data offer Urban Educators? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Denver, CO.
  • Meier, E., Horton, D., Mensah, F., Sanchez, R.  (2013, April).  A model for engaging urban teachers in designing STEM projects.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA.
  • Meier, E., Mineo, C.,  Cheng, T. (2013).  Transforming classroom practice through effective technology integration.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA.
  • Mineo, C., Meier, E.,  & Sanchez, R. (2012) Rethinking summer school as an opportunity for professional development.  Paper presentation at the annual meeting for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX
  • Meier, E. & Sanchez, R. (March, 2012).  Mathematics through technology.  Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX
  • Meier, E. & Sanchez, R. (February, 2012). Understanding our students’ needs:  A tale of two schools. Diversity Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Meier, E., Mineo, C. & Sanchez,R. (2012) Rethinking formative assessment and the role of technology.  Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Educational Research (AERA), Nominated for “Best Paper” award by the Technology as an Agent of Change in teaching and Learning Special Interest Group.
  • Meier, E., & Mineo, C. (2011, April). Building capacity for technology leadership. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Educational Research (AERA), New Orleans, LA.  Nominated for “Best Paper” award by the Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group.
  • Meier, E.,  & Sanchez, R. (2011, April). Deepening Formative Assessment with Urban Teachers.  Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Educational Research (AERA).   
  • Meier, E. & Sanchez, R. (2011). Technology in Pursuit of Science and Mathematics Understanding. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Nashville, TN.
  • Mineo, C., Meier, E., & Seligson, S. (2011, March). School-based support for technology integration: Considerations for professional development. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Nashville, TN.
  • Meier, E., & Mineo, C. (2011, March). The central role of leadership in technology integration. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Nashville, TN.
  • Meier, E., & Mineo, C. (2010, April). Building Level Support for Technology Integration: The Ecological Link. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Educational Research (AERA), Denver, CO.
  • Cocciolo, A., Mineo, C., & Meier, E. (2010, June). Using online social networks to build healthy communities. Paper presentation at the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia), Toronto, Canada. Meier, E., Moore, F. M., Brydges, S., Sheppard, K., & Miksic, E. (2009, April). Engaging concentric circles of learning: Urban middle school science teachers and a consortium of science experts. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Meier, E., & Mineo, C. (2009, March). Preparing principals to lead with technology. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Mineo, C., & Meier, E. (2009, March). Certifying administrators: Aligning policy and practice for technology leadership. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Wilder, H., Boer, P., & Meier, E. (2009, March). Analyzing ICTs in education implementation programs in developing nations: A logic model framework. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Meier, E., Powell, K., Hollands, F., Mineo, C., Moeller, B., Dubitsky, B. (2008, March).  Math for All:  An opportunity to develop our civic responsibility to inclusion students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
  • Meier, E., Hakim, S. (2008, March). Making a difference for urban classrooms:  Evaluating a college-district technology collaboration.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
  • Meier, E., Lemke, C. (2008, March). Leadership and vision for technology at the state level:  Illusive goal. The Consortium for School Networking.  Washington, D.C.
  • Meier, E., Mineo, C. (2008, March). Leading the way:  Using technology to deepen understanding.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Mineo, C., Meier, E. (2008, March).  Technology, reform, and school-based support structures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Moeller, B., Dubitsky, B., Meier, E. (2008, March).  Designing effective professional development experiences for teachers serving students with disabilities in k-5 mathematics inclusion classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  
  • Moore, F., and Meier, E. (2008, March).  Nature’s Early Warning Systems: Teaching Science Using Inquiry and Technology.  Teaching and Learning Celebration
  • Meier, E. & Jacobs, D.  (2007, September). Recommendations from the University of the State of New York’s Technology Policy and Practice Council.  Presentation to the New York Board of Regents.
  • Meier, E.   (2008, April). Teachers as Designers, Shifting the Teaching and Learning Paradigm for the 21st Century.  Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Technology Day.
  • Meier, E. (2008, May). The Role of Technology in Pre-service Education.  Testimony:  New York Board of Regents Higher Education Subcommittee on Teacher Preparation.
  • Meier, E., Powell, K., Hollands, F., Moeller, B., Dubitsky, B. (2007, April). Preparing teachers to teach mathematics in inclusion classrooms:  A case-based approach.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Crocco, M., Meier, E., Cramer, J. (2007, April).  Women, Technology & the Social Studies:  Outlook for the New Century. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Moeller, B., Dubitsky, B., Meier, E.  (2007, April).  Using video case studies to assess the strengths and needs of diverse learners.   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Orr, M., Berg, B., Shore, R. & Meier, E.  (2007, April).  Putting the pieces together:  Change leadership in an urban low-performing school environment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Meier, E., Bowman, J. (2007, March). Technology and State Education Policies:  Leveraging Change.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.  San Antonio, Texas.
  • Meier, E., & McIntyre, K. (2007, March).  Inquiry, Technology, and Nature’s Early Warning Systems. Invited speaker for NYSUT at Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference sponsored by Channel 13 and 21.
  • Meier, E. (2007, February). Music, My iPod and Me. Invited speaker at Music Tech Fair, Hoff-Barthelson Music School.  Scarsdale, New York
  • Meier, E.  (2006, November).  First principles:  Critical Literacies in the Digital Age.  Invited Speaker at the formation of the Interdisciplinary Center for Leadership in Technology Integration and Critical Literacies (I-Celtic).  Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Meier, E. (2006, October).  The Challenge of Innovating in Education:  The Need for Vision and the Problem with Change.   Invited speaker, EdLab Group.  Teachers College, Columbia University.  New York, NY.  October 11, 2006.
  • Meier, E. (2006, June).  Contradictions: The Introduction of Technology and our Current Culture of Accountability.  Invited speaker at New York City Council Education and Technology Subcommittee Hearing on Technology and the Schools.  June 27, 2006. 
  • Meier, E.  (2006, June).  Trends in Education Pedagogy.  New York State Chief     Information       Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. June 21, 2006.
  • Meier, E. (2006, April). Evaluating Technology Integration:  Raising the Return on Our Investment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association.  San Francisco, CA. 
  • Moeller, B., Dubitsky, B., Meier, E., & Kantrov, I. (2006, April).  Designing and Using Video case Studies for Professional Development on Inclusion in Elementary Mathematics Classrooms.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Meier, E., Bowman, J., & Jacobs, D. (2006, March). Technology Leadership at the State Level.   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), Orlando, FL
  • Meier, E. (2006, March). Gender, Technology and Social Studies:  What’s the Problem?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Orlando, FL.
  • Meier, E. (2006, February).  Integrating Technology into your Music Classroom. Invited speaker, Music Tech Fair, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Scarsdale, New York.  February 12, 2006. 
  • Meier, E. & Horton, D.  (2005, April). The role of content knowledge in process of integrating technology.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Meier, E. (2005, March).  Setting the Stage for Reflective Practice:  Faculty Development of Multimedia Case Studies. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Meier, E. (2004).  Lessons Learned for Integrating Technology:  Results of the New York State Catalyst Project. Invited Speaker, Symposium at City College:  Ideas for the Successful Integration of Technology in Schools. May 27, 2004.
  • Meier, E., (2004). A situated model for integrating technology in an urban school district.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Meier, E. (2004). Lessons Learned from the New York Catalyst Grant: Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology.  Speaker, New York State Association of Teacher Education Annual Spring Conference.
  • Meier, E., Miller, S., Pack, G., Newman, D., Teh-Yuan Wan, Shablak, S., Payne-Bourcy, L., Horton, D., Ganesan, R., Zhou, M. (2004).  The problem of scaling up:  A collaborative framework for integrating technology into teacher preparation programs and urban schools throughout New York State.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Meier, E., (2004). Sustainability Strategies.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Education Computing Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Meier, E. (2003). Initial Effects of Fourth Grade Standards-Based Testing in New York:  Perceived Changes at the Building Level.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL. 
  • Meier, E., Jennings, S., Swan, K., Rubenfeld, L. (2003). Building practitioner knowledge through technology integration.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL. 
  • Meier, E., & Budin, H. (2001, April).  Enhancing teacher learning with technology:  The role of curriculum design in a situated training model.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Education Research Association, Seattle, WA.  
  • Meier, E., Jennings, S., & Swan, K. (2001, April). Professional development strategy for integrating technology:  The role of the university facilitator.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Education Research Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Swan, K, Jennings, S., Meier, E. Rubenfeld, L. Holmes, A. (2001, April).  Situated professional development:  A mentoring model.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Education Research Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Budin, H. & Meier, E.  (1998). School change through technology:  The role of the facilitator.  Paper presented at the national conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Washington, D.C
  • Meier, A. (2000, April). High stakes standards-based testing in New York:  Leveraging change at the building level?  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Courses

Related Articles