Jennifer Oloff-Lewis, PhD

Associate Professor
Tehama 447
530-898-5184
joloff-lewis@csuchico.edu

Dr. Oloff-Lewis is associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education. She was awarded a PhD in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education at the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University in 2009. Dr. Oloff-Lewis has worked in the K-12 setting for over 10 years, with an emphasis on middle school mathematics and gifted education. Here at Chico State, she teaches courses on mathematics methods for credential candidates and master's degree courses.  

Dr. Oloff-Lewis is the director of the Residency in Secondary Education (RiSE) at Chico State.  The Residency in Secondary Education (RiSE) program, part of the PRISMS Project, is an innovative 12-18 month graduate program combining a Master of Arts in Education and teaching credential in one of the following areas: Mathematics (grades 7-12), Sciences (grades 7-12), English (grades 7-12), or Special Education. Additionally, Dr. Oloff-Lewis is the co-PI on for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Chico State.  

Courses Frequently Taught

  • EDTE 523A - Curriculum Theory and Practice: Math
  • EDTE 536 - Subject Pedagogy II: Math
  • EDCI 611 - Analysis of Instruction 
  • EDMA 610 - Intro to Inquiry in Education

Upcoming Presentations and Publications

  • Oloff-Lewis, J., Biagetti ,S.,  Stone, J., Gainsburg, J., Junor Clarke, P., Spencer, C.,  Riggs, L.,  Andreason, J., Cayton, C., Grady, M. &  Cheng, I. (2017, February). Measuring Co-Teaching during clinical experiences. Presented at Association of Mathematics Teacher Education 
  • Sears, R.,  Brosnan, P., Gainsburg, J., Oloff-Lewis, J.  Stone, J., Spencer, C., Riggs, L.,  Biagetti, S., Cayton, C. , Grady, M., Junor Clarke , P., & Andreason, J.  (2017).  Using Improvement Science to Transform Clinical Experiences with Co-Teaching Strategies.  In Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education. Published by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 
  • Sears, R.,  Brosnan, P.,  Oloff-Lewis, J., Gainsburg, J., Stone, J., Biagetti, S., Cayton, C., Grady, M., Spencer, C., Riggs, L.,  &  Junor Clarke, P. (2017, January 3-7).  Co-Teaching Mathematics:  A Shift in Paradigm to Promote Student Success.  Research report presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu, HI. 
  • Oloff-Lewis, J. & Payne, M. (2016, October), Benefits of a Co-Teaching Residency in Secondary Education (RiSE). Presented at National Conference on Co-Teaching. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Sears, R.,  Brosnan, P.,  Oloff-Lewis, J., Gainsburg, J., Stone, J., Biagetti, S., Cayton, C., Grady, M., Spencer, C., Riggs, L.,  &  Junor Clarke, P. (2016, October), Measuring Co-Teaching at various stages of a Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle. Presented at National Conference on Co-Teaching. Minneapolis, MN.

Recent Publications

  • Sears , R.,  Brosnan, P., Grady, M.,  Cayton, C., Oloff-Lewis, J.,  Biagetti, S., Stone, J.,  Andreasen, J., Maynor, J.,  Hollebrands, K., Spencer,C., Riggs, L.,  & Gainsburg, J. (July 24-31, 2016).  A collaborative effort to examine co-planning and co-teaching during clinical experiences.   Research report presentation at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), Hamburg, Germany.
  • Sloane, F., Oloff-Lewis, J., & Kim, S. (2013, March). Evaluating value-added models of teacher effectiveness.  Irish Educational Studies. [Special Issue on Educational Accountability].

  • Sloane, F., Oloff-Lewis, J., & Kelly, A. (2014, October). Understanding the shape of learning in the context of technological innovation. In T. Davis, T. G. Ganesh, & H. C. Waxman, (Eds.) Research on technology in multicultural settings. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. 

  • Oloff-Lewis, J. (2013, January). Review of the book: Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, by Larson, Fennel, Adams, Dixon, Kobett, Wray and Kanold. For the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Recent Presentations

  • Biagetti, S & Oloff-Lewis, J. (2016, June 26). Variability in Clinical Experiences across the California State Universities. APLU- Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership .  Atlanta, GA.
  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2015, December). Engaging students in open-ended tasks. In, California Mathematics Council’s North Conference, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Oloff-Lewis, J., Sessoms, D., Kagan, D., Aranguren, B., McDonald, K., Reynolds, D., Hironiums, J., Dickerson, S. (2015, October – accepted). Joint Noyce Adventure. In, National Network for Educational Renewal, Chico, CA.
  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2015, October - accepted). Engaging students in open-ended tasks. In, Mt. Lassen Mathematics Conference, Redding, CA.
  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2014, October). Use of open-ended questions to foster inquiry in mathematics. In, Mt. Lassen Mathematics Conference, Chico, CA.

  • Oloff-Lewis, J. & Reynolds, D (2014, September). Flipping your mathematics classroom: Three years of experience. In, 2nd Annual California STEM Symposium, San Diego, CA.

  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2013, April). Hypothetical Learning Trajectories for Mathematically Gifted Students: K-5. Poster presented at National Council of Mathematics Teachers (NCTM), Denver, CO.

  • Reynolds, D & Oloff-Lewis, J. (2012, November). Flip This. In, NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Western Regional Conference. Presentation conducted at the meeting of National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Tucson, AZ.

  • Sessoms, D., McDonald, K., Oloff-Lewis, J., Kagan, D., & Aranguran, B. (2012, May). An urban-rural university partnership: Understanding the ‘other’. In, NSF Robert Noyce Teacher scholarship program conference. Symposium conducted at the meeting of National Science Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C.

  • Kagan, D., Aranguran, B., McDonald, K., & Oloff-Lewis, J. (2012, May) TEMS II: Teaching excellence in math and science phase II a Noyce math and science scholarship consortium. Poster presented at NSF Robert Noyce Teacher scholarship program conference, Washington D.C.

  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2011, April) Development of districts interim assessment.  In the research symposium, Longitudinal Changes in Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement.  National Council of Mathematics Teachers (NCTM), Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2010, May).  Growth of mathematically gifted students. Individual presentation: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2010, April). Differences in proficiencies scores between gifted and non-gifted students. Poster presented at National Council of Mathematics Teachers (NCTM), San Diego, CA.  

  • Oloff-Lewis, J.  (2009, April). Collective engagement in change: The case of a first-grade teacher group. In the research symposium, Multilevel insights in teacher learning: Case studies to district-wide reform. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. 

Current Grant Work

  • Promoting Rural Improvement in Secondary Math and Science (PRISMS).  2014 – 19. Director of Residency in Secondary Education (RiSE). Focus: Co-teaching and Co-Planning in a secondary setting.

  • Northern California Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership. 2014 – Present. Northern California Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership. 2014 – Present Principal Investigator.  Focus: Co-teaching and Co-Planning in secondary mathematics setting. 

  • Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.  National Science Foundation. $750,000, 2012-2015 (Co-principal investigator with David Kagan) 
  • Project ESTEEM. ITQ, 2016-18. Principal investigators Mike Kotar and Ben Siepel. (Mathematics Consultant)
  • MathTIME.  Summer 2015 – Present. Mathematics Coach and Advisory Board. Focus: Providing ongoing professional development for K – 8 teachers in mathematics. California Math and Science Partnership Grant – Cohort 12.

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