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Curt Nielsen

Field Experience Coordinator
(319) 273-2608

area of specialty: Elementary

Courses Taught: 

TEACHING 3128 Teacher as a Change Agent
EDPSYCH 6214 Foundations of Instructional Psychology
EDPSYCH 6248 Leading Instruction in Schools
EDPSYCH 6259 Leading Teacher Learning
EDPSYCH 6282 Leading School Growth and Improvement

Research Interests: 

Early Field Experiences
Professional Learning Communities
School Leadership
Instructional Coaching

Selected Publications: 

Nielsen, C., Switzer, M. (Summer, 2015) Collaboration: An early field experience co­teaching example. PDS Partners, 11(1) 6­7.

Nielsen, C. P. (2012). Learning transfer of geospatial technologies in secondary science and mathematics core areas. (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest.com (Publication number 3535654)

Nielsen, C., Oberle, A, and Sugumaran, R. (2011). Implementing a high school level geospatial technologies and spatial thinking course. Journal of Geography, 110(2) 60-69.

Nielsen, C.P. (2011). Using the 5E instructional model to view geospatial technology use in K-12 classrooms. Meridian: Kindergarten Through High School Information and Communication Technologies Journal, 13(2), http://www.ncsu.edu/meridian/winter2011/nielsen/index.htm

Nielsen, C.P. (2008). The case for spatial literacy and geospatial technologies in the core k-12 social studies curriculum. Iowa Council for the Social Studies, 21 (1), 23-28.

Henning, J.E., DeBruin-Parecki, A., Hawbaker, B.W., Nielsen, C.P., Joram, E., and Gabriele, A.J. (2005). The teacher work sample: A tool for scaffolding and assessing preservice teachers’ early field experiences. The Teacher Educator, 40(3), 188-207.

Selected Presentations:
Professional Learning Communities in Early Field Experiences Workshop at The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education Conference (AILACTE), Tampa, FL. March 2, 2017.

Early Field Experiences Gallery Walk. National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference, Washington, D.C. March 9, 2017.

Connected Professional Learning Communities in Early Field Experiences. National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference, Washington, D.C. March 3, 2016.

Embedded Signature Assessments in Early Field Experience. National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference, Washington, D.C. March 3, 2016.

Applications of Co-Teaching Across Teacher Preparation Field Experiences in Classroom Settings. Workshop at The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education Conference (AILACTE), Atlanta, Georgia. February 26, 2015.

Connected Professional Learning Communities in Early Field Experiences. National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. March 5, 2015.

Co-Teaching to the Core in Early Field Experiences. Presentation at Professional Development Schools National Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. March 29, 2014.

Perspectives on Effective Clinical Field Experiences. Presentation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Indianapolis, Indiana. March 3, 2014.

Reflections on Effective Clinical Field Experiences. Presentation at The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education National Conference (AILACTE), Indianapolis, Indiana. March 2, 2014.

Implementing a High School Level Geospatial Technologies and Spatial Thinking Course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, San Marcos, Texas, October 2012.

Honors & Awards: 

National Council for Geographic Education Best Article for Geographic Program Development 2012. – Implementing a High School Level Geospatial Technology and Spatial Thinking Course

Apple Polisher Award, 2008, Selected as one of 50 university employees that are influential in the lives of UNI students. Given by the Student Admissions Ambassadors UNI

Gold Star For Outstanding Teaching, 1999

Education: 

B.A., B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa