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Nordine, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Nordine

Prof. Dr.
Physics Education


phone +1-319-467-4422
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel


2007 Ph.D. in Science Education, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
2005 M.A. in Educational Administration and Policy, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
1998 M.A.T. in Secondary School Teaching, Trinity University
1997 B.A. in Physics, Trinity University

Professional Activity

2015-present Adjunct Professor of Physics Education, IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2014-2015 Visiting Professor at IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2013-2014 Chief Scientist, San Antonio Children’s Museum, Texas
2009-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Trinity University, Texas
2007-2009 Dean of Instruction for Mathematics and Science, International School of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas
1998-2002 Physics Teacher, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas

Research Interests

The role of curriculum materials in promoting students’ understanding of energy
Preparation for future learning
Science teacher training

Current Projects

ELeVATE: Exploring Potential Trajectories for the Energy Concept in Middle School

Selected Publications

Nordine, J. (Ed.). (2016). Teaching energy across the sciences, K-12. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.
Norman, P., & Nordine, J. C. (2016). Improving Elementary Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning: Lessons from a School-University Partnership. School-University Partnerships, 9(1), 30–44.
Nordine, J. C., Breidenstein, A., Chapman, A., & McCool, P. (2015). Cultivating Outstanding Physics Teacher Mentorship. In E. Brewe & C. Sandifer (Eds.), Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers: Case Studies and Effective Practices (pp. 245–256). College Park, MD: American Physical Society.
Nordine, J., Krajcik, J., & Fortus, D. (2011). Transforming energy instruction in middle school to support integrated understanding and future learning. Science Education, 95(4), 670–699.
Nordine, J. C., & Torres, R. (2013). Enhancing Science Kits With The Driving Question Board. Science & Children, 50(8), 57–61.
Nordine, J. C. (2011). Motivating Calculus-Based Kinematics Instruction with Super Mario Bros. The Physics Teacher, 49(6), 380.

Publications in the research information system

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