Francine Winston Johnson
Assistant Professor of Education
Office: Tatem Arts Center 112
Office Hours: By Appointment
- EdD, Morgan State University
- MS, Johns Hopkins University
- MA, Morgan State University
- BS, District of Columbia Teachers College
- EDUC 204 Foundations for Effective Teaching
- EDUC 320 Science Curriculum Methods and Materials
- EDUC 597 Action Research
As an educator, I have been involved in mathematics and science on the elementary and secondary levels, as well as education courses in these content areas on the undergraduate and graduate levels. I see myself as a teacher educator who is deeply committed to contributing to the professional development of teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), especially those in challenging situations. I am a regular presenter at local and international conferences that focus on the mathematics and science preparation of K-12 teachers and I have served the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as a Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) reviewer in mathematics. I have lead initiatives that include vertical team building to support the teaching of AP Calculus and Statistics instruction, a Saturday Algebra Academy, and a grant-funded effort to develop post graduate certificates in K-8 Mathematics, Science, and STEM Lead-Teachers. My work and contributions to scholarship focus on the professional development of STEM educators, with an emphasis on content knowledge and problem-based instructional strategies, that lead to improved student achievement. I currently serve on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) National Advisory Committee (NAC) for Praxis I, which is charged with revising these assessments to align with the Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics. I was recently appointed by ETS to a special subgroup to review the mathematics items of that assessment.
Abel, Y., Johnson, F., Gonsalves, T. Digital Portfolio Conference as Professional Development for Novice Teachers. Teacher Education and Practice. (in press)
Asghar, A., Ellington, R., Rice, E., Johnson, F., Prime, G.. Supporting STEM Education in Secondary Science Contexts. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning. (in press)
Asghar, A., Johnson, F. (2011). Professional Development with an Interdisciplinary Approach to STEM Education: Problems and Promises. In I. M. Saleh & M. S. Khine. (Ed.), Teaching Teachers: Approaches in improving quality of education... NY, USA: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Beaty-O’Ferrall, M. & Johnson, F. (2010). Using Supportive Team Building to Promote Improved Instruction, Student Achievement, and Collaboration in an Urban PDS. School-University Partnerships, 4(1), 56-64.
Masci, F., Beaty-O’Ferrall, M., Cohen, L., Field, T., & Johnson, F. (2007). Maximizing the Professional Development School: Two Collaborative Models. School-University Partnerships,1(2), 77-88.