Publications and Presentations

Publications

Johnson, R. (2016). A few thoughts from NCTM 2015. In I. Horn & T. Cordone (Eds.), The best of the math teacher blogs 2015 (pp. 147-148).

Johnson, R., Severance, S., Penuel, W. R., & Leary, H. (2016). Teachers, tasks, and tensions: Lessons from a research-practice partnership. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education 19(2), 169-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-015-9338-3

Penuel, W. R. & Johnson, R. (2016) Review of "Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning." Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved from http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/review-personalized-learning

Briggs, D. C., Peck, F., Johnson, R., & Alzen, J. (2015). The learning progression project Year 2 pilot findings: Mathematics (Report). Retrieved from http://www.colorado.edu/cadre/selected-reports-and-publications

Briggs, D. C., Diaz-Bilello, E., Peck, F., Alzen, J. Chattergoon, R., & Johnson, R. (2015). Using a learning progression framework to assess and evaluate student growth (Working Paper). Retrieved from http://www.colorado.edu/cadre/selected-reports-and-publications

Johnson, R., Severance, S., Leary, H., & Miller, S. (2014). Mathematical tasks as boundary objects in design-based implementation research. In J. L. Polman, E. A. Kyza, K. O’Neill, I. Tabak, W. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O’Connor, T. Lee, & L. D’Amico (Eds.), Learning and becoming in practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014, Volume 2 (pp. 1127-1131). Boulder, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences. Retrieved from http://scholar.colorado.edu/educ_gradpapers/1/.

Severance, S., Leary, H., & Johnson, R. (2014). Tensions in a multi-tiered research-practice partnership. In J. L. Polman, E. A. Kyza, K. O’Neill, I. Tabak, W. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O’Connor, T. Lee, & L. D’Amico (Eds.), Learning and becoming in practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014, Volume 2 (pp. 1171-1175). Boulder, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.isls.org/icls2014/Proceedings.html and http://mathed.net/files/2014-ICLS-Tensions_in_a_Multi-Tiered_Research-Practice_Partnership.pdf.

Cole, M., Engeström, Y., Sannino, A., Gutiérrez, K., Packer, M., Penuel, W. R., Johnson, R., Severance, S., Leary, H., & Miller, S. (2014). Toward an argumentative grammar for socio-cultural/cultural-historical activity approaches to design research. In J. L. Polman, E. A. Kyza, K. O’Neill, I. Tabak, W. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O’Connor, T. Lee, & L. D’Amico (Eds.), Learning and becoming in practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014, Volume 3 (pp. 1254-1263). Boulder, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.isls.org/icls2014/Proceedings.html and http://mathed.net/files/2014-ICLS-Toward_an_Argumentative_Grammar_for_CHAT_Design_Research.pdf.

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Workshops

Johnson, R., Peck, F., & Webb, D. C. (2016, April). Modeling Your Way to Understanding with Realistic Mathematics Education. Forthcoming presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Francisco, CA.

Johnson, R., Peck, F., Briggs, D. C., & Alzen, J. (2016, April). A Unified Framework of Teachers’ Conceptions of Learning and Assessment. Forthcoming interactive paper presentation at the Research Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Francisco, CA.

Severance, S., Leary, H., Johnson, R., & Quigley, D. (2016, April). Developing Teacher Expertise in the Next Generation Science Standards Through Curricular Co-Design. Forthcoming structured poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Bejarano, L., Amidon, T., Johnson, R., McGarry, A., & Turner, C. (2015, September). Better Teaching Through Online Collaboration: Twitter, Blogs, and the Web. Invited presentation at the Annual Conference of the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2082655

Johnson, R., Peck, F., Campbell, W., Grover, R., Miller, S., Scroggins, A., & Webb, D. C. (2015, September). An Orientation to Realistic Mathematics Education. Opening plenary at the 5th International Realistic Mathematics Education Conference, Boulder, CO. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2082622.v1

Sumner, T., Penuel, W. R., Severance, S., Johnson, R., Quigley, D. (2015, September). Inquiry Hub: Ecosystems: Digital Curriculum for Citizen Science from a Design Research Partnership. Poster at the 7th Annual Symposium on STEM Education, Boulder, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2082628

Furtak, E. M., Cartun, A., Kizil, R. C., Chrzanowski, A. M., Grover, R., Heredia, S. C., Johnson, R., McClelland, A., White, K. H. O. (2015, April). Toward a Participation Metaphor for Formative Assessment. Roundtable presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. http://tinyurl.com/lkjahyu

Johnson, R., Martin, C., & Sauer, R. (2015, April). Supporting Algebra 1 Teachers’ Implementation of the CCSS: A Research + Practice Partnership. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Boston, MA. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1378968

Johnson, R., Leary, H., Severance, S., Penuel, W., Sumner, T., Devaul, H., & Dibie, O. (2014, September). Capacity for Customization: Algebra Teachers, Curriculum Design, and the Common Core. Poster at the 6th Annual Symposium on STEM Education, Boulder, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1218433

Johnson, R. (2014, July). Making Social Media More Than Merely Social: Implications for Teacher Professionalism. Invited presentation for the Global Math Department. https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/22July2014.

Wray, J., Ani, K., Black, A., Hunter, C. Johnson, R., Meyer, D., & Nowak, K. (2014, April). Teachers Leveraging Technology in the Classroom. Invited panelist for the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA.

Johnson, R. (2014, April). Math Teachers and Social Media: Professional Collaboration or Support Group? Presentation for the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2087740

This presentation looked not at how social media helps individual teachers, but the implications social media use by math teachers might have on teaching as a profession. Using a framework from Shulman (1998), affordances and constraints of social media for teaching are explored.

Johnson, R. (2014, April). Aligning Mathematical Tasks to the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Poster for the Research Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3124822

Johnson, R., Leary, H., & Penuel, W. (2014, April). Supporting Common Core-Driven Curriculum Adaptations for High School Algebra. Poster for the SIG-RME poster session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3124825

This poster summarized the first year of a project to support teachers making curriculum adaptations to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards. We use a design-based implementation research (DBIR) approach and focused on the rating of mathematical tasks using a set of principles for task quality. The poster was co-authored with +Heather Leary and +Bill Penuel. For more, see this blog post.

Leary, H., Severance, S., & Johnson, R. (2013, September). Customizing Curriculum and Digital Resources for STEM Educators. Poster for the 5th Annual Symposium on STEM Education, Boulder, CO.

Johnson, R. & Thomas, S. (2013, April). Statistical Reasoning in the Middle School. Gallery workshop for the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3124828

This presentation grew from work I did with Susan Thomas to see if middle school teachers were prepared to teach the statistics called for in the Common Core State Standards. (blog post, handouts, slide source)

Abels, M., Matassa, M. S., & Johnson, R. (2013, April). Making Sense of Algebra with Realistic Mathematics Education. Gallery workshop for the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, CO. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3124831.v1

With the Annual Meeting practically in our backyard, we felt obligated to do an "Introduction to RME" type session. Mieke Abels from the Freudenthal Institute took the lead while +Michael Matassa Jr. and I co-presented. (blog post, slides pptx, handouts)

Johnson, R. (2011, November). Efficient Polynomial Multiplication, Division, Factoring, and Completing the Square. Gallery workshop for the Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Albuquerque, NM. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3124834

I adapted my RME3 presentation to be more effective with an audience of teachers. Oddly, I don't think much of this polynomial work is all that important. But if it has to be taught, it ought to be done in a way that doesn't waste time, so cohesion across grades was key.

Johnson, R. (2011, September). A Learning Progression for Multiplying, Dividing, and Factoring Polynomials. Presentation for the 3rd International Realistic Mathematics Education Conference, Boulder, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3124837

I'd taught polynomials with algebra tiles and area models using CPM and this was my attempt to organize that according to design theories of Realistic Mathematics Education.

Johnson, R. & Thomas, S. (2011, April). What’s the Probability of Teaching Statistics? Poster presented for the 2011 Spring Qualitative Methods Class Poster Session, School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3124840

Johnson, R. (2001, October). Remote Sensing Outreach of the University of Northern Iowa STORM Project. Presentation for the 2011 Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC), Iowa City, IA.

Johnson, R. (1999, December). Math Wars: The Politics of Curriculum. Thesis presentation in the Department of Mathematics, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2391046

This paper was my Presidential Scholar senior thesis at the University of Northern Iowa. I've been fascinated by the math wars and intersections of policy and curriculum ever since.

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