Rossella Santagata

Associate Professor
School of Education

Founding Faculty, Center for Research on Teacher Development and Professional Practice
School of Education

School of Education Global Engagement Liasion

Faculty Director of Teacher Education
School of Education

Ph.D., UCLA, 2002, Developmental Psychology

Phone: (949) 824-0434
Email: r.santagata@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3457 Education
Mail Code: 5500
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Teacher Preparation and Professional Development; Teaching and Learning in STEM Fields; Video Technologies; Teaching and Learning as Cultural Practices; Equity and Education
   
URLs Dr. Santagata's Website
   
Learning to Learn from Teaching Website
   
Education Center for Research on Teacher Development and Professional Practice
   
UC-HBCU Partnership - Summer Education Rresearch Internship Program
   
"Where Does the Water Go?" Project Crystal
   
Research Gate Profile
   
Academic
Distinctions
Dean's Honoree for Teaching Excellence, School of Education, UC Irvine (2017)

NSF Career Award: Learning to Learn from Mathematics Teaching (2010 - 2015)

UNESCO Initiative 'Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century,' Visiting Professor, Institut Français de l'Éducation, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France (2015)

Visiting Scientist, Education Sciences Department, Università di Cagliari, Italy (June - August 2016)
   
Research
Abstract
Professor Santagata's main research interests are in two areas: (1) Teacher learning and professional development, with a focus on the use of video to foster teacher professional growth; and (2) Teaching and learning in STEM, with a focus on the development of students' conceptual understanding and on video technologies as a tool to study learning interactions;

Her investigations employ a variety of methodologies, depending on a particular project's research goals and questions. These include design-based research; pre- and post-test comparisons; experimental and quasi-experimental studies; and research-practice partnerships. Video technologies are used across several projects.

Professor Santagata is currently partnering with the UCI Center for Environmental Biology, the Crystal Cove Alliance, and local schools on a Citizen Science project entitled '“Where Does the Water Go?.” Fifth-grade students, predominantly from under-served backgrounds, are engaged in research on land restoration and in experiences that bridge formal and informal learning settings. This project is funded by the Nicholas Endowment.

She is also completing analyses of longitudinal data on teacher preparation collected in the context of her NSF Career project "Learning to Learn from Mathematics Teaching" and she is involved in several international projects on the use of video for teacher professional growth.

Professor Santagata is highly committed to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. This commitment is evident in her research, teaching, and service. She directed the UC-HBCU Summer Education Research Internship Program funded by the UC Office of the President (UCOP); she served as the Equity Advisor for the School of Education through the UCI ADVANCE program; and was a member of the Faculty Engagement Council for the UCOP Diversity and Engagement Division.

To learn more about her research please visit: Dr. Santagata's Website
   
Publications See Dr. Santagata's Website
   
Grants CAREER: Learning to Learn from Mathematics Teaching (National Science Foundation, 2010-2015)
   
Mistakes as Tools for Learning in US Mathematics Teaching (Spencer Foundation, 2009-2011)
   
Using Video Clips of Classroom Instruction as Item Prompts to Measure Teacher Knowledge of Teaching Mathematics: Instrument Development and Validation (“Capturing Teacher Knowledge”) (Institute of Education Sciences, 2006-2010).
   
Building Analysis of Practice into Pre-Service Teacher Education: Making Use of New Technologies to Study Science Teaching (Video for Science Teaching Analysis: “ViSTA”)(National Science Foundation, 2004 - 2009).
   
Improving Achievement by Maintaining the Learning Potential of Rich Mathematics Problems: An Experimental Study of a Video- and Internet-Based Professional Development Program (“Algebra Learning For All”)(Institute of Education Sciences, 2003 - 2008).
   
“Where Does the Water Go?” Developing Life-Long Science Learners through a University-State Park Partnership. Nicholas Endowment (2016)
   
“Where Does the Water Go?” Scaling up and Building Sustainability to Bring Authentic Science Learning Experiences to Underserved Learners. Nicholas Endowment (2017)
   
Research Center Education Center for Research on Teacher Development and Professional Practice
   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5610
   
Last updated 12/04/2017