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The Center for Technology and School Change

Teachers College, Columbia University

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The Center is positioned to research a range of issues pertaining to innovating instruction for students. Specifically, our assumptions about research include the need to work collaboratively with schools in pursuing big questions related to the role technology can play both in reimagining teaching and in deepening student understanding.

The Center is committed to a research agenda that:

  • Informs the transformative use of technology in existing and emerging practices;
  • Contributes to theoretical perspectives on professional learning for the digital age;
  • Explores student learning environments that take advantage of digital tools;
  • Identifies and shapes best practices for emergent technologies and their use in K-16 educational practice in core areas such as instruction, assessment, organization, and leadership;
  • Influences policy and programs in the area of educational technology; and
  • Develops rigorous, practical methodologies to measure the added value of technology on learning.


“An effective conversation [in the educational technology field] must include discourse among leading educational researchers. However, to be successful, it will be equally important to involve other stakeholders to ensure strong linkages between applied research and explicit connections and value to schools. It is also important to include input from corporate partners, the K-12 school community, developers, and policy makers in the questions we ask, in the research we conduct, and in the interpretations and policy that ensue” (Schrum, 2010, p. 5)."

Papers and Presentations

CTSC engages in partnerships with other institutions and programs to investigate the process of using technology in the classroom. The Center also evaluates a number of projects that use technology and conducts research on the impact of technology on the teaching practices of teachers. Reflecting on various approaches to technology integration contributes to the field and helps CTSC continue to improve its own practice.

Meier, E. B., & Mineo, C. M. (2011, April). Building capacity for technology leadership. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Meier, E. B. & Mineo, C. M. (2011). The Central Role of Leadership in Technology Integration. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2582-2585). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Meier, E. B. & Mineo, C. M. (2009). Empowering Principals to Lead with Technology. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 1028-1029). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Mineo, C. M., & Meier, E. B. (2009, March). Certifying administrators: Aligning policy and practice for technology leadership. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Charleston, SC.

Orr, M., Berg, B., Shore, R., & Meier, E. B. (2008). Putting the pieces together: Leadership for change in low-performing urban schools. Education and Urban Society, 40(6), 670-693.

Meier, E. B., & Lemke, C. (2008, March). Envisioning 21st Century learning: New research from state and local perspectives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Consortium for School Networking, Washington, DC.

Hollands, F. (2005, April). How technology policy translates to student computer use in New York City schools. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, CA.

Wilder, H., Boer, P., & Meier, E. B. (2009, March). Analyzing information and communication technologies in education implementation programs in developing nations: A logic model framework. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Charleston, SC.

Meier, E. B., Horton, D. M., & Yusaitis Pike, J. M. (April, 2014). Making meaning of data: School improvement through appropriate use of assessment data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Meier, E. B. & Sanchez, R. (April, 2013). Data driven instruction: What can assessment offer urban educators? Poster session to be presented a the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Meier, E. & Sanchez, R. (2011). Technology in pursuit of science and mathematics understanding. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 4012-4016). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Sánchez, R. (April, 2014). La música y las matemáticas. Hands-on workshop presented in Monterrey, Mexico.

Sánchez, R. & Keltz, G. A. (April, 2014). Mind the gap: Bridging geometry and number sense. Gallery workshop to be presented a the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Meier, E. B., Mineo, C. M., & Graves, K. E. (April, 2014). Innovative professional development: Summer learning lab. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Meier, E. B., Mineo, C. M., Graves, K. E., Yusaitis Pike, J. M. (March, 2014). Transformative professional development. Invited presentation at SXSWedu 2014.

Meier, E. B. (March, 2013). Developing technology­-infused professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators: Considering the educational context. Invited Symposium to be held at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA.

Cheng, T. J., Meier, E. B., Hakim, S., Mineo, C. M., & Sanchez, R. (March, 2013). Situating professional development for online and blended learning contexts: The case of one growing private school consortium. Paper to be presented as part of the Invited Symposium, Developing technology­-infused professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators: Considering the educational context (Meier, E.B., Symposium Leader), at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA.

Graves, K. E., Mineo, C., Meier, E. B., & Cheng, T. J. (March, 2013). A moment of clarity: Using situated professional development in a district­wide summer school program to shift teachers’ perspectives on technology integration. Paper to be presented as part of the Invited Symposium, Developing technology­-infused professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators: Considering the educational context (Meier, E.B., Symposium Leader), at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA.

Mineo, C. M., Meier, E. B., & Sanchez, R. (March, 2013). Using technology to shift the culture of teaching: Exploring a three­year professional development initiative at one independent school. Paper to be presented as part of the Invited Symposium, Developing technology­-infused professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators: Considering the educational context (Meier, E.B., Symposium Leader), at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA.

Meier, E. B., Sanchez, R., & Mineo, C. M. Supporting teacher leaders to drive innovative practice within an international context. Paper to be presented as part of the Invited Symposium, Developing technology-­infused professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators: Considering the educational context (Meier, E.B., Symposium Leader), at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA.

Sanchez, R., Meier, E. B., & Graves, K. E. (March, 2013). Teachers leading by example: Deepening teachers’ science content knowledge through authentic technology­-infused student­centered projects. Paper to be presented as part of the Invited Symposium, Developing technology­-infused professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators: Considering the educational context (Meier, E.B., Symposium Leader), at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA.

Meier, E. B., Mineo, C. M., & Cheng, T. J. (April, 2013). Transforming classroom practice through effective technology integration. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Meier, E.B., Horton, D., Moore, F., & Sanchez, R. (April, 2013). A model for engaging urban teachers in designing STEM projects in classroom environments. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Sanchez, R. & Keltz, G. (April, 2013). Thinking outside the box: A chocolatey optimization problem. Gallery workshop to be presented a the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Meier, E. B., Mineo, C. M., Sánchez, R., & Keltz, G. A. (2012, October). EPA-funded Designing Community Projects Leadership Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Mineo, C., Meier, E. & Seligson, S. (2011). School-Based Support for Technology Integration: Considerations for Professional Development. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2594-2597). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Brydges, S., Meier, E., & Moore, F. (2009, June). Building learning communities to support the professional development of science teachers: A role for departments of chemistry. Paper presented at the 92nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Hamilton, Ontario.

Meier, E., Moore, F., Brydges, S., Sheppard, K., & Miksic, E. (2009, April). Engaging concentric circles of learning: urban middle school science teachers and a consortium of science experts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Meier, E., & Hakim, S. (2008, March). Making a difference for urban classrooms: Evaluating a college-district technology collaboration. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Meier, E. (2005). Situating technology professional development in urban schools. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32(4), 395-407.

Meier, E. B., Powell, K., Moeller, B., & Dubitsky, B. (2005, March). Setting the stage for reflective practice: Faculty development of multimedia case studies. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Phoenix, AZ.

Meier, E., Miller, S., Pack, G., Newman, D., Wan T. S., Payne-Bourcy, L., Horton, D., Ganesan, R., & Zhou, M. (2004, April). The problem of scaling up: A collaborative framework for integrating technology into teacher preparation programs and urban schools throughout New York State. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.