Keiler, Leslie

Curriculum Vitae
Asst Professor
Associate Professor
Teacher Education

Phone: 718-262-2453
Office Location: AC-1D12D
lkeiler@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of Oxford  Educational Research  2000 
MA  Teachers College, Columbia University  Secondary Science Education  1991 
MS  Stanford University  Biology  1990 
BA  Stanford University  Human Biology  1989 

My research involves exploring the impacts of inquiry-based learning experiences and the best ways to support teachers in their development of this pedagogy. Research clearly demonstrates that the central factor in the quality of students’ educational experiences is the teacher. My own research includes analyses of the best ways to prepare teachers for meeting the instructional challenges of urban classrooms in the 21st century. A substantial need persists for high quality professional development experiences for teachers at both the K-12 and university levels. My expertise includes both implementing and researching the impacts of professional development experiences.

Areas of Expertise

Science education
Teacher education
Professional development

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Gerena, L. & Keiler, L.. "Effective Intervention With Urban At Risk Secondary English Language Learners: A Case Study Using Peer Teachers In An Innovative Summer Course." The Bilingual Research Journal. TBA 2012: .

Gerena, L. & Keiler, L.. "Supporting At-Risk English Language Learners in an Urban Secondary Science Classroom: Developing Content Literacy Strategies in a Peer Enhanced Restructured Classroom." International Journal of Arts and Sciences. 4 2011: 297–314.

Keiler, L.S. "An effective urban summer school: Students’ perspectives on their success." The Urban Review. 43 2011: 358-378.

Gerena, L. & Keiler, L. "Innovative Solutions to Help Teachers of ELs in a Math and Science Classroom." AccELLerate!. 3 2011: 9.

Carter, J. & Keiler, L. "Alternatively certified teachers in urban small schools: Where policy reform meets the road." The Urban Review. 41 2009: 437 - 460.

Keiler, L.S. "General Education Biology students’ perceptions of active learning through collaboration at an urban state college." DisCover. 1 2008: 10-27.

Keiler, L.S. "Generating and maintaining a distinctive feature: Lessons for urban new schools." 2007 E-Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. 2007: 25-33.

Keiler, L.S. "Students’ perceptions of their data handling: Implications for transfer of learning." International Journal of Science Education. 29 2007: 151-172.

Dove, A. & Keiler, L. "Instructional methods and achievement: A Governor’s School’s approach." Virginia Mathematics Teacher. 30 2004: 16-20.

Keiler, L. S. & Woolnough, B. E. "Student motivations for data handling choices and behaviors: Their explanations of performance." Cell Biology Education. 2 2003: 63-72.

Keiler, L. S. & Woolnough, B. E. "Practical work in school science: The dominance of assessment." School Science Review. 83 2002: 83-88.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Keiler, L. "Am I still the teacher?: The teacher’s role in a peer-mediated learning environment.." Proceedings of the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2011: .

Gerena, L., Glaser, D. & Keiler, L.. "Developing A Mechanism for Increasing Communication Skills, Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice: The Tuning Protocol." Proceedings of the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2011: .

Gerena, L. & Keiler, L.. "Supporting English Language Learners in Urban At Risk Secondary Schools: Using Literacy Strategies To Support ELL Learning of Science in a Peer Enhanced Restructured Classroom." Proceedings of the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2011: .

Keiler, L. & Gerena, L. "Supporting ELL students’ learning of biology: Vital skills for peer instructors in the secondary science classroom." Proceedings of the 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2010: .

Gerena, L. & Keiler, L.. "Using peer tutors with at risk high school Englsih Langauge Learners: A case study of the effectiveness of Personal Assisted Learning (PAL) in a special MSPinNYC summer course." Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.. 2009: .

Gerena, L., Glaser, D. & Keiler, L.. "Using a Tuning Protocol (TP) as a means to improve college students’ reflective practice, higher-level thinking and communication skills." Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.. 2009: .

Gerena, L. & Keiler, L.. "Peer tutoring and academic success; The Personal Assistance Learning (PAL) classroom in MSPinNYC." Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies of The International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED).. 2009: .

Keiler, L.S.. "Effects of an NSF summer school program." Proceedings of the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2008: 1673-1691.

Keiler, L. & Carter, J.. "Alternatively certified new teachers finding their place in urban schools." Proceedings of the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2007: 2846-2874.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Swoboda, D., Davidson, E., Keiler, L. & Oglensky, B. "Scholarship of teaching and learning: Articulating the debates, setting the context." Making Teaching and Learning Matter: Transformative Spaces in Higher Education. 2011: Chapter 5.

Sparks, K. & Keiler, L.. "Why teachers leave." Keeping good teachers. 2003: 213-218.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Keiler, L. & Gerena, L. " 2011: International Society of Bilingualism.

" Gerena, L. & Keiler, L. " 2011: International Conference for Academic Disciplines.

" Keiler, L " 2011: The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.

" Gerena, L., Glaser, D. & Keiler, L. " 2011: The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.

" Gerena, L. & Keiler, L. " 2011: The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.

" Science in the CIty: Exciting Urban Students about Geoscience " 2010: Geological Society of America.

" Supporting ELL students’ learning of biology: Vital skills for peer instructors in the secondary science classroom " 2010: The 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.

" Using peer tutors with at risk high school Englsih Langauge Learners: A case study of the effectiveness of Personal Assisted Learning (PAL) in a special MSPinNYC summer course. " 2009: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.

" Using a Tuning Protocol (TP) as a means to improve college students’ reflective practice, higher-level thinking and communication skills. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. " 2009: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.

" Peer tutoring and academic success; The Personal Assistance Learning (PAL) classroom in MSPinNYC. " 2009: The International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies of The International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED).

" Immediate and lasting effects of an NSF summer school program. " 2008: The 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.

" Fieldwork: Learning for and about teacher candidates " 2008: National conference of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.

" Alternatively certified new teachers finding their place in urban schools. " 2007: The 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.

" Seeking educational quality in urban small schools: Are alternatively certified new teachers the answer? " 2007: The American Educational Research Association National Conference.

" Mathematics course selection: Which, when, why, so what? " 2003: The National Conference of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

" The humanities at a magnet school for science and technology. " 2003: The National Conference of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

" Generating a distinctive feature: The technology laboratories at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology " 2003: The American Education Research Association National Conference.

" Students’ perceptions of their data handling: Implications for transfer of learning " 2003: The National Association for Research on Science Teaching National Conference.

" Student motivations for data handling choices and performances " 2000: The National Association of Research in Science Teaching National Conference.

" Authentic assessment of middle school science learning " 1993: The American Association for the Advancement of Science National Science.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

York College Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Member: 2011.

York College President's Award for Scholarship: 2009.

Grants-In-Aid

National Science Foundation, MSPinNYC2. July 15, 2011-June 30, 2014: $9,999,987.

National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Mathematics and Science Teacher (MaST) Scholars Program. June 2009-May 2014: $899,900.

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Keiler, Leslie
Associate Professor
Teacher Education