Keiler, Leslie
 

Keiler, Leslie

Curriculum Vitae

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 
Throughout my career I have remained committed to supporting students who have been underserved by the wider educational community in an on-going quest for social justice. My research focuses on developing and analyzing the best ways to prepare teachers for meeting the instructional challenges of 21st century classrooms. I collaborate with teachers to create student-centered learning environments where all students can succeed. My work involves creating research-based, high quality professional development for teachers at the K-12 and university levels. I spend much of my time in urban secondary schools, implementing programs and researching their impacts. Supported by an entrepreneurship grant from the NSF, I formed a consulting group to scale this work to new contexts. This deep and sustained involvement with K-12 schools infuses my university-level teaching and shapes my service to the university as I share research-based insights about best teaching and assessment practices.

Areas of Expertise

STEM education
Teacher education
Professional development
Student-centered pedagogy

Books in Field Of Expertise

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Articles in Field Of Expertise

Keiler, L., Diotti, R.. & Hudon, K.. "The Role of Student Mentors in Teacher Program Induction." Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue. 22 2020: 20 pages.

Keiler, L., Diotti, R.. Hudon, K., & Ransom, J.. "The role of feedback in teacher mentoring: How coaches, peers, and students affect teacher change." Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. 2020: .

Keiler, L., Diotti, R.. & Hudon, K.. "Students Mentoring Teachers: How Students Support Teachers’ Program Induction." The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching. 2 2019: 737-742.

Keiler, L. S.. "Teachers’ roles and identities in student-centered classrooms." International Journal of STEM Education. 5 2018: 20 pages.

Bonner, S. M., Somers, J. A.; Rivera, G. J., & Keiler, L. S.. "Effects of Student-Facilitated Learning on Instructional Facilitators." Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences. 45 2017: 417-438.

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. 35 2012: 76-97.

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.

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

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

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.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Keiler L. S. & Robbins, K.. "New roles and relationships in urban STEM learning environments: How the Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom enhances equity and access." STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation.. 2018: Chapter 4.

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.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Keiler, L., Diotti, R.. & Hudon, K.. "Mentors’ Use of Feedback to Support the Professional Development of Student-Centered Teachers and Mentor Self-Growth." American Education Research Association National Conference: Toronto, Canada. 2019: .

Keiler, L.. "Teachers’ roles and identities in peer-mediated learning environments." American Education Research Association National Conference: Chicago, IL. 2015: .

Bonner, S. & Keiler, L.. "The effect of peer –facilitated learning on teen leaders." American Education Research Association National Conference: Chicago, IL. 2015: .

Bonner, S., Keiler, L., & Mills, P.. "PERC: A model for peer-facilitated learning in urban secondary school classrooms." Peer-led Team Learning International Society 2012 Proceedings: New York, NY. 2014: .

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: Honolulu, HI. 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: Honolulu, HI. 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: Honolulu, HI. 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: Honolulu, HI. 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: Madrid, Spain. 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): Madrid, Spain. 2009: .

Keiler, L.S.. "Effects of an NSF summer school program." Proceedings of the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education: Honolulu, HI. 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: Honolulu, HI. 2007: 2846-2874.

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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Lasting impacts of a mentoring program: What teachers take with them when they move on " accepted for 2020: American Education Research Association National Conference: San Francisco, CA.

" Students Mentoring Teachers: How Students Support Teachers' Program Induction " 2019: The 12th Annual Mentoring Conference: Albuquerque, NM.

" Mentors’ Use of Feedback to Support the Professional Development of Student-Centered Teachers and Mentor Self-Growth " 2019: American Education Research Association National Conference: Toronto, Canada.

" The role of feedback in teacher PD: How coaches, peers, and students affect teacher change " 2018: American Association of Curriculum and Teaching National Conference: Dallas, TX.

" Motivation in PERC Classrooms " 2018: York College Undergraduate Research Day.

" Teacher impacts on student groupwork " 2016: York College Undergraduate Research Day.

" Teachers’ roles and identities in peer-mediated learning environments " 2015: American Education Research Association National Conference: Chicago, IL.

" The effect of peer –facilitated learning on teen leaders " 2015: American Education Research Association National Conference: Chicago, IL.

" Noyce Scholars in the PERC Summer Institute: Learning to be a teacher in a student-centered classroom " 2015: Noyce Northeast Conference: Boston, MA.

" College preparedness through learning to learn and learning to lead " 2014: American Association of Curriculum and Teaching National Conference: Tampa, FL.

" Noyce Scholars in the MSPinNYC2 Program " 2014: Noyce Northeast Conference: Philadelphia, PA.

" Reshaping Interactions in Urban Science Learning Environments: The Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom " 2013: National Association for Research in Science Teaching National Conference: Puerto Rico.

" PERC: A Model for Peer-facilitated Learning in Urban Secondary School Classrooms " 2012: PLTL Society International Conference: New York, NY.

" Math Science Partnership in New York City 2: A New Partnership to Transform Urban Secondary School Mathematics and Science Experiences " 2012: UCARE National Conference: New York, NY.

" Effective Teaching through Peer Instructors: Pursuing Possibilities and Meeting Challenges " 2012: The National Science Foundation's MSP LNC Conference: Washington, DC.

" Building Critical Literacies With Second Language Learners In The Biology Classroom. " 2011: International Society of Bilingualism: Oslo, Norway.

" Supporting at-risk ELLs in an urban secondary science classroom: Developing literacy strategies within a PERC classroom " 2011: International Conference for Academic Disciplines: Prague, Czech Republic.

" Am I still the teacher? The teachers’ roles in a peer-mediated learning environment. " 2011: The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education: Honolulu, HI.

" Developing A Mechanism for Increasing Communication Skills, Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice: The Tuning Protocol " 2011: The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education: Honolulu, HI.

" Supporting ELL students’ learning of biology: Vital skills for peer instructors in the secondary science classroom " 2011: The 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education: Honolulu, HI.

" Science in the City: Exciting Urban Students about Geoscience " 2010: Geological Society of America: Denver, CO.

" 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: Honolulu, HI.

" 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: Madrid, Spain.

" 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: Madrid, Spain.

" 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): Madrid, Spain.

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

" Fieldwork: Learning for and about teacher candidates " 2008: American Association for Teaching and Curriculum National Conference: Austin, TX.

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

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

" 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: Roanoke, VA.

" 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: Roanoke, VA.

" 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: Chicago, IL.

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

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

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

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

CUNY Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship: 2018.

York College Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Member: 2011.

York College President's Award for Scholarship: 2009.

CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program: 2008.

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Grants-In-Aid

National Science Foundation, The Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom for Undergraduates (PERC-U): Innovations in Teacher Preparation. applied for August 15, 2020-August 14, 2023: applied for $298,453.

National Science Foundation, Diversifying Researchers, Innovators, Visionaries and Experimenters (DRIVE) in STEM. Applied for October 1, 2020-September 30, 2025: applied for $649,955.

PSC-CUNY, Peer Leadership in Foundational College Math Classes. July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021: $11,744.89.

PSC-CUNY, Developing 21st Century Skills in the Teaching for Equity and Achievement in Middle School (TEAMS) Program. July 1, 2019-June 30,2020: $5,938.42.

National Science Foundation, I-Corps: Scaling the Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom (PERC) Program: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1505255&HistoricalAwards=false. February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015: $50,000.

National Science Foundation, MSPinNYC2: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1102729&HistoricalAwards=false. July 15, 2011-August 30, 2019: $10,437,160.

National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Mathematics and Science Teacher (MaST) Scholars Program: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0934716&HistoricalAwards=false. June 2009-May 2015: $899,900.

PSC-CUNY, The Development of Curriculum Leadership within Middle Schools. : $5,970.

PSC-CUNY, Learning to Teach Science through Inquiry: Learning Communities for Professional and Curriculum Deveopment. : $6,000.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Provide professional development to teachers in public schools through my consulting firm, Re-Imaging Student Excellence, in both NYC and Washington, DC: 2018-present.

Serve on grant review panels for the National Science Foundation: 2011-present.

Review conference papers for the Mentoring Conference Proceedings: 2019-present.

Review manuscripts for Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue: 2012-present.