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Jessica Riccio

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riccio@tc.edu
718-849-2131

Education

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.D., 2008
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.M., 2002
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., 1999
  • Hunter College in the City University of New York, B.S., 1997

Professional Interests

Dr. Riccio is the coordinator of Secondary Science Teacher Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. In that role, she prepares preservice teachers for biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics state certification in grades 7 through 12. Prior to working at Columbia, she was a New York City High school science teacher in the Department of Education, and an Urban Science Education Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College. As one of the founding members of the interdisciplinary Content Area Literacy effort there, Dr. Riccio completed her doctoral thesis on the topic in 2008, and continues to research preservice and inservice teachers’ use of content area literacy practices. In her current work with urban schools, she provides professional development and support to both new and experienced teachers on the importance of using literacy and inquiry as a pedagogical tool in the science classroom.

Publications

  • Marrero, M.E., Riccio, J. F., Woodruff, K.A., Schuster, G. S., 2010. Live, Online Short-courses: A case study of innovative professional development. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning 11, (1).
  • Perin, D., Crocco, M., Marri, A., Riccio, J., Rivet, A. and Chase, B., 2009. Integrating literacy in content classrooms. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13 (2), 97-105.
  • Riccio, J. and Calabrese Barton, A., 2006. A Review of: This Teaching Life: How I Taught Myself to Teach. Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, p. 174-179.
  • Rivet, A., Lafferty, B., Petzolt, M. & Riccio, J., 2006. The 6th grade pilot of the PBIS program in New York City public schools: Feedback from the teacher’s perspective. Report submitted to the New York City Department of Education, September 15, 2006.
  • Riccio, J., 2005. How Can Humans Change the Environment? In Science Professional Development Handbook: Grade 5. pp. 14-18. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, MA.
  • Riccio, J., 2005. The Changing Environment. In Science Professional Development Handbook: Grade 6. pp. 12- 16. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, MA.

Teaching Experience

  • Science in secondary school, Teachers College, 2012
  • Introduction to science education practice, Teachers College, 2012
  • Student teaching in science, Teachers College, 2012

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Exhibition and Outreach Publications

  • Riccio, J., 2009. Developing New Ways of Thinking: Preservice Teachers’ Misconceptions About the Utility of Content Area Literacy in the Science Classroom. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). January 2009: Hartford, CT.
  • Riccio, J., 2008. Becoming Equipped to Teach: Literacy as a pedagogical tool in the preservice teacher’s toolbox. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). January 2008: St. Louis, MO.
  • Marrero, M. & Riccio, J., 2008. Live Online Professional Development: Creating Teacher Communities across Contexts. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). January 2008: St. Louis, MO.
  • Perin, D., Rivet A., Marri, A. Riccio. J., 2007. Preparing Preservice Science and Social Studies Teachers for Adolescent Literacy Challenges: Reports from Student-Teaching Classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). April 2007: Chicago, IL.
  • Rivet, A., Petzoldt, M, Ingber, J., & Riccio, J., 2007. Characterizations of inquiry: Science teachers’ descriptions of curriculum reform. Paper presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute for the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science. July 2007: Washington, D.C
  • Rivet, A., Petzoldt, M, Ingber, J., & Riccio, J. 2007. Characterizations of inquiry: Science teachers’ descriptions of curriculum reform. Paper presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute for the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science. July 2007: Washington, D.C.
  • Brotman, J., Riccio, J., 2007. Transformative Action Research in Urban Science Education Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). April 2007: New Orleans, LA
  • Brotman, J., Riccio, J., 2007. Transformative Action Research in Urban Science Education Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). April 2007: New Orleans, LA

 

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