From:
Sean Nank
 
To: PAEMST Recipients

Curriculum Vitae


Professor Nank

 

EDUCATION/AWARDS:

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Awardee, California Mathematics, 2009.  I received the highest education award in the nation; was honored at two California Mathematics Council (CMC) conferences; and met the President of the United States, members of Congress, and top members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Science Foundation, and United States Department of Education.

University of California, Riverside:  Doctor of Philosophy, September 2007.  Graduated:  3.9/4.0 GPA.
Major:  Education.  Emphasis:  Curriculum and Instruction.  Dissertation title:  “Mathematics Reform:  How
Teachers Negotiate the Meaning of College Preparatory Mathematics.” 
 

University of California, RiversideMaster of Art, March 2000.  Graduated:  4.0/4.0 GPA.
Major:  Education.  Emphasis:  Curriculum and Instruction.  Professional Clear Credential, Single Subject, Math. 


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL:  Bachelor of Science, May 1996.
Graduated with membership in Phi Theta Kappa national honors society, 3.5/4.0 GPA.
Major:  Mathematics.  Secondary Certification (type 09), Math received June 1996.

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL:  Associate of Science, May 1994.
Graduated on the national Dean’s List, 3.5/4.0 GPA.
Major:  Mathematics. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Professor, California State University San Marcos, 2014 - present.  I teach the Research Methods in Education course for students working toward the Master's in Education (all majors).  The course includes qualitative methods, quantitative methods, mixed methods, ethics in research, selecting a research topic, writing research proposals, and interpreting research.  Students begin to write the introduction/statement of problem, literature review, and methodology chapters of their Master's thesis.

Professor and Core Faculty member, American College of Education, 2013 - present.  I have taught Research Methods and Learning with Technology courses to students obtaining advanced degrees.  Duties include student advising; critiquing and modifying course curricula; involvement with program development; developing and facilitating a CCSS-M aligned online seminar; and assisting in core academic planning.

Executive Board Member, Greater San Diego Mathematics Council (GSDMC), 2014 – present.  I serve on the executive board for GSDMC as teh secretary and webmaster.  Duties include maintaining the website, communicating with members of the organization, documenting conversations during meetings, and assisting in various areas of the organization.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) State Network of Educators (SNE), California Department of Education, 2014 - present.  I collaborate with other members of the SNE to vet submissions for the Digital Library.  I determine which assessments are of high quality and aligned for inclusion to the Digital Library.  The Digital Library will be available to educators for support in implementing the Common Core State Standards-Mathematics (CCSS-M).

Consultant, various school districts, 2012 - present.  I consult with districts, provide training, and coach educators in the implementation of the CCSS-M.  Consulting occurs at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

Mathematics Educator, Gardner HS, Gardner, Illinois 1996 - 1997, Santiago HS, Corona California, 1997 - 2001, El Camino HS, Oceanside, California, 2001 - present.  I have taught courses ranging from Pre-Algebra ot Pre-Calculus and Physics.  I conduct seminars and coach teachers.  Leadership positions include WASC committee leader, school technology committee leader, district technology committee member, district placement member, Professional Learning Community (PLC) leader, National Honors Society selection committee, tardy committee, and schedule restructuring committee. 

LearnZillion Dream Team Mathematics Coach and Domain Strand Specialist, LearnZillion, 2013-present.  I am the domain specialist of a national team of educators assembled to write lesson plans, PowerPoints, assessments, rubrics, expert commentary, and create videos aligned with the CCSS-M.  I coach the team through the extensive process and give final approval for the materials to be accessible on the LearnZillion website.  We are currently writing a comprehensive k-8 Common Core aligned mathematics textbook.  The project is funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

ICME-12 NCTM Travel Grant Recipient and Mathematical Assessment Representative, 2012.  I was an official USA representative at the International Congress on Mathematical Education-12 as a mathematical assessment expert.  I prepared a report for publication discussing key issues concerning mathematics education assessment.  I presented a paper about online formative mathematical assessments, conducted training on educational apps for the CCSS-M, conducted multiple collaborative sessions with Korean educators, and aided in the USA exhibition booth and presentation.

Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), 2012 - 2013.  I was appointed to an advisory panel to address issues relating to teacher preparation, consider updates and revisions to the Learning to Teach System, make recommendations on policy issues, and address the structure of credentialing.  I was the leader of the clinical experience subpanel.  The report was presented to the CTC Board during spring 2013.


NSF Committee of Visitors (COV), National Science Foundation, 2012.  I reviewed multiple grant proposals, comments from initial reviewers, scores, protocol, confidential documents, and priorities regarding a particular division at NSF.  Duties included advising the NSF of future protocol, writing feedback for guidance, and collaboratively discussing ways to improve processes.  The report is available on the NSF website.

Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation, United States Department of Education, 2011 - present.  I reviewed, scored, and commented on the strengths and weaknesses of multiple applicants on different occasions for different departments.  Duties included reading grant proposals, scoring and commenting on each section of criteria, and collaborating with panel members.  Collaboration occurred either in person or via teleconferences.

Multi-district iPad Collaboration Co-leader, San Diego County, 2012 – present.  Working with the e San Diego County Office of Education, we started a collaborative group consisting of educators in the public and private sector that are using iPads in K-12 classroom settings.  Duties include conducting training sessions, recruiting educators to share their expertise, and coaching teachers in the implementation of iPads.

 

Leader for CCSS–M implementation, San Diego County, 2012 – 2013.  I work with a group of mathematics leaders in San Diego County to collaboratively plan for the implementation of the CCSS-M in multiple districts with support from California State University San Marcos.  Duties include meetings, dissemination of information, working as a liaison between the district and the university, and coaching teachers during their transition.

On-Site Liaison for Teacher Candidates, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), 2012 – present.  I am in charge of all placements for student teachers at El Camino High School originating from CSUSM.  I evaluate teacher candidates, monitor cooperating teachers, hold weekly meeting with teacher candidates, provide support to CSUSM, aide in piloting the co-teaching model, and coach teacher candidates.

CCSS-M Focus Group, California Department of Education, 2012.  I was selected to participate in a focus group meeting centered on the design and implementation of the CCSS-M.

National Selection Committee, National Science Foundation, 2011.  I collaboratively reviewed and recommended Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipients.  I reviewed videos, materials, resumes, letters of recommendation, and narratives.  I collaboratively provided recommendations for assigned awards.

Lead implementer of CCSS-M, Oceanside Unified School District, 2011 - present.  I attend multiple county trainings for CCSS-M and SBAC and am currently collaboratively implementing the CCSS-M at the district level and site level.

Co-author, Researcher, and Implementer of District-wide iPad Program, Oceanside Unified School District, 2010 – present.  I collaboratively designed a program to implement a 1:1 student to iPad ratio in two math and two science classrooms.  I am the lead researcher for the program.  I am collaboratively writing curricula integrating iPads on a daily basis via note taking, interactive technological simulations, educational Apps, online formative assessments via Moodle, and web-based instruction.  The program has expanded.

Editor of the Book The Making of a Presidential Mathematics and Science Educator, Discovery Association Publishing House, 2011. I wrote researched based questions, extended invitations, and publicized the book which compiles autobiographical accounts of 50 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) recipients.  Each chapter showcases the PAEMST recipients’ views on curriculum, pedagogy, and excellence in education. 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Nank, S. D.  (2015 - Winter).  Editor of The making of a presidential mathematics and science educator.  Volume 2. Chicago, IL:  Discovery Association Publishing House.

LearnZillion, Nank, S. D.  (2015).  Domain Specialist and Author of a Multi-Author k-8 Common Core Aligned
Digital Textbook.  Available at:  www.learnzillion.com

Nank, S. D.  (2011).  Editor of The making of a presidential mathematics and science educator.  Volume 1.  Chicago, IL:  
Discovery Association Publishing House. 

Nank, S. D.  (2011).  The present moment.  In S. Nank (Ed.), The making of a presidential mathematics and science educator.  Volume 1 (pp. 77-84).  Chicago, IL:  Discovery Association Publishing House. 

Nank, S. D.  (2011).  Testing over teaching:  Mathematics education in the 21st century.  Chicago, IL:  Discovery Association Publishing House. 

Nank, S. D.  (2003).  Qualitative or quantitative research?  A mathematical perspective.  In J. Sandelski & K. DeLockery (Eds.), Open Genre  (pp. 88-91).  Chicago, IL:  Discovery Press.

 

CONFERENCE AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Nank, S. D.  Co-Presenter.  (2016). The effects of flipped learning on middle school students' achievement with
         common core mathematics.  American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C. 

Nank, S. D. Presenter.  (2015).  Engagement through student created math videos.  California Mathematics Council -
         North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2015).  Finally, a free online CCSS-M textbook with coherence!  California Mathematics
         Council - North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2015).  Engagement through student created math videos.  California Mathematics Council -
         South, Palm Springs, California.

Nank, S. D.   Presenter.  (2015). 
Mathematical modeling with strawberries and videos.  National Council of
         Supervisors of Mathematics, Boston, Massachusetts.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2014).  Mathematical modeling with strawberries and videos.  California Mathematics Council – North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Lead Presenter.  (2014).  Lots of squares:  An example from the digital library.  California Mathematics Council – North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2014).  Mathematical modeling with strawberries and videos.  California Mathematics Council – South, Palm Springs, California.

Nank, S. D.  Lead Presenter.  (2014).  Lots of squares:  An example from the digital library.  California Mathematics Council – South, Palm Springs, California.

Nank, S. D.  Lead Presenter.  (2014).  Webinars as a pathway to implementing the CCSS-Mathematics.  United States Distance Learning Association, St. Louis, Missouri.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2014).  Lesson and assessment design for ELLs and Common Core Mathematics.  National Association of Bilingual Education, San Diego, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2013).  The transformation is Now:  Experience CCSS in action.  California Mathematics Council – North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2013).  Launching the Transformation:  Classroom Assessments and CCSS.  California Mathematics Council – North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2013).  What does CCSS look like in your classroom?  California Mathematics Council – South, Palm Springs, California.

Nank, S. D.  Lead Presenter.  (2013).  Formative Mathematical Assessments, Common Core, and Applications: Lessons from the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12).  National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Denver, Colorado.

Nank, S. D.  Co-Presenter.  (2013).  Rethinking Assessment: How can we retool it to empower our use in classrooms?  National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Denver, Colorado.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2013).  Integrating Common Core with online formative assessments.  Greater San Diego Mathematics Council, San Diego, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2012).  CCSS access, achievement, and assessments:  Lessons via ICME-12.  California Mathematics Council – North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2012).  The making of a presidential mathematics and science educator.  California Mathematics Council – North, Asilomar, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2012).  Online formative assessments and common core:  Influences on curricula and pedagogy.  International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul, Korea.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2012).  Commission on teacher credentialing input.  Presentation at multiple universities designed for input from professors, university supervisors, on-site liaisons, and teacher candidates regarding clinical experience and 21st century technology in the classroom, California.

Nank, S. D.  Presenter.  (2011, 2012).  Publishing after an advanced degree.  Presentation for candidates for completion of the Master’s in Education program, California State University, San Marcos, California.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

I am a member of and/or attend conferences for the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), American Educational Research Association (AERA), California Mathematics Council (CMC), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), and Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics (CPAM).