College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Daniel Vincent

Email: dvincent@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5132

Office: LIB 141

Box: 127

Degrees

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Studies, August 2006
  • Master of Education in Foundations of Education, August 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude, May 1999

General Information

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Studies, August 2006.
    Dissertation: "The Evolution of a Science Teacher: An Autobiography"
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019
  • Master of Education in Foundations of Education, August 2001
    Research Topic: "Lab Experiences in the Science Classroom: Real vs. Virtual Dissections"
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude, May 1999
    Area of Specialization: Secondary Education
    Emphasis: Chemistry and Biology
    Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK 74804

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
    August 2006 to Present

    Teach both graduate and undergraduate courses including Teaching Science in Elementary School and Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (undergrad), and Inquiry Science, and Social Studies in a Global Environment (grad)

  • Science Teacher (Intermediate/Middle 1999-2003; High 2003-2006)
    August 1999 to 2006
    Jenks Public Schools

    Teach process skills, chemistry, lab safety, metrics, life science, zoology, environmental science, and scientific method to 6th, 7th, 9-12th grade students

Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Presentation, "Shadows that enlighten", School Science and Mathematics National Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, Fall 2011
  • Presentation, "Simple STEM activities with probeware" NSTA Regional Conference, Hartford, CT, Fall 2011
  • Presentation, "Utilizing data collection probes in the classroom" OSTA conference, Fall 2010
  • Presentation, "Plants can do that?" NSTA National Conference, Philadelphia, March 2010
  • Presentation, "Connecting Math and Science through computerized data-collection devices" NSTA National Conference, Philadelphia, March 2010
  • Presentation, "Partnering with community resources." OATE Conference, OK, Fall 2008
  • Presentation, "The national elections" OATE Conference, OK, Fall 2008
  • Presentation, "Developing spatial awareness." NCTM Regional Conference, OK. Fall, 2007
  • Presentation, "A glimpse into pre-service elementary teachers' views of teaching Mathematics and Science." RCML National Conference, OK. March 2008
  • Presentation, "Connecting the Content: Merging Pedagogy with Content Knowledge." ASTE International Conference, St. Louis, MO. January 2008
  • Presentation, "Science Inquiry in Biology" NSTA National Convention, April 2007
  • Presentation, "Will it float? Inquiring about Mass and Volume" NSTA Regional Conference, Denver, CO. November 2007
  • Poster Presentation, 'Stories, Metaphors, and Mental Images: Encouraging reflection and self-evaluation in teacher candidates'. Oklahoma Research Day. Edmond, April 2007.
  • Presentation, "Getting Off Your 'X': Using Stories to Connect with Undergraduates in Teacher Education" OATE State Conference, October 2006
  • Presentation, "Using Inquiry in the Science Classroom" JPS, February 2006
  • Presentation, "The Cult of Efficiency and the Culture of Creativity: What are we teaching our students?" OESA Conference, May, 2003
  • Presentation, "Pre/Post-Testing: Focus Group, 7th Grade Science" JMS, April 2003
  • Presentation, "Real vs. Virtual Dissections" JPS Workshop, January 2003
  • Presentation, Various Planetarium Programs, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1997 – 1999

Selected Publications

  • Vincent, D., D. Cassel, & J. Milligan. (2008, February). "Will it float? A learning cycle investigation of mass and volume." Article in NSTA’s national journal Science and Children, vol. 45(6), p. 36-39.
  • Vincent, D., D. Cassel (2009, March). "Message in a bottle: Analyzing reaction rates using air pressure sensors" Science Scope, vol. 32(7), p. 68-73.
  • Vincent, D. (2010, November). "Using historical investigations in the classroom: History of Science as a tool for Teaching." Science Scope.
  • Vincent, D., D. Cassel (2011, January). "Shadows that enlighten: An investigation into shadows exposes students' ideas about the seasons" Science and Children.
  • Cassel, D. & D. Vincent (2011, November). "Metaphors reveal pre-service elementary teachers' views of mathematics and science teaching." School Science and Mathematics, vol. (111)7, p. 319-324.
  • Cassel, D. & D. Vincent (in press). i-Touches enlighten students' data analysis. Teaching Children Mathematics.

Selected Honors

  • Jenks Middle School, Teacher of the Year, 2002 – 2003
  • Nominee, Jenks High School Teacher of the Year, 2005 – 2006
  • Mentor to entry-year science teachers, Jenks High School, 2005 – 2006
  • University of Central Oklahoma, College of Education and Professional Studies, Diversity Initiative Award, 2010
  • University of Central Oklahoma, Neely Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010

Selected Professional Development

  • National Associations
  • Member, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), 1999 – Present
  • Member, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), 2006 – Present
  • Member, Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE), 2006 – 2009
  • Member, Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI), 2008 – 2010
  • Member, National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA), 2006-2007
  • Regional Associations
  • Member, Oklahoma Science Teachers’ Association (OSTA), 2006 – Present
  • Member, Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (OCSS), 2008 – Present
  • Member, Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators (OATE), 2006 – 2007, 2008 – 2009
  • Secondary Science Textbook Reviewer, Oklahoma State Textbook Committee, 2005 – 2006
  • Member, Oklahoma Educational Studies Association (OESA), 2002 – 2004
  • Member, Oklahoma Middle Level Educators Association (OMLEA), 2000 – 2001
  • Member, Oklahoma Coaches Association, 1999 – 2002, 2004 – 2006
  • Selected Local Associations
  • Faculty sponsor, UCO’s ACEI student organization, 2007 – 2010
  • Member, Elementary Education Curriculum Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Member, UCO Social/Awards and Recognition Committee, 2006 – 2009

Sample Assignments

ELED 4343

ELED 4463