School of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Cathy Ezrailson

Cathy Ezrailson
Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Education, School of Education
UED Delzell Education Center 218 C
Phone: 605-677-5832
Bio:
Graduated summa cum laude from Ashland University with a BS in Geology and Comp. Science. Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Physics Education from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in Science Education: Physics Education from Texas A&M University. Experience in teaching physics at all levels, geology, physical sciences, computer methods, technology in the lab and online.
Teaching Interests:
Science education (physics education), curriculum, strategies and methodologies for teaching science, safety in the science lab and teaching with technology.
Research Interests:
Teaching science with technology. Setting and meeting standards and best practices in science teaching. , history of teaching science in public schools. Safety in the science classroom and lab.
Education:
  • Ph D, C&I: Science Education, Physics Education, Texas A&M University, 2004
  • MA, C&I: Science Education/Physics Education, University of Houston, 1988
  • BS, Geology/Comp Sci, Ashland University, 1977
Grants:
  • EMIT: Explicitly Modeled Interactive Techniques for Physical Science Learning , CAE, (2011 - 2012)
  • Preparing Safer Science Teachers: Mobile Science Safety Training , CTL, (2012)
  • Science and Mathematics Instruction for South Dakota in the 21st Century, SD Board of Regents and US Depart of Education, (2009 - 2010)
  • Science and Mathematics Instruction In Context for South Dakota in the 21st Century, SD Board of Regents and US Dept of Education, (2010 - 2011)
  • South Dakota Science and Mathematics Teacher Enhancement: Integrating Math and Science and Using Topical Issues in Science Instruction , SD Board of Regents and US Dept of Education, (2011 - 2012)
  • , CTL, (2013 - 2013)
  • Instructional Preferences of Elementary Science Methods Students , CTL, (2011 - 2012)
Publications:
  • Ezrailson, C., (2013), Danger in the School Science Lab: Are Students at Risk?, South Dakota Academy of Science, vol. 92, iss. 1, pp. 146-164.
  • Ezrailson, C., (2012), PUBLIC SCHOOL SCIENCE CURRICULUM IN CONTEXT: THE IMPACT OF STANDARD REFORMS DURING THE LAST TWO HUNDRED YEARS , South Dakota Academy of Science , iss. 91, p. 11.
  • Ezrailson, C., (2012), The Physics Front Digital Library Collection , American Association of Physics Teachers, National Science Digital Library, American Physical Society, The National Science Foundation,.
  • Hagevik, R., Veal, W., Brownstein, E. M., Allan, E., Ezrailson, C., Shane, J., (2010), Pedagogical Content Knowledge and the 2003 Science Teacher Preparation Standards for NCATE Accreditation or State Approval , Springer Link, vol. 21, iss. 1, pp. 7-12.
  • Allen, E. M., Shane, J. M., Brownstein, E. M., Ezrailson, C., Hagevik, R. M., Veal, W. M., (2009), Using Performance-based Assessments to Prepare Safe Science Teachers, Springer Link, vol. 20, iss. 6, pp. 495-500, .
  • Ezrailson, C., Loving, C. C., (2009), EMIT: EXPLICIT MODELING OF INTERACTIVE-ENGAGEMENT TECHNIQUES: For Physics Graduate Teaching Assistants and the Impact on Instruction and Student Performance in Calculus-Based Physics, VDM Verlag, iss. 3639178831, 9783639178838, p. 168.
  • Brownstein, E. M., Allen, E., Ezrailson, C., Hagevik, R., Shane, J., Veal, W., (2009), Alignment of the 2003 NSTA Standards for Science Teacher Preparation with the NCATE Assessment System, Journal of Science Teacher Education, vol. 20, pp. 403-413.
  • Ezrailson, C., (2008), Progressions for Science Literacy: The Science Story Book Project, South Dakota Reading Council Journal, p. 5.
  • Ezrailson, C., (2008), How Using The Physics Front Digital Library Can Support Best Practices in Science , North Carolina State University, vol. 11, iss. 2, p. 4.
  • Ezrailson, C., Zike, D., Zorn, M., (2007), Electricity and Magnetism, McGraw/Hill: National Geographic Edition.
  • Ezrailson, C., Hainen, N., Zorn, D., , (2007), Waves, Sound and Light, McGraw/Hill: National Geographic Edition.
  • Ezrailson, C., (2007), Snapshot of the Physics Front , American Physical Society: Forum on Education, p. 2.
  • Ezrailson, C., (2007), Introduction to Physical Science, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Society, p. 750.
  • Ezrailson, C., Loving, C. C., Allen, D., (2005), Analyzing Dynamic Pendulum Motion in an Interactive Online Environment Using Flash , vol. 5, pp. 413-433.
  • Ezrailson, C., (2005), Introduction to Physical Science, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Society, p. 751.
Awards and Honors:
  • Selected to the South Dakota Next Generation Science Standards State Committee, South Dakota Department of Education, 2013
  • Selected to the Committee for Teacher Preparation, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2013
  • Selected to the Dean's Advisory Committee, USD School of Education, 2013
  • Selected as Interim Chair of the Alternative Access Committee for AAPT, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2012
  • Faculty Senate Representative, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Appointed Chair of the AAPT Committee on Educational Technologies, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2011
  • AAPT Ad Hoc Committee on Alternative Access, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2010
  • Selected for the National AAPT Focus Group on the Science Core Standards, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2010
  • Vice Chair of USD Curriculum and Instruction Committee, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Selected for the NCATE/NSTA Science Standards Auditor Board, National Science Teacher's Association/ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2008
  • Dissertation of the Year Award, Texas A&M University, School of Education and Human Resources, 2005