Teresa Ann Le Sage
Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction

Teaching Areas: Science and curriculum & instruction

Research Interest: Cognitive personality theory and science education

Education

Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce,  Commerce, Texas, 2002
M.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas, 1994
B.S. in earth science, California State University-Long Beach, 1979

Published Research

“Personality Learning Style Preferences and Student Achievement in Online University Learning Environments,” National Social Science Association. Volume 32, No. 2. 2009

“Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Value of Science/Math Literacy Notebooks,” Center for Education, Development, Evaluation and Development Journal. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas. Spring 2009

Current Scholarly Projects

“Possibility Thinking: Inquiry Problem-Solving,” Science and Children, National Science Teacher Association. 2010

“Science Literacy Circles:  Big Ideas about Science,” Science Activities, Volume 47, No. 2. 2010

Research on Personality Characteristics, Job Satisfaction and Selected Factors

Investigating Pre-Service Teacher Value of Using Wikis and Perceptions of Technology in Education

NAEP Research on Factors that Improve Student Science Achievement

Presentations

“Possibility Thinking and Inquiry Problem-Solving,” Science Teacher Association of Texas.  Galveston, Texas. November 2009

“Student Sensory Learning Style, Achievement in Online Learning Environments” and “Mathematics/Science Notebooks:  Perceptions of Pre-Service Teachers,” National Social Science Association Conference. Las Vegas, Nev. 2009

“The Digital Evolution and Science Literacy with Virtual Notebooks” and “The Human Spirit, Function and Artificial Consciousness,” National Science Teacher Association Conference.  New Orleans, La. March 2009

“Connecting Meta-Cognition, Scientific Inquiry and Writing to Promote Student Learning,” ME by the Sea Conference. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas. June 2009

“Elementary Science Student Achievement as Measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress and Statistical Significant Differences when Correlated with Ethnicity, Gender and Socio Factors in the Southern Region of the United States” and “Student Friendly Online Courses: Effective Instructors and Successful Students,” Center Education Development, Evaluation and Development Conference. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas. June 2009

“Wikis:  A Think, Pair, Share Tool for the Classroom,” Texas Computer Education Association Area III Educational Technology Mini Conference. Victoria, Texas. November 2009

“Science Literacy Circles - Inductive Inquiry Modeling,” Association for the Study of Curriculum and Development Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas. March 2010

“University Student Sensory Learning-Style Preferences and Achievement in Online Learning Environments,” National Social Science Conference. Las Vegas, Nev. March 2010