Mary Kay Stein

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Mary Kay Stein

Mary Kay Stein

University of Pittsburgh
828 Learning Research and Development Center
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-6971
Email: mkstein@pitt.edu

Faculty - Associate Director LRDC

School Affiliations


Recent Grants

  • Coaching to improve common core aligned mathematics instruction in Tennessee, IES, July 2014-June 2017. Jennifer Russell, PI; co-PIs Mary Kay Stein, Richard Correnti, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Victoria Bill, Emily Barton, & Nate Schwartz, (award amount: $2,500,000)
  • States as STEM learning environments: Building an indicator system to guide instructional improvement at scale, National Science Foundation, October 1, 2013-September 30, 2016. PI: Mary Kay Stein; Co-PIs: Richard Correnti and Jennifer Russell (award amount: $1,500,000
  • Collaborative Research: Modeling Engineered Levers for the 21st Century Teaching of STEM

    2010 - 2014
  • The Influence of Classroom Practices on Student Outcomes in Direct versus Inquiry Oriented Approaches to Mathematics Instruction

    2011 - 2013
  • Collaborative Research Strategies: The Robot Project

    2010 - 2013
  • Collaborative, Technology-Enhanced Lesson Planning as an Organizational Routine for Continuous, School-Wide Instructional Improvement

    Jul 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2012
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Recent Publications

  • Iriti, J., Bickel, B., Schunn, C., & Stein, M.K. (2016). Maximizing research and development resources: identifying and testing "load-bearing conditions" for educational technology innovations. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(2), 245-262.
  • Kaufman, J., Stein, M.K., & Junker, B. (2016). Factors associated with alignment between teacher survey reports and classroom observation ratings of mathematics instruction. Elementary School Journal, 116(3), pp. 339-364.
  • Tekkumru Kisa, M.*, Stein, M. K., & Schunn, C. (2015). A framework for analyzing cognitive demand and content-practices integration: Task analysis guide in science. Journal of Research on Science Teaching, 52(5), 659-685.
  • Russell, J. L., Meredith, J., Childs, J., Stein, M. K., & Prine, D. W. (2015). Designing inter-organizational networks to implement education reform: An analysis of state Race to the Top applications. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1), 92-112.
  • Tekkumru Kisa, M., & Stein,, M. K. (2015). Learning to see teaching in new ways: A foundation for maintaining cognitive demand. American Educational Research Journal, 52(1), 105-136.
  • Kessler, A., Stein, M.K., & Schunn, C. (in press). Cognitive demand of model tracing tutor tasks: Conceptualizing and predicting how deeply students engage. Technology, Knowledge and Learning.
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