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

  • Teacher Learning to Enact Productive Discussions in Mathematics and Literacy. The McDonnell Foundation, 2018-2023. PI: Mary Kay Stein, co-PIs: Christian Schunn, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Richard Correnti, Jennifer Russell, (award amount: $2,499,651)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
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Recent Publications

  • Smith, M., & Stein, M.K. (2018). Five practices for orchestrating productive mathematics discussions. (Second Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Tekkumru-Kisa, M., Schunn, C., Stein, M. K., & Reynolds, B. (2017). Change in thinking demands for students across the phases of a science task: An exploratory study. Research in Science Education, 1-27.
  • Tekkumru-Kisa, M., & Stein, M. K. (2017). A framework for planning and facilitating video-based professional development. Introduction for a Special Issue on Design and Facilitation of Video-Based Professional Development (Guest Editorial). International Journal of STEM Education. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-017-0087-y
  • Tekkumru-Kisa, M., & Stein, M. K., Co-Guest Editors (2017). Designing, facilitating, and scaling-up video-based professional development: Supporting complex forms of teaching in science and mathematics. International Journal of STEM Education (Special Issue). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-017-0087-y
  • Schuchardt, A., Tekkumru-Kisa, M., Schunn, C. D., Stein, M. K., & Reynolds, B. (2017). How much teacher professional development is needed with educative curriculum materials? It depends upon the desired student learning outcomes. Science Education, 101(6), 1015-1033.
  • 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.
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