Kevin Mason

Kevin Mason

Kevin Mason

PhD in Curriculum & Instruction
School of Education

Office: 224B Communication Technologies
Phone: 715/232-5609
Email: masonk@uwstout.edu

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction with a Minor in Chemistry
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
September, 2001-May, 2009

Master of Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
June, 1996-May, 2001

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
June, 1994-May, 1996

Research Interests

Publications

Mason, K. (2014). Preparing for the Classroom: What Teachers Really Think About Teacher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Rodenberg, S., Kravik, R., Polk, J., Freit, B., Schauf, S., Brewer, B., & Mason, K. (2014). If you build it, will it fly? Science Scope.

Mason, K. (2013). Teacher involvement in pre-service teacher education. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 19(5).

Mason, K. & Klein, S. (2013). Land, sea,and sky: Mapmaking as reflection in pre-service teacher education, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 14(2).

Mason, K., Brewer, J., Redman, J., Bomar, C., Ghenciu, P., LeDocq, M., & Chapel, C. (2012). SySTEMically improving student academic achievement in mathematics and science. In J. Furst-Bowe, F. Padro, & C. Veenstra (Eds.), Advancing the STEM agenda: Quality improvement supports STEM (pp. 155-175). Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press.

Mason, K. & Dusek, W. (2012). Chemistry for career and technical education. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Conference Presentations

Mason, K. & McAlister, B. (2014, April). Advancing Science Learning: Teaching Life Science Concepts Through Engineering Problems. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference, Boston, MA.

Mason, K. (2014, March). Advancing Science Learning: Teaching Life Science Concepts Through Engineering Problems. International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) Conference, Orlando, FL.

Mason, K., Bomar, C., Kramschuster, A., & Wallisch, A. (2014, March). Advancing Science Learning: Teaching Life Science Concepts Through Engineering Problems. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) Conference, Appleton, WI.

Mason, K. (2013, August). The Pedagogical Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards. No Teacher Left Inside (NTLI) Conference, Poynette, WI.

Mason, K. & Stricker, D. (2013, April). Integrated STEM Projects: Teaching Technology and Engineering Concepts to Address the Next Generation Science Standards. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Stricker, D. & Mason, K. (2013, March). The Rural Integration of STEM Curriculum. International Technology and Engineering Association (ITEEA) Conference, Columbus, OH.

Mason, K., Layman, G., Wiesneski, K., & Johnson, B. (2012, March). Hydroponics: Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Plant Ecology. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) Conference, Madison, WI.

Grant Funded Collaborations

Science Learning Community (SLC). Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title IIa Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Grant ($505,383). Co-principal investigator responsible for the professional development of 60 secondary teachers (grades 6-12) from ten school districts in CESA 11 to teach science concepts through engineering problems using science notebooks (2014-2017).

Advancing Science Learning (ASL). Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title IIa Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Grant ($116,403). Planned and implemented professional development for 60 elementary teachers (K-5) from ten school districts in CESA 11 to teach science concepts through engineering problems using science notebooks (2013-2016).

Science Literacy - Literacy in Science. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title IIa Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Grant ($337,566). Planned and implemented professional development for 20 K-8 teachers from three school districts on the integration of science and literacy (2013-2016). 

Using Professional Learning Communities to Increase Teacher Effectiveness and the Academic Achievement for all Students. Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Mini-Grant ($10,000). Formed a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to improve the ability of pre-service and in-service teachers to use data to develop math and reading interventions (2013-2016). 

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title IIa Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality Grant ($122,677). Planned and implemented professional development for 30 secondary teachers (grades 6-12) to teach the content and pedagogy of the Next Generation Science Standards (2014-2015).

Western Wisconsin STEM Consortium: SySTEMically Improving Student Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Science. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title IIb Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant ($903,426). Planned and implemented professional development for 60 K-12 teachers from nine school districts in math and science (2009-2012).

Courses Taught

Pre-Student Teaching (2011-present)

Introduction to Mathematics and Science Education (2010-present)

Laboratory and Classroom Management (2009-present)

Capstone: Mathematics and Science Education (2008-present)

Foundations in Education (2009-present)

Experience

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

Associate Professor in the School of Education
Program Director of Science Education
August, 2006-present

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake, WI

Online Chemistry Instructor
June, 2006-2011

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

University Supervisor of Student Teachers (one year)
August, 2003-May, 2004

Middleton High School, Middleton, WI

Chemistry and Physics Teacher (two years)
Head Boys Track and Field Coach (three years)
Head Boys and Girls Cross-Country Coach (three years)
August, 2001-June, 2004

Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls, WI

Chemistry and Physics Teacher (four years)
Head Boys and Girls Cross-Country Coach (three years)
Assistant Boys and Girls Cross-Country Coach (one year)
Assistant Boys and Girls Track and Field Coach (four years)
Adviser of Cross-Country Ski Club (four years)
August, 1997-June, 2001

About Kevin

Dr. Kevin Mason is an Associate Professor of Science Education in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He previously held positions as a chemistry and physics teacher at Chippewa Falls High School and Middleton High School. After teaching at Chippewa Falls High School for four years, Kevin married his wife, Emily, and moved to Madison where he taught at Middleton High School for two years. During his six years as a high school science teacher, Kevin also enjoyed coaching cross-country and track and field at both the middle school and high school levels.

While teaching at Middleton High School and living in Madison, Kevin enrolled in the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Chemistry. In 2003, Kevin decided to step away from high school teaching and pursue his doctorate degree full-time. As a graduate student, he also supervised student teachers in science education at UW-Madison. In 2006, Kevin began teaching at UW-Stout and was named Program Director for Science Education. Kevin lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, with his wife Emily and four children--Haley, Esubalew, Solomon, and Gubgnit.

Kevin Mason

  • Associate Professor
  • Program Director of Science Education
  • Educational Researcher
  • Former High School Chemistry and Physics Teacher