Drew Polly

Drew PollyDrew Polly is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research agenda focuses on examining how to support the implementation of technology and standards-based pedagogies. More information can be found at: http://education.uncc.edu/abpolly.

Publications

Leveraging Elements of Understanding by Design to Develop Elementary Education Candidates' TPACK in Mathematics
Drew Polly. © 2019. 16 pages.
Technology access is at an all-time high in schools in the United States. However, research continues to document barriers to using technology in mathematics in ways that support...
Practice-Based Approaches to Mathematics Education: Vignettes and Experiences
Drew Polly, Holly Henderson Pinter, Amanda R. Casto. © 2019. 20 pages.
This chapter provides a description of three efforts to integrate practice-based approaches to preparing pre-service teachers to teach mathematics to elementary and middle grades...
Developing TPACK for Elementary Education Teacher Candidates in an Instructional Design and Technology Integration Course
Drew Polly. © 2019. 21 pages.
This chapter examines how experiences in a course for elementary education teacher candidates supported their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). Based on data...
Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Elementary Education Programs
Drew Polly, Ian C. Binns, S. Michael Putman, Tracy Rock, Amy J. Good. © 2019. 30 pages.
The digital age requires teacher education programs to constantly evaluate and revise their programs and courses, particularly with reference to guiding teacher candidates...
Supporting Teacher Education Candidates Through the edTPA Process
Teresa Petty, Tina L. Heafner, Joan Lachance, Drew Polly. © 2019. 16 pages.
edTPA is a performance-based, content-specific assessment process designed by educators to determine whether new teachers are ready for the job. This chapter provides a thorough...
Handbook of Research on Educator Preparation and Professional Learning
Drew Polly, Christie Martin, Kenan Dikilitaş. © 2019. 459 pages.
The current climate in education environments necessitates the collaboration on and sharing of research done by teacher educators and professional developers. In an era of...
Foreword
Drew Polly. © 2019. 3 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Blended Online Learning and Instructional Design for TPACK: Emerging Research and Opportunities.
Blended Learning in Mathematics: Examining Vignettes From Elementary and Middle Schools
Drew Polly, Amanda R. Casto. © 2019. 20 pages.
The term blended learning continues to gain momentum in K-12 classrooms around the United States. While the idea of implementing blended learning environments is becoming more...
Examining edTPA's Educative Nature and Its Alignment to Standards of Effective Teaching
Drew Polly, Erik Jon Byker. © 2019. 22 pages.
This chapter advances the idea that completing the edTPA project is an educative experience that has potential to support teachers' development of high-leverage instructional...
What Do Primary Teachers Take Away From Mathematics Professional Development?: Examining Teachers' Use of Formative Assessment
Christie Martin, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2019. 23 pages.
This chapter shares the findings from a year-long professional development (PD) experience, Assessment Practices to Support Mathematics Learning and Understanding for Students...
Supporting Teachers' Use of Standards-Based Mathematics Pedagogies: Leveraging Learner-Centered Professional Development Efforts
Drew Polly, Christie Martin, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2019. 15 pages.
In order for professional development in the STEM fields to be effective, empirical studies point to opportunities for teachers to simultaneously develop their knowledge of...
Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs
Drew Polly, Michael Putman, Teresa M. Petty, Amy J. Good. © 2018. 720 pages.
Educators play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of children and young adults. Thus, it is important for next-generation teachers to have a strong...
Examining What Elementary School Teachers Take Away From Mathematics Professional Development
Drew Polly. © 2018. 24 pages.
The process of providing effective ongoing professional development to teachers is an arduous task for educational leaders. In areas, such as mathematics, professional learning...
Developing Teachers' TPACK for Mathematics Through Professional Development: The Case of InterMath
Chandra Hawley Orrill, Drew Polly. © 2018. 31 pages.
In this chapter, InterMath is introduced as a learner-centered professional development environment that supports the development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge...
Mentoring Elementary Education Teacher Candidates in the Instructional Design and Lesson Planning Process
Drew Polly, Laura K. Handler, Eugenia B. Hopper, Ian C. Binns. © 2018. 18 pages.
Out of the myriad skills and knowledge expected for teacher candidates to develop prior to becoming a full-time teacher, the process of designing instruction and planning lessons...
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development
Christie Martin, Drew Polly. © 2017. 740 pages.
With the ever-changing climate of education around the globe, it is essential that educators stay abreast of the most updated teaching methods and applications. To do this...
Foreword
Drew Polly. © 2017. 4 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework for K-12 Teacher Preparation: Emerging Research and Opportunities.
Preface
Oliver Dreon, Drew Polly. © 2017. 3 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century.
edTPA is a Rock in My Shoe: Alleviating the Pain of edTPA with the edPASR Strategy
Erik Jon Byker, Amy J. Good, S. Michael Putman, Drew Polly. © 2017. 13 pages.
As more and more states adopt edTPA as a professional portfolio for teacher licensure, more and more teacher candidates face the challenge of completing edTPA often with little...
Professional Development to Develop Elementary School Teachers' Assessment Practices in Mathematics
Drew Polly. © 2017. 12 pages.
The climate of high-stakes tests has greatly influenced the way mathematics is taught in schools in the United States. In this study the author shares the findings of a...
Supporting the Enactment of Standards-Based Mathematics Pedagogies: The Cases of the CoDE-I and APLUS Projects
Drew Polly, Christie S. Martin, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2017. 13 pages.
In order for professional development in the STEM fields to be effective, teachers need worthwhile experiences to simultaneously develop their knowledge of content, pedagogy, and...
Primary Grades Teachers' Fidelity of Teaching Practices during Mathematics Professional Development
Christie S. Martin, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2017. 20 pages.
This chapter shares the findings from a study that examined primary grades teachers' fidelity of implementation during a year-long professional development program on...
Supporting the Enactment of Standards-Based Mathematics Pedagogies: The Cases of the CoDE-I and APLUS Projects
Drew Polly, Christie S. Martin, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2017. 12 pages.
In order for professional development in the STEM fields to be effective, teachers need worthwhile experiences to simultaneously develop their knowledge of content, pedagogy, and...
Primary Grades Teachers' Fidelity of Teaching Practices during Mathematics Professional Development
Christie S. Martin, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2017. 20 pages.
This chapter shares the findings from a study that examined primary grades teachers' fidelity of implementation during a year-long professional development program on...
Developing a More Systematic Approach to Professional Development School Partnerships: The Case of PDS Efforts at a Large Urban University
Drew Polly, Melba Spooner, Marvin Chapman. © 2016. 8 pages.
In this chapter, the authors describe the growth and development of a Professional Development School network between a large urban university and its school partners. This...
Leveraging Asynchronous Online Instruction to Develop Elementary School Mathematics Teacher-Leaders
Drew Polly. © 2016. 23 pages.
This chapter describes how the author leveraged asynchronous online instruction to develop elementary school teacher-leaders' knowledge of elementary school mathematics...
The Use of Digital Resources to Support Elementary School Teachers' Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
Amy Jensen Lehew, Drew Polly. © 2016. 7 pages.
This chapter describes the process of developing Web-based resources to support elementary school teachers' implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics...
Leveraging a Professional Development School Project to Address Students' Learning in Elementary School Mathematics
Drew Polly. © 2016. 10 pages.
This chapter presents the partnership between a university faculty member and an elementary school that started to address students' learning needs regarding mathematics....
Primary Grades Teachers' Fidelity of Teaching Practices during Mathematics Professional Development
Christie S. Martin, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2016. 20 pages.
This chapter shares the findings from a study that examined primary grades teachers' fidelity of implementation during a year-long professional development program on...
Supporting the Enactment of Standards-based Mathematics Pedagogies: The Cases of the CoDE-I and APLUS Projects
Drew Polly, Christie Martin, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2016. 12 pages.
In order for professional development in the STEM fields to be effective, teachers need worthwhile experiences to simultaneously develop their knowledge of content, pedagogy, and...
Preface
Drew Polly. © 2016. 3 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Evaluating Teacher Education Programs through Performance-Based Assessments.
Preparing Elementary Education Teacher Candidates to Design Learning Segments: The Case of edTPA Task One
Drew Polly. © 2016. 12 pages.
By program completion teacher candidates should be able to proficiently demonstrate the skills associated with the teaching profession. This includes their ability to design...
Supporting Teacher Education Candidates through the edTPA Process
Teresa Petty, Tina L. Heafner, Joan Lachance, Drew Polly. © 2016. 16 pages.
edTPA is a performance-based, content-specific assessment process designed by educators to determine whether new teachers are ready for the job. This chapter provides a thorough...
Supporting the Enactment of Standards-based Mathematics Pedagogies: The Cases of the CoDE-I and APLUS Projects
Drew Polly, Christie Martin, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2016. 12 pages.
In order for professional development in the STEM fields to be effective, teachers need worthwhile experiences to simultaneously develop their knowledge of content, pedagogy, and...
Primary Grades Teachers' Fidelity of Teaching Practices during Mathematics Professional Development
Christie Martin, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2016. 18 pages.
This chapter shares the findings from a study that examined primary grades teachers' fidelity of implementation during a year-long professional development program on...
Developing Teachers' TPACK for Mathematics through Professional Development: The Case of InterMath
Chandra Hawley Orrill, Drew Polly. © 2016. 30 pages.
In this chapter, InterMath is introduced as a learner-centered professional development environment that supports the development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge...
Supporting the Enactment of Standards-based Mathematics Pedagogies: The Cases of the CoDE-I and APLUS Projects
Drew Polly, Christie Martin, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2016. 12 pages.
In order for professional development in the STEM fields to be effective, teachers need worthwhile experiences to simultaneously develop their knowledge of content, pedagogy, and...
Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Elementary Education Programs
Drew Polly, Ian C. Binns, S. Michael Putman, Tracy C. Rock, Amy J. Good. © 2016. 29 pages.
The digital age requires teacher education programs to constantly evaluate and revise their programs and courses, particularly with reference to guiding teacher candidates...
Supporting Teacher Education Candidates through the edTPA Process
Teresa Petty, Tina L. Heafner, Joan Lachance, Drew Polly. © 2016. 15 pages.
edTPA is a performance-based, content-specific assessment process designed by educators to determine whether new teachers are ready for the job. This chapter provides a thorough...
Primary Grades Teachers' Fidelity of Teaching Practices during Mathematics Professional Development
Christie Martin, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, Richard G. Lambert, David Pugalee. © 2016. 20 pages.
This chapter shares the findings from a study that examined primary grades teachers' fidelity of implementation during a year-long professional development program on...
Examining What Elementary School Teachers Take Away from Mathematics Professional Development
Drew Polly. © 2016. 23 pages.
The process of providing effective ongoing professional development to teachers is an arduous task for educational leaders. In areas, such as mathematics, professional learning...
Professional Development Schools and Transformative Partnerships
Drew Polly, Tina Heafner, Marvin Chapman, Melba Spooner. © 2015. 363 pages.
School-university partnerships have the potential to greatly benefit teaching and learning in PK-12 environments, as well as educator preparation programs. This collaboration is...
Cases on Technology Integration in Mathematics Education
Drew Polly. © 2015. 521 pages.
Common Core education standards establish a clear set of specific ideas and skills that all students should be able to comprehend at each grade level. In an effort to meet these...
Developing a More Systematic Approach to Professional Development School Partnerships: The Case of PDS Efforts at a Large Urban University
Drew Polly, Melba Spooner, Marvin Chapman. © 2015. 8 pages.
In this chapter, the authors describe the growth and development of a Professional Development School network between a large urban university and its school partners. This...
Leveraging a Professional Development School Project to Address Students' Learning in Elementary School Mathematics
Drew Polly. © 2015. 10 pages.
This chapter presents the partnership between a university faculty member and an elementary school that started to address students' learning needs regarding mathematics....
Students' Experiences Composing and Decomposing Two-Dimensional Shapes in First and Second Grade Mathematics Classrooms
Drew Polly, Trisha Hill, Tabitha Vuljanic. © 2015. 22 pages.
The composing and decomposing of geometric shapes is a building block in children's development of geometry and spatial reasoning. The Common Core State Standards in...
Leveraging Interactive Clickers as a Tool for Formative Assessment
Drew Polly, Elizabeth Rodgers, Melissa Little. © 2015. 21 pages.
This chapter provides an overview of interactive remote clickers and how they can be used in an elementary school classroom as a tool for formative assessment in mathematics. The...
Using the AMC Anywhere Web-Based Assessment System to Examine Primary Students' Understanding of Number Sense
Christie Sullivan Martin, Drew Polly. © 2015. 13 pages.
This chapter discusses how technology can be used to support formative assessment in primary grades mathematics classrooms. There is a specific focus on how technology can assist...
Leveraging Asynchronous Online Instruction to Develop Elementary School Mathematics Teacher-Leaders
Drew Polly. © 2015. 22 pages.
This chapter describes how the author leveraged asynchronous online instruction to develop elementary school teacher-leaders' knowledge of elementary school mathematics...
Students' Experiences Composing and Decomposing Two-Dimensional Shapes in First and Second Grade Mathematics Classrooms
Drew Polly, Trisha Hill, Tabitha Vuljanic. © 2015. 16 pages.
The composing and decomposing of geometric shapes is a building block in children's development of geometry and spatial reasoning. The Common Core State Standards in...
Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Elementary Education Programs
Drew Polly, Ian C. Binns, S. Michael Putman, Tracy C. Rock, Amy J. Good. © 2015. 28 pages.
The digital age requires teacher education programs to constantly evaluate and revise their programs and courses, particularly with reference to guiding teacher candidates...
Developing an Online Mathematics Methods Course for Preservice Teachers: Impact, Implications, and Challenges
Drew Polly. © 2014. 10 pages.
This chapter presents the theoretical background and overview of the design of an asynchronous online mathematics pedagogy course taken by graduate students who are seeking their...
The Use of Digital Resources to Support Elementary School Teachers' Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
Amy Jensen Lehew, Drew Polly. © 2014. 7 pages.
This chapter describes the process of developing Web-based resources to support elementary school teachers' implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics...
Designing District-Wide Technology-Rich Professional Development
Drew Polly, Clif Mims, Brenda McCombs. © 2014. 6 pages.
This case will focus on the following situation: As the technology coordinator for a school district you receive a state grant to provide technology resources and professional...
Employing Digital Tools to Support Writing in Mathematics and the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
Christie Martin, Drew Polly. © 2014. 12 pages.
The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English/Language Arts necessitate that teachers provide opportunities for their students to write about mathematical concepts...
Designing and Teaching an Online Elementary Mathematics Methods Course: Promises, Barriers, and Implications
Drew Polly. © 2013. 22 pages.
This chapter discusses a longitudinal examination of a mathematics methods course for teacher candidates taught in hybrid and a 100% asynchronous online format. Using Guskey’s...
Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies
Drew Polly. © 2013. 364 pages.
Standards in the American education system are traditionally handled on a state-by-state basis, which can differ significantly from one region of the country to the next....
Supporting Mathematical Communication through Technology
Chandra Hawley Orrill, Drew Polly. © 2013. 15 pages.
Technology has the potential to support the creation and use of mathematical representations for exploring, reasoning about, and modeling cognitively demanding mathematical...
Supporting Pattern Exploration and Algebraic Reasoning through the Use of Spreadsheets
Ayhan Kursat Erbas, Sarah Ledford, Chandra Hawley Orrill, Drew Polly. © 2013. 6 pages.
As teachers prepare to teach the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), students’ exploration of patterns and relationships between numbers has gained more...
Supporting the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics through Mathematics Journals
Christie Martin, Drew Polly. © 2013. 13 pages.
The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English/Language Arts necessitate that teachers provide opportunities for their students to write about mathematical concepts...
The Use of Digital Resources to Support Elementary School Teachers’ Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
Amy Jensen Lehew, Drew Polly. © 2013. 7 pages.
This chapter describes the process of developing Web-based resources to support elementary school teachers’ implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics in a...
Developing Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues
Drew Polly, Clif Mims, Kay A. Persichitte. © 2012. 625 pages.
Though technology is expanding at a rate that is alarming to many skilled laborers concerned for the welfare of their industry and jobs, teachers should feel safe in their...
Leveraging Technology to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ TPACK in Mathematics and Science Methods Courses
Kate Popejoy, Drew Polly. © 2012. 13 pages.
These two cases address issues related to using technology as a tool to develop pre-service teachers’ Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) in mathematics and...
Designing District-Wide Technology-Rich Professional Development
Drew Polly, Clif Mims, Brenda McCombs. © 2012. 8 pages.
This case will focus on the following situation: As the technology coordinator for a school district you receive a state grant to provide technology resources and professional...
Technology Integration in Mathematics: A Model for Integrating Technology through Content Development1
Chandra Hawley Orrill, Drew Polly. © 2012. 20 pages.
This chapter describes Technology Integration in Mathematics (TIM), an iterative professional development model that focused on integrating technology into elementary school...
Attempting to Bridge Theory to Practice: Preparing for Moving Day with Tele-Observation in Social Studies Methods
Amy J. Good, Drew Polly. © 2012. 11 pages.
Preparing teacher candidates to move from the methods course to K-12 classrooms is not an easy task. Educational methods instructors desire to provide a common experience with...
Lessons Learned From the Implementation of a Technology-Focused Professional Learning Community
D. Bruce Taylor, Richard Hartshorne, Sam Eneman, Patti Wilkins, Drew Polly. © 2012. 16 pages.
In this chapter, “lessons learned” and best practices that have resulted from the implementation of technology-focused professional learning community in a College of Education...
Preparing Teachers to Integrate Technology Effectively: The case of higher-order thinking skills (HOTS)
Drew Polly. © 2011. 15 pages.
Technology has the greatest impact on student learning outcomes when students complete technology-rich activities that also develop their higher-order thinking skills (HOTS)....
Supporting Technology Integration in Higher Education: The Role of Professional Development
Drew Polly, Michael M. Grant, Joanne Gikas. © 2011. 14 pages.
As access to technology becomes prevalent in institutions of higher education, it is critical to find effective ways to support university faculty in the process of integrating...
Employing Technology to Create Authentic Learning Environments
Drew Polly. © 2010. 13 pages.
The increased access to technologies in schools has opened avenues to explore non-traditional styles of teaching and learning. Educational theorists and researchers have long...
Preservice Teachers' Views of Appropriate Technology
Drew Polly, Craig Shepard. © 2008. 18 pages.
National organizations, federal policy and academic standards all call for technology to be integrated into K-12 classrooms in ways that are likely to influence student...