Jessica Jensen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Elementary Mathematics Education
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Dr. Jess Jensen is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education, and Co-coordinator of the Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Preparation program in the School of Education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She primarily teaches mathematics methods courses that help pre- and in-service teachers develop the skills to teach mathematics with culturally relevant and problem-based methods. She is the Co-PI of NSF grant, “Growing into Teacher-Researchers: Using Mindsets to Frame Research for Noyce Scholars and PIs as a Component of Teacher Preparation.” Her research focuses on two strands; how teachers’ beliefs and mathematical knowledge for teaching affect their ability to engage students in high levels of cognitive demand, and how pre-service teachers’ learning of high-leverage practices can support more equitable instruction that positions all students as sense-makers.
Growing STAR Teacher-Researchers | July 8, 2020