Innovative Technologies to Improve Teaching and Learning

Jana Craig-Hare

Research Centers - Center for Research on Learning
Assistant Research Professor
Associate Director of Research & Evaluation - ALTEC
Primary office:
785-864-0555
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 744
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

Jana Craig Hare, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas. She is a former secondary teacher, Technology Integration Facilitator, District Technology Coordinator, State Educational Technology Director and University Instructor. With 20+ years experience in education, she brings a classroom perspective to school improvement models, including best practices in research-based instructional strategies and technology integration.

Education

Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, emphasis in Technology-Rich Learning Environments, University of Kansas

M.S.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, emphasis in Educational Communication & Technology, University of Kansas

B.S.E., Secondary Education, Emporia State University

Research

As an academic researcher, Dr. Craig-Hare is interested in the implementation of technology into formal and informal learning environments. Through a variety of research methods, Jana explores topics such as teaching and learning strategies utilizing educational technologies, technology-rich learning environments, mobile learning in education, instructional coaching to facilitate technology integration, and educational game design. In addition, the evaluation of educational technology programs is a focus of her research.

Research Interests

  • Technology Rich Learning Environments
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Instructional Coaching

Service

Jana is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), and Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). She has presented at numerous local, regional and national conferences and has been recognized by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as a "20 to Watch" Emerging Technology Leader (2007) and by the National Science Foundation as a DR-K12 CADRE Fellow (2011-12).

Selected Publications

Craig-Hare, J. (in press). Cost-benefit analysis. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Craig-Hare, J. (in press). Journal articles. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Craig-Hare, J. (in press). Reactive arrangements. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Craig-Hare, J. (in press). Research proposals. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Craig-Hare, J. (in press). Technology in classroom assessment. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Craig-Hare, J. Rowland, A. Ault, M. & Ellis, J. D. (2017). Practicing scientific argumentation through social media. In I. Levin & D. Tsybulsky (Eds.), Digital tools and solutions for inquiry-based STEM learning (pp. 399-431). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global).

Rowland, A. Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. Ellis, J. D., & Bulgren, J. (2017). Social media: How the next generation can practice argumentation. Educational Media International, 54(2). DOI:10.1080/09523987.2017.1362818

Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. & Rowland, A. (2017). The effect of socioscientific topics on discourse within an online game designed to engage middle school students in scientific argumentation. Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health (JESEH), 3(2), 110-125. DOI:10.21891/jeseh.325783

Craig-Hare, J. (2016). Supporting classrooms through research+practice partnerships.

Craig-Hare, J. Rowland, A. Ellis, J. Bulgren, J. Ault, M. & Bradley, B. (2016). Argumentation essay scoring rubric. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. & Frey, B. (2016). The impact of a racing feature on middle school science students’ performance in an educational game: The effect of content-free game-actions. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 6(3), 18-33. DOI:10.4018/IJGBL.2016070102

Rowland, A. & Craig-Hare, J. (2016). How the next generation can practice argumentation: Social media and gaming. ISTE.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J. Kretschmer, I. & Frey, B. B. (2016). Using reason racer to support scientific argumentation in middle school science instruction. In M. Urban & D. Falvo (Eds.), Improving K-12 STEM Education Outcomes through Technological Integration (pp. 399-431). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global).

Craig-Hare, J. (2016). Are you a computational thinker?

Craig-Hare, J. (2016). Collaborative professional learning through social media.

Ellis, J. D., Ault, M. & Craig-Hare, J. (2016). Reason racer., 50(4).

Ellis, J. Bulgren, J. Rowland, A. Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. & Bradley, B. (2015). Argumentation and evaluation writing assignment scoring rubric. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Frey, B. B., Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J. A., Craig-Hare, J. & Ault, M. (2015). Development of a test of scientific argumentation. Electronic Journal of Science Education.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. Frey, B. Ellis, J. D., & Bulgren, J. (2015). The effectiveness of reason racer, a game designed to engage middle school students in scientific argumentation. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 47(1), 21–40. DOI:10.1080/15391523.2015.967542

Rowland, A. & Craig-Hare, J. (2015). Social media for learning: Platform preferences, digital citizenship and authenticity.

Craig-Hare, J. (2014). Gaming scientific argumentation and discourse. ISTE.

Rowland, A. Craig-Hare, J. & Ault, M. (2014). Our claim: Social media facilitates the practice of scientific argumentation. ISTE.

Ellis, J. D., Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. Bulgren, J. & Frey, B. (2014). Reason Racer: An online game to support learning of scientific argumentation. ASTE.

Ellis, J. D., Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. Bulgren, J. & Frey, B. (2014). The Evidence Game – Introducing scientific argumentation to middle school science students. NARST.

Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. Bulgren, J. Ellis, J. & Frey, B. (2014). Final Report for The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence.

Craig-Hare, J. (2014). Final Program Evaluation of the CYBER TEAMS Grant. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Fort Leavenworth Schools, USD 207.

(2014). CADRE Resource. Early career researchers and developers in the DR K-12 Program: Needs, supports, and recommendations. Washington, DC: Policy Studies Associates.

Craig-Hare, J. & Stanley, M. (2014). Digital Learning 2014. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Department of Education.

(2013). Develop methods to efficiently design and measure the efficacy of Internet teaching technologies. In . (Ed.), The informed brain in a digital world: Interdisciplinary team summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Ault, M. & Craig-Hare, J. (2013). Reason Racer Discourse Analysis Scoring Guide. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Frey, B. Bulgren, J. Ellis, J. Craig-Hare, J. & Ault, M. (2013). Test of scientific argumentation. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Craig-Hare, J. Fowler, T. Landever, A. Hobin, L. Parscale, G. & Irminger, T. (2013). Learning engagement through higher-order thinking skills and technology. ISTE.

Ault, M. & Craig-Hare, J. (2013). Reason Racer: Scientific argumentation in a competitive, rate-based online game. ISTE.

Craig-Hare, J. (2013). Technology coaches for instruction, integration, and implementation. ISTE.

Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. Bulgren, J. Ellis, J. & Frey, B. (2013). Annual Report for The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence.

Craig-Hare, J. (2013). Reason Racer. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. www.reasonracer.org

Craig-Hare, J. (2013). Reason Racer teacher resources. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. http://reasonracer.wikispaces.com

Craig-Hare, J. (2013). Annual Program Evaluation of the CYBER TEAMS Grant. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Fort Leavenworth Schools, USD 207.

Craig-Hare, J. & Stanley, M. (2013). Digital Learning 2013. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Department of Education.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. Bulgren, J. & Ellis, J. (2012). Analysis of a Game Feature Designed to Heighten Engagement and Learning. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 2462-2466). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Craig-Hare, J. & Ault, M. (2012). Supporting Scientific Argumentation in the Classroom. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 2495-2497). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Craig-Hare, J. Landever, A. Hobin, L. Mispagel, K. & Parscale, G. (2012). Learning spaces to support 21st century learners. ISTE.

Craig-Hare, J. (2012). Annual Program Evaluation of the CYBER TEAMS Grant. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Fort Leavenworth Schools, USD 207.

Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. Bulgren, J. Ellis, J. & Frey, B. (2012). Annual Report for The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence.

Craig-Hare, J. & Stanley, M. (2012). Digital Learning 2012. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Department of Education.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. Bulgren, J. Scherrer, D. & Adams, D. (2011). Iterative Development Process for the Evidence Game: A scientific argumentation game for middle school students. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2037-2042). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Craig-Hare, J. & Ault, M. (2011). Student Grouping Strategies within Technology Rich Learning Environments. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 3177-3184). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Craig-Hare, J. & Ault, M. (2011). Teaching Scientific Argumentation through Games: A Design-Based Approach. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 4082-4087). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. & Niileksela, C. (2011). The Influence of Technology Rich Learning Environments: A Classroom-based Observational Study. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 4304-4311). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. Frey, B. & Tiemann, G. (2011). Use of Targeted Games to Support Instruction. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2043-2048). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Craig-Hare, J. (2011). Student grouping strategies in technology rich learning environments at the intermediate grade level.

Bradley, B. Knight, J. Skrtic, T. Deshler, D. Hock, M. Craig-Hare, J. & Knight, D. S. (2011). Employing design research to improve instructional coaching practices. AERA.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. Bulgren, J. Ellis, J. & Frey, B. (2011). Annual Report for The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence.

Beglau, M. Craig-Hare, J. Foltos, L. Gann, K. James, J. Jobe, H. Knight, J. & Smith, B. (2011). Technology, coaching, and community: Power partners for improved professional development in primary and secondary education. Eugene, OR: ISTE.

Craig-Hare, J. (2010). ALTEC Classroom Observation Form.

Craig-Hare, J. Ault, M. & Niileksela, C. (2009). Technology rich classrooms: Effect of the Kansas Model. ISTE.

Selected Presentations

Selected Grants

Craig-Hare, Jana, (Principal), Project LEADSS: Leadership, Education And Development of Social Skills, Fort Leavenworth School District USD 207 via Department of Defense Education Activity, $1,500,000, Submitted 05/01/2016 (09/01/2016 - 05/31/2021). Federal. Status: Funded.

Craig-Hare, Jana, (Principal), Project PRIME: Personalizing RtI in Mathematics Education, Fort Leavenworth School District USD 207 via Department of Defense Education Activity, $1,500,000, Submitted 05/01/2015 (09/01/2015 - 05/31/2020). Federal. Status: Funded.

Craig-Hare, Jana, (Principal), Kansans Can Excel in Math and Science, Kansas State Department of Education: Math & Science Partnership Grants (MSP), $585,253, Submitted 12/01/2016 (03/01/2017 - 09/30/2018). State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Ellis, James, (Principal), Rowland, Amber, (Co-Principal), Ault, Marilyn, (Co-Principal), Craig-Hare, Jana, (Researcher), Bradley, Barbara, (Co-Principal), Bulgren, Janis , (Co-Principal), Enhancing Argumentation with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning and Student Science Practice, National Science Foundation DRK-12, $469,602, (08/01/2013 - 07/31/2016). Federal. Status: Funded.

Craig-Hare, Jana, (Co-Principal), Ault, Marilyn, (Co-Principal), CyberTEAMS, Fort Leavenworth School District USD 207 via Department of Defense Education Activity, $185,751, (07/01/2011 - 08/31/2015). Local Government. Status: Funded.

Bulgren, Janis, (Principal), Ault, Marilyn, (Co-Principal), Ellis, James, (Co-Principal), Frey, Bruce , (Co-Principal), Craig-Hare, Jana, (Project Director), The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence, National Science Foundation DRK-12, $1,994,939, (09/01/2010 - 07/31/2014). Federal. Status: Funded.

Craig-Hare, Jana, (Project Director), Improving Instruction through implementation of the Partnership Instructional Coaching Model, Institute of Education Sciences, $1,900,000, (01/01/2007 - 12/31/2011). Federal. Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

KU Women of Distinction
KU Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity
2016 - 2017

Making IT Happen Award
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
2016

R+P Fellow
Research+Practice Collaboratory
2016

Staff Fellow
University of Kansas
2012 - 2013

CADRE Fellow
National Science Foundation
2011 - 2012

“20 Leaders to Watch” Award
National School Boards Association
2007

In the Arena Award
Center for Digital Education
2003

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum & Instruction with a minor in Program Evaluation, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2011
  • MSE, Curriculum & Instruction focusing on Educational Communication & Technology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2002
  • BSE, Secondary Education, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, 1990

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