Publications

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Fischer, C., Foster, B., McCoy, A., Lawrenz, F., Dede, C., Eisenkraft, A., Fishman, B., Frumin, K., & Levy, A. (in press). Identifying levers related to student performance on high-stakes science exams: Examining school, teaching, teacher, and professional development characteristics. Teachers College Record.

Fischer, C., Zhou, N., Rodriguez, F., Warschauer, M., & King, S. (2019). Improving college student success in organic chemistry: Impact of an online preparatory course. Journal of Chemical Education, 96(5), 857-864. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b01008

Fischer, C., McCoy, A., Foster, B., Eisenkraft, A., & Lawrenz, F. (2019). Use of the stages of concerns questionnaire in a national top-down reform effort. Teaching and Teacher Education, 80, 13-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.12.019

Fischer, C., Eisenkraft, A., Fishman, B., Hübner, N., & Lawrenz, F. (2018). Adapting to the large-scale Advanced Placement chemistry reform: An examination of teachers’ challenges and instructional practices. Journal of Chemical Education, 95(10), 1701–1710. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00151

Fischer, C., Fishman, B., Dede, C., Eisenkraft, E., Foster, B., Frumin, K., Lawrenz, F., Levy, A., & McCoy, A. (2018). Investigating relationships between school context, teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student achievement in response to a nationwide science reform. Teaching and Teacher Education, 72, 107-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.02.011

Frumin, K., Dede, C., Fischer, C., Fishman, B., Eisenkraft, A., Foster, B., Levy, A., Lawrenz, F., & McCoy, A. (2018). Adapting to large-scale changes in Advanced Placement biology, chemistry, and physics: The impact of online teacher communities. International Journal of Science Education, 40(4), 397-420. https:/doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2018.1424962

Fischer, C., Fishman, B., Levy, A., Eisenkraft, A., Dede, C., Lawrenz, F., Jia, Y., Kook, J., Frumin, K., & McCoy, A. (2016). When do students in low-SES schools perform better-than-expected on a high-stakes test? Analyzing school, teacher, teaching, and professional development characteristics. Urban Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085916668953

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Carpenter, J., Rosenberg, J. M., Dousay, T., Romero-Hall, E., Trust, T., Kessler, A., Phillips, M., Morrison, S., Fischer, C. & Krutka, D. (2019). What do teacher educators think of teacher education technology competencies? In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 796-801). Las Vegas, NV.

Wu, L. L., Fischer, C., Rodriguez, F., & Washington, G. (2018). Evaluation of online learning in a first-year engineering design course. Proceedings of the 2018 annual conference and exposition of the American Society of Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, UT.

Fischer, C., Frumin, K., Dede, C., Fishman, B., Eisenkraft, A., Jia, Y., Kook, J., Levy, A., Lawrenz, F., & McCoy, A. (2016). Non-users, lurkers, and posters in the online AP teacher community: Comparing characteristics determining online engagement. In L.-J. Thoms, & R. Girwidz (Eds.), Selected Papers from the 20th International Conference on Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (pp. 109-117). Mulhouse, France: European Physical Society. SELECTED PAPER AWARD

Fischer, C. & Dershimer, R. C. (2016). Preparing teachers to use educational games, virtual experiments, and interactive science simulations to engage students in the practices of science. In L.-J. Thoms & R. Girwidz (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (pp. 263-270). Mulhouse, France: European Physical Society.

 

Book Chapters

King, S., Zhou, N., Fischer, C., Rodriguez, F., & Warschauer, M. (in press). Enhancing student learning and retention in organic chemistry: Benefits of an online organic chemistry preparatory course. In (Eds.), Enhancing Student Retention in Introductory Chemistry Courses: Practical Strategies (pp. XX-XX). Washington, DC: American Chemical Association.

Manuscripts in Peer-Review

Fischer, C., Pardos, Z., Baker, R. S., Williams., J. J., Smyth, P., Yu, R., Slater, S., Baker, R., & Warschauer, M. (abstract accepted, full paper invitation). Mining big data in education: Affordances and challenges. Manuscript submitted to Review of Research in Education.

Rosenberg, J. M., Reid, J. W., Dyer, E., Koehler, M., Fischer, C., & McKenna, T. J. (abstract accepted, full paper invitation). Connecting science education stakeholders: An exploration of the social media-based #NGSSchat network. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Fischer, C., Fishman, B., & Schoenebeck, S. (revise and resubmit). New contexts for professional learning: Analyzing high school science teachers’ engagement on microblogging platforms. Manuscript submitted to AERA Open.

Fischer, C., Xu, D., Rodriguez, F., Denaro, K., & Warschauer, M. (revise and resubmit). Effects of course modality in summer session: Enrollment patterns and student performance in face-to-face and online classes. Manuscript submitted to The Internet and Higher Education.

Wu, L. L., Fischer, C., Rodriguez, F., Washington, G., & Warschauer, M. (revise and resubmit). Applied engineering instruction in face-to-face and hybrid modes: Associations with self-efficacy, effort regulation, interest, and skills. Manuscript submitted to the European Journal of Engineering Education.

Nguyen, H., Wu, L. L., Fischer, C., Washington, G., & Warschauer, M. (revise and resubmit). Increasing success in college: Examining the impact of a project-based introductory engineering course. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Engineering Education.

McCoy, A., Levy, A., Frumin, K., Dede, C., Eisenkraft, A., Fischer, C., Fishman, B., Foster, B., & Lawrenz, F. (revise and resubmit). Affinity for a large-scale curriculum reform: Teachers’ adaptation to the AP science redesign. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Fischer, C., Baker, R., Li, Q., Orona, G., & Warschauer, M. (in review). The relationship of online course taking to college completion and time-to-degree. Manuscript submitted to the American Educational Research Journal.

Fischer, C., Xu, D., Rodriguez, F., Denaro, K., & Warschauer, M. (in review). Data on online and face-to-face course enrollments in a public research university during summer terms. Manuscript submitted to Data in Brief.

Zhou, N., Fischer, C., Rodriguez, F., Warschauer, M, & King, S. (in review). Exploring how enrolling in an online organic chemistry preparation course relates to students' self-efficacy. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Computing in Higher Education.

Zhou, N., Nguyen, H., Fischer, C., Richardson, D., & Warschauer, M. (in review). High school teachers' self-efficacy in computer science classrooms. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Educational Computing Research.

 

Invited Talks

Fischer, C. (2019, May). Learning analytics in the wild: Examples of micro-, meso-, and macro-level big data in educational contexts. Invited talk at the UCI Learning Analytics Group, University of California, Irvine.

Fischer, C. (2019, April). Leveraging technologies to enhance education systems: Insights from large-scale studies in K-12 and university settings. Invited talk at the School of Education Brown Bag Seminar Series, University of California, Irvine.

Fischer, C. (2019, February). Examining forms and frames for science teacher learning related to large-scale reforms. Invited talk at the 2019 annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Fischer, C. (2018, March). How can online learning environments transform educational landscapes? Examples from science teacher education and higher education. Invited talk at the FOCUS Seminar Series, University of California, Irvine.

Fischer, C. (2017, October). Understanding technology-enhanced forms of professional development: Teachers' adoption of a national science curriculum reform in the United States. Invited talk at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Fischer, C., Baker, R., Li, Q., Orona, G., & Warschauer, M. (2019, April). Does course-taking increase distal student success? Examining impacts on college graduation rates and time-to-degree. Paper presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

Reid, J. W., Rosenberg, J. M., Koehler, M. J., Fischer, C., & McKenna, T. J. (2019, April). An exploration of #NGSSchat through social network analysis. Paper presented at the 2019 annual international conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD

Rosenberg, J. M., Reid, J., Koehler, M. J., Fischer, C., & McKenna, T. J. (2019, January). Bridging the Gap or Stuck in Silos? A Social Network Analysis of the Science Education-Focused Twitter Hashtag #NGSSchat. Paper presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education International Meeting, Savannah, GA. FINALIST JOHN C. PARK AWARD

Fischer, C., Baker, R., Li, Q., Rodriguez, F., Xu, D., & Warschauer, M. (2018, October). Online learning in higher education: Examining short-term and distal outcomes. Poster presented at the 2018 CRESST Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

King, S. M., Rodriguez, F., Fischer, C., & Zhou, N., (2018, July). Enhancing student learning and retention in organic chemistry: Benefits of an online organic chemistry preparatory course. Paper presented at the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Notre Dame, IN.

Fischer, C., Orona, G., McPartlan, P., & Yu, R. (2018, May). Summer Sessions at a Large Public Research University: Evaluating Student Success in Undergraduate Online Courses. Paper presented at the Digital Learning in the Humanities and Beyond Symposium, Irvine, CA.

Fischer, C., Fishman, B., & Schoenebeck, S. (2018, April). Professional development in 140 characters? Analyzing Twitter as a professional learning platform for science teachers. Paper presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Fischer, C., Foster, B., McCoy, A., Eisenkraft, A., Levy, A., Fishman, B., Dede, C., Frumin, K., & Lawrenz, F. (2017, August). National curriculum revision and teacher professional development: The understanding professional development and adoption variation related to revised Advanced Placement curriculum (PD-RAP) project. Poster presented at the 12th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association, Dublin, Ireland.

Eisenkraft, A., Fishman, B., Dede, C., Frumin, K., Levy, A., Fischer, C., Lawrenz, F., & McCoy, A. (2017, April). Which professional development improves AP scores? Paper presented at the 2017 National Conference on Science Education of the National Science Teachers Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Fischer, C. (2017, March). Exploring science teachers’ engagement on Twitter: How microblogging complements traditional professional development. Paper presented at the 2017 GSCO/BET Graduate Student Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Eisenkraft, A., McCoy, A., Kook, J., Levy, A., Jia, Y., Fishman, B., Fischer, C., Dede, C., Frumin, K., & Lawrenz, F. (2016, April). The AP Science Redesign: Teachers’ Perspectives on their Schools’ AP Culture and Implications for Student Success. Paper presented at the 2016 annual international conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.

Frumin, K., Fischer, C., Dede, C., Fishman, B., Eisenkraft, A., Jia., Y., Levy, A., Lawrenz, F., & McCoy, A. (2016, April). Non-users, lurkers, and posters: Profiles of engagement in a large-scale online teacher community. Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Eisenkraft, A., McCoy, A., Fishman, B., Fischer, C., Kook, J., Levy, A., Jia, Y., Dede, C., Frumin, K., & Lawrenz, F. (2016, March). Supporting large scale change in science education: Understanding professional development and adoption variation related to revised advanced placement curriculum. Paper presented at the 2016 National Conference on Science Education of the National Science Teachers Association, Nashville, TN.

Fischer, C. (2016, March). Navigating a large-scale science reform: The difference between being the only AP teacher in a school and having local colleagues. Paper presented at the 2016 GSCO/BET Graduate Student Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Kneff, T., Huynh, M., Fischer, C., Hwang, H., & Yankson, K. (2015, September). “Borrowing” from Britain: A typology of the educational systems of India, Jamaica, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Ghana. Paper presented at the 2015 focal meeting of the World Education Research Association, Budapest, Hungary.

Eisenkraft, A., Levy, A., McCoy, A., Frumin, K., Dede, C., Fishman, B., Fischer, C., Kook, J., & Lawrenz, F. (2015, July). Preparing for the AP Redesign: Science Teachers’ Professional Development Choices and Student Outcomes. Paper presented at the 2015 College Board AP Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Fischer, C., Fishman, B., Levy, A., Eisenkraft, A., Dede, C., Lawrenz, F., Kook, J., Frumin, K., & McCoy, A. (2015, April). When low-SES students perform better-than-expected on a standardized test: The role of professional development. Paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Eisenkraft, A., McCoy, A., Levy, A., Lawrenz, F., Kook, J., Fishman, B., Fischer, C., Dede, C., & Frumin, K. (2015, April). Supporting large scale change in science education: What we have learned so far. Paper presented at the 2015 annual international conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL.

Fischer, C. (2015, March). Supporting low-SES students to perform better-than-expected on the AP science examinations: The impact of professional development. Paper presented at the 2015 GSCO/BET Graduate Student Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Kneff, T., Fischer, C., Huynh, M., Hwang, H., & Yankson, K. (2015, March). “Borrowing” from Britain: Comparing the educational systems of India, Jamaica, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Ghana. Paper presented at the 2015 GSCO/BET Graduate Student Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Fischer, C. (2015, March). Implementing digital technologies for learners in standards-based science instruction: Designing a professional development workshop. Roundtable presented at the 2015 GSCO/BET Graduate Student Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Eisenkraft, A., Fishman, B., McCoy, A., Levy, A., Kook, J., Fischer, C., Frumin, K., Dede, C., & Lawrenz, F. (2015, March). Professional development for the revised AP science courses. Paper presented at the 2015 National Conference on Science Education of the National Science Teachers Association, Chicago, IL.

Fishman, B., Fischer, C., Kook, J., Levy, A., Jia, Y., Eisenkraft, A., McCoy, A., Lawrenz, F., Dede, C., & Frumin, K.  (2014, April). Professional development for the redesigned AP Biology exam: Teacher participation patterns and student outcomes. Paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Fischer, C., Urch, R., Neumann, I., & Tjus, J. (2013, February). Planetenbahnen im Schülerlabor [Planetary orbits in a school laboratory]. Poster presented at the 2013 spring meeting of the German Physical Society, Jena, Germany.

 

Workshops

Fischer, C. (2019, March). How to use R-Markdown effectively. Workshop led at the Introduction to R for Educational Data Science Workshop Series, Irvine, CA.

Fischer, C. (2018, May). Applied social network analysis for educational research with the open source software Gephi. Workshop led at the Digital Learning in the Humanities and Beyond Symposium, Irvine, CA.

Fischer, C. (2016, March). Introduction to qualitative data analysis with NVivo. Workshop led at the School of Education of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Fischer, C. (2016, March). Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis with the software programs fsQCA and Tosmana. Workshop led at the School of Education of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Fischer, C. & Dershimer, R. C. (2014, December). Teaching secondary school science: Technology workshop. Workshop led at the School of Education of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Fischer, C. (2012, December). Die Physik der Musikinstrumente [The physics of musical instruments]. Workshop led at the Department of Physics of the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.