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Journal Articles

Mashood, K.K., Mehta, R., & Mishra, P. (in press).  To see a world: Using multiple metaphors in science education. I Wonder: Rediscovering School Science, 4.

Mehta, R., Mishra, P., Henriksen, D. (2017). The courageous rationality of being a neuroskeptic neuroscientist: Dr. Arne Dietrich on creativity and education. Tech Trends, 61(5), pp. 407-411. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-017-0217-x

Mehta, R., Mehta, S. & Seals, C. (2017). A holistic approach to science education: Disciplinary, affective, and equitable. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 36(3), pp. 269-286.

Horton, A., Shack, K & Mehta, R. (2017). Curriculum and practice of an innovative teacher professional development program. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 36(3), pp. 269-286.

Mishra, P. & Mehta, R. (2017).  What we educators get wrong about 21st century learning: Results of a survey. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 33(1), pp. 6-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2016.1242392

Mehta, S., Mehta, R., Berzina-Pitcher, I., Seals, C. & Mishra, P. (2016). 49 Stories That Make an Ultimate STEM Lesson Plan. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 35(4), pp. 343-353. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Henriksen, D. & Mehta, R. (2016). A beautiful mindset: Creative teaching practices in mathematics. Journal of Mathematics Education, 9(2), pp. 81-89

Mehta, R., Mishra, P, & the Deep-Play Research Group (2016) Downtime as a key to novelty generation: Understanding the Neuroscience of Creativity with Dr. Rex Jung. Tech Trends, 60(6), pp. 528-531. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-016-0119-3

Mehta, R. & Keenan, S. (2016). Research to practice: Why teachers should care about beauty in science education. I Wonder: Rediscovering School Science, 2, pp. 83-86.

Mehta, R., Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & the Deep-Play Research Group. (2016). Creativity in mathematics and beyond – learning from Fields Medal winners. Tech Trends, (60) 1, pp. 14-18. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-015-0011-6

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., & Mehta, R. (2015). Novel, effective, whole: Toward a NEW framework for evaluations of creative products. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 23(3), pp. 455-478.

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R., Mishra, P. & the Deep-Play Research Group. (2014). Learning to see: Perceiving as a trans-disciplinary habit of mind. Tech Trends, (58)4, pp. 9-12.

 

Book Chapters

Mehta, R., Keenan, S., Henriksen, D, & Mishra, P. (2017). Developing a rhetoric of aesthetics: The (often) forgotten link between art and STEM. In M.S. Khine, S. Areepattamannil & M. Melkonian. (Eds.), STEAM Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. Location: Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates.

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R., & Mehta, S. (2017). Design thinking gives STEAM to teaching: A framework that breaks disciplinary boundaries. In M.S. Khine, S. Areepattamannil & M. Melkonian. (Eds.), STEAM Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. Location: Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates.

Craig, J., Mehta, R., & Howard, J.P. (2017). Quantitative literacy to new quantitative literacies. In L. Tunstall, V. Piercey, & G. Karaali. (Eds.), MAA Notes Volume on Quantitative Literacy. Location: Michigan State University, USA.

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & Mehta, R. (2015). Creativity, digitality, and teacher professional development: Unifying theory, research and practice. Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age.

 

Under Peer Review

Henriksen, D., Richardson, C., & Mehta, R. (under review).  Design thinking: A creative approach to educational problems of practice.

Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (under review). Switching between reading stances: Studying intertextuality and meaning-making across multimodal texts to understand reading stances.

 

In Preparation

Mehta, R. (2017). What does it mean to be literate? A framework of literacy practices of inclusion. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mehta, R. (2017). What does it mean to be literate? Practicing a pedagogy of inclusion. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mishra, P., Mehta, R. & Keenan, S. (2018). The philosophy at the intersections of science and aesthetics: An analysis through the centuries. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mehta, R., Mishra, P. & Henriksen, D. (2018). The fragility of designing a rhetoric of aesthetics in STEM classrooms. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mehta, R. (2018). Being Literate in a Digital World. Manuscript in Preparation.

 

Conference Proceedings

Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (2016, March). Switching between reading stances: Intertextuality and comprehension in multimodal texts. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 1469-1475). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mishra, P. & Mehta, R. (2016, March). What educators get wrong about 21st century learning. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mehta, S., Mehta, R., Berzina-Pitcher, I., Seals, C., & Mishra, P. (2016, March). 49 stories that make an ultimate STEM lesson plan. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2398-2406). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mishra, P., Graves-Wolf, L., Gunnings-Moton, S., Seals, C., Mehta, R., Berzina-Pitcher, I., … Pawlicki, D. (2016, March). Reinventing TPACK, STEM teaching and leadership in an urban context. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2026-2030). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mishra, P., Graves-Wolf, L., Seals, C., Mehta, R., & Berzina-Pitcher, I. (2015, December). Enhancing urban teachers’ STEM and leadership capacities: A preliminary report on a unique private-public-public partnership. In S. Chandrasekharan, S. Murthy, G. Banjeree, A. Muralidhar (Eds.), Emerging Computational Media and Science Education. Paper presented at Episteme 6 Conference, Mumbai (p. 227-233). Mumbai, India: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR.

Mishra, P., Keenan, S., Mehta, R., & Henriksen, D. (2015, December). I care about the beauty in science: Aesthetics in scientific practice and pedagogy. In S. Chandrasekharan, S. Murthy, G. Banjeree, A. Muralidhar (Eds.), Emerging Computational Media and Science Education. Paper presented at Episteme 6 Conference, Mumbai (p. 219-226). Mumbai, India: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2014, March). You are not in Kansas anymore: educational technology in films. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 561–567). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Rosenberg, J., Terry, C., Bell, J., Hiltz, V., Russo, T. & The EPET Social Media Council (2014, March). What we’ve got here is failure to communicate: Social media best practices for graduate school programs. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 1210- 1215). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Conference Presentations

Boltz, E., Arnold, B., & Mehta, R. (2017, March). 3 Simple Tricks that Will Change the Way You Think about Listicles Forever. Roundtable at at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Austin, TX, USA.

Mehta, R. (2017, April). What makes a culture of multiliteracies: revisiting the multiliteracies pedagogy for a holistic understanding. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R. & Richardson, C. (2017, April). Design thinking for teacher education: Solving problems of practice with design in an online learning setting. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Mehta, R. & Gretter, S. (2016, December). Hashtag activism and gender advocacy: A virtual ethnography of activism on Twitter. Full paper presentation at Literacy Research Association (LRA) Conference. Nashville, TN, USA.

Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (2016, April). Switching reading stances: A study of intertextuality and meaning-making in multimodal texts. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C, USA.

Mishra, P., Graves-Wolf, L., Gunnings-Moton, S., Seals, C., Berzina-Pitcher, I., & Mehta, R. (2016, April). Enhancing urban teachers’ STEM, technological, and leadership capacities through innovative instructional practices. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C, USA.

Seals, C. Cosby, M., Beymer, P., Mehta, R., Shack, K. & Mishra, P. (2016, March). Creative uses of mobile devices in the STEM classroom. Presentation at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

Mehta, R. (2015, December). Reading video: The process of intertextuality and meaning-making in multimodal environments. Full paper presentation at Literacy Research Association 65th Annual Conference (LRA). Carlsbad, CA, USA.

Mehta, R., Rosenberg, J., Russo, T., Arnold, B. J., & Social Media Council (2015, November). Impact of Institutionally Encouraged Social Media Use on Doctoral Student Identity Formation. Full paper presentation at Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Mehta, R. & Seals, C. (2015, October 14). Using TPACK framework to foster creativity and aesthetics in STEM. MSU LOCUS Symposium on Pedagogy in a Digital Age. East Lansing, MI, USA.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2015, March). Through the ‘Cosmos’: Beauty and aesthetics in science education and popular media. Full paper presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., Mehta, R., Cain, W., Fahnoe, C., Good, J.,…DeSchryver, M. (2015, March). The Roots of Creativity: Trans-disciplinary Thinking Skills as Tools for Creative Thinking and Learning in the 21st Century. Symposium at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2015, March). Creative Teachers: Fueled by Interdisciplinary and Avocational Pursuits. Full paper presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV, USA.

 

Public Scholarship

Greenhalgh, S. P., Keenan, S. F., Mehta, R., Wever, M., McCarthy, A., & Lei, M. (May, 2016). Transitions and outreach [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=405

 

Mehta, R., Greenhalgh, S. P., Keenan, S. F., McDaniels, M., White, A., & O’Connor, A. (February, 2016). Teacher professional development – what it takes [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=393

 

Mehta, R., Greenhalgh, S. P., Keenan, S. F., Wolf, L. G., Robinson, J., & Martinez, J. (November, 2015). Repurposing, reusing, remixing: An ‘open’ conversation [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=387

 

Greenhalgh, S. P., Mehta, R., Keenan, S. F., Bell, J., Cain, W., Peterson, A., & Cheng, C. (October, 2015). Telepresence robots and distance learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=378

 

Keenan, S. F., Greenhalgh, S. P., Mehta, R., Blair, D., Heeter. C., & Greenberg, D. (September, 2015). Informal learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=360

 

Mishra, P., Marcotte, C., Shack, K., Horton, A., Seals, C., & Mehta, R. (June, 2015). Reflections on understanding urban teachers STEM and Leadership capacities: A private-public-public partnership [Webinar]. In IV Congreso de Education, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

 

Hagerman, M. S., Wolf, L. G., Arnold, B., Boltz, E., & Mehta, R. (March, 2015). Digital games, online teachers, and aesthetics in science education [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=226

 

Mehta, R., Hagerman, M. S., Otten, S., Kupiecki, E., & Brown, R. (February, 2015). Technology integration to support learning in mathematics classrooms [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=221

 

Mehta, R., Hagerman, M. S., Wolf, L. G., Sawaya, S., & Rosenberg, J. M. (December, 2014). Edcamp with team MAET [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=201

 

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Marcotte, C., Fahnoe, C, Nash, S. & Rimes, B. (November, 2014). Shop talk with K-12 tech integration specialists [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=198

 

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Shack, K., Gerlach, J., & Quezzaire, P. (October, 2014). Integrating tech to support social studies instruction in K-12 [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=195

 

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Philips, L., Sweeney, S., Worrell, M., & Reveilleau, G. (September, 2014). MAET women talk global trends in Ed tech [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=192

 

Greenhalgh, S. P., Mehta, R., Rajab, R., Lin, C. H., Heussaf, J. P., & Davis, W. (May, 2014). Technologies to support language learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=161

 

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Heintz, A., Shulha, J., & Winters, B. (April, 2014). Technologies to support learning in arts education [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=153

 

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Kopf, B., Marcotte, C., Sawaya, S., & Rosenberg, J. M. (March, 2014). Mobile learning in the classroom [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=146

 

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Gallagher, C., Akcaoglu, M., & Greenhalgh, S. P. (February, 2014). Digital games to support learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=124

 

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