Jenna Porter


Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Eureka Hall 408
(916) 278-4620

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Joined Faculty: August 2005

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Science Technology Engineer and Math (STEM)
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Aquaponics Curriculum
Science and Math Teacher Development
Equitable Science Education and Policy

Courses Taught

  • Science Curriculum & Instruction for the Diverse K-8 Classroom
  • Field Experience in After School STEm Programs
  • Urban Education
  • Foundations in Education
  • Anthropology of Education
  • PACT Assessment Lab
  • Critical Thinking
  • Schools and Community
  • Fundamentals of Teaching

Educational Degrees

CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - California State University Sacramento Additional Authorizations: Science, English, and History/Social Studies, 2000
CA Single Subject Teaching Credential: General Science
B.A. Liberal Studies - California State University Chico, 1999

Select Publications

Porter, J. & Gee, K. (accepted book chapter). Universal Design for Learning: A collaborative process for preparing preservice general and special education science teachers. In Kooman, M., Kahn, S., Atchison, C., and Wild, T. (Eds.) Toward Inclusion of all Learners through Science Teacher Education. Sense Publishing.

Porter, J. & Hedman, R. (2016, February 8). Considerations for Equitable NGSS High School Curriculum Implementation. California Classroom Science, an online Publication of the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA).

Porter, J. (2015). All Standards, All Students? The Misalignment of NGSS with California’s Science Course Graduation Policy. Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies, 5(1), 61-69.

Porter, J. & Jelinek, D. (2011). Evaluating Inter-rater Reliability of a National Assessment Model for Teacher Performance, International Journal of Educational Policies, 5(2), 74-87.
Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT): An Evaluation of Inter-rater Reliability, by Porter, Jennifer M., Ph.D., UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2010, 157 pages; 3422738.

Jelinek, D. & Porter, J. (2009). Bridging the Disconnect: The promise of lesson study. In Wong, P. and Glass, R. (Eds.) (2009). Prioritizing urban children, teachers, and schools through professional development schools. Albany, NY: Suny Press.

Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated: Febraury 7, 2018
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