Laurie Link

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Education School of Education
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978.665.3310 Office: McKay C194
Office Hours
Fall 2020

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Biography

Dr. Laurie Link is an Assistant Professor of Education, working with pre-service teachers in the early childhood and elementary education programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She teaches methods courses in math, science, social studies and assessment. She also supervises pre-practicum and practicum students in area K-5 schools. Prior to joining the faculty at Fitchburg State University, Dr. Link had 30 years of experience working in elementary schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts as a teacher, assistant principal, and a K-5 math curriculum coordinator. She was also an adjunct professor at Regis College in Weston, MA, in the Masters in Education program. Her doctoral work in Higher Education Leadership was completed in 2016 at Regis College. 

Courses Taught

Field Experience I in Early Childhood Education (EDUC 3016)
Field Experience II in Early Childhood Education (EDUC 3017)
Field Experience II in Elementary Education (EDUC 3019)
Field Experience I in Elementary Education (EDUC 3018)
Science in Elementary Education (EDUC 3440)
Teaching Math to ELEM Students (EDUC 3480)
Educational Studies Internship (EDUC 4003)
Assessment for Instruction (EDUC 4250)
Practicum I/II Early Childhood Education (EDUC 4862/4863)
Practicum I/II Elementary (EDUC 4882/4883)
Teaching Math for Diverse Learners (SPED 3400)
Advanced Concepts and Methods of Elementary and Middle School Math (EDUC 7040)
Mathematics: Curriculum, Assessment, Planning, & Teaching (EDUC 7640)
Science and Social Studies: Curriculum, Assessment, Planning, and Teaching (EDUC 7649)

Background

B.S., Framingham State University (Elementary Education)
M.Ed., Fitchburg State University (Elementary Education)
Ed.D., Regis College (Higher Education Leadership)

  • Standards-based mathematics and science curricula
  • Math anxiety in pre-service teachers
  • Parental involvement in math education
  • Preparation/mentorship of pre-service teachers
  • Using mixed-reality simulations in teacher preparation courses

PUBLICATION

  • Link, L. Bridging the Mathematical Divide Between Home and Elementary School in a

     Standards-Based Environment. ProQuest, 2018.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Empowering and Engaging Preservice Teachers to Be Confident and Competent Science Teachers, roundtable presentation, New England Educational Research Organization, 2019.
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  • Bridging the Mathematical Divide in Elementary School, poster session, New England Educational Research Organization, 2017.
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  • Bridging the Mathematical Divide Between Home and Elementary School in a Standards-Based Environment, First Cohort Presentation, Regis College, May 2016.
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  • Exploring Elementary Teachers’ Math Anxiety, Doctoral Student Orientation, Regis College, February 2015.
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  • A Comprehensive Program Evaluation: Regis College Education Department, President’s Luncheon, Regis College, January 2015. 

 

PENDING CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS

  • Bridging Theory to Practice through Collaborative Field Experiences, National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference (rescheduled spring 2021).
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  • A New Frontier: Utilizing Mixed-Reality for Meaningful Candidate Practice and Feedback, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (rescheduled summer 2021).

 

 

  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts (ATMIM)
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)