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Max Longhurst

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School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EBLS 239
DialPhone: 435-797-7093
SendEmail: max.longhurst@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State Universty, 2015
Adoption, adaptation, and abandonment: Appropriation of science education professional development learning.
Med, Elementary Education, (Curriculum & Instruction), Arizona State University, 1995
BS, Elementary Education, Brigham Young Unversity, 1993

Licensures & Certifications

Administrative / Supervisory Certificate, Utah State University, 2010

Biography

Dr. Longhurst opportunities on a family farm provided foundational science learning and discovery experiences that have formed a base for his investment in professional learning and teacher growth.


Teaching Interests

My teaching interests focus on how science education can create a scientifically literate learner. The concept of engaging learners in novel was in order to develop deeper understandings of the world around us offers hope for the future of education. Elementary education experiences provide foundational building blocks and are therefore essential to the goals of education. Teaching teachers, whether pre-service or practicing teachers is critical to making the differences that we all hope to achieve as educators.

Research Interests

My research agenda focuses on using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to better understand how professional learning influences teacher practice within the classroom. My current investigations target the appropriation of conceptual and practical tools from professional learning experiences for both elementary and secondary science teachers. This research examines how teachers appropriately adopt, adapt, or abandon new ideas and techniques into the context of the science classroom. I see value for this field in understanding how current investments of time and money contribute to high quality improvements in the classroom experiences for learners. Assisting teachers to connect theory with practice is an essential aspect of my work.

Awards

Outstanding Higher Education Teacher, 2014

Utah Science Teachers Association

Marvin N. Tolman Life Long Service Award , 2009

Utah Science Teachers Association

Outstanding Higher Education Teacher , 2004

Science Teachers Association

Award of Distinction, 2001

The Videographer Awards

Aegis Award of Excellence, 2001

Telly Award, 2001


Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • skinner, M., Lott, K.H, Longhurst, M., (2010). A Crack in the Night. StoryExpress *
    • Longhurst, M., (2002). Search for the Water Cycle. International Office for Water Education
    • Smith, G., Longhurst, M., Latham, G., Murdock, C., Goldenhersh, B., (2002). Substitute Teacher Handbook. Utah State University *

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Longhurst, M., Jones, S., Campbell, D.T, (2017). Factors influencing teacher appropriation of professional learning focused on the use of technology in science classrooms.. Teacher Development, 21:3, 365-387.
        • Longhurst, M., Campbell, D.T, Wang, S., Hsu, H., (2015). Technologies and reformed-based science instruction: The examination of a professional development model focused on supporting science teaching and learning with technologies. . Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24:5, 562-579.
        • Wang, K.S, Hsu, H.Y, Campbell, D.T, Coster, D.C, Longhurst, M., (2014). An investigation of middle school science teachers and students use of technology inside and outside of classrooms: Considering whether digital natives are more technology savvy than their teachers.. Education Technology Research and Development, 62:6, 637-662.
        • Campbell, D.T, Zuwallack, R., Longhurst, M., Shelton, B.E, Wolf, P.G, (2014). An Examination of the changes in science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning in the context of professional development.. International Journal of Science Education, 26:11, 1815-1848.
        • Campbell, D.T, Longhurst, M., Duffy, A., Wolf, P.G, Shelton, B.E, (2013). Science teaching orientations and technology-enhanced tools for student learning.. Research in Science Education, 43:50, 2035-2057.
        • Longhurst, M., (2001). Handyman training for substitutes: How districts can prepare substitute teachers. . SubJournal: For Personnel Responsible for Substitute Teachers, 2:1, 45-52.
        • Professional Journal

        • Lee, H., Longhurst, M., Lee, H., (2017). Exploratory Research on the Effect of Gifted Students’ Science Motivation on Science Self-Efficacy. Journal of Research in Curriculum and Instruction, 21:1, 24-33.
        • Longhurst, M., Wolf, P.G, Duffy, A.M, Coster, D.C, Lee, H., Campbell, D.T, (2016). Multi-year professional development grounded in educative curriculum focused on integrating technology with reformed science teaching principles. School Science and Mathematics, 116:8, 430-441.
        • Duffy, A., Wolf, P.G, Barrow, J., Longhurst, M., Campbell, D.T, Beckett, H., (2013). Ecological investigations within an interactive plant community simulation.. Science Scope, 36:8, 42-51.
        • Campbell, D.T, Dowdle, G., Shelton, B.E, Olsen, J., Longhurst, M., Beckett, H., (2013). Gaming as a platform for developing science practices. . Science activities: Classroom projects and curriculum ideas., 50:3, 90-98.
        • Campbell, D.T, Longhurst, M., Duffy, A., Wolf, P.G, Nagy, R., (2012). Investigating human impact in the environment with faded scaffolded inquiry supported by technologies.. Science activities: Classroom projects and curriculum ideas., 49:4, 99-107.
        • Zsiray, S., Longhurst, M., (2003). Electronic portfolio and resume project. . Theories and Practices in Supervision and Curriculum, 13, 31-34.
        • Longhurst, M., (2001). Attracting and keeping GREAT substitute teachers. Impact: A Journal for Secondary School Principals, 2:1, 15-17.
        • Longhurst, M., Smith, G.G, Blaine, S.L, (2000). Enhance one year of education. . SubJournal: For Personnel Responsible for Substitute Teaching, 1:1, 40-47.
        • Public or Trade Journal

        • Hawkins, A., Longhurst, M., (2000). Don’t leave home without a SubPack. . New Teacher Advocate, 8:1, 9. *

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  * Has not been peer reviewed

                  Scheduled Teaching

                  ELED 4000 - Teaching Science and Practicum Level III, Spring 2017

                  TEAL 6560 - Special Topics, Fall 2016

                  TEAL 6560 - Special Topics, Fall 2016

                  ELED 4000 - Teaching Science and Practicum Level III, Fall 2016

                  ELED 4000 - Teaching Science and Practicum Level III, Spring 2016

                  TEAL 6560 - Special Topics, Fall 2015

                  TEAL 6560 - Special Topics, Fall 2015

                  ELED 4000 - Teaching Science and Practicum Level III, Fall 2015


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Andrew Glaze, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2015