Christine Trinter

Contact Information

Chrissytrinter Christine Trinter
Assistant Professor, Math Education
107 Carole Sandner Hall
574-631-5763
ctrinter@nd.edu
https://stemeducation.nd.edu/directory/faculty/chrissy-trinter

Department/affiliation

Institute for Educational Initiatives

Degrees

University of Virginia Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Curry School of Education, 2011

Columbia University M.A., Mathematics Education, Teachers College, 2001

Fordham University B.A., Double Major: Economics/Studio Art, 1996

Honors/awards

2014 VCU Faculty Award for Distinguished Junior Faculty. Awarded by the Alumni Council of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education. This award is presented to one junior faculty member for exemplary contributions in the areas of scholarship, teaching and service.

2013 VCU Faculty Award for Excellence in the Applications of Technology in the Classroom. Awarded by the Alumni Council of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education. This award is presented for exemplary integration of technology in teaching.

2013 Curriculum Studies Award. Awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children at its annual meeting, Indianapolis, IA, for Project Parallax’s Calorie Quest: The Bear Unit curriculum unit. The Curriculum Studies Award is given annually for outstanding curriculum development.

2012 Design and Development Outstanding Practice Award. Awarded by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Design and Development Division at the AECT annual convention in Louisville, KY, for Project Parallax’s Planning for the Future of the Going Big Skate Park curriculum unit. The Design and Development Outstanding Practice Award is given annually for exemplary instructional materials or systems.

2012 Curriculum Studies Award. Awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children at its annual meeting, Denver, CO, for Project Parallax’s Helping Local Gardeners curriculum unit. The Curriculum Studies Award is given annually for outstanding curriculum development.

2011 Curriculum Studies Award. Awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children at its annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, for Project Parallax’s U.S. Healthier Schools Challenge! curriculum unit. The Curriculum Studies Award is given annually for outstanding curriculum development.

2011 Curriculum Studies Award. Awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children at its annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, for Project Parallax’s Planning for the Future of the Going Big Skate Park curriculum unit. The Curriculum Studies Award is given annually for outstanding Christine Trinter 10 curriculum development.

2010 Curriculum Studies Award. Awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children at its annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, for Project Parallax’s Pay It Forward curriculum unit. The Curriculum Studies Award is given annually for outstanding curriculum development.

2010 Curriculum Studies Award. Awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children at its annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, for Project Parallax’s Let’s Plan a Party curriculum unit. The Curriculum Studies Award is given annually for outstanding curriculum development.

2004 Inducted into Fordham University Hall of Fame. Rowing The 1994 Fordham University women's varsity lightweight four was the first Fordham team to win a national championship, winning the Division I National Championship in June of 1994 with three seniors and two sophomores, beating Radcliffe by open water and setting a course record that still stands today.

Select publications

Trinter, C. & Carlson-Jaquez, H. (2018). An examination of the nature of post-observation feedback provided to middle school mathematics teachers. Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 19(1), 3-22.

Ellington, A., Whitenack, J., Trinter, C. & Fennell, S. (2017). Preparing and implementing successful mathematics coaches and teacher leaders. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 46, 146-151.

Haver, W., Trinter, C., & Inge, V. (2017). The Virginia mathematics specialist initiative: Collaborative effort among all components of the VA mathematics community. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 46, 289-302.

Trinter, C. & Hope, S. (2016). The absence and presence of mathematics in teacher-led interdisciplinary unit design. Journal of Mathematics Education, 9(2), 4-21.

Trinter, C. (2016). The importance of theoretical frameworks and mathematical constructs in designing digital tools. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 35(3), 269-293.

Trinter, C., Brighton, C. & Moon, T. (2015). Differentiated educational games: discarding the one size fits all approach to educational game play. Gifted Child Today, 38(2), 88-94.

Trinter, C., Moon, T., & Brighton, C. (2015). Characteristics of students’ mathematical promise when engaging with problem-based learning units in primary classrooms. Journal of Advanced Academics, 26(1), 24-58. doi: 10.1177/1932202X14562394

Garofalo, J., Trinter, C. & Swartz, B. (2015). Engaging with constructive and non-constructive proofs. Mathematics Teacher, 108(6), 422-428.

Bio

Chrissy Trinter is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, in the Center for STEM Education and a faculty member and Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. Her work centers on teacher development and her research interests include teacher leadership and curriculum studies in mathematics education. She is particularly interested in elements of curriculum and instruction that fall within the intersection of creativity and mathematics education.

Prior to joining the Center for STEM Education, she was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, where her courses included Curriculum Advanced Theory, Mathematics Teacher Leadership I, II, and III; Teaching Mathematics for Middle and Secondary Education; Research Proposal Writing, among others.

Dr. Trinter was a Research Scientist at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia where she also earned her doctoral degree. During this time, she was the lead author on several award-winning curricular units. Prior, Dr. Trinter taught middle and high school mathematics in the northeast as well as overseas.

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