Academics

Brian Hancock

Title

Assistant Professor

Discipline

Education

Educational Background

  • PhD, Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, specializing in science teacher education, Michigan State University (2020)
  • MS, Physics, Central Michigan University (2012)
  • BS, Physics, Alma College (2005)

Rank

Assistant Professor

My career at Alma began in

2018

I'm an expert in

Science teacher education

Recent publications:

Gotwals, A., Hancock, J.B., II, & Stroupe, D. (2020). Lessons and challenges from three years of preservice teachers’ “macroteaching.” In D. Stroupe, K. Hammerness, and S. McDonald (Eds.), Preparing science teachers through practice-based teacher education. Harvard Education Press.

 

Anderson, C. W., de los Santos, E. X., Bodbyl Roels, S., Covitt, B., Edwards, K. D., Hancock, J. B., Lin, Q., Morrison Thomas, C., Penuel, W., Welch, M. (2018). Designing educational systems to support enactment of the Next Generation Science Standards. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 55(7), 1026-1052.

 

Hancock, J. B., II, & Lee, M. (2018). Purposefully repurposing activities for phenomena-based teaching. The Science Teacher, 85(3), 43-48.

 

Hancock, J. B., II, & Fornari, M. (2012). Minds-on audio-guided activities (MAGA): More than hearing and better than seeing. The Physics Teacher, 50(5), 288-291.

Recent presentations:

PEER-REVIEWED

 

Morrison Thomas, C., Marshall, S., Hancock, J. B., II, Lin, Q., & Anderson, C. W. (2019, April). Patterns in project classrooms: Learning gains and local contexts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

Hancock, J. B., II, & Alonzo, A. C. (2018, March). Teachers’ use of a learning progression when anticipating student responses to assessment items. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Covitt, B. A., Morrison Thomas, C., Bodbyl, S., Lin, Q., Hancock, J. B., II., Kohn, C., de los Santos, E. X., & Anderson, C. W. (2018, March). Characterizing discourse patterns for assessment purposes with evidence from classroom video and student work. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

de los Santos, E. X., Marshall, S., Hancock, J. B., II, Bodbyl, S., Lin, Q., Forsyth, A., Penuel, W., & Anderson, C. W. (2018, March). Teachers’ sensemaking about accountability and assessment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Alonzo, A. C., Robinson, A., Christensen, J., Hancock, J. B., II, & Lee, M. (2017, April). Developing a learning progression for momentum: Insights for instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

Hancock, J. B., II. (2019, March). Supporting science teachers across trajectories of learning to teach: Three overlapping studies. Invited talk at the Central Michigan University Department of Physics, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

 

Hancock, J. B., II, Obsniuk, M., Irving, P., Caballero, M., Stroupe, D., & Sawtelle, V. (2015, July). Perceptions of learning and teamwork: Practice-based introductory physics. Presentation at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, MD.

 

Hancock, J. B., II. (2014, May). Groups think? Groups learn! Presentation at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

 

Hancock, J. B., II, Kaya, T., & Voege, J. (2013, July). Research Experience for Teachers: Creating an automated waste-sorting device. Presentation at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Portland, OR.

 

Hancock, J. B., II, & Fornari, M. (2011, July). Minds-on audio guided activities. Presentation at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Omaha, NE.

 

Hancock, J. B., II, & Fornari, M. (2011, May). Minds-on audio guided activities. Presentation at the Michigan section meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Grandville, MI.

 

Hancock, J. B. II, & Fornari, M. (2011, May). Minds-on audio guided activities. Presentation at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Connect with me:

@JBrianHancock on Twitter