Larry Horvath

Associate Professor
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Phone: 
415-338-2693
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Building: 
Burk Hall
Room Number: 
55
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EDUCATION


2008                      Ph.D., University of California, Davis, CA. Science Education

1994                      M.A., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.  Secondary Education

1984                      B.A., University of California, Davis, CA. Zoology

 

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS


1986                      Single Subject Clear Credential, Life Science, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.

 

Dr. Horvath earned his Ph.D. in Science Education in 2008 from the University of California, Davis. He has taught middle school science and high school Biology and Chemistry for thirteen years in California and internationally. His research interests include the teaching and learning of science through inquiry and the development of STEM teacher leaders committed to careers in urban schools. Dr. Horvath is currently the lead science faculty member at the San Francisco State University Center for Science and Math Education (CSME).

 

PUBLICATIONS


BOOK CHAPTERS – PUBLISHED

 

Horvath, L. & Marshall, J. (2014, September 7). The Natural Sciences: Understanding the Natural World. Chapter in Marshall, J. & Donahue, D., Art-Centered Learning Across the Curriculum: Integrating Contemporary Art in the Secondary School Classroom. Teacher’s College Press.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS JURIED

 

Horvath, L., Keller, J. & Nelson, F., Digrius, D., & Coble C. (2015, June 3). Recruiting and Preparing STEM Teachers through Partnerships and Engagement in Mathematical, Scientific, and Engineering Practices. Roundtable presentation at the APLU Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Horvath, L., Brownstein, E., & Whittaker A. (2015, January 9). Bringing Together the NGSS, edTPA and Science Teacher Preparation: A Roundtable with Seasoned Implementers. Roundtable presentation at the Association of Science Teacher Educators International Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Horvath, L.  & Avani N. (2014, October 25). Transitioning from the PACT to the edTPA: What do we Gain and what do we Lose? Presentation at the 2014 PACT and edTPA Implementation Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Bissell, J., Nelson, F., Ellis, M., Keller, J. & Horvath, L. (2014, June 4). California State University (CSU) and the New Standards: Partnerships supporting the CCCSS, NGSS and College and Career Readiness Standards. CSU panel presentation at the APLU Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative National Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Horvath, L., Chan, J. & Chau, D., Russo-Tait, T., & Evans, A. (2013, November 18). Educators, Equity, Enrichment: STEM Ed at San Francisco State. Presentation at the California STEM Symposium, Sacramento, CA.

 

Horvath, L. Marshall J. (2013, February 8). Science, Art and the Four Dimensions of Understanding. Workshop presented at the Contra Costa Office of Education Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Colloquium, San Ramon, CA

 

Keller, J., Bonsangue, M., Andrews, D., & Horvath, L. (2012, June 7). Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs: Promising Strategies for Promoting Science and Mathematical Teacher Quality in Recruitment, Preparation, Mentoring/Induction and Professional Development. CSU panel presentation at the APLU Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative National Conference, Alexandria, VA.

 

Horvath, L. (2012, June 7). The San Francisco State Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Preparing STEM Teacher Leaders and Researchers. Poster presented at the APLU Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative National Conference, Alexandria, VA.

 

Horvath, L. & Avani, N. (2012, March 30). Embedding the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) in Secondary Education at San Francisco State University: Using “TASKSTREAM” for credential candidate support in successfully completing the TPA and to inform program improvement. Paper presented at the California Council on Teacher Education Spring Conference, San Jose, CA.

 

Horvath, L. (2012, January 6). The STEM Summer Institute: Opening the STEM Teaching Pathway for     Community College Students. Group roundtable presentation at the Association of Science Teacher Educators Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL.

 

Avani, N. & Horvath, L. (2011, January 7). “Using TASKSTREAM for Success:” Passing the Performance Assessment for California Teachers for Candidates in Secondary Education. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Waikiki, HI

 

Horvath, L. (2010, January 15). Prospective science teacher’s perspectives on inquiry in the context of engaging in summer research internships. Poster presented at the Association of Science Teacher Educators Conference, Sacramento, CA.

 

Horvath, L. & Passmore, C. (2008, April 2). Pre-service science teachers’ construction of inquiry in the context of planning and teaching inquiry-based lessons.  Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Conference, Baltimore, Md.

 

Horvath, L. & Passmore, C. (2008, January 11). Tangled up in inquiry: Pre-service science teachers changing perspectives on inquiry in the context of planning and teaching inquiry-based lessons.  Paper presented at the Association of Science Teacher Educators Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 

PRESENTATIONS NON-JURIED

 

Horvath, L. (2014, June 19). The San Francisco State Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Poster presented at the Eighth Annual NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Washington, DC.

 

Horvath, L., Sessoms, D. & Grant, M. (2014, May 5). Embedding the NGSS in Teacher Preparation Programs. Presentation and Workshop at the CSU Regional Professional Learning Meeting on Educator Preparation held at Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA.

 

Horvath, L. & Marshall J. (2013, October 9). Science and Art and the Four Dimensions of Understanding. Workshop presented for the Bay Area Writing Project at the Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland, CA.

 

Horvath, L. (2013, May 30). The San Francisco State Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Poster presented at the Eighth Annual NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Washington, DC.

 

Horvath, L. (2012, May 24). The San Francisco State Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Poster presented at the Seventh Annual NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Washington, DC.

 

Horvath, L.  & Avani N. (2011, October 20). Using PACT data for program improvement. Presentation at the 2011 PACT/TPAC Implementation Conference, San Diego, CA

 

Horvath, L., Avani, N., Nelson, C. & Felton, M. (2010, November 4). Ramping up Quickly: Engaging faculty and staff with the PACT. Presentation at the 2010 PACT/TPAC Implementation Conference, San Diego, CA

 

Horvath, L. & Avani, N. (2009, October 22). Ramping up Quickly: “Living the Tipping Point.” Presentation at the 2009 PACT Implementation Conference, Santa Barbara, CA

 

WORKS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION

 

Horvath, L. & Brownstein, E. (Submitted July 2015). Preservice Science Teacher’s Shifting Perspectives on Inquiry During Student Teaching. Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE).

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Horvath, L. & Brownstein, E.  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the edTPA: Evidence of engaging students in the practices of Inquiry. IRB protocol #E15-128.

 

Horvath, L. & Passmore, C. Preservice Science Teachers’ Construction of inquiry in the Context of Planning and Teaching Inquiry-based Lessons. Unpublished manuscript

 

Horvath, L. & Avani, N. Shifting to the edTPA in a California Context. Unpublished manuscript

 

GRANTS


2011 - 2016          PI San Francisco State Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Dr. Eric Hsu Mathematics and Dr. Adrienne Cool Physics and Astronomy, co-PIs.  $1,200,000. National Science Foundation

2013 - 2014           PI Western Region Noyce Initiative, subcontract with Fresno State University for planning and hosting Western Regional Noyce Conference in San Francisco, Fall 2014. $51,000. National Science Foundation

2013 – 2015          Co-PI Western Region Noyce Initiative. Dr. David Andrews, Fresno State PI with Dr. John Keller, Cal Poly SLO and Dr. Donna Ross, San Diego State Co-PIs. $1,400,000 National Science Foundation

2014 – 2017          Lead Professional Developer supporting the NGSS. Integrating Engineering and Technology with Math and Science (ITEAMS) Grant. Math and Science Partnership with San Rafael City Schools. PI Dr. Eric Hsu, San Francisco State University. $1,5000,000 California Department of Education

2012 – 2014          Lead Science Education Faculty, Foundational Level General Science Working Group. San Francisco State Center for Math and Science Education. $125,000    Bechtel Foundation

2009 – 2014          CSU Liaison for the STEM Teacher’s as Researchers (STAR) program. PI Dr. John Keller, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Center for Excellence in Science and Math Education (CESaME). National Science Foundation

 

GRANTS PENDING


March 2015          PI Robert Noyce Track 3 grant proposal. Exceptional Teachers Require Exceptional Mentors Project: Elevating the Early Clinical Experiences of Secondary STEM Teachers. Dr. Eric Hsu Mathematics, SFSU, Dr. Adrienne Cool Physics and Astronomy, SFSU, Dr. Megan

 

CURRICULAR INNOVATIONS


Development team member and writer for the edTPA Secondary Science Assessment Handbook, Middle Level Science Assessment Handbook, and the Secondary and Middle Level Science Thinking Behind the Rubrics. Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and Pearson publications.

 

HONORS & AWARDS


5/2015                   Invited by The Stanford Center for Assessment Learning and Equity (SCALE) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to join the edTPA National Academy as an Implementation Support Consultant

6/2013                   Outstanding Service Award for Leadership as the PACT Coordinator for Secondary Education presented by the San Francisco State University Department of Secondary Education, San Francisco, CA

10/2012                  Letter of commendation from the National Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium, Stanford University, for work with the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) and the National Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

6/2007                   Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to Education presented by the Graduate Group in Education, University of California, Davis, CA.

9/2001 – 6/2007      Block Grant Fellowships, School of Education, University of California, Davis, CA.

1/2007                   Graduate Studies Travel Grant, University of California, Davis, CA.

9/2006                   Graduate Teaching Fellowship, School of Education, University of California, Davis, CA.

7/2006                   Summer Research Fellowship, School of Education, University of California, Davis, CA.

1/2002 – 6/2006      Teacher Education Fellow, School of Education, University of California, Davis, CA.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES


8/2014 – present      Invited to serve as a member of the edTPA National User’s Advisory Group, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE).

1/2012 – present      Collaborating researcher with Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) San Francisco and Oakland

9/2012 – 6/2013      Member of SED faculty working group to re-think the SFSU single subject teacher preparation program

1/2011 – 6/2013      Consultant and Instructor for the STEM Summer Institute at City College of San Francisco

9/2010 - present       Lead Science Faculty for the Center for Science and Math Education, San   Francisco State University

9/2010 – present      Consultant for the National Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC), Stanford University

9/2010 – 6/2014      Served on the Area B Subcommittee for General Education Course Certification, San Francisco State University

9/2009 – present      Proposal reviewer for the annual Association of Science Teacher Educators International Conference

9/2009 – 1/2011      Served on the College of Education Sabbatical Committee, San Francisco State University

9/2009 – 12/2009     Served on the search committee for the Director of The Center for Science and Math Education, San Francisco State University

8/2009 – 6/2014      Served on the Teacher Credentialing Committee, San Francisco State University

6/2009 – 8/2013      CSU Liaison for the STEM Teachers’ as Researchers (STAR) program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, San Francisco State University, Romberg Tiburon Center, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

9/2008 – 6/2013      PACT Coordination and Support, Secondary Education, San Francisco State University        

10/2007 – 6/2011     Secondary Education representative on the College of Education NCATE Evaluation Committee, San Francisco State University.

9/2007 – 12/2008     Member of the California Science Teachers’ Conference Committee for the 2008 conference, San Jose, CA.

9/2007- 7/2008        Member of the Student Teaching Task Force, Secondary Education, San Francisco State University

9/2005 – present      Benchmarker and Trainer of Trainers for the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) Consortium, Stanford University