Dr. Patricia Dickenson

Dr. Patricia Dickenson is an expert in mathematics and technology integration.  She presents nationally on motivating and engaging students in mathematics with digital tools.  Dr. Dickenson’s Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@TeacherPrepTech includes resources for teachers to use for math instruction as well as interviews with experts in the field of education.   Dr. Dickenson began her teaching career in Los Angeles and was a mathematics coach for the Los Angeles Unified School district.  She received her doctorate from the University of Southern California in 2009, and her dissertation examined English Language Learners’ motivation and engagement in elementary and middle school math.  Dr. Dickenson is the Course Lead for Math and Science Methods at National University.  She is a regular writer on her website: www.teacherpreptech.com and can be found on Twitter  and Instagram @teacherpreptech


  • Dickenson, P., & Coddington, L., (2021). Technology Infused Math Instruction(pp. 1-314). Dubuque, IA. Kendall Hunt. ISBN: 9781792485312
  • Dickenson, P., Keough, P., & Courduff, J. (2017). Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for the Inclusive Classroom (pp. 1-300). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1753-5.
  • Dickenson, P., & Jaurez, J. J. (2016). Increasing Productivity and Efficiency in Online Teaching (pp. 1-327). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0347-7

Journal Articles

  • Dickenson, P. (2022, June) The Case for Virtual Manipulatives. The California Mathematics Council Communicator Volume 46 No. 4.
  • Dickenson, P. (2021, March) Math Talk with Tech Tools. The California Mathematics Council Communicator Volume 45 No. 3.
  • Dickenson, P. (2016, March) The Flipped Classroom in a Hybrid Teacher Education Course: Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Instructors Practices. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching. http://faculty.nu.edu/blogs/jrit/

Scholarly Paper Presentations


  • Dickenson, P., & Coddington, L. (2021) Using Social Media to Support and Sustain Mathematics Professional Development. Paper Presented at  AERA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
  • Dickenson, P. & Amador-Lankster, C. (2019, March 22) Analyzing Student Thinking and Planning with the Learning Map. California Council of Teacher Education (CCTE), Sacramento, California, March 2019.
  • Dickenson, P., (2018, April 25) Invited Sessions: Teacher Driven and Technology Mediated: Using Social Media to Support and Sustain Professional Learning Communities in Mathematics Professional Development, Paper presented at the Annual National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference, Washington DC.
  • Dickenson, P., & Sistek-Chandler, C., (2018, April 17) Investigating the Motives, Strategies, and Tensions of Instructional Technology Coaches: How Coaches Influence Teachers’ Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge. Poster Presented at the American Education Research Association Conference (AERA), New York, New York.
  • Dickenson, P., (2018, April, 15) The Role of Teacher Leadership for Promoting Professional Development Practices, Paper Presented at the American Education Research Association Conference (AERA), New York, New York.
  • Dickenson, P. & Montgomery, J. (April 14, 2016) Teachers Lead Teachers in Professional Development. National Council of Teaching Mathematics Annual Meeting (NCTM), San Francisco, CA.
  • Dickenson, P. (April 10, 2016) Does Real-time Collaboration Improve Student Assessment? American Education Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA), Washington DC.
  • Dickenson, P. (April 12, 2016) Why Second-Career Professionals Choose to Teach and the Experiences that Shape their Practice. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA), Washington DC.
  • Dickenson, P., Keough, P., & Padover, W. (April, 2015). Faculty Perceptions of Teaching and Advising as it Relates to University Expectations. Unpublished paper presented at the Society of Professors of Education (April, 2015), Chicago, Illinois
  • Dickenson, P. (2014).  Redesigning Teacher Education for Second-Career Teachers. Center for Scholastic Inquiry Conference. San Francisco, April 11, 2014.
  • Dickenson P., (2010). Standard-based Teaching Practices in Mathematics: examining students’ achievement in elementary and middle school classrooms. National Council of Teaching Mathematics Regional Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 8, 2010
  • Dickenson P., (2010). Goal Orientation of Latino English language learners: examining the relationship between engagement, achievement and teaching practices in mathematics. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Denver. Colorado, April 29, 2010.

Chapters in Nationally Published Books


(Video Series, Blog Posts Peer-Reviewed, and Published)

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Contact Information

Dr. Patricia Dickenson

College: Sanford College of Education

Department: Teacher Education

[email protected]

(408) 236-1136

San Jose Campus


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