Gerald P. Ardito

Gerald P. Ardito, DPS
Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 618-6958
 
Education
  • DPS, Computer Science, Pace University
  • MST, Pace University
  • MA, Cinema Studies, New York University
  • BA, Biopsychology, Vassar College
 
Courses Taught
  • ED 644 Secondary Methods: Making Science Meaningful
  • ED 690 Teacher as Researcher
 
Educational Philosophy
"As an educator and researcher, I am committed to developing environments where learners can embrace
and forward their own process of learning."
 
Research interests include:
  • Designing learning environments that promote, foster, and support powerful learning.
  • Using technology to deepen student engagement and learning.
  • Developing teachers to deliver customized instruction in a variety of settings.
 
Publications and Presentations
Publications
Teachers and Technology: A Study of New Literacies Integration in Classroom Literacy Activities. The International Journal of Literacies, with Fran Falk-Ross, Christine Clayton, and David Babicz.
The Game of Life Science: Self-Directed Learning in a Middle School Classroom. IEEE IGIC 2012 Conference Proceedings.
The Shape of Disruption: XO Laptops in the Fifth Grade Classroom. EDMEDIA 2011 Conference Proceedings.
Creating, Collaborating, Publishing, and Sharing – Using Google Apps for Education in a 7th Grade Science Classroom. ISTE Innovations Newsletter, February 2010.
From Mine to Yours: Teaching Ownership in the Middle School Classroom. Middle School Research Journal. December 2009, with Christine Clayton.
 
Presentations
The Game of Life Science: Self-Directed Learning in a Middle School Classroom. IEEE IGIC 2012.
The Shape of Disruption, EDMEDIA 2011 -- Lisbon, Portugal, July 2011.
The Shape of Disruption, Digital Media and Learning Conference –– San Diego, CA February 2010.
Sugar in the Classroom, NYSCATE –– Rochester, NY November 2009.
XO Laptops in the 5th Grade Classroom , Tech Expo –– Briarcliff Manor, NY March 2009.
Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom, NYSCATE –– Rye, NY May 2008.
From Mine to Yours, AERA –– New York, NY April 2008.
Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave, NERA, September 2007.
Podcasting in the Middle School Classroom, Tech Expo, March 2007.
 
Professional Affiliations
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
 
Awards
  • Outstanding Student of the Year 2010, Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Outstanding Student of the Year Pace University’s School of Education, 2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1982
 
Video
Click to view Dr. Ardito's presentation on the development of a self-directed curriculum in a Regents Biology course with middle school students for the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, an online conference coordinated by The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) from Sept. 19-21. (1:34:43 duration; Blackboard Collaborate, MP3 and MP4)