Department of Teaching & Learning

Georgia Cobbs

Professor, Mathematics Education

Contact

  • Office: PJW Educ 105
  • Phone: (406) 243-6052
  • Fax: (406) 243-4908
  • Email: georgia.cobbs@mso.umt.edu
  • Office Hours:

    I am currently teaching various sections of Elementary Mathematics Methods at two levels: PK-4 and 5-8.  

  • Curriculum Vitae: View/Download CV

Education

1995    Ph.D. Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 
Dissertation:  The Evolution and Implementation of an Eighth Grade Integrated Mathematics-Science Course.        

1987    M.A., Elementary Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 
Thesis:  Auditory Evoked Potential Differences in Brain-Mapping Patterns among College Learning Disabled Students.

              1979    B.S. Elementary Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.                 

Courses Taught

EDU 397 PK-4 Math Methods

EDU 497 5-8 Math Methods

EDU 370 Integration of Technology in Education

C & I 501 Curriculum Design

Teaching Experience

1995                Instructor, Central Wyoming College, Jackson, WY

1993- 1995      Adjunct Faculty, Boise State University 

1993-1994       Horseshoe Bend Middle School, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

1991-1993       Instructor, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho                                                           

1988-1991       Teacher, Upper Arlington City Schools

1979-1983       Teacher, Sutherlin Academy, Danville, VA

Research Interests

Studying the impact of the STREAM grant. Currently (2016-2017) collecting and analyzing data from 7 MT schools. 

Projects

 Grant Co-Writer with Drs. Jennifer Luebeck, Brian Lindaman (Aug, 2012-2015). MCCSM = Montana Common Core Standards for Mathematics. (STREAM)
           Math and Science Partnership Grant (MSP) to OPI.  

Cobbs, G. A. & Atkins, T. (2011-2012). Teacher Work Samples. This project illustrated the impact our teacher candidates have in their field placement.
          Specifically, is there a gain in achievement of the elementary students after the teaching of our teacher candidates. 

Cobbs, G. A. & Miller, K. (2009-2010) Connecting Mathematics and Science: Teacher’s Perspectives on Implementing an Integrated Curriculum (AWIM).

Cobbs, G. A. (Feb, 2012) GLOBE Teacher Workshop on Climate, from NOAA via GLOBE Program Office. 

Publications

Luebeck, J., Roscoe, M., Cobbs, G., Diemert, K., & Scott, L. (2017). Re-envisioning Professional Learning in Mathematics: Teachers’ Performance, Perceptions, and
            Practices in Blended Professional Development. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 25(3), 273-299.

Cobbs, G. A. & Chamblee, G. (2017). Impacting Elementary In-Service Mathematics Teachers Content Knowledge, in T. A. Olson & L. Venenciano (Eds.),
             Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Fort Worth, TX.

Cobbs, G. A., Chamblee, G. & Luebeck, J. (July, 2016). Enhancing in-service elementary mathematics teachers’ content knowledge: A discussion of two US
             MSP projects. 
Paper presented at International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), Hamburg, Germany.

Cobbs, G., Luebeck, J. & Scott, L. (2015). Modules, Workshops, Cohorts and Guides! A Recipe for Common Core Implementation in a Rural State.
              In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education InternationalConference 2015 (pp. 2386-2388). Chesapeake, VA:
              Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). http://www.editlib.org/p/150368/

Luebeck, J., Cobbs, G. & Scott, L. (2015). Closing the Distance: Online Learning for Rural Mathematics Teachers. In Proceedings of Society for Information
             
Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 53-58). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in
             Education (AACE).http://www.editlib.org/p/149966/

Cobbs, G. A., Hill, K. & Roscoe, M. (2014). Data & Statistics. Curriculum developed Online Module.

Cobbs, G. A., Harding, S., Hill, K. & Roscoe, M. (2013). Number Systems & Operations. Curriculum developed Blended Module.

Cobbs, G. A. (2012). Instructor’s Manual to accompany Visualizing Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Methods by Joan Cohen Jones. Hoboken,
             NJ: John Wiley & Sons,Inc.

Cobbs, G. A. & Cranor-Buck, E. (2011). “Getting into Gear.” Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School, 17, 3, 160-165.

Cobbs, G. A., Brown B, Noonan C, Harris KJ, Parker M, Wilson T, Gress S, Harris JL,Gaskill S, Ricci C, Top Sky W, Cobbs G. (2011). Diabetes Prevention
             Program for Native American Youth: The JOURNEY to Native Youth Health Feasibility Study. Diabetes  60:S1:A82.

Downey, J,  & Cobbs, G. A. (2007). “An Innovative Field Assignment to Prepare Elementary Preservice Math Teachers to Teach Culturally Diverse
              Students.” School Science and Mathematics, 107, 1, 391-403.

Wong, J. & Cobbs, G. (2006). “Opening the Gates: An AmeriCorps Volunteer Fends an    Unexpected Challenge in Community Building. National Civic
               Review
, 95, 2, 54-58

Satchwell, R., Loepp, F., Morey, M., Cobbs, G., Gray, M., Jones, J., & Lauritsen, A. (2004). Shaping our World.. (Student edition and Teacher edition).
              Denton, TX: RonJon   Publishing.

Satchwell, R., Loepp, F., Morey, M., Cobbs, G., Gray, M., Jones, J., & Lauritsen, A. (2003). Living on the Edge.. (Student edition and Teacher edition).
              Denton, TX: RonJon   Publishing.

Affiliations

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

                        Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)

                        National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

                        National Council Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)

                        Research in Mathematics Education (SIG/AERA)     

                        School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) Newsletter Editor 2013-2016

Professional Experience

Cobbs, G. A. (June, 2017). STREAM-ing with Fractions. Presented at MBI, Bozeman.

Cobbs, G., Chamblee, G., & Luebeck, J.  (July, 2016). Enhancing In-Service Elementary
          Mathematics Teachers’ Content Knowledge: A Discussion of Two U.S MSP
          Projects. Presented at 13th International Congress on Mathematical
          Education, Hamburg, Germany.

Cobbs, G. A. & Disney, T. (2016). Redesigning Elementary Math Methods in
            Common Core Era: Part II. Presented at Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
            (AMTE), Irvine, CA.

International Experience

Cobbs, G., Chamblee, G., & Luebeck, J.  (July, 2016). Enhancing In-Service Elementary
          Mathematics Teachers’ Content Knowledge: A Discussion of Two U.S MSP
          Projects. In Proceedings of 13th International Congress on Mathematical
          Education, Hamburg, Germany. 
Cobbs, G. A.
(June, 2015). Presented a two
-
day seminar at Norwegian Centre for Math
Education, Trondheim, Norway.
Cobbs, G. & Chamblee, G
. (July, 2016).
Enhancing In
-
service Elementary
Mathematics Teachers’ Number and Operations Content Knowledge: A Discussion of Two
U. S. MSP Projects.
Presented at the
13
th
International Congress on Mathematical Education
in Hamburg, Germany.
Cobbs, G.
& Disney, A. (Feb, 2016
)
.
Redesigning Elementary Math Methods in
Common Core Era
: Part 2
.
Presented at
A
ssociation of
M
athematics
T
eacher
E
ducators
(
AMTE
),
Irvine, CA
.
Cobbs, G. A. (Oct, 2015).
Fun and Fractions.
P
resented at
MEA
-
MFT, Billings,
MT
.
Cobbs, G. A. (Oct, 2015).
The Scoop on Soil: Science Literacy and Elementary.
P
resented at
MEA
-
MFT, Billings, MT
.
Cobbs, G. A.
(June, 20
15). Presented a two
-
day
Maths
seminar at Norwegian Centre for Math
Education, Trondheim, Norway.

Hobbies

Running and contra-dancing.