Penn State Harrisburg

Jane M. Wilburne, Ed.D.

· Associate Professor of Mathematics Education; Behavioral Sciences and Education
· Associate Chair of Assessment and Accreditation; Behavioral Sciences and Education

Research Interests

  • Enhancing Students’ Mathematical Problem-Solving Competence and Confidence
  • Promoting Coaching and Professional Development Programs for K-12 Mathematics Educators

Courses Taught

  • EDMTH 301   Teaching Elementary Mathematics I
  • EDMTH 302   Teaching Elementary Mathematics II
  • EDUC 417      Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • EDUC 440      Educational Statistics and Measurement
  • EDMTH 441*   Geometry & Measurement Across the Curriculum
  • EDMTH 442*   Algebra & Functions Across the Curriculum
  • EDMTH 443*   Data Analysis & Probability Across the Curriculum
  • EDMTH 444*   Numbers & Operations Across the Curriculum
  • EDMTH 455*   Current Issues in Mathematics Education
  • EDPSY 101      Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in Education
  • EDUC 539       Educational Assessment
  • MATH 200       Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • MATH 026       Plane Trigonometry

* Indicates Courses Developed

Publications and Research

  • Wilburne, J. M., Kulbacki, A. (2014). Connecting the “Missing Words” to the Common Core.      Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 19(7), 430 – 436.
  • Wilburne, J. M. (2013, June). Enhancing preservice elementary teachers’ problem-solving ability and attitude: A mixed-methods study. Proceedings of the 2013 Canadian International Conference on Education. Ontario, Canada. 
  • Wilburne, J. M., & Taylor, C. (2013). The common core mathematics classroom: Essential student practices. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 32(2), 7-18.
  • Wilburne, J. M., & Keat, J. B. (2011). Venturing into storybooks: Motivating teachers to promote mathematical problem solving. In D. J. Brahier (Ed.), 2011 NCTM Yearbook: Motivation in Mathematics Education. (pp. 251–264). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Wilburne, J. M. (2011). Museums connect culture and mathematics. Proceedings of Il Seminario Internacional Ciencia E Museologia, Belo Horizonte: Brazil.
  • Wilburne, J., Marinak, B., & Strickland, M. (2011). Addressing cultural bias in the mathematics classroom. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 16(8), 460-465.
  • Wilburne, J. M., & Breyfogle, M. L. (2011). Exploring prospective elementary teachers’ abilities to solve non-routine problems: Content, cognition level, and habits of mind. Proceedings of the Research Council for Mathematics Learning, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Wilburne, J. M. (2011). Mathematical problem solving and the curriculum focal points: Connections for preservice elementary teachers. In R. M. Zbiek, G. B. Blume, & T. A. Evitts (Eds.), 2007-08 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook (12 pp). State College, PA.
  • Wilburne, J., & Long, M. (2010). Secondary pre-Service teachers’ content knowledge for state assessments: Implications for mathematics education programs.Issues in the Undergraduate Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: The Journal. IUMPST: The Journal. Vol 2 (Content). January. [http://www.k-12prep.math.ttu.edu/journal/contentknowledge/wilburne01/article.pdf ] (15 pages).
  • Strickland, M. J., Wilburne, J. M., Keat, J. B., & Adera, B. A. (2010). Parallel reflections: The interdisciplinary process of co-constructing meaning. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Research Association Conference
  • Wilburne, J., Shvartsman, I., & Walker, R. (2010). Integrating the TI-Nspire™ handheld in undergraduate calculus classes: Challenges and impact. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/VOL21/R011/paper.pdf
  • Keat, J. B., & Wilburne, J. (2009). The impact of storybooks on kindergarten children’s mathematical achievement and approaches to learning. US-China Education Review, 6(7), 61-67.
  • Wilburne, J. (2009). Virtual mentoring in the secondary mathematics teacher education program. In G. Zimmermann (Ed.) Empowering the mentor of the preservice mathematics teacher (pp. 52-54). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Smith, N. & Wilburne, J. (2009). Transiency and retention: Impact on one urban elementary school’s benchmark assessments. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 28(2), 15-23.
  • Wilburne, J. & Napoli, M. (2008). Connecting mathematics and literature: An analysis of pre-service elementary school teachers’ changing beliefs and knowledge.Issues in the Undergraduate Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: The Journal. IUMPST: The Journal. Vol 2 (Pedagogy). September. [www.k-12prep.math.ttu.edu] (10 pages).
  • McGivney-Burelle, J., McGivney, K. & Wilburne, J. (2008). Resolving the tension between interdisciplinarity and assessment. In D. M. Moss, T. A.Osborn, & D. Kaufman (Eds.) (2008).Interdisciplinary Education in the Age of Assessment (pp. 71-85). New York: Routledge.
  • Wilburne, J., &  Bohan, J. (2008). Teacher candidates’ assessment competencies: What do Pennsylvania school districts value? Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 7(1), 32-40.
  • Wilburne, J., & Peterson, W. (2007).  Using a before-during-after (BDA) model to plan effective secondary mathematics’ lessons.  Mathematics Teacher, 101(3), 209-213. 
  • Wilburne, J., & Napoli, M. (2007).  Integrating literature and mathematics: A mysterious connection.  Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 13(3), 135-139. 
  • Wilburne, J., Napoli, M., Keat, J., Dile, K., Trout, M., & Decker, S. (2007).  Journeying into mathematics through storybooks: A kindergarten study.  Teaching Children Mathematics, 14(4), 232-237. 
  • Wilburne, J. (2007).  The misrepresentation of an egg timer.  New Jersey Mathematics Teacher, 65(2), 15-16.
  • Wilburne, J. (2006).  Preparing preservice teachers to teach problem solving.  Teaching Children Mathematics, 12(9), 454-464.
  • Wilburne, J. M. (2006).  Preparing proficient problem solvers by teaching habits of mind that are hard to break.  In M. S. Smith, M. K. Heid, & R. M. Zbiek (Eds.).  2005-2006 Yearbook of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (pp. 7-15).  University Park, PA.
  • Subramaniam, K., Keat, J., Wilburne, J., & Napoli, M. (2006).  Reconceptualizing preservice teachers’ field experiences through a structured reflection model. Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 5(Fall), 1-8. 
  • Wilburne, J., & Goldsworthy, C. (2006).  Response to intervention (RTI) in primary mathematics.  Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 26(1), 27-37. 
  • Wilburne, J. (2004).  Motivating every student through effective questioning.  In M. F. Chappell, & T. Pateracki (Eds.).  Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in elementary school (pp. 19-20).  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Wilburne, J. (2004).  Motivating every student through effective questioning.  In M. F. Chappell, & T. Pateracki (Eds.).  Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in middle school (pp. 19-20).  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Wilburne, J. (2004).  Motivating every student through effective questioning.  In M. F. Chappell, & T. Pateracki (Eds.).  Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in high school (pp. 19-20).  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Wilburne, J., & Evitts, T. (2002).  Packing for the future: Best practice in secondary mathematics methods courses.  Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 1, 32-36. 

BOOKS

  • Wilburne, J. M., Keat, J. B., & Napoli, M. (2011). Cowboys count, monkeys measure, and princesses problem solve: Building early math skills through storybooks. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Wilburne, J. M. (2014). Promoting creative problem solving: An essential 21st century skill. In T. A. Evitts, M. L. Breyfogle, & L. Columba (Eds.) 2011-2012 Yearbook of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (pp. 1-10). University Park: PA.
  • Wilburne, J. M., & Keat, J. B. (2011). Venturing into storybooks: Motivating teachers to promote mathematical problem solving. In D. J. Brahier & W. R. Speer (Eds.), Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics. Seventy-third Yearbook (pp. 251-264). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • McGivney-Burelle, J., McGivney, K. & Wilburne, J. (2008). Resolving the tension between interdisciplinarity and assessment. In D. M. Moss, T. A.Osborn, & D. Kaufman (Eds.) (2008). Interdisciplinary Education in the Age of Assessment (pp. 71-85). New York: Routledge.
  • Wilburne, J. (2006).  Preparing proficient problem solvers by teaching habits of mind that  are hard to break.  In M. S. Smith, M. K. Heid, & R. M. Zbiek (Eds.).  2005-2006 Yearbook of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, a peer  reviewed book (pp. 7-15).  University Park, PA.