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  • Linda Venenciano

    Assistant Professor

    Department(s)

    • Curriculum Research & Development Group

    Degree(s)

    • 2011 Ph.D. Educational PsychologyMAT Elem Ed w/Emphasis in Mid SchBA Economics, mathematics and Spanish University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    Area(s) of Interest

    • Algebra preparedness, Davydov's developmental approach to mathematics education, Instructional strategies that promote problem solving and class discourse

    Brief Biography

    Linda C. H. Venenciano is an Assistant Professor in the Curriculum Research & Development Group. She works with the mathematics team on K-12 curriculum projects and professional development for teachers. Her research focuses on children's development of mathematical concepts that contribute to the successful study of algebra. Venenciano is a co-founder of the Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, a statewide professional learning community for mathematics educators. She has also developed strong partnerships with the Hawaii Department of Education. Her current projects include designing and conducting professional development for middle school teachers around the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, and developing algebra curriculum for struggling learners.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 956-4985

    Office

    Wist Annex I 102

    Email

    lhirashi@hawaii.edu

    Homepage

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    Curriculum Vitae

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    Scholarly Works

      Books

    • Olson, J. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2012). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Honolulu, Hi: Curriculum Research & Development Group, Marketing and Publishing Services, University of Hawai‘i.   Publication Details
    • Journal Articles

    • Venenciano, L. C., & Heck, R. H. (2016). Proposing and testing a model to explain algebra preparedness. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 92, 21-35.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Dougherty, B. (2014). Addressing priorities for elementary grades Mathematics. For the Learning of Mathematics, 34(1), 18–23.   Publication Details
    • Conference Proceedings

    • Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, Nov). Incorporating modeling investigations to enhance traditional Algebra I materials. Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Capen, S. (2016, Feb). An alternative route to bypass developmental mathematics. Proceedings of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 124–131).   Publication Details
    • Capen, S., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Jan). Curriculum as a navigator: Crossing borders to higher levels of geometric reasoning. Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 299).   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2015, Jun). Learning place value through a measurement context. Proceedings of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study 23, Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Number (pp. 575–582).   Publication Details
    • Olson, M., Slovin, H., Olson, T. A., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Mar). Task Alignment to the Common Core: How Our Solution Lens Matters.. Proceedings of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Jan). Innovative materials for implementing A Modeling Approach to Algebra for struggling students. Proceedings of the theHawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 1597–1606).   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Jan). From elementary to high school: Examining consistencies in students’ understanding of quantitative reasoning. Proceedings of the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 1549–1556).   Publication Details
    • Olson, J. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Jan). An innovative approach for supporting at-risk students in Algebra I. Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 50 – 58).   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). Assessing the impact of A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 2297–2303).   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 2278–2296).   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2012, Jan). Algebra I preparedness and the Measure Up program: Implications from a theoretical model. Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 130).   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Dougherty, B., & Slovin, H. (2012, Jan). The Measure Up program, prior achievement, and logical reasoning as indicators of algebra preparedness. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (pp. 7597).   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Jan). Success in algebra. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 32 and PME-NA XXX (Vol. 4, pp. 273–280).   Publication Details
    • Presentations

    • Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Yagi, S. (2017, Apr). Problems worth talking about, posing purposeful questions for class discourse. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Yagi, S., & Zenigami, F. K. (2017, Apr). Coaching novice teachers by promoting mathematics curriculum as a thinking tool. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, San Antonio, TX.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Yagi, S. (2016, Nov). Transitioning from elementary to middle school, cultivating problem solvers. Presented at the 2016 Math Summit, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, Nov). Incorporating modeling investigations to enhance traditional Algebra I materials. Presented at the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Tucson, AZ.   Publication Details
    • Capen, S., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Nov). Curriculum as a navigator: Crossing borders to higher levels of geometric reasoning. Presented at the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Tucson, AZ.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Jul). Using measurement as a vehicle for developing mathematics thinking. Presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13) Invited Lecture, Hamburg, Germany.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Doerger, D. (2016, Jun). Mobilizing efforts of the MTE-P Hui. Presented at the The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership conference, Atlanta, GA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Apr). Developing empirical thinking, Davydov’s theory in curriculum design. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, San Francisco, CA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Capen, S. (2016, Feb). An alternate route to bypass developmental mathematics. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning annual conference, Orlando, FL.   Publication Details
    • Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Feb). Blending divergent approaches to learning and teaching algebra – a case study. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning 43rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.   Publication Details
    • Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Feb). Algebra concepts through modeling: Making a curriculum dynamic for students and teachers through TI-Nspire^TM PublishView^TM feature. Presented at the 2016 T3 International Conference, Orlando, FL.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, Jan). Incorporating modeling investigations into the community college algebra curriculum. Presented at the Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Manes, M., & Yagi, S. (2016, Jan). Problem solving to develop teachers’ mathematical practice and raise awareness for teaching practice. Presented at the The annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.   Publication Details
    • Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Jan). Collaborative efforts of a public school district and a university to enhance student understanding of algebra through modeling. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.   Publication Details
    • Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Jan). Incorporating problem solving tasks involving modeling to enhance student learning in algebra. Presented at the 2016 Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2015, Jun). Learning place value through a measurement context.. Presented at the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study 23, Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Number, Macao, Macau.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, M. (2015, Apr). Perspectives for reasoning quantitatively, longterm effects of a nonnumeric approach. Presented at the Poster session presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics research conference, Boston, MA.   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., Olson, M., Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Apr). Empowering teachers through ongoing personal self-sustaining professional development. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., Slovin, H., & Olson, M. (2015, Feb). Students’ engagement, confidence, and self-efficacy for learning algebra. Presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Las Vegas, NV.   Publication Details
    • Olson, M., Olson, T., Olson, J. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Feb). Connecting One's Own Solution Strategy with Teaching Mathematics, Impressions from Prospective Teachers. Presented at the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Feb). Teachers empowered via personal self-sustaining professional development. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Las Vegas, NV.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., Slovin, H., Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2015, Jan). Non-remedial support for algebra students: Using technology with a modeling approach. Presented at the the annual Hawai‘i International Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Olson, M., Olson, J. K., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Jan). An Examination of Achievement and Affective Factors When Students Who Might Struggle with Algebra Are Enrolled in an Innovative Course Built on Modeling and the Modeling Cycle to Support Their Learning of Algebra. Presented at the Annual Meeting Hawaii Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Nov). Mathematical modeling, an alternative approach to Algebra I. Presented at the The 38th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Sydney, Australia.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., & Slovin, H. (2014, Oct). Mathematical modeling, an alternative approach to algebra I. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium, Sydney, Australia.   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Oct). Elementary students’ “conversations” about reasoning: Using units to build convincing arguments and explanations. Paper presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium Conference annual confere. Presented at the the Pacific Circle Consortium annual conference, Sydney, Australia.   Publication Details
    • Olson, J., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Oct). Collaborative efforts of a public school district and a university to enhance student understanding of algebra through modeling. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.   Publication Details
    • Olson, J., Olson, M., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Apr). Making student thinking visible and more reflective while increasing discourse through classroom formative assessment instructional strategies using technology. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Apr). Reasoning quantitatively with part, whole, an equation, and a length. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.   Publication Details
    • Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Apr). Jazzing up algebra through modeling: Supporting student understanding and success. Presented at the the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA.   Publication Details
    • Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Olson, J. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Apr). Professional development for high school teachers implementing a curriculum focused on modeling and problem solving to support students learning algebra. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 46th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Henmi, D., Deeks, A., Nakata, E., & Valdez, J. (2014, Mar). From observation to implementation, innovative strategies that support a culture for learning mathematics. Presented at the Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring 2014 Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Olson, M., Slovin, H., Olson, T. A., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Mar). Task Alignment to the Common Core: How Our Solution Lens Matters. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, San Antonio, TX.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Lewis, N., Manes, M., & Yagi, S. (2014, Feb). A model for effective content-based professional development in mathematics. Presented at the Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2014, Jan). Innovative materials for implementing A Modeling Approach to Algebra for struggling students. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Council on Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Jan). From elementary to high school: Examining consistencies in students’ understanding of quantitative reasoning. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Olson, M., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Jun). Designing a curriculum to support at-risk Algebra I Students. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Apr). Developing a statistical model to analyze algebra preparedness. Presented at the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Apr). Modeling algebra preparedness, implications from a Measure Up study. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research, Denver, CO.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Ishihara, M., & Slovin, H. (2013, Apr). Developing problem solving in Algebra I through modeling experiences. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.   Publication Details
    • Olson, J. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Mar). An innovative approach for supporting at-risk students in Algebra I. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Feb). Researching and designing mathematics curriculum with embedded technology. Presented at the Hawai‘i Education Research Association, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Yagi, S., & Manes, M. (2013, Jan). Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, mathematics and camaraderie. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). Assessing the impact of A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Presented at the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Presented at the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2012, Nov). Algebra I preparedness and the Measure Up program: Implications from a theoretical model. Presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Kalamazoo, MI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., Dougherty, B., & Slovin, H. (2012, Jul). The Measure Up program, prior achievement, and logical reasoning as indicators of algebra preparedness. Presented at the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul, Korea.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Kim, H. (2012, Feb). The mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Yagi, S. (2011, Feb). Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, for math’s sake!. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2011, Jan). Examining factors that effect algebra readiness. Presented at the Hawai‘i Education Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2010, Dec). Thinking, wondering, and reasoning Like a mathematician. Presented at the Charter Schools Association, 2010 Annual Administrators’ Conference, Kona, HI.   Publication Details
    • Young, D. B., Brown, B., Duncan, K., Oshiro, E., Gilbert, M., Nakamura, A., Lorenzana, R., Schlosser, J., Brandon, P. R., Slovin, H., Higa, T. A., Berg, K. F., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., Brennan, C. A., Scarlett, T., Nguyen, T. T., Venenciano, L. C., & Pottenger, F. M. (2010, May). A model for designing and evaluating K–12 professional development at multiple organizational levels. Presented at the 34th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Ashland, OR.   Publication Details
    • DaSilva, M., Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2010, Apr). Unlocking story problems without key words!. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L., Slovin, H., & DaSilva, M. (2010, Apr). “How do you know that makes sense?”. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2010, Feb). Communicating mathematics research through activities in the K-12 world.. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2010, Jan). Examining the development of logical reasoning: Does the elementary mathematics program matter?. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., DaSilva, M., & Slovin, H. (2009, Apr). Challenging but accessible: Young children make sense of algebraic relationships. Presented at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics, Washington D.C..   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C. (2009, Feb). Measure Up effects, graduate student poster session. Presented at the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., DaSilva, M., & Venenciano, L. C. (2009, Jan). Challenging but accessible: Young children make sense of algebraic relationships. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2009 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Jul). Success in algebra. Presented at the Psychology for Mathematics Education 2008 General Annual Meeting, Morelia, Mexico.   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., DaSilva, M., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Apr). How does classroom communication measure up? Getting kids to ask the important questions. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2008 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2008, Apr). Effects of learning mathematics through measurement and algebra contexts. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Pre-session, Salt Lake City, UT.   Publication Details
    • Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2008, Apr). W'RAPping student minds around problem solving. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.   Publication Details
    • Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Jan). Predicting success in algebra. Presented at the Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details