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Jesse Ha

Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

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Jesse is an Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning at Montclair State University. Jesse is jointly appointed in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College for Education and Engaged Learning as well as the School of Computing in the College of Science and Mathematics. He specializes in research on learning design and technology, STEM education, and AI in education. He has experience researching asset-based pedagogies such as culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies, qualitative and quantitative STEM/CS education research, and computational thinking. In addition, his research interests include learning analytics as well as the learning and cognitive sciences, in particular, active learning and the ICAP framework. He currently teaches courses on STEM Education for Early Childhood Educators, Computational Thinking for K-12 Learners, Inclusive CS Education, and Python. In addition, Jesse also has over 10 years of experience teaching physics, computer science, and math in K-12 education. During his tenure in NYC public schools, Jesse was a founding teacher of EPIC high school North, an innovative Title I school that sought to bridge opportunity gaps by integrating project-based learning, mastery-based learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, restorative justice, and social-emotional learning pedagogical practices.


Computational Thinking
Culturally Relevant Responsive Sustaining Pedagogies
Informal Learning
ICAP Framework
Active Learning
Generative Learning
Educational Technology
Project-based Learning