Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh

Assistant Professor (PhD, OCT, MA, BS)
Department of Educational Studies

Available for Graduate Advisement.

Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh is an Assistant Professor of Digital Pedagogies and Technology Literacies in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. He is also the subject team leader for digital technology courses in the Teacher Education program. Dr. Estaiteyeh currently holds a Brock Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence. He is also the president of Technology and Teacher Education (TATE), which is a special interest group within the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE).

Dr. Estaiteyeh obtained his PhD in Curriculum Studies with a focus on STEM Education from Western University in April 2022. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, subject coordinator, academic director, educational consultant, and trainer of teachers in K-12 schools; and as an instructor, researcher, and program developer and reviewer in higher education.

Dr. Estaiteyeh’s research focuses on educational technologies (technology-enhanced teaching, online learning, digital literacy, and TPACK); teacher education and professional development; science and STEM education; differentiated instruction; and innovations in curriculum, instruction, and assessment in K-12 schools and post-secondary programs. Dr. Estaiteyeh has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences. He is also an active reviewer and editorial board member for several education journals.

Dr. Estaiteyeh is keen on developing interdisciplinary research collaborations and community partnerships. Feel free to reach out to discuss these opportunities.

Research Interests

  • Educational technologies
  • Digital pedagogies, technology-enhanced teaching, and TPACK
  • Digital and technology literacies
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Learning management systems (LMS)
  • Immersive technologies and AI in education
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion pedagogical practices such as differentiated instruction (DI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in face-to-face and digital environments
  • Science and STEM education
  • Teacher education and teacher professional development
  • Curriculum studies
  • Program evaluation in higher education

Research Projects and Activities

1) Empowering teacher candidates in a digital world: Revising Brock’s educational technology courses and exploring their impact

  • Research Team: Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh (PI)
  • Research Synopsis: This research aims at revising the offered digital technology courses in the Teacher Education program at Brock University and exploring their impact on teacher candidates’ digital competencies.

2) Brock University instructors’ experiences during the transition from Sakai to Brightspace learning management system (LMS)

  • Research Team: Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh (PI)
  • Research Synopsis: In April 2022, Brock University announced transitioning its university wide LMS from Sakai to D2L’s Brightspace. This research explores Brock instructors’ experiences in this transition and focuses on their pedagogical use of LMS features.

3) Assessment of teacher candidates in Brock University’s teacher education program (Primary/Junior/Intermediate Divisions)

  • Research Team: Dr. Ruth McQuirter (PI), Shannon Welbourn, Dr. Anjali Khirwadkar, Catherine Susin, and Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh
  • Research Synopsis: The purpose of this research project is to gain an understanding of the assessment practices used by instructors in PJI courses in the Teacher Education program at Brock University.

4) STEM teacher candidates’ preparation for online teaching and effective use of educational technology in intermediate-secondary classrooms

  • Research Team: Dr. Isha DeCoito (PI), Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh, and Mariam Takkouch
  • Research Synopsis: This study explores STEM teacher candidates’ skill development in using educational technology and future readiness for online teaching in intermediate-secondary classrooms.

5) 360-Degree education and evaluation: Focusing on the impact and outcomes of a new interdisciplinary Master’s program

  • Research Team: Dr. Nicole Campbell (PI), Dr. Isha DeCoito, Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh, and Mariam Takkouch
  • Research Synopsis: This study explores the impact of a newly developed and innovative program at the Schulich School of Medicine (Western University), aimed at fostering students’ interdisciplinary skills.

6) Promoting STEM teacher candidates’ views, understandings, and implementation of differentiated instruction

  • Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh’s doctoral dissertation
  • Research Synopsis: Equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in STEM education are the focus of Dr. Estaiteyeh’s doctoral research on differentiated instruction. This research received several awards and honors, including: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS); The 2023 “Association for Science Teacher Education Award V: Implications of Research for Educational Practice-graduate student level”; The 2022 Canadian Association of Teacher Education “Recognition Awards for Theses and Dissertations on Teacher Education”; and three research awards at Western University.

7) Ontario’s STEM teachers’ experiences with online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Research Team: Dr. Isha DeCoito (PI) and Dr. Mohammed Estaiteyeh
  • Research Synopsis: This study explores elementary and secondary STEM teachers’ views, successes, challenges, and pedagogical and assessment practices in online teaching in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Social Justice Research Institute, Brock University
  • Transforming Futures Lab, Brock University
  • NARST – National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • ASTE – Association for Science Teacher Education
  • AERA – American Educational Research Association
  • CSSE – Canadian Society for the Study of Education (including CACS-Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, SERG-Science Education Research Group, CATE-Canadian Association for Teacher Education, and TATE-Technology and Teacher Education)
  • OCT – Ontario College of Teachers: Registration Number 699822: Intermediate and Senior Divisions, Science and Biology

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EstaiteyehM., & DeCoito, I. (2023). Planning for differentiated instruction: Empowering teacher candidates in STEM education. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 23(1). 5-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42330-023-00270-5

EstaiteyehM., & DeCoito, I. (2023). Differentiated instruction in digital video games: STEM teacher candidates using technology to meet learners’ needs. Interactive Learning Environments.https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2023.2190360

Szwarczewski, M., & Estaiteyeh, M. (2023). Netflix-themed presentations to promote secondary students’ engagement in science. Canadian Teacher Magazine.

DeCoito, I., & EstaiteyehM. (2022). Online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring STEM teachers’ curriculum and assessment practices in Canada. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research, 4(8). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43031-022-00048-z

DeCoito, I., & EstaiteyehM. (2022). Transitioning to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: An exploration of STEM teachers’ views, successes, and challenges. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 31(3). 340–356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10956-022-09958-z

DeCoito, I., & Estaiteyeh, M. (2022). STEM teachers’ experiences with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Canadian context. In H. Burgsteiner & G. Krammer (Eds.), Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic’s distance learning on students and teachers in schools and in higher education – international perspectives (pp. 421–444). Leykam Buchverlag. https://doi.org/10.56560/isbn.978-3-7011-0496-3_20

Estaiteyeh, M. (2021). Differentiated instruction in science classrooms: The potential role of technology. In D. Anderson, M. Milner-Bolotin, R. Santos, & S. Petrina (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International STEM in Education Conference (STEM 2021) (pp. 116-123). University of British Columbia. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0402129

Estaiteyeh, M. (2020). Lessons learned… What did the pandemic reveal about K-12 educational systems? Medium Website.

Estaiteyeh, M. (2020). Five things educators need to improve after the pandemic. Medium Website.

Patel, P., DeCoito, I., Estaiteyeh, M., & Osinski, G. (2020). Space Explorer’s Academy: A unique expert led outreach program to engage youth in space! Proceedings of the 71st International Astronautical Congress – The Cyberspace Edition.

Estaiteyeh, M., & DeCoito, I. (under review). Promoting STEM teacher candidates’ views and understandings of differentiated instruction.

Estaiteyeh, M., & DeCoito, I. (under review). Exploring STEM teacher candidates’ aspirations and long-term implementation of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices.

Estaiteyeh, M., & DeCoito, I. (under review). STEM teacher candidates’ development of digital curriculum resources with a focus on differentiated instruction.

Estaiteyeh, M., & DeCoito, I. (under review). Curriculum and pedagogy in STEM teacher education: Developing case studies of socio-scientific issues focusing on differentiated instruction.

Estaiteyeh, M., Campbell, N., DeCoito, I., & Takkouch, M. (under review). Setting up students for success: Developing interdisciplinary skills in a medical sciences graduate program.

Campbell, N., EstaiteyehM., DeCoito, I., & Robinson, A. (under review). The future is interdisciplinary: Development of a medical sciences master’s program that fosters academic, professional, and personal development.

Campbell, N., EstaiteyehM., DeCoito, I., & Takkouch, M. (under review). Exploring students’ experiences in an innovative interdisciplinary medical sciences master’s program.

DeCoito, I., & EstaiteyehM., & Takkouch, M. (under review). Impacting STEM teacher candidates’ views and attitudes toward online teaching: A comparative analysis of two cohorts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence Award, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University, July 2023-June 2026. (15,000.00 CAD)
  • Match of Minds Grant, Office of Research Services, Brock University, May-December 2023. (5,000.00 CAD)
  • Graduate Research Assistant Development (GRAD) Fund, Faculty of Education, Brock University, May-August 2023. (1,811.00 CAD)
  • Research & Development Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University, April 2023. (996.30 CAD)
  • Graduate Research Assistant Development (GRAD) Fund, Faculty of Education, Brock University, January-April 2023. (1,500.00 CAD)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), May 2021-April 2022. (15,000.00 CAD)
  • Art Geddis “Learning About Teaching” Memorial Award, Western University, April 22, 2021. (500.00 CAD)
  • “Jessica Jean Campbell Coulson Award” for Inclusive Education, Western University, May 13, 2020. (2,000.00 CAD)
  • “Inclusive Education Research Award” by the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, Western University, February 20, 2020. (750.00 CAD)
  • EDBE 8P73: ICT for Teaching & Learning (Teacher Education Program, Intermediate-Senior Division)

  • EDUC 5P56: Technology in the Curriculum (MEd Program)