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Educational Technology Leadership
Global Issues in Educational Technology Leadership
Advanced Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum
EDTC 815 Administration and Supervision of Technology in Educational Settings
Teaching in the
Adult Learning Environment
This course is the initial intensive summer seminar for incoming doctoral cohort candidates. This is a foundation course which outlines the expectations and practices of the program. It also introduces candidates to the program’s mission of preparing effective leaders for an interdependent world.
Cohort 4 Showcase:
The official EdTech Giants Cohort IV website. As a cohort, we collaborated on building our informational content, designing our logo, and creating a website from scratch.
Showcase Individual Contribution:
A digital portfolio that serves as a record of my leadership & service, presentations, publications and projects during my doctoral journey.
The creation of this digital portfolio will serve as a record of my work, presentations, and service on my doctoral journey.
Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and Leadership Position:
An individual contribution log that showcases our contribution to the construction, content and branding of the EdTech Giants Cohort IV website.
This course focuses on concepts and strategies necessary for a leader in a technologically-rich learning environment. Topics include strategic planning, leadership styles, institutional change processes, and policy issues in educational technology.
An outline of the Team Leadership theory - presenting its history and development, components of the leadership model, strengths, weaknesses and practical uses. (Co-author: Yalitza Vega-Bajana)
Technology Use Proposal - Designing an Effective Blended Learning Pilot Program:
A technology use proposal for implementing an effective blended learning pilot program. Includes a rationale, background research, policy consideration, current state of field, description, assessment plan and conclusive thoughts.
Open Educational Resources Aids and Implements Common-Core Instructional Content
in the Classroom: A Review of the Literature:
A major challenge to Common Core implementation is the shortage of new and authentic standard-aligned material. As districts face the necessity of purchasing new instructional materials aligned with the CCSS, open educational resources (OER) have become crucial. The OER has become a central model for the development and dissemination of free online content. Digital libraries of OERs have increased significantly, providing schools and teachers with standards-based materials for developing CCSS-aligned curriculum.
This course investigates educational technology through a global perspective. The issues covered include development strategies, diversity, cultural values, and the systemic role educational technology plays in global economic development. The course focuses on a cross-cultural examination of contemporary academic and workplace skills.
Environmental Scan: #LiteracyHeroes:
An environmental scan that consisted of globally mapping educational issues. This mapping project was designed to provide a collaborative and visual overview of educational issues around the world. Four articles were chosen from a particular theme related to education - but from different countries.
This particular scan included literacy heroes from around the world, including the "Don Quixote of Literacy" (Indonesia), a mobile library that provides children the opportunity to access reading material (Thailand), a former underground library (Syria), and the bicycle librarian (Afghanistan).
The locations of the stories were mapped on this Google Map:
World News in Education Google Map
Teacher Leadership in Finland Models Educational Growth and Lifelong Learning:
A Comprehensive Literature Review:
This literature review explores the professional leadership of teacher development in Finland. The Finnish educational system continues to prosper based on its collaborative, autonomous, research-based, teacher education. Their highly respected profession engages them in their reflective, ongoing analysis and refinement of their practice, demonstrating a deep commitment to the teaching profession.
Course Proposal: Transformative Learning in Urban Education:
A group project designing an international course proposal on transformative learning in urban education. This course is designed to provide a framework understanding of various transformational learning instructional methods in urban education. The course will analyze urban school communities where educators can experience and learn effective teaching and learning pedagogies.
(Co-authors: Stephanie Peborde Burke & Rachael Sedeyn)
This course focuses on technology and learning environments. Candidates will learn how to apply a variety of technologies in systemic approaches to curriculum design and implementation. Topics will include accessible curriculum design, project-based instruction, student use of technology, educator use of technology, and organizational learning.
The Color of Music Exhibit: Emotional Associations of Color and Music
An interactive, hands-on science center exhibit concept for the Liberty Science Center that demonstrates the mapping of colors to notes and emotions.
Creating Meaningful Learning Environments with Technology (Group Project)
A district technology plan was analyzed in order to develop an advisory guide for applying the technological design principles of Bers. Areas in the technology plan were highlighted in order to correlate, contrast and extend Bers' concept of “Digital Technology for Positive Youth Development”. This paper includes suggestions, descriptions, and rationales.
(Co-authors Patrick Holness and Christopher Farrell)
Teacher Evaluation in a Blended Learning Environment (Group Project)
Recommendations on the teacher evaluation process in a blended environment using the Danielson Framework, Achieve NJ and Horn & Staker's Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools references. Recommendations include examples of formative feedback, activities, expectations for preparation and classroom environment.
(Co-authors Patrick Holness and Christopher Farrell)
A PechaKucha presentation that applies the concepts of a learning organization from Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization and a blended learning environment from Horn & Staker's Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.
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