I have taught a variety of courses at Indiana University, the University of Minnesota, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and the University of Kentucky. I have created various courses from scratch and have created online versions of many courses that have been traditionally taught face-to-face. As a teacher, I find course and program development to be an exciting and rewarding experience.
University of Kentucky
- EDL 650: Professional Development for School Technology Leadership (Hybrid)(Online)(Spring 2013)
- EDL 669: Leadership for School Problem Solving (Hybrid)(Fall 2012)
- EDL 661: School Technology Leadership (Online)(Fall 2012)
- EDL 771: Seminar in Educational Administration, Qualitative Methods (Hybrid)(Fall 2011)
- ELS 604: Leadership in Professional Learning Communities (Hybrid)(Fall 2010)
- ELS 612: Leadership for Technology Innovation (Hybrid)(Spring 2011)
- EDL 661: School Technology Leadership (developed course)
- EDL 662: Digital Age Learning and Technology Leadership (Developed Course)
- EDL 650: Professional Development or School Technology Leadership (Developed Course)
- EDL 664: Technology Leadership and School Improvement (Developed Course)
- EDL 665: Digital Citizenship in a 21st Century World (Developed Course)
University of North Carolina Wilmington
- EDN 303: Instructional Technology (Face-to-face)(Online)(Spring 2009)(Fall 2009)
- EDN 513: Leadership for Learning (Face-to-face)(Online)( Fall 2008, Summer 2009, Fall 2009)
- EDN 514: Technology for Administrators (Hybrid)(Online)(Fall 2008, Fall 2009)
- EDN 595: Comparative Studies in International Leadership (Hybrid)(Spring 2009, 2010)
- EDN 595: Global Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction (Online)(Spring 2010)
- EDN 606: Applying Emerging Technologies (Hybrid)(Summer 2009).
University of Minnesota
- CI 5181: Clinical Experience in Elementary School Teaching (Face-to-face)(Spring 2004, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007)
- CI 5183: Applied Instructional Methods in Elementary Teaching (Face-to-face)(Spring 2004, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007)
- E201: Multicultural Education for Elementary Teachers (Face-to-face)(Spring 2000)
- T550: Cultural / Community Forces in the Schools (Face-to-face)(Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001)
- M550: Practicum- Ethics & Cultural Studies (Face-to-face)(Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001)
My Teaching Philosophy:
My teaching philosophy developed out of over 15 years in the field of education working in settings such as the Navajo Reservation, inner-city Indianapolis, Spain, on the Texas-Mexico border, in East London, and in Cambodia.
I strive to create a learning environment that fosters the development of the whole person. I provide opportunities for students to interact in ways that make the content relevant to their lives. I use a variety of teaching methods to address individual learning styles and unique life experiences in a manner that will increase motivation, enhance ownership of the content, and foster the creation of new knowledge. Through integrating technology into my curriculum and instructional design, students learn the importance of understanding and utilizing diverse modes of technology to meet their learning needs.
As a facilitator of knowledge creation I strive to:
- Teach students how to develop effective decision-making, critical thinking, and communication skills.
- Provide opportunities to develop a community of learners that honors and celebrates relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and diverse life experiences.
- Give accurate and consistent information to students.
- Make the content relevant and applicable to students’ lives.
- Encourage dialog between students, faculty, staff and the greater community.
- Keep current on research.
My philosophy of teaching is my driving force. It is a set of beliefs that honor students, colleagues, and the global community. My teaching philosophy is guided by a few principles. I believe:
- Students can and will make appropriate decisions if given the opportunity.
- Differences among people positively influence a person's academic, career, and personal development.
- Academic and professional relationships with colleagues both inside and outside of my department will enhance my professional development.
- I lead by example; Experience can often be an ideal educator.
- I understand the importance of continued professional development for students, faculty, and staff - in whatever form this takes.
- The teaching-learning process is about the learner, not the teacher. Thus, I have the responsibility to ensure students succeed.
- I teach to enhance lives.