Martha Meacham, Ph. D.
An educator with experiences ranging from teaching K-12 special education at Austin State School, Texas School for the Deaf, Texas School for the Blind and Visually-impaired and at- risk migrant students in the State Migrant Program and College Assistance Migrant Program; to researching computer-mediated-communication and teaching online, my mission is to foster a growth mindset in learners.
With practice and application of new skills and knowledge, learners can experience new perspectives and develop behaviors they many not have YET.
I use a systematic approach to design instructional strategies to assist students learning specific outcomes in an interactive, engaging learning environment.
Before coming to ACC, I was Tutor Coordinator for the College Assistance Migrant Program at St. Edward’s University in Austin where I also developed and taught web-based courses for New College and the School of Education.
Distance Learning experiences as professor
- Certified teachers and pre-service teachers Instructional Strategies in the graduate (M.Ed) Education program at Texas State University
- Instructional Design in the Master’s of Education E- Education program for University of Phoenix Online.
Video conference panelist discussing "Improving Multimedia and Online Instruction using Instructional Design" with Dallas Community College. I briefly worked for The University of Texas online high school program.
At Austin Community College District, I was an Instructional Designer. During that time I also taught for the Teacher Certification program. I offered faculty a variety of workshops on topics ranging from How to get students to read the textbook to How to use Discussion in Blackboard to facilitate student learning.
Over the years I have presented at numerous professional conferences on online learning~ even one at the University of Oslo in Norway!
Ph.D. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Technology from The University of Texas at Austin.
My bachelor's degree and master's degree are in the discipline of Anthropology.
At the undergraduate level, I earned a licenciatura in Antropologia, conferred by Universidad de Las Americas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.
State of Texas Teacher Certification: Grades 6-12: Composite Social Studies, Computer Literacy, Bilingual, Spanish and Special Education.
AND I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer!