Curriculum Vitae

BRIEF BIO


Dr. Janel D. White-Taylor is an Educational Technology Clinical Assistant Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Professional experience include serving as the Executive Director of Project eXcellence, Faculty Associate for the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and member of the National Commission on Technology and the Future of Teacher Education. Her research and creative interests include creating and developing innovative technology infused hands-on programs for schools and communities, face to face and online entrepreneurial programs for youth, and innovative ways to integrate technology into the classroom. She received her bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University, master’s degree and doctorate at Arizona State University.


PROFILE


  • Doctoral-level Technologist with a proven track record of teaching and coaching students at all levels which includes adults and students at the university, high school, and elementary level.

  • An Educational Change Agent with a strong background in technology integration, blended learning, Flipped Classrooms, and 1:1 in the classroom at all education levels.

  • Innovative program and project developer for K-12 schools and nonprofits with the ability to work collaboratively with superintendents, executive directors, principals, teachers, parents, board and community members, and especially with the kids.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communicator and presenter who can deliver complex concepts and information appropriately to a variety of knowledge and skill  levels.

  • Strong team oriented manager that has the ability to formulate strategic partnerships, research and develop programs, evaluate and measure program effectiveness, and create and implement an effective funding plan.



EDUCATION AND DEGREES


Ph.D.            Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Curriculum and Instruction, 2001,

Area of concentration: Educational Media and Computers.


M.Ed.           Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Curriculum and Instruction, 1997,

Area of concentration: Educational Media and Computers.


B.B.A               Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, Bachelors of Business

Administration, Area of concentration: Management and Marketing, 1992   

                     

CERTIFICATIONS


Google Education Trainer      MIE Master Trainer   Buncee Ambassador 

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gle Education Trainer    |        Innovator Educator Trainer



ACADEMIC AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Technology                          Aug. 2003 –Present

Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College,  Tempe, AZ

  • Teach, create, and implement a variety of educational technology. service learning, and math and science courses for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Write and publish articles in journals and conference presentations; present research and topic papers at national conferences; and consult around the world discussing educational technology.

  • Design, develop, and implement technology infused math, science and literacy programs during in-school and out-school hours for over 5000 1-8th grade students, 15 high school students, over 300 undergraduate and graduate students, and 50 certified teachers.

  • Serve on a variety of university and college committees and boards.


Asst. Instructional Professional                                                              Aug. 2001 – Aug. 2003      Arizona State University, Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence,  Tempe, AZ

  • Worked with Deans and Asst. Deans to assess the teaching needs of the faculty.

  • Developed and implemented teaching workshops for faculty on a variety of subjects.

  • Created and disseminated materials on effective teaching and learning strategies.

  • Promoted to Clinical Asst Professor.

Content and Technical Liaison                                 Aug. 2000 – Aug. 2001

Arizona State University, Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence,  Tempe, AZ

  • National Science Foundation Funded Grant. Purpose of the grant was to create an online education repository of lessons using cooperative learning in the classroom. The website included videos of the classes in action, interviews with the teachers, and written strategies and the complete lesson plan.

  • Developed content and worked with technology team that was developing the website and shooting and editing the video.

  • Interacted with the content team and the technology teams to make sure both teams were supported.

  • Traveled to various university campuses and conferences to interview and video professors.

  • Promoted to Asst. Instructional Professional.

Teaching Assistant/Course Coordinator                                              Jan. 1998 – Aug. 2000 Arizona State University,Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Tempe, AZ

  • Designed and developed materials for Teaching with Technology course to be used by myself and other teaching assistants and faculty.

  • Met with the Dean and other faculty to discuss the course and possible improvements.

  • Taught, communicated, and graded the students within my courses.


COURSES TAUGHT


TEL 313 - Educational Technology in the K-12 Curriculum

ECD 313 - Technology for Teachers

EDT 321 - Computer Literacy

EDT 180 - Problem Solving Using Digital Technology Apps

IMD 484 - Service Learning Capstone

IMD 494 -  Service Learning Capstone Project

EED 531 - Designing Learning Spaces

EDC 560- Video in the Classroom

DCI 593 - Applied Project

USL 496-497 -  Service Learning Capstone and Applied Project


COURSES DEVELOPED


TEL 430 - Learning Outside the Classroom

USL 496-497 -  Service Learning Capstone and Applied Project

EDT 180 - Problem Solving Using Digital Technology Apps

EDC 430 - Math and Science Theory



TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING


Sr. Collaborator                     August 2013 - Present

Education Collaborators


Educational Technologist Sept. 2014 -  Present

Tech Pyramid


  • Work collaboratively with superintendents, principals,and technology teams to evaluate the current use of technology and the goals for the technology use in the district.

  • Research effective technologies and submit findings to leaders of the school and district.

  • Develop the district’s Google and/or MicroSoft Admin accounts and console.

  • Develop teacher coaching sessions to introduce and coach the school leaders and teachers on how to use the technology which includes, hardware, software, apps, and specialized programs.    



NONPROFIT AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT  EXPERIENCE



Director                                                                                                        Aug. 1993 – Present

Project eXcellence (Youth Enrichment Services), Phoenix, AZ

  • Work with principals, superintendents, and board members to identify and develop strategic plans to increase achievement and teacher effectiveness on an on-going basis.

  • Researched, designed, and developed educational programs for students in low income areas to boost academic achievement and interest in learning.

  • Design an evaluation and assessment strategy for the programs and projects

  • Negotiate, design, and implement a fundraising strategy to cover the cost of the programs which included grants, crowd funding, private donations, and special events.

  • Manage the day to day operations of the organization, and work with a team of college interns and certified teachers to  manage 400+ students between program sites.


Nonprofit Consultant                                                                                      Aug. 1993 – Present

Phoenix, Arizona

  • Work with executive directors, community organizers, and stakeholders to develop and research the mission and goals of the organization.

  • Design and develop a case support that is ground in peer reviewed literature.

  • Create marketing and fundraising strategies that are unique and different.

  • Research, investigate, and design programs for nonprofit and community based organizations.

  • Assess and evaluate programs and projects created by nonprofit and community based programs.


MOST RECENT RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY


Jimenez-Silva, M., Gomez, C., White-Taylor, J., & Fox, R.  (2013). World changers by Youth Inc. Illinois Council for the Social Studies Quarterly, 2(3), 30-38.


Jiménez-Silva, M., Gómez, C. L., and White-Taylor, J. (2010). Revising Board Games: A New Twist on Familiar Activity. Teaching for Excellence and Equity In Mathematics, Volume 2, Issue 1.


Jiménez-Silva, M., White-Taylor, J. D. and Gómez, C. L., (2010). Opening opportunities through math board games: Collaboration between schools and a teacher education program. IUMPST: The Journal. Vol 2(Pedagogy), August 2010. [www.k12prep.math.ttu.edu].


MOST RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS



“Innovations in Technology” Intelligent Papers, ISTE Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2013 (50 Teachers, Vendor Area Presentation)


“Using Google in the Workplace” City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2013 (Presentation and on-going support)


“Creating a Community Based Lab” City of Phoenix, Grant Park, Smith Park, and South Phoenix Community Center, Phoenix, AZ, April, 2013 (Presentation and on-going support)


“Using Animation in the Classroom.” Jorgensen Elementary School, Phoenix, Arizona. May 2014.


“Creating Video Games.” Jorgensen Elementary School, Phoenix, Arizona. May 2014.


“Creating Your Own Website.” Jorgensen Elementary School, Phoenix, Arizona. May 2014.




“Google Slides, Forms, and Sites”, Woodlake Unified School District, Woodlake, California. August, 2014


“Google Drive and Apps”, Woodlake Unified School District, Woodlake, California.  August, 2014


“Google Drive, Docs, and Spreadsheets in a Collaborative Classroom.” Chaboya Middle School, San Jose, California, August, 2014


“Google Slides, Forms, and Sites for Your Classroom.” Chaboya Middle School, San Jose, California, August, 2014


“Presentations the Collaborative Way.” Nardin Academy, Buffalo, New York, September 2014.


“Forms for Function and Fun.” Nardin Academy, Buffalo, New York, September 2014.


“Creating Interactive Websites for Projects and Portfolios”, Nardin Academy, Buffalo, New York, September 2014.


“Collaboration in the Classroom using Google Docs, Presentations, and Spreadsheets.”Nardin Academy, Buffalo, New York, September 2014.


“Using Google Chrome in Education.” Wenden Elementary School District, Wenden, Arizona, October, 2014.


‘Using Google Play and Chrome Webstore.” Wenden Elementary School District, Wenden, Arizona, October, 2014.


“Google Drive for Education.” Wenden Elementary School District, Wenden, Arizona, October, 2014.


“Using Forms and Sheets in the Classroom.” Wenden Elementary School District, Wenden, Arizona, December, 2014.


“Designing a Strategy to Implement Tablets in the PK-3 Classroom.”  Wenden Elementary School District, Wenden, Arizona, December, 2014.


“Using Apps in the Classroom.” Wenden Elementary School District, Wenden, Arizona, December, 2014.


“Creating an Interactive Classroom, 4 Part Series.” Maricopa Regional School District, Phoenix Arizona, April-May 2015.


“Using Windows 8 and the New Microsoft Tools in the Classroom.” South Fayette School District, South Fayette, Pennsylvania, June 2015.


“Google in the Classroom. How to Use Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms, 4 Part Series.” South Fayette School District, South Fayette, Pennsylvania, June 2015.



COMMUNITY EDUCATION WEBSITES – MADE WITH GOOGLE SITES


The website listed below were developed as a Learn and Apply Project by preservice and inservice teachers under my direction. All projects were created as class projects. They are beta versions.  


White-Taylor, J. (2013). Innovations in Education Technology,https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/the-teacher-technology-zone/, designed for teachers to learn more about technology. (Technology Research and Discovery Assignment)


White-Taylor, J. (2013). Sonoran Desert Project, K-3rd Grade Site -https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/sonoran-desert-explore/, designed for teachers and students in K-3 grade to learn more about Sonoran Desert. This website was designed as a resource for the South Mountain Environmental Education Center.  (Internet research and content development assignment)

  

White-Taylor, J. (2013). Sonoran Desert Project, 4-8th Grade Site,https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/sonora-desert-detectives/, designed for teachers and students in 4-8th grade to learn more about Sonoran Desert. This website was designed as a resource for the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. (Internet research and content development assignment)

 

White-Taylor, J. (2013). Spectacular Science, K-8 Grade Site -https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/classroom-sceince-experiments/home, designed for teachers and students to learn about science through hands-on experiments. (Lesson Plan and Video Assignment)

 

White-Taylor, J. (2013). Tech Tutorial, https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/tech-tutorial/, designed for students and teachers as a tutorial to learn how to use different types of software. (Screencast Assignment)


White-Taylor, J. (2013). Teachers 411 App Store,

https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/teachers-411-app-store/, designed for teachers to learn more about Apps that can be used in the classroom. (Internet Discoveries and Apps in the Workplace and Classroom Assignment).


COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS - PROJECT EXCELLENCE


White-Taylor, J. (2013). Sparty Galz. Working with a team of volunteers to create an empowerment program for girls center around a Spa Party Theme.  Volunteers from ASU have assisted in the development of the website and content development.  Current partners include South Pointe High School, Desert Vista High School, professional women and community groups.   


White-Taylor, J. (2013). Arizona Academy of Archery. Working with volunteers from ASU, South Pointe High School, Desert Vista High School, retired military personnel, and community members we have developed a community based archery program in South Phoenix.  We have trained students at ASU to become archery students and to assist with an archery website that is designed to teach the fundamentals of archery.  Current program partners include Arizona Game and Fish, Archery Headquarters, Arizona Rod and Gun Club, City of Phoenix, South Mountain Environmental Education Center, and Project eXcellence.


White-Taylor, J. (2013). Desert Picasso. Working with artist and writers from around the valley to create a literacy and program for kids.  I am currently working with a team of artists and writers to develop the curriculum for this program


White-Taylor, J. (2013). eXtreme Games. In an effort to teach math, science, and logic in a fun way, eXtreme Games was created. In collaboration with several students. We created a curriculum to teach video game development to students, and a website of games for the elementary students use and to learn from.  


White-Taylor, J. (2013). Sonoran Desert Theatre Company. In an effort to assist 2-12th grade students’ communication skills (spoken and written), I created the Sonoran Desert Theatre Company with two graduates of ASU.  We are using all the current technologies to put together a performance with writers and directors in different states using actors and writers from local elementary and high schools.


GRANTS AND PROJECTS: 2008 – CURRENT


  • Intercession Edventure - $60,000

  • Project eXcellence Summer Escape - $90,000

  • Project eXcellence Summer Edventure - $141,000.00

  • Show Your Love For Education Golf Tournament- $20,000

  • Show Your Love Dinner Dance - $15,000

  • I-SEE, Innovation in Social Educational Entrepreneurship, Pathways to Entrepreneurship Grant, ASU Vice President of University Initiative Office, Awarded - $30,000

  • Smart Technologies Equipment Grant and CCS Training, Awarded - $40,000 in equipment plus training for students and faculty



NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS


  • George Lucas Educational Foundation, Faculty Associate (Selection through nomination)

  • National Commission on Technology and the Future of Teacher Education, Member (Standing Committee of ATE) (Selection through nomination)

  • Agape Adoption Agency, Board President

  • Arizona Hands Across the Border, Board Member

  • South Mountain Sonoran Desert Coalition, President of the Board


ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND BOARDS


  • Program Coordinator for Education Studies, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

  • Committee Member, University Undergraduate Standards Committee

  • Advisory Board Member, Ashoka Advisory Board, Ashoka ChangeMakers Campus, ASU Vice President of University Initiative Office