Dr. Cari

Learning Specialist

Dr. Cari Kennedy is a Learning Specialist for TIE. She joined the TIE team in 2019. Previously she worked as a classroom teacher in the Rapid City School District and the Henderson County School District in North Carolin in addition to being an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Secondary Educators in North Carolina. Cari has a Masters in Educational Media with a focus on Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on Educational Technology from the University of the Cumberlands. Cari has a passion for helping teachers bring new and innovative technologies into the classroom and is an advocate for customized and competency based learning.

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Direct Line: 605-721-4414

Current Projects

  • SD DOE Rethinking K-12 Education Models (REM) Grant - Assistant Director

    • Development Team Member - Blended Learning

    • Colloquium Development Team and Facilitator

    • Higher Education Development

    • Quality Matters Coordinator

    • SFEC Co-Collaborator

  • SD DOE Formative Assessment Cohort Facilitator

  • East Middle School Bush Grant Facilitator

  • TIE Self-Paced Course Designer

  • Canvas Certified Educator/Trainer

Learning Resources

Individual Workshops/Presentations

Websites for Professional Learning

  • Google Apps

  • Canvas - Beyond the Basics

  • Embedding Formative Assessment

  • Eight Mathematical Practices

  • Assessment Best Practices


  • Web 2.0 application integration

  • Blended Learning Specialist

  • Graduate Course Writer

  • Course Design

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

  • Google for Education Applications

  • Secondary Math Specialist

    1. Math Coaching

  • Secondary Science Specialist

    1. Science Olympiad

    2. Science Coaching

  • Canvas Specialist (Admin, Teacher, Designer)

  • Customized and Competency Based Learning

  • Standards Based Learning

  • Mentoring

  • Standard Facilitation

  • Accreditation Facilitation