Professional Development

Ongoing Training and Development

Overview: Lead team that designs and delivers technical, pedagogical and learning training to support teaching and learning across the institution. A comprehensive training and development portfolio that provides continual and just-in-time support for all faculty.

AU Design Institute (Summer 2016 – Present)

Overview: The CIDL Design Institute is a week-long intensive professional development conference and workshop provided to faculty members. Participating faculty and staff members will leave with new strategies and perspectives for (re)designing their courses and programs in ways that promote student engagement and relevancy across mobile, blended, and online course formats.

AU Online/Blended Course Design Certification Program (January 2014-Present)

Overview: Eight-week faculty professional development program for the design and development of learner-centered online courses and programs. Participating faculty members are provided with pedagogical and technological training for developing and delivering online courses aligned with Quality Matters Rubric. The product of the professional development experience is a completely developed online course.

AU Online Teaching Certification Program (January 2014-Present)

Overview: Online asynchronous training program designed to prepare new and part-time faculty members to deliver online and blended courses. Program is self-paced and designed for faculty members to complete prior to teaching an online or blended course for the first time.

Mobile Learning Initiative: Program Innovators (May 2014-Present)

Overview: The purpose of the Mobile Learning Program Innovators is to promote and support future planning, transformation, and creativity. Expected outcomes might include, but are not limited to, curricular planning, the development of original learning materials, new course delivery methods, and/or reshaped approaches to teaching and learning. The Program Innovators goal should be to move away from using the iPad and technology as a supplement in teaching and learning and shift towards technology integration as an intrinsic element of their program

South Carolina Center of Excellence for Mobile Learning (July 2013-August 2016)

Overview: Program Director for the South Carolina Center of Excellence for Mobile Learning. Design and deliver professional development to K12 teachers for classroom innovation through the use of mobile technologies. Provide intensive Summer Institute and monthly academic year meetings. Provide an annual Mobile Learning Conference for K12 and higher education educators and collaborate with PK-20 educators and institutions.

Mobile Learning Initiative: Teaching Fellows Program (May 2011-Present)

Overview: Designed and delivered the curriculum for a professional development program for Anderson University faculty members. The program emphasizes pedagogy, instructional design, and educational technology. Provided workshops focused on effectively using mobile learning technologies to support learner-centered environments. Providing ongoing support for course redesign and implementation. Designed, collecting, and will analyze data related to training program.

Faculty Training and Online Course Development Program – (May 2007-May 2008)

Overview: Designed and delivered the curriculum of a training program for eight faculty members at the University of Mississippi. The program focused on instructional design as well as teaching and learning theory related to online learning. Provided training workshops focused on effectively using innovative technologies to support interactive learning in online environments. Provided follow-up support for course development and implementation. Designed, collected, and analyzed data related to training program.

Project TEAMS (Teaching Environmental and Multicultural Science) – June 2005-August 2006

Overview: Designed, developed, and implemented instruction for K-5 teachers for a project funded by the Georgia Department of Education’s Teacher Quality grant program. Trained teachers to use the Evidence Based Decision Support (EBDS) methodology and the Video Analysis Tool. The project promoted the use of evidence to support instructional decision-making.

Evidence-based Technology Enhanced Alternative Curriculum in Higher Education (ETEACH) – June 2004-August 2006

Overview: Designed, developed, and implemented instruction focusing on the Evidence Based Decision Support methods and the Video Analysis Tool for preservice teachers. Trained faculty how to use the EBDS and Video Analysis Tool in their own instruction and research. Provide ongoing and on-site support to assist preservice teachers development of reflections.

Georgia Department of Education RESA GPS Roll-out Program - August 2005-December 2005

Overview: Assist in the design and development of a mathematics and science professional development program for employees of the Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). The purpose of the professional development was to prepare RESA employees to support classroom teachers for the implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards

Learning in/with Virtual Environments (LIVE) – June 2002-June 2004

Overview: Designed, developed, and led instruction on modeling-based inquiry, technology training, and reflection to science teachers. The goal of the professional development was to provide teachers with opportunities to use innovative software in their teaching and strengthen their reflective practices.

Technology Integration in Mathematics (TIM) – July-September 2003

Overview: Assisted in the design and development of professional development activities for technology-assisted, learner-centered mathematics investigations for Oglethorpe County and Clarke County, GA elementary teachers. Developed the original project website.