Kyle Pace is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Kansas City, Missouri. Kyle has worked with K-12 teachers in his district to provide instructional technology professional development for the last 7 years. Kyle also teaches graduate educational technology courses for local universities and enjoys attending and speaking at educational technology conferences such as ISTE, FETC, NETA, METC, Ohio Free Tech, and Educon. In January 2009, Kyle co-authored a book titled Integrating Technology With Music Instruction. In April 2010, Kyle participated on a panel about Education And The Real-Time Web at the 140 Conference in New York City. In May 2010, Kyle was named as a GameClassroom.com Top Educator. Kyle was also the organizer for the very first EdCampKC unconference in November 2010.
facilitating a district innovation lab, kids are creating courses/projects per passion http://ubermich.wetpaint.com/page/me
As Assistant Provost in the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Kentucky, I am very interested in open educational resources and encouraging their use in a rigorous, academic setting. As a practicing historian, much of my research is directed toward a public audience and many times I will turn my energies away from research to finding new channels of communication for distribution of the new knowledge created, recently in particular the history of Kentucky women. My work as part of the University of Kentucky Second Life virtual world community (aka Bella Yan) has been very interesting, and I would be pleased to talk with any of you about this.
I am a digital business analyst here at Sophia. I have a B.S. in Computer Science from Mankato State University. I am also the mother of 3 teenagers, all with very different learning styles. Therefore, when I am not working on Sophia, I am helping with homework, studying for tests and supplying all the materials necessary for countless projects. Working with my children has given me a new appreciation for how many different ways there are to learn things. It has become very clear to me that what works for one child does not always work for another. I am inspired by the potential of Sophia to teach people in a way that makes sense to them, as well as provide a platform for people to share their knowledge.
My name is Rebecca Oberg and I'm an English teacher (9th grade and Journalism) in Minneapolis specializing in the use of 21st century learning in the modern English/Language Arts classroom. Before teaching I attended the University of Minnesota, where I graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA in English Literature and Composition with minors in Geography and European Studies. I continued at the U of M, where I received my Masters of Education and licensure to teach English Communication Arts and Literature for grades 5-12. I have worked in urban and suburban schools, as well as with various other programs including Upward Bound. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy playing with my cocker spaniel dog Maggie as well as traveling, reading, learning Greek, and being an aunt to my two adorable nephews!
I helped build Sophia and the team of talented people working together to create new ways to approach education. Sophia is a place where everyone can participate in teaching and learning, and where the traditional boundaries of schools and classrooms will fade into history. I joined Sophia in 2009 to help answer a question: “If we could create an online learning experience today, in the world of Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia … what would it be like?” What a great way to start a company! I am proud of what the Sophia team has created. Join Sophia. Help someone learn. It makes for a better world.
Ummm, this task is a challenge for me because I am not used to writing my "bio." Problems abound: Do I start at the beginning (but where is the beginning?) Do is start now (but how does on define "now"--time? place? work?) Do is look at the epic formula and start in medias res (but what is the "middle" of my life, especially since I committed to my wife that I would live with her until age 94?) Let's just say that I am married, I have five daughters (aging from 29 to 17), I have my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from UNC-Greensboro, I work as an academic dean and I am in the process of taking my first MOOC. I have been encouraging my faculty for 3-5 years to "flip their classes" with mixed results. However, once I have completed the various activities here, I will share this information with my 40 full time faculty to add another resources to the ones I have already shared with them.
The key components in my 4E Educational Outreach are how I focus my attentions on sharing knowledge through community advocacy programs and technology to build a community of lifelong learners. •Educate •Enlighten •Empower •Encourage My academic background includes an Individualized B.A. from Metropolitan State University with a Minor in Training and Adult Development. I currently attend Walden University where I am working towards a M.S. in Adult Learning with a Specialization in Online Teaching. My plans include completing a Graduate Certificate in both Service Learning and Gerontology by the end of my master's work in May, 2014. Career Objective: Community Educator & Workshop Facilitator • Seniors & Caregivers • Adult Digital Literacy • Community College Service Learning • Adults Returning To College Feel free to contact me at Marie.E.Arriaga@Live.com with any questions or comments on the Sophia tutorials listed under my profile.
I am a graduate student enrolled at the University of Louisiana in Monroe in the Leadership in Educational Technology program. I have a B.S. in Computer Info Systems from Xavier University of Louisiana, where I am also employed as an End User Training Coordinator. I was introduced to Sophia by my professor, Dr. Beutner, as a class project that involves publishing learning packets that focused on technology's influence in education!
I am Faculty for the school of Technology and Design at Rasmussen College, Brooklyn Park, MN. I teach classes on computer hardware and software including Windows desktop and server operating systems. I also teach courses in network architecture and network security. I have an Active Directory network set up in my home that includes DHCP, file, and application servers. (I'd set up a print server if consumer inkjets could be installed on server operating systems.) Though I do not currently teach in these areas, I have knowledge and enjoy teaching MS Office and Algebra (I know, I'm weird). I have some very basic programming knowledge, though the majority of programming I've done was in Fortran in the mid nineties. I understand basic database principles and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Access. My personal interests include movies in general, but with an eye on Science Fiction and animation. I love the Minnesota Vikings and football in general. Baseball is okay. Video games are awesome; Xbox and Wii populate my house, though at times I miss some games on my PS2.