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.
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.
In August 2012, I completed my PhD in Work and Human Resource Education with a specialization in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota. I've taught study skills and library research workshops for undergraduates and graduate students there since moving to Minnesota from Florida in 2006. In my spare time, I work with teens as a life coach, helping them to prepare for college. I also work with teens in danger of dropping out of high school. Over the summer, I've spent some time helping Sophia grow by creating packets on study skills, scholarly research, citations and creative writing. I also review packets here at Sophia for academic soundness. Feel free to say hello on facebook or send me an e-mail! I'm always happy to help. -Kristina
I am a single mother of three wonderful girls. Teaching is my passion, and I have been doing so for ten years. I have taught eighth grade through college, with the subjects ranging from Advanced Composition, AP Language and Literature Composition, Creative Writing, and honors and traditional English and Language Arts classes. I am also a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. Coaching junior high softball, eighth grade girls' basketball, and high school softball, along with my daughters, keeps me so busy! I have an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in English, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Minor in Writing, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English, Journalism, and Communications, grades 5-12, and am currently working towards a Master of Arts in English. I will then work towards my PhD in English.
A student with a will to learn for Knowledge, Honor, and Excellence. My name is Shane and I am currently a freshman at our country's most outstanding university, at the University of the Philippines. This young girl you have the pleasure to read about is currently taking an undergraduate course of Bachelor of Science in Statistics. I believe that what one learns becomes a part of her and what one does not learn becomes what she lacks. Study while others are loafing, and continue in working hard to achieve your dreams while others are just wishing. Make your dream a beautiful reality. <3
After cutting my teeth in political campaigns, I have pursued a career in education. I earned a master's degree in education leadership and transitioned to advocacy and public affairs work in the field of education. This work has included organizing high profile events, social media campaigns and websites to support STEM education and new education policies. I have also worked with a variety of organizations to award teacher grants, student scholarships and have been a frequent participant on education committees and workgroups with the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), University of Minnesota and the National Governors Association.