I currently teach at Conestoga College ITAL in Kitchener, Ontario. In 2011, I received a grant from Hewlett Packard as part of the HP Catalyst Initiative. We use tablet PCs and Dyknow software in some of our Business Math classes to make it more engaging for the students. Technology has always been my passion. From the first time I used a computer in high school, I've always loved exploring things relating to technology. When I started teaching, I explored various technologies to incorporate in my classroom. http://about.me/lisa_koster
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.