Associate Professor, Educational Technology Integration
Assistant Professor, Master's of Instructional Design and Technology Program, West Texas A&M University, Fall 2003/Spring 2005.
All courses (with the exception of the EDRD 3301) were taught online. Chat, bulletin board postings,multimedia lectures, and sudent created portfolios are a few of the instructional strategies used in these online environments.
Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology Program, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Fall 2001/Spring 2003.
All courses included a strong online component that integrates the use of class websites or conferencing tools into instruction. Additionally, all courses incorporated problem-based learning, project-based learning, and/or case-based learning to provide a constructivist learning environment. Performance based assessment was employed with a strong emphasis on the development of electronic portfolios.
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 1997-Spring 2000.
Student Teacher Supervisor, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 1997. Cohort Supervisors: Dr. Elaine Fowler, Dr. Gary McKenzie, Dr. Jim Hoffman.
Learning Resources/Library Media Specialist.
Elementary Music Teacher and Chapter 1 Reading Specialist. West Elementary. Levelland Independent School District, Levelland, TX, 1989-1992.
Elementary Classroom Teacher.
Texas TIPD Corp (Summer 2005 to present) Sponsored by Texas Computer Educators Association, TIPD Corp members were competitively selected to serve the state of Texas as experts in technology integration with Internet resources. The program is designed to provide Texas school and school districts with professionals who can provide K-12 in-service teachers with standards-based technology integration training.
Intel Master Teacher (December 2003-present) Participated in the Intel Master Teacher train-the-trainer program for higher education faculty who work with preservice teachers.
Palm Certified Trainer (November 2002-present) Certified by Palm, Inc. through The Palm Education Training Coordinator (PETC) program, a train-the-trainer program designed to support K-12 in-service and preservice professional development programs focused on the educational uses of Palm handheld computers.
Online Course Designer/Technician for the WebCT Development Grant, University of Texas at Austin (1999-2000), a grant that placed graduate students with professors lacking technical skills to design, develop and implement online courses that utilized WebCT.
Software Technician, Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts, University of Texas at Austin (1997). The Center, in collaboration with Region XIII, Austin Independent School District, and University of Texas at Austin, produced a CD-ROM with vignettes that demonstrated how to integrate the TEKS into English, Language Arts, and Reading. I served as a multimedia technician to convert the written lesson plans submitted by classroom teachers into pages, graphics, and text (using Photoshop and Authorware) for the CD-ROM.Professional Affiliations
Pi Lambda Theta: Honorary society and professional association for graduate students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Chapter: Honorary society and professional association for students in the field of education who have demonstrated academic achievement.
Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Rho chapter: Honorary society for women educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and professionalism.
Professional organization memberships:
SITE, Society for International Technology and Teacher Education
CSSE, Canadian Society for the Study of Education
AACE, Association for Advancement of Computing in Education
STAO, Science Teachers Association of Ontario
ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education
TCEA, Texas Computer Education Association
Candace Figg, Associate Professor