Featured Experience: Director of the Technology Infusion Program
The Technology Infusion Program (TIP) is a partnership between the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Albemarle County Public Schools that began in 1992. The Technology Infusion Program pairs pre-service teachers with practicing professionals with the goal of integrating educational technologies into all areas of instruction. As director, I coordinate schedules, manage student experiences, and actively recruit potential students and teachers.
Instructor: EDIS 5450
I am the instructor for EDIS 5450, a graduate-level course at the University of Virgina’s Curry School of Education. EDIS 5450 is a course that focuses on technology integration in K-12 settings, and it features and emphasis on the use of emerging technologies like Web 2.0 applications, digital fabricators, and mobile devices.
Investigator: Digital Fabrication
Digital fabrication involves translation of a digital design into a physical object. The digital design is used to create a physical object from materials such as cardstock, foam, clay, nylon, or metal. As an investigator, I support K-12 teachers participating in digital fabrication initiatives as well as test and evaluate software and hardware.
CLIC Committee Member
The Curry Library Innovation Commons (CLIC), formerly known as the UVA education school library, removed all of its books prior to the start of the 2009-2010 academic year. At the same time, a committee was established to understand how a 21st century library can support teaching and learning. As a committee member, I am participate in weekly meetings, assist in shaping the future of the CLIC, and encourage Curry students to participate in CLIC events.