Instructor bio 505 summer ii 2013Document Transcript
Terry (right) with her cousin at
the 2013 Presidential Inaugural
Ball, Washington DC.
Welcome to Introduction to Educational Technology, EDU505.
I'm your instructor for this course but more importantly I'm also a teacher who uses technology in my
personal life, my bookkeeping job, and my education life.
Web 2.0 is amazing technology. It’s so cool. But it has to be more than cool. Web 2.0 has to serve our
educational objectives, and that’s what I try to teach.
You're going to love what you can create for your students and
parents using (mostly) free technology. I'm excited about working
with you and sharing my enthusiasm for this 21st Century Learning.
My personal goal for this course is to help you feel confident and
inspired so that you will not only use the technology but will be a
technology leader in your course.
My teaching philosophy is that we are all learners together—and
that’s not just a cliché for me. I expect to learn from you (I’m excited
about that) and expect you to learn from each other. Of course, I still
have some instructor responsibilities but I see my role more as a
coach and facilitator.
I recently retired after 34 years in public education. In my “Final Four”
years, I was the HS librarian, the Technology Coach, and then the
Graduation Project Online Instructor, all for Peters Township SD. I
assisted our district in implementing an online program for our students. I’ve designed professional
development workshops for many technology areas, online and F2F. In my career, I’ve also taught HS
English and journalism, owned and managed a restaurant, presented at educational conferences, and
taught online professional development for different companies. I taught EDU505 (Intro to Educational
Technology) last fall; this summer I taught EDU518, Effective Online Course Design and Teaching
Strategies. I also currently serve as the office manager/bookkeeper for my husband’s company.
When I'm not working, I like to read and travel. If I had more time, I would like to cook. As it is, I settle
for reading cookbooks and eating in restaurants. This spring I visited friends in London and Ireland. I still
have bug bites from a recent trip to Vermilion Lake in Minnesota. I also travel extensively with my
husband for business. I recently finished reading Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Stout. If you also like to
read, join Goodreads and we can “friend” each other there.
I hope you are as excited about this course as I am. Terry