2018

AACTE EdPrep Matters Blog

AACTE Recently published a post the their EdPrep Matters Blog focusing on the AACTEE Innovation and Technology Committees involvement at the National Technology Leadership Summit and their planning for the upcoming AACTE Pre-conference symposium .

Clausen, J.M., Mouza, C., Langran, E., & Slykhuis, D. (2018, December 5). AACTE tech committee plans preconference symposium for #AACTE19. Retrieved from http://edprepmatters.net/2018/12/aacte-tech-committee-plans-preconference- symposium-for-aacte19/

NTLS Strand Leader

Early in the fall 2019 I was asked to co-lead a strand at the National Technology Leadership Summit (https://ntls.info/). Colleague Teresa Foulger from Arizona State University and I lead a strand titled Teacher education technology competencies cases: Program Deep, program wide vs technology in a shrinking educational economy.

This was an exciting opportunity to engage national leaders in the field of educational technology and teacher education about the various issues impacting infusion of technology throughout teacher education programs across the country.

Over the course of two days leaders explored the various issues and re-committed themselves toward technology integration and infusions within teacher education. Outcomes of the strand included a commitment to research on discovering what teacher education faculty want edtec specialists to know, and continued development of the Teacher Education Technology Competencies.

Indiana DOE Migrant Student STEM Technology Summit

We were proud to host the 1st Indiana Department of Education Migrant Student STEM Technology Summit at Ball State University. The summit was held July 15-17 in the NESTT Learning Labs of Teachers College and brought together 5th-8th grade students from across the state to engage in hand-on STEM activities.

The Summit was a huge success and we hope to make it an annual summer event.



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IMEP STEM Tech Summit 2018

Office of Institutional Diversity Recognition

I along with other colleagues from across campus were recognized by the Ball State University Office of Institutional Diversity at an annual diversity luncheon. The Office of Institutional Diversity works to create an inclusive culture across the Ball State campus.

Diversity Scholarship Recognition

College Mentors for Kids

During early April the NESTT Learning Labs at Ball StateTeachers College hosts the College Mentors for Kids program.
The program pairs children from the Muncie area with College students in after school activities. After completing a course activity in the NESTT labs, the BSU student president of the organization contacted me about hosting the kids.

The NESTT staff and I planned and organized a Maker activity for the children using Sphero robots. The Chariot Challenge asked student to use the design process to plan, construct, and test a chariot of their own design that would run in our colosseum.

We had a great time hosting the kids and hope to do it again in the future.

College Mentors for Kids Picture 1

College Mentors for Kids Picture 1

2018 SITE Conference Presentations

I attended the annual conference for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) in Washington DC.
It was wonderful conference and gave me an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from around the county. The conference also provided an opportunity for Ball State graduate students to present their work.

Clausen, J.M. (2018). Professional Development, Differentiated, and Digitized (PD3): Teacher education candidates development and the impact of instructional context on the adoption of a learning management system. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for information Technology and Teacher Education. Washington D.C.

Clausen. J.M., Boltz, P., DuBois, J. (2018).
Taking the “edtec tour of what’s possible”: Engaging beginning teacher education candidates and faculty in experiences to challenge concepts of technology use in the classroom through BreakoutEDU. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for information Technology and Teacher Education. Washington D.C.

SITE Conference 2018

SITE 2018

Journal of Teacher Education Publication

The article, Loving out loud: Community mentors, teacher candidates, and transformational learning through a pedagogy of care and connection. Was published with my colleagues from the Schools within the Context of Community immersive learning program. The article was published in the Journal of Teacher Education.

I'm so pleased to share the important role community mentors play in the development of our teacher education students within the Schools within the Context of Community program!


Full article citation:
Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Tancock, S., Clausen, J.  Clark, P., and Mucherah, W. (2018).
Loving out loud: Community mentors, teacher candidates, and transformational learning through a pedagogy of care and connection. Journal of Teacher Education 69(2) 127-139.

2018 AACTE Annual Conference

Along with the AACTE Innovation and Technology Committee Pre-Conference activities, I was also involved in other presentations at the conference. Listed below are all of the sessions.

Borthwick, A., Clausen, J., Foulger, T., Kolb, E., Richman, L., Wilson. (2018).
Addressing the challenges of integrating technology in teacher preparation. Pre-conference symposium at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges of Teacher Education. Baltimore, MD.

Clausen, J., Finsness, E., Borthwick, A., Leutkenhans, L. (2018).
TPACK leadership diagnostic tool implementation. Presentation during Pre-conference symposium: Addressing the challenge of integrating technology in teach preparation, at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges of Teacher Education. Baltimore, MD.

Cipollone, K., Clark, P. Clausen, J., Tancock, S., Zygmunt, E., (2018). AACTE Innovation Gallery: Schools within the Context of Community. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Baltimore, MD.

Tancock, S., Clark, P., Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Clausen, J. (2018).
Developing and sustaining communities of practice in teacher preparation: Engaging universities, schools, and communities in mutualistic collaboration. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Baltimore, MD.

Zygmunt, E., Tancock, S., Cipollone, K., Clausen, J. (2018).
Multiple perspectives of teacher recruitment and preparation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Baltimore, MD.

Tancock, S., Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Clausen, J. , Clark, P. (2018).
Critical service learning in the context of community: How teacher candidates worked alongside a community to bring more culturally- relevant children’s literature to Whitely. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Baltimore, MD.

2018 AACTE I&T Commitee Pre-conference

At the 2018 AACTE national conference the Innovation and Technology Committee organized and Pre-Conference Symposium to bring together national leaders and discuss different initiatives that have emerged since the Department of Education Office of Educational Technology Teacher Education Challenge.

The symposium brought together various groups and perspectives that are working to address the need to improve how technology is being used within teacher preparation. The following AACTE EdPrep Blog post describes the symposium.
http://edprepmatters.net/2018/01/address-challenges-of-integrating-technology-in-teacher-preparation-at-aacte18-preconference-symposium/




AACTE I&T Committe Pre-Conference

Tech Competencies

Apple Teacher Recognition

Beefing up my coding knowledge and motivated to do more coding within K12 instructional contexts, I completed the Apple Swift Playgrounds, Apple Teacher recognition.


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