2020

ISTE & JDLTE Research Award

Honored to to be recognized by ISTE Teacher Education Network (TEN) and the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education!!!


Outstanding Research Award. (December 1, 2020). International Society in Education, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. For the article,
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  • • This award is in recognition of the single article from the prior volume year with the highest possibility to advance the field of teacher education, based on the criteria of potential impact and contribution, innovativeness, and generalizability or usability.
  • Colleagues: Elizabeth Finsness, Arlene Borthwick, Kevin Graziano, Mary Herring, Jeff Carpenter, and I received the award and gave a presentation about our work at the ISTE conference.
ISTE Research Award

Published Book Chapter!!!

It is so exciting to have my book chapter, "Leadership for technology infusion: Guiding change and sustaining progress in teacher preparation" published in the book Championing technology infusion in teacher preparation: A Framework for supporting future educators edited by Arlene Borthwick, Teresa Foulger, & Kevin Graziano and published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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Grant Award!!!

Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund Grant Award


In conjunction with other efforts to meet the immediate and ongoing needs of schools and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic we submitted a grant titled. "Virtual & Distance Education Teaching License Addition & Online Professional Learning Series" to the Indiana Department of Education. The $500,000 grant will support efforts in the development of the virtual and Distance education license addition and the development of a professional learning series of web-based modules for educators to learning more about learning and teaching in online instructional contexts.

Published Article in JTATE Special Edition!!!

Published Article in JTATE Special Edition on Preservice and Inservice Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic!!!


I am so excited to announce the acceptance and publication of our article, Professional development to improve communication and reduce the homework gap in grades 7-12 during COVID-19 transition to remote learning.

The article was written with two graduate students (Bryana Bunte & Ellen Robertson) who were enrolled in a course I teach on distance and flexible education. This was a great opportunity to be responsive to the needs of schools and teachers during this time. Working with Bryana and Ellen was great and their professionalism was outstanding in order to meet submission deadlines.

Here is the full citation for the article.

Clausen, J.M., Bunte, B., Robertson, E.T. (2020). Professional development to improve communication and reduce the homework gap in grades 7-12 during COVID-19 transition to remote learning. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 28(2) 443-452. https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/216289/.



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AACTE EdPrep Matters Blog post: Teaching Online - Moving from emergency to planned

Slykhuis, D. A., Kolb,L., Deiker, L., Clausen, J.M., McVey, M., Moody,R. (2020, May 21), Teaching online: Moving from emergency to planned. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education EdPrep Matters Blog. https://edprepmatters.net/2020/05/teaching-online-moving-from-emergency-to-planned/

Virtual and Distance Education License Addition

We began work on the development of materials for the Virtual and Distance Education License Addition to address the immediate and ongoing need to prepare teachers to teach in virtual, blended, and online instructional contexts. We are proposing a nine-credit hour license addition for Indiana teachers. The three courses will include courses on distance education, instructional design, and infrastructure & assessment. The program will be one of the first in the state of Indiana.