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Introducing Tech4TeacherEd on edWeb
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by Margaret Dixon, Director of Research, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives at Coahoma Community College, and Instructional Technologist Candidate; Brittany Fowler, Instructional Technologist Candidate; and Ashley McCrory, Kindergarten Teacher, Instructional Technologist Candidate
Hosted by Dr. Monte Tatom, Associate Professor of Education, Freed-Hardeman University, TN
Watch the inaugural edWebinar of the Tech4TeacherEd community, where undergraduate and graduate preservice professors and candidates can discover information about the ISTE Standards for students, educators, administrators and tech coaches, new resources, free technology, and great ideas for integrating technology into the classroom to engage and inspire PreK-12 students.
Dr. Monte Tatom, Associate Professor of Education at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, talks with Margaret, Brittany and Ashley who are candidates in the online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program at Freed-Hardeman University. They are in their capstone course and are going to be sharing technologies that they have used while candidates in the program. They also discuss suggested technologies for both teacher ed candidates and professors.
This recorded edWebinar will benefit undergraduate and graduate preservice professors and candidates along with the supervising building administrators and teachers.
About the Presenters
Margaret M. Dixon, Director of Research, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives at Coahoma Community College, and Instructional Technologist Candidate, received an Associates of Arts in Science degree in computer science from Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1987; a bachelors in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi in 1991; and a Masters in Education with emphasis in adult and distance learning from the University of Phoenix in 2005. She joined the United States Army in 1988.
After returning from Operation Desert Storm in 1990-1991, she returned to Jackson State University to complete her bachelor’s degree. She later returned to her hometown to work as a computer lab teacher assistant at WA Higgins Middle School in 1994. During Margaret’s last two years at the middle school, she worked as a technology specialist. She started working at Coahoma Community College in the Office of Student Affairs as an administrative assistant in 1998. At the community college, she held the positions of Technical Office Systems Technology Instructor, Director of Educational Outreach, Coordinator of Research and Assessment and currently the Director of Research, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives/SACS Liaison.
Brittany Fowler is a candidate in the Masters of Ed in Instructional Technology program at Freed-Hardeman University. Her teaching experience covers a span of 11 years. She began her career in education as a paraprofessional. After completion of her undergraduate studies, she became a first grade teacher. Currently, Brittany is teaching fifth grade ELA. As an educator she has learned the importance of keeping her students engaged throughout the various lessons. Her goal as an instructional technologist is to assist her colleagues in the implementation of technology in the classroom effectively.
Ashley McCrory is an elementary educator and an instructional technologist candidate. She has taught in a small rural public school in Hardeman County, Tennessee for four years. Ashley has taught in a looping classroom for the past four years, so she has taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade with most of the same students but now will be heading back to teach kindergarten in the fall. She gained her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Freed-Hardeman University and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in instructional technology through Freed-Hardeman as well. She just recently married her husband Mark over three months ago and they live together on their farm in Whiteville, Tennessee with their dog, Gus. After attending a two-day training for the Kindergarten Entry Inventory, along with experience teaching younger students and studying instructional technology, Ashley saw a correlation in the required observations for KEI and principles of the Genius Hour.
About the Host
Dr. Monte Tatom received his Ed.D. in educational administration at Auburn University. He has been in K-12 education for 26 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and coordinator of staff development. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006. He is an associate professor of education within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at FHU. He currently has over 13 years in higher education. Dr. Tatom assisted in building the online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology that began summer 2017. He has actively been involved in educational technology since taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL during spring 1983 (EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education).
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