EDU 202 - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
EDU 211 - Educational Psychology
EDU 347 - Teaching Social Studies at the PreK-4 Level
EDU 434 - Student Teaching Seminar
EDU 505 - Advanced Theories and Principles of Learning
EDU 591 - Special Topics
SSC 404 - Teaching Social Studies, Grades 4-8
"Scaffolding students’ learning through building background knowledge and effective questioning techniques” co-presented with Elizabeth Belcastro, Geneva Faculty Fall Retreat, August 21, 2012
“Developing community within our departments” presented at Coalition of Christian Teacher Educators Conference, Azusa Pacific University, May 24, 2012
“Sabbatical musings” Faculty lunch, Geneva College Spring 2012
(Fall, 2012) reviewed the book Metaphors we teach by: How metaphors shape what we do in classroom by Badley, K. and Van Brummelen, H. (eds.) Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, (2012) for Journal of Education and Christian Belief 16(2) 238-240.
“Differentiated Learning”, “Creativity”, and “Gifted Education” presented at ACSI Pittsburgh Educator Conference, Oct. 2008 and Oct. 2009
“Salt and Light” presented at Coalition of Christian Teacher Educators Conference: From the classroom to the world: preparing teachers to make a difference, Gordon College, May 30, 2008
“Nurturing Creativity” presented at Geneva College Faculty Lunch March 25, 2008
Created to Create, presented at Coalition of Christian Teacher Educators Conference, Regent University, May 2006
The teacher is the key presented at Values and Leadership Conference at Penn State, Oct. 2005
Servant-Teacher, Geneva Review 2006
The teacher is the key, proceedings of the 10th annual Values and Leadership Conference Authentic Learning, Authentic Leadership 2005
Curriculum Evaluation-the application of selected curriculum evaluation modes to a typical school district. The Journal of Educational Alternatives, 2005
Curriculum Evaluation-The Scriven goal-free evaluation model The Journal of Educational Alternatives 2005
Curriculum standards in mathematics. Curriculum Standards National and Pennsylvania Perspectives. Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 1999
Service learning is one of my interests. My students reach out to the local community by teaching at afterschool science clubs, science days at a local elementary school, providing art classes in partnership with a local creative arts center, and by accompanying at-risk children on field trips to the Pittsburgh Zoo and the Carnegie Science Center.
Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.
Pennsylvania Instructional Level I Elementary certification, additional endorsement in Elementary Principalship
Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.
During my tenure as a K-12 teacher I taught in self-contained classrooms as well as spending many years as teacher for the academically gifted students.
I enjoy water sports especially kayaking on the local rivers and lakes.
I also enjoy biking. I biked through the Netherlands on a bike and barge trip a few summers ago and recently biked parts of the Erie Canal.