Geneva College

 

 

Nancy Johnson

Nancy JohnsonOffice Phone: 724-847-5798
nhjohnso@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Educational Psychology
  • Methods in the Elementary School

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., 2001 Penn State University
  • M.Ed., 1979 University of Virginia
  • B.A., 1975 Wheaton College

Courses Taught

  • 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

Presentations/Publications

  • "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

Current Projects

  • 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.
  • I enjoy my three young grandchildren.

 

Point of Excellence

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