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

Students have opportunities for enrichment and networking through Geneva’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.

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Upcoming Events
COMMUNITY
2014 One Acts –“Comic Relief”
The collection of five student-driven plays runs from April 24-26.
COMMUNITY
“How Then Shall We Sing? An evening of Psalms” at the College Hill RP Church
New Song and The Grace Notes will perform Psalms in a variety of styles on Wed., Apr. 30 at 7 p.m.
ADMISSIONS
Representatives will be in Cranberry on April 29
Information about a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, which are offered through seven institutions including Geneva, will be presented.
SUMMER CLASSES
Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.