Hi, and welcome! I'm Dr. Ellie.
I have a doctorate in educational psychology. For over 13 years, I taught middle school level special education, reading, and social studies. My special education specialties include learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges.
For 12 years, I taught at the post-secondary level, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. My main area of university teaching is research and educational psychology, and I consult on dissertation methods and analysis. Most recently, I was a mentor of doctoral learners at the University of Phoenix. Currently, I am residing in the country of St. Maarten in the Dutch Caribbean, where I have become involved in special education consulting.
Hobbies include reading (especially reading and critiquing young adult fiction), quilting, and crochet. I also enjoy walking, art museums, great music (from classical to contemporary), and exploring new local places. I love photography, and am trying my hardest to become a passable picture snapper.
Since it is officially “Connected Educators Month,” as declared by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I thought I would share an item from Edutopia that I came across earlier today. It is a blog about getting teachers “into” technology. the blogger the director of instructional technology for a school district in Colorado, and discusses her “take-aways” from a conference she attended. Read on.
Whether you are a parent or a teacher, the link below contains the hash tags that can help you identify some of the best education-related Twitter discussions. The links are organized by chats, general education, education reform, technology in education, and college-related topics. There is something for everyone.
This item is from today’s inbox. Although it speaks to postsecondary students, there are ways to apply the use of Twitter–and other online social facilities–to enhance learning at any level. In the past, I have re-posted or re-blogged material from other blog sites that deal with digital education and enhancing traditional classrooms with digital media. Here is another article to consider.