Michael S. Mills

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

2000, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

Dissertation: The Historical Basis and Current Legal Status of Educating Language-Minority Students in the United States.

 M.Ed., English Education

1994, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

 B.A., English

1993, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

Postsecondary Teaching Experience

2011-Current, Assistant Professor

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Teach undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation classes, with a focus on classroom management, assessment, and educational technology.

2007-2014, Adjunct Faculty

Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, AR

Taught online undergraduate composition and literature courses.

2001-2014, Adjunct Faculty

College of the Ouachitas, Malvern, AR

Taught online undergraduate composition and literature courses.

2001-2004, Adjunct Faculty

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

Taught graduate classes in Educational Administration and Supervision.

Secondary Teaching and Administrative Experience

2004-2011, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for Literacy/Instructional Facilitator

Benton School District, Benton, AR

1997–2004, Teacher—English/Language Arts/Journalism/Debate

Sheridan High School, Sheridan, AR

1994–1997, Teacher—English/Language Arts/Journalism

Brinkley High School, Brinkley, AR

Refereed Book Chapters

Mills, M. (2014). Promoting digital literacy and collaboration through purposeful curation. In T. Rasinski, K. Pytash and R. Ferdig (eds.), Technology and writing: New approaches to literacy competency. (pp. 132-138). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Mills, M. (2013). Collaborative presentations using Google docs. In S. Ferris and H. Wilder (eds.), The plugged-in professor: Tips and techniques for teaching with social media (pp. 151-163). Cambridge, UK: Chandos.

Mills, M. (2013). Facilitating multimodal literacy instruction through digital curation. In J. Whittingham, S. Huffman, W. Rickman, and C. Wiedmaier (eds.), Technological tools for the literacy classroom (pp. 46-63). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Mills, M. (2013). Fostering collaboration and digital literacy with mobile technology. In H. Yang, Z. Yang, D. Wu, and S. Liu (eds.), Transforming K-12 classrooms with digital technology (pp. 43-57). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Refereed Articles

Mills, M. (2014). Effect of faculty member’s use of Twitter as informal professional development during a preservice teacher internship. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(4). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol14/iss4/currentpractice/article1.cfm

Mills, M. (2013). Backchanneling with middle schoolers. Learning & Leading with Technology, 41(4), 30-31.

Refereed Proceedings

Mills, M. (2014). Analysis of research on the effects of texting and tweeting on literacy. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 1996-1997). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Mills, M. (2014). The effect of multi-touch interactive digital textbooks on student engagement and perception of knowledge. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 2584-2588). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Wake, D., & Mills, M. (2014). Edcamp: Listening to the voices of teachers. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 1024-1030). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Mills, M. (2013). Engaging Teacher Professional Development Through Digital Curation. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 797-799). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Mills, M. (2013). Mobile Devices and Multitasking in the Classroom. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 3757-3758). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Mills, M. (2013). Using Twitter to Deliver Pre-Service Professional Development. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 800-801). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Invited and Editor-Reviewed Publications

Herring, J., & Mills, M. (2014). Turning a QR code fail into an epic win. AMLE Magazine, 2(2), 40-42.

Mills, M. (2014). BYOD is no longer an option. Is it? Arkansas Association of Instructional Media Journal, 47(1), 25.

Mills, M. (2013). Tablets: The great equalizer. Amplify. Retrieved from http://www.amplify.com/viewpoints/tablets-the-great-equalizer

Mills, M. (2013). The digital curation process in literacy instruction. Arkansas Association of Instructional Media Journal, 46(1), 14-15.

Mills, M. (2012, Fall).  Technology trends in education—2012. EAST Quarterly. 12-13.

Invited Presentations

Mills, M., & Wake, D. (2016). Transforming Pedagogy with iPads. Workshop presented at Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS.

Mills, M. (2015, July). A hero’s journey toward transformative learning. Invited keynote presentation at the 2015 Arkansas Business Education Association Annual Conference, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2015, June). Developing dynamic open-access classroom resources. Presentation at the Mobile Learning 2015 Conference, Corinth, MS.

Mills, M. (2015, June). A journey toward transformative learning. Invited keynote presentation at the Mobile Learning 2015 Conference, Corinth, MS.

Mills, M. (2015, June). Mac basics & iBooks Author. Pre-conference Workshop at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2015, May). Mobility and higher education. Invited keynote presentation at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA.

Mills, M. (2015, May). Creating multi-touch resources in higher ed. Invited keynote presentation at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

Mills, M. (2014, November). Open educational digital textbook use in higher education. Invited presentation at Apple, Inc., Austin, TX.

Mills, M. (2014, October). Mobile devices in the classroom. Now what? Featured presentation at Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine. Houston, TX.

Mills, M. (2014, October). Helping students become digital authors. Featured presentation at Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine. Houston, TX.

Mills, M. (2014, October). Dynamic professional development through social media. Featured presentation at Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine. Houston, TX.

Mills, M. (2014, October). Book hacking is for anyone! Featured presentation at Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine. Houston, TX.

Mills, M. (2014, October). Breaking boundaries by creating digital equity through BYOT. Keynote presentation at Academic Technologies Summit. El Paso, TX.

Mills, M. (2014, October). Empowering faculty and students through digital authorship. Presentation at Academic Technologies Summit. El Paso, TX.

Mills, M., & Dirst, S. (2014, June). Mac basics & iBooks Author. Pre-conference Workshop at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, June). Effective programs for the success of underserved students. Panelist. 3rd Annual Bridging the Gap Symposium. Springdale, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, November). Multi-touch digital textbook creation: Copyright issues. Presentation for Arkansas State University faculty. Jonesboro, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, October). Practical implementation strategies for Using BYOD to Narrow the Digital Divide. Featured presentation at Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine, Houston, TX.

Mills, M. (2013, July). Providing differentiation through technology and the SAMR model. Presentation at the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Summer Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, April). Narrowing the Digital Divide through the use of a BYOT policy in Early College High Schools in Texas. Featured presentation at EducateTexas: Early College High School Best Practices Conference, Richardson, TX.

Mills, M. (2012, July). Alternative presentation methods. Presentation at the Delta Pi Epsilon Common Threads in Technology Conference, Conway, AR.

Rickman, W., & Mills, M. (2012, June). The e-books challenge. Presentation at the Summer Leadership Institute, Conway, AR.

International and National Presentations

Mills, M. (2015, June). Engaging classroom tools and strategies for the mobile device classroom. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Mills, M. (2015, April). Effect of faculty's use of Twitter as a professional development resource in preservice teacher internship. Roundtable presentation at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mills, M., Ross, C., Herring, J., & Kendell, S. (2015, March). Hacking PD through innovation and technology. Presentation at SXSWedu, Austin, TX.

Mills, M. (2014, June). Engaging classroom tools and strategies for the BYOT classroom. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Mills, M. (2014, June). Promoting digital equity through practical BYOD strategies. SIGML Interactive Session at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Mills, M. (2014, June). How digital textbook authorship engages and empowers faculty and students. Apple Distinguished Educator Interactive Session at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Mills, M. (2014, March). Analysis of research on the effects of texting and tweeting on literacy. Presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Mills, M. (2014, March). The effect of multi-touch interactive digital textbooks on student engagement and perception of knowledge. Presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Wake, D., & Mills, M. (2014, March). Edcamp: Listening to the voices of teachers. Presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Mills, M., Clark, T., Herring, J., & Kendell, S. (2014, March). Bridging the digital divide with BYOD equity. Presentation at SXSWedu, Austin, TX.

Mills, M. (2013, June). Narrowing the digital divide with BYOD. Ignite presentation at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Mills, M. (2013, June). Using Twitter to deliver pre-service professional development. Poster presentation at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Mills, M. (2013, March). Facilitating multimodal literacy instruction through digital curation. Presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mills, M. (2013, March). Mobile devices and multitasking. Presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mills, M. (2013, March). Viability of Twitter as a pre-service professional development medium. Presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mills, M. (2013, March).  Narrowing the digital divide with BYOD.  Presentation at SXSWedu, Austin, TX.

Benson, T., Fisher, H., & Mills, M. (2012, February). Making a successful transition to university teaching and administration:  the future of teacher education. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), San Antonio, TX.

Mills, M. (2012, February). Effectively implementing a hybrid social-learning environment in teacher education. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), San Antonio, TX.

Mills, M. (2012, February). Ensuring pre-service teachers' readiness to teach Common Core standards. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), San Antonio, TX.

Regional and State Presentations

Herring, J., & Mills, M. (2015, June). Hacking professional development through innovation & technology. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2015, June). Digital books will rot your brain, or something like that.... Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2015, June). Using Google Forms to streamline your classroom and increase engagement. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2015, March). Better Classroom Management (& Parental Engagement) through Google Apps. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2015, February). Hacking PD through innovation and collaboration. TICAL Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, November). Promoting student engagement through the paperless classroom. Google Apps for Education Summit, Conway, AR.

Herring, J., & Mills, M. (2014, November).  Managing the digital classroom. Presentation at the Schools without Walls conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, November).  Better classroom management (& parent involvement) through Google apps. Presentation at the Schools without Walls conference, Little Rock, AR.

Wake, D., & Mills, M. (2014, November).  Edcamp: Flipping professional development.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, November).  Building a professional learning community through social media.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, September). Multi-touch interactive digital textbooks and their effects on student engagement. Presentation at the 2014 ArATE Conference, Russellville, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, June). Engaging students through interactive digital textbook creation. Presentation at the Mobile Learning 2014 Conference, Corinth, MS.

Mills, M. (2014, June). Using BYOT to Bridge the Digital Divide. Presentation at the Mobile Learning 14 conference, Corinth, MS.

Herring, J., & Mills, M. (2014, June). BYOD: What Really Works in the Classroom. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, June). Mobile Devices in the Classroom: Now What? Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, March). Copyright in a remix culture: How fair use supports digital learning. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Fort Smith, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, March). Helping students become digital authors. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Fort Smith, AR.

Mills, M. (2014, March). Mobile devices in the classroom... Now what? Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Fort Smith, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, November). Using Google+ as an LMS. Google Apps for Education Summit, Conway, AR.

Wake, D., & Mills, M. (2013, November).  Edcamp: Listening to the voices of teachers.  Presentation at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) annual meeting, Pensacola Beach, FL.

Mills, M. (2013, November).  Engaging students through interactive digital textbook creation. Presentation at the Schools without Walls conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, November).  Making BYOD work: A middle school perspective. Presentation at the Schools without Walls conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, November).  Using BYOT to bridge the digital divide. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, November).  OMG! Effect of texting on literacy instruction. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Herring, J., & Mills, M. (2013, October).  BYOD: What really works in the classroom. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, June). Bridging the Digital Divide with BYOT. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M., Wake, D., & Bunn, G. (2013, June). The Effect of Teacher Twitter Use on Student Perceptions of Social Media. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, June). OMG! Effect of Texting on Literacy Instruction. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, April). Promoting collaboration and digital citizenship through thoughtful curation. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR.

Mills, M. (2013, April). LOL=Losing our language? Effect of texting on literacy instruction. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR.

Mills, M., Wake, D., & Bunn, G. (2013, April). The effect of teacher Twitter use on student perception of social media. Presentation at the Annual ArACTE Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, November).  Emerging opportunities in multiple literacies.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, November).  Increasing student engagement with BYOT.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, November).  Twitter as a literacy tool.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, November).  Using digital textbooks to engage and challenge secondary students.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, November). Parental engagement 2.0. Presentation at the Schools without Walls conference, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, November). Using cross‐curricular TED talks to extend student learning. Presentation at the Schools without Walls conference, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, October).  Using #Twitter to build a professional learning network.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, June). Implementing dynamic professional development using social media. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, June). Increasing student engagement with BYOT. Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, June). Is it time to embrace digital textbooks? Presentation at the Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, April). Building a personal learning network using Twitter. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, April). Exploring the benefits of digital textbooks. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR.

Mills, M. (2012, April). Increasing student engagement with BYOT. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR.

Mills, M. (2011, November).  Emerging opportunities in Common Core literacy.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M. (2011, November).  Diversity in literacy.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Wake, D., & Mills, M. (2011, November).  Teaching expository structures with digital storytelling.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Mills, M., & Whittingham, J. (2011, November).  Lexiles and reading in the Common Core.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Grants and Awards

Faculty Development Grant, Spring 2015, Participation in ISTE Conference, Philadelphia, PA. ($700)

Edcamp, University Foundation Grant, Spring 2015. ($2,875)

Faculty Development Grant, Spring 2014, Participation in ISTE Conference, Atlanta, GA. ($500)

Social Media-based professional development for teachers of BYOD classrooms, University Research Council Grant, 2014, UCA. ($3,085)

Social Media-based professional development for teachers of BYOD classrooms, Summer Research Incentive Grant, 2014, College of Education. ($3,180)

Edcamp, University Foundation Grant, Spring 2014. ($1,500)

Assessing the impact iTunesU has on student engagement and content mastery, Summer Research Incentive Grant, 2013, College of Education. ($3,180)

Faculty Development Grant, Spring 2013, Participation in ISTE Conference, San Antonio, TX. ($370)

Faculty Development Grant, Fall 2012, Participation in SITE Conference, New Orleans, LA. ($535)

Integrating Mobile Devices in the Classroom, University Foundation Grant, Spring 2012. ($3,000)

Faculty Development Grant, Spring 2012, Participation in AAIM Conference, Rogers, AR. ($263)

Committees and Boards

University

Veteran’s Alumni Committee, University, Spring, 2015-Current

Core Course Departmental Liaison, University, Spring, 2015-Current

Faculty Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Award Selection Committee, University, Spring, 2015

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award Committee, University, Fall, 2014-Current

Faculty Scholars Committee, University, Fall, 2012-Current

Scholarship Committee, University, Fall, 2013-Current

Faculty Qualifications Performance and Development Committee, PEU, Fall, 2011-2012

Act 747 Compliance Committee, PEU, Fall, 2011-Current

College

Co-chair, Dissertation Committee: Cody Vest, Arkansas’ Teachers Beliefs Regarding Culturally Responsive Teaching and its Impact on Hispanic English Language Learners, Spring, 2015

Curriculum and Assessment Committee, College of Education, Fall, 2011-Current (Secretary, 2012-2013)

Technology and Distance Education Committee, College of Education, Fall, 2012-Current

Department

Tenure-track Faculty Search Committee, Spring, 2015

Tenure-track Faculty Search Committee, Spring, 2013

Tenure-track Faculty Search Committee, Spring, 2012

Recruitment and Retention Committee, Teaching and Learning, 2011-2012

Advancement Committee, Teaching and Learning, Fall, 2012-Current

Graduate Faculty Committee, Teaching and Learning, Fall, 2011-Current (Chair, 2013-2014)

Professional

Journal of School Leadership, Manuscript Reviewer, Fall, 2015

Apple Distinguished Educator Regional Advisory Board for the Americas, Member, 2015-2017

CITE Editorial Board, Member, Spring, 2015-current

Tech Trends, Teacher Education Special Issue, Journal Article Review Board, Member, Spring, 2015

SITE 2015 Proposal Review Board, Member, SIG-Mobile Learning

Book Proposal Reviewer, Corwin Press, Fit to Blend: The Sweat, Energy, and Rewards of Blended Learning, 2014

Book Proposal Reviewer, Corwin Press, Blending Technology and Tradition to Teach the Common Core, 2014

Founder and co-director, Edcamp Arkansas, 2013-Current

ISTE 2014 Proposal Review Board, SIG-Mobile Learning, Member

SITE 2014 Proposal Review Board, SIG-Mobile Learning, Member

SXSWedu Advisory Board, Member, 2013-Current

Editorial Review Board for Technology and Writing: New Approaches to Literacy Competency (Solution Tree), Member, Spring, 2013

Editorial Review Board for Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction (IGI Global), Member, Spring, 2013

Editorial Review Board for Exploring Multimodal Composition and Digital Writing (IGI Global), Member, Spring, 2013

Editorial Review Board for Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology (IGI Global), Member, Spring, 2013

Editorial Review Board for Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom (IGI Global), Member, Fall, 2012

ArACTE 2012 Annual Conference Co-Chair, Fall, 2011-Spring, 2012

AAIM Journal Editor, Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, 2014-Current

Disaster Relief Committee Chairman, AAIM, Spring, 2014-2015

Technology Committee Chairman, AAIM, Spring, 2014-Current

Technology Committee, AAIM, Spring, 2012-2014

Photography Committee, AAIM, 2012-Current

Retirees Committee, AAIM, 2012-2014

Conference Committee, AAIM, 2014-Current

SIG-Digital Equity, ISTE, 2013-Current

SIG-Mobile Learning, ISTE, 2013-Current

SIG-Teacher Education, ISTE, 2013-Current

SIG-Digital Equity, SITE, 2014-Current

SIG-Mobile Learning, SITE, 2013-Current

SIG-Teacher Education, SITE, 2013-Current

University Service

GMail Tips & Tricks, UCA Department of Teaching and Learning, April 1, 2015.

Using digital resources in the higher ed classroom (Tea Time Talk, UCA College of Education), Presenter (with Dr. Donna Wake). September 25, 2014

Social Media in Higher Ed (EEE), UCA Instructional Development Center, September 12, 2014.

Successful Implementation and Analysis of Impact on Student Learning for Internship II. Presenter, September 5, 2014

Using Twitter and Google+ to build a professional learning community, UCA College of Education, April 24, 2014.

Power User Tips for Google Mail and Calendar, UCA College of Education, April 17, 2014.

Connecting with Others Using Google Hangouts. Presenter, UCA College of Education, February 27, 2014.

Getting the Information You Need with Google Forms. Presenter, UCA College of Education, February 13, 2014.

Successful Implementation and Analysis of Impact on Student Learning for Internship II. Presenter, January 31, 2014

Increasing Collaboration with Google Apps. Presenter, UCA College of Education, January 30, 2014.

Do Mobile Devices Have a Place in Class? Presenter, UCA Instructional Development Center, September 4, 2013.

MOOC Working Group. Advisory committee member, 2013-14

Common Core and PARCC for Internship II. Presenter, UCA Office of Candidate Services, February 12, 2013.

Common Core and PARCC for Internship II. Presenter, UCA Office of Candidate Services, October 17, 2012.

Fundamentals and Trends of Educational Theory for Visiting Chinese Educators. Presenter, UCA Confucius Institute, October 4, 2012.

SmartBoard Training for STEM Classrooms. Presenter, UCA STEM Institute, July 19, 2012.

ArACTE 2012 Annual Conference, Co-Chair, Planning Committee (with Ms. Marilyn Friga), UCA College of Education, April 20, 2012

Common Core and PARCC for Internship II. Presenter, UCA Office of Candidate Services, February 24, 2012.

Fundamentals and Trends of Educational Theory for Visiting Chinese Educators. Presenter, UCA Confucius Institute, November 10, 2011.

Pathwise Mentor Training. Presenter, UCA Office of Candidate Services, September 13-15, 2011.

Community Service

Final Cut Pro X Training - 3rd & 4th Grade E.A.S.T. Students, Trainer, May 19 & 26, 2015

Arkansas Student Media Festival, Judge, Spring 2015

What it Means to be an Apple Distinguished Educator, Boys and Girls Club, Corinth, MS, Virtual Guest Speaker, January 15, 2015

Collaborative Lessons Using Google Apps, Little Rock School District, Presenter, January 5, 2015.

Google Apps in the Classroom, Little Rock School District, Presenter, December 10, 2014.

Mobile Photography & Multi-touch Digital Textbook Creation, 3rd Grade E.A.S.T., Roberts Elementary, Fall 2014-Spring, 2015.

Chromebook Training, Westside Elementary, Greenbrier School District, Presenter, October 14, 2014

Digital Authorship. Presenter (with Dr. Donna Wake), Edcamp Arkansas, Conway, AR, September 27, 2014.

Edcamp Arkansas. Co-Director (with Dr. Donna Wake), Conway, AR, September 27, 2014.

BYOD Bootcamp. Organizer and Presenter (with Jessica Herring), Lakeside High School, August 15, 2014.

BYOD Bootcamp. Organizer and Presenter (with Jessica Herring), Benton High School, August 7, 2014.

Book Hack Institute. Organizer and Presenter (with Anthony DiLaura), University of Central Arkansas, July 7-9, 2014.

Edcamp Arkansas. Co-Director (with Dr. Donna Wake), Conway, AR, October 5, 2013.

Technology Integration in the Classroom. Presenter, Edcamp Arkansas, Conway, AR, October 5, 2013.

PARCC Assessment. Presenter, Edcamp Arkansas, Conway, AR, October 5, 2013.

Common Core and PARCC – APPEL (Non-Traditional Licensure Program). Presenter, Arkansas Department of Education, July 26, 2013.

Parental Engagement 2.0. Presenter, Little Rock School District, January 8, 2013.

Strategies for Effective BYOD Implementation. Presenter, Lakeside High School, August 15, 2012

Integrating Mobile Devices in the Classroom. Organizer and Presenter, UCA Foundation, May 30 and June 15, 2012.

Implementing Effective Administrative Tools with the iPad. Presenter, Benton School District, June 12, 2012.

NTLP: Instructional Technology. Presenter, Arkansas Department of Education, January 21, 2012.

Literacy Diversity and Preparing for the Common Core. Presenter, Clinton Presidential Center Professional Development Workshop, Little Rock, AR, October 18, 2011.

Common Core, Lexiles, and Close Reading Strategies. Presenter (with D. Wake), Great Bear Writing Project: Conway School District Professional Development, October 11, 2011.

What School Administrators Need to Know to Prepare for the Common Core. Presenter, Clinton Presidential Center Professional Development Workshop, Little Rock, AR, September 13, 2011.

Professional Development (Attendee)

College of Education Faculty Summit, Cupertino, CA, April 21-22, 2015

American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, April 16-19, 2015

Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Hot Springs, AR, March 29-March 31, 2015

SXSWedu, Austin, TX, March 9-12, 2015

Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Hot Springs, AR, March 29-31, 2015

Google in Education Arkansas Summit,, Conway, AR, November 15-16, 2014

Schools without Walls conference, Hot Springs, AR, November 9-10, 2014

Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR, November 6-7, 2014

Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine, Houston, TX, October 18, 2014

Academic Technologies Summit, El Paso, TX, October 2-3, 2014

ArATE Conference, Russelville, AR, September 26, 2014

Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute, San Diego, CA, July 14-18, 2014

Mobile Learning 2014 Conference, Corinth, MS, June 9-10, 2014

TESS/AAIM Training, UCA College of Education, April 3, 2014

Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR, March 30-April 1, 2014

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Jacksonville, FL, March 17-20, 2014

SXSWedu, Austin, TX, March 3-6, 2014

SPIN/SMARTS Training, UCA Sponsored Programs, January 15, 2014

Standards, Assessment, and the iPad, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR, November 13, 2013

Diversity training, UCA, Completed online, December 9, 2013

Sexual Harassment Training, UCA, Completed online, December 9, 2013

Title IX Awareness and Violence Prevention, UCA, Completed online, December 9, 2013

Google in Education Arkansas Summit, Conway, AR, November 23-24, 2013

Schools without Walls conference, Hot Springs, AR, November 10-11, 2013

Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference, Pensacola Beach, FL, November 6-8, 2013

Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR, October 31-November 1, 2013

Technology and Curriculum Conference of Aldine, Houston, TX, October 19, 2013

Edcamp Arkansas, Conway, AR, October 5, 2013

Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Summer Conference, Little Rock, AR, July 31, 2013

Distinguished Educator Institute, Apple, Inc., July 15-19, 2013

International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 24-27, 2013

Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR, June 19-20, 2013

Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR, April 21-23, 2013

EducateTexas: Early College High School Best Practices Conference, Richardson, TX, April 12-14, 2013

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA, March 25-28, 2013

CAYUSE Training, UCA Sponsored Programs, March 12, 2013

SXSWedu, Austin, TX, March 4-7, 2013

Diversity training, UCA, December 9, 2012

Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR, November 8-9, 2012

Schools without Walls conference, Hot Springs, AR, November 4-5, 2012

SRATE Conference, Little Rock, AR, October 25-27, 2012

Sexual Harassment Training, UCA, Completed online, August 21, 2012

Hot Springs Technology Institute, Hot Springs, AR, June 20-21, 2012

Improving Student Achievement Through Technology, Office of Educational Policy, Little Rock, AR, May 17, 2012

Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, Rogers, AR, April 22-24, 2012

iPad Training, Instructional Development Center, March 14, 2012

Diversity training, UCA, March 9, 2012

SmartBoard Training, Instructional Development Center, March 7, 2012

Association of Teacher Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 12-14, 2012

Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR, November 3-4, 2011

Why Your Online Course Isn’t Good Enough and What You Can Do about It, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Webinar, October 19, 2011

Mid-South Distance Learning Conference, Little Rock, AR, October 4-6, 2011

Sexual Harassment Training, UCA Instructional Development Center, September 27, 2011

Grant-Writing Seminar, UCA, September 1, 2011

Delivering Effective Online Instruction Workshop, UCA Instructional Development Center, August 18, 2011

Other Instructional & Service Activity

2015

Development of MAT Recommended Technology document for students. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/a/uca.edu/document/d/1b2lyMQfjfiL1yHJMY2wtojwV3G0ZLLwvJthS5S9Rj08/pub

Management and configuration of departmental iPad devices

2014

Development of Google+ community learning management system to serve as a learning management system for MSIT 4320/1 and MAT 5320

Continued development of interactive multi-touch digital textbook Effective Classroom Management: An Interactive Textbook for MAT 5320

Design of collaborative documentation/presentation creation/submission process through Google Docs for MAT 5320

Creation of iTunes U course (“Classroom Management”)

Creation of auto-disaggregating Impact on Student Learning spreadsheet workbook for interns

2013

Development of interactive multi-touch digital textbook Effective Classroom Management: An Interactive Textbook for MAT 5320

Development of interactive multi-touch digital textbook Responsible OER Cultivation as a guide for responsible digital authoring of educational resources (selected as finalist for “One Best Thing” by Apple Distinguished Educator community)

Development of curated teacher resource notebook in Springpad/Evernote

Integration of Web 2.0 tools in EDUC 1300, MSIT 4321, and MAT 5320 (e.g., Padlet, Blendspace, Teaching Channel, etc.)

Conversion of EDUC 1240 course to blended online model

Development of 28 video tutorials for EDUC 1240 for all instructors of the course

Articulation of video upload and retrieval process for microteach videos in classroom management

Conversion of MAT 5320 course to blended online model

Revision of MSIT 4320/1 course to primary focus on classroom assessment

Creation of iTunes U video podcast series (“Literary Concepts Made Easy”)

Creation of iTunes U course (“Literary Concepts Made Easy”)

Development of interactive multi-touch digital book Essential Literary Terms: An Interactive Guide

2012

Creation of candidate-curated resource notebook in Springpad/Evernote as support for addressing student diversity

Development of professional learning support network for teacher candidates and other educators through Twitter and Google+

Development of Edmodo learning management system for MSIT 4320/1

Development of badge support system as a means of incentivizing students in MSIT 4320/1 and MAT 5320

Authorship of handbook on literary and rhetorical terms to support educators and students (Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms)

Awards and Honors

College of Education Faculty Teaching Award, 2015

College Teacher of the Year, Arkansas Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, 2014

Technology Leader of the Year, Arkansas Association for Instructional Media, 2014

Apple Distinguished Educator, 2013

Professional Organizations

International Society for Technology in Education (2013-current)

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (2013-current)

Association for the Advancement of Instructional Media (2012-current)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (2011-current)

Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (2011-current)

Association of Middle Level Educators (2011-current)

Association of Teacher Educators (2011-2012)

Arkansas Association of Curriculum and Instruction Administrators (2004-2011)

Certification

Certification in Secondary English, Journalism, Administrator, Secondary Principal, Gifted/Talented.

6+1 Trait Writing Trainer

SMART Certified Trainer

Apple Support certified

Google Education Trainer

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