Dr. Johanna Prince

Email johanna.prince@gmail.com

Web: http://jprince.org/ 

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EDUCATION             

University of Maine, Orono Maine                                                                        EdD 2014

Doctor of Education, Individualized in Educational Technology and Leadership

Research: A Case Study of English Language Learners in a Digital Classroom: Exploring the Experiences of Students and Teachers Using iPads for Linguistic Development and Content Knowledge Acquisition

University of New England, Portland/Biddeford Maine                                                MSEd 2005

Master’s in Education : Capstone project was on the efficacy of rubrics to improve student outcomes in writing and the quality of feedback given by teachers.

Colby College, Waterville, Maine                                                                        BA 2000

Bachelor of Arts: Double Major: Biology and Environmental Policy, 3.24 GPA

Awarded Honors in Environmental Policy major                                                                                       

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Higher Education

University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine                                                                                               Current        

Director of Graduate Programs in Education  

Serve as program administrator for two Master of Science in Education programs. Responsible for program direction, curriculum review, and student advisement.  Teach 3 courses a year in educational technology, leadership, and research.

University of Maine, Orono, Maine                                                                                                      

Program Coordinator for the collaborative Master’s in Instructional Technology      

       Current

Oversee the academic and advising elements of collaborative MEd in IT, a join project between the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine.  Also serve as a member of the steering committee which is leading this pioneering effort.

University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine                                                                                                      

Interim Director of Graduate Programs in Education     

     2013-2015

Serve as interim program administrator for two Master of Science in Education programs. Responsible for program direction, curriculum review, and student advisement.  Teach educational technology, research methods and supervise original research projects in M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership program.

University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine                                                                                                      

Coordinator of Teacher Education Assessment:     

      2006-2011

Provided leadership in assessment for teacher education programs to ensure feedback for faculty, and program state and NCATE accreditation. Also taught introductory courses on technology integration; historical and modern perspectives for teaching; and supervised field experiences in public school classrooms. Provide technical support to faculty and students in the use of an online assessment system.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: K-12

The American School in Switzerland, Montangola, Switzerland                                                                               Fourth Grade Teacher                     

     2011-2013

Design units in Core Knowledge Curriculum, teach and assess units that met curricular goals.  Provide curriculum, instruction and assessment appropriate to the needs of English Language Learners. Oversaw implementation of 1:1 iPad project to support all students with language proficiency and content area goals.

Jordan Acres School, Brunswick, Maine                                                                                                    

Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher    

     2002-2006

Fourth and Fifth grade teacher: Design units, teach and assess units that align with local and state

Standards. Was a teacher leader with integration of educational technology, and a building member of the district technology team.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Higher Education

Ten years of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience across a broad range of topics, and departments.  Focus on exploring the role of technology in educational settings, reflective teaching, and research.  Expertise in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in field-based courses translating theory to practice.  Courses taught include:

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

 


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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2016, 2017

Nature Based Education Summer Institute, University of Maine at Farmington              Leader of conference planning team to host two day summer institute for educators with a central focus on bringing nature of the classroom, and students to nature.

2017

Summer Technology Institute Organizer, Belfast Maine

Leader of Summer Technology Institute to plan and prepare for a five day experience that can be taken for graduate credits or professional development in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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EdCampLDRMe Organizer, Hallowell Maine

Helped to organize the Maine event of the EdCampLDR movement, geared at bringing leadership conversations to the EdCamp model.  Encouraged participation from formal leaders (ie Principals and Superintendents), teacher leaders, and those working in other educational settings to discuss how leaders can work towards improved teaching and learning in Maine.

2015, 2016

EdCampWME Founder & Organizer , Farmington Maine                                                             

Collaborate with area teachers and higher education faculty to organize and host free professional development session for educators in EdCamp Model. Solicit sponsorship, and encourage attendance with educators statewide to enhance teaching and learning in Maine.

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2009, 2009, 2010

Teaching in a Diverse World Conference, University of Maine at Farmington

Organized three conferences to support pre-service teacher preparation to teach, advocate for, and consider diverse perspectives.  Planned schedule, worked with all presenters, and collated session feedback to assess impact.

SKILLS & CERTIFICATION

Eligible for Conditional Certification as Building Principal  (Endorsement 040)                                        

Teacher  K-8 Teacher in the State of Maine  (Endorsement 020)                                                                                    

Technology Skills

  • Apple Teacher (May 2017)
  • Google Certified Educator, highly proficient with all GAFE tools (Aug 2016)
  • Highly proficient with multiple Learning Management Softwares (Google Classroom, BlackBoard, Edmodo)
  • Regularly create video for teaching online
  • Focused on pedagogy-drive choices for educational technology
  • Regular twitter use, and participation in multiple edchats

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PUBLICATIONS

Prince, J. (Under Review). Promising instructional practices for English Language Learners.  Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice.

Prince, J. (In Press) English Language Learners in a Digital Classroom.  The CATESOL Journal. (29) 1

Prince, J. (2016). Understanding and practicing digital leadership: Early results from a qualitative study of rural school leaders. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 1131–1136). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/171849

Prince, J. (2016) Landscape of Digital Teaching.  In L. B. (Ed.) Teaching matters: Essays by faculty at

the University of Maine at Farmington

Prince, J. (2015, March) Inaugural EdCampWME at Mt. Blue.  Electronic Educator. Newsletter of Association

of Computer Technology Educators of Maine.

Prince, J (2014) A Case Study of English Language Learners in a Digital Classroom: Exploring the Experiences of Students and Teachers Using iPads for Linguistic Development and Content Knowledge Acquisition

Abstract: English Language Learners (ELLs) must develop a full range of language skills to participate in the academic discourse of school. This population is a growing demographic in the United States and abroad; and meeting the linguistic needs of ELL students in the mainstream classroom is relevant to teachers across the globe. Technology can be a potential support for students and teachers. This thesis presents findings from a qualitative case study about the implementation of a one-to-one iPad program at an international school. The adoption of the iPads into the 4th grade mainstream classroom was guided by both a linguistic goal to integrate English and content knowledge; and by a second goal to explore teachers’ experiences using a specific conceptual model for iPad integration. The Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework has been shown as a positive model for teacher practice and student learning (Mishra and Kohler, 2008). Little research on this model had been conducted with ELL teachers at the elementary level, and the current study contributes to the literature as it explores students’, teachers’, and leaders’ experiences with this iPad program. The findings from the case study showed that ELL students were engaged when working with the iPads, and that the functionality of the devices offered unique supports to ELL students and teachers. Participants reported that the iPads were used in ways that contributed to linguistic growth and content knowledge development of students. Teachers and leaders reported that the TPACK model was a helpful conceptual model for technology integration with ELL students. While there were many positive findings, there were concerns about shifting pedagogy and resources required to implement a one-to-one iPad program. The thesis concludes with analysis of the findings, and implications for theory and practice.

PRESENTATIONS

Prince, J, Karno, D, Montgomery, A & Swallow M.  (2017) Online Collaborative Program Design: Perspectives

on the  Process.  University College Faculty Institute.  Augusta, ME

Swallow, M. & Prince, J. Experiences with Google Classroom as a Learning Management System in Online and

Blended University  Classrooms. Presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher

Education International Conference 2017. Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Prince, J. & Swallow, M. Inquiry for Innovation: Strategies for Leading Complex Change. Presented at the

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017. Austin, TX,

United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Prince, J. & Swallow, M. (2016) Unlock Innovation.  Presented at ACTEM 2016.  Augusta, ME.

Prince, J. (2016) Defining for Modification and Redefinition with #edtech.  Presented at Yarmouth & Falmouth In-Service Day

Prince, J. (2016). Understanding and practicing digital leadership: Early results from a qualitative study of rural school leaders. Presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Prince (April 2016) Engaging Elementary ELL’s with Mobile Technology.  Presented at a meeting  of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Baltimore, MD.

Prince, J. (July, 2015) Using Technology to Support Teaching, Learning, and Coaching.  Presentation for

University of Maine at Farmington Maine Mathematics Coaching Project.

Prince, J. (February, 2015) Content, Language and Technology in Grades 3-6.  Presentation for the Park

Avenue Elementary School Staff, Auburn, Maine.

Prince, J. (January, 2015) Content, Language and Technology in Pk-2.  Presentation for the Park Avenue

Elementary School Staff, Auburn, Maine.

Prince, J. (November, 2014) Content, Language and Technology.  Presentation for the Park Avenue

Elementary School Staff, Auburn, Maine.

Stevens, C. & Prince, J. (October, 2014) Tinkering in 2nd Grade. Presentation for the Association of

Technology Educators of Maine. Augusta, Maine.

Prince, J. (March, 2014) Using Technology to Support ELL Students.  Presented at Teaching and Working

in a Diverse World Conference.  Farmington, Maine.

Prince, J. (October, 2013) Using Technology to Support ELL Students.  Presented at the Association of

Technology Educators of Maine.  Augusta, Maine.

Prince, J. (March, 2012) Web 2.0 Tools to Support Student Writing.  Presented at The American School in

Switzerland.  Montangola, Switzerland.

Prince, J.  (May 2011) Social media use in college students.  Presented at Teacher’s College Educational        

Technology Conference.  New York City, New York.

Prince, J. (2011, April) Using SMARTBoard for Social Stories.  Presented in Special Education 308.  The

University of Maine Farmington, Maine.

Prince, J. (2010, July) Designing an Assessment System.  Presented for University of Maine: College of

Education and Human Development Faculty. Orono, Maine.

Prince, J.  Hands-On Podcasting.  Special Education Outreach Consortium, Dine and Discuss April 2010.

Prince, J.  The Unique Role of the Unit Administrator.  Tk20 Users Conference, May 2008.

 

 

GRANTS

Lighthouse Grant recipient 2013, received $10,000 grant to purchase iPads to expand upon the successful

program of using iPads to support ELL students and personalize learning for Grade 4 students

Lighthouse Grant recipient 2012, received $6,000 grant to purchase iPads and develop an educational

model for using iPads to support English Language Learners

SEED Adapter Grant recipient, 2004-2005, received a $500 grant to implement technology project related

to Maine Studies unit

Title V Grant recipient, 2004-2005 received $2,000 to purchase materials for classroom technology projects

 

SERVICE

Graduate Council Member, Current

The University of Maine at Farmington                                                                             

Co-lead faculty-senate committee to oversee graduate education policies and procedures

Institutional Review Board, Current

The University of Maine at Farmington                                                                               

Appointed to serve on committee to review applications to conduct research with human subjects.

Distance Learning Steering Committee, Current

The University of Maine System                                     

Serve as one of the University of Maine at Farmington Representatives to a system wide committee to think critically about distance learning infrastructure and pedagogy in the UMS.

Maine Schools for Excellence, 2014-2016        

Maine Department of Education

Serve on statewide committee regarding educator preparation as a component in Human Capital Management Systems.

Fulbright Campus Committee Member, 2013-2015   

The University of Maine at Farmington                                                     

Member of campus team to screen, interview, and recommend Fulbright applicants,

Faculty Advisory Committee, 2011-2012

The American School in Switzerland                                                                        

Elected to serve as a liaison between faculty and administration.

Member of Ad Hoc Planning Group for Masters of Education, 2007

University of Maine Farmington           

Serve as part of the planning team to design the curriculum, structure and outcomes of UMF’s first MSEd program.

Building Technology Coordinator

Brunswick School Department

2004-2006

Worked as part of a district team in a public school to provide building support for all hardware and software questions

Technology Committee

Brunswick School Department

2002-2004

Served as leader, and formerly a member of building team to address the successful implementation of technology in teaching

Arts are Elementary

Brunswick School Department

Faculty liaison to local non-profit organization dedicated to providing supplementary arts

programming to local schools.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Current

Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine, Current

Maine Association for Curriculum and Supervision Development, Current

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education,  Current

        Member of Graduate Education & Faculty Development SIG and Technology Leadership

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Participant. STEM Summit. Waterville, ME. November 18, 2016

Participant. EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit Boston. November 3, 2016

Participant.  Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative. November 1 & 2, 2016

Participant. Digital Pedagogy Lab, 2016, Fredricksburg, MD, August 8-12, 2016

Participant. MooseTech, 2016, Dover-Foxcroft, ME March 11, 2016

Participant. Power Me, Maine Education 2015, Bangor Maine, October 15-16, 2015.

Participant. Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. Waterville Maine, August 2015

Participant. Maine Principals Association, Spring Conference, May 2015

Participant.  TESOL 2014 Conference 2014 Portland, Oregon

Participant. Core Knowledge Training 2011, 2012, 2013 Montangola, Switzerland

Participant. Apple Education Leadership Summit.  Geneva, Switzerland. April 27-29, 2012.

Participant. MAINEducation 2008.  The Way Learning Should Be. Augusta, Maine. October 17th, 2008

Participant/Presenter.  Tk20 User’s Conference.  Austin, Texas  May 28-31, 2008

Participant MAINEducation 2007 Learning in a 2.0 World.  Augusta, Maine.  October 11th, 2008

Participant. Tk20 User’s Conference. Austin, Texas. June 13-16 , 2007

Participant.  Effective Writing Conferences.  South Portland, Maine.  April 8th, 2008.

Participant.  Connected Classroom Conference. Boston, MA.  March 18-19th, 2004.

 


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jordan Acres School, Brunswick, Maine  

2001-2002                                                                                                                                                            

Educational Technician III: Supported teachers with instruction for all students, with special focus

on those who were not meeting district standards

Maine Audubon, Falmouth, Maine

 2000, 2001                                                                                                                                                                            

Summer Program Director: Supervised staff and program operations for a nature-focused day camp

Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, Vermont                                                                                                                                                                                

2000

School program instructor: Worked as part of a staff to provide residential program to school

children from New England.  Programs focused on environmental education and cooperative skills

Appalachian Mountain Club, North Conway, New Hampshire                                                                                                                                    2000

Carter Notch Hut Caretaker: Worked as a backcountry caretaker providing customer service to day

hikers and overnight guests

Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, Maine                                                                                                                            

Summers 1996-1999

Wilderness Trip Leader and logistics coordinator: Worked as part of summer camp staff to provide

guiding services for children ages 10-16

Dr. Johanna Prince CV  johanna.prince@gmail.com

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