Co-teaching a Course with a Faculty Member
During the summer of 2013, I completed a co-teaching experience with Dr. Lisa Heaton in CIEC 534 Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum. I facilitated the multimedia presentations module within the course.
Developing a Course in Collaboration with a Faculty Member
In CIEC 715 Online Course Development and Delivery during the spring 2014 semester, I co-developed a course for Marshall Regional Center for Distance Education and Professional Development to be offered as part of the summer 2014 professional development series internet based graduate courses. The course, Wired for Learning, "explored the many ways to present web-based activities to students within a rich learning environment that includes activities, resources, and assessments". The course was developed with Jill Wood, Ingrida Barker, Darrell Brewer, Whitney Shakuri-Rad, Jennifer Riggleman, and Allison Pyle.
Doctoral Seminar Attendance
During the fall 2013 doctoral seminar (PAP4), I attended the Mock Portfolio Defense session in which Janet Rorrer conducted a portfolio presentation. This session was an inspiration to me as I had struggled with the concept of a theme for my portfolio. As a Biology instructor, Ms. Rorrer related her progression through the program to the systems within the human body. During this session, I began to think of how I could relate my doctoral journey to my field of study. As a business instructor, I could see the stages of my evolution as being similar to Lewin’s change model. Thus, the theme was born.
I selected a chair shortly before the fall 2012 doctoral seminar (PAP5). During this seminar, completing portfolio requirements weighed heavily on my mind; therefore, I attended a conference preparation session with Drs. Watts and Hisiro. It was comforting to hear of fellow doctoral students speak of their uncertainty and fear to how they achieved success in speaking at a conference. Later that afternoon, Dr. Harris-John’s “Portfolios on Display” session provided an opportunity to browse a sampling of portfolios. This session provided my first look at a completed portfolio. It was during this session I decided to document my learning using an online website building tool.
During the fall 2011 doctoral seminar (PAP6), the Intro to Doctoral Studies course set the foundation for the doctoral experience. We were advised to keep a learning journal to reflect and document our journey. While I spent some time doubting my abilities and questioning my decision during the first semester, I did find comfort in the realization that I was not alone. I felt overwhelmed and lost during the fall 2011 doctoral seminar.