Seton Hall University
College of Education and Human Services
Statement about Teaching
A humane and equitable approach
to education demands that responsible educators prepare students for the
challenges of the 21st century. Responsive teachers transform their curriculum
and pedagogy to reflect the diversity found in today's classrooms. My curriculum
includes an array of innovative teaching techniques interwoven with established
pedagogical methods and a sense of humor. I explore attitudes, values and
beliefs; encourage shared experiences; recognize and respect differences;
experiment and exploit technology; and place the responsibility for learning on
both my students and myself. I try to plan, organize, and prepare every class I
teach and use every possible moment to model Best Practice. Most important, I am
interested in my students. I follow their progress, obtain help for them when
needed, and offer an ear to their problems. When I become aware of a problem I
don’t ignore it.
is my favorite activity. Staying in the role of teacher is difficult at a
university because the service, research, and administrative demands increase
daily. I try to organize my activities in these areas so that they contribute to
the body of knowledge and skills I need to be an effective teacher in my
discipline. I devote my energies when I have the choice to tasks that improve
the learning environment for both students and teachers.
Relating to Teaching
Award for teaching excellence, 1997.
to Improvement of Teaching
1999 Award 1.05 million dollars – US Department of Education
to Prepare Tomorrow’s Teachers to use
Technology, 1999 – 2002
1997 Award - $8,000
Johnson & Johnson for computing equipment
Award - $45,000 3 year
Curriculum Development Initiative Grant, Education
University Research Council Summer Grant
Award Provost's grant for computing equipment for improvement of teaching
- Integrating Technology and Education
- Graduate Research Methods
- Electronic Research Technologies
- Microcomputing I
- Instructional Design
& 6305 - Production of Instructional Materials I & II
- Organizing and Administering Educational Media Centers
- Practicum in Educational Media
Attended Workshops to Improve
Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Annual Meeting,
2001 American for Educational
Research Association Conference, Seattle, WA
2001 Northeast Regional
Conference on the Social Studies, Boston, MA
Board Training Seminar
Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
2000 Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers
to Use Technology Annual Meeting
2000 National Educational Computing
Conference, Atlanta, GA
Institute, Technology Training Seminar, FL
2000 Classroom Connect Conference,
2000 National Council of Teachers of
English, Milwaukee, WI
1999 Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers
to Use Technology Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
1999 National School Boards
Association Conference, Dallas TX
Catholic Studies Summer Seminar on Divine
Society for Applied Learning Technology Conference on Consortia Building
and Industry Support for Implementing Instructional Technology in Schools,
International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.
Course Technology Fall Forum, Seton Hall University
Distance Education at
the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.
Educational Training Center Conference on Celebrating Today, Opportunities for
Tomorrow: A Visionary Conference on the Use of Technology in
Schools, South Orange, NJ.
New Jersey Council of
Teachers of English Conference for Teachers of
At-Risk Students, Union, NJ.
The Ninth International
Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.
New Jersey Association of
School Administrators Technology Conference, Techspo '98, Long Branch,
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
in Education 41st Biennial Convocation, St. Louis, MO.
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference,
8th International Conference
of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education,
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Orlando, FL.
National Council for the Social Studies 28th Northeast Regional
Conference on the Social Studies, Boston,
National Council for the
Social Studies 27th Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies,
Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable Retreat, Belvidere, NJ.
SHU Conference for Teachers
of First Year Students.
Educom Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
American Association of Museums MidAtlantic Conference, Morristown, NJ.
Reconstructing Language and Learning for the 21ST Century: Connecting
with our Classrooms, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)International
Conference, New York, NY.
Interactive Multimedia at the Smithsonian, Museum of the American Indian,
New York, NY.
Multimedia and Virtual Reality at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey
Interactive Multimedia Seminar, Seton Hall University.
Desktop Collaboration: An Introduction to the Future, Bell-Atlantic
Education Ctr., South Plainfield, NJ.
Helping Students Learn: The Technology/Curriculum Connection, NJ
Principals and Supv. Assn., NJ.
Creating and Celebrating Communities, 26th Northeast Regional Conference
on the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, Boston,
Creating Multimedia Presentations, Seton Hall University. Thirteen-WNET
Educational Resources Program at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
Leadership for Creating Educational Change: Integrating the Power of
Technology, 12th International Conference on Technology and Education,
Association of Teacher Educators 74th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Turning Visions into Reality, Fall Conference, Educational Media
Association of NJ, New Brunswick.
Distance Education Workshop, Bell Atlantic Education Center, South
LEARN Fall Conference, Fordham University, New York, NY.
Whole Language Across the Curriculum: Integrating Literature and
Technology K-8 Conference, Wm. Patterson College, Wayne, NJ.
Jobs in Education, L.E.A.R.N.
Spring Forum New York University, New York City, NY.
Multiple Perspectives on Educational Change. EEA Education Conference,
College of St. Elizabeth, NJ.
Are Report Cards Enough -
Dr. Dorothy Grandey, Partners in Education, Montville, NJ.
National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, Portland, OR.
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