Fundamentals of Ed. Tech. Leadership


EDTC 801, Summer Institute I

Summer Term, 2018

This course is the initial intensive summer seminar for incoming doctoral cohort candidates. This is a foundation course which outlines the expectations and practices of the program. It also introduces candidates to the program’s mission of preparing effective leaders for an interdependent world.


Project 1: Cohort 5 Showcase

This project represents a collaborative effort by the entirety of Cohort 5 of Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership program at NJCU.  Cohort 5 - also known as the 5 Star Cohort, has been working since our first week together, to create and curate our efforts in our tenure.


Project 2: Showcase Individual Contribution

This artifact documents my perception of my contribution to the previous project.


Project 3: Digital Portfolio

This website is the dynamic representation of my development as a doctoral student in the program.


Project 4: Professional Growth Plan

Here, in my first iteration of my PGP,  I discuss my vision for myself at the start of this program.  Over the course of time, I will be updating and documenting my growth and my expectations for myself as I transition through this program and into a professional life as a newly minted EdD. 



EDTC 802, Principles of Educational Technology Leadership

Summer Term 2018

This course focuses on concepts and strategies necessary for a leader in a technologically rich learning environment. Topics include strategic planning, leadership styles, institutional change processes, and policy issues in educational technology.


Project 1: Leadership Presentation

In this project, my cohort member and friend, Linda Lampert and I gave a short presentation on the situational style of leadership.


Project 2: Technology Use Proposal

In this short paper, I explore the computer-based testing use at my institution and how it can be better utilized.  


Project 3: Research Paper

This paper explores blended learning in the field of medical education.  As in the previous projects, this allowed me to develop my APA writing skills.



EDTC 804, Global Issues in Educational Technology Leadership

Fall Term, 2017

This course will investigate educational technology from a global perspective. The issues covered will include development strategies, diversity, cultural values, and the systemic role educational technology plays in global economic development. The course
will focus on a cross-cultural examination of contemporary academic and workplace skills.


Project 1: Mapping Project

The mapping project was a collaborative effort by the members of my course to identify issues of interest and then to pin to them to a shared google map.  The above-linked artifact three news links related to LGBT issues in education.


Project 2: Curriculum Project

Linda Lambert, Douglas Palermo, Daniel Ward, and I worked on the development of a curriculum proposal for an online course for developing communication skills in an online learning environment. 


Project 3: Literature Review

Access to education for refugees is a global issue and, in this short paper, I present the topic from a comparative education point of view.



EDTC 813, Advanced Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum

Summer, 2018

Students will examine the patterns of traditional use, current issues, and emergent trends of digital technology in learning, and develop an expertise to function as entrepreneurs in establishing new products or services. They will assess integration strategies that support and enhance educational experiences across a diverse array of learners and analyze the professional development and training initiatives in technology for relevant stakeholders.


Assignment 1: Affordances Paper

In this brief paper, I discuss the concept of affordances.


Project 1: Design a Themed Escape Room

I explore the application of the escape room process to a medical education setting.  Emergency Room Escape Room is a gaming situation where fourth-year medical students complete a series of medical situations in a controlled simulation lab with the overarching goal to reinforce core entrustable professional activities


Project 2: Creating Meaningful Learning Environments with Technology

In this group project, I collaborated with Susan Van Alystene , Carol Munn, and Linda Lampert on performing a rudimentary Bers review of a K-12 technology plan.  

Project 3: Blended Learning Field Guide

This project was a collaboration with the same group as assigned to Project 2.  The guide is intended to be a guide on incorporating blended learning into their pedagogy for teachers. 

(In progress) 


Project 4: Systems Thinking as a Theoretical Lens

This pecha kucha presentation uses Senge's The Fifth Discipline as a lens to review Blended or Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development.



EDTC 815, Advanced Administration and Supervision of Technology in Educational Settings 

Fall, 2018

This course prepares students to serve as professionals who promote the development and implementation of technology infrastructure, procedures, policies, plans, and budgets for schools and organizations at an advanced level. The course prepares students who desire to lead education and training organizations in improving teaching and learning through the scientifically sound application of educational technology.


Assessment 1: Administration and Supervision of a Planned Growth Program 

Karen Cotter, Barbara McCarty, Linda Lampert, and I presented a fictional systems level growth plan to address an influx of learners in a school district from the standpoint of technology needs.  

Assessment 2: Hiring Three Technology Coordinators

Karen Cotter, Barbara McCarty, Linda Lampert, and I acted as a search team for someone to fill the position of an Educational Technology Coordinator at a school district.  We addressed the job at the elementary, middle, and high school levels from the standpoint of salary and job description.  We also created a Policies and Procedures Manual for the position.

Assessment 3: Technology Implementation Plan

Susan Van Alstyne and I created a proposal to increase achievement in English at a fictional school district through the implementation of technology.  The recommendation is evidence-based and addresses issues related to implementation, time, money, and staffing constraints, as well as the learners.

Assessment 4: Designing a Professional Development Experience Demonstrating and Exemplifying Your Role as a School Leader 

Working with Susan Van Alstyne, we designed a staff training program for a newly purchased learning management system.  The program addressed issues including addressing skills needs, delivery, and assessment.  A mock training website was created using Google Sites.

EDTC 812, Teaching in the Adult Learning Environment 

Summer, 2019

This course will emphasize teaching adult learners in post-secondary learning environments including the workplace and corporate settings. Topics will include: learning theories applied to the adult learner; distinctions of post-secondary learning environments; delivering instruction in non-traditional settings and time frames; and assessing adult learning.


(artifacts in progress)




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