IGNITE Session

Role of Digital Resources in Changing Teaching Practice for STEM Educators

Fri. 10:30am–11:15am

The U.S. government has tasked the education force to prepare our students for the 21st century workforce by focusing on STEM programs and developing STEM teachers. Thus the success and failure of students in STEM courses and programs are under tremendous scrutiny. One of the goals of this study to work with STEM teachers to incorporate technology and learner-centered learning approaches to encourage participation and contribution from the learners. Another goal of this study is to identify reasons for resistance to change in teaching practice. The researchers will report on the findings of the study.

Kurland, Shelley

Shelley Kurland is currently an Instructional Designer at the County College of Morris. She has been designing face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses in higher education institutions since 2006. When developing a course with faculty members, she encourages the focus of the design on not just active learning, but interactive, life-long learning. Shelley Kurland has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Rutgers University and a Masters in Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate of Education in Teacher Education/Teacher Development at Montclair State University.