Course: Teacher Leadership in Technology Integration and Inquiry-Based Learning & Technology
Lucie deLaBruere has more than 30 years of experience in educational technology, working with students and educators in K-12 and higher education. Her 20 years as a classroom teacher always integrated leadership development through the use of emerging technologies. Her commitment to staying current with the latest developments in technology is evidenced by her Master of Science in Internet Engineering and industry certifications including Oracle-Certified Educator, Microsoft Office Certification, Google-Certified Teacher, and Google Apps Certified Trainer.
She holds a leadership role in several regional, statewide, and national organizations; has written and received several educational grant awards; and is the recipient of many awards including Vermont’s Business Teacher of the Year, UVM’s Oustanding Vermont Teacher Award, and Frank Watson Ed Tech Award.
Lucie is currently working in teacher professional development and pursuing projects that fuel her passion for web 2.0, education, social software, emerging technology, digital equity, student leadership, women in tech, open source software and education, mobile learning, and Google in Education.
Tim Fox, MEd
Course: Differentiating Instruction with Technology
Tim Fox retired from UVM as a research associate in July 2011. He worked for 26 years at the Center for Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at UVM. He has coordinated various federal and state grants aimed at improving the education of students with severe disabilities within inclusive settings in their local schools. Most recently, Tim was the coordinator for the State Interdisciplinary Team for Intensive Special Education (State I-Team) and provided technical assistance and training to educational teams in the Northwest region of the state.
Sandra A. Lathem, EdD
Course: e-Portfolios for Learning and Assessment
Dr. Sandra Lathem has worked as the educational technology coordinator and consultant in Vermont from 1992 to 2014. She teaches a course in the Educational Technology Sequence offered through the Division of Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Vermont. She provides professional development courses to teachers throughout Vermont and provides program evaluation services to Vermont school districts and agencies.
Colleen Thornton MacKinnon, EdD
Course: Technology, Schooling, & Society
Dr. Colleen MacKinnon’s scholarly activities are grounded in educational studies, which span the integrated disciplines of history, philosophy, and sociology of education. Currently working as a private contractor for higher education accreditation, Dr. MacKinnon draws on experiences working with educator, counseling, and social work preparation programs. Complementing higher education experiences, Dr. MacKinnon serves as a school board director for the Hinesburg School District, the Chittenden South Supervisory Union, and the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Research interests include education in a digital world, impacts of educational technologies on program delivery, school governance, and the history of democratizing education.
Maureen Neumann, PhD
Course: Learning Theory, Instructional Design and Technology
Dr. Maureen Neumann is an associate professor in Education at the University of Vermont. She teaches mathematics content and pedagogy, as well as qualitative research methods. She earned a PhD in Education and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She received her BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Neumann’s interests include transforming teaching in order to eliminate long-standing disparities in student performance. She believes it is essential to develop teachers who have a deep understanding of content and pedagogical content knowledge to enhance student learning. As a researcher, Dr. Neumann is interested in examining how the act of changing one’s instruction (i.e., teaching, curriculum, and assessment) manifests itself in the classroom and schools.
Course: Current Topics in Assessment and Technology
Bonnie Birdsall is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Williston, VT schools. She works with teachers, staff, and students helping everyone integrate technology into the curriculum in natural and meaningful ways to enhance learning. She has taught courses and workshops to Vermont educators about integrating Google Apps into the classroom, building Personal Learning Networks, Digital Citizenship, and Becoming Connected Educators. She was an elementary teacher in Williston for many years prior to changing roles. She is on the board of RETN and the Vermont affiliate of ASCD. Bonnie was recognized for her work with the ISTE Making IT Happen award in the fall of 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in Technology in Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, worked in a technology-driven national school reform project, and taught 2nd grade in Boston. She has been an educator for more than 30 years.