Jennifer King, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Director of Technology
"I believe in a hands-on, interactive approach to teaching that fully immerses students into the instructional content, while integrating 21st century skills. Students must have opportunities to apply their learning to new situations and contexts. Through project-based learning, students take ownership of their learning by examing multiple aspects of what they have learned. As an instructor, my goal is to guide my students to make insightful judgments and create new products based upon their learning."
Dr. Jennifer Brown King is the Assistant Dean of Academic Instruction and Technology and a tenured associate professor of the teacher preparation program where she has taught instructional technology and educational tests and measurement for undergraduate and graduate students since 2003. She received her Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in liberal arts with emphasis in graphic design and journalism from New York University in 1992. After teaching high school English for five years, Dr. King completed a master's degree in English Education in 1999 and her doctorate in Instructional Technoloy and Educational Measurement and Research in 2003 at the University of South Florida. Her signature work is TechXtraordinary Integration (2008), a textbook designed to provide in-depth, practical, and hands-on instruction in technology integration in a concise, lighthearted, and conversational manner to educators. Her current research focus is the implementation of the SMART Integration Project, which employs a peer coaching model utilizing preservice teachers (Education majors) as technology trainers for K-12 teachers. Dr. King consults with school districts and educational technology vendors to provide week-long summer training institutes in technology integration. As a result of her innovative methods and engaging keynote presentations, Dr. King was recognized in 2011 as one of the top 50 "Innovators of Technology in Education" in the nation by the prestigious Center for Digial Education, a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding.
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