Congratulations to these ten educators and instructional media designers for having recently graduated from the Discovery Education and Wilkes University innovative online master’s degree program in instructional media:
- Argentina Amores, Hialeah, Fla.
- Laura Cawley, Fort Mill, S.C., graphic design artist, McBride & Bride, LLC
- Kristine Dreaver-Charles, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Credenda Virtual High School
- Colleen Duffy, Dallas, Pa.
- Pamela Ellsesser, Harrisburg, Pa., owner, Komputer Kids, an educational technology consulting company
- Tracie Hightower, Southfield, Mich., owner, Kemet Creative Media, LLC
- Robin Hoffman, Salisbury Md., instructional designer, Salisbury University
- Jeremy May, Clayton, N.C, science teacher, Riverwood Middle School, Johnston County School District
- Tara Lee O’Toole, Limerick, Pa., math teacher, Spring-Ford High School
- Katrina Johnston Schultz, Edinboro, Pa., chemistry teacher, Girard School District
Launched in June 2008, the 30-credit instructional media program prepares educators to engage today’s students in learning through digital content. Graduates from the program are prepared to effectively blend academic rigor with the latest technology, from videos to Web 2.0 tools to virtual field trips.
The instructional media degree program focuses on employing the latest technology and Web resources in the classroom. Courses include digital storytelling, differentiation supported by technology, and digital media in the classroom. Course designers include nationally-known education technology leaders, including Kathy Schrock, Joe Brennan, Lance Rougeux, and Steve Dembo.
Discovery Education and Wilkes University have worked together since 2005 to help educators integrate educational technology into classroom curriculum to ultimately improve student academic achievement. For more information about the program and upcoming classes, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/masters.