I evaluated in the field of Social Science in the following areas: Humanities, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, U.S. History, World History, and in the Education Department for present and future educators. I completed calibration exercises, attended department meetings, completed surveys, learned various new technologies, and assisted new hires with understanding the curriculum and rubric expectations.
In addition to the expected responsibilities, I reviewed psychology questions in 2012 and assisted the health/science department with various psychological definitions and theories. I also created two documents that allowed coworkers to help understanding research methodologies and the basic sociological foundations including: functionalism, the conflict perspective, and symbolic interactionism.
I taught a distance learning course called, "Introduction to Psychology" wherein Angel software (and later Talon software) was utilized. I created this online course and later successfully taught 7 semesters with 66% of the time in classroom instruction whereas the other 33% was spent in online instruction during each term. The college later utilized the term "hybrid" for this type of course.
KTS is an online instructional method that utilizes a real-time broadcasting system in order to connect to 10 various Kirkwood sites within an 80 mile radius. Access to Elmo technologies as well as video streaming, programming available via the computer, as well as classroom discussion via microphone were used.
Kirkwood Community College also hired me as an in-class psychology professor for the instruction of, "Introduction to Psychology". This is a three credit class in which 40 students per semester learn the basics of brain anatomy as it relates to psychological conditions including: mental health, health physiology, endocrinology, mental disorders, various psychological theories, and the basics of conditioning and learning.
I have assisted with workshop presentation on a voluntary basis and have utilized free workshops for the purpose of learning new technologies to implement within curriculum instruction. These new technologies have allowed for real-time classroom participation with cell-phone and/or laptop technologies.
I created curriculum and instructed the following courses for students in grades 9-12 including: U.S. History, World History, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, U.S. Government, H.S. and Online Psychology. I also was able to offer various college courses through a community college (Northeast Iowa Community College) and instructed: Child Development, Introduction to Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.
Beyond the basic responsibilities expected from this position, I was able to create the first online high school course administered within a school district in Iowa. I worked alongside my superintendent to present a workshop about this online course in which state politicians within the area attended.
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