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Work History

Aug 2011Present

English Teacher, 1:1 iPad Classroom

Sacred Heart Preparatory

As a classroom teacher at Sacred Heart, I have taught:

  • United States Literature
  • Interdisciplinary United States Literature
  • Freshman English 1
May 2016Present

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology

University of San Francisco School of Education

As part-time faculty for USF, I have:

  • Collaborated with a small team from the university to design the new Master's in Educational Technology program.
  • Developed and taught Learning Designs: Teaching Amplified, a new hybrid course for the Master's program in Educational Technology. 
  • Developed and taught Design Lab for Innovation in Teaching, a new online-only course for the Master's program in Educational Technology.
Jan 2016Present

Faculty Facilitator, Design Lab for Innovation in Teaching

Sacred Heart Preparatory

As the faculty facilitator for the SHP Design Lab, I have:

  • Established the mission and vision of the design space in collaboration with colleagues
  • Created a space, both physically and culturally, for interdisciplinary discussion around student learning to thrive
  • Worked with educators from every department on campus to better understand the needs and constraints of each discipline and to facilitate opportunities for innovation.
  • Coordinated Deep Dive action teams responsible for defining a problem, exploring the roots of that problem, crafting a pilot test or prototype to address the problem, gathering data on the pilot, and making recommendations based on the results.
Jan 2012Dec 2016

Instructional Technology Lead Teacher and Peer Coach

Sacred Heart Schools, Grades K-12

As one of Sacred Heart's Instructional Technology Lead Teachers:

  • I designed and implemented curriculum for our pilot year in the 1:1 iPad program.  
  • My work was featured for our recognition as an Apple Distinguished 1:1 iPad Program School

As a Instructional Technology peer coach, I regularly lead school-wide workshops and individual training on:

  • Differentiated instruction and study through 1:1 
  • Assessment practices and rapid online feedback
  • Communication tools in a 1:1 classroom
  • Flipped instruction and managing the flipped classroom
  • Technology integration and digital workflow 
Aug 2008Jun 2011

English Teacher, 1:1 Laptop Cart Classroom

Monta Vista High School, Fremont Union High School District

As a classroom teacher at Monta Vista, I taught:

  • Sophomore World Literature and Writing
  • Junior American Literature and Writing
  • Junior American Studies (team-taught with History)
  • Senior Writing Coach Workshop

Education

Aug 2013Present

Doctoral Candidate, Learning & Instruction

University of San Francisco

Expected graduation: Spring 2017

Sep 2006May 2008

Master of Education, Curriculum Design

University of San Diego

Dean's Merit Award, 3.96 GPA

Graduate Research Fellow

Sep 2006Dec 2007

California Single Subject Clear Credential

University of San Diego

Secondary English Language Arts

Supplemental Civics/Government Authorization

Sep 2002Jun 2006

Bachelor of Arts

University of California, San Diego

Literature/Writing & Political Science

Summa Cum Laude, 3.89 GPA

Publications

Neebe, D., Roberts, J.  (2015).  Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, ME. http://www.pluginpowerup.com

Neebe, D., Roberts, J. (2015). One-to-One Classroom Tips for Every Educator. eSchoolNews. Web. http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/07/09/one-classroom-tips-121/ 

Neebe, D. (2014). 10 Powerful iPad Apps for English and History. Edudemic. Web. http://www.edudemic.com/10-ipad-apps-english-history/

Neebe, D. (Ed.). (2013).  The Scarlet Letter: An Interactive Classic.  Silicon Valley, CA.  Web.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/scarlet-letter-interactive/id698335130?ls=1.

Lattimer, H., McBride, M., & Combs [Neebe], D. (2010).  Learning From the Other Generation.  Educational Leadership Online, 67(8).  www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/may10/vol67/num08/Learning-from-the-Other-Generation.aspx

Combs [Neebe], D. (2008).  Scaffolding Analytical Writing Structure: Action Research with 11th Grade English Language Learners.  Unpublished Manuscript.  University of San Diego.

Professional Blog & Ongoing Publications:

Professional Website & Blog (Current).  www.diananeebe.com 

Conference Presentations

Neebe, D., and Roberts, J. (2016, July).  Power Up PD: Top 10 Workshops for 1:1.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).  Denver, CO.

Neebe, D. (2015, August). Presentation Design Lab: Brain-Based Strategies for Effective Multimedia Presentations. Presented at the Santa Clara County Office of Education Innovation Summit. Campbell, CA.

Neebe, D. (2015, August). Frequent Freak-Outs: Overcoming Common Concerns in Tech-Rich Teaching. Presented at the Santa Clara County Office of Education Innovation Summit. Campbell, CA.

Neebe, D., and Roberts, J. (2015, July).  Power Up PD: Top 10 Workshops for 1:1.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).  Philadelphia, PA.

Neebe, D. (2015, July). Frequent Freak-Outs: Overcoming Common Concerns in Tech-Rich Teaching. Presented at the Krause Center for Innovation MERIT Conference. Los Altos Hills, CA.

Neebe, D. (2015, March).  Rethinking School.  Presented at the Google Cross-Educational Product Development Meeting.  Mountain View, CA.

Neebe, D. (2014, November).  Disrupting Class.  Keynote presentation at the 1898 Foundation Dinner at Sacred Heart Preparatory High School.  Atherton, CA.

Neebe, D. (2014, October).  Engagement and Differentiation Workshop. Presented at La Entrada Middle School.  Menlo Park, CA.

Neebe, D. (2014, September).  Google Workflow Basics and Beyond Workshop. Presented at La Entrada Middle School.  Menlo Park, CA.

Neebe, D., and Roberts, J. (2014, July).  Power Up PD: Top 10 Workshops for 1:1.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).  Atlanta, GA.

Neebe, D., Barron, L., Dance, D., McCoy, D., and Keller, J. (2014, July). Lead and Transform Town Hall.  Presented in panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). Atlanta, GA.

Neebe, D., and Barron, L. (2014, July). Interview at the General Session Opening Keynote. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). Atlanta, GA.

Neebe, D.  (2014, April).  Data-Driven Differentiation and Sparking Student Curiosity and Creativity.  Presented at the Sacred Heart Schools Learning and the Brain Annual Symposium.  Atherton, CA.

Neebe, D., and Lopez, J. (2014, March).  iPad Inservice for Teachers New to 1:1.  Presented at Villanova Preparatory High School.  Ojai, CA.

Neebe, D. (2013, January).  Educating in a Digital World: Presentation for the Apple Distinguished 1:1 iPad Program School Award.  Presented at Sacred Heart Schools. Atherton, CA. 

Neebe, D., Lattimer, H., Roberts, J. (2012, November).  They all have laptops. Now what?: Teaching English/language arts in age of one-to-one computing.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Las Vegas, NV.

Lattimer, H., Neebe, D., Yedid, N. (2011, November). Social justice and student voice: Crafting authentic responses to real-world concerns. Featured Session at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Chicago, IL.

Lattimer, H., Combs [Neebe], D. (2010, November).  Real world literacy: Project-based learning in the English/language arts classroom.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Orlando, FL.

Combs [Neebe], D., and Brashears, M. (2010, February).  Change the wor(l)d: Global human rights through the student lens.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE).  Los Angeles, CA.

Lattimer, H., and Combs [Neebe], D. (2008, November).  Facilitating shift: New teachers as change agents.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  San Antonio, TX.

Lattimer, H., and Combs [Neebe], D. (2008, May).  Navigating the divide: Keys to student teaching success.  Presented at the CS3 International Action Research Symposium. San Diego, CA.

Combs [Neebe], D (2008, May).  Scaffolding analytical writing structure: Action research with 11th grade English language learners.  Presented at the CS3 International Action Research Symposium.  San Diego, CA.

Awards & Affililiations

I am a high school English teacher and co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning, published by Stenhouse in 2015 with Jen Roberts. I currently teach 10th grade at an Apple Distinguished 1:1 Program school in the Silicon Valley, where I also facilitate our Design Lab for Innovation in Teaching. I am a Google Certified Innovator and was named the 2014 Outstanding Young Educator of the Year by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). Professionally, my great passion is finding new ways to engage students in meaningful learning. Teaching in a 1:1 environment has enabled me to increase engagement, enrich student learning experiences, more actively differentiate instruction, and personalize my approach to assessments and feedback. I share my enthusiasm for teaching with technology at educational conferences, and love learning from my colleagues around the country. I am a regular presenter for NCTE and ISTE, and teach part-time at the University of San Francisco School of Education.