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Education

Aug 2013May 2017

Doctor of Education, Learning & Instruction

University of San Francisco

Literacy, Technology, & Multimedia Design

Sep 2006May 2008

Master of Education, Curriculum Design & Teaching

University of San Diego

Dean's Award, Graduate Research Fellow

Sep 2006Dec 2007

California Single Subject Clear Credential

University of San Diego

English Language Arts and Civics/Government

English Learner Authorization

Sep 2002Jun 2006

Bachelor of Arts

University of California, San Diego

Literature/Writing & Political Science; Summa Cum Laude

Work experience

August 2020Present

Assistant Principal, Instruction & Faculty Development

Sacred Heart Preparatory
  • Drive deep student learning: guide faculty to create meaningful, engaging, and inclusive learning experiences that meet each student's individual needs.
  • Nurture faculty engagement: foster a culture of collaboration and shared purpose in which teachers feel deeply engaged and effectively supported to reach students and thrive professionally.
  • Support faculty development: cultivate an environment in which faculty take risks, embrace opportunities for growth, and improve on existing practices.
  • Collaborate with principal and administrative team to build coherent student learning experiences and a highly motivating adult work community.
  • Engage with teaching and learning literatures, consider trends, and report innovations in faculty and educational development.

Aug 2011Present

English Teacher, 1:1 Classroom

Sacred Heart Preparatory

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

  • United States Literature and US Literature Honors (10th)
  • Interdisciplinary United States Literature (10th)
  • AP American Gothic Literature (12th)
  • English 1 (9th)
May 2016Present

Part-Time Faculty, Educational Technology

University of San Francisco School of Education
  • Collaborated with a small team from the university to design the University's Master's in Educational Technology program.
  • Developed and teach  Learning Designs: Teaching Amplified, a hybrid course for the Master's program in Educational Technology. 
  • Developed and taught Design Lab for Innovation in Teaching, an online-only course, from 2017-2018
August 2014Present

Educational Consultant & Instructional Coach

Freelance

As an educational consultant and instructional coach, I have facilitated professional learning for schools and teaching teams around:

  • Designing Dynamic Assessments: Engaging Modern Learners through Meaningful Work
  • Hybrid and Online Curriculum Design and Instruction in the Age of Coronavirus
  • Active Learning Protocols and Tools for In Person and Online Instruction
  • Differentiation with Dignity: Using 1:1 Technology to Meet the Needs of All Students
  • Multimedia Modeling: Scaffolding, flipping, and supporting literacy instruction across the curriculum
  • Frequent Freak-Outs: Overcoming Common Concerns in Tech-Rich Teaching
  • Brain-Based Strategies for Effective Multimedia Learning
Aug 2018August 2020

Director of Teacher Development

Sacred Heart Preparatory
  • Establish faculty professional growth foci for each academic year, and design and implement programming that supports that growth.
  • Facilitate faculty to use design thinking to guide teacher-led research, ideation, and pilots to innovate practices, courses, and programs. 
  • Support department heads and faculty as a thought partner, advocate, and coach to promote curricular and pedagogical innovation
  • Oversee the Veteran Teacher Peer Review program.
Jan 2016May 2018

Faculty Facilitator, Design Lab for Innovation in Teaching

Sacred Heart Preparatory
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lead schoolwide workshops and individual training on pedagogy for 1:1 teaching and learning. 
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

Awards & Affiliations

Awards

  • Alumni Honors Emerging Leader Award for the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (2017)
  • Outstanding Young Educator of the Year,  International Society for Technology in Education (2014)
  • Named in the Top 42 "Women to Watch," Women Leading in Education, USC Rossier School of Education (2014)

Affiliations

  • Google Certified Innovator (GCT Mountain View)
  • MERIT Graduate, Krause Center for Innovation 
  • Google Geo Teachers Institute Certified 
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Member
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) member
  • ASCD Member
  • CUE Member

Publications

Print:

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

Web:

Neebe, D., Sikora, S. (In Press). Honoring the Wisdom of Pandemic-Era Practice. Educational Leadership. 79(4).

McClung, N. A, Barry, E., Neebe, D., Mere-Cook, Y., Wang, Q., & Gonzalez-Balsam, M. (2019). Choice Matters: Equity and Literacy Achievement. Berkeley Review of Education, 8(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.5070/B80037656  

Neebe, D. (2017). Differentiating Literacy Instruction for Digital Learners: The Effect of Multimedia Think-Aloud Worked Examples on Adolescent Analytical Reading Comprehension (Doctoral dissertation). https://repository.usfca.edu/diss/335/ 

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

Presentations

Neebe, D. (2020, March). Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on K-12 Education [Webinar]. In EdSurge: Navigating Uncertain Times. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/user-134345725/understanding-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-k-12-education-part-1 

Neebe, D., Roberts, J. (2020, March). 1:1 Teaching Strategies for the Online Classroom [Podcast]. In Stenhouse Teacher's Corner. Retrieved from: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1-1-teaching-strategies-for-online-classroom-diana/id1490425030?i=1000471788112 

Neebe, D. (2018, June). Start, Stop, Continue: How Digital ELA Classrooms Evolve. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). Chicago, IL.

Neebe, D. (2018, June). Differentiating Literacy Instruction for Digital Learners: The Effect of Multimedia Think-Alouds. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). Chicago, IL.

Neebe, D. (2018, June). Power Up PD: Top 10 Workshops for 1:1. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). Chicago, IL.

Neebe, D. (2018, June). Designing Dynamic Assessments: Engaging Modern Learners
through Meaningful Work. Workshop presented at Saint Francis High School. Mountain View, CA. 

Neebe, D. (2108, April). Multimedia Modeling: Scaffolding, flipping, and supporting literacy instruction across the curriculum for more competent, confident readers. Presented at the Google for Education Certified Innovators Energizer Summit. Mountain View, CA. 

Neebe, D. (2017, August). Differentiation with Dignity: Using 1:1 Technology to Meet the Needs of All Students. Presented at the Union School District Future Ready Conference. San Jose, CA. 

Neebe, D. (2017, August). Presentation Design Lab: Brain-Based Strategies for Effective Multimedia Presentations. Presented at the Union School District Future Ready Conference. San Jose, CA. 

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. San Jose, 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. San Jose, 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 Fundraiser 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.