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Elizabeth Shotwell

Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Summary

  • Dynamic, self-directed educational leader with a strong base in instructional technology and student centered learning
  • Skilled in the design of standards-based, differentiated, innovative instructional curriculum with a focus on literacy and technology in the content area and the educational needs of all students
  • Outstanding communication skills and professionalism
  • Strong, comprehensive knowledge of instructional pedagogy, and supporting the needs of diverse learners

Academic and Research Interests

  • Curriculum Design & Development
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Inclusive Education and Diversity
  • Pennsylvania Secondary Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTII)
  • Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS)
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Resiliency Programs
  • Alternative Education Program Design and Implementation
  • STEAM/STEM Instruction
  • Online Instruction Design and Implementation
  • Understanding by Design
  • Instructional Support and Student Support Service
  • Project-Based Learning and Assessment
  • Addressing At-Risk Population

Professional Experience

William Penn Fellow 

Executive Office/Department of Education-State of Pennsylvania 
2017present
  • Policy and Research focused on Highly Innovative and Highly Effective Best Practices Regarding Charter Schools in Pennsylvania 

Adjunct Faculty - Graduate School of Education

Wilkes University-Wilkes Barre, PA
2016PRESENT
  • Instructor-Graduate Studies in Education

Adjunct Faculty - Department of Speech, Philosophy, Fine Arts

Luzerne County Community College-Berwick Campus, Berwick, PA
2016PRESENT
  • Instructor-First Year Experience

Graduate Assistant, College of Education and Educational Technology

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Indiana, PA
20142016
  • Online Course Design and Development
  • Instructional Technology Staff Assistant
  • Website Design and Development

Social Studies Educator

SusQ-Cyber Charter School-Bloomsburg, PA
2006PRESENT
  • Responsible for the Planning and Delivery of Instruction 
  • Design and Implement Program for Pregnant and Parenting Students
  • Assist in Formation of Student Success Team
  • Design and Deliver Staff Professional Development
  • Instructional Leader
  • Lead Curriculum Design and Review Process

Elementary Level Educator

St. Columba School-Diocese of Harrisburg, Bloomsburg, PA
20042006
  • Responsible for the Planning and Delivery of Instruction 
  • Strong Emphasis on Differentiated Instruction, Inclusion, and Project-Based Learning
  • Serve as the Instructional Support Coordinator for St. Columba School, as well as an Instructional Support Committee member for the Diocese of Harrisburg

Education

Doctoral Candidate-Curriculum & Instruction, ABD Status

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2013Present
  • Dissertation in Progress: “Teaching in the Garden Green: Outdoor Education as an Instructional Tool”

M.Ed.

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
20072009
  • Alternative Education; Curriculum & Instruction

Non-Degree

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
20052005
  • Course Requirements for Additional Certification in Elementary Education

B.S.Ed.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
19982002
  • Comprehensive Social Studies/History

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction K-12, Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Permanent Certification Social Studies 7-12, Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Permanent Certification English 7-12, Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Student Assistance Program, Family Life Services-Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
  • Lesson Plan Peer Reviewer-PDESAS, Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • STAR Discovery Educator, Discovery Education
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminar Participant, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • National Teacher Institute, Library of Congress

Presentations and Publications

  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2016). “Blended learning: A recipe for success”. Presented for Technology Day at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2016). “Metacognition and Brain Development”. Guest Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2016). “Bringing your voice to the online classroom: Utilization of voice thread in the higher education setting”. Presented for Technology Day at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2015). “The science of attachment: From infant to adolescent”. Presented for LLL of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2015). “The art of the online discussion”. Presented for Technology Day at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2015). “Thinking about taking your course online?”. Presented for Technology Day at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2015). “Hints, tips, and tricks for teaching graduate and doctoral students in an online format”. Presented for Technology Day at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2015). “Teaching online: Beyond the in-box”. Presented for Technology Day at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2012). “Using primary sources to reach reluctant readers and teach reading skills”. Presented for Discovery Education via Discovery Educator Network Pre-Con at Pennsylvania Education and Technology Expo.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2012). “Discovery education in the online classroom”. Presented for Discovery Education via Discovery Educator Network Pre-Con at Pennsylvania Education and Technology Expo.
  • Shotwell, Elizabeth (2011). “Utilizing primary sources in the online classroom”. Presented for Pennsylvania Department of Education via Chester County Intermediate Unit.