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Elizabeth M. Shotwell

Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

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 student support programs and services, as well as community based support

Academic 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)
  • Conflict Management and Peer Mediation
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Resiliency Programs
  • Alternative Education Program Design and Implementation
  • STEAM/STEM Instruction
  • Cyber Instruction Design and Implementation
  • Understanding by Design
  • Instructional Support and Student Support Service 
  • Project-Based Learning and Assessment
  • Addressing At-Risk Population

Professional Experience 

Jul 2006Present

Social Studies Educator

SusQ-Cyber Charter School
  • Responsible for the planning and delivery of instruction to students enrolled in the Cyber School
  • Design and implement program for Pregnant and Parenting students
  • Prepare and grade lessons, provide direct instruction, monitor and evaluate student progress
  • Deliver instruction for the courses offered by the SusQ-Cyber Charter School
  • Assist in forming Student Success Team
  • Design and deliver staff professional development 
  • Instructional Leader 
Aug 2004Aug 2006

Elementary Level Educator

St. Columba School-Diocese of Harrisburg
  • Plan and instruct lessons based on the Pennsylvania State Standards, as well as the standards implemented by the Diocese of Harrisburg
  • 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

Aug 2013May 2017

Doctoral Candidate-Curriculum & Instruction

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

ABD as of May 2016

Dissertation in Progress: “Outdoor Education as an Instructional Tool”

Certifications & Affiliations 

Mar 2010Present

Permanent Certification Social Studies 7-12

Pennsylvania Department of Education


Mar 2010Present

Permanent Certification English 7-12

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Apr 2009Present

Student Assistance Program

Family Life Services-Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries 
2009Present

STAR Discovery Educator 

Discovery Education 
2012Present

Lesson Plan Peer Reviewer-PDESAS

Pennsylvania Department of Education 
Jun 2013Aug 2013

Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminar Participant 

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 
Jun 2010Aug 2010

National Teacher Institute 

Library of Congress 

Presentations and Publications 

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.

Professional References 

Dr. Frank Corbett, Jr

132 Stouffer Hall

Professional Studies in Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA 15705

FCorbett@IUP.edu (E-mail)

724-357-2400 (Dept. Office)

724-357-7560 (Office)

724-427-7279 (Home)

 

Dr. Kelli Jo Kerry-Moran               

113 Davis Hall

560 North Eleventh St.

Professional Studies in Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA 15705

kjkmoran@iup.edu

724-357-2400 (Dept. Office)

                       

Dr. George R. Bieger

114 Davis Hall

Professional Studies in Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA 15705

grbieger@IUP.edu (E-mail)

724-357-2400 (Dept. Office)

724-357-3285 (Office)

 



Cynthia Schroll

English Teacher

SusQ-Cyber Charter School

76 Karn’s Road

Stillwater, PA 17878

570-925-2753 (Home)

570-441-3983 (Cell)

 

Kali Fedor

Program Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Education

Wilkes University, Wilkes, PA

Kali.fedor@wilkes.edu

(570) 408-7015 (Office)

103 Saint Johns Road, Drums, PA 18222

570-359-3217 (Home)

kalifedor@yahoo.com

 

Gail Young

First Grade Teacher, Grade Level Coordinator

Mechanicsburg Area School District

100 E. Elmwood Ave.

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

gyoung@mbgsd.org

717-375-8014 (Cell)