Katrina Schultz

Katrina Schultz

Work experience

Work experience

Peer Trainer

Girard School District

Provided in-service training to faculty in the following areas:

  • 10/2011 - 1/2012  oTPD Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Middle School Teachers:  designed and facilitated an online, 12 week professional development course for middle school teachers.
  • 9/2011 - 5/2012  Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for High School Teachers:  Designed and conducted a year long professional development for high school teachers.
  • 11/21/2011:  Using Moodle in your Classroom:  Introduced the basics and potential of Moodle in the classroom.
  • 2/18/2011 - Social Bookmarking and O.E.R.: Introductory presentation to the uses of Diigo in the classroom and various Open Educational Resources.
  • 1/25/2010 - S.A.S. Toolbox: introductory presentation to the school district about the S.A.S. Toolbox.  Follow-up, small group training sessions scheduled for fall 2010.
  • 10/21/2009 - Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Large and small group presentations to all Middle and High School faculty. Rationale and techniques.
  • 6/13/2009 - Using the Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom.  Small group sessions. Introduction to the Whiteboard and Science Class Applications

Sep 1993 - Present

Chemistry Teacher and Technology Mentor

Girard School District
  • Teach Academic, Honors, AP, and Organic Chemistry.
  • Assist faculty with technology issues. Serve as a liaison between the faculty and the IT staff.
  • Serve as an administrator for Study Island for the high school teachers.


Jun 2010 - Present


University of Florida

I am currently a doctoral student at the University of Florida. This is a hybrid program with both online and face-to-face components. My cognate areas of student are online learning and K-12 technology integration. My qualifying project focuses on teacher professional development and technology integration.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010


Wilkes University

This program focused on the integration of technology into the classroom.  Courses included Web 2.0 utilization, video production, digital media in the classroom and differentiated instruction through technology as well as theory based courses such as cognition and technology and utilizing technology to support creativity.  All instruction was delivered online through Moodle.

Jun 1996 - Jun 2001

Gannon University

Graduate level courses in educational technology  and educational theory completed (27 credits).

Technology Integration

A brief sample of technology utilized regularly in the classroom:

  • Promethean Board: Used daily as a means of presentation as well as integration for formative learning.
  • Movie Production (MovieMaker or Photostory): Students create movies for lab reports, as part of jigsawing instruction and for unit reviews.
  • Edublogger: Students maintain daily summary of the class. Also used to report "Chemistry in the News."  Both of these are efforts to incorporate writing across the curriculum.
  • Blackboard: Utilized as a instructional delivery system and test portal. Wimba virtual classroom also utilized for after school "office hours."
  • Wikispaces: Used both as a collaboration space for projects and as a resource page for honors chemistry (see sidebar link).
  • Yodio: Utilized by students to visually and orally present a solution to a problem.
  • Inspiration: Students create mindmaps of vocabulary terms at the conclusion of each chapter.


I am currently a high school chemistry teacher and a doctoral student with a focus in professional development, online learning and K-12 technology integration. Having been on the student end of online learning for my Master's program and now further investigating the theory and techniques behind educational technology, I am interested in pursuing a focus on professional development relating to teacher education and technology integration or blended learning environments for students.

Professional Organizations

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology(AECT)
  • Association for Curriculum and Supervision Development (ASCD)
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • National Association of Science Teachers (NSTA)

Conference Presentations

Accepted to present at 2012 NSTA National Conference, Indianapolis, IN March, 2012

  • Pss't OER Here!!

3CsECT Conference, August 3-4, 2011

  • Pss't OER Here!!

3CsECT Conference, August 2, 2010

  • Enhancing Literacy Through Technology
  • Alternative Assessments in the Science Classroom


  • 2007 - Named Keystone Technology Integrator.
  • 2010 - 2011 Awarded Fellowship with Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education.
  • 2011 - Received $1000 grant from Beyond Question Learning to purchase student response system for classroom.