Education

Education

B.A. in Sociology

UCLA

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Adjunct Faculty

Chapman University

Courses taught in the College of Educational Studies -

  • Instructional Technology: Science and Mathematics - Spring 2015
  • Educational Applications of Technology - Interterm 2011, Spring 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Interterm 2015, Spring 2015
  • Intro to Educational Research - Summer 2013; 2014
  • Learning Across Boundaries: Power of Cross Disciplinary Curricula - Fall 2011, Interterm 2012, Spring 2012
  • Adult Learning: Theory, Practice, Experience and the Future - Spring 2011, Fall 2011

Service to the College of Educational Services -

  • Managed Social Media efforts 
  • Co-Chair for the Technology Special Interest Group and Research Committee Member for California Council on Teacher Education
  • Served as webmaster for the journal Issues in Teacher Education
Aug 2012 - Present

Elementary Educator

Santa Ana Unified School District

Monte Vista Elementary

  • Grade-levels taught: 4th grade, 3rd grade, and a 2/3 Combo 
  • Support peer-educators with the implementation of ed tech
  • Serve as Learning Innovation Leader for school site 
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014

Faculty Associate

University of Phoenix
  • Part-time faculty for online instruction in the College of Humanities and Sciences
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

Educator

Corona-Norco Unified School District

Various School Sites

  • District - substitute teacher for K-12 classrooms
  • Volunteer - Support teachers' infusion of technology in their classrooms at Chavez Elementary School
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

High School Instructor

Compton Unified School District

Compton High School, Dominguez High School, and Centennial High School

  • Taught independent living skills to high school students in Compton Unified School District, and Adults through Department of Social Services. Lessons included Time Management, Career Planning, Effective Communication, Financial Planning, Basic Nutrition, Personal Safety, Community Exploration and Etiquette.

Publications

Howard, N. R., & Busse, R. T. (2015). The Influence of Parental Involvement on STEM Achievement in Algebra for Female High School Students. In preparation.

Howard, N.R., & Busse, R.T. (2015). The Influences of Mathematics Self-Efficacy, Identity, and Interest on STEM Achievement in Algebra for Female High School Students. In Preparation. 

Howard, N.R. (2015). A Du Boisian-Inspired Perspective of the 21st Century Learner. In Preparation. 

Dabbs, L., & Howard, N. R. (2015). Standing in the Gap: Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources. Corwin Press, A SAGE Publication. Manuscript in preparation.

Howard, N. (2014). Chasing Resources: A Mixed Methods Study of K12 Teachers' Perceptions of Online Professional Development and Communities of Practice. In preparation.

Howard, K. E., Curwen, M. S., Howard, N. R., & Colon-Muniz, A. (2014). Attitudes Toward Using Social Networking Sites in Educational Settings with Underperforming Latino Youth: A mixed methods study. Urban Education.

Howard, N. (2012). I'm not your friend: Social networking in university classes. EDUCAUSE Review Online.

Conference Presentations

Howard, N. R. (2014, March). Tools for Online and Mobile Learning. Session presented at the annual conference of the California Council on Teacher Education. San Jose, CA.

Howard, N., & Howard. K. (2013, April). The Influence of Gender and Socioeconomic Status on Mathematics Evaluation. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Howard, K. E., Curwen, M. S., Howard, N. R., & Colon-Muniz, A. (2013, March). Attitudes Toward Using Social Networking Sites in Educational Settings with Underperforming Latino Youth: A mixed methods study. Poster session at the annual conference of the California Council on Teacher Education. San Jose, CA.

Beggs, S., Howard, N., & Reid, D. (2012, September). Bullying Experiences of Students with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System. Paper to be presented at Annual Meeting of Emerging Scholars Conference. Orange, CA.

Howard, N. (2012, June). Digital Natives Closing the Gap: Using Technology to Increase Achievement. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Diversity Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Howard, N. (2011, January). What's a Global Classroom without Social Networking? Paper presented at the EdCampOC. Orange, CA.