Professional Development, Goal Setting, Education, Disability, Faith
I love when teachers learn about a new technology that will help them in the classroom. As an adjunct professor, I have taught several classes to undergraduate and graduate students including: Technology in the K-12/5-12 Classroom, Design and Preparation of Multimedia Presentations, and Providing Leadership in Educational Technology for K-12 Schools. I have worked for both St. Cloud State University and Bethel University. I have also led professional development workshops for Resource, Training, and Solutions.
C. S. Lewis said, "You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream." This 45-minute workshop takes attendees through the process of exploring their passions, so they can plan and pursue their goals. This was presented at the Toastmaster's District 6 Spring Conference.
I am a licensed school library media specialist, assistant professor, and life-long learner! I love speaking to students, teachers, and educators of all kinds! I have given presentations at: St. Cloud State University, Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota, Minnesota Elementary School Principal’s Association, and Resource Training and Solutions Paraprofessional Conference.
I have lived with disability my whole life, having been born with cerebral palsy in 1984. I wrote a book about my experience called Walking with Tension, and have spent time with others who have been impacted by disability volunteering at Joni & Friends Family retreats. Previous experiences speaking on this topic include: College of St. Benedicts/St. John’s University, United Cerebral Palsy of Central MN, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, St. Michael Elementary, and Sunset Hill Elementary.
Faith has always been an important part of my life. I enjoy sharing my story at churches and faith-based organizations. I have spoken at: Hope Covenant Church, Servant of Christ Lutheran Church, TreeHouse, Church of the Open Door, The Blessing House, and This Good Word podcast.