Teaching Portfolio Index


Professional Development Activities

This section summarizes the professional development activities that I have partiicpated in, including workshops attended as part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching and academic conferences attended.


Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Workshops

From the official program website, "The Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) program offers graduate students a chance to demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence through training, evaluation, and recognition." This section lists the workshops I have attended under the CoAT program and provides the accompanying workshop reflections.

Did you teach your dog, Spot, how to whistle? A brief exploration of teaching and learning styles

Facilitator: Prof. Alton Banks, NCSU
Date: Nov. 11, 2006

This workshop provided an introduction to the Felder-Silverman learning styles (Active-Reflective, Sensing-Intuitive, Visual-Verbal and Sequential-Global) and described how these styles represent the different means by which people acquire, process, and relate information.

Reflection paper

Accomodating non-traditional students in the classroom

Facilitator: Erin Robinson, NCSU
Date: Oct. 17, 2007

A non-traditional student is one classified as having any number of traits, such as being over 25, supporting a family, or having a full-time job and attending school part time. The workshop highlighted statistics regarding the rise in the number of non-traditional students, specific challenges these students face, needs they have, and strategies for accommodating those needs.

Reflection paper

Engaging students with effective questioning

Facilitator: Barbie Windom, NCSU
Date: Oct. 26, 2007

This workshop focused on the different types of questions that can be asked (e.g. open-ended vs. closed-ended) and the different scenarios in which they can be used to improve the effectiveness of student-teacher dialogue.

Reflection paper

Using active learning strategies in teaching large classes

Facilitator: Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, NCSU
Date: Mar. 13, 2008

This workshop discussed strategies for overcoming the limitations of using active learning strategies in large classroom with a high number of students, an immovable classroom setup, and/or persons distributed about the classroom.

Reflection paper

Advising as teaching

Facilitators: Erin Robinson and Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, NCSU
Date: Mar. 19, 2008

This workshop provided insights and concrete takeaways on effective organiziational and pedagogical strategies for advising students outside the classroom.

Reflection paper

Classroom assessment techniques

Facilitator: Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, NCSU
Date: Nov. 17-22, 2008

Introduced classroom assessment techniques to help instructors understand what material the students have learned, but more importantly to help the students measure their own progress and encourage them to think critically on whether they are learning or not.

Reflection paper


Academic Conferences

I have been fortunate enough to attend several academic conferences focused on education in computer science and software engineering, including SIGCSE, FIE, CSEE&T and the educator's track at ICSE and the Agile Development Conferece. I have presented research at many of these conferences and assisted in organzing the 2006 Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training.

ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)

SIGCSE is the premier conference on computer science education and is hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education.

Years attended:

  • 2007 (Covington, KY) - Presented research paper
  • 2006 (Houston, TX) - Presented research paper

Agile Development Conference (ADC) Educator's Symposium

The Agile development conference is a gathering of academics and industry practitioners interested in a burgeoning area of software engineering known as agile software development.

Years attended:

  • 2006 (Minneapolis, MN) - Co-authored a research paper
  • 2005 (Denver, CO) - Presented research paper
  • 2004 (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • 2003 (Salt Lake City, UT)

Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)

The CSEE&T focuses on education and training in the software engineering discipline of computer science and offers tracks on industry training and collegiate education.

Years attended:

  • 2008 (Charleston, SC) - Student Volunteers Chair and Registrar
  • 2006 (Turtle Bay, HI) - Presented research paper

Frontiers in Education (FIE)

FIE is a conference sponsored by the IEEE Education Society that brings together educators across multiple engineering disciplines.

Years attended:

  • 2005 (Indianapolis, IN) - Presented research paper

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) Educator's Symposium

ICSE is popularly considered the premier academic conference on software engineering. It is a research-heavy conference with additional tracks for experience reports and an educator's track.

Years attended:

  • 2008 (Leipzig, Germany)
  • 2007 (Minneapolis, MN) - Co-authored a research paper
  • 2005 (St. Louis, MO)

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