Hello all! My name is Laura and I am an Ohioan who avidly enjoys snowboarding, outdoor adventures, creative outlets, and reading. I am pursuing my M.Ed. in Higher Education with a specialization in Instructional Design and Technology through Liberty University and hope to acquire my degree by May 2019. I have my teaching license in Secondary English Language Arts and I love working with young adult students to help them recognize their strengths and succeed in their ambitions. Recently, I completed a year of service with AmeriCorps as a college guide where I advised both high school and college students.
Like most people, I use technology on a daily basis and appreciate the valuable integration of education and technology. In particular, I enjoy creative, interactive platforms like Google Drive, Canva, and Microsoft Office, especially when designing presentations, constructing lessons, or organizing data. I am very excited to begin my educational technology courses and further develop skills and tools that will undoubtedly be useful in our rapidly advancing digital society. I hope these courses will give me a better understanding of trends and issues in educational technology so that I can actively stay informed and engage in present and future discussions.