Our courses are taught by an outstanding team of MSU adjunct faculty, many of whom are:
- K-12 classroom teachers themselves who have experience using educational technology in the classroom
- Graduates from our certificate program
- Exceptionally skilled in educational technology
- Winners of awards such as technology Teacher of the Year from the Michigan Association of Computer-Related Technology Users in Learning (MACUL) and the national award of the International Society for Technology in Education
This quarter’s instructor spotlight is . . .
Susan Wright , Special Education Instructor, Community Education Director in Durand and an MSU Educational Technology Instructor
Susan graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan with an undergraduate degree in Special Education/Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. In 1988 she received a Masters degree in Special Education from Michigan State University. She currently holds a Continuing Teaching Certificate for Special Education K-12, Elementary Education (K-6), as well as a State Department of Education granted endorsement in Early Childhood Education. She is recently became a certified state level LETRS Trainer.
The start of the 2005 school year begins Susan’s 31st year in Special Education and her third year as Durand’s Community Education Director. In 1990 Susan purchased her first computer and quickly began to think of ways to incorporate technology into her classroom setting. College level technology classes quickly followed as did membership on the school district’s Technology Committee at both the building and district level. She assisted in the writing of the Technology portion of the Durand School District’s Strategic Plan. Susan currently is the Site Coordinator for a 3rd through 8th Grade after-hours computer clubhouse for Durand Area students. In addition to working with children, Susan has been a CEP Educational Technology instructor for Michigan State University for the past 5 years. She also has been providing after-hours technology instruction for teaching professionals for the Shiawassee Regional Service District for the past 3 years. Susan finds great joy in helping others learn how to use computers and related technologies to enhance their own learning and personal growth.
Susan is extremely interested in how technology can be used in concert with Multiple Intelligence Theory, Brain-based Learning Theory, and Project-based Learning to impact classroom practices and student achievement levels.