MAKERS ONLINE PD SERIES
Creating Blended and e-Learning... Where Relationships Rule - (Chris Riley)
Join Chris for another webinar from the heart. On this journey you will reflect on the idea of some of the needed ingredience for blended and e-Learning that goes beyond the technology. Explore the idea of why building both relationships and culture is important online. We practice this in the physical class and also need to be even more aware in the online environment. Take a moment to review both imporant online techniques and best practice. Putting a practice of culture and relationship building in the online classroom can make a difference in every student's learning.
About Chris Riley
Chris Riley graduated from Indiana University with a BS and MS in Education, with a Reading Specialist endorsement. She has served as a classroom instructor and the Literacy Coordinator K-12 for Southwest Allen County Schools. She initiated and provided varied and on-going professional development opportunities to bring balanced literacy to the district K-8. She also assisted with initiating RtI and its implementation K-5 in the district. In addition, she provided literacy professional development and coaching for content area teachers . Past and current experiences include developing and writing district literacy curriculum and professional development in implementation of state standards. She worked to provide professional development to the district in the use of 1:1 laptops and Project Based Learning K-12. WIth Mike Gorman, she developed district in-service days for all secondary teachers. She currently serves as a SACS district consultant. In addition, Chris serves on the Executive Board of the Northeast Literacy Council and the Indiana State Reading Association. Both boards provide a variety of professional learning opportunities for teachers, and Chris has presented for both organizations. Chris has taught a variety of graduate level courses for Valparaiso University for teachers pre-K-12, and recently created, designed, and co-wrote the on-line secondary MAT for the University of St. Francis. She also designed and wrote placement tests for two initial courses. She currently teaches those courses and supervises student teachers for the university. Her awards include Southwest Allen County Teacher of the Year, and a scholarship to partner with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to bring Creating Original Opera with Children into the classroom. Currently the Embassy Theater hosts a summer camp (SCORE) that she helped initiate and served as an instructor for middle schoolers based on that project. Chris’ passion is bringing authentic learning experiences into the classroom that facilitate 21st century skills and hands-on, student empowering education.