Dr. Patterson's work focuses on working with classroom teachers on appropriate technology integration.
Professional Title: Associate Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Social media in the classroom; online pedagogies
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Technology in education
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Emerging Technologies; Computers, Technology, and Education
Education: PhD, University of Alabama
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Patterson, S., Bogad, L., Cook, J., Darcy, M., Johnson, J., Tillotson, M. (2008). Finding Our Way as WAC-y Women: Writing Practice & Other Collegial Endeavors. Across the Disciplines 4(1) Patterson, S, Shaver, K. & Wright, V. (2002) Public School & University Partnerships: Problems and Possibilities. The Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education. 1 (1). Selected PresentationsWhere’s My Chalk? Reaching & Teaching Digital Natives, Promising Practices Conference, Rhode Island College, 2008 If They Build It … Using Constructivist Technology Tools in the Classroom, Promising Practices Conference, Rhode Island College, 2007 Using Blogs & Wikis in the K-16 Classroom (with Pete Adamy), A Taste of Technology Conference (RITER Project), Warwick, RI 2007
Dr. Patterson joined the Lesley faculty in 2010. Having been described as an "unapologetic evangelical for the cause of technology in schools," her focus remains on working with classroom teachers on appropriate technology integration. Susan started her professional career as a middle and high school teacher of history and economics. She lived and worked abroad for 10 years in Israel, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.
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