Hi, I’m Ruth! I have enjoyed and still am enjoying a professional career that has kept me on the innovative side of things. I completed my master’s degree in ESL and Cultural Diversity and my PhD in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT).
During that time, I studied under Jim Cummins, PhD, a global expert in bilingualism and Marlene Scardamelia, PhD, and Cark Bereiter, PhD, experts in knowledge building and applied learning. Through funding provided by LINC and HRDC, Canada, I created fully online learning platforms and programs for foreign-trained professionals and adult English language learners, still used across Canada.
I have researched the benefits of new instructional and technology-rich learning designs. I have taught K-12 teachers in TN and IL and developed faculty training opportunities for career faculty here in the US and internationally. I am currently consulting with international universities in curriculum design and delivery and the uses of newer technology to support instruction. My focus continues to be on teacher and student success and I believe that technology can really help us in attaining those goals. Additionally, coding can support students in attaining skills they will need soon for employment and professional success.
I am excited to work with you as we explore the most efficient and effective ways to help students develop high-level thinking, as well as creative and innovative design skills. Welcome to a potentially powerful partnership!