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Dr. Michele Garabedian Stork

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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

 

Dr. Stork is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a published author and has presented nationally in the areas of instructional technology and instructional design, best practices in online teaching and learning, informal learning, and personalized learning technologies. Her current research interests include building multicultural awareness in pre-service teachers using online, synchronous technology, examining the impact of UDL supports in online learning environments, virtual learning experiences on group work and student learning, and the impact of digital learning on teaching practice.

 

Dr. Stork is a professionally certified K-12 educator in Florida and currently serves as an Executive Board Member and President-elect in the School and Media Technology division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). She is also on the leadership council for the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.

 

Dr. Stork believes her purpose is to create a collaborative, engaging learning environment where she facilitates students in active inquiry and discovery that promotes opportunities for authentic learning.

 

Please see an overview of Dr. Stork's professional accomplishments below. For a complete list, please view her curriculum vitae.

EDUCATION

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (2012)
Dissertation: “Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Culturally Customized School Web Site”

 

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology (2006)
Thesis: “How Can a Culturally Responsive School Web Site Increase Parental Involvement?”

 

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH 
B.S. in Business Studies (2003)

TEACHING

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Assistant Professor, Educational Technology
Department of Educational Technology, Leadership & Research, College of Education

 

Graduate coursework taught:

  • Current trends in educational technology
  • Educational media resources
  • Instructional design for e-learning
  • Integrating technology into instruction
  • Introduction to educational technology
  • Managing educational technology projects
  • Professional internship and practicum
  • Teaching in a virtual setting
  • Universal Design for Learning

 

Undergraduate coursework taught:

  • Introduction to technology for educators

RESEARCH

Current Research:

  • Building multicultural awareness in pre-service teachers using online, synchronous technology.
  • The holistic evaluation modeling of hybrid and virtual learning in teacher education.
  • Examining the impact of UDL supports in online learning environments.
  • Virtual learning experiences on group work and student learning.
  • The impact of digital learning on teaching practice.

GRANTS

Wang, C.X., Kenny, R., Stork, M., Zalewski, J, & Liu, J. (2016). Building up an interdisciplinary virtual/cyber-physical STEM lab for informal and individualized learning. Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education at Beijing Normal University. $20,000. Co-PI. Grant Project No.: AICFE-IO-017.

 

Kenny, R. & Garabedian Stork, M. (2014-2015). Florida Department of Education: Florida Standards Consortium Grant. Learning Tools for FL State Standards. $386,000. Development of online professional development modules in support of four of the tools being developed to support K-12 teachers with implementation of Florida State Standards.

PUBLICATIONS

Zhang, J., Wang. X, Evers, J. & Stork, M. (2017). A longitudinal study on student’s feeling and learning behavior of virtual learning in teacher education. In Zhang. M., Jong, M., Chan, T. Yu, S., Wu, F., Li, B., Chen, W., et.al (2017). The 21st Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education 2017, pp. 557-560, Beijing Normal University Press, Beijing, China.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2017). Cognitize your course: Technology tools to optimize cognition in online learning. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 184-188). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2016, December 15) Review of the book Is Technology Good for Education, by N. Selwyn. Journal of Educational Research. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2016.1253948

 

Garabedian Stork, M., Wang, C.X., & Rose, A. (2015). Global perspectives on BYOD: A reflection on the EdMedia 2015 conference. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 59, 13-14. doi: 10.1007/s11528-015-0898-y

 

Wang, C.X., Stork, M. & Rose, A. (2015). Explore Self-Guided Learning in MUVES: A Case Study in Second Life. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 1812-1817). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Kenny, R. & Garabedian Stork, M. (2015) Mediamorphosis: Transitioning K-12 media centers into 21st century learning commons. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. ). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2015, April 28) Review of the book Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology, by M. Miller. Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 108, Issue 3, 295.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2015). Agents in informal e-learning. In J. M. Spector, D. Ifenthaler, T. E. Johnson, W. C. Savenye, & M. M. Wang (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (pp. 22-24). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014). Is it time to stop filtering the internet at school? Learning & Leading with Technology (L&L), Vol. 41, No. 4, 6-7.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2012) Evaluating the effectiveness of a culturally customized school website. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations and Theses. (Order No. 3532362).

PRESENTATIONS

Garabedian Stork, M. & Stratton, R. (2017, November). [Accepted] Collaborative partnerships for mediamorphosis. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Hale, P., Brynteson, K., Karlin, M., Garabedian Stork, M., & Huett, K. (2017, November). [Accepted] The development of a multi-disciplinary online learning space repository. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. & Johnston, V., (2017, September). [Accepted] Tools in Canvas to enhance critical thinking. Lucas Symposium: Showcasing Creative Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL.

 

Zhang, J., Wang, X., Evers, J., & Garabedian Stork, M. (2017, June). A longitudinal study on student’s feeling and learning behavior of virtual learning in teacher education. Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2017), Bejing, China.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2017, March). Cognitize your class: Technology tools to optimize cognition in online learning. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 2017, Austin, TX

 

Wang, C.X., Garabedian Stork, M., & Vasquez, S. (2016, October). Communities of practice in action with international participants: Using synchronous technology as a platform. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Kenny, R., Wang, C.X., & Garabedian Stork, M. (2016, October). Using stackable certificates and badging in support of counteracting the growing teacher shortage. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2016, September). Tweech to Learn: Teachers Taming Twitter. Lucas Symposium: Showcasing Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. & Johnston, V. (2016, September). Technology tools to cognitively optimize the online learning environment. 2016 Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Zhang, J., Cheek, D., Wang, X., Rose, A., & Stork, M. (2016, April). The holistic evaluation model for hybrid and virtual learning in teacher education. Annual meeting of the Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association, Washington, DC.

 

Garabedian Stork, M., & Johnston, V. (2016, January). Technology tools to cognitively optimize the learning environment. Future Education Technology Conference (FETC), Orlando, FL.

 

Wang, C.X., Garabedian Stork, M., Anstadt, S., & Salapska-Gelleri, J. (2015, November). Self-guided learning of individuals and pairs in Second Life: A case study. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Garabedian Stork, M. (2015, October). Immersed in Authentic Learning. Teaching Professor Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Kenny, R., Gunter, G., & Garabedian Stork, M. (2015, September). Glasses in classes: An exploration study to determine the efficacy of using smart glasses and mobile first learning in educational environments. 2015 Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Wang, C.X., Garabedian Stork, M., & Rose, A. (2015, June). Exploring self-guided learning in MUVES: A case study in Second Life. EdMedia 2015: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Kenny, R., & Garabedian Stork, M. (2015, June). Mediamorphosis: Transitioning K-12 media centers into 21st century learning commons. EdMedia 2015: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Kenny, R., & Garabedian Stork, M. (2015, May). The Internet of things (IoT). National Digital Learning Institute, Naples, FL.

 

Salapska-Gelleri, J., Anstadt, S., Wang, C.X., & Garabedian Stork, M. (2015, March). Exploration and learning in the Second Life virtual world: Depth of processing of paired and individual experiences. International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SERVICE

Service to the Profession:

  • President-Elect, Division of School and Media Technology (SMT), Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT)
  • Executive Board Member and Communications Chair, Division of School and Media Technology (SMT), Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT)
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Educational Policies & Current Practices (JEPCP)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Game-Supported Interactive Learning (JGSIL)

Service to the University:

  • Chair, College of Education Technology Committee
  • Chair, College of Education Graduate Curriculum & Policy Committee
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Program Committee
  • Member, Faculty Senate Technology Committee
  • Member, Faculty Senate Graduate Curriculum Committee
  • Dissertation Committee Member, College of Education
  • Doctoral Program Advisor, College of Education
  • Graduate Assistant Supervisor, College of Education Doctoral Candidates
  • Judge, Florida Gulf Coast University Research Day (2016)

Service to the Community:

  • Leadership Council, Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
  • Member, Business Advisory Committee, Dunbar High School
  • Regional Judge, Sun Region, Florida Odyssey of the Mind
  • State Judge, Florida Odyssey of the Mind
  • Member, District Strategic Planning Committee, Lee County Public Schools (2014-2015)
  • Mentor, Student Advocacy and Mentoring Partnership (STAMP), Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
  • Mentor, Take Stock in Children (2014-2015)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Professional Educator's Certificate #882262, Florida Department of Education (Educational Media Specialist PK-12, Business Education 6-12, Marketing 6-12)
  • Google Certified Educator
  • Member, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Member, Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT)
  • Member, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Member, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Member, Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders (FCITL)
  • Member, Online Learning Consortium (formerly The Sloan Consortium)
  • Member, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
  • Member, Text and Academic Authors Association
  • Phi Gamma Sigma
  • Member, The Network for Public Education