Associate Professor, Technology Education
This page is a resource for students
My goal as a teacher is to contribute
to a stimulating and supportive environment where students can become actively
engaged in their own work and be challenged to surpass their own expectations.
The teacher/student relationship relies on a mutual
agreement that each will devote time and attention towards achieving growth.
Learning is not a passive activity. I believe that learning is most meaningful
and exciting when an individual comes to an understanding on their own--as
in a discovery. A teacher can supply direction, encourage inquiry, and
offer support, but the best education is self-education. Teachers assist
but students must ultimately find their own way to realize their full potential.
It is my aim that through the active participation
in class my students will discover:
new insights about their abilities and themselves;
create life-long interests that will sustain them;
experience a creative process that they will be able
to use throughout their lives.
I hope that each student achieves fulfillment
by producing work that contains value and integrity. Each studentís success
is important to me and contributes to my own excitement for teaching and
Credit for ideas and inspiration to Mary Louise
Resident Ceramist at Frog Hollow, Vermont
246: Graphic Arts Technology
Graphic Arts Technology is an introductory class in photography,
screen printing, and offset lithography. Students create work using computers
to generate copy for printing. Software used includes CorelDraw8 and PhotoPaint.
For specific class information consult the website
for assignments, and resources/links.
351: Ceramics: The Art and Craft of Clay
Ceramics is an introductory class in
clay. Students create work using the potters wheel and hand building techniques.
For specific class information consult the course syllabus, calendar, assignments,
and resources/links on the TED 351 homepage.
461: Communication Technology
Communication Technology includes a variety of experiences
related to communication. Assignments include Animation, Audio Production, PowerPoint,
Video, Lasers, and the development of a Homepage. For specific class information
consult the course syllabus, calendar, assignments, and resources/links on the
TED 461 homepage.
758: Teaching Creative Problem Solving
The development of creative problem solving abilities
are among the most important abilities to develop in students today. The rate
of change that is expected to occur in present and future societies will require
citizens who are flexible, adaptable, and have the capacity to think creatively.
To be able to effectively teach creative problem solving concepts, this course
provides teachers with the opportunity to study the research associated with
creativity and apply these theories to implement a creative problem solving
program. For specific class information consult the syllabus,
[pdf syllabus], calendar,
assignments, and resources/links.
This page last updated on January 14, 2004