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Garcia, Penny, Ph.D.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Integration of Curriculum and Technology
  • Field-based Collaboratives
  • Problem-centered Faculty Development
  • Social Construction of Meaning
  • Interaction typology in distance education


    Brief Bio:

    I have extensive K-8 experience as both a teacher and and administrator. My 24 years of K-8 teaching have included work with Native American contract tribal schools for Navajo and Northern Pueblo youth. My teaching philosophy with undergraduate and graduate students is firmly rooted in that experience with emphasis on collaboration and problem-based learning. The integration of technology and curriculum in K-12 classrooms provides the perfect fit for my K-8 background and informs the classes I teach as well as my research interests.

    My current research focuses on an emerging three dimensional model of interaction in on-line distant education courses. Additionally, recent grant activities have enabled me to pursue research in the use of problem-centered learning with faculty development.

    Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: Fall 1998
    Years of P-12 Experience: 24 Years

    Classes Typically Taught:

    • Integrating Technology in the Classroom
    • Instructional Technology
    • The Internet as an Instructional Tool
    • Children's Literature
    • Multimedia Design & Production
    • On-line courses for UW System School Library Educators' Consortium


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