Dr. Terry K. Smith
Elementary Pre-Service Teacher Web (smithclass.org)
| University Teaching:
Western Illinois University - Asst. Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Ed Field Supervisor; Social Studies Education 2011-present.
University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL - Visiting Professor, Teacher Education, 2010 – 2011.
Antioch University, Los Angeles - Online Instructor, Educational Technology, MA Education & Teacher Credentialing 2007-2010.
Concordia University, Portland, Oregon - Online Instructor, Educational Technology, MA Teacher Education, 2006-2008.
High School Online:
Zhong Lun Senior High School - Taipei, Taiwan. Invited Online Instructor, Conversational English 2009-2011.
Conference & Publications:
Smith, T. K. (in press). Virtual learning environments. To appear in J. M. Spector (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Smith, T. K. (2014). Incorporating
global projects into teacher education: A look at practices and
perceptions of preservice and mentor teachers. Global Partners in
Education Journal, 4(1), 41.
Smith, T. K.
(2014). Elementary science instruction: Examining a virtual environment
for evidence of learning, engagement, and 21st century competencies. Education
Smith, T. K. (2014). Guiding Elementary Pre-Service Teachers in Global Classroom Projects in Clinical Classrooms to Provide Authentic 21st Century Learning Experiences. EdTechnology Ideas, University of Oregon, Vol 1, No 3.
Smith, T. K. (2013). National Council of the Social Studies, Let the international games begin: Landmark 2013. Saint Louis, Missouri, November 2013.
Smith, T. (2013). Illinois Educational Technology Conference, Immersing and guiding preservice teachers in global projects. Springfield, Illinois, November 2013.
Smith, T. K. (2013). International Society for Technology in Education – Virtual Environments Playground, Using a virtual learning environment to teach history and economics, online, San Antonio, TX, June 2013.
Smith, T. K. (2013). Virtual Worlds
Immersive Learning: The Puebloans of Mesa Verde. In R. McBride & M. Searson
(Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher
Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 2965-2970). Chesapeake, VA:
Smith, T. K. (2012). Social Studies Project-based learning in the
Regular and Inclusive Classroom. International Society of the Social Studies
Conference, Orlando, FL.
Smith, T. K. (2011). Professor-driven Internet Projects with Partner Schools
Provide 21st Century Models for Pre-service Teachers. In M. Koehler & P.
Mishra (Eds.) Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher
Education International Conference 2011. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Project-Based Learning Interviews:
Project-Based Learning Interviews:
ELED 470 Senior Field Work in Elementary Education (Block)
ELED 410 Senior Seminar in Elementary Education
ELED 371 Elementary Education Field Work II
SSED 568 Improving Social Studies Instruction (online)
SSED 495 Teaching With a Global Perspective
SSED 354 Teaching Social Studies in the Primary Grades (ECH)
SSED 365 Teaching Our Heritage
EDUC 392 Classroom Management
EDUC 385 Methods of Teaching Science & Social Studies
EDUC 210 Teaching in a Diverse Society
TEP 519 Educational Technology (online)
TEP 617B Advanced Uses of Educational Technology (online)
EDU 533W Educational Technology (online)
Teaching Approach: Using projects, computers, learning management systems, blogs, wikis, smart phones, and various educational technology tools to stimulate and explore learning in the elementary classroom. I currently run yearly international multi-school projects Kidlink Landmark, and the Global Monster Project.Before Teaching: Technical writer/editor for computer companies including Data General, SAS Institute, Tandem Computers, Solbourne Computers, and Dell Computers. As a technical writer, worked on system administration for networks and operating systems: TCP/IP, Unix, and Linux, Quality Assurance, and User interfaces.