Lucianne Brown, Ph.D., Director TPS Program

  Office Location: G207
  College: COE
  Division of Education

This is my eleventh year at GSU and fourth year as Director of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program ( housed in the College of Education with collaborations with other GSU Colleges, TPS University Partners in the National program, and University of Wisconsin Games and Learning Division.  This is a rewarding position that enables GSU to be a TPS partner in a unique way with the Library of Congress.  In this program, GSU has extended its TPS-GSU professional development program to reach educators in over 55 school districts in South Cook, Will and Kankakee Counties. Our professional development includes EDUC 7212: Digital Primary Sources, and sponsors workshops entitled, Digital Story Telling, Historical Thinking in Primary Sources with Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling (ARIS) and primary sources workshops ranging from beginner to coaching.  This year, the Library of Congress has added special digitization of science primary sources in addition to a plethora of historical and language arts primary sources.   All of our professional development opportunities stress the importance of using primary sources and digital media in their classrooms in accord with Common Core State Standards.  To accomplish this, I trained a team of excellent coaches/and K-12 educators that extend into the schools and proudly travel with some of their middle and high school students to present at international and local conferences. Follow TPS-GSU on Twitter: TPS-GSU

My expertise is in Instructional Design for Online Learning with a research focus in mobile learning and gamification, in which I presented my research in London supporting mobile phone learning in classrooms, when mobile phones were not allowed in classrooms. My background includes teaching biology and computers in grades 6-12 for over 25 years and being the Director of Technology and Learning in one of the 14 Centers in Illinois for seven years.     

In 2013, I was appointed Editor of the online peer-reviewed Journal for Computing Teachers through the International Society of Technology in Education (IST)E that invites research papers about computing teaching, computational thinking, technology innovations in K-16 classrooms and graduate researchers. If you have a research article to be published contact me.

Through my volunteer services with ISTE, I have been awarded the President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award in San Antonio, TX in 2013 and Atlanta, Georgia in 2014. This year I am proud to be a Faculty in Residence at Prairie Place, focusing on civic engagement. 

I am married to Steve Brown, and have two grown children, with seven beautiful grandchildren, living in other regions of the United States.

Skype: luci.sweder

Twitter: docbrown15    

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