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Past Winners of the Teacher of the Week

Jennifer Brill

   

The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) recognizes Jennifer Brill, associate professor of Learning Sciences and Technologies, for creating challenging yet rewarding learning environments for graduate students in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) that provide authentic experiences, often with real clients, to develop core professional competencies.

Jen integrates strategies such as peer review, mastery, and formative assessment to empower students to develop habits of mind to champion their own learning as they move through life. She calls on team-based project work and student teaching to foster a professional work-learn community among students. She uses learning contracts and electronic survey and journals to understand each student so that she can set the appropriate personal learning challenge.

Currently, Jen teaches courses in instructional design, evaluation, learning technologies integration, and doctoral-level academic writing. She has also taught in the areas of qualitative inquiry and educational psychology.

Jen received the 2012-13 Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. To date, her students have completed over 60 instructional design and evaluation projects for clients in education and industry through her courses. She has authored or co-authored 11 refereed journal articles and four book chapters, and made over 35 conference presentations on teaching and learning. Currently, she is co-authoring a book on assessment strategies aimed at deepening student learning for instructors in higher education.

Homepage: http://www.soe.vt.edu/idt/faculty/brill.html





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