Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Dr. Will Show - The Age of the Connected Educator with Dr. Lauren Tucker
On this episode, I hangout with Dr. Lauren Tucker, and we chat about her research in teachers using a Twitter-supported personal learning network for professional growth.
Dr. Tucker is a certified special education and regular education teacher and is currently a practicing assistive technology (AT) specialist at a regional educational service center in Connecticut. In addition to providing AT services across Connecticut, she is also an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Post University. At SCSU, Dr. Tucker works with undergraduate students in the teacher preparation program and graduate students with an AT concentration.
While conducting her research on teachers’ use of a Twitter personal learning network (PLN) and professional decision making, she developed a preliminary model of professional decision making, , to support schools and teachers when introducing new tools or strategies. After completing her research and graduating with her Ed.D. in 2016 she presented her research and corresponding model at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference and the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference. She is passionate to support continued teacher learning and student empowerment through the use of technology.