How this site is organized
I have organized this site to reflect the three pillars of a professor's work: teaching, research/scholarship, and service. Each section has items (artifacts) that showcase my expertise and development in these areas, as well as reflective commentary. I have also included sections containing my curriculum vitae, personal tidbits, and consulting information. Also during the next academic year, I will be developing a section based on the Association of Teacher Educators' Standards for Teacher Educators (once the new standards have been approved), as well as the of International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction's standards. Finally, although my portfolio includes artifacts that highlight my expertise, I view my portfolio, and my development, as a work-in-progress. There is always more to learn and areas in which to improve.
Autobiographical statment: Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Director of the Educational Technology Leadership Program in the Department of Educational Leadership at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She earned her doctorate in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education with a graduate specialization designed to prepare technology leaders. She has taught at the elementary school level as a second grade, a science specialist, mentor, and technology teacher in Los Angeles County, California. Her primary research interest is 21st century pedagogies. Her current research interests include one-to-one laptop and tablets initiatives, student engagement and learning through distance education, strategies and models for the effective integration of technology into the curriculum at all academic levels, and the use of digital portfolios for professional development. She has published numerous articles and presented at many conferences. She has co-authored two books about digital portfolios. Her most recent book is entitled, Teaching models: Designing instruction for 21st century learners. She is the co-editor of the Current Practices Section of the journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, and is on the AERA Technology committee. She has also served as an officer in two AERA SIGs: 1) Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning and 2) Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education.