Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
KAREN FORD is an associate professor of curriculum in educational studies. She has been an active proponent of technology integration in both teacher education and k-12 instruction for over 15 years. Throughout her 20 years at BSU, she has worked with districts and individual schools in helping teachers learn to use technology to enhance their instruction. She provided leadership in the design, development and implementation of the graduate level online courses that are being used in several online masters degree programs. She is a 2011 graduate of the Sloan-C Teaching Online Certification program with the specialty of design & delivery. In the last 3 years, she has been active in the STEM teacher-training program offered through the funding of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. In this program, she works with post-baccalaureate science and math professionals who have decided to enter the world of high school teaching. It is in this capacity that she has designed and continues to research a blended learning approach to teacher training and professional development. A second research interest targets the integration of more effective clinical components for undergraduate secondary ed teacher preparation.