Patrick Bell

Educational Psychology, Counseling and Human Development

GA/Instructor/Assistant Program Coordinator
Mail Stop 281, University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada 89557-0213

WRB 3017 (775) 527-1931

pbell@unr.edu

 

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2007 - Present  

University of Nevada, Reno, NV
  PhD Candidate Educational Psychology, Counseling, & Human Development / Information Technology in Education
Education Specialist K-12 School Administration
 
Current Teaching Courses:

EPY 330A/B Principles of Educational Psychology - Elementary/Secondary: Overview of the psychology of learning, motivation, growth and development, personality dynamics and social adjustment. Field experience required during course: a) elementary; b) secondary.

CEP 705 Advanced Human Growth and Development: Emphasis on implications of human growth and development for the curriculum. Application and examples directed to the teaching profession.

CEP 758 Multimedia and Presentation Technology in Education: Trends, issues and skills in multimedia and presentation hardware and software in educational settings.

 

Current Teaching Assistant Courses:

 

CEP 640 Educational Measurement and Statistics: Basic statistical methods in the field of education and related disciplines. Emphasis on role of statistics in behavioral research; meets certification requirements for those areas in education requiring a background in statistical understandings.http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/maddux/madduxindex.html

CEP 740 Advanced Educational Measurement and Statistics: Second course designed for the student planning to contribute research findings of their own design. Refinement of inferential statistical methods introduced in CEP 640. http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/maddux/madduxindex.html

 

 

 

Current Position held:

 

Assistant Coordinator for Educational Psychology Program Assessment: Assisting CEP faculty by coordinating graduate student orientation meeting for program assessment testing and portfolio review process for incoming M.S., M.Ed., and Ed.S. students. Preparing submitted application folders for entering graduate student candidates for departmental faculty review and approval. Administering pre-comprehensive exams and comprehensive exams.

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Teaching and assisting in teaching of CEP graduate and undergraduate courses for the Department of Educational Psychology. Assisting in the design, development, and maintenance of online courses via WebCampus.

Academic Data Specialist: Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. Analyzing and reporting standardized test results for SAT, ACT, PSAT, HSPE, HSPT, and AP exams.

Statistical Analysis Consultant for Washoe County School District: Analyzing and presenting results for WCSD ongoing Safe and Drug Free Schools program.

 

 

Education:

 

2007 - Present

University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV

 

PhD Candidate Educational Psychology, Counseling, & Human Development / Information Technology in Education

 

Education Specialist K-12 School Administration

   

 

Coursework completed:

 

-CEP 605 Counseling and Information Technology

-CEP 740 Advanced Educational Measurement and Statistics

-EL 700 Basic Principles of Education Administration

 

-CEP 619 Independent Study in Information Technology in Education (Wimba Voice Tools)

-CEP 741 Applied Research Design and Analysis in Education I

-EL 701 Administraton of School Staff Personel

 

-CEP 620 Career Development in Information Technology

-CEP 743 Applied Research Design and Analysis in Education II

-EL 703 Administration / Curriculum Improvement

 

-CEP 625 Design of Online Teaching and Learning

-CEP 758 Multimedia and Presentation Technology in Education

-EL 710 The Principalship

 

-CEP 636 Cognitive Learning

-CEP 790 Research and Publication in Information Technology

-EL 715 001 Supervision/Evaluation of Teaching

 

-CEP 640 Educational Measurement and Statistics

-CEP 790 Neurological Foundations of Learning / Behavior Disorders

-EL 727 Seminar in School Finance

 

-CEP 700 Introduction to Educational Research

-CEP 790 Neurology and Learning

-EL 735 002 Law and Public Education

 

-CEP 705 Advanced Human Growth and Development

-CEP 790 Reaserch in Information Technology in Education

-EL 734 Special Education Law

 

-CEP 720 Instructional Design and Information Technology

-PSY 706 Intermediate Statistics I -EL 743 Public Relations for Schools
  -CEP 725 Assessment of Information Technology in Education -IS 746 Advanced Project Management

-EL 746 Data Based Decision Making

  -CEP 738 Learning Theories in Education  

-EL 785 001 Survey Research

 

 

 

-EL 798 007 Internship

   

2004 - 2006 

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

MA Education Instructional Technologies

 

 

 

Coursework completed: -ITEC 823 Instructional Multi-Media

-ITEC 770 Instructional Videography

-ITEC 852 Training/Learning in Organizations

-ISED 797Methods Educational Research

-ITEC 854 Design of Print Based Instruction

-ITEC 800 Theory of Instructional Technology

ITEC 894 Creative Work (Thesis)

-ITEC 801 Instructional Systems Design

-ITEC 899 Independant Study in Instructional Technologies

-ITEC 815 Integrating Instructional Computing

-HED 685 Project in Online Teaching

-ITEC 816 Computer Resource Specialist

 

 

 

1997 - 2000

University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV

 

BA in Education General Science/Computers in Education

 

 

 

CEP/CIS coursework completed:  

-CEP 411 Programming Languages in Information Technology

 

-CEP 413 Computer Telecommunications in Education

 

-CEP 412 Methods of Information Teaching

 

-CEP 417 Field Work/Practicum in Information Technology

 

 

 

Credentials:

 

 

NV State Teaching Credential License #57660

 

 Authorized Field: Science: General Science (K-12) Adult / Biology (7-8) / Physical Science (7-8)

 

 Supplementary Authorization: Computer Applications (K-12)

 

 

Teaching / Professional Experience:

 

 

2007 - Present

University of Nevada, Reno

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Teaching, grading, providing feedback and assisting in Internet-based Distance Education for students enrolled in online elementary and secondary Educational Psychology courses. Assisting in the teaching of multi-media integration / instructional design courses for the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology.

 

 

 

Extended Studies/Independent Learning Instructor: Teaching, grading, providing feedback in Internet-based Distance Education for students enrolled in online CEP 705 Advance Human Growth and Development course.

 

 

2010 - Present Academic Data Specialist: Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. Analyzing and reporting standardized test results for SAT, ACT, PSAT, HSPE, HSPT, and AP exams.
   

2008-2010

Davidson Academy Pre-Algebra/Algebra I Teacher: The Davidson Academy of Nevada is a free public school for profoundly gifted middle and high school students. The middle school English course covers critically reading and analytical writing skills as well as develops students abilities to infer, think abstractly, and as draw logical conclusions.

 

 

2007-2009

Upward Bound Instructor: Design, development, and teaching of multi-disciplinary technology integration courses to high school students enrolled in the Upward Bound program at the University of Nevada, Reno. SAT/ACT Prep: The goal of the program is to prepare Juniors and Seniors enrolled in the University of Nevada's Upward Bound program for taking the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. The course teaches students test taking strategies, time management, and reviews test content.

 

 

2009 -2011 Statistical Analysis Consultant for Washoe County School District: Analyzing and presenting results for WCSD ongoing Safe and Drug Free Schools program.
   

2001 - 2007

Department of Catholic Schools St. Stephen School, San Francisco, CA

 

Math/Science Department Chair / Technology Coordinator: Teaching Elementary /Secondary Mathematics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, General Science, Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Design/development of schools computer lab, upgrading / maintenance of hardware/software, development of computer curriculum, professional development training of faculty / staff, author of school technology plan.

 

 

2005 - 2007

Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Teaching, grading, providing feedback and assisting in Internet-based Distance Education for students enrolled in online secondary Health Education coursework for teachers.

 

 

2005 - 2007

Department of Catholic Schools, San Francisco, CA

 

Professional Development Instructor: Design, development, and implementation of professional development workshops for teachers using MSOffice (MSWord, PowerPoint, and Excel), Video/Photo (i-Movie, i-Photo).

 

 

2005 - 2007

Department of Catholic Schools, San Francisco, CA

 

Math/Science Curriculum Expert: Serving as a reference for math/science teachers working for the Department of Catholic Schools, advising on curriculum and standards development for middle/elementary mathematics and science.

 

 

2001 - 2007 

Educate, Inc: San Francisco, CA

 

Math/Science/Reading Specialist: Providing supplementary teaching to students enrolled in math/science/reading programs (K-12).

SAT/HSPT Prep: Preparing junior high and high school students for taking the Verbal/Math sections of the SAT/HSPT high school and college entrance exams.

 

 

2001 - 2007 

National Society of Professional Engineers / National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Golden Gate Chapter

 

MATHCOUNTS Coach: National math enrichment, coaching & competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state & territory.

 

 

Workshops Taught:

 

 

2007 - 2008

Upward Bound: University of Nevada, Reno

 

 

 

Multi-Media Technology: Teaching multi-media technology to incoming freshman for integrating technology into the high school curriculum. Workshop focus on the use of Excel in science and mathematics, Photoshop elements in art, and Windows Movie maker in the social sciences. .

 

 

 

SAT/ACT Prep: The goal of the program is to prepare Juniors and Seniors enrolled in the University of Nevada's Upward Bound program for taking the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. The course teaches students test taking strategies, time management, and reviews test content.

 

 

 

Internet Based Digital Storytelling using Windows Movie Maker: The creation of digital storytelling using still images, text, and music using web based image search and Windows Movie Maker. Participating students learned effective methods of gathering digital images from the internet, inserting images and music into video editing software, techniques for creating titles, transitions, and video effects, as well as appropriate reference attribution and presentation methods for digital storytelling in the classroom.

 

 

2005 - 2007

Department of Catholic Schools, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

MSWord for Teachers: Professional development workshop for K-12 teachers working for the Department of Catholic schools on the use of MSWord in the classroom.

 

 

 

PowerPoint Presentations: Professional development workshop for K-12 teachers working for the Department of Catholic schools on the use of PowerPoint presentations  in the classroom, creating an interactive Jeopardy PowerPoint student review game.

 

 

 

Excel Grade books and Graphs: Professional development workshop for K-12 teachers working for the Department of Catholic schools on the use of Excel to create grade books, tables, and graphs for science.

 

 

 

i-Movie Creating Teacher/Student Videos: Professional development workshop for K-12 teachers working for the Department of Catholic schools on the use of i-Movie for student inter-discipline video projects.

 

 

 

i-Photo Creating Teacher/Student Storybooks: Professional development workshop for K-12 teachers working for the Department of Catholic schools on the use of i-Photo to edit photo, create slideshows with music, create student storybooks.

 

 

 

PowerPoint Slideshows: Professional development workshop for K-12 teachers working for the Department of Catholic schools on the use of PowerPoint to create slide show video presentations.

 

 

Committees:

 

 

 

2004-2007 

St. Stephen School, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

WCEA/WASC Accreditation School Self Study Committee: The school's self-study, visiting committee's report,  providing evidence that the school is accomplishing stated purposes and functions, identifying appropriate level of quality standards in accordance with the WASC criteria adopted by the Accrediting Commission.

 

 

 

WASC/WCEA Process for School Improvement Leadership Team: Coordinating department chairs, compiling WASC documentation, meeting with the WASC committee, emphasizing school strengths and areas of development.  

 

 

 

Technology Committee Chair: Chair Technology Committee, design, development, and implementation of schools technology plan, acquisition of resources/funding to build school technology lab, coordination of administrative, parent, faculty, and staff liaisons, teaching/coordinating professional development for administration, faculty, and staff. 

 

 

 

School Governance Committee: Analyzing hierarchical structure of school administrative, faculty, supplementary staff. Developing job descriptions, duties and responsibilities, inter-departmental communications protocol, faculty/parent/student communication protocols.

 

 

 

Finance Committee Chair: Chair Finance Committee process for school improvement, building and grounds, technology development, staff development, repairs and maintenance.

 

 

 

Chair Mathematics in-depth study: Analysis of school's elementary and junior high mathematics program in conjunction with California State and Archdiocesan standards, reviewing student strengths/weaknesses in IOWA standardized testing, recommending textbooks and methods of differentiating instruction for special needs learners.   

 

 

 

Chair Science in-depth study: Analysis of school's elementary and junior high general, earth, life, and physical science programs in conjunction with California State and Archdiocesan standards, implementing methods of integrating technology into the science curriculum, development of life and physical science/technology classes for middle school students.

 

 

 

RADARS: Riverside Assessment Data Reporting Service IOWA Student Testing Analyst: ITBS Score Reports, Classroom and Individual student profiles, Special needs No Child left Behind , differentiated instruction profile, strengths and weakness in curriculum, development of action plans. Individual Longitudinal profile, group longitudinal profile,  group performance profile, Standard stanine, grade equivalent, National percentile rankings for administrative/faculty review.

 

 

2006-2007

Department of Catholic Schools, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

Technology Committee: Reviewing and approving technology plans for primary/secondary schools within the Archdiocese of San Francisco covering schools within San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties.

 

 

 

Science Guidelines Committee: Revising and updating Science Content Standards for the elementary/secondary parochial schools in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties.

 

 

 

Science Textbook Adoption Committee: Revising and updating Science Content Standards for the elementary/secondary parochial schools in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties.

 

 

Published Papers / Educational Websites:

 

 

 

Bell, P. (2008). An Instructional Design Approach for Integrating Digital Storytelling into the Classroom using iMovie. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 883-888). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. www.editlib.org/d/27283/proceeding_27283

   

 

Online Frog Dissection: Virtual online frog dissection to prepare biology students for correct dissection methods and procedures.

 

 

 

The Rights to Land Use:  my-ecoach.com/online/teacherguide.php?projectid=4837 Earth Science students study human encroachment, human/predator conflict on natural habitats.

 

 

 

Discover our Dynamic Planet:  my-ecoach.com/online/webresourcelist.php?rlid=4407 Earth Science Web Resource List investigating the basic structure of the interior of the earth.

 

 

 

Layers of the Earth:  my-ecoach.com/online/activity.php?projectid=5096Student Earth Science project creating a model of the Earth's inner layers.

 

 

Grants Received:

 

 

Educator Incentive Grant: Awarded to teachers enrolled in post-graduate degree programs at accredited colleges or universities committed to professional growth in the areas of school administration, mathematics, science, and effective use of technology in classroom instruction.

 

 

 

NCLB Tech Learning grant: Awarded to educators who provide technology resources for special needs programs with emphasis on the development of instructional technologies for differentiated learners.

 

 

 

NCLB Tech Learning grant: Awarded to educators committed to integrating technology into science/mathematics programs as well as providing professional growth training/mentoring for teachers within multiple disciplines.

 

 

 

SICP Continuing Education grant: Tools, Tips, Tricks for Middle School Science I, II, III. Provides in depth training for science educators on the development, implementation, and use of hands on high level lab techniques to be integrated within the middles school science curriculum.

 

 

 

SICP Continuing Education grant: U.C. Berkely: Making Math Real I, II, III. Research and development of alternative methods of mathematics curriculum development to meet the needs of students who struggle with conceptual learning in traditional mathematics programs.  

 

 

 

 

Conferences / Seminars Attended:

 

 

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   March 3, 2008

 

 

 

California Science Teachers Association K-12 Education Conference

 

-Hands on Science / Literacy Development -Introduction to Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
-Concepts and Challenges / Science Inquiry Skills -Standards Based Assessment
-Critical Thinking Skills in Science Based Inquiry -It's a Colorful Life: The Physics of Color
-Classroom Management Strategies for Middle School Science -Dynamic Demos for Science
-Open Ended Lab Activities / Science Inquiry -Animal Cell Project

 

 

 

Archdiocese of San Francisco K-12 Education Seminars

 

-Communication of Mathematics  Standards  Primary Secondary   Schools -Communication of Science Standards Expectations between Primary and Secondary Schools
-Curriculum Mapping I, II, II -Making Math Real: Pre-Algebra/Algebra
-Classroom Management I, II, III -Internet Safety for students in Primary and Secondary Schools
-Differentiated Instruction I, II, III -KIDWISE: Out of Harms Way

 

 

Computer Programs Experience:

 

 

 

Operating Systems: Windows XP/MAC OSX
Microsoft:

MSOffice (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), FrontPage, Publisher

Macromedia:

Dream Weaver, Flash

Adobe:

Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator

MAC i-Life:

i-Movie, i-Photo, i-Tunes, i-Learn

Other:

Pinnacle FX Studio, Blackboard, WebCampus

 

 

Memberships/Professional Organizations:

 

Association of American Educators (AAE)

 

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

 

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

 

National Catholic Education Association

 

California Science Teachers Association

 

SFSU ITEC Student/Alumni Network

 

UNR Alumni Association

 

UNR Graduate Student Association

 University of Nevada, Reno
Please direct questions to: pbell@unr.edu