Course Developer Stan Freeda
Stan is the educational technology and online learning specialist for the NH Department of Education. One of his primary roles is project coordinator for OPEN NH, the NH e-Learning for Educators Initiative. Stan received his bachelors’ degrees in both physics (BA, 1980) and biology (BS, 1982) from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Continuing his education, Stan earned master’s degrees in limnology and oceanography (MA, 1985) from Western Connecticut State University and in education (MS, 2005) from the University of New England. In 2008, Stan earned a graduate certificate in Educational Technology and Online Learning through EDC and Antioch University Seattle. Stan taught a wide range of sciences at both the middle and high school levels prior to accepting his position at the New Hampshire Department of Education. He has also taught college level face to face and online science courses. Stan has been certified to teach and develop online courses from Franklin Pierce University, Virtual High School, and EdTech Leaders Online.
Developed 2008 Updated 2011, 2015
New Hampshire e-Learning for Educators is a collaborative project administered through the Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education. Courses offered by New Hampshire e-Learning for Educators are delivered through OPEN NH. Optional graduate credits are available through a partnership with Plymouth State University.
The e-Learning for Educators Initiative began as a multi-state project funded by the US Department of Education through a federal Ready to Teach Grant (2005 - 2010). The state education agencies and the public broadcast stations from the states of New Hampshire, Alabama, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia participated in the initiative. Training in online course development and facilitation for capacity building and sustainability was provdided by EdTech Leaders Online form the Education Development Center. Boston College conducted research on effectiveness of online professional development as part of the e-Learning for Educators Initiative. At the end of the grant funding period, the project was incorporated into the Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education.
e-Learning for Educators uses an online discussion-based course model to provide high quality, effective professional development that leads to gains in the educator's content knowledge, improvement in their teaching practices, and increases in the achievement of their students.
The contents of this course do not necessarily represent the policies of the US Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
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