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Jason Beach, Ph.D.          

Box 5042, Cookeville, TN 38506

jbeach@tntech.edu

(931) 372-3069

Education

Ph.D., Instructional Technology; The University of Tennessee, 2012

M.A., Instructional Leadership; Tennessee Technological University, 2005

B.S., Secondary Education; Tennessee Technological University, 2003 

Current Research Projects 

Augmented Reality and Virtual World Environments: A look at how these technologies could revolutionize K-12 Education. 

Development of social interaction skills through the use of virtual environments. 

E.L.I.T.E: Enlisting Leaders in Technology Education. A new approach to Train-the-Trainer model for Professional Development

Publications and Manuscripts

Kyte, K., Wendt, J., Wendt, S., & Beach, J. (2014) Teachers’ Experiences and Perspectives on the Integration of Technology. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014. Chesapeake, VA: AACE

Copeland, A,. & Beach, J. (2014) Are all Digital Learning Systems Equal? A Look at Odyssey (Compass Learning) and IXL on Third Grade Academic Achievement. International Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education 2014 ( 89-95). 

Demski, J,. Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2013) Jumping off the Page. When is augmented reality coming to a classroom near you?. THE Journal. 40 (4), 19-24.

Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2013) E.L.I.T.E: Enlisting Leaders in Technology Education Training Model. In the proceedings of the International Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2013 (175-185) . New Orleans, LA: SITE

Wendt, J., & Beach, J. (2013) Is it iPod time? A look at iPods in a 1st Grade Classroom and their role in instruction. In Proceedings of the International Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2013 (305-312). New Orleans, LA: SITE

Beach, Jason S, (2012) "Interactive Whiteboard Transition: A Case Study. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2012.http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/1266

Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2012) Interactive Whiteboard: Transition to Utilization. In the proceedings of the International Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2012 (pp.1669-1676). Austin, TX: SITE

Wendt, J., & Beach, J. (2011) iTeach: Using the iPod Touch in Education. In Proceedings of the International Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2011 (pp.110-112). Nashville, TN: SITE

Professional Interests

Interactive Whiteboards

Augmented Reality

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M)

Inquiry Based Learning

Assistive Technology

Distance Education

Blended Education

Instructional Design Theory and Research

Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Training

Courses Taught for Tennessee Tech University 2005-Present

  •       Foed 1822 Introduction to Field Exp/Orientation

  •       Foed 2011 Introduction to Teaching and Technology

  •       Foed 3010 Integrating Instructional Technology into the Classroom

  •       Foed 3800 Field Experience in Education

  •       Cued 4850 Workshop in Education

  •       Cued 5850 Workshop in Education (Graduate)

  •       Cued 6920 Workshop in Education (Graduate)

  •       Cued 6900 Problems in Curriculum (Graduate)

  •       Cued 6430 Production of Instructional Materials (Graduate)

  •       Cued 7510Instructional Design (Graduate) 

University/Community Service

  • Student Teaching Supervisor; coordinated with local schools, program candidates, and faculty to     supervise, mentor, and evaluate student teachers – August 2006 – Present

  • Develop and maintain a crisis management plan for the College of Education at Tennessee Tech University – August 2007 – Present

  • TTU Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT) Scorer – May 2010 – Present

  • Instructional Technology Liaison for Tennessee Board of Regents Teacher Quality Initiative Project – May 2010 – Present

  • Technology Coordinator for Special Events-ISEE, TTU – June 2005 – Present

  • Student Teacher Portfolio & Electronic Portfolio Evaluator – June 2006 – Present

  • Technical consultant for the College of Education in the MoLE-SI campus-wide project Tennessee Tech University – August 2011 – Present

  • Technical consultant for the College of Education RANDA pilot study – August 2011 – Present 

  • Wendt, J. & Beach, J. iMovie and Video Clipping for edTPA. Workshop for TTU Master Clinicians, Tennessee Tech University (December, 2012) 

  • TTU Distance Learning Policy Committee – February 2014 – Present 

  • TTU Capital Campaign – February 2014 – Present

  • Putnam County Math Science Partnership Grant "STE Team" September 2013-Present

Organizations, Committees, Awards, ETC.

  •       TTU Curriculum and Instruction Instructional Technology Committee – August 2005 -Present

  •       TTU Foundation Representative, Phi Delta Kappa (TTU chapter 1307) – August 2006 -Present

  •       Phi Delta Kapa (TTU chapter 1307) Scholarship Selection Committee – May 2010

  •       ISTE International Society for Technology and Education – October 2009 - Present

  •       TTU Faculty Advisor for the Habitat for Humanity TTU Local Chapter – February 2010 - Present

  •       SITE Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education – March 2010

  •       Golden Key International Honour Society – October 2011 - Present

  •       Friends of Burgess Falls - April 2012

  •       TTU University Safety and Environmental Committee - August 2012- Present

  •       TTU Teacher Education Committee - August 2012 - Present

  •       TTU Learning about Learning Faculty Workshop - August 2012-2013

  •       TTU Technology Task Force (interdepartmental) -August 2012

  •       TTU Information Technology Security Analysts Search Committee- November 2012-March2013

  •       TTU SEED Assistant Professor Search Committee- January 2014-March 2014

National/Regional/State Presentations & Workshops

Wendt, J. & Beach, J. (2014, April). 35 Affordable, Free, and Effective Tech Tools to Knock it out of the PARCC. Session presented at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN. 

Copeland, A., & Beach, J. (2014, March). Are all Digital Learning Systems Equal? A look at Odyssey (Compass Learning) and IXL on Third Grade Academic Achievement. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2014, Jacksonville, FL. 

Beach, J., & Beach, N. (2013, May). Apps in the classroom for children with Autism. A webinar for JP Associates. 

Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2013, March). E.L.I.T.E: Enlisting Leaders In Technology Education Training Model. Paper and Session Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Went, J., & Beach, J. (2013, March). Is it iPod time? A look at iPods in a 1st Grade Classroom and its role in instruction. Paper and Session Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2013, New Orleans, LA. 

Beach, J. (2013, January). 20 apps for managing your classroom. Session presented at Institute for Technology Tablet Computing in Instruction.Tennessee Tech University, TN.

Wendt, J. & Beach, J. (2013, January) 49 Affordable, Free, and Effective tech tools for the classroom. Session presented at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL 

Beach, J. & Wendt, J (2013, January) Augment Your Students' Reality: 3D Models in the Classroom. Session presented at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL 

Beach, J.& Wendt, J. (2012, November). Augmenting Student’s Reality: 3D models in the classroom. Session presented at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, Tennessee. 

Wendt, J. & Beach, J. (2012, November). Submitted session proposal: 20+20 More for Common Core: Affordable, Free, and Effective tech tools for the classroom. Session presented at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, Tennessee. 

Cummins, J., Long, T., Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2012, December). Flipping the Classroom with Inverted Instruction. Panel Session at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN 

Beach, J. (2012, August) Google docs and Google sites in elementary and middle school classrooms. Session presented at the Overton County professional development day. Wilson Elementary School, Hanging Limb, TN

Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2012, April) 43 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for the Classroom. Session presented at the Explore Common Core and More Conference, Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma, TN

Beach, N., & Beach, J. (2012, April) Assistive Technology for Special Education and General Education students. Session presented at the Explore Common Core and More Conference, Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma, TN

Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2012, March). Interactive Whiteboards- Transition to Utilization: A Case Study. Paper and Session Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2012, Austin, TX.

Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2012, February) 40 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for Education! Session presentation for the 2012 Mississippi Educational Computing Association Conference (MECA), Jackson. MS. 

Beach, J. (2011, December). Submitted session proposal: Augmenting Student’s Reality: A look at how 3D models can teach classroom content. Session presented at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Wendt, J., & Beach, J. (2011, December). Submitted session proposal: 40 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for Education! Session presentation for Tennessee Education Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN.  

Wendt, J., & Beach, J. (2011, November). Submitted session proposal: 40 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for Education! Session presentation for the 2011 Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GAETC), Atlanta, GA. 

Beach, J. (2011, July). Free technology tools for your classroom. In-service presented to Putnam County Teachers (CDC), Cookeville, Tennessee. 

Wendt, J., Beach, J. & Owens, C. (2011, March). iTeach: Using the iPod Touch in Education. Paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2011, Nashville, TN

Beach, J. & Wendt, J., (2010, December). 40 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for your Class. Session presented at the Virginia Society for Technology Conference, Norfolk, Virginia.

Beach, J. (2010, December). Augment your reality: 3D models in the classroom. Session presented at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Beach, J. & Wendt, J., (2010, December). 40 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for your Class. Session presented at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Norfleet, J., Short, R., Wendt, J. & Beach, J. (2010, October). The Educational Implications of iPod and iPad use in Teacher Preparation. Conference session presentation for the (SRATE) Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Conference in Nashville, TN.

Beach, J. & Wendt, J., (2010, June). 47 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for your Class. Session presented at the Alabama Educational Technology Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.

Beach, J. & Wendt, J., (2010, February). 40 Affordable, Free & Effective Tech Tools for your Class. Session presented at the Styles, Strategies, & Standards TTU/TECTA Winter Conference, Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge, TN. 

Beach, J. & Wendt, J., (2010, February). Exploring assistive technologies: Useful tools for a successful classroom. Session Presentation at the Tennessee Department of Education Special Education Conference, Nashville, TN.

Beach, J., Wendt, J. (2009, December) Affordable, Free & Effective Technology Tools for the Classroom Presentation at Tennessee Education Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN. 

Beach, J. (2009,October) Promethean Activslate Training at the Upper Cumberland Middle Grades Math Partnership from the Math & Science Partnership Grant.

Beach, J. (2009, June) Promethean Activslate Training at the Upper Cumberland Middle Grades Math Partnership from the Math & Science Partnership Grant.

Beach, J., Wendt, J. (2008, December) Affordable, Free & Effective Technology Tools for the ClassroomPresentation at Tennessee Education Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN.

Wendt, J., & Beach, J. (2008, November). SmartBoard in the ClassroomPresentation at Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN

Beach, J. & Wendt, J. (2008, November). Affordable, Free & Effective Technology Tools for the ClassroomPresentation at Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN.

Beach, J. (2008, March). An in-depth look at assistive technologies in the classroom.Presentation at Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN.

Beach, J. (2007, October). Using Kidspiration in an Elementary School k-5. Workshop in Education. Nashville, TN.

Wendt, J., & Beach, J. (2007, December). Exploring assistive technologies for the classroom. Session Presentation at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN.

Beach, J., & Wendt, J. (2007, September).Exploring assistive technologies: Useful tools for a successful classroom. Session Presentation at Symposium on Powerful Teaching, Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN.

Wendt, J., & Beach, J. (2005, December) Intro to iTunes & GarageBand; Incorporating into the classroom. Presentation at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN.

Local Presentations

Beach, J. & Koester, C. (2014, August) Innovative technologies in the college classroom. Presented at the College of Education’s Data Retreat. STEM Center, Tennessee Tech University  

Wendt, J. & Beach, J. (2014, May) Technology Integration for the K-12 Classroom. Professional Development Inservice for Meigs County K-12 teachers, Decatur, TN. 

Beach, J. (2013, April) K.I.T.E (Knowledge Increased by Technology and Engineering) Festival) ProScope use in a school environment. Presented at Prescott Middle School, Cookeville, TN. 

Wendt, J. & Beach, J. (2013, February) Interactive Whiteboard training for Counseling and Psychology faculty. Presented in Matthews-Daniel Hall at Tennessee Tech University (TTU), Cookeville, TN.

CSI: Digital Microscope and Spacecraft Exploration through the use of innovative technologies. STEM Night at Prescott Elementary School. (November, 2012)

Grant Involvement

PI: Safari Montage Grant: Digital Media and Management Solution for Education. Includes access to video streaming library (PBS, Cyber-Science 3D, Disney, Reading Rainbow, etc) learning object repository, and digital learning platform. (Funded: $15,000) 3/28/2014

PI: Understanding behavioral managements systems in elementary and secondary classrooms. (Not Funded: 10,000) 12/15/13

Co-PI: Innovative Experiences for Students and Teachers through a Cyberlearning Environment                        

and Mobile Lab (ITEST-CEML), National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Strategies Project Proposal

PI: Jeremy Wendt Co-PIs: Hyuksoo Kwon, & Sally Pardue (Not Funded: $1,200,000)         11/2012

Participant/Recipient (2012-2013): Tablet Computing in Instruction Grant Program (Funded: $1,000)

Participant/Recipient (2011-2012): SMART Podium Prototype (Funded: $3,299)

Co-PI: Promethean Active Classroom (Funded: $12,456)

            PI: Dr. Carl Owens

Co-PI: Tennessee Higher Ed Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grant: Improving Teacher Quality through the Integration of Interactive Technologies

PI: Dr. Jeremy Wendt (Not Funded: $73,729)

Co-PI: MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition (Not Funded: $100,000)

            PI: Dr. Jeremy Wendt: Co PI’s Dr. Julie Baker, Dr. Mindy Lloyd

Grant Reviewer: Florida Department of Education Title II-D/Enhancing Education Through Technology Charting a Course for the Digital Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Classroom 27 projects awarded at $750,000 per award

Technical Skills

Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers, PowerPoint, Keynote, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Premiere Elements 10, GarageBand, Audacity, iPhoto, Picasa 3, PhotoShop Elements, Acorn, DreamWeaver, Fireworks, GIMP, Pixelmator, Kinemac 3D, Blender 3D, InkScape, HTML, CSS, CSS Edit, Espresso, HTML 5, WordPress, SquareSpace, Google Sites, GoogleDocs, Captivate, Blackboard, WebCT, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Joomla, Drupal, Snapz Pro, ScreenFlow, Jing, Flash, Action Scrip 3, Smart Notebook, Promethean ActivStudio 3, Promethean ActivInspire, Boinx, Windows, Mac, Linux (Mint, Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, Mandriva,)