Professional Teaching Experience

 The University of Alabama, Department of Computer Science  (January 2016 – Present):

  • CS 102 - Computer Applications

  • CS 202 - Web Foundations

  • CS 285 - Intro to Spreadsheet Applications

  • CS 340 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing

  • CS 345 - Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing

The University of Alabama, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies (August 2010 - May 2017)

CAT 100 - Computer Concepts and Applications

CAT 200 - Computer Education Application

CAT 250 - Computer Education Curriculum Development

Tuscaloosa County Schools, Crestmont Elementary (August 2015 - May 2017)

 

Taught all K-5 students technology skills and applications for 45 minutes a week.  Topics included internet safety, digital citizenship, keyboarding skills, Microsoft Office applications, and use of Web 2.0 tools.

Tuscaloosa City Schools Southview Elementary (August 2008 - May 2009)

Kindergarten Teacher; Taught 19 students, assisted in morning and afternoon duty, planned field trips, utilized technology, received training in Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI), McKinney Vento, and Lee v. Macon

Conferences and Presentations

CONFERENCES

 

Rice, M. L., Rice, Jr., R. L., Rice, III, R. L., Lewis, T., & Slaten, M. (2015, June). Engaging students in creativity and higher order thinking with PowToon.  Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Rice, M. L., Lewis, T., Rice, Jr., R.L., Rice, III, R. L., Slaten, M.  (2014, June).  Cyber kids:  Internet safety and elementary and middle schools.  Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Slaten, M., Rice, M., Wilson, E., & Sellers, T.  (2014, May).  Keeping up with technology: Development of an Innovative Technology Teaching and Learning Laboratory.  Presented at The University of Alabama System Scholars Institute, Tuscaloosa, AL.

 

Wilson, E., Rice, M., Sellers, T., & Slaten, M. (2014, February 21).  Designing an Innovative Technology, Teaching and Learning Lab:  Lessons Learned.  Presentation for the 2014 CIT Faculty Technology Showcase Program, Tuscaloosa, AL.

 

Slaten, M., Emfinger, K., & Rice, M. L.  (2013, June). Using technology as an intervention tool for struggling elementary students. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

Slaten, M., Rice, M.L., Emfinger, K.  (2013, March).  Using technology as an intervention tool for struggling kindergarteners.  Presentation at the annual Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Rice, M. L., Lewis, T., Price, G., Rice, Jr., R.L, Rice, III, R.L., Slaten, M. (2012, June).  Create interactive games, movies, and animations using Alice and Scratch.  Workshop presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference, San Diego, CA.
 

Slaten, M., Emfinger, K., & Rice, M.L. (2012, June).  Using Technology as an intervention tool for struggling kindergarteners. Presentation at the International Society for Technology in Education (SITE) annual conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Slaten, M., Rice, M., Emfinger, K.  (2012, March). Using technology as an intervention tool for struggling kindergarteners. Poster session for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Slaten, M. & Rice, M. L. (2011, November).  Using technology to raise kindergarteners’ skill and knowledge levels.  Presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) Conference, Oxford, MS.

Slaten, M., Rice, M. L., & Emfinger, K. (2011, November).  Using technology to assist young children’s development of school readiness skills.   Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference, Orlando, FL.

Rice, M. L., Lewis, T., Rice, Jr., R.L, Rice, III, R.L., Slaten, M. (2011, June).  Learning computer programming while gaining digital age skills. Presentation at the International Society for Technology in Education, Philadelphia, PA.
 

Rice, M. L. & Slaten, M. (2010, June). Raising elementary students’ expectations and achievement with technology integration. Paper presentation for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, Denver, CO.

 

LOCAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Price, G., Guo, Z., & Slaten, M. (2012, March).  Technology and research:  An interactive exploration of 10 Web 2.0 tools to utilize when conducting educational research. Workshop for the faculty a t the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

Price, G., Guo, Z., & Slaten, M. (2012, February).  Technology and research:   An interactive

 exploration of 10 Web 2.0 tools to utilize when conducting educational research. Presentation to the CAT 534 class at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

Rice, M., & Slaten, M. (2011) Learning computer programming while learning digital age skills: Workshop on Alice software. Workshop presented to the computer classes at Mountain Brook Junior High, Mountain Brook, Alabama.

 

Slaten, M. (2010). Virtual backpack: Tools to help you succeed as a student at UA. Presentation given to a University of Alabama Freshman Learning Group, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

Slaten, M. (2010). My top ten tools for elementary educators. Presentation given to a freshman learning group of pre-service teachers at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, TEACHING, AND LEARNING LAB WORKSHOPS

 

  • Using SmartBoards in Science Education - Secondary science students were presented with a variety of ways to utilize the Smartboard to enhance teaching and learning.

  • Giving Engaging Presentations Using Technology – This session, designed for students in the Multiple Abilities Program (MAP), covered presentation tips, tricks, and tools.

  • TPACK’s Impact on BYOD Programs – This workshop, presented to faculty and staff in the College of Education, discussed how TPACK plays an important role in BYOD programs, and tips and tricks for implementing a successful BYOD program.

  • Smartboard 101 – An introduction to the SmartBoard for pre-service teachers

  • Data and Accountability – Part I of a series of workshops for Master’s level students.  The first workshop discussed how technology can help them collect, manage and analyze data.

  • Engaging Parents (Web Design) – The second part of this series covered how to communicate the data obtained using the methods described in Part I to parents and stakeholders.  This session also included a portion on basic web design.

  • Using Technology in Elementary Social Studies – This session presented a variety of tools that can be used to teach social studies at the elementary level.

  • Web Design Workshop:  Building a Portfolio - This workshop was for pre-service teachers, who were enrolled in a Classroom Management course, about how to set up an online portfolio

  • Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom:  This workshop was designed for a Freshman Learning Community comprised of students who are interested in becoming elementary teachers.

  • Chromebooks in the Classroom – A workshop for faculty and staff on the ways to use HP’s Google Chromebook in the classroom setting.

  • iPadU – A workshop for COE faculty and staff on how to use apps for teaching and learning in the college classroom.

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