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We are pleased to announce that professional development research and services associated with the Transformation Education LLC have received the following awards.
The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) has awarded Dr. Kathleen P. King, professor of adult education GSE and director Fordham RETC Center for Professional Development the 2007 UCEA Frandson Book Award for her recent book publication Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education: Access, Equity, Policy & Instruction. She has also been invited to deliver a presentation on the book's topic of distance learning innovation in higher education at the association's annual conference in Vancouver British Columbia in mid-April 2007 where she and co-editor Dr. Joan Krejci Griggs, National Training Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration and former Program Officer of USDOE FIPSE, will be receiving the award. "UCEA 2007 Association Awards Program The University Continuing Education Association Award Program recognizes institutional excellence, individual achievement, and contributions to the Association and to the field of continuing higher education. These awards demonstrate the Association's commitment to principles of good professional practice by recognizing and rewarding:
On May 9, 2006, Dr. Kathleen King, director of the RETC and professor of adult education, was honored as a co-recipient of The Lawrence S. Levin Professional Award from the New York Association of Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE) at their annual award luncheon in Albany, NY.
This award is given annually to “an administrator of an adult education program and/or professional involved in adult continuing/community education programs for at least five years, who is a current member of NYACCE, and has made unique contributions to adult continuing/community education.”
NYACCE President Sue Licata cited Dr. King’s contributions to the field of adult education and to NYACCE in particular through her past presidency of the association, her founding of the state journal of research and practice, Perspectives: The New York Journal of Adult Learning, her leadership on the Board of Directors as a voice of higher education, research, practice and innovation, and her leadership in technology innovation for the association. Dr. King’s many publications as an adult educator researcher, author, and conference presenter were identified as foundational to the leadership in NYACCE.
Dr. King said about the award, “NYACCE has been a vital part of my career and development as a researcher because it has given me the opportunity to continue to be enmeshed in the issues of practice and weave them with research and theory; this could not have happened anywhere else. Most of all I appreciate that NYACCE recognizes my love to teach any and all adults and my identity with their role as adult educators. This organization has given so much back to me.”
Dr. Kathy King and Mark Gura of Fordham University, co hosts of the Center's weekly podcast, Techpod, Podcast for Teachers, were honored with the 2005 Innovation Award for educational leadership in the field of professional development on Oct. 28 at the Professional Organizational Development (POD) Network's annual conference in Milwaukee, Wis.
The weekly podcast, which is broadcast over the Web and can be accessed on a computer or MP3 player, was developed by Kathy King, Ed.D., director of the RETC, and Mark Gura, a professional developer and outreach coordinator for the RETC. Since its launch in August 2005, more than 9,000 listeners have tuned into an edition of Techpod, Podcast for Teachers, which focuses on professional development for educators on the topic of educational technology, curriculum and innovations. (11/15/05)
To tune into the podcast check out the web site at http://www.podcastforteachers.org and catch all the episodes and resources; they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Or visit Itunes and other media and podcast directories and do a search for "RETC" and hear the shows as well.
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Dr. Kathy King has been named to United Who's Who. United Who's Who is an annual, biographical publication that lists thousands of accomplished individuals in the fields of business, the arts and sciences, law, engineering and government. The professional men and women that we generally accept into our publication have achieved a level of excellence in their professions.
he Association for Continuing Higher Education, Inc. (ACHE) presented its Creative Use of Technology Award to Fordham University's Graduate School of Education for its Anytime, Anywhere Learning Professional Development School (AALPDS) in November, 2002. Dr. Kathleen King, Professor, Fordham, and the program's director, accepted the award from ACHE's Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Network in recognition of the project's "innovative uses of instructional and distance learning technologies in lifelong learning." AALPDS's nationwide portal provides online continuing education courses for teachers. Over 1,300 teachers from across the nation have completed courses. Project link: http://www.retc.fordham.edu/aalpds
Kathleen P. King, EdD received the Robert J. Menges Honored Presentation Award in October 2003 from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD). King, director of Fordham’s Regional Educational Technology Center and a professor in the Graduate School of Education, received the award in recognition of her international study of faculty development in higher education. Widener University Professor Patricia Lawler, EdD, collaborated on the project. The Robert J. Menges Honored Presentation Award was established in 2000 in honor of Bob Menges, a scholar who made lasting contributions to teaching, learning and faculty development in higher education. Project link: http://www.fordham.edu/gse/kpking/profdevstudy.htm
Learning from Adult Education Ingenuity and Efforts around the Globe- Book Provides New Perspectives
In Comparative Adult Education Around the Globe, chapters depicting education in Thailand, Egypt, and China, to name a a few areas, reveal new views of international adult learning. This book provides compelling insights into culture and commerce.
Dr. Kathleen P King & Dr. Victor C X Wang (Editors)
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About Transformation Education LLC:
Launch of Innovative Education Services with Vision: Transformation Education LLC, Dr. Kathleen P. King at Helm.
Teaneck , NJ- July 15, 2007—Building upon many years of successful innovative professional, consulting and academic experiences of Dr. Kathleen P. King and her team, Transformation Education LLC’s launch is focusing on providing innovative educational solutions. Marked by its leader’s notable strides in the distance learning field since the early 1990’s, the firm is able to develop, produce and deliver state of the art technology solutions with sound, yet creative, educational foundations. This consulting team is already in action providing innovative expert educational services with vision to address current and emergent needs and the potential of organizations, schools, institutions, and non-profits.
With roots in consulting and organizational program experiences spanning a collective 40 years, Transformation Education LLC is able to optimize the team’s efforts and service offerings. This launch expands Dr. King’s prior consulting company established in 1987 to include a team of educational experts. The company’s web site has vital educational value for visitors, who will want to frequently return to keep up to date on new materials, resources and advancements.
While providing essential descriptions of company services, and latest developments, the firm’s web site resources include topics such as training, distance learning podcasting, instructional technology and transformative learning. A unique new-media area is the “house-branded” TE Resources which previews the firm’s varied expertise through free articles, audio and visual presentations for visitors to download. Visitors will also find information about books, articles, professional associations and journal recommendations written or highly recommended by team members at the site.
Kathleen P. King, Ed.D. is president and founder of Transformation Education, LLC. She is also professor of education at Fordham University and former director of a university R&D center. Dr. King designed many multi-partner projects, innovative programs, distance learning, staff development and technology integration plans across grades and content levels including corporate organizations and educational settings.
She is recognized for her ability to combine lifelong learning perspectives with technology, online learning, staff development, transformative learning and new media production for mainstream and educational innovations. Since 2005, Dr. King has launched numerous podcast series which have served over 3.2 million listeners. She has secured over $17 million in external funding for organizations and has authored 10 books in podcasting, distance learning, transformative learning and program planning. She is a popular international keynote speaker and has received numerous awards for her writing, leadership and research from UCEA, POD, NYACCE and ACHE.
Mark Gura, education and curriculum specialist, is a former director of the Office of Instructional Technology of the NYC Board of Education. While contributing to the leadership and creativity of Transformation Education, LLC, Mark is co-creator and co-host, with Dr. Kathy King, of the highly successful series Podcast for Teachers.
Mark Gura is an accomplished author having published numerous articles, and coauthored several books on instructional technology, literacy and project based learning. He has won many awards and fellowships and frequently speaks about instructional technology nationally and internationally.
Other members of the team include experts, Barbara Heuer, Ed. D., education and information technology specialist, and John Adamo, MCSE, technical services specialist.
The synergistic team of Transformation Education LLC has unique expertise and backgrounds focused on developing the best solutions to match clients’ needs. Our flexibility in working in most settings is seen in our extensive experience serving in professional development, corporate, K-12, distance learning, workplace, health care, and higher education settings. Our team and expanded network of resources provide a broad base for sustaining short-term and long-term solutions. For additional information about the background and launch of Transformation Education LLC, contact Dr. Kathleen P. King or visit www.transformationed.com
About Transformation Education LLC:
Transformation Education LLC is a closely held LLC which provides innovative education consulting services to organizations and individuals in varied settings and content areas. Building upon the expertise of its founder, Dr. Kathleen P. King, the firm’s experience spans four decades and a robust track record of creating pioneering education programs, projects and proposals, providing top notch keynote speakers, conducting virtual seminars and developing distance education solutions while providing custom professional service. More information about Transformation Education LLC can be found at www.transformationed.com
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June 7, 2007 --- Podcast for Teachers of Fordham University Announces the Winners of the 2nd Annual Best Educational Podcast Awards.
Thank you for all the excellent entries that were received and congratulations to our winners, we look forward to seeing this emerging field continue to advance teaching and learning in un foretold ways in the coming years.
The 3rd annual contest will commence in the fall of 2007 and end May 1, 2008. Full details will be posted on the web page listed above!
Breaking News--- January 30, 2007 Fordham RETC Announces Second Annual Award Competition: The Podcast for Teachers, Techpod SM Best Education Podcast Awards
The awards program was developed by Dr. Kathleen P. King, professor of the Graduate School of education and Director of the Center, and Mark Gura, Coordinator of Outreach of the Center, and the producers and co-hosts of the Fordham’s Podcast for Teachers, Techpod SM. The purpose of the awards programs is to encourage the use of podcast technology as a way to enhance and improve teaching, learning and professional development, and to establish a body of models by which other educators may learn about the most effective approaches to use podcasting as a medium in education.
The award-winning Podcast for Teachers™ (PFT) weekly podcast explores educational technology with co-hosts Mark Gura and Dr. Kathleen P. King of Fordham University. The co-hosts have also authored a forthcoming book (March 2007) on the topic, and are frequently sought after consultants to assist schools, organizations and colleges in establishing or improving their podcasting and distance education efforts.
“The podcasts we identified in the 2006 awards were an example of what can happen when teachers and students are allowed to be creative in learning experiences. They demonstrate work which goes much further than basic requirements and illustrate the commitment and excellence among teachers and students which RETC and Podcast for Teachers, Techpod SM supports and empowers.” said Kathleen King, Ed.D, director of the RETC and professor at Fordham’s Graduate School of Education. “Our desire is that these awards will recognize and highlight excellence, innovation, lifelong learning skills, and a growing passion for learning by these students and their teachers. The Center and Podcast for Teachers, Techpod are proud to provide this ‘grassroots support’, voice, platform and service to educators around the globe.”
For full details about the competition categories, guidelines and submission instructions visit: http://www.podcastforteachers.org/PFTbestpodcastawards.html.
Adult Education Professor Named Leader in Field
Kathleen P. King, Ed. D., director of Fordham University’s RETC: Center for Professional Development, has been featured as one of 50 adult educators leading the field in social change, theory and research in North American Adult Educators: Phyllis M. Cunningham Archive of Quintessential Autobiographies for the 21st Century (Discovery Association Publishing House, 2006).
The book, published in December, includes autobiographies of 50 acclaimed adult educators, who chronicle their visionary work and accomplishments in the field of adult education.
King has been on the Fordham faculty since 1997. At RETC, she oversees projects designed to provide professional development in educational technology to educators. In 2005-2006, the center reached more than 3,000 learners through local programs and over 100,000 through distance learning.
In August 2005, King and Mark Gura, coordinator of outreach programs at RETC, created Techpod, a weekly educational technology professional development podcast for educators, which has drawn some 450,000 listeners.
King Invited to Write Popular, High-Profile Column about Digital Media & Education
Professor Dr. Kathleen P. King has been tapped as the official guest writer/correspondent for a monthly online column about podcasting and education for About.com, the Web's leading provider of practical solutions to everyday problems. About.com’s expert Guides offer advice and tutorials on hundreds of topics and has become a popular web resource since 1996. In 2005 it was purchased by the New York Times and today over 29 million people visit About.com each month.
Dr. King has taken on this column as an opportunity to share insights about teaching and learning with distance learning, digital media, podcasting and other innovative technologies with an even wider audience than usual. Check out the links below as you read the rest of this article:
Dr. King, who is a Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development at Fordham’s Graduate School of Education, has many articles about distance learning, and podcasting and education and currently has a book in press titled Podcasting for Educators, written with Podcast for Teachers, Techpod (SM) co-host Mark Gura. Their book is due to be published by Information Age Publishing in April, 2007.
In an interview with About.com, Dr. King explained, “We are really working with our podcasts to push the envelope of teaching and learning. We look at technology as a means to help us communicate content and also to extend teaching and learning further. The education podcast efforts I am producing illustrate a few of the ways that podcasting can be used to support lifelong learning of people of all ages (iLearn Radio), professional development of teachers, and extend the field of knowledge, research, and development.”
Fordham’s popular Podcast for Teachers, Techpod (SM) ( www.podcastforteachers.org ) is a weekly web-based podcast that made its debut in August 2005 and provides educators with audio and video broadcasts distributed via the web. More than 1.1 million listeners have tuned in to this weekly podcast since its debut. Dr. Kathleen King now produces a total of six different podcast series.
DOJ-Serrano Grant Concludes with More than 100 Teachers, Parents, and Students Completing Computer Training
Under the direction of Dr. Kathleen P. King, the final cycle of teacher, parent, and student computer training and testing as part of a Department of Justice grant opportunity at Fordham’s RETC comes to a conclusion this month. During the year-long project, more than 100 teachers, parents, and students from Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools in the Bronx completed computer training classes, 50 took a computer credentialing exam, and another 150 teachers and parents participated in CTE career awareness workshops.
This Department of Justice earmark grant, totaling $295,000, was received September 2005 as an appropriation from Congressman Jose E. Serrano of New York’s 16 th Congressional District to help more people use technology and increase their computer skills for the workplace. Congressman Serrano visited the RETC in February 2006 to see first-hand the equipment and start-up of the first certified Computer Testing Center in the Bronx, which is located at the RETC, 557 E. Fordham Road.
Teachers and parents participated in computer training and test prep classes at the RETC in content areas such as Microsoft Office Word and Excel, A+ certification, and Internet Computing Core & Certification (IC3). They were led in their classes and test prep by RETC certified instructors Albert Robinson, Vanelle Matthews, and Kraig DeMatteis. In addition, participating teachers also received professional development visits at their schools during their computer training to learn about CTE careers and how to incorporate CTE career awareness in their classes.
The DOJ-Serrano grant initiative was overseen at the RETC by Dr. Kathleen King; coordinated by program manager and associate director Dr. Susan Biro; and CTE manager and curriculum developer, Albert Robinson; and supported by Anna Criscuolo, testing center proctor; and John Adamo, technical services manager.
Since 2005, the RETC has become a certified Certiport Testing Center, an Authorized Prometric Testing Center, and a PearsonVUE Authorized Center. To learn more about computer testing or to schedule your appointment, contact Anna Criscuolo at 718-817-2490 or visit our web site at http://www.retc.fordham.edu/retc_certandtesting.html
Podcast for Teachers © Reaches More than 1 Million Listeners
Podcast for Teachers © Fordham University’s popular Podcast for Teachers’ © (www.podcastforteachers.org ) is a weekly web-based podcast that made its debut in August 2005 and provides educators with audio and video broadcasts distributed via the web. These broadcasts can be played on any computer and also transferred to MP3 players such as iPods for portable, convenient listening.
All of these podcasts are “powered by” Podcast for Teachers. They have been developed, produced and hosted by Fordham’s RETC: Center for Professional Development in the Bronx, NY (www.retc.fordham.edu. Educational organizations, community organizations, and individuals interested in learning to podcast should check out the Podcast for Teachers web site www.podcastforteachers.org and Podcast for Teachers episodes.
Fordham and Transformation Education LLC Staff to Present at NYC Policy and Leadership Forum on Educational Technology
This free conference is open to all. To learn more about details and registration, visit their web site at http://www.centerdigitaled.com/conference/php?confid=340
Drs. King, Heuer Publish Article about Worker Empowerment in the International Journal of Learning
Teachers, Parents Begin Computer Training and Testing through DOJ-Congressman Serrano Grant
Podcast for Teachers © Reaches 873,300 Overall Listeners
All of these podcasts are “powered by” Podcast for Teachers. They have been developed, produced and hosted by Fordham’s RETC: Center for Professional Development in the Bronx, NY ( www.retc.fordham.edu telephone: 718-817-3503). Educational organizations, community organizations, and individuals interested in learning to podcast should check out the Podcast for Teachers website www.podcastforteachers.org and Podcast for Teachers episodes.
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Dr. Kathleen P. King Presents at the 2006 Women's Podcasting Expo
The seminar schedule for the online Women's Podcasting Expo, being held July 14-16, 2006, has been announced. Over 25 experts in women's issues, business and online media will present over 30 seminars and podcasts.
Three (3) seminars are open to the public, including:
The event is a virtual expo, held online. Attendees can interact using a computer microphone and speakers or headphones.
Other sessions feature Pat Lynch, of Women's Radio and other podcasts; Terri Levine of The Coaching Institute; Kelly McCausey of Work At Home Mom Talk Radio; Jody Colvard of The Women In Podcasting Directory; Bonnie Ross Parker of The Joy of Connecting; and Lesley Scott of FashionTribes.com.
Registration information is available at the Expo site.