Education Faculty

Ludmila Smirnova

Professor of Education
 

Degrees

Master's in teaching foreign languages, Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia
Doctor of Philosophy in the theory and practice of education, Academy of Pedagogical Science, Moscow

Office: Hudson Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 845-569-3527
Emailludmila.smirnova@msmc.edu
WebsiteIntegrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning
Blog: Teaching For the Future
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/milasunshine
Skype ID: milasunshine

Courses

ED 5670 Literacy and Technology (Online)
ED 3120.01 and ED 3120.02 Social Studies Methods for Childhood
ED 5535 Rsch Teaching Social Studies Methods for Childhood ED 3020 Psychology of Learning

Bio

Professor Ludmila Smirnova has been at the Mount for the past 12 years. She has taught courses in Curricular Planning, Methods of Teaching, Nature of Schools, and Society and Teaching with Technology. She has become increasingly recognized for her leadership in the application of emerging Internet technologies to instruction.

Professor Smirnova leads numerous workshops on the application of Smart Technologies and Web 2.0 tools in college and primary/secondary classrooms nationally and abroad. Prior to this, she was professor of education at Volgograd State Pedagogical University (Russia), where she also served as Dean of the School of Foreign Languages.

During her 25-year career in Russia, Professor Smirnova was known for her reintroduction of Montessori education in southern Russia and the design of innovative themed “charter” schools. Her prolific publications include books, chapters, papers, and conference presentations world-wide on the issues of innovative pedagogy and teaching with technology.

She is a partner, co-designer, and co-facilitator of the Moodle for Teachers, Emergent technologies in teaching workshops at IT4ALL Integrating Technology for Life-Long Learning. For more than 5 years, Professor Smirnova has been the counselor of the local chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. The MSMC Sigma Tau chapter is nationally recognized; it has won an Achieving Chapter Excellence award two Biennials on a row, in 2011 and 2013.

Professor Smirnova is a certified Smart Board Trainer. She conducts training workshops at MSMC, nationally, and internationally.

She ran a few workshops and presented at the AACE/EdMedia Conference for educators from all over the world in Denver in 2012, and in Victoria, BC, Ca, in 2013.

The major topics she offers are:

  • Teaching and Learning in a Live Virtual Classroom (with Moodle and WiZiQ)
  • Creating Effective Teaching/Learning Environment with Moodle 2.6
  • "Facilitating Pedagogy of Engagement with Web 2.0 Technologies: Effective Course Design"

Dr. Ludmila Smirnova is a member of several professional organizations:

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • International Society of Technology Education (ISTE)
  • National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
  • Edutopia, etc.

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