Education Faculty

Ludmila Smirnova

Professor of Education
 

Degrees

Master's in Teaching Foreign Languages, Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia (English and German)
Doctor of Philosophy in the Theory and Practice of Education, Academy of Pedagogical Science, Moscow

Office: Hudson Hall D
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 845-569-3527
Emailludmila.smirnova@msmc.edu
Website: Teaching For the Future
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/milasunshine
Skype ID: milasunshine

Courses

ED 3120 Social Studies Methods for Childhood Education
ED 2520 Science and Technology Methods for Childhood Education
ED 5210 Nature of Schools in the Education of All Children

Bio

Ludmila Smirnova is a Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y., where she has taught for the past 15 years. At the Mount, she offers courses in Curricular Planning, Psychology of Learning, Methods of Teaching and Teaching with Technology. She has become increasingly recognized for her leadership in the application of emerging Internet technologies to education. She has run numerous workshops on the application of Smart Technologies and Web 2.0 tools to the college and primary/secondary classrooms. Prior to coming to the Mount, Dr. Smirnova 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 Russian career, Dr. Smirnova was known for her work in innovative approaches to teaching. Beyond the seventy publications based upon her work in Russia, Dr. Smirnova has written for and presented to a growing list of pr ofession al audiences in the U.S. and abroad. She is a co-designer and co-facilitator of the Moodle for Teachers workshops at IT4AL (Integrating Technology for Life-Long Learning). Professor Smirnova has been the counselor of the local chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, for 15 years. The MSMC Sigma Tau chapter is nationally recognized; it has won an Achieving Chapter Excellence award three Biennials in a row, in 2011, 2013, and 2015.

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

She ran numerous workshops and presented at the AACE/EdMemia Conference for educators from all over the world since 2007.

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."
  • "Going Double Digital: The Synergy of Pedagogy and Technology"

Specializations / Areas of Research Interest

Teaching with technology
Innovative teaching
Montessori Education
Pedagogy of Engagement
Digital Pedagogy
Teaching and Learning online

Memberships

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)/ edMedia
International Society of Technology Education (ISTE)
National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)
Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Achievements and Awards

Dr. Smirnova has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the AACE/ edMedia conference for 2017- 2019 term.

Dr. Smirnova is a recipient of The Regional Chapter Counselor Award of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education.

Publications

Lyudmila Smirnova (2016) Going Double Digital: The Synergy of Pedagogy and Technology. Workshop at 2016 International Research Conference Innovation and Leadership in Education. Calgary, Canada, July 5-7, 2016

Lyudmila Smirnova, Michael Edelstein, Nellie Deutsch (2016). Implementing MOOCs: Promise, Prospects and Lessons at EdMedia 2016 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, June 28-30, 2016 Vancouver, Canada

Ludmila Smirnova, Nellie Deutsch (2016) “Creating Authentic learning with Moodle” workshop at edMedia 2016 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, June 28-30, 2016 Vancouver, Canada

Smirnova, L., Deutsch, N., (2015) Engaging College Students in Global Interaction via Digital Media: Setting the Stage for the International Writing Exchange (IWE) Project. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 802–805

Smirnova, L., Deutsch, N. (2014) Addressing Contextual Adaptation in the Dissemination of Online Technologies: Using Moodle and WizIQ for Professional Development Training. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Jun 23, 2014 in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, pp. 1205–1211

Smirnova, L., Bordonaro, L. (2014) Exploring the Use of iPads for Engaged Learning in the Elementary Classroom: A Survey of Teachers. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Jun 23, 2014 in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, pp. 1789–1794 http://www.editlib.org/p/147720/

Smirnova, L. & Ivushkina, T. (2013). Warming Global Relationships by Connecting International Classrooms. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, EdMedia, AACE (pp. 376-38). http://www.editlib.org/p/111984

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