Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park, M.Ed.

epark@chaminade.edu

Brogan Hall 119
Tel (808) 735-4859
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Education

Elizabeth Park, M.Ed.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Educational Technology University of Hawaii at Manoa, Expected Completion: 2014
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential Chaminade University of Honolulu, Thesis: Montessori Pedagogy for a High-Functioning Autistic Child: A Case Study
  • M.S. in Interior Design and Architecture Pratt Institute, Thesis Project: Noguchi Art Institute
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Areas of Concentration: Computer graphics

Teaching

  • Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, Instructor for Early Childhood and Montessori courses: ED 297 Fieldwork Practicum in Early Childhood Education; ED 471 Language Arts Curriculum & Methods; ED 473 Math Curriculum & Methods; ED 491AB ECE Field Experience Seminar; ED 498AB ECE Field Experience; ED 608 Montessori Child Development; ED 640 Language Arts Methods for Montessori; ED 669 Language Development: Theory to Practice; ED 689 Montessori Student Teaching; EDUC 765 Development of Senses and the Montessori Methods; EDUC 767 Montessori Math Methods; EDUC 781/782/783/784 Seminar and Student Teaching Montessori Early Childhood; Instructor for Research, Technology, and other courses: ED 600 Introduction to Master of Education; ED 601 Understanding Educational Research; ED 612 Educational Technology; EDUC 718 Mobile and Online Learning Technologies
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, Educational Technology Teaching Practicum: ED 414 Ed Media Technology; Teaching Assistant: ED 603 Instructional Design and Development; ED 620 Visual Design
  • Montessori Community School, Honolulu, HI, Head teacher in a preschool to kindergarten environment
  • Sultan Easter School, Honolulu, HI, Cognitive development teacher and evaluator
  • Pratt Institute Art & Design Education, Brooklyn, New York, Creative art teacher for preschool to 6th grade
  • Saint Gregory Church School, Los Angeles, CA, Korean language teacher and Sunday school teacher

Experience

  • 2006-Present. Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, Director of Early Childhood Education, Montessori Teacher Education Program, and Castle Teacher Resource Activity Center
  • 2013-Present. Principal Investigator for iTEACH and iTEACH Connect Grant Project
  • 2001-2006. Montessori Community School, Honolulu, HI, Head teacher in a preschool to kindergarten environment
  • 2000-2005. Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, HI, Early intervention instructor and evaluator
  • 1998-2000. Sultan Easter School, Honolulu, HI, Cognitive development teacher and evaluator
  • 1996-1997. Pratt Institute Art & Design Education, Brooklyn, New York, Creative art teacher for preschool to 6th grade.
  • 1983-1990. Saint Gregory Church School, Los Angeles, CA, Korean language teacher and Sunday school teacher.

Publications

  • Park, E. (2008). Montessori pedagogy for a high-functioning autistic child: A case study. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM.

Presentations

  • Park, E. (2013, March). iPad use for Montessori teachers. Presentation at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Park, E. (2014, March). Google Drive for teacher education programs. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. (2014, March). Using Google+ Community as learning management platform. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. (2014, February). Got technology? Developmentally appropriate technology integration in early childhood education. Featured speaker at the Alaska Society of Technology for Education (ASTE) Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK.
  • Park, E. (2013, October). Factors that affect student engagement in online learning for early childhood educators. Presentation at the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools Schools of the Future Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E., Hoffman, E., & Lin, G. (2013, October).  iTEACH: Lessons learned. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E., Toilolo, G., and Nakanishi, M. (2013, June). Technology position statement. Presentation at the Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2013: Building Global Communities, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. (2013, January). Collaboratively creating teacher albums. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. (2013, January). Portfolio for teachers using Google presentations. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. (2012, October).  Mobile technology for early childhood education. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Evans, K. & Park, E. (2011, October). Engaging ways to teach literacy in the 21st century with Montessori approach. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E., Baclig, A., & Fremgen, J. (2011, October). Got technology? Engaging children in the 21st century. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E., Travis, M., & Hastler-Waters, L. (2010, May). Exploring Web 2.0 Technologies. Presentation at the Community of Learners Workshop for The Schools of the Future Grant, Honolulu, HI.
  • Lopez, L. & Park, E. (2009, April). Instructional design using collaborative assessment. Presentation at the Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. & Sjostrom, M. (2009, March). What can teachers do with technology in the classroom? Presentation at the Hawaii Education Technology Conference and Expo, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. & Yamashiroya, K. (2008, October). Educational technology in early childhood education. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. (2008, April). The future of online learning in early childhood teacher education. Presentation at the Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Park, E. (2007, November). Alternative delivery in Montessori teacher education program. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Montessori Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Park, E. & Mize, M. (2007, July). Reading readiness and approaches: Role of children's literature in early childhood education. Presentation at the Pacific Educational Conference (PEC), Honolulu, HI.

Grants

  • Kellogg Grant
  • Castle Child Development Grant
  • Early Childhood Castle Scholarship Grant
  • Marianist Sponsorship Foundation Grant
  • John Chin Young Scholarship Grant
  • Schools of the Future Grant
  • iTEACH Grant
  • iTEACH Connect Grant

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology-Hawaii Chapter (AECT-HI)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Montessori Society (AMS)
  • Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC)
  • Hawaii Society for Technology in Education (HSTE) Board Member
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Pan-Pacific Distance Learning Association (PPDLA) - President
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Languages

  • Korean speaks fluently and read/write with high proficiency