Developing Your Digital Professional Portfolio and Your Personal Brand

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Dec 9, 2016

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Clare R. Kilbane & Natalie B. Milman
Curry ‘00

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Clare R. Kilbane & Natalie B. Milman

What is a digital professional portfolio? Why would you want to have one? A professional portfolio can be a convincing professional tool that displays tangible evidence of your knowledge and skills and documents your achievements. Clare R. Kilbane, Ph.D. (Curry ‘00) and Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D. (Curry ‘00), authors of The Digital Teaching Portfolio Handbook, will share their expertise to help you create your own digital professional portfolio and build your brand.

Presenter Bio:

Clare Kilbane (Curry ’00) has worked with learners at all levels for over 25 years. A former elementary educator and technology coordinator, Clare has a B.A. in Education from the University of Dayton, a M.A. in Instructional Design from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Evaluation from the University of Virginia. She has been on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Capital University, and is currently a Professor of Educational Technology at Otterbein University. Clare has an active consulting practice with K-12 schools, is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and has participated in numerous state-wide grants and research projects involving technology integration and digital portfolios. She is the co-author of four books with Natalie Milman, including two which focus on digital portfolios. She has authored many other articles, online courses, and multimedia materials. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two Glen of Imaal terriers in Columbus, Ohio.

Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D., (Curry ’00) is Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Director of the Educational Technology Leadership Program in the Department of Educational Leadership at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She earned her doctorate in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education with a graduate specialization designed to prepare technology leaders. Dr. Milman’s research interests focus on 21st century andragogy and pedagogy, including strategies and models for the effective integration of technology at all academic levels; online student support needs, engagement, and learning; issues of diversity and digital equity; and the use of digital portfolios for professional development. She serves as the co-editor of the Current Practice Section of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, and has published numerous journal articles, including in Computers in the Schools, Journal of Research on Technology and Education, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Online Learning, and the Quarterly Review of Distance Education. She presents frequently at conferences and has co-authored several book chapters and books. Her most recent book is Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners. She began her career in education as a second grade, science specialist, mentor, and technology teacher in Los Angeles County, California. She has taught at the graduate school level since 1997 and online since 2001. She lives in Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.