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Oklahoma State University

Jody Bowie bio

   Mr. Bowie began his teaching career as a high school physics and astronomy teacher. He worked as the Director of Science Curriculum in the OK State Dept of Education and spent three years in a university faculty resource center as an instructional designer. As an instructional designer, he worked primarily on the development of approximately 30 different courses and facilitated a faculty professional development weekly training series covering many aspects of teaching online and integrating technology.

    Jody has taught in traditional, degree-completion (cohort), and the online formats. The courses taught across these include: Earth's Natural Disasters, Intro to Astronomy, Geomorphology, Physical Geography, Secondary Science Teaching Methods, Science in the Elementary Classroom, and Integrated Software Applications.

     Jody is currently working as an instructional designer at a technology center in El Reno, OK. His primary focus is on the integration of technology in the career-tech classroom. Additionally, he assists instructors with curriculum development to produce authentic learning in subjects such as Auto Service, Digital Media, Health Careers, Electrical Trades, and Computer Information Systems, just to name a few.

     Jody’s research interests are unevenly split between two areas: online professional development for career-tech teachers and affecting (primarily elementary and middle school) students’ problem-solving skill through learning to write code . He plans to study the effect on career-tech teachers’ efficacy in teaching after taking online professional development workshops which focus on andragogy and heutagogy.