Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Ed.D.

Nevada State CollegeAssistant Professor

Location: NSE Building, Office 341
Phone: (702) 992-2533
Fax: (702) 992-2516
Email: sarah.bryans-bongey@nsc.edu

Curriculum Vitae, Link to: (PDF)


Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Teaching and Learning major field of study
Special Education minor field of study
Master of Education (M.Ed.), The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Educational Media and Technology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
English/Education major field of study
Bachelor of Arts (B.S.), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Film Studies major field of study

Profile

Dr. Sarah Bryans-Bongey is a lifelong teacher and learner, and one who is excited at the role technology can play in improving student engagement, success, and readiness for future challenges and opportunities. Her fourteen years of experience in the field of education includes the areas of K-12 education, professional development, and college-level teaching. In the public schools, she worked as a media specialist or teacher-librarian, and she is also licensed to teach English Language Arts to grades 7-12. Throughout her career, she organized and led numerous professional development programs for teachers, and has published and presented for regional, national, and international audiences.

Over the past six years, her college-level teaching at previous institutions included courses in educational research, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), digital media in the classroom, and online teaching methods. She holds a graduate-level certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and has a strong belief in the vast potential of all people, including those with autism and/or other special needs. As a teacher, adviser, and program developer, Dr. Bryans-Bongey (Dr. BB) looks forward to her new role at NSC, and is dedicated to helping students fulfill their potential. In the words of Henry Adams, a teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops!

Courses Taught

EDU 214 Preparing Teachers to Use Technology
EDUC 399 Foundations of Educational Technology
EDUC 409 Technology Applications in Education
EDUC 416 Internet Applications for Educators
EDUC 417 Literacy and Technology

Research and Publications

Rustad, J. & Bryans Bongey, S. (2012, August). Incorporating eTexts and other eResources in online teaching and learning. 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Madison, WI: Board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Published online at http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/56521_2012.pdf

Bryans Bongey, S., Hughes, T., Scherer, A. (2012, May). Evaluating Learning Management System (LMS)-facilitated Delivery of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Postsecondary Education. 14th Annual International Conference on Education. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). Published online at: http://www.atiner.gr/papers/EDU2012-0058.pdf.

Bryans Bongey, S. (2011). Chapter 15: Making the grade: Standards and promoting achievement through technology. In M. Manafy & H. Gautschi (Eds.), Dancing with digital natives: Staying in step with the generation that's transforming the way business is done. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.

Bryans Bongey, S., Cizadlo, G., & Kalnbach, L. (2010). Blended solutions: Using a course management system to deliver the benefits of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Campus-Wide Information Systems, 27(1), 4-16.

Bryans Bongey, S. (2008). Making online happen at your institution: Strategies and benefits of implementing online programming. 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Information, EISTA 2008. Orlando, FL: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics. Published online at http://www.iiis.org/CDs2008/CD2008SCI/EISTA2008/PapersPdf/E648MD.pdf

Bryans Bongey, S., Cizadlo, G., & Kalnbach, L. (2007). Explorations in coursecasting: podcasts in higher education. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 23(5), 350-367.

Bryans Bongey, S, Cizadlo, G, & Kalnbach, L. (2007). Power to the students! Academic technology and the transformation of traditional learning. Poster presentation at the Conference on Innovations in the
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges
, Northfield, MN. Published online at http://resources.css.edu/it/atc/PowertoStudents.pdf

Bryans Bongey, S., & Himango, J. (2005, July/August). Avoiding the virtual quicksand: Time management strategies for busy online instructors. Higher Learning Magazine, 35-36.

Recent Presentations and Scholarly Work

  • Presentation at the New Learning Technologies Conference, Orlando, FL
    º Bryans Bongey, S. (2014, March). Six Key Strategies for Enhancing Online Learning: A whirlwind tour for educators.
  • Presentation at the Flipped Learning and You Conference, St. Paul, MN.
    º Bryans Bongey, S. (2013, April). Phasing in the Flipped Classroom.
  • Presentation at the 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, WI.
    º Rustad, J., & Bryans Bongey, S. E. (2012, August). Incorporating eTexts and other eResources in an online faculty development course.
  • Presentation at the 14th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece.
    º Bryans Bongey, S. E. (2012, May). Evaluating Learning Management System (LMS)-facilitated Delivery of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Postsecondary Education.
  • Presentation at the Blackboard Collaborate Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    º Bryans Bongey, S. (2011, July). Wimba Web-conferencing: Strategies for providing Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Presentation at the 21st Century Teaching & Learning Conference, Duluth, MN.
    º Bryans Bongey, S., Nyback, S., & Sullivan, J. (2011, June). Success for all: Promoting student achievement through technology.
  • Presentation at the 26th International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.
    º Bryans Bongey, S. (2010, March). Explorations and discoveries with Universal Design for Learning (UDL): The research continues.
  • Presentation at the Wimba Connect Conference, Orlando, FL
    º Bryans Bongey, S., & Takkunen, C. (2010, March). Video, Vodcasts, and YouTube, Oh My!
  • Presentation at the Sloan-C Conference, Orlando, FL.
    º Bryans Bongey, S. (2009, October). Hitting the UDL sweet spot: Universal Design for Learning
  • Presentation at the 24th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, WI.
    º Bryans Bongey, S., & Johnson, D. L. (2008, August). Addressing multiple intelligences in the online course environment.
  • Presentation at the Education and Information Systems, Technologies & Applications Conference, Orlando, FL.
    º Bryans Bongey, S. (2008). Making online happen at your institution: Strategies and benefits of implementing online programming.
  • Presentation at the Conference on Innovations in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges, Northfield, MN.
    º Bryans Bongey, S. (2007). Power to the students! Academic technology and the transformation of traditional learning.

International Experiences

Presenter, 14th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, GR
Delegate, Mensa International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK

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