Before joining Nevada State College as the CTLE’s Instructional Technologist, Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa ápi worked as the Instructional Support Specialist at Niagara University, developing online courses in the effective use of Canvas and online course design, in addition to providing training on Canvas and other classroom technologies. She managed the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, conducting a variety of active and integrative learning workshop centered around hands-on, concentrated, independent or scaffolded themes that emphasize the latest research and best practices in instructional technology, outcomes, assessment, pedagogy, and online learning for both the U.S. and Canadian campuses. As the faculty development coordinator for Trocaire College, Sierra facilitated and presented professional development seminars and workshops in classroom pedagogy, instructional technology, and instructional design.
Sierra has also taught online and face-to-face courses in academic writing, American and Native American literature, film, American and world history, magazine writing, and contemporary issues. She received her Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo, her Masters at the University of Kansas, and her undergraduate degree at SUNY Empire State College. When not working, Sierra enjoys camping, skydiving, ballooning, horsepacking, goatpacking, fishing, reading, cooking, and writing.
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