|Shelley Kurland, MAT
Shelley Kurland is currently a doctoral candidate in the Teacher Education/Teacher Development at Montclair State University. She has
a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from
Rutgers University - Rutgers College and a Masters in Arts in Teaching
from Montclair State University. Shelley has been in academia since
1999 with teaching experiences at the high school level as a Special
Education teacher, as well as an adjunct faculty member for Montclair
State University and Centenary College’s Adult and Professional
Programs. She has been working full-time with faculty members in course
development and professional learning opportunities in higher ed for
face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses since 2006.
Shelley has been involved with designing and developing curricula for
over ten years. She believes that curriculum sets the tone for a
course; thus, it is extremely important to understand the student
population, instructors’ expectations, and the goals and objectives of
the academic institution. When developing a curriculum with faculty
members, she encourages the focus of curriculum design on not just
active learning, but interactive, life long learning. The use of
technology and multimedia is encouraged and implemented centered around
the needs of the faculty member, students, and the nature of the course.
Shelley believes not only can technology enhance the richness of a
course, it can target many learning styles simultaneously, thus
increasing the motivation and retention of the students.
Shelley is a member of the Distance Learning Consortium Group, NJEDge,
Professional and Organization Development (POD) Network and the
Instructional Technology Council.
Shelley has completed the
Online Learning Consortium (Formerly Sloan Consortium) Teaching Program
Certificate and the Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certificate in 2009.
In 2011, Shelley completed the Quality Matters Train-the-Trainer: