Narrative reflections of early music education from mid level career professionals

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Rita Hartman, Ed.D.

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Rita Hartman

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7 years 7 months
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(520) 250-8404
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The purpose of the qualitative content analysis research will be to explore and describe how school leaders characterize a day in the life of a student from personal experiences, observations, and reflections revealed in archival blogs.  The anticipated outcome is to build on the existing literature and provide insights and knowledge that may be used to improve the educational experience for students.  The study is grounded in empathetic design thinking, socio-cultural theory, and constructivist theory.  Empathetic design thinking is where empathy for the user experiences and needs improves design.  The findings may provide schools moving to technolognologically driven learning platforms with valuable information on the humanistic aspect of designing strategies, techniques, and support structures to assist teachers in effectively and successfully embracing the innovation. 

Publications: 
Empathetic design: A sustainable approach to school change
Career professionals reflections on early exposure to music education and training: A narrative inquiry
School leaders' reflective blogs inspire systemic change: A narrative inquiry
University of Phoenix Courses: 
COM/705
PHL/700R
LDR/711A
DOC/721R
DOC/722
DOC/731R
DOC/732R
DOC/733
DOC/734
RES/711
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I retired after many wonderful years in public education; the last six spent as a middle school principal, and started perusing my passion of working with adult learners and leaders from around the world engaging in scholarly pursuits and research projects. Academically, I have facilitated doctoral classes in the online environment for over fifteen years. I love being able to teach in my pajamas although I do enjoy getting into my business casual to facilitate doctoral residencies. I am a past member of the SAS Global Program Council, the EDD Academic Council, and have served as an Academic Chair for the EDD program. One of my greatest joys is working with doctoral learners as they define, develop, and complete their proposal/dissertation. There is an amazing sense of pride and accomplishment that you get when you know you have been part of the journey as a learner moves into the role of a Doctor! In my role as a Fellow in the Center for Educational Communication and Technology during 2017-2018, I successfully led three teams to completion of research projects resulting in publications and presentations. Professionally, I am engaged in exploring the concept of Question-Thinking (Adams, 2010). Q-Thinking is based on the premises that great results being with great questions and just about any problem can be solved with enough right questions. I am also involved in using Appreciative Inquiry as a process for building a learning community focused on the strengths and potentials of each individual of the community with the goal of inspiring positive change. I presented a session titled “Developing Scholars, Practitioners, and Leaders through a Collaborative, Constructive, and Creative Thinking Process” at AI (Appreciative Inquiry) World Conference, which brought together my three passions - AI, Q-Storming, and the doctoral journey. I also had the honor of presenting with two of my esteemed colleagues at the Quality Research Management Conference “Finding the Art of the Possible: Generating Alternatives through Imagination.” I volunteer at the Tucson Wildlife Center whose goal is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release wild life. I volunteer in the educational program, Friday at the Fort, am part of a charity group, Twelve Who Care, and am on the board of KIND (Kids with Individual Needs and/or Disabilities – The KIND home). When I am not in the "school" environment or working on special projects, I enjoy time with my family, do a little painting, read mystery and suspense books, and collect antiques.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University
1995
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Global Council School of Advance Studies
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Educational Leadership Doctoral Program School of Advance Studies
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Academic Review Board School of Advance Studies
Reviewer
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School of Advanced Studies - Center for Educational Instruction and Technology
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Distinguished Teaching Award
Teacher Education Program, University of Phoenix Southern Arizona Campus
Outstanding Faculty Teacher Education
University of Phoenix Southern Arizona Tucson, Arizona
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Liston Bailey, MPA, PhD

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Liston Bailey

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7 years 7 months
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(757) 345-5154
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Instructional design and use of educational technologies. Organizational development and Public Adminstration. 

Call for Chapters: Educational Technology and the New World of Persistent Learning      https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/call-chapters-educational-technology-new-world-liston-w-bailey-phd-/ 

Publications: 
Exploring Pedagogical Foundations of Existing Virtual Reality Educational Applications: A Content Analysis Study
Meditation, mindfulness, and critical thinking: individual characteristics in online higher education.
Online Collaborative Course Design for Army E-Learning
Social Media: A discussion of considerations for modern organizations and professionals.
Virtual Reality Pedagogy Considerations in Learning Environments
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
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My Name is Liston W. Bailey, and I like many of you, have a varied background in the “liberal” arts and in the field of education. I was born in New York City and was raised in a middle class home with a police officer father and a mother who worked additional jobs in retail to help support my budding interests in music. I served on active duty in the Army for 20 years as a soldier. During my career journey in the military I worked in and visited many interesting countries in Europe and the Far East. Over the years I went on to earn graduate degrees in the fields of education and management. My current research interests are related to topics in the areas of learning science, technology, strategic thinking and organizations. I currently teach online, face to face, and blended learning formatted courses for several schools and universities, including UOP and several colleges here in Virginia where I live. I look forward to working with adult learners from different walks of life and gaining greater professional knowledge as a result. My outlook on life and research interests have allowed me to be a facilitator to other lifelong learners who are pursuing graduate and doctoral degrees. Contact Information: I’m online usually 4 – 6 hours each day. Contact me at docbailey85@gmail.com
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Doctoral Degree
Education
Capella University
2006
Masters Degree
Master of Public Administration
Old Dominion University
2013
Masters Degree
Organizational Development
University of the Incarnate Word
2006
Masters Degree
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Brooklyn College CUNY
1994
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Jennifer Calito, EdD, MEd, MLIS, BIT

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Jennifer Calito

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4 years 11 months
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(847) 852-0990
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I have 20 years experience as a trainer in various industries including: retail, healthcare, banking, and education. Before I entered into teaching, I recognized the importance and influence that technology would have on education. As such, the concentration of my first masters degree is in instructional technology. The focus of studies revolved around technology integration in all aspects of education and training from pre-school through adult education, and in corporate settings. I was able to immediately apply the acquired skills and become proficient in communication with adults on how to use technology in corporate settings. In my classroom teaching experience, I have implemented laptops in an inner city school to enhance instruction. I also assisted other teachers in finding ways to integrate technology into their current lesson plans to provide a rich learning experience for students and teachers. At a second inner city school I was employed at, I was hired to implement a blended learning model. After a successful first year, I was placed as an elementary team-leader, continued to grow the blended learning model with other elementary teachers, while simultaneously teaching. As a team lead, I worked as a curriculum coordinator, developing a curriculum life-cycle process for the school with check-points for review, teacher buy-in, and board approval. It is with these experiences, I have developed strong passions for continuing to add value to the classroom to data-based research implementations, teacher mentorship and training, and adding to the body of knowledge with new research projects.
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Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
University of Phoenix
2017
Masters Degree
Library and Information Sciences
Dominican University
2019
Masters Degree
Elementary Education Certification
University of Phoneix
2010
Masters Degree
Instructional Technology
American Intercontinental University
2004
Bachelors Degree
Information Technology
American Intercontinental University
2003
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3rd Grade Teacher
Salem Christian School
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to Sunday, June 1, 2014
Teacher
Pui Tak Christian School
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Friday, August 15, 2014 to Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Online Instructor
Northwestern University - Center for Talent Development
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Sunday, April 1, 2012 to Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Librarian
Thomas Edison Elementary School
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Monday, August 20, 2018
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The purpose of the qualitative narrative inquiry will be to analyze the stories of mid level professionals who report being influenced by music training early in their lives providing educators with information and knowledge to support the inclusion of music in the school curriculum (Susic, 2017). Data will be gathered from participants through interviews using guided open-ended questions allowing the mid level career professionals to share their stories on how music influenced their lives. A narrative inquiry approach is appropriate for this study as the mid level career professionals share a narrative of their lived experiences (Benson, 2014). The geographic location will be within the United States.  

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music
life long learning
music education