Geralyn E. Stephens

Geralyn  E. Stephens
Associate Professor - Clinical - Career and Technical Education
273 College of Education

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Masters of Education Advisees: Please email (geralyn.stephens@wayne.edu) for mutually convenient consultations.

 

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Education

 Bachelor's Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

Graduate:  

Master of Education, Adult & Continuing Education,Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.   
Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction,  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  

Certification:  Certified Online Instructor, Michigan Virtual University.

Responsibilities

I teach courses in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program area, within the Teacher Education Division of the College of Education at Wayne State University.  I also serve as the major advisor to students, primarily graduate students, in this program area.  My focus is to ensure that students receive a quality education with consideration for the conservation of financial resources.

Academic Interests

Fundamentally, I believe that Learning and Change are synonymous terms.  Meaning, if one is learning, then one is changing.   However, I do not expect the change to occur instantly.  Changes in attitudes or beliefs may occur over time.  I believe that effective teaching is the impetus for learners to identify how new concepts or skills learned can be applied in their lives.  When adult learners internalize new information or master a new skill, their perceptions, perspectives, beliefs and/or attitudes have been influenced. 

I believe that learning is perpetual.  I believe that effective teaching has the ability to influence students to continue the learning process after the formal teaching/learning session has concluded.  Students can be inspired to review, apply and/or practice concepts and skills learned.  They may also seek additional related information, especially web-based, that supports what was learned in the classroom.  I believe that internet based technological resources promote ubiquitous learning by allowing learners access to information and the ability to communicate with others, at any time. 

Area Of Expertise

The following are areas where I have extensive professional experiences:

  • Career & Technical Education certification in Michigan
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Learning 

Courses Taught

  • CTE 6010 - History and Principles of Career and Technical Education
  • CTE 7820 - Planning and Organizing Instruction
  • CTE 8998 - Current Issues and Trends
  • TED 7000 - Intro. to the Master's Seminar 

Grants

Increasing the Ranks of Career & Technical Education Teachers
2015 - 2016

Career and Technical Education Research Expertise Project
2014 - 2015

Increasing the Ranks of Career and Technical Education Teachers
2014 - 2015

Career and Technical Education Research Expertise Project
2013 - 2014

Onsite: Moving AOA teachers towards Interim Occupational Certificate
2012 - 2013

Career and Technical Education Research Expertise Project
2012 - 2013

Assessing Annual Occupational Authorization Teachers' Professional Development Needs.
2011 - 2012

Fundamentals of Teaching in Career & Technical Education
2010 - 2011

Meeting them where they are!
2009 - 2010

CTE Teacher Recruitment and Retention.
2008 - 2009

Awards & Honors

2014
Recipient - Blackboard MVP Award, Blackboard Corporation, Blackboard World 2014

2013
Recipient - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2013

2013
Recipient - WSU/TRC Faculty Fellowship, Technology Resources Center, Wayne State Unversity

2013
Recipient - Blackboard Catalyst Award -Staff Development (Learn), Blackboard World 2013

2012
Nominee - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2012

2012
Recipient - Blackboard Catalyst Award - Exemplary Course Program, BlackBoard World 2012

2011
Finalist (2nd Place)- SLOAN-C Award, Excellence in Online Teaching

2011
Award Recipient - Faculty Track Program, BlackBoard World 2011

2011
Nominee - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2011

2010
Advanced Technology User Award, College of Education - Wayne State University

Presentations

Project MOOC: Preparing AOA Teachers for the CTE Classroom
*Stephens, G.E.* & Haas, J. 2 2015 2015 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference

Troops-to-Teachers: A Statewide Awareness Initiative
2. Haas, J., *Stephens, G.E.* & Jones, E. 2 2015 2015 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference

Teacher Externships: Bringing Learning to Life.
*Stephens, G.E.* 10 2014 Zeeland Institute of Business and Technology / Copenhagen, Denmark

A MOOC towards Occupational Certification
*Stephens, G. E.* 2 2014 Michigan Career Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

Addressing the Digital Divide in High Poverty Communities
*Stephens, G. E.* 2 2014 Research Symposium and Educational Dialogue: Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Education, Wayne State University

Effective Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement
Sulad, C., *Stephens, G. E.*, Martin, F., Kacin, Sara, & Kolski, T. 7 2014 Blackboard World 2014. Las Vegas, NV.

Teacher Externships: Bringing Learning to Life!
*Stephens, G. E.* 10 2014 Zealand Institute of Business and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark

Improve the Testing, Improve the Upgrade!
1. Sulad, C. C., *Stephens, G. E.*, DeLoose, S. 7 2013 Blackboard World-2013

How to Move from Annual Authorization to Interim Occupational Certification
*Stephens, G.E.* 2 2013 2013 Michigan Career Education Conference

The Professional Development Needs of the Annually Authorized Teacher
Stephens, G. E. 2 2012 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference

How To Move From Annual Authorization to Interim Occupational Certification
Stephens, G. E. 2 2012 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference

HOW TO: Annual Authorization to Occupational Certification
*Stephens, G. E.* 2 2011 2011 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference

The Availability and Use of Technological Resources in Metropolitan Detroit Student Teaching Classrooms
Stephens, G. E. 8 2011 2011 New Literacies Conference: Teaching and Learning in the Decades to Ahead

Publications

Facilitating Collaboration in Online Groups
*Stephens, G. E.*  & Roberts, K. L.  1 2017 Journal of Educators Online (14)(1).

CSI: An Engaging Online Classroom Introduction Activity
*Stephens, G. E.* 9 2015 The Journal of Effective Teaching 15, 2.

Uncertified and Teaching: Industry Professionals in Career and Technical Education Classrooms
*Stephens, G. E.* 8 2015 ​International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training 2, 2.

The Availability of Technology Resources in Student Teaching Classrooms in the Metropolitan Detroit Area
*Stephens, G. E.* 9 2011 Issues in Education: Preschool through Graduate School (1), (2).

Teacher Internships as Professional Development
Stephens, G. E. 2011 Journal of Career and Technical Education. (26) (2).

Cellphones, Parents, and Schools.
*Stephens, Geralyn* 9 2011 Principal Leadership (12) (1).

The Effect of the Digital Divide on Social Justice
*Stephens, G. E.* Rosa, M. H. 4 2010 Issues in Education: Preschool through Graduate School (1), (1).

Business Teachers go to Work and Students get the Dividends
*Stephens, G. E.* 12 2010 Journal of Staff Development ( 31), (6).

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