Vitae

Current Rank
Clinical Associate Professor, Instructional Technology, Purdue University Northwest. Appointed August 2016.

Education
Academic Degrees Earned                                                                                  

Ph.D., Education (Specialization: Instructional Design for Online Education).
Capella University. Defense completion date: March 21, 2013. All coursework completed, December 2011. Dissertation: "Learning at the Speed of Light: Deep Learning and Accelerated Online Graduate Programs"

M.S., Education - Instructional Technology. Purdue University, 2006
            Thesis: “Instructional Technology Program Needs Analysis and Course Analysis”

B.A., English - Professional Writing. Purdue University, 2002.

Certifications
Quality Matters Certified Master Peer Course Reviewer. Quality Matters Program. Originally awarded in 2006; recertified peer reviewer in 2015. Master-level certificate earned in 2016.

Professional Certificate, Barrier-Free Information Technology and Web Design. Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), Lake Forest, California.

Professional Certificate, Distance Learning Planning and Implementation. Indiana University Bloomington, 2003.

Academic Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Education and Counseling, College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, Purdue University Northwest, August 2016 - present.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Education, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University North Central, August 2013 - August 2016.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Graduate Studies, School of Education, Purdue University Calumet, August 2011 – August 2013.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Studies, School of Education, Purdue University Calumet, August 2006 to August 2011.

Coordinator of the Education Media Lab, School of Education, Purdue University Calumet, March 2004 to August 2006.

Technician Level VII, Education Media Lab, School of Education, Purdue University Calumet, August 1998 to March 2004.

Awards and Commendations

Northwest Indiana “20 Under 40” Award, awarded by the Times Media Company. October 2013.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education with Distinction, Capella University College of Education, April 2013.

Alumni Committed to Excellence Award, awarded by the Department of Graduate Studies in Education and the Purdue Alumni Association. October 2006.

Activities and Memberships

President, Indiana Writers Consortium (501c3 non-profit organization serving Indiana writing professionals), 2017 - present.

President, Indiana Connected Educators (501c3 non-profit organization serving Indiana teachers), Board of Directors, 2013-Present. Formerly held positions of Marketing Director (2008-2010) and Vice-President (2010-2013).

Instructional design and training consultant, Community Healthcare Systems, Munster, IN. August 2013 to May 2014.

Technology planning consultant, MSD of Boone Township, Hebron, IN. December 2012 – September 2013.

Communications Director, Learning Forward - Indiana Chapter Board of Directors. 2011 – 2013.

Member, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 2009-Present.

Teaching and Learning

Courses currently taught (syllabi available on request)

EDCI 27000-001/002, Integrating Technology in the Classroom

EDST 20000, History and Philosophy of Education (Freshman-Year Experience)

ENGL 41900, Multimedia Writing

EDCI 57200, Introduction to Learning Systems Design

EDPS 53000, Advanced Educational Psychology

Other Institutional Experience and Accomplishments

Advisor and program coordinator, Department of Graduate Studies in Education, College of Education, Purdue University Calumet, 2013-2015. Serving as advisor and program coordinator for the Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology.
Instructor, Department of Graduate Studies in Education, College of Education, Purdue University Calumet, 2006-2015. Courses developed and taught: EDCI 57500, Foundations of Distance Learning, EDCI 59100 (Human Issues in Instructional Technology), EDCI 59100 (Advanced Web Applications for Instruction), EDCI 59100 (Designing Instruction for the Web), EDCI 56600 (Multimedia Applications for Instruction), EDCI 67200 (Advanced Instructional Design), EDCI 55400 (Production of Instructional Materials), and EDCI 59100 (Instructional Technology Leadership). Also involved in planning curriculum for all other courses in the Instructional Technology masters program.

Instructor, continuing education and teacher license renewal, School of Education, Purdue University Calumet, 2007-2013 (ongoing course offerings each semester).

Instructor, Department of Teacher Preparation, School of Education, Purdue University Calumet, 2000-2009. Courses taught: EDCI 26000, Introduction to Computers in Education. Served as lead developer of lessons and course materials for EDCI 26000 from 2003 to 2010.

Discovery and Scholarship

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Frazier, D., Martin, L., & Trekles, A. (2017). Exploring K-2 teachers’ use and perceptions of iPads in the classroom: A survey of one Midwestern state. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice. In Review.

Frazier, D., & Trekles, A. (2016). Elementary 1:1 iPad implementation: Successes and struggles during the first year. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. In Review.
Trekles, A. (2015). Foster peer review using online discussion. In K. Thompson and B. Chen (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning. Retrieved from https://topr.online.ucf.edu/index.php?title=Foster_Peer_Review_Using_Online_Discussion&oldid=4222
Acceptance rate: 50%
Trekles, A., & Sims, R. (2013). Designing instruction for speed: Qualitative insights into instructional design for accelerated online graduate coursework. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 16(4). Retrieved from http://www.westga.edu/%7Edistance/ojdla/winter164/trekles_sims164.html
Acceptance rate: 30%

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings and Presentations

International Conferences

Frazier, D., & Trekles, A. (2016). Are we seriously going 1:1 THIS year? A case study of teacher perceptions in the first year of an elementary 1:1 iPad adoption. Presentation at the Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, November 3-6, 2016.

Trekles, A., Dristas, T., Eichelberger, N., & Lolkema, M. (2016). Independence along the continuum: differentiating and empowering student learning. Presentation at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Denver, CO, June 25-29, 2016.

Trekles, A. (2016). Engage to retain: Supporting learning beyond the classroom walls. Paper presented at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Denver, CO, June 25-29, 2016.

Chuang, C., Coates, A., Klosinski, K., Rogalin, C., Trekles, A., & White, S. (2015). Mixing IT up: Blending technical and pedagogical faculty development. Presentation at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 28-30, 2015.

Trekles, A., & Riesmeyer, P. (2015). Making accessibility accessible: Improving support for accessible online materials. Presentation at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 27-30, 2015.

Chuang, C., Coates, A., Klosinski, K., Rogalin, C., Trekles, A., & White, S. (2015). Faculty mentoring faculty: Lessons learned from a formal learning technology mentorship program. Presentation at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Virtual Meeting, February 10, 2015.

Trekles, A. (2014). Speedy learning: Best practices in accelerated online instructional design. Proceedings of the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference (pp. 267-271). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Madison. Retrieved from http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Proceedings_2014.pdf

Regional Conferences
Simerlein, S., Simerlein, M., Trekles, A. (2016). Using musical mnemonics to engage students and improve recall: The Simersong story. Presentation at the Indiana Connected Educators Conference, Noblesville, IN, October 13-14, 2016.

Frazier, D., & Trekles, A. (2016). Elementary 1:1 iPad implementation: Successes and struggles during the first year. Presentation at the Indiana Connected Educators Conference, Noblesville, IN, October 13-14, 2016.

Trekles, A. (2016). Blended curriculum: Doing it right (the first time!). Presentation at the Indiana Connected Educators Conference, Noblesville, IN, October 13-14, 2016.

Trekles, A., Dristas, T., Eichelberger, N., & Lolkema, M. (2016). Interaction! What every digital-age classroom needs most. Presentation at the #engageEDNWI Conference, Lowell, IN, June 21-22, 2016.
Trekles, A. (2016). Join the digital citizenship revolution. Presentation at the #engagEDNWI Conference, Lowell, IN, June 21-22, 2016. Also presented at e3Tech Conference, Warsaw, IN, July 25-26, 2016.

Trekles, A., White, S., & Gaver, C. (2015). Making meaning with technology in the humanities. Presentation at the Faculty Summer Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 27-29, 2015.

Trekles, A., Samuel, S., & Gordon, K. (2014). How ready are college students to learn online today? Presentation at the Supporting Learning and Teaching in Education (SLATE) Conference, Northern Illinois University, Naperville, Illinois, October 22-23, 2014.

Trekles, A. (2014). Student experiences and learning approach in accelerated online courses. Presentation at the 2014 Midwest Scholars Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 13-14, 2014.
State Conferences

Trekles, A., Dristas, T., Eichelberger, N., & Lolkema, M. (2015). Independent learning skills and the transition to college and career readiness. Presentation accepted for the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Noblesville, IN, October 14-16, 2015.

Dristas, T., Eichelberger, N., & Trekles, A. (2014). Teaching and learning in a transparent world: What being connected is all about. Presentation at the Indiana Connected Educators Conference, Noblesville, IN, October 15-17, 2014.

Winer, C., Trekles, A., & Werner, J. (2013). Teaching through exploration: The computational thinking via scenario based learning model. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 10-11, 2013.

Sienicki, M., & Trekles, A. (2013). 1:1 - We should talk. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 10-11, 2013.

Invited Presentations

Trekles, A. (2016). The human side of online learning. Presentation for the International Society for Technology in Education Online Learning Network (virtual), September 24, 2016.

Trekles, A. (2014). Making technology work for you and your Students: Solutions for diverse classroom needs. Presentation at the Excellence in Teaching Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, October 24, 2014.

Trekles, A. (2014). Interaction: What every digital-age classroom needs most. Presentation at the E-Lightenment 2014 Conference, Chesterton, Indiana, August 5-6, 2014.

Trekles, A. (2013). Maximizing your time with students: Maximizing teachable moments. Presentation at the 2013 Professional Learning Community workshop, Valparaiso University, December 4, 2013.

Grants
GenCyber 2017 Teacher Computer Science Camp. National Science Foundation Grant ($300,000) Role: Co-PI.
CARES (Conceptual Algebra Readiness with Engineering and Science). Indiana Department of Education Math-Science Partnership Grant ($626,184). Role: Online follow-up development.

Discovery Prior to PNC Appointment

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Milligan, A., & Buckenmeyer, J. (2008). Assessing students for online learning. International Journal on E-Learning, 7(3), 449-461. Acceptance rate: 15%
 
Zimmerman, L. & Trekles, A. (2006). Perspectives on communicating with the net generation. Innovate Journal of Online Education, 4(2). Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/104337/ Acceptance rate: 30%

Books and Book Chapters

Trekles, A. (2009). Putting people first: Human issues in instructional technology. Highland, IN: Zelda 23 Publishing.

Mott, M. & Trekles, A. (2006). Hypermedia for educators and the classroom. Cincinnati, OH: Touchsmart Publishing, LLC.

Trekles, A. (2003 - 2006). EDCI 260 course handbook. (Course materials reproduced and sold for student use).

Frampton, P., Mott, M., Trekles, A., Colon, R., & Galloway, J. (2005). Design, management and evaluation of online portfolios: Matching supply and demand for building-level educational administrators. In Technology Literacy Uses in Learning Environments (ed. D. Carbonara). Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings and Presentations
            International Conferences

Trekles, A. (2012). Creative Writing, problem-based learning, and the technology-enhanced English classroom. Presentation at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. San Diego, CA, June 24-27, 2012.  

Trekles, A. (2012). Integrating Digital citizenship into the classroom with MyBigCampus. Presentation at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. San Diego, CA, June 24-27, 2012.  

Trekles, A., (2011). Managing collaborative student team building projects in virtual worlds. Presentation at the Midwest EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March, 2011.

Brown, B.W., Stack, D., Thebeau, L., & Trekles, A. (2011). When your LMS can't do it all: Non-LMS tools for blended and online courses. Presentation at the Midwest EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March, 2011.  

Trekles, A. (2011). Managing a collaborative building project with graduate students in a virtual learning environment. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, Nashville, TN, March-April, 2011 

Trekles, A., Bell, C., Venditti, K., & Cate-Clements, C. (2011). Examining integrated and sustainable professional development models for teachers. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, Nashville, TN, March-April, 2011.

Trekles, A., & Nakayama, S. (2010). Work in progress: Identifying adequate level of instruction without hindering deeper learning in distance learning. Paper presented at the Frontiers in Education Conference 2010, Arlington, VA.

Trekles, A. & Jancich, H. (2010). Getting your message across: Exploring new online website editors. Presentation at the National Educational Computing Conference, Denver, CO, June, 2010.

Trekles, A. & Jancich, H. (2010). Creating and assessing activities for virtual worlds. Presentation at the National Educational Computing Conference, Denver, CO, June, 2010.

Trekles, A. (2010). Navigating today’s digital divide: Motivating all learners toward success. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 1286-1292). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/33534.

Trekles, A. (2010). The Adobe CS4 Web Suite: From Beginning to Bedazzling! Roundtable presentation at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, San Diego, CA, March-April, 2010.
           

National Conferences
Winer, C., Trekles, A., & Werner, J. (2013). Successful teaching using computational thinking via scenario-based learning. Presentation at the 48th Annual National Association for Workforce Improvement Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May 21-22, 2013.

Bell, C., Trekles, A., Venditti, K., & Cate-Clements, C. (2011). Designing integrated professional development for developing teacher leaders. Presentation at the Learning Forward Summer Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June, 2011. 

Trekles Milligan, A., & Zimmerman, L. (2008). The Net Generation at school: Balancing student and faculty expectations. Presentation at The Connected World: How Technology Changes the Nature of Higher Education, Rutgers University (New Jersey), March, 2008.

Regional Conferences

Trekles, A., White, E., & Riesmeyer, P. (2013). Faculty development in the age of online “everything.” Presentation at the Midwest Scholars Conference, Indianapolis, IN, March 14-15, 2013.
Trekles, A., Kristin, S., Roller, M., Nankivell, K., Jin, G., & Mabrito, M. (2010). Second Life as an experiential learning opportunity. Presentation at the Virtual Worlds Conference, West Lafayette, IN, May 2010.
Trekles, A. & Jancich, H. (2010). Creating and assessing learning within virtual worlds. Presentation at the Midwest Regional EDUCAUSE Conference, Chicago, IL, March, 2010.
Trekles, A. (2010). eLearning on a Shoestring. Presentation at the American Society for Training and Development chapter meeting, Memphis, TN, March, 2010.

            State Conferences
Trekles, A., & Ford, S. (2013). Making time for change in the classroom. Presentation at the eVisionary Conference, Valparaiso, IN, July 31 – August 1, 2013.

Trekles, A., & Ford, S. (2013). Flipped learning: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Presentation at the eVisionary Conference, Valparaiso, IN, July 31 – August 1, 2013.

Croyle, L., Dristas, T., Eichelberger, N., & Trekles, (2013). Apps across the curriculum. Presentation at the e3 Conference, Warsaw, IN, July 29-30, 2013.

Sienicki, M., Lucito, K., & Trekles, A. (2013). From trailers to buildings to laptops to iPads: The accidental technician’s journey through 1:1. Presentation at the e3 Conference, Warsaw, IN, July 29-30, 2013.

Trekles, A, & Croyle, L. (2012). E-learning for the little ones: A guided online activity for early primary students. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 11-12, 2012. 

Trekles, A, & Criswell, A. (2012). Screen-capturing, screen casting, and screen sharing for the budget-friendly teacher. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 11-12, 2012. 

Trekles, A. (2011). Integrating digital citizenship and new media Literacy into your curriculum. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 14-15, 2011. 

Trekles, A. (2009). Web-based Learning: Embrace Technology, Empower Yourself. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators "Back to School Blast" Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2009.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2009). Web 2.0: Cool tools for enriching learning within and beyond the classroom. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January 2009.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2009).Getting started with the Adobe CS3 web suite: Introduction to Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash.Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January 2009.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2008). Getting what you want from the Adobe Web CS3 web suite: For intermediate-to-experienced Web designers. Presentation at the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2008.

Trekles Milligan, A. (2008). Exploring Second Life as an educational tool. Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Conference, West Lafayette, IN, March 2008.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2008) How’s and why’s of podcasting with Audacity. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January 2008.

Trekles, A. (2007). Designer instruction: Adapting technology to your audience. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2007.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2007-2008) Adobe Dreamweaver and the web suite: Everything you need to know.Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January 2007 & January, 2008 and at the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2007.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2007). Dreamweaver 8 – Get yourself online today. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2007.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2007). Finding common ground with students through game-based learning.Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2007.

Trekles Milligan, A. (2007). Assessing students for online learning. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, March 2007.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2006). Advanced Dreamweaver. Presentation at the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2006 and 2005.

Trekles, A. & Zamojski, H. (2006). Instructional design meets WebCT:
Using technology tools to your advantage in course design and development. Presentation at the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Conference, West Lafayette, IN, March, 2006.

Buckenmeyer, J.A., Freitas, D.J. & Trekles, A.M. (2006).But I found it on the Internet! Addressing media literacy.  Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2006.

Trekles, A. (2006). Game based learning strategies for the classroom. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2006.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2006). Basic Dreamweaver: Putting yourself on the Web. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2006 and 2005 and the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2004.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2006). Dreamweaver – From beginning to bedazzling! Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2006.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2006). E-Learning comes to life! Using Breeze and Captivate to reach all students. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2006.

Buckenmeyer, J.A. & Trekles, A. (2005). Videoconferencing on a shoestring budget.  Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2005.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2005). Inspiration & Kidspiration: Developing standards-based lessons with digital hypermedia. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January 2005.

Jancich, H.S., & Trekles, A. (2005) Managing a Mac lab: Tips to make life easier. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January 2005.

Trekles, A. (2004). WebCT Vista: New frontiers in distance learning. Presentation at the Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2004.

Other Scholarly Publications
Trekles, A. (2012). Creative writing, problem-based learning, and game-based learning principles. Hammond, IN: Purdue University Calumet. Retrieved from ERIC Database. (ED543910)
Trekles, A. (2011). University instructional designers: Everyday leadership in the age of accountability. Hammond, IN: Purdue University Calumet. Retrieved from ERIC Database. (ED543913)

Service Related to Scholarship

Reviewer, Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE). (2016-present).

Reviewer, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative conference proceedings. (2016-present).

CITI certified to conduct human subjects research (2012 to present).

Trekles, A. (principal investigator) (2014). “Readiness and Preferences for Online Learning: Where do Students Still Need Support?” Registered research project – Category 2 Exempt.

Trekles, A., (principal investigator) & Connors, N. (co-investigator) (2014). “Interns for Indiana Internship Program Experience.” Registered research project – Category 2 Exempt.

Engagement

Institutional and External Engagement

The following details my record of service to the university, the Purdue system, and the greater community.

Engagement External to PNW

President, Indiana Writers Consortium (501c3 non-profit organization serving Indiana writing professionals), 2017 - present. Primary role: setting agendas, working with constituent groups to promote all types of writing and support writers in Northwest Indiana, holding writing-related activities and events including the annual Steel Pen Writers Conference.

President, Indiana Connected Educators (501c3 non-profit organization serving Indiana teachers), Board of Directors, 2013-Present. Primary role: setting agendas, working with constituent groups to promote the meaningful use of technology in K-12 throughout Indiana, working with conference committee to organize, promote, and hold the annual ICE Conference.

President, Independent Cat Society (501c3 non-profit organization serving northwest Indiana animal welfare. 2013-2016. Primary role: setting agendas, managing finances and financial decisions, working with staff and volunteers at the shelter, planning for the current and future operations of the shelter.

Engagement Internal to PNW

Member, Task Force on Course Evaluations (Faculty Senate representative). Fall 2016-present.
Member, Task Force on Developing a Center for Faculty Development (co-chair). Fall 2016.

School of Education and Counseling Representative (Westville), Purdue University Northwest Faculty Senate. August 2016-Present. Subcommittee service: Faculty Affairs

Co-director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Purdue University Northwest - Westville Campus. August 2016-present. Primary role: work with co-director on the Hammond campus to promote programs and faculty development activities for faculty across all colleges within the university.

Graduate Advisor and Instructional Technology chair, Purdue University Northwest College of Education. August 2016-present. Primary role: advising students in the master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology, placing students in practicum settings, evaluating practicum progress, recommending students for graduation.

Vice-President, Purdue Northwest Women's Association (PNWA). March 2016-present.

Purdue University North Central representative, search committee for the Chancellor of Purdue Northwest. May 2015-December 2015.

Purdue University North Central representative, Unification committee on the development of a PNC-PUC Center for Teaching and Learning. December 2014-May 2015.

Purdue University North Central representative, Systemwide Canvas Pilot Steering Committee (member). August 2014-2016.

Purdue University North Central representative, Systemwide Online Learning Task Force, Coordinating Committee (member) and Academics Subcommittee (co-chair). January 2014-present.

Office of Learning Technology representative, Information Services governance and advisory committee. August 2013-2016.

Office of Learning Technology representative, Web Accessibility Committee. Purdue University North Central campus-wide committee devoted to ensuring that Web materials are accessible for all users. August 2013-2016.

Institutional Engagement Prior to PNC Appointment

Liaison, Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, Hammond, Indiana. 2012 - Present. Responsibilities: Assess needs and provide university support for curricular and administrative needs at the Hammond Academy, a public charter academy and a Purdue University Calumet Professional Development School. Provide professional development and curriculum development assistance within and across discipline areas and grade levels. Assist in the integration of 1:1 iPad use in all classrooms.  

Clerk, Purdue University Calumet Faculty Senate. 2012 - 2013. Responsibilities: Streamline and maintain Senate websites and online documents. Maintain minutes and meeting recordings on secure server as per Senate bylaws.

Faculty Representative, Web Accessibility Task Force initiative. Purdue University Calumet campus-wide committee devoted to ensuring that Web materials are accessible for all users. 2012-2013.

Member, Desktop Computing Advisory Support group (DACS). 2010-2013. Responsibilities: Represent the School of Education concerning desktop support needs by faculty, staff, and students on the Purdue Calumet campus.  

Member, Information Security Advisory Council (ISAC). 2010-2013. Responsibilities: Represent the School of Education concerning information security on the Purdue Calumet campus.

Faculty Mentor, Online Teaching Institute (Distance Educator certification program), Purdue University Calumet. 2008 to 2010. Responsibilities: Work with faculty protégés participating in the certification program to help them understand online learning strategies, design, and tools, certify after teaching observation over the course of one semester that the faculty protégés have completed training and are competent online instructors.

Member, Academic Technology Operations Group. 2006-2010.
Responsibilities: Represent the School of Education concerning technology support and equipment needs by faculty, staff, and students on the Purdue Calumet campus.

Member, Search Committee for the Supervisor of Audio/Visual Services, Fall 2006.
Responsibilities: Serve on university search committee for the interviewing and hiring of the Supervisor of Audio/Visual Services, a key position within the Computer, Technology, and Information Systems division at Purdue University Calumet.

Member, School of Education Technology committee, 1998-present.
Responsibilities: Provide input and recommendations to the Dean and department heads within the School of Education at Purdue University Calumet concerning technology integration and standards.

Member, Distance Education Assessment Task Force, 2004-2006.
Responsibilities: Provide input on the implementation and focus of distance education activities at Purdue University Calumet.

Member, Course Management Integration and Support Team (CMIST), Purdue University Calumet. January 2002 to December 2005. Responsibilities: Provide input on the adoption and implementation on the first Purdue System-wide course management system, WebCT Vista. Serve as point person regarding WebCT Vista support for School of Education faculty and students.

Vice-Chair, Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC), Purdue University Calumet. September 2003 - March 2004
            Subcommittees served: Newsletter (chair), Bookstore Advisory Committee, Discount.

Treasurer, Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC), Purdue University Calumet. September 2002 - August 2003
            Subcommittees served: Newsletter (chair), Bookstore Advisory Committee, Website.

Civic Engagement, Grant Projects, Workshops, and Inservices

GenCyber 2017 Teacher Computer Science Camp. National Science Foundation Grant ($300,000) Role: Co-PI.

CARES (Conceptual Algebra Readiness with Engineering and Science). Indiana Department of Education Math-Science Partnership Grant ($626,184). Role: Online follow-up development.

Trekles, A., Frazier, D., & Brusca-Vega, R. Addressing Children’s Needs Through Technology. Presentation (accepted) at the 2017 PNW Early Childhood Conference, Westville, IN, April 22, 2017.

Trekles, A. (2017). Inservice on SAMR model and iPad usage in the classroom. Presentation at Highland Christian School, Highland, IN, February 17, 2017.

Trekles, A., & Eichelberger, N. (2016). Create, organize, and cheer! Conquering the digital frontier. Presentation at the 2016 PNC Early Childhood Conference, Westville, IN, April 30, 2016.

Trekles, A. (2015). Internet safety for parents and teens. Presentation at the Merrillville Public Library, Merrillville, IN, May 2, 2015.

Trekles, A., & Eichelberger, N. (2015). Liberating little learners with technology. Presentation at the 2015 PNC Early Childhood Conference, Westville, IN, April 25, 2015.

Trekles, A. (2015). Web design workshop offered through the Graduate and Extended Learning office at Purdue University North Central. Four-week hybrid workshop experience, April, 2015.

Trekles, A., & Jocius, R. (2015). Grant Writing Workshop offered through the Graduate and Extended Learning office at Purdue University North Central. Ten-week hybrid workshop experience held between February and April, 2015.

Trekles, A. (2014). Screen time and the young child: Strategies for balance. Presentation at the 2014 Early Childhood Conference, Purdue University North Central, Westville, Indiana, April 26, 2014.

Service learning partner liaison between Purdue North Central undergraduate students in English and Ethical Leadership and the Independent Cat Society, Fall 2013 – Spring 2015.

Winer, C., Rue, R., Werner, J., & Trekles A. (2012-2014). Computational thinking and solution-based learning (SBL) training. Series of workshops for middle school and high school teachers at School Town of Munster. Munster and Hammond, IN. Multiple events held throughout the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 academic years. Grant-sponsored through National Science Foundation NSF CCF 0939089 (see https://sites.google.com/site/workshopctandsblresourcesite/about-the-research-grant-nsf-ccf-0939089) and the Indiana Department of Education Math-Science Partnership program.

Formal Civic Engagement Prior to PNC Appointment
Trekles, A., Croyle, L., & Eichelberger, N. (2013). E-learning and technology integration for little hands and minds. Presentation at the Purdue University North Central 7th Annual Early Childhood Conference, Westville, IN, April 20, 2013.

White, E., & Trekles, A. (2013). A technology-based literacy approach for our youngest English language learners. Presentation at the Purdue University North Central 7th Annual Early Childhood Conference, Westville, IN, April 20, 2013.

Trekles, A. & Sienicki, M. (2012-2013). Hammond Academy of Science and Technology iPad integration and curriculum development. Series of professional development inservices offered to teachers across all grades and disciplines, 6-11. Hammond, IN, August 2012 – June 2013.

Trekles, A. (2010). Podcasting and videocasting for education. Presentation at the Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, January 2010.

Trekles, A. (2009-2010). Smartboards in the classroom. Presentation at the Northwest Indiana Education Service Center, Highland, IN, October 2009, February and March, 2010.

Trekles, A. (2008). Introduction to Adobe Flash. Presentation at the Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, April, 2009.

Trekles, A. (2008). Understanding SMARTBoard technology. Presentation at the Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, February, March, and April, 2009.

Trekles, A. (2009). Podcasting for educators and Web managers. Presentation at the Northwest Indiana Education Service Center, Highland, IN, February 2009

Trekles, A. (2009). WebQuests. Presentation at the Northwest Indiana Education Service Center, Highland, IN, February 2009.

Instructional technology facilitator and co-investigator, ISLAND (Integrating Science and Literacy: Achieving New Dimensions) grant project, in cooperation with the Northwest Indiana Education Service Center and Lake Ridge Schools (2008 - 20111). Responsibilities include: facilitating 4-hour seminars during 2-week intensive summer training for participating teachers, maintaining Web services for ISLAND participants (http://island.nwiesc.k12.in.us), editing and assembling video, audio, text, and other media to design online professional development modules for participant reference and further information. Sponsored through a $500,000 Indiana Math-Science Partnership grant.

Trekles, A. (2008). Advanced Web Design with Adobe Dreamweaver. Presentation at the Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, November, 2008.

Trekles, A. (2008). Web 2.0 for teachers. Presentation at the Northwest Indiana Education Service Center, Highland, IN, November 2008.

Trekles, A. (2008). Web design and creating dynamic online content with the Adobe CS3 Suite. Northern Indiana Education Service Center, Mishawaka, IN, June 2008.

Trekles, A. (2008). Adobe Dreamweaver CS3: The basics. Presentation at the Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, April, 2008.

Trekles, A. (2008). The world of digital video. Presentation at Northwest Indiana Education Service Center, Highland, IN February, 2008.

Trekles, A. (2007). The how’s and why’s of podcasting and videocasting. Presentation at Northwest Indiana Education Service Center, Highland, IN, November, 2007.

Trekles, A. (2007). Adobe Photoshop: The Basics. Presentation at Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, December, 2007.

Trekles, A. (2007). The how’s and why’s of podcasting with Windows and Linux computers. Presentation at Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, October and November, 2007.
 
Trekles, A. (2007). Internet security, privacy, and your kids. Presentation for parents of the school community of St. Michael School, Schererville, IN, October, 2007.

Trekles, A. (2007). Beginning and advanced Web design with Dreamweaver. Presentation at Northern Indiana Education Service Center, Mishawaka, IN, June, 2007.

Trekles, A. (2007). PowerPoint and Inspiration. Presentation at East Chicago Public Schools, East Chicago, IN, May, 2007.

Trekles, A. (2007). Integrating digital video and preparing curriculum for school year 2007-2008. Presentation at Lake Ridge School Corporation, Gary, IN, May, 2007.

Trekles, A. (2007). Podcasting with Audacity. Presentation at Lake Ridge School Corporation, Gary, IN, April, 2007.

Trekles, A. (2007). Getting the most out of Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash. Presentation at Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette, IN, April, 2007.

Instructional technology EdTech grant facilitator and consultant, Lake Ridge Schools (2006 – 2007). Courses and workshops include: eight-week technology-assisted pedagogy online course in summer 2006 and 2007; technology integration training, podcasting and videocasting workshops.

Trekles, A. (2006). Spreadsheets and high school lessons. Presentation at Michigan City Area Schools, Michigan City, IN, July, 2006.

Trekles, A. (2006-2007) Developed and delivered online 8-week summer course for technology curriculum development to English teachers at Calumet High School, Gary, IN. June-August, 2006 and July-September 2007.

Trekles, A. (2006). “Keybo” and developing integrated lessons that teach keyboarding skills. Presentation at Lake Ridge School Corporation, Gary, IN, March 2006.

Trekles, A. (2006). Inspiration and Kidspiration. Presentation at East Chicago Public Schools, East Chicago, IN, March 2006.

Trekles, A. (2006). Integration of concept mapping software. Presentation at Lake Ridge School Corporation, Gary, IN, February 2006.

Trekles, A. (2005-2006). Inspiration and Kidspiration workshops. Two Presentations at School Town of Highland, Highland, IN, October 2005 and January 2006.

Trekles, A. (2005). Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. Presentation at Batesville Community Schools, Batesville, IN, September 2005.

Trekles, A. (2003). Fun with Inspiration and Kidspiration. Presentation at School Town of Highland, Highland, IN, December 2003.

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