Hi! I’m Monica Rysavy, an assistant professor, instructional designer, and faculty trainer.
I guide teachers in methods of effectively using educational technology resources to enhance their
course content for face-to-face and online environments.
I believe that teaching with technology means starting with course objectives and mindfully incorporating educational technology resources in meaningful ways to increase student engagement, assist with content understanding, and lead to content mastery.
I believe that teachers are faced with many competing demands on their time.
Researching new educational technology resources to find “just the right tool” and then finding time to learn how to use the new tool can feel intimidating, or frankly, like an unwanted chore. I love to research new instructional technology resources, and as a teacher myself, I often test relevant tools with my students. Sometimes these tools are a hit, and work wonders with my students. I add those to my list of ideas to share. Sometimes tools just don’t work and I move on.
My purpose for my website is to serve as a collection of inspiration, best practices, and support for teachers, teacher educators, and faculty trainers.
I’ll share projects I’m working on – what works, what doesn’t, and what I’m learning along the way. I’m glad you stopped by and hope you’ll find these resources to be helpful!
My Academic Credentials
In addition to having years of practical experience as a high school teacher, instructional designer and trainer, as well as undergraduate professor, I’ve had some wonderful academic experiences as well that have helped me build my career.
Finance and Marketing
Learning, Design, & Technology
The Pennsylvania State University
Fun Facts About Me