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Education


Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Studies

with an emphasis in Instructional Technology (August 2008)

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education,

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dissertation Topic: “The Reteaching of Mathematics Skills to Fifth Grade Students”

Advisor: Dr. David Brooks

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

with an emphasis in Instructional Technology (August 2004)

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education,

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Project: Electronic Portfolios

Advisor: Dr. Allen Steckelberg

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

with an endorsement in Secondary Mathematics (May 1998)

Department of Curriculum and Instruction,

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Professional Experience


Secondary Mathematics Instructor

Lincoln Public Schools

August 2007 – Current, August 1998 – June 2000

  • Teach secondary mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus).
  • Mentor and observe preservice practicum and student teachers.
  • Active participant, advocate, and leader of school and district’s committees that address the community’s diversity, School Improvement Plan, Professional Learning Communities, and technology.
  • Develop engaging technology enhances activities and mathematics lessons that meet both Nebraska Mathematics and ISTE’s NETS for teacher and students standards.
  • Provide instructional and technology support for instructional and administrative staff in the effective use of instructional technology.
  • Research, test, and advocate the use of emerging technologies in the classroom – including the use of open source software, course management systems, Wii Interactive Whiteboards, blogs, wikis, podcasting, the global outreach opportunities of XO laptops (One Laptop Per Child program), student response systems, mobile electronic devices, and document cameras.
  • Co-designed and developed core instructional alternative program and taught at one of Lincoln Public School District’s initial focus programs that center on the arts and humanities in the Lincoln community.

Online Mathematics Instructor

Class.com

August 2008 – May 2009

  • Instructor for an online research project examining the effectiveness of online mathematics to middle school students in rural schools in Maine and Vermont.
  • Engaged, developed and disseminated additional resources, and evaluated student work, including daily assignments, quizzes, exams, and discussion boards.
  • Collaborated with project researchers to ensure methodologies addressed validity and reliability in their research design.

Graduate/Teaching Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

August 2000-December 2007

  • Developed course syllabi and instructional materials with an emphasis on the integration of technology in K-12 lessons that meet state and national curriculum and technology standards.
  • Taught multiple sections of an instructional technology class for undergraduate and graduate pre-service education students to meet the technology requirement for the State of Nebraska teacher certification.
  • Developed evaluation rubrics and evaluated student individual and group materials.
  • Taught educational technology workshops to pre-service education students in order to develop basic technology skills in the areas of evaluating web resources, collecting and performing data analysis, and developing solid presentations.
  • Co-authored, co- developed, and co-taught graduate-level courses on instructional multimedia materials that introduced recent multimedia trends including videography, animation, and interactivity.
  • Provided instructional support and materials for a graduate database design and web-delivered materials.

Instructional Design Technology Specialist

Extended Education and Outreach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

October 2003 – July 2006

  • Consulted with faculty in the College of Education and Human Sciences and developed instructional materials used in online academic programs and courses.
  • Provided support for various instructional technology needs within the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education including course management solutions, technology integration, and presentation of distance learning solutions using both synchronous and asynchronous technology tools.
  • Developed and presented instructional workshops to aid University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty’s instructional design needs for online learning.
  • Collaborated with a team of instructional designers that provided support for online courses for the University of Nebraska.
  • Evaluated University of Nebraska products, including iTunesU content.

Instructional Technology Specialist

Department of Educational Administration/Alumni Learning Technologies Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

June 2000 – October 2003

  • Consulted with faculty in the Department of Educational Administration and developed materials for online academic courses.
  • Consulted and provided one-to-one technical support for the College of Education and Human Sciences in the area of distance learning technologies, including video conferencing, online course management systems, and synchronous/asynchronous interactive environments.
  • Liaison for the College of Education and Human Sciences with the State of Nebraska’s advisory counsel on P-16 distance learning needs.
  • Developed and presented instructional workshops to aid University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty’s instructional design needs for online learning.
  • Developed promotional and marketing materials for Department and College to promote academic online programs.

Student Assistant

Selleck Residence Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

August 1995 – August 1997, August 1993 – May 1994

  • Managed living/learning environment of graduate and non-traditional students in residence hall.
  • Provided direct support to residents in life and educational decisions.
  • Created and taught educational programs to residents on various academic, living, and community issues.

Professional Licenses/Memberships


  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Lincoln Education Association
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Education Association
  • Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Nebraska Education Technology Association
  • Nebraska Educator’s Certificate Endorsement: Secondary Mathematics
  • Phi Delta Kappa

Grants


“Web-Based School Portfolio Project”

Nebraska Department of Education Catalyst Grant

Spring, 2003

  • Co-Authored with Dr. Jody Isernhagen, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Created a web-based data system to collect and distribute individual Nebraska schools’ profiles.

“Building Distance Learning Awareness and Efficacy Amongst Pre- Service Teachers”

Nebraska Department of Education Catalyst Grant

Spring, 2002

  • Co-Authored with Dan Schmit, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Created and taught an interactive series of workshops for pre-service teachers on how to teach in a two-way video classroom.

Publications


Kutscher, Matthew (November, 2006). Push-button publishing with iWeb. TechNotes, Retrieved November 16, 2006, from http://manila.unl.edu/technotes/2006/11/iweb

Kutscher, Matthew (September, 2006). Students expand horizons with new technologies. TechNotes, Retrieved November 16, 2006, from http://manila.unl.edu/technotes/2006/09/matt

Becking, S., Hartshorn, K., & Kutscher, M. (March, 2006). Macromedia Breeze expands collaborative activities. TechNotes, Retrieved November 16, 2006, from http://manila.unl.edu/technotes/stories/storyReader$550.

Kutscher, Matthew (February, 2006). Using data tools to improve the learning experiences of online learners (Part 2 of 2). TechNotes, Retrieved November 16, 2006, from http://manila.unl.edu/technotes/stories/storyReader$465

Kutscher, Matthew (December, 2005). Using data tools to improve the learning experiences of online learners (Part 1 of 2). TechNotes, Retrieved November 16, 2006, from http://manila.unl.edu/technotes/stories/storyReader$465

Hartshorn, K., Kutscher, M., & Becking, S.,  (September, 2005). Distance education support. TechNotes, Retrieved November 16, 2006, from http://manila.unl.edu/technotes/stories/storyReader$286.

Li, J., King, J.W., & Kutscher, M. (2005). “Multimedia Integration in Online Courses” Academic Exchange Quarterly, Winter 2005, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pg. 214.


Presentations


“Everything you want to know about using the E-Instruction Classroom Performance System…. (Clickers) in the math classroom.” Presented to faculty and instructional staff of Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, September, 2010.

“Everything you wanted to know about using document cameras, projectors and computers in the classroom.” Presented to faculty and instructional staff of Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, August 2010.

“Online Mathematics Interventions: Using EDU to improve math skills of K-12 Students.” Presented at the Education and Technology Forum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, April, 2007.

“Multimedia Integration in Online Courses.” Presented at the Graduate Student Research Conference, Lincoln, NE, November, 2005.

“Blackboard: Looking at New Features” Presented to the Doane College Faculty, Crete, Nebraska, August 2003.

“Ready…Set…Flash!” Presented at the NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association) Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, April 2001.


Service


Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Graduate Student Assembly Member at Large      2008-2009

  • Provide assistance and guidance on AECT issues, publications, and conferences.

Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education Graduate Committee

Student Representative       2006-2007

  • Worked with faculty within the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education on issues addressing program development, marketing, and student enrollment.

Mourning Hope

Board Member       2001-2004

  • Active Member of the Board of Directors of a local grief support organization designed for children and families.
  • Provided technology support and multimedia/graphic design support in advertising efforts.

Stephen Ministry

Counselor      1998-2000

  • Active member of church counseling group that provides service and support to people within the community.

Primary Areas of Research Interest


  • Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design Theory
  • Cognitive Load Theory and the Development of technology tools supporting Germane Cognitive Load
  • Technology Integration into K-12 and Post Secondary Classroom Curriculum
  • Student Learning and Motivation
  • Mobile Application Development
  • The use of Student Response Systems in instruction
  • Multimedia
  • Multimedia Models to enhance learning
  • Database Design
  • Web Instruction
  • Distance Learning
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaboration Tools
  • Open Source Software
  • Social Networking, blogs, podcasting
  • Emerging Technologies

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