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Melanie Wiscount, Educational Leadership/Eductional Technology Ed.D.

Business Education & Computer Technology Teacher, Palmyra Area School District - Palmyra Area Senior High School
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Research field: Education - Educational Technology
Kinect in the Classroom
Learning Styles
Natural User Interfaces
Active Learning
STEM Education
21st Century Skills
Social Learning
Game/Simulation Learning
Brain-based Research


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Biographical Information

Melanie Wiscount is a Microsoft Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Forum educator winner, a 2011 Siemens STEM Institute Fellow and a business/computer technology educator at the Palmyra Area High School in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Melanie is also an educational technology doctoral candidate at Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA beginning her dissertation in gesture-based learning according to learning styles using Kinect in the middle level STEM classroom. She trains teachers as an educational technology professional development designer and facilitator and has presented at international, national, state and regional conferences as well as delivered online webinars to teachers and administrators.

Melanie was awarded the Educators’ Choice Award at the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2011 Innovative Educators Forum in Redmond, WA and represented the U.S. at the 2011 Global Forum in Washington, D.C.

She has teaching experience at the middle and high school levels as well as higher education. She holds five PA teaching licenses (Business, Computer and Information Technology K-12, Library Science K-12, English as a Second Language Program Specialist K-12, Middle Level Mathematics, and Instructional Technology K-12). She also holds a teaching post-professional license in Virginia (Business Education, Library Media and Middle Level Mathematics) as well as District of Columbia teaching license in Business Education.

Melanie is a guest blogger for Discovery Education/Siemens STEM Institute and Microsoft TeachTec blogs.


Professional Experience

2009 - Present
Business Education & Computer Technology Teacher at Palmyra Area School District - Palmyra Area Senior High School
Palmyra, Pennsylvania, United States
Classes taught:
Digital Media
Emerging Technologies
Desktop Publishing
Web Design
Computer Applications
Blended Schools - Accounting I
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Instructor, Adviser, and Student Teacher Supervisor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Classes taught:
Introduction to Business
Clinical Studies in Business Education - Undergraduate & Graduate
Training & Development
Aug 2006 - Aug 2008
Computer Technology Teacher at Derry Township School District ~ Hershey Middle School
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Classes taught:
Computer Applications - Grade 6
Computer Applications - Grade 7
Discovery - Career Exploration/Personal Finance - Grade 8
Aug 2003 - Aug 2006
Business, Computers and Information Technology Teacher at Pine Grove Area School District - Pine Grove Area High School
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
Classes taught:
Computer Applications
Principles of Marketing
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Computer Programming I - Visual Basic
Computer Programming I - C++
Computer Programming I - Game Design
CISCO IT Essentials I

Sep 2007 - Apr 2012
Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Educational Leadership/Educational Technology Ed.D. program
Jan 2003 - Dec 2004
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Masters of Business Education/ESL Certification
Aug 1980 - May 1984
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Bachelor of Science ~ Accounting/Mathematics & Statistics minor
Consulting Services

Educational Technology Integration in K-12 and Higher Education
Hybrid Instruction and Learning
21st Century Skills Development in Education
STEM Education
Cyber Safety/Citizenship
Emerging Technologies in Education
Educational Technology Professional Development

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