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Terry Smith

Radford University

United States of America - Radford

School of Teacher Education & Leadership.

Areas of interest

  • Project-based learning
  • Teacher Education
  • Global Projects
  • Virtual Worlds Learning Environments
  • National Geographic Educator Certification
  • STEM

Biography

Terry K. Smith is an assistant professor in Elementary Education at Radford University in Radford, VA. He taight 14 years as an elementary teacher, talented-gifted with a technology/project-based learning approach. University teaching includes methods courses in science, social studies, technology, and supervising student teachers. Research interests are in teacher education with a global perspective, project based learning, and STEM. To promote educational global experiences for in-service and pre-service teachers, he runs two Internet projects: The Monster Project (http://www.smithclass.org) and The Landmark Games (http://www.kidlink.org/drupal/project/landmark). He has taken elementary students to Taiwan on two occasions. He serves on the board of the Kidlink Association, based in Sweden which runs free projects for elementary and middle school classes around the world. He has consulted on elementary education projects at Indiana University and Northern Illinois University. He serves on the National Geographic steering committee for the Geo-Educators program and is a trainer for the National Geographic Educator Certification program. He received his doctorate in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University.