Ms. Marguerite Hillman is a pioneer in educational program design and development for pre-K through adult learners. As President of Hillman Consulting, Inc., Ms. Hillman is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of global literacy and communication and mathematics programs. She also teaches strategic communications courses for National University, including Social Media, Marketing, Intercultural Communications, and Crisis Communication. Previously Ms. Hillman was a founder of and Vice President of Curriculum Development at Lightspan. She has also served in design and development curriculum design capacities at PowerSchool, ENI, Community HousingWorks, Jostens Learning, Computer Associates, Andersen Consulting, and a variety of technology companies. Ms. Hillman holds a BA in literature and MA in American Studies, as well as a Lifetime Adult Teaching Credential in Language Arts and in Literature and History.
Guide students to independent learning. Give students a little direct instruction and mix with plenty of practice. Allow failure and success. The most important questions don't have yes and no answers. You can lead a brain to water, but you can't make it drink. Smile.
Educational Products for Children WalkAbout. Three CDs featuring animated characters, stories, and language arts games (IICS Award). RoadWriter. One CD featuring 3D animated characters and writing games and tools. K9.5. Four CDs featuring animated characters, stories, and reading games (Silver CINDY, K-12 category, 1998). Educational Products for Adolescents Waking Minds, Writing: web application tools for writing practice, writing instruction, and writing assessment for grades 4 through adult. (EdNet) Timeless Math. Five CDs featuring 3D animation and math games (TELLY Award 1997, Animation Festival Award). KazMania. Two CDs featuring 3D animation, characters, and reading games. str.at.es. Eight CDs featuring live action video and interdisciplinary reading games (IICS Award). Speaking Engagements/Writings/Special Appointments LinkedIn group founder/manager: Digital Education and Training (150+ members). ELLs and Technology Special Report, co-author, CourseCrafters, January 2012 (in press). Guide to the ELL Market, “Competitive Analysis of Technology,” author, CourseCrafters, September 2011. “Evaluation of Digital Learning for Emergent Literacy,” with Dr. James Marshall. In Computers in the Schools, Routledge Press, 2009. “ELL and Professional Development,” with Margarita Miska. Harcourt Assessment, Happenings, Fall 2006. “Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms: Opportunities and Challenges,” with Terry Moore. In Computers in the Schools, The Haworth Press, 2005. Board of Directors, Southern California Connections Academy, 2004-2005. Panelist for SBIR Phase II Commercial Panel: Education, Universal Access/Assistive Technology and Human Language & Communication, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., April 15-16, 2004 "Integrating the Internet into the Classroom," SITE Conference, San Diego, February 8-12, 2000. "What's It All About: Exploring the Creative, Scientific, and Entrepreneurial Aspects of Technology and the Approach of Y2K," Wired Women: Plugging into the 21st Century. Panelist/Presenter. 2/20/99 at Scripps College, Claremont, CA. "Brain Theory and Learning," Denver, Colorado, Westminster School District, Administrators' Meeting, 8/27/98 "Learning Through Game Play," Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Hershey, PA. 11/22/97. "Media Literacy: Educating for the 21st Century," Baltimore, MD, NECC 1995. "Gender Ghettos," Computer Game Developers' Conference, Santa Clara, CA, 4/23/95. "When the Walls Come Tumbling Down," New Media Expo, Los Angeles, CA, 3/14-3/16/95) "Games Teach," White Paper, Lightspan Partnership, September 1995.
M.A. American Studies, SDSU B.A. English, SDSU
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