Evidence of professional competency in Scholarship

2.1 Introduction

My Philosophy of Scholarship includes a need to learn, a passion for educational technology and professional development, and a need to encourage the use of technology effectively in engaging and positive learning experiences for all learners. My evidence includes assignments for ISDT Courses as well as notes from my personal and professional learning that serve as evidence of my commitment to continuing my own learning as well as learning from my own Professional Development experiences. Effective teacher integration of educational technology has a direct impact on student learning and is a critical topic of discussion at educational technology conferences; I have evidence of being a presenter at multiple educational technology conferences. My hope and goals for being a frequent conference presenter are to not only learn more about how educators are successfully, intentionally, and efficiently integrating technologies into their classrooms, but to share my own experiences successfully integrating technology into my library lessons and classrooms. 

Competencies related to scholarship refer to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary for successfully pursuing and achieving academic goals. 

2.2 primary evidence

Literature reviews

Dossier-Lit Review
3_Lit Review

EDLD 7372 Complete research proposal


My paper on Field Studies on Second-Order Barriers was submitted to the Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching. 

Gmail - [JTILT] Submission Acknowledgement.pdf

AECT 2022 Conference Presentation

Cheng, S. L., Chang, J. C., Quilantan-Garza, K., Gutierrez, M., & Russell, S. G. (2022, October 24–28). Patterns of emotional experiences during emergency remote teaching in Taiwan [Conference presentation]. AECT 2022 Convention, Las Vegas, NV, United States. 

 Patterns of emotional experiences during emergency remote teaching in Taiwan was accepted as a conference presentation for the AECT 2022 Annual Conference In Las Vegas. 

AECT 2023 Webinar

Galvan Russell, S. (2023, May 5). ChatGPT: What is it & How is it used in education? [Webinar]. AECT. 

Organized by: AECT STC, DELT, and LED Divisions 

ICQI Paper & Presentation

The ICQI program can be viewed at https://icqi.org/program/ 

Using “Explorations” to Sharpen Qualitative Inquiry  

Paul Eaton, Karina Quilantan-Garza, Arlene Ramirez, James Wilson, & Stephanie Galvan-Russell

This paper presents reflections from a group of advanced doctoral scholars and their professor of qualitative inquiry. To develop skills, mindsets, and attitudes necessary for qualitative research, we must learn to look at the world through different perspectives, raising new questions, and embracing ambiguity. In the introduction to qualitative inquiry course, we used Keri Smith’s book How to be an Explorer of the World. In a series of wikis across the term, students grappled with their explorations, reflecting on how the explorations might impact their future research, the role of sensory observation in qualitative inquiry, and how the explorations changed their relationship with the world around them. Students took a variety of approaches to sharing their explorations – creating websites, using video, digital media, photography, personal written reflections, and art. Our paper opens space for thinking about how we teach and learn qualitative inquiry beyond traditional methodologically based approaches.  

Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching article Reviewer

Gmail - [JTILT] Article Review Acknowledgement.pdf
Gmail - [JTILT] Article Review Request.pdf

I volunteered to review an article for the Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching. The article that I reviewed was "Lights, Camera, Accessibility! Applications in Video Design." 

2.3 supplementary evidence

Grant Applications

Copy of Austin Ed Fund-Gorzycki MS Makerspace.docx

The Austin ISD Educational Foundation was not granting funding to projects during the COVID-19 Pandemic due to campuses being closed, thus, my project was not funded. 

SGR Approval for Education Pfoundation Grant.pdf

The Pfugerville Educational Pfoundation accepted grant proposals until March 31, 2022. My proposal was accepted and fully funded for $2,300.  

SGR Innovative Grant Application.pdf

Diamond Bookshelf #31 Publication

Stephanie Galvan Russell-Published Article in Bookshelf 31 and Statement of Professional Goals for SHSU application.pdf

In Spring 2002, my article, The Librarian's Guide to Choosing Manga and Graphic Novels, was published In Bookshelf Magazine #31. 

During the first Summer semester of the ISDT Doctoral program, I built a website on solving a Critical Issue in Instructional Design. My research focused on the lack of Digital Citizenship knowledge of Instructional Designers when creating social media projects. 

TPACK, First, and Second Order Barriers

As part of my assignments for ISDT 7325 with Dr. Cheng, I learned about First and Second Order Barriers to Technology Integration and it fueled my desire to research teacher beliefs and technology integration. 

GalvanRussellS_Field Studies on Second-Order Barriers
3_Teachers’ TPACK, teacher beliefs, and technology integration (Responses)

Technology Sustainability analysis


Also for ISDT 7325, my team and I evaluated two different school districts' Technology Sustainability plans. 


Defining the Field of Instructional Theory and Design 

As one of our first ISDT assignments, Dr. LaPrairie assigned a paper on our own personal definition of Instructional Theory and Design. 

ISDT 7315 network design application proposal


Guest Presenter for ISDT 7315: Educational Network Design - Network Design Basics. 

Professional Learning Notes

When I attend professional learning conferences, I take notes on Google Docs and share them with peers via social media. 

LispyLibrarian #tcea22 Notes

Texas Computer Education Association

Annual Conference 2022 Notes

LispyLibrarian #txla22 Notes

Texas Library Association 

Annual Conference 2022 Notes

TCEA 2023 Notes | Stephanie Galvan Russell | @lispylibrarian

Texas Computer Education Association

Annual Conference 2023 Notes

#NTXLibCamp21 Notes
Wakelet Community Week 2021 Notes
ISTELive21! Notes

TCEA 2023 Conference Presentations

Research in the library! | Stephanie Galvan Russell | TCEA 2023
Wakelet in the library! | Stephanie Galvan Russell | TCEA 2023
Organization for the Techy Teacher-Librarian | Stephanie Galvan Russell | TCEA 2023

plan for future goals

One of my plans for the future includes preparing and presenting a research proposal on evaluating teachers' beliefs and teacher-librarian beliefs about technology integration and sharing that research in publications and/or at professional conferences.