Doctoral Student: Current: Educational Psychology/Educational Technology: Michigan State University; Concentration in Educational Research Methods
Dissertation Title: The Influence of Peer Review on Writing Achievement and Self-Efficacy
Estimated date of completion: Fall 2016
MA: 2002: Educational Studies with Certification. School of Education, University of Michigan. Certification Areas: Secondary; English, Biology.
BA: 2000: English, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; University of Michigan.
2015-present: Tech Integration Specialist: Oakland Schools
2010: Adjunct Lecturer: Masters of Educational Technology: Michigan State University
Teaching for Understanding with Computers (online)
Accepting Innovative Technology to Education (online)
Teaching K12 Students Online (online)
Contributing writer to Certificate program’s curriculum changes in 2010
July 2008-June 2010: Red Cedar Writing Project at Michigan State University: Business Manager (Academic Specialist)
2002-2008: Southfield-Lathrup High School: English Teacher: Southfield, MI
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Roseth, C. J., Akcaoglu, M., & Zellner, A. (2013). Blending synchronous face-to-face and computer-supported cooperative learning in a hybrid doctoral seminar. TechTrends, 57 (3), 54-59
Koehler, M. J., Zellner, A. L., Roseth, C. J., Dickson, R. K., Dickson, P. Bell, J. (2013). Introducing the first hybrid doctoral program in educational technology. TechTrends, 57 (3), 47-53.
Koehler, M.J., Mishra, P., Zellner, A., & Kereluik, K. (2012). Thematic considerations in integrating TPACK into a graduate program. In D. Polly, C. Mims, & K. Persichitte (Eds.), Creating technology-rich teacher education programs: Key issues. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Zellner, A. (2011). Reflections of a Cultural Translator. In L. Rex and M. Juzwik (Eds). Narrative Discourse Analysis for Teacher Educators: Managing Cultural Difference in the Classroom. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
ELA/MME (English Language Arts/Michigan Merit Exam) Units of Study with Laura Schiller, Kelly Sassi. Oakland Schools. January 2007.
2013: Michigan State University AT&T Award in Instructional Technology
Honorable Mention, Best Fully Online Course Competition with Dr. Matthew Koehler for the Capstone Portfolio course
2011:Michigan State University AT & T Award in Instructional Technology
Honorable Mention, Best Fully Online Course Competition
with Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf for CEP 820, Teaching K-12 Students Online
January 2009: Community Outreach and Engagement Award from Michigan State University: Red Cedar Writing Project with Janet Swenson, Troy Hicks, Renee Webster, Mitch Nobis, and Toby Kahn Loftus
June 2006: Red Cedar Writing Project Technology Grant: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
October 2005: Helen Gill Memorial Research Grant: Michigan Reading Association for “Literacy and Standardized Tests.”
Fall 2011-Fall 2014: Teaching Assistant: Masters of Educational Technology and Phd Ed Psych/Ed Tech: Michigan State University
Teaching K12 Students Online
Online Capstone Portfolio Course (both MAED/MAET; online)
Educational Inquiry (Doctoral level--assisted Dr. Cary Roseth)
Quantitative Methods in Educational Research II (Doctoral level; instructional support)
1997: Oakland Community College: Peer Instructional Assistant: ENG 052 and ENG 077
Fall 2011-Fall 2015: Research Assistant to Dr. Cary Roseth
2013-2014: Reviewer for Graphite, CommonSense Media
2011- present: Gradhacker contributing writer; Inside Higher Ed
2005-present: Red Cedar Writing Project at Michigan State University: Teacher-Consultant
2009-present: National Writing Project: Consultant
Conference Presentations (peer-reviewed)
Zellner, A. (2015, March).21st Century Rewards: A Case Study of Khan Academy and Digital Badges from an Educational Psychology Perspective. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2015, No. 1, pp. 1899-1906).
Koehler, M. J., Greenhalgh, S., & Zellner, A. (2015, March). Potential Applications of Sentiment Analysis in Educational Research and Practice–Is SITE the Friendliest Conference?. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2015, No. 1, pp. 1348-1354).
Greenhalgh, S.P., Rosenberg, J., Zellner, A., & Koehler, M.J. (2014, March). Zen and the art of portfolio maintenance: Best practices in course design for supporting long-lasting portfolios. Paper to be presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014. Jacksonville, FL.
Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., Koehler, M., Spector, M., Zellner, A., Tyler-Wood, Lin, L., Jones, G., Dickson, R., & Dickson, W.P. (2013, March). The Hitchhiker's Guide to Hybrid and Online Doctoral Programs. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 4422-4426). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Zellner, A., Sloan, C., & Koehler, M.J., (2011, March). The educational affordances of the flash mobs: From mobs to smart mobs. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International (SITE) Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, March 7-11.
February 2016: Michigan Council of Teachers of English: ThinkSpring meeting What's Common to Your Core? Growing Digital Writers
November 2015: National Council of Teachers of English: Annual Meeting From Oops to Aha!
November 2013: National Council of Teachers of English: Annual Convention Featured Session: Getting Started with Our Writing –The Power of the Web
August 2013: Educator InnovatorGreat Tools for Production-Centered Design from Common Sense Media and Graphite: An Educator Innovator Webinar Collaboration between CommonSense Media's new site, graphite.org and the National Writing Project with Erin Wilkey Oh and Joe Dillon
November 2012: National Writing Project Annual Meeting: Composing the Web
November 2012: National Council of Teachers of English: Tweeting Truth to Power:Using Twitter to Advocate for Teacher Voice (featured roundtable session)
November 2012:National Council of Teachers of English: Tech to Go Hackjam session with Chad Sansing (invited session)
March 2012: Michigan Association of Computer Users and Learners Conference: How to Become a Google Superstar! (invited presentation)
November 2011 National Writing Project: Annual Meeting: Advocating for Your Writing Project Site: Using Social Media tools for Visibility
October 2011 MACUL: iPads in the Classroom Conference: The Tablet Library: Research Papers in the iPad age (invited presentation)
October 2011 WIDE-EMU: Scribbling on the Internet: Hackjam and WIDE-EMU ’11
April 2011: Urban Sites Network Preconference facilitator: Tapping into the Cultural Wealth of Urban Youth’s Technology Know-How with Alina Aldonyi and Clifford Lee
March 2011: Michigan Association of Computer Users and Learners conference: Tweeting towards Proficiency: Using Social Media for Professional Learning
March 2011:Digital Media and Learning Conference: Distributed Identities; Co-facilitator with Peter Kittle, California State University, Chico, and Paul Oh, National Writing Project
November 2010: National Writing Project Annual Meeting: Digital Literacies Roundtable Co-facilitator with Dr. Kim Jaxon, California State University, Chico
November 2010: National Writing Project Annual Meeting: Inquiring into Distributed Identities: Co-presenter with Dr. Peter Kittle, California State University, Chico
November 2010: National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference: Google Monsters: Co-presenter with Bill Bass, Tara Seale, Sara Beauchamp-Hicks, and Dr. Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
March 2010: Michigan Association of Computer Users and Learners conference: The Power of Play: Infusing Fun into Professional Development; Co-presenter with Leigh Graves Wolf, Michigan State University
November 2009: National Writing Project Annual Meeting: Technology and Literacy Conferences: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How? Co-presented with Aram Kabodian; Dr. Joesph McCaleb, University of Maryland; Dawn Reed; Matthew Smith; and Dr. Janet Swenson, Michigan State University.
November 2009:National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference: Staying Current on the World Wide Web
August 2009: WIDE PATHS: Red Cedar Writing Project and Michigan State University Co-facilitated/presented Social Networking strand as well as event coordinator.
April 2009: Michigan Council of Teachers of English: Bright Ideas Conference: Clarifying Copyright Confusion
March 2009: Michigan Association for Computer Users Conference: Pow! Zap! Bam! Creating Powerful Learning Experiences with Comics in the Classroom with Dr. Scott Schopieray, Michigan State University.
November 2008: MDE Fall School Improvement Conference: Feeling Googley: How to harness free web application to improve student writing.
2012-present: American Educational Research Association: Division C Communications Committee:Communications Deputy
2013: Graduate Student Reviewer: Research in the Teaching of English
Committee Member, Doctoral Student Research Apprenticeship
Frendo, M. (2012) Exploring Productive Interactions of Volunteers in an Online Community
2011-present: Oakland Literacy Council: Adult/ESL Literacy Tutor
2011-present: provide technological support for web and social media presence for various Ohio non-profits, including Hopewell Farms and LEAP.
Google Certified Teacher: trained at Google in Chicago at the Google Teacher Academy—Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Search, Google Books, Google Sketchup, Google Apps for Education and more.
Video Editing: iMovie, Moviemaker, Photostory
Other Media: Photoshop, Audacity, Podcasting, Digital Storytelling, Screencasting, Prezi
Website Development: WordPress, Wikispaces, SchoolCenter, Google Sites
Web 2.0 Tools: wikis, blogs, Voicethread, twitter, and more
Classroom technologies: SMARTBoard, Document camera
Some coding experience: R, BASIC, C++, HTML