The Bridge: EdCamp with Team MAET


Have you ever wondered what faculty and instructors in the MAET program do when they’re not teaching courses and answering students’ emails? Have you ever wondered what questions drive their research? What issues in Education matter most to them? What work they pursue to make the world a better place? This month’s The Bridge webinar series is a unique opportunity to participate in a virtual EdCamp discussion with members of Team MAET. Joing the conversation will be Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf, Dr. Danah Henriksen, Sandra Sawaya and Joshua Rosenberg — all of whom have supported MAET students through their work as teachers and researchers in our program. Each MAET team member will get the chance to shape the conversation around their interests and work for 12 minutes, leaving a few minutes in the hour-long broadcast for unifying questions.
Dr. Wolf will discuss key ideas from Audrey Watters’ new book, The Monsters of Educational Technology  that connect to the MAET program. Dr. Henriksen will discuss her research on creativity in teaching. Ms. Sawaya will discuss her work on mobile learning. Mr. Rosenberg will discuss his recent thinking about teacher action research. These teacher scholars will weave together the rich tapestry of ideas that inform their teaching, and shape students’ learning experiences in the MAET program.
This not-to-be-missed conversation will run live on Tuesday, December 16 from 12PM-1PM Eastern Time at
If you miss the livestream, the conversation will be archived at too.
Resources will also be openly shared on the embedded EtherPad for you to explore.
Date: Tuesday, December 16,  2014
Time: 12pm Eastern Time
Where: Watch the embedded livestream at
What: Listen to a special MAET EdCamp! Faculty and Instructors share their most recent research insights!
Watch #MAETBridge and #MAET on Twitter for a link to the event!

Guest Bios

Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf
Leigh Graves Wolf (co-director of MAET) is a teacher-scholar, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at MSU. Her work centers around online education, emerging technologies and relationships mediated by and with technology. She has worked across the educational spectrum from K12 to Higher to further and lifelong. She has been a disc jockey, network administrator, teacher, instructional technologist and now professor. She believes passionately in collaboration and community.
Sandra Sawaya
Sandra Sawaya is an advanced doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State University.  Her research interests involve informal learning using mobile technologies and the implications of such devices on learning.  She is also interested in designing technology-rich learning environments for higher education.  Sandra has been a teaching assistant in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program since 2011 and has assisted in the implementation of CEP 800, 822, 820, and 813.
Dr. Danah Henriksen
Danah Henriksen is Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, in the College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education. She has taught a variety of courses (some online, some face-to-face, some blended, and some in our overseas program) in areas of educational psychology, educational technology, and research-based methods. Her current research interests revolve around varied topics in education, creativity, and technology. She is particularly interested in creativity across disciplines, and how personal and professional creativity influence the practices of exceptional teachers.
Joshua M. Rosenberg
Joshua Rosenberg is a Ph.D. student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. In his research, Joshua focuses on how social and cultural factors affect teaching and learning with technologies so that we might better understand and design learning environments that support learning for all students. Joshua currently serves as the associate chair for the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Special Interest Group in the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. Joshua was previously a high school science teacher, and holds degrees in education (M.A.) and biology (B.S.).