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Rebecca Parker

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Prog Lead-Learn, Sch Lead & P, CETE

(614) 688-5941
parker.304@osu.edu

Biography

Becky currently serves as the Senior Project Manager for two federally funded Transition to Teaching Projects, funded by the U.S. Office of Innovation and Improvement.

At The Ohio State University, she has worked for more than 15 years in multiple roles related to teacher education, professional development for teachers and administrators, curriculum development, educator leadership development and using technology tools to enhance and support teacher and leader growth and development. She has contributed ideas and writing expertise to many grant opportunities which have resulted in more than $20 million awarded to the institution.

With more than 20 years in Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the local, state, and national levels, Becky served as assistant director of the Professional Development Academy for the National Dissemination Center for CTE, and played a key role in the National Leadership Institute.

Prior to coming to The Ohio State University, she taught secondary early childhood education at a Career Center, and mentored and coached new CTE teachers in Ohio’s alternative licensure program.

Education

  • MA, Vocational Technical Studies, The Ohio State University (1993)
  • BS, Home Economics, The Ohio State University (1987)

Research Interests

Selected Grants

  • Parker, R. A. and Belinda Gimbert (2017-2022). Educators & Families For English Learners (EFS4ELS),Office of English Language, United States Department of Education ($2.75 million)
  • Parker, R. A. and Belinda Gimbert (2011-2016).  Mobilizing National Educator Talent, Office of Innovation and Improvement, United States Department of Education ($11 million)
  • Parker, R. A.  (2013-2015).  Automated Materials Joining Technologies, Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education ($400,000)
  • Parker, R. A.  (2015).  VM Modules, Office of Career-Technical a, Ohio Department of Education ($135,000)
  • Parker, R. A.  (2008-2009).  CTEA Leadership Grant, Office of Career-Technical and Adult Education, Ohio Department of Education ($50,000)
  • Parker, R. A.  (2007-2008).  CTAE Leadership Capacity Grant, Office of Career-Technical and Adult Education, Ohio Department of Education ($200,000)
  • Parker, R. A.  (2005-2007).  CTAE Leadership Ohio Grant, Office of Career-Technical and Adult Education, Ohio Department of Education ($140,000 per year)

Selected Presentations

  • Anthony, A. B., Gimbert, B. G., & Parker, R. A. (2015). Blended learning to support alternative teacher certification. In Information Resources Management Association (Ed.), Curriculum design and classroom management: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (Vol. 1, pp. 42-55). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Reprinted from: Practical applications in blended learning environments: Experiences in K-20 education, pp. 225-237, by L. Kyei-Blankson & E. Ntuli, Eds., 2013, Hershey, PA: IGI Global).
  • Anthony, A., Gimbert, B. & Parker, R. (2013). Blended Learning to Support Alternative Certification. In L. Kyei-Blankson & E. Ntuli (Eds.), Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments (pp. 225-237). Hershey, Pennsylvania: Information Science Reference, IGI Global.
  • Anthony, A., Gimbert, B., Fultz, D. & Parker, R. (2012). Blended learning to support alternative certification: Self-efficacy effects and implications for instructional design. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1640-1643). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available: http://www.editlib.org/p/39822
  • Gimbert, B., Parker, R., & Hayes, J.  (2011, April).  E-coaching communities for professional learning.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Great Teachers for Our City Schools (Denver, CO), Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.
  • Anthony, A. B., Gimbert, B. G., Fultz, David. M., H., Parker, R. A. (Spring, 2011). Examining the Relationship between E-Coaching and the Self-Efficacy of Novice Teachers Seeking Certification through Alternative Routes. Journal of National Association for Alternative Certification, 6(1), 46-64. 
  • Anthony, A.B., Gimbert, B., Fultz, D. & Parker, R. (2011). The Relationship between Participation in a Blended Learning Environment and Teacher Self-Efficacy. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 4517-4523). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved October 10, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/37629.
  • Anthony, A. B., Gimbert, B. G., & Parker, R. A.  (2011)  Utilizing blended learning environments to support non-traditionally prepared teachers:  Impacts on teacher learning and self-efficacy.  Paper presented at the National Association for Alternative Certification Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Gimbert, B., Anthony, A., Parker, R., Hayes, J., Young, M., & Hanna, P.  (2011, February).  E-coaching for beginning and experienced teachers’ professional learning.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.
  • Gimbert, B., Hayes, J., Parker, B., Washington, B., Young, M., & Becce, M.  (2010, March).  Improving program and participant assessment processes through a nationally developed quality indicators instrument.  Paper presented at the meeting of the TTT Directors, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
  • Gimbert, B., Hayes, J., Parker, R., Young, M., Washington, B., Ingram, N., & Corcillo, J.  (2010, February).  Quality indicators for innovative programs:  Improving the quality of school-university partnership and school-based teacher preparation programs in low-performing schools in Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, IL.
  • Moore, M. H., Gimbert, B., Parker, R., Stevens, J., Ensely, C., & Reed, M.  (2009, January).  E-test preparation tutorials and e-coaching to equip educators for success on high stakes tests.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Alternative Certification, San Antonio, TX.

Selected Publications

Selected Journal Articles (Refereed)

  • Anthony, A. B., Gimbert, B. G., & Parker, R. A. (2015). Blended learning to support alternative teacher certification. In Information Resources Management Association (Ed.), Curriculum design and classroom management: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (Vol. 1, pp. 42-55). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Reprinted from: Practical applications in blended learning environments: Experiences in K-20 education, pp. 225-237, by L. Kyei-Blankson & E. Ntuli, Eds., 2013, Hershey, PA: IGI Global).
  • Anthony, A., Gimbert, B. & Parker, R.A. (2013). Blended Learning to Support Alternative Certification. In L. Kyei-Blankson & E. Ntuli (Eds.), Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments (pp. 225-237). Hershey, Pennsylvania: Information Science Reference, IGI Global.
  • Anthony, A., Gimbert, B., Fultz, D. & Parker, R.A. (2012). Blended learning to support alternative certification: Self-efficacy effects and implications for instructional design. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1640-1643). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available: http://www.editlib.org/p/39822
  • Anthony, A. B., Gimbert, B. G., Fultz, D. M., & Parker, R. A.  (Spring 2011).  Examining the relationship between e-coaching and the self-efficacy of novice teachers seeking certification through alternative routes.  Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification.
  • Anthony, A. G., Gimbert, B. G., Kashou, H., & Parker, R.A.  (March 2010).  Designing innovative teacher preparation learning environments:  An analytical framework for assessing multi-learner needs.  In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 286-291).  Chesapeake, VA:  AACE.

Non-refereed Publications

  • Zirkle, Z. J., Parker, R. A., and McCaslin, N. L., (2005) The changing environment of career and technical education leadership development in the United States.  Leadership in career and technical education: Beginning the 21st century.  Columbus, OH:  University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Development.
  • McCaslin, N. L., Parker, R., and Lewis, M. (2004).  Career education planning project for the Columbus Public Schools: Final Report.  Columbus, OH: Center on education and training for employment.
  • McCaslin, N. L., and Parker, R. (2003b). 2003 National Leadership Institute final report. Columbus, OH: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education. (http://www.nccte.org)