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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


PH.D., Special Education-Early Intervention, anticipated-2011
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


M.Ed., Health Education
2000-Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


B.S., Elementary Education; Early Childhood
1991-Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


LICENSES

Ohio Teaching Certificate, PK-8.
Ohio Teaching Certificate, 7-12 Health Education
Administrative Non-Tax School Principal certificate.
Current Ohio Certificate, PreK-8th.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004-present

Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Oh

1997-2004

Principal, Covenant Elementary Program, Cleveland, Oh

1996-2004

Instructor, American Red Cross, Cleveland, Oh
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Use of multiple operating systems: Windows and Macintosh

Course Management Systems: WebCt, Blackboard, Amvonet, Moodle, Eluminate

Applications: Captivate, Camtasia, Jing, Contribute, Groove, Skype, Oovoo, Blog, Wikispaces, PBwiki

PUBLICATIONS

Referred Journal Articles

Pretti-Frontczak, K., Jung, L.A., & Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (2010). Introduction to the topical issue on  

web-based technologies.  Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 29(4), 197-200.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., & Pretti-Frontczak, K. (in progress). Early learning standards:  An examination of

how to teach in blended preschool classrooms.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., & Pretti-Frontczak, K. (in progress). Web-based technologies to promote quality

instruction within school settings. 

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., & Pretti-Frontczak. (in progress). Fine motor annotated bibliography.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., & Pretti-Frontczak, K. (in progress). System change: Who makes a difference?

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., & Moore, L., & Lyons, A. (in progress) Data-driven decision making within a Tiered

System.

Invited Chapters

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Lyons, A., & Pretti-Frontczak, K. Recommended Practices in Monitoring

Children’s Performance. In J Grisham-Brown, J.L. & Pretti-Frontczak, K. (Eds.). (2011).  Assessing young children in inclusive settings: The blended practices approach. Baltimore: Paul Brookes Publishing Company.

Non-Referred Instructional Materials

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Pretti-Frontczak, K., Grisham-Brown, J. (2010). Authentic Assessment

Module. Kent State University.

Pretti-Frontczak, K., Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., & Moore, L. (2010) (in press). Data Driven Decision Making

Module. Kent State University.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Pretti-Frontczak, K., & Grisham-Brown, J. (2010)(in progress). Fine motor

performance monitoring instrument. Kent State University.

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Referred International/National (1997-present)

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Moore, L., & Lyons, A. (April, 2011). Data-driven Decision Making within a Tiered

Model: Using Data to Inform. Poster session to be presented at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Harris, K., & Lyons, A. (June, 2011). Data Driven Decision Making within a Tiered

Model: Using data to inform instruction. Paper to be presented at National Association for the Education of Young Children: National Institute for Professional Development, Providence, Rhode Island.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Harris, K., & Lyons, A. (June, 2011). Universal, Targeted and Intentional

Strategies within a Tiered Instruction.  Paper to be presented at National Association for the Education of Young Children: National Institute for Professional Development, Providence, Rhode Island.

Grisham-Brown, J., Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Hawkins, S., Robbins, S., Harris, K. (October, 2010).

Implementing Tiered Instruction: Universal, Targeted, and Intentional. Pre-conference workshop presented at International Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Pretti-Frontczak, K., Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., & Jung, L.A. (October, 2010). Using web 2.0 technologies to

support collaborative professional learning. Paper presented at International Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Pretti-Frontczak, K., & Moore, L. (October, 2010). Performance monitoring within a

tiered model: Using data to inform instruction. Paper presented at International Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Grisham-Brown, J., Pretti-Frontczak, K., Hawkins, S., & Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (February, 2010).

Examining intensive instruction in blended early intervention. Paper presented at Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Interventions, San Diego, California.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Pretti-Frontczak, K., & Harjusola-Webb, S. (October 2009). Cyber-technologies to

enhance early childhood intervention preservice preparation and professional development. Paper presented at International Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bagnato, S., Grisham-Brown, J., Pfeiffer-Fiala, C., Winchell, B. (October, 2009). Applying Authentic

Assessment Practices: How to be Critical Consumers Across Assessment Purposes. Pre-conference workshop presented at International Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Referred State/Local

Pretti-Frontczak, K., Jackson, S., Berling, J., & Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (May 2009). DEC recommended

practices & ECO summary form: Make it relevant to your program. Presentation at the Ohio Association for Young Children Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Hess-Robbins, S., Pretti-Frontczak. K., & Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (June 2009) Using Tiered Instruction to

Support Social-Communication in Blended Classrooms. Session presented at The Essence of Autism: Addressing the Core Needs of Individuals with Autism, Kent, Ohio.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (October 2007). The Project Approach: Realities and Implications for practice.

Session presented at The Ohio Resource Council, Columbus, Ohio.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (September, 2007). The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood. Keynote

and session presented at Mini-conference: The Reggio Emilia Approach, Lorain, Ohio.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (November 2003) Mildy Ill and Sick Child Care: Making a difference. Session

presented at The National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (November, 2001) Mildy Ill and Sick Child Care: Making a difference. Session

presented at The National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, California.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C (April, 2003) OAEYC: Building Professionals. Columbus, Ohio.

Invited State/Local

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (August 2010). Using Authentic Observation and Assessment. Session presented

at The Ohio Division of Early Childhood Conference: Mini-conference. Findlay, Ohio.

Pretti-Frontczak, K., Pfeiffer, Fiala, C. (May 2009; August 2009, November 2009, March 2010, April

2010, June 2010). Quality instruction and home visiting practices. Ongoing professional development series for Area Education Agency 13 and 14, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (June 2009). Overview of Tiered Instruction in Blended Programs. Session

presented at Curriculum Methods, Kent, Ohio.

Pfeiffer-Fiala, C. (April 2009). Using Technology to enhance andrological development.

Session presented at Using Technology to Link Internationally, Kent, Ohio.

TEACHING, ADVISING, AND SUPERVISION

Courses Taught

ECE 412/512 Collaborations with Families, Cleveland State University

EDC 501 Child Development, Cleveland State University

ECE 501 Curriculum Based Methods, Cleveland State University

SPED 63954 Practical Applications, Kent State University

SPED 63955 Typical and Atypical Development, Kent State University

Courses Co-Taught

SPED 63957 Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Services, Kent State University

SPED 83991Grant Writing, Kent State University

SPED 6/73301 Single Subject, Kent State University

Seminar on Accessing the General Curriculum, Kent State University

Seminar on College Teaching, Kent State University

EXTERNAL PROJECTS

Funded Research

Principal Investigator, Project Approach for Blended Classrooms, Ohio Department of Education, 2006-2007 (10,800), Birds and Butterflies, Ohio Resource Council.

Principal Investigator, KIDS smart, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2004-2006 (76,000), Transition, Nord Family Foundation.

Principal Investigator, Transition, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2006-2008, (110,000), Early Childhood, Nord Family Foundation.

Principal Investigator, Languages of Literacy, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2005-2006, (11,000), Early Childhood, Stocker Family Foundation.

Principal Investigator, Operating, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2005-2006, (5,000), Early Childhood, Nordson Foundation.

Principal Investigator, Building, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2005-2006, (6,800), Early Childhood, Community Foundation.

Principal Investigator KIDS smart On the Road, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2005-2006, (40,000), Early Childhood, LCDJFS Fund.

Principal Investigator, Child Care Subsidy, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2006-2007, (20,000), Early Childhood, City of Oberlin.

Principal Investigator, Teachers as Leaders, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2006-2007, (18,000), Early Childhood, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

Principal Investigator, Child Care Subsidy, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2006-2007, (2,500), Early Childhood, Bill Long Foundation.

Principal Investigator, Child Care, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2006-2008, (120,000), Early Childhood, United Way.

Principal Investigator, Operating, Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 2006-2008, (16,000), Early Childhood, Ann & Alyce Metka Foundation.

Co-Principal Investigator, Head Start Plus, Early Childhood Options, Cleveland, 2004 (1,000,000). Head Start, Ohio Department of Education.

Co-Principal Investigator, Teachers as Leaders, Early Childhood Options, Cleveland, 2004 (36,000) Early Childhood, Abington Foundation.

Submitted but not Awarded

Project Coordinator, Combined Priority for Personnel Preparation, Kent State University, 2009, (760,000). Early Childhood, Office of Special Education Programs.

SERVICE AND CITIZENSHIP

Awards

Service in Community Award (2010). Ohio State University, Extension Office, Portage County, Ohio.

Service and Leadership Graduate Award (2009). College of Education, Health, and Human Services,

Kent, Oh

Community

Ohio State University, Extension Office, 4-H Youth Development, 2008-present, Advisor

Palmyra Board of Zoning Appeals, Portage County, 2004-present, Chair

University

Learning Community on College Teaching and Research, 2009, Member

Child Development Center, 2006, Task Force

Editorial

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Consulting Co-Editor

State/Regional Involvement in Professional Organizations

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), 2009-2011, Member and Reviewer for conference proposals.

Ohio State University, Portage County Fairboard Advisory Council Officer, 2011-2012.

Ohio State University, Extension Office, Portage County 4-H Youth Council, 2002-present, Advisor

National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2006-2010, Member

Ohio Coalition of Children with Disabilities, 2006-present, Member

 

Kappa Delta Pi, 1999-2010, Member

American Association of Health Educators, 2000-2005, Member

 

 

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