- "By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn." ~ Latin Proverb
Sarah Miller is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for DCMO BOCES. She finds joy in making the acquisition of technology skills stress free. The most important thing to remember about technology is that it is a tool and must serve a pedagogical purpose.
Sarah's qualifications in instructional technology include:
Ms. Miller taught high school science for four years at Norwich High School and another four years at Deposit High School. She taught Earth Science, Natural Disasters, Environmental Science and Modern Technology. She was also a Science Olympiad and Environthon coach.
Before becoming a high school science teacher, she spent two wonderful years working as a Teacher's Aide in the Special Education Dept. at Hamilton Central School.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science from Empire State College in Earth Systems Science and her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Colgate University. She is currently working on her C.A.S. in Educational Leadership at Cortland University.
She has always been an early adapter of educational technology from a computer hooked up to a projector to Promethean and SMART boards, to document cameras and most recently iPod Touches. Sarah served on her school’s technology committee, and was lead teacher for her school on the Ensuring Education through Technology grant. In this position she coordinated between BOCES, ninth grade team, and technology department. She has presented the grant work to our Board of Education and at the Science Teachers Association of New York State conference.
In addition to presenting, Ms. Miller has had the opportunity to lead staff trainings on a variety of technologies including iPads, Blackboard, eSchool and many Google products. This year she worked with staff one-on-one to better understand and utilize technology in their classroom.
She believes very strongly in staying active in the science teaching community and belongs to STANYS, NSTA, NESTA, and ISTE
Duggan-Haas, D., Kissel, R., Granshaw, F., & Miller, S. (2011). “Virtual Field Experiences in Geoscience Education.” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
Duggan-Haas, D., Miler, S., & Henderson, J. (2010). “What If We Only Taught Five Things? Big Ideas in Earth Science.” Science Teachers’ Association of New York State Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY
Duggan-Haas, D., Ross, R., & Miller, S. (2010). “Creating Virtual Fieldwork Experiences for Earth Science: Why does this place look the way it does?” National Science Teachers’ Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.Duggan-Haas, D., Miler, S., & Henderson, J. (2009). “What If We Only Taught Five Things? Big Ideas in Earth Science.” Science Teachers’ Association of New York State Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY
Miller, S., Spanneut, J., Dettbarn, M., & Henderson, J. (2007). “Virtual Fieldwork Experiences.” Science Teachers’ Association of New York State Annual Meeting, Ellenville, NY