SPEAKING & CONSULTING

INVITED ADDRESSES/WORKSHOPS

Azukas, M.E. (2020). Conducting Virtual Observations. Invited Workshop New York City Department of Education.

Azukas, M.E. (2019). Designing for student engagement. Invited Workshop: Vidyagyan I, Bulandshahr, India. (Shiv Nadar Foundation). 

Azukas, M.E. (2019). Design thinking to promote student engagement and critical thinking. Invited Workshop: Vidyagyan II, Sitapur, India. (Shiv Nadar Foundation).

Azukas, M.E. (2019). Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for design. Invited Workshop: Shiv Nadar School, Noida, India. 

Azukas, M.E. (2019). Strategies for Student Engagement. Invited Workshop: Shiv Nadar School, Noida, India.

Azukas, M.E. (2018). Developing social studies curriculum to support personal learning. Invited Talk: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Azukas, M.E. (2015). Depth of knowledge and the Common Core. Keynote Address: Federal Administrators Conference, Monmouth, NJ. 

Azukas, M.E. (2012). Developing competency-based, Common Core aligned online curriculum. Invited Workshop: Virtual School Symposium, New Orleans, LA.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Azukas, M.E. (2019). Virtual leadership and the Professional Standards for School Leadership. University Council for Education Administration, New Orleans, LA.

Azukas, M.E. (2019). A digital toolkit for teaching the sustainable development goals. International Society for Technology in Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Azukas, M.E. (2019). Competency-based math: How one district got started. Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personal Learning, Atlantic City, NJ.

Azukas, M.E. (2019). How can we prepare teachers to implement personal learning? Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personal Learning, Atlantic City, NJ.

Azukas, M.E. (2018). Can communities of practice be leveraged to promote school change? Arizona State Doctoral Research Conference, Tempe, AZ. 

Azukas, M.E. (2018). Change leadership and management. Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personal Learning, Pittsburgh, PA.

Azukas, M.E. (2018). Developing a community of practice to promote professional development on personal learning. Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personal Learning, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Azukas, M.E. (2018). Unleashing your organization’s potential through change leadership and management.  New Jersey School Boards Association, Atlantic City, NJ.

Azukas, M.E. (2017). A personal professional learning cohort: Using a community of practice as a model for professional development. Arizona State Doctoral Research Conference, Tempe, AZ. 

Azukas, M.E. (2017). Personal learning: Leading and managing change. Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personal Learning, Baltimore, MD.

Azukas, M.E. (2013). Evaluating teachers in blended learning environments. Online and Blended Learning Symposium, Orlando, FL.

Azukas, M.E. (2012). iLearnNYC: Using online and blended learning to personalize instruction.  International Association for Online Learning, Northeast Regional Conference, Baltimore. MD.

Azukas, M.E. (2012). Evaluating Online Curriculum. New York State Online Learning Summit, Albany, NY. 

Azukas, M.E. (2009). Visual texts and global studies. New Jersey Council for the Social Studies, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Azukas, M.E. (2007). Motivating online students. Florida Virtual School Symposium, Orlando, FL.

Azukas, M.E. (2007). Collaborating online. Florida Virtual School Symposium, Orlando, FL.

Azukas, M.E. (2006). Online curriculum and pedagogy. Florida Virtual School Symposium, Orlando, FL. 

Azukas, M.E. (2005). Motivating middle school students with mystery: The mystery of history. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Boston, MA. 

Azukas, M.E. (2004). Fostering diversity through distance learning. National Council for the Social Studies, Baltimore, MD. 

Azukas, M.E. (2004). Course design showcase middle school U.S. history. Annual Conference for Distance Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. 

THE SHIV NADAR FOUNDATION

In this project, I worked as a consultant for the Shiv Nadar Foundation. In this capacity, I designed and implemented six 7-hour professional learning sessions to 220 teachers across 5 schools in rural and metropolitan India. I facilitated the sessions in July of 2019.

 

Four of the sessions focused on “Designing for Student Engagement” in which I taught the teachers a design thinking model and we explored ways of applying design thinking to their work as teachers and in their classrooms. One session focused specifically on “Leveraging Design Thinking to Support the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.” In this session, I taught teachers about the SDGs and design thinking and how these ideas might form the basis of their curriculum. The final session was focused on “Strategies for Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment” in which I leveraged my research on personal learning to assist teachers in developing more personalized classrooms. I continue to support teachers, leader, and schools in an online capacity. 

 

The Shiv Nadar Foundation was established in 1994 by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – an 8.6 billion dollar leading global enterprise. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals through transformational education to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation has established institutions and programs in the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to rural and urban education and art. 

Dr. M Elizabeth Azukas teaching and presenting at the Shiv Nadar Foundation in India.
Dr. M Elizabeth Azukas teaching and presenting at the Shiv Nadar Foundation in India.