Florida Gulf Coast University Faculty

Dr. Michele Garabedian Stork

Assistant Professor

FGCU associate professor Dr. Michele Stork

"Online learning is a convenient and practical option for busy working professionals or those who prefer more flexible learning options."

Degrees Held:

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership—Nova Southeastern University,2012
  • M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology—FGCU,2006
  • B.S., Business Studies—Southern NH University, 1993

Career Highlights:

Dr. Stork is a published author and has presented nationally in the areas of instructional technology and instructional design, best practices in online teaching and learning, and digital integration to support student learning. Her current research interests include examining the impact of UDL supports in online learning environments and the impact of digital integration in the K-12 learning environment. Dr. Stork is a professionally certified Florida K-12 educator and currently serves as President of the Technology Integrated Learning (TIL) division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). She is also the Chair of the Continuous Systemic Improvement School Board Advisory Committee for the School District of Lee County. Dr. Stork believes her purpose is to create a collaborative, engaging learning environment where she facilitates students in active inquiry and discovery that promotes opportunities for authentic learning.

Links to share:

www.michelestork.com

In which online degree program do you teach?

M.A. Educational Leadership, Higher Education concentration

  • What do you want your students to learn in these courses? What's the takeaway?

    Students will learn knowledge and skills that benefit their own professional practice.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I started teaching because I am passionate about equitable access to quality education for all students.

  • What advice would you give to your online students?

    Students in my courses should begin by carefully reviewing the syllabus and home page of the Canvas course. To be successful, students should participate in our collaborative learning environment at a graduate level of scholarship and maintain open communication with me.

  • What is the benefit of a master's degree for teachers?

    To gain knowledge and skills in order to advocate as a change agent for enhanced student learning.

  • How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?

    Online learning is a convenient and practical option for busy working professionals or those who prefer more flexible learning options.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “Victory in Our Schools” by John Stanford

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know:

    I worked in K-12 district administration for over 10 years.

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