Melissa Roberts Becker, Ed.D.
Tarleton State University
College of Education
Assistant Professor
Full-time permanent, Non-tenure
Temporary Graduate Faculty Member


EDUCATION:

Baylor University, Waco Texas, Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis- Technology Applications, December 2000.
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Master of Science, Family Life Studies, specialization - Child Development, May 1985.
Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Endorsement, May 1981.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT AT TSU AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS:

Assistant Professor
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas ~ July 2004 to Present
College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Responsibilities: Teach six hours of undergraduate/graduate courses, online and face-to-face classroom format. Course contetn includes the application of best teaching and learning practices in the P-12 environment.
Assistant Professor
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma ~ August 1998 to June 2004
College of Education, Department of Teacher Education
Responsibilities: Teach three hours of undergraduate, web-based, instructional technology class in a computer lab, applying technology integration strategies to all teacher certification areas and speech/language pathology content areas. Teach three hour graduate course for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Master Educator
University of Oklahoma. Moore, Oklahoma ~ August 1998 to Present.
Center for Early Childhood Professional Development, Oklahoma Registry
Responsibilities: Provide consultation and training opportunities to licensed child care centers and homes that care for children, birth through twelve years.
Adjunct Faculty
Northeastern State University. Tahlequah, Oklahoma ~ January 1998 to May 1998.
College of Education, Department of Teacher Education
Responsibilities: Taught (undergraduate students) educational concepts of teaching and learning strategies for students of all ages while integrating technology into course content through the use of the Internet and graphics presentation software.
Adjunct Faculty
Sam Houston State University. Huntsville, Texas ~ August 1993 to August 1997.
Education Department
Responsibilities: Instructed undergraduate students in fundamental child development principles and developmentally appropriate practices in guiding the behavior of young children in a classroom setting, assisted in the development and supervision of the university lab school for pre-kindergarten children.
Early Childhood Lab Instructor
University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, Mississippi ~ August 1984-May 1985.
School of Home Economics, Department of Family Life Studies
Responsibilities: Developed curriculum for the lab school, coordinated parent communications and supervised undergraduate student teaching experiences in the toddler school.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS AT TSU AND OTHER ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS:
Coordinator of Distance Learning Faculty Training
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas ~ September 2005 to Present
Center for Instructional Technology and Distributed Education
Responsibilities: Coordinates and schedules faculty training provded by other faculty members and outside providers; provide group and individual faculty and staff training sessions on verious topics related to technology instrcution
Assistant Professor
, Tarleton Coordinator of TMATE-FWISD Program
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas ~ July 2004 to September 2005
College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Responsibilities: Coordinate the successful recruitment, education and supervistion of TMATE interns teaching in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Department Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma ~ June 2002 to Present.
College of Education, Department of Teacher Education
Responsibilities: Coordinate departmental responsibilities, including course scheduling, departmental meetings and facilitate the scholarly agenda of professional growth and development among faculty members.
Instructional Technology Course Coordinator
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma ~ October 1999 to May 2002.
College of Education, Department of Teacher Education
Responsibilities: Develop EDUC 4823, Technology in Education, course syllabus, conference with seven instructors and coordinate instruction of the eleven sections taught on three Northeastern State University campuses.
Computer Lab Manager
Northeastern State University. Tahlequah, Oklahoma ~ October 1999 to May 2002.
College of Education
Responsibilities: Liaison with university Computing and Telecommunications on behalf of the networked computer lab and education classrooms, supervise lab assistants, manage lab upgrades and faculty software requests, collaborate in support of faculty development, and facilitate technology integration efforts of faculty and staff.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT RELATED TO YOUR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
Monitoring Consultant
Arkansas State University. Jonesboro, Arkansas ~ July 1998 to December 1999. Childhood Services
Responsibilities: Monitored licensed child care centers in Arkansas receiving Arkansas Better Chance and /or Special Child Care Programs federal grant funds, the Early Childhood Educator's Rating Scale-Revised Edition was the evaluation instrument.
Director
Discovery Days Preschool. Huntsville, Texas ~ September 1986-July 1997.
Responsibilities: Developed curriculum for all classrooms birth through pre-kindergarten and integrated technology in appropriate age groupings, supervised and trained staff, managed yearly budget including tuition rates and payroll, and successfully completed the accreditation process of the National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as state licensing requirements.
Appraiser
Texas Education Agency. Austin, Texas ~ January 1994-May 1996. Texas Teacher Appraisal System
Responsibilities: Supervised student teaching experiences of undergraduate students enrolled in Sam Houston State University's teacher education program, Huntsville, Texas.
Consultant
Texas Education Agency. Austin, Texas ~ August 1987, January-December 1993, April 1996. Educational Service Center of Region Six
Responsibilities: Correlated state adopted textbooks with the state competencies (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills learning standards) for specific grade and content areas.
Third Grade Teacher
Central Elementary School, Stephenville Independent School District. Stephenville, Texas ~ August 1981-September 1983.
Responsibilities: Developed curriculum for nine content areas and taught third grade, communicated with parents of students and served on district committee.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL, HONORARY, AND OTHER LEARNED SOCIETIES:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, April 1998 - present, member.
Association for Childhood Education International, 1998-present, member.
Oklahoma Early Childhood Association, 1997-present, member.
Muskogee Area Early Childhood Association, 1997-present, Secretary 1997-1998, Vice President 1998-1999, Child Care Careers Educator 1999-present.
Phi Delta Kappa, 1996-present, Secretary 1997-2000, Alternate Delegate 2000-2001.
Southern Early Childhood Association, 1987-present, member.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1987-present, life member.
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, 1987-1997, State Board
Member 1993 - 1995, Parliamentarian to the State Board 1995-1997.
Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, 1987-1997, Charter President 1987 - 1989, Week of the Young Child Board Member 1989-1993, Affiliate Representative 1993-1997.

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS:
Northeastern State University, Faculty Circle of Excellence Award in Teaching Nominee,
April 2002.
Delta Kappa Gamma nominee for membership, April 2002.
Baylor University, McBride Educational Scholarship recipient, 1997-1999.
Baylor University, Presidential Scholarship recipient, 1996-1999.
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Presidential Trust Fund
recipient, 1996-1997.
University of Southern Mississippi, Outstanding Graduate Student in Child Development,
Department of Family Life Studies, 1985.
The Most Prominent Educators of Texas Award, Nottingham Publishing Company, 1983.
Howard Payne University, Outstanding Kindergarten Student Teacher, School of
Education, 1981.
Howard Payne University, Summa Cum Laude Graduate, 1981.

EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM TEACHING
Oklahoma State Department of Education Standard Teaching Certification areas: Special Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Language Arts Middle School, expiration date, June 2008.

TEACHING LOAD/STUDENT EVALUATION SUMMARIES:
Semester Course Students Campus Evaluation Mean

Semester

Course Students
Campus Evaluation Mean
FALL1998 EDUC4823 21 NSU 4.59
FALL1998 EDUC4823 11 NSU 4.76
FALL1998 EDUC4823 19 NSU 4.43
FALL1998 EDUC4823 16 NSU 4.88
SPRING1999 EDUC4823 16 NSU not completed
SPRING1999 EDUC4823 22 NSU not completed
SPRING1999 EDUC4823 25 NSU not completed
SPRING1999 EDUC4823 20 NSU not completed
FALL1999 EDUC4823 14 NSU 4.91
FALL1999 EDUC4823 06 NSU 4.91
FALL1999 EDUC4823 18 NSU 3.75
FALL1999 EDUC4823 14 NSU 4.75
SPRING2000 EDUC4823 12 NSU 4.45
SPRING2000 EDUC4823 21 NSU 4.52
SPRING2000 EDUC4823 18 NSU 4.33
SPRING2000 EDUC4823 18 NSU 4.68
FALL2000 EDUC4823 21 NSU 4.40
FALL2000 EDUC4823 16 NSU 4.91
FALL2000 EDUC4823 18 NSU 4.89
FALL2000 EDUC4823 14 NSU 4.71
SPRING2001 EDUC4823 23 NSU 4.56
SPRING2001 EDUC4823 20 NSU 4.72
SPRING2001 EDUC4823 21 NSU 4.74
FALL2001 EDUC4823 16 NSU 4.73
FALL2001 EDUC4823 8 NSU 4.78
FALL2001 EDUC5823 29 NSUM 4.29
SPRING2002 EDUC4823 18 NSU 4.87
SPRING2002 EDUC5823 06 NSUM 4.84
SPRING2002 EDUC4823 18 NSU 4.93
FALL2002 EDUC4823 18 online 97.6 (NSU mean 90.0)
FALL2002 EDUC4823 08 NSUM 4.76
SPRING2003 EDUC4823 15 online 93.3
SPRING2003 EDUC5823 14 NSUM  

ADDITONAL SHORT COURSES, WORKSHOPS:
(addition to regular teaching load)

Semester

Course Students
Campus Evaluation Mean
Intersession2003 EDUC4823 21 NSU not completed
FALL2002 EDUC4823 10 NSU not completed
Intersession2002 EDUC4823 23 NSU not completed
Intersession2001 EDUC4823 23 NSU not completed
Summer 1999 EDUC4823 13 NSUTulsa 4.86
Summer 1999 EDUC4823 19 NSUTulsa 4.49

 

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

STUDENT ADVISEMENT:
Graduate program advisement for the Department of Teacher Education (Master of Public School Administration, Master of Science College Teaching, Master of Teaching), June 2002 – present.

College of Education’s portfolio advisor (portfolio required by Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation), fall 2001 – present.

PREPARATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA:
College of Education Instructional Portfolio CD, fall 2002, spring 2003.
Instructional web site, fall 1998 – present.
Blackboard course construction:
EDUC4823 ~ online, fall 2002 – present.
EDUC4823 ~ web-enhanced, fall 2002 – present.
EDUC5823 ~ web-enhanced, fall 2002 – present.

GRANTS FOR TEACHING IMPROVEMENT:
Becker, M. R. (May 2000). Service-learning grant: Learning beyond two-by-four. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Higher Education Partners for Service-Learning, $500.00 - funded.

Becker, M. R. (December 1999). Service-learning grant: Technology in the real world. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Higher Education Partners for Service-Learning, $700.00 - funded.

Becker, M. R., Wood, D. (April 1999). FASTT grant: Multimedia projects. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Board of Regents, $3,600.99 - funded.

Becker, M. R., Wood, D. (April 1999). FASTT grant: Digital projectors make technology fun. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Board of Regents, $4, 495.00 - not funded.

Becker, M. R., (April 1998). Technology for education grant. Houston: Lyondell Petrochemical Corporation, $7,500.00 - funded.

Becker, M. R. (May 1997). First lady's family literacy initiative for Texas. Washington D. C.: Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, $9,416.25 - not funded.

Goodwin, B., Becker, M. R. (March 1997). TEXTEAM grant: reading improvement can happen. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency, $15,000.00 - funded.

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SCHOLARSHIP OF DISCOVERY

PUBLICATIONS (Refereed):

Becker, M. R. (in press). Health and safety caregiver book (revision). Moore, Oklahoma: Child Care Career, Inc.

Becker, M. R. (in press). Child development II care giver book (revision). Moore, Oklahoma: Child Care Career, Inc.

Becker, M. R. (2001). Shoulder to shoulder: Preschool leadership guide. Oklahoma City: Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (2000). Faculty development research: A comparison of two faculty development programs for reducing computer anxiety of in-service teachers. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (2000). Faculty development model: Addressing the disparity between pre-service and in-service educators in technology integration of the public school classroom [CD-ROM]. Society for information technology and teacher education papers 1994-2000.

Becker, M. R. (1999, June). Transformed - live the difference. Start, 29 (4), 2.

Becker, M. R. (1999, March). Preschoolers today: All in the family. Start, 29 (3), 82-83.

Becker, M. R. (1998, December). Transforming power. Start, 30 (2), 2.

Becker, M. R. (1996). Teaching guide for preschoolers. Birmingham: Woman's Missionary Union.

Becker, M. R. (1996, April). Hello, Berlin. Start, 26 (3), 44-48.

Becker, M. R. (1996, February). Reading, writing and missionaries-Georgia. Start, 26 (2), 54-61.

Becker, M. R. (Author). (1994). Do you hear what I hear? Multi-cultural activities for young children (Cassette recording and activity booklet). Birmingham: New Hope Publications.

Becker, M. R. (1994, March). Helping others-Miami. Start, 24 (2), 42-52.

Becker, M. R. (1993). My family helps, activity book for preschoolers. Birmingham: New Hope Publications.

Becker, M. R. (1993, November). The Alexanders of Argentina. Start, 24 (1), 36-44.

GRANTS FOR RESEARCH AGENDA:
Wood, D., Becker, M. R. (summer 2002). Telecommunications grant: Advanced summer computer institute interchange (ASCII). Oklahoma City: Oklahoma State Department of Education, $27, 720.20 - funded. (*note: Wood submitted the grant, Becker participated as co-director).

Wood, D., Becker, M. R. (summer 2002). Telecommunications grant: Advanced summer computer institute interchange (ASCII). Oklahoma City: Oklahoma State Department of Education, $32,576 - funded. (*note: Wood submitted the grant, Becker participated as co-director).

Becker, M. R., Wood, D. (fall 2001 - spring 2003). Faculty research grant: The new digital civilization: The best of times, the worst of times. Tahlequah: Northeastern State University, $7,500.00 - funded.

Kennedy, E., Becker, M. R. (March 2001). Preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology grants: The quest for exemplary models of technology integration: Explore/collaborate/discover/create. Washington D. C.: United States Department of Education, $1,415,980.00 - not funded.

Becker, M.R., Hardbarger, V. (September 1998). Chapter development initiative: Hand in hand, Bloomington, Indiana: Phi Delta Kappa, $675.55 - funded.

Becker, M.R. (February 1996). Reader/reviewer for academics 2000: First things first grant. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency.

Becker, M.R. (July 1994). Texas affiliate grant: Public library resource center. Austin, Texas: Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, $300.00 - funded.

RESEARCH:
Invited critic/discussant for symposia sessions (September 2001). American
Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting, New York. Invitation declined due to lack of travel funds.

Faculty development: Mentor model for reducing computer anxiety of public school in-service teachers and university faculty (1999-2000). Department of Teacher Education, College of Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma - research completed.

Addressing the correlation of retention rate and learning styles in an online course and an onsite educational technology course environment (2000). Department of Teacher Education, College of Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma - research completed.

Faculty Development Model for Technology Integration (August - November 1999). Department of Teacher Education, College of Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma - research completed.

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SCHOLARSHIP OF INTEGRATION

PUBLICATIONS (Non-refereed):
Ray, B., Becker, M. R., Giese, B. (2002). Professional portfolio handbook for the master of library media and information technology. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: Northeastern State University.

Portfolio Committee, (2001). Portfolio handbook. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: Northeastern State University.

Becker, M. R. (1996). Monitoring children's TV viewing helps steer clear of horrid shows. The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1996). Some tips on restaurant dining with entire family. The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1995, April 19). Is your child ready for kindergarten? The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1995, April 12). Mothers, don't let others define who you should be! The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1995, April 5). Use spring's beauty as a tool to nurture your growing children. The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1995, March 22). Will your kids want to come back home? The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1995, March 15). Strengthen your child's self-esteem. The Huntsville Item, p. A12

Becker, M. R. (1994, December 16). Developing a spirit of giving in your child. The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1994, March). Child advocacy in the neighborhood. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, 19, (3), 12.

Becker, M. R. (1994, January 27). Good neighbors make community a better place. The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1993, July 29). Remember: Toddlers learn from the simplest experiences very day. The Huntsville Item, p. B2

Becker, M. R. (1993, December 28). New year resolution for parents. The Huntsville Item.

Becker, M. R. (1992). Fight the violence in society. The Huntsville Item.

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONS (provided to non-specialists in the field):

Becker, M. R. (February 1997). Curriculum writing and development. Green Lake, Wisconsin: Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention.

Becker, M. R. (January 1996). Tutoring elementary students in a classroom setting. Huntsville, Texas: Huntsville Independent School District.

Becker, M. R. (October 1995). Effective leadership training for child-care providers. Green Lakes, Wisconsin: Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention.

Becker, M. R. (September 1995). Tutoring elementary students in a classroom setting. Huntsville, Texas: Huntsville Independent School District.

Becker, M. R. (February 1995). Tutoring elementary students in a classroom setting. Huntsville, Texas: Huntsville Independent School District.

Becker, M. R. (September 1994). Tutoring elementary students in a classroom setting. Huntsville, Texas: Huntsville Independent School District.

Becker, M. R. (February 1994.). Tutoring elementary students in a classroom setting. Huntsville, Texas: Huntsville Independent School District.

Becker, M. R. (September 1993). Tutoring elementary students in a classroom setting. Huntsville, Texas: Huntsville Independent School District.

Becker, M. R. (Spring 1993). Basic parenting skills. Huntsville, Texas: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

Becker, M. R. (October 1992). Effective leadership for teachers of young children. Germany: European Baptist Convention.

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SCHOLARSHIP OF APPLICATION

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Hilldale Public School fifth and sixth grade cheer sponsor, May 2001 - May 2002.
(Oklahoma standard certification area)

Hilldale Varsity Cheerleader video creator/editor, April 2000 - April 2003.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT/WORKSHOPS:
Becker, M. R. (July 1999). Faculty development model for technology integration. Porum, Oklahoma: Porum Public Schools.

Becker, M. R. (March 1997). Policies and procedures for child care directors. Huntsville, Texas: Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children.

PROFESSIONAL BOARDS/COMMITTEES:
Muskogee Area Early Childhood Association, Secretary 1997-1998, Vice
President 1998-1999, Child Care Careers Educator 1999-present.
Phi Delta Kappa, Secretary 1997-2000, Alternate Delegate 2000-2001.
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, State Board
Member 1993 - 1995, Parliamentarian to the State Board 1995-1997.
Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Charter
President 1987 - 1989, Week of the Young Child Board Member 1989-1993, Affiliate Representative 1993-1997.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (Refereed):

Becker, M. R. (2003). Nurturing growth by understanding seven kinds of smart. Accepted for presentation to the Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Payne, J. L., Cambiano, R., Moss, L., Becker, M. R., (May 2003). Student Dispositions: Issues of diversity affecting the learning process. 16th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE 2003), San Francisco.

Cambiano, R., Fuller, B, Payne, J. L., Becker, M. R., Moss, L. (April 10, 2003). Transformation for all: The NSU college of education student portfolio. Transforming Teaching into Learning for the 21st Century, 2003 Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Wood, D. G., Becker, M. R. (October 11, 2002). Varied assessment methods for varied learning styles in instructional technology. Research Day for Regional Universities, University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R., Wood, D. G. (November 2002). Assessment in the online environment. Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Payne, J. L., Cambiano, R., Moss, L., Becker, M. R. (November 2002). Student portfolios: Planned and serendipitous learning opportunities. Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (June 2002). Non-Traditional Students Learning in a Non-Traditional Environment. ED-MEDIA 2002 International Conference, Denver, Colorado.

Becker, M. R. (March 2002). Embracing challenges with the help of technology. Southern Early Childhood Association National Conference, Oklahoma City.

Wood, D.G., Becker, M. R., Frusher, O.S. (November 2001). Faculty development: Opening the gates to a digital civilization. Kappa Delta Phi Biennial Convocation, Orlando, Florida.

Becker, M. R. (November 2001). Service learning in a digital century: Where theory meets practice. Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall conference, Norman, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (September 2001). Buck Rogers goes to preschool. Early childhood Association of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Wood, D.G., Frusher, O.S., Becker, M. R. (June 2001). Faculty development webbing: A model of just-in-time mentoring. ED-MEDIA 2001 World Conference, Tampere, Finland.

Becker, M. R., Wood, D.G. (February 2001). Faculty development in a digital civilization: The best of times, the worst of times. American Association for Higher Education Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards, Tampa, Florida.

Becker, M. R., Wood, D. G. (June 2000). Addressing the technology integration disparity. Oklahoma Technology Administrators and Oklahoma Distance Learning Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R., Wood, D. G. (February 2000). Faculty development model: Addressing the disparity between pre-service and in-service educators in technology integration of the public school classroom. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Eleventh International Conference, San Diego, California.

Becker, M. R. (November 1999). Building self-directed learners for the new millennium with the Web! Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (March 1999). Technology in a classroom for young children. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Society for information Technology and Teacher Education, Tenth International Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1998). Infant/toddler growth and development. Arkansas-Texas Council of Governments, Texarkana, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (Texas, June 1998). Developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers. Arkansas-Texas Council of Governments, Texarkana, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1998). Appropriate activities for school age children. Arkansas-Texas Council of Governments, Texarkana, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1997). Affiliate leadership training. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Houston, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1997). What are the opportunities that come from by-laws and parliamentary procedure? Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Houston, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1997). Technology in the early childhood classroom. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Houston, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1995). Effective teaching of young children. Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1995). Personal trainer's guide for young children - planning great days for three, four, and five year olds. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Dallas, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (March 1995). Parents of young children: The basics. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (March 1995). Characteristics of the three and four year old child. Arkansas-Texas Council of Governments, Paris, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1995). The first years. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1995). A child's world is unique. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1994). Guiding infants and toddlers. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1994). Positive guidance of young children. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1994). Classroom design and lesson plans made easy. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1994). Positive guidance of young children. Sam Houston Area Reading Council, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1993). Learning is child's play. Sam Houston Area Reading Council, Conroe, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (September 1993). Quality programs for all young children. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1993). Classroom enrichment. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (May 1992). Room to grow workshop. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (May 1991). Teaching terrific twos. Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Huntsville, Texas.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (Non-refereed):

Becker, M. R. (February 2003). Point and click. Minority Teacher Development Program of the Celebration of Teaching, Kappa Delta Pi, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (April 2002). Child development II. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma (Child Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (March 2002). Health and safety. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma (Child Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (February 2002). Log on and hold on. Celebration of Teaching, Northeastern State University Tahlequah campus.

Becker, M. R. (August 2001). Movement experiences. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma (Child Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (November 2000). Child development II. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma (Child-Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (October 2000). Child development I. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma (Child-Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (July 2000). Under construction-I need help with technology. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 2000). Our future-teaching toddlers. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 2000). Fun with technology and learning. Celebration of Teaching, Northeastern State University College of Education and Kappa Delta Pi, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (September 1999). Music, the universal language. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma (Child-Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (September 1999). Daily programs for infants and toddlers. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma (Child-Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (August 1999). Love languages of children. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (April 1999). Technology in education. Celebration of Teaching, Northeastern State University College of Education and Kappa Delta Pi, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (February 1999). Safety and the young child. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma (Child-Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (November 1998). Introduction to nutrition. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma (Child-Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (September 1998). Your child-care careers. Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma (Child-Care Careers), Moore, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (July 1998). Multi-level learning patterns in children. Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (July 1998). Planning a great year for young children. Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (July 1998). Seven types of intelligence. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1997). Every infant/toddler can! Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1997). Every teacher can impact children and families. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 1997). Everyone can need a battery charge - motivation for experienced teachers. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1997). Safe-sitters of America: Basic training for adolescent child care providers. Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (January 1997). Getting the most from books and resources. Baptist General Convention of Texas, Salado, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1996). Teaching the way twos and threes learn best. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (October 1996). Motivation for the experienced teacher. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1996). Touching families through church weekday education. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1996). Nuts and bolts of a resource room. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1996). Safe-sitters of America: Basic training for adolescent child care providers. Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1996). Touching the world through advocacy. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Arlington, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1996). Touching the world through play. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Arlington, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (September 1995). Effective mission's education of young children. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1995). Communicating with parents. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1995). Effective mission's education of young children. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Lubbock, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 1995). Positive guidance of threes, fours, and fives. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1995). Safe-sitters of America: Basic training for adolescent child care providers. Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1994). Leadership: A time to grow. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1994). Partnering with parents. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1994). Precious in his sight: Advocacy. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 1994). My classroom: A window to the world. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Houston Baptist University, Houston Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 1994). Planning for today's twos. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 1994). Planning for today's threes. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1994). Safe-sitters of America: Basic training for adolescent child care providers. Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1994). Making a world of difference-advocacy. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (February 1994). Power of play. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1993). Advocacy for children in the community. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1993). Being a director can be fun. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (June 1993). Planning great days for twos and threes. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1992). Miseducation. Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 1992). Color your classroom with music- teachers of infants and toddlers. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July 1992). Color your classroom with music- teachers of twos and threes. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Becker, M. R. (July1992). Color your classroom with music- teachers of fours and fives. Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONS:
Becker, M. R. (April 2002). Dead rabbit teaching or silver boxes, keynote address. Pryor, Oklahoma: Child Care Mini-Conference, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Becker, M. R. (November 1999). Changes in the faculty development model for technology integration. Porum, Oklahoma: Porum Public Schools.

Becker, M. R. (February 1996). Parents-community-teachers; making a difference. College Station, Texas: Education Service Center, Region Six, Texas Education Agency.

Becker, M. R. (January 1995). Employee handbook: An adventure in teamwork. Huntsville, Texas: Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children.

Becker, M. R. (January 1994). Precious in His sight-child advocacy. Salado, Texas: Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Becker, M. R. (August 1992) Making every day an adventure-pre-kindergarten in-service training. Conroe, Texas: Conroe Independent School District.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE INSTITUTION AND PROFESSION

Becker, M. R. (August 2002). Completed the Board of Examiner Training. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES:
NCATE Steering Committee, 2002 - present
NCATE Standard 5 Committee (chair), 2002 - present
Teacher Education Council, 2002 - present
Curriculum and Educational Policies Committee, 2002 - present
Committee for Teaching and Learning, 2002 - present
College of Education Technology Committee (chair), 2000 - present
Academic Technology Committee, 2001 - present
College of Education Portfolio Review Team, 2001 - present
Distance Learning Advisory Committee, 2000 - present
Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board, 2000 - 2002
World Wide Web Committee, 2000 - 2002
Task Force on Undergraduate Research, 2001 - 2002
FASTT Committee, 2000 - 2001
Publications Board, 2000 - 2001
College of Education Recruitment Day Committee, 1998 - 1999

UNIVERSITY STAFF DEVELOPMENT/WORKSHOPS:
Becker, M. R., Cambiano, R., Moss, L., Fuller, B., Payne, J. (April 4, 2003; April 9, 2003). Digital portfolio training for faculty. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: College of Education faculty development event.

Payne, J., Cambiano, R., Moss, L., Fuller, B., Becker, M. R. (April 4, 2003). Multicultural education and student diversity. Tahlequah and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma: College of Education NCATE training event.

Becker, M. R., Wood, D. G. (March 11 and 14, 2003). MERLOT workshop. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: Center for Teaching and Learning and Faculty Research Grant culmination event.

Fillmore, R., Becker, M. R., Wood, D. (February 18, 2003). Promotion and tenure session. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: College of Education.

Cambiano, R., Becker, M.R. (October 29, 2002). Faculty portfolio workshop. Tahlequah, Oklahoma (videoconference to Broken Arrow campus): College of Education.


Cambiano, R., Becker, M.R., Payne, J., Moss, L. (October 22, 2002). Student portfolio workshop. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: College of Education

Cambiano, R., Becker, M. R. (March 12 and 13, 2002). Portfolio checkpoint review. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: College of Education Center for Excellence, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Becker, M. R. (March 12, 2002). What is all this talk about digital portfolios? Tahlequah, Oklahoma: Center for Teaching and Learning.

Cambiano, R., Becker, M. R. (November 19 and 26, 2001). Portfolio rubric orientation sessions. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: College of Education Center for Excellence.

Archer, S. Becker, M.R. (October 8 and 15, 2001). Seven step model to save time and enhance teaching and learning. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: Center for Teaching and Learning

Digranes, S., Becker, M. R. (July 20, August 3 and 16, 2001). Education student professional digital portfolio. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: College of Education Center for
Excellence.

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