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Now that I am nearing the end of my Doctor of Learning Technologies program at Pepperdine University, I am currently looking for a full-time employment position. Please share this information as you deem appropriate. Many thanks in advance…
Crystal will be Chairing two American Education Research Association (AERA) sessions and presenting a paper at our 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco from April 27 – May 1, 2013. The conference theme is Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis. You can view the program as a guest (no log in required) here: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aera/aera13/
More conference info here: http://aera.net
As part of my doctoral dissertation work, I have been serving on the Digital Women’s Planning (DWP) committee and will be fulfilling various roles throughout the conference. I hope to see you there.
“The Digital Women’s Project inaugural academic conference, Celebrate Women’s Wisdom: Life Journeys, which takes place March 7–8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The conference engages scholars and business professionals from all sectors to share their wisdom that will impact the future for themselves and the next generation of women and men. Through connecting around the life course method of identity; motivation and drive; relational style; and adaptive style, participants will share research that enhances opportunities for women to live meaningful lives of purpose and leadership.
The Digital Women’s Project (DWP), an initiative of the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) led by Dean Margaret Weber. The mission of the project is to explore the work-life balance issues of women from global perspectives. The DWP aims to accomplish this through its three components: research; a digital library/website; and an annual academic conference.”
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See August 2012 edition, page 10
Doctoral Student Presents at American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting
Crystal Jensen, President and Founder of Integrity Technologies, Inc., Founder of the Community Empowerment Resource Center (CERCle), and doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in West Los Angeles, CA presented “Native American education system and social sector technology integration for the public good: An overview” at the 2012 American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting held in Vancouver, Canada.
AERA’s mission is “to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly
inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and
serve the public good.” Each year members of the organization convene in order to engage in thought provoking dialogue about current issues in education. This year’s theme was “Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough,” with a focus on promoting “the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.”
Pepperdine doctoral student Crystal Jensen delivered a presentation entitled “Native American education system and social sector technology integration for the public good: An overview” at the most recent AERA annual meeting. The organization promotes research and scholarly inquiry in the field of education for the purpose of improving education by disseminating results and practical applications and has members throughout the world.
Ms. Jensen’s presentation centered on the history and current situation of Native American education, and how technology is and can be used to empower communities. Citing research from leading scholars, professional experience, legislative policy, and cultural knowledge, Ms. Jensen presented the framework for a plan to actualize technological integration into a successful educational system for Native American and under-served cultural populations that capacity builds communities.
For further information about Crystal Jensen and CERCle, visit http://icercle.org
Doctoral Student’s Voyage into Personal History and Tribal Purpose Coincide. Crystal Jensen, President and Founder of Integrity Technologies, Inc., Founder of the Community Empowerment Resource Center (CERCle), and nearly finished doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in West Los Angeles, CA published an article in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Pepperdine University’s The Colleague Alumni Magazine. The article chronicles her journey from research to purpose. Her personal sojourn back to her Choctaw roots in Oklahoma and Washington D.C. enhanced her research and defined her purpose in serving and empowering technologically, educationally, and economically under-served populations.
In addition to attending conferences, meeting with legislators and executives, and studying pioneering educational technology organizations throughout the globe, Ms. Jensen has created two organizations–Integrity Technologies and the Community Empowerment Resource Center (CERCle)–with the goal to support and empower indigenous communities through learning technologies. Her personal history and heart for community have motivated her to continue to work with and for Native American tribes and indigenous groups to preserve and promote a positive legacy.
In her essay, she recollects her key learnings and opportunities through the Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies (DELT) program in the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) and how they confirmed her passion to fulfill her call to “Purpose, Service, and Leadership.” The article, titled “GSEP Perspectives: Tribal Education and Communities in Need,” goes into detail about how her graduate work has provided invaluable opportunities to learn more about tribal education as well as her Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma heritage.
The Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies program at Pepperdine University incorporates 60 percent face-to-face time and 40 percent online sessions which allowed Crystal to travel to her Choctaw tribal homeland in Oklahoma where she supported her mother through cancer treatments and her eventual passing. With each visit, she “was able to reconnect with many family members while conducting an archaeological expedition to ‘dig up the bones’ of my family and cultural history by visiting key Choctaw historical sites.” Crystal also visited various Native American Choctaw boarding schools, most notably the Jones Academy which “provided me with a model of what tribal education can be for all Native American children.”
These visits have helped inform the development of “two organizations that utilize learning technologies to serve Native American and indigenous communities in need – Integrity Technologies and the Community Empowerment Resource Center (CERCLE).”
In addition to visiting her homeland, Crystal was invited to attend the National Indian Education Association Legislative Summit (NlEA) in Washington, D.C. While there, Crystal visited Capitol Hill and attended meetings with key congressional representatives, including Senators Udall, Akaka, and Inouye and others, the director of the Bureau of Indian Education, the Vice President of the NEA, and various educational leaders. “These experiences connected me with high-level Native American and non-Native education and legislative leaders and will provide key contacts to support my future learning endeavors to empower others in need, in accordance with the Pepperdine mission.”
For further information about Crystal Jensen and CERCle, visit icercle.org
Los Angeles, CA June 5, 2012
Pepperdine doctoral student Crystal Jensen has served as an ongoing guest lecturer for the Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change at Pepperdine University, emphasizing the role technology can and does play in influencing positive change in our world today. Students in the program are interested in philanthropy, advocacy, and non-profit management and the degree program builds skills in business, management, and leadership. Ms. Jensen’s lectures serve to inspire and equip graduate-level students with the tools, strategies, and technological philosophy needed to effect the change the candidates hope to achieve with their work.
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