Posted on | September 24, 2010 | Comments Off
Mānoa Assistant Specialist Thanh Truc T. Nguyen was named as one of Phi Delta Kappa International’s 2010–11 Class of Emerging Leaders. Nguyen was among 20 honorees selected for her outstanding professional accomplishments. PDK’s Emerging Leaders program recognizes top educators under age 40 who exemplify their tenets of leadership, research and service.
In addition to authoring and teaching science and computer literacy courses, Nguyen has developed instructional strategies that include electronic enhancements for existing science curricula; overseen the development of science, economics and computer distance-learning courses; created websites; developed evaluation and assessment modules; and coordinated conferences and professional development workshops related to her expertise.
“As an education professional, what drives me is the desire to equip all learners with the knowledge to understand and accept their own digital citizenship,” says Nguyen. “I firmly believe this is a key component of enabling our students to become global.”
Nguyen will be honored at the 2011 PDK International Conference on Innovations in Teaching and Learning and have the opportunity to be published by PDK, apply for grants and participate in PDK initiatives.