Photo: Elizabeth ParkElizabeth Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Education
Director, Early Childhood and Montessori Programs
Director, Castle Teacher Resource Activity Center
Division of Education
Email: epark@chaminade.edu
Phone: (808) 735-4859


Courses

ED 498AB ECE Field Experience; EDUC 608 Montessori Child Development; EDUC 640 Educational Technology in the Classroom; EDUC 649 Montessori Philosophy; EDUC 718 Mobile and Online Learning Technologies; EDUC 765 Development of Senses and the Montessori Methods; EDUC 767 Early Childhood Math Methods; EDUC 770 Integrated Curriculum; EDUC 772 Advanced Leadership in Early Childhood Education; EDUC 781/782/783/784 Seminar and Student Teaching; EDUC 787 Montessori Performance Final

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Education (Educational Technology), University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
M.Ed. Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential, Chaminade University of Honolulu
M.S. Interior Design and Architecture, Pratt Institute
B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles, Area of Concentration: Computer graphics

Awards and Honors

  • Kellogg Grant
  • Castle Child Development Grant
  • Early Childhood Castle Scholarship Grant
  • Marianist Sponsorship Foundation Grant
  • John Chin Young Scholarship Grant
  • Schools of the Future Grant
  • iTEACH Grant (KCAA Preschools of Hawai’i)
  • iTEACH Connect Grant (KCAA Preschools of Hawai’i)
  • Exploring the Big Ideas in Early Mathematics Grant (Erikson Institute)

Selected Publications

Hill, R., Hargis, J., & Park, E. (2016). Developing, Teaching and Assessing Hybrid English Courses while Integrating the SAMR Model. International Journal for the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, 1 (1), 123-134.

Hoffman, E., Park, E., & Lin, M.-F. (2015). Beyond professional Development: A case study of implementing iPads in early childhood education. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1834-1841). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/pv/150277/

Park, E. (2008). Montessori pedagogy for a high-functioning autistic child: A case study. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM.

Selected Conferences, Talks and Speaking Engagements

Park, E. (2015, March). Helping students write research papers with Google Docs. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii 2015, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2015, March). Using Google+ community to share reflective practice in teaching. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii 2015, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2015, March). Technology tools that help liberate your time. Presentation at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference 2015, Philadelphia, PA.

Hoffman, E., Park, E., & Lin, M.F. (2015, March). Beyond professional development: A case study of implementing iPads in early childhood education. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015. Las Vegas, NV, March 3, 2015.

Park, E. (2015, February 26). iPad uses for Montessori teachers [Webinar]. In American Montessori Society Webinar Series. Retrieved from http://amshq.org/Events/Webinars/Webcasts

Park, E. (2014, November). Design online projects to support teaching. Presentation at the Schools of the Future Conference 2014, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2014, November). Early Childhood Education Playground. Presentation at the Schools of the Future Conference 2014, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E., Hoffman, E., & Lin, G. (2014, October). iTEACH Connect: Lessons learned. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference 2014, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2014, September). Digital media technology for young children. Presentation at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Children’s Center, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2014, August). iTEACH: Lessons learned. Presentation at the Montessori Asia Conference 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

Park, E. (2014, March). Google Drive for teacher education programs. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2014, March). Using Google+ Community as learning management platform. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2014, February). Got technology? Developmentally appropriate technology integration in early childhood education. Featured speaker at the Alaska Society of Technology for Education (ASTE) Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK.

Park, E. (2013, October). Factors that affect student engagement in online learning for early childhood educators. Presentation at the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools, Schools of the Future Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E., Hoffman, E., & Lin, G. (2013, October). iTEACH: Lessons learned. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference 2013, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2013, June). Got technology? Technology in the early learning environment in the 21st century. Presentation at the Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2013: Building Global Communities, Honolulu, HI.

Nakanishi, M., Park, E., & Toilolo, G. (2013, June). Technology position statement. Presentation at the Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2013: Building Global Communities, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2013, March). iPad use for Montessori teachers. Presentation at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Park, E. (2013, March). Got technology? Productively engaging young children in the 21st century. Presentation at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference 2013, Orlando, FL.

Park, E. (2013, January). Collaboratively creating teacher albums. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii 2013, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2013, January). Portfolio for teachers using Google presentations. Presentation at the Google Apps For Education Summit Hawaii 2013, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E. (2012, October). Mobile technology for early childhood education. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference 2012, Honolulu, HI.

Park, E., Baclig, A., & Fremgen, J. (2011, October). Got technology? Engaging children in the 21st century. Presentation at the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) Annual Conference 2011, Honolulu, HI.

Service to the Profession

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE): edTPA coordinator for Education Division
  • American Montessori Society (AMS): Editorial Advisory Board Member for Montessori Life; Accreditation review team member for Montessori Hale O Keiki
  • Hawaii Association for Independent Schools (HAIS): Accreditation review team member for Montessori Hale O Keiki; Accreditation review team member for Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Hawaii Society for Technology in Education (HSTE): Board Member
  • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE): Accreditation on-site evaluation team member for Dr. Jun Institute in Korea; Accreditation on-site evaluation team leader for Xavier University Program in Korea; Advisory team member to Alternative Delivery Study
  • Pan-Pacific Distance Learning Association (PPDLA): President