Education:
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toledo, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education, Bowling Green State University, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Bachelor of Music, Bowling Green State University, Music Education
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Chelsea Chandler

Learning Experience Designer

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“I chose to work at Academic Innovation because I wanted to be involved with a university and organization that values equality, innovative education for all.”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

As a Learning Experience Designer (LXD) in the Center for Academic Innovation, Chelsea assists in the creation of online learning experiences for a global audience. Her designs are student-centered and draw upon constructivist and experiential learning theories. Chelsea’s research interests include the intersections of culturally relevant online pedagogy in open spaces, teacher/learner reflection, the conceptualization of educational metaphors, and aesthetic online education.

Chelsea is an experienced educator and has taught in a variety of settings from K-12 education to doctoral education to informal, non-profit programs. After earning her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Toledo, she served as an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction for Concordia University Chicago (CUC) where she developed and taught Masters and Doctoral students online and face-to-face. Her practical instructional design work began following her tenure at CUC as an Instructional Designer at The University of Toledo. Chelsea was responsible for designing courses in a variety of content areas, facilitating faculty development, and leading faculty development research projects.

Ask me to learn about:
  • I’m an accomplished musician and play the flute semi-professionally. I also dabble in playing piano and ukulele. If you’re interested in learning about music, I’m your gal!
  • I also enjoy practicing yoga. I’m not certified to teach, but I’d be happy to set-up a mat and have a practice session!
Posts and Publications:
    • Chandler, C.B. (In Preparation). Plurality and teleidoscopes: Exploring teacher identity through mythopoetics.
    • Chandler, C.B. (2018). STEAM: Cohesive Curriculum Integration for the Whole Child. Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Journal, 65(1).

BOOK REVIEWS

    • Coxon, S. & Chandler, C. B. (2014). [Review of the book Understanding the social and emotional lives of gifted children, by T. Hebert]. Roeper Review, 36(4), pp. 275-276. DOI 10.1080/02783193.2014.945144

CONFERENCE PAPERS/Proceedings

    • Chandler, C.B. & Gleckler, M.M. (2019, April). Faculty Development: An Online à la carte Menu for Increased Engagement. Paper to be presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Chandler, C.B. (2017, October). Many sounds and visions of teaching: Plurality, polyphony, teleidoscopes, and complicating the conversation. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Beavercreek, OH.
    • Chandler, C.B. (2016, October). Philosophical orientations to the art of teaching: Then and now. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Beavercreek, OH.
    • Chandler, C.B., Denyer, J., & Chiarelott, L. (2016, April). The art of teaching: Aesthetic spirals and philosophical orientations. Proceedings from AERA ’16: Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies. Washington D.C. (Peer Reviewed)
    • Chandler, C.B. & Krise, K. (2015, October). The common spaces of artistic teaching and educative mentoring. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Beavercreek, OH.
    • Chandler, C.B. (2015, March). The Art of Teaching: A Historical Perspective. National Technology & Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Chandler, C.B. (2014, October). Art, Love, and Teaching. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Beavercreek, OH.
    • Hamer, L., Bouyer, A., Aldosiry, N., Alsayyari, H., Ariss, L., Behl, M. Branch, J. Breymaier, S., Champa, M., Chandler, C.B., French, C., Hoff, R., Intagliata, A., Kregel, E., Krise, K., Kuzubova, K., Lentz, J., Namatovu, W., Rosales, J., Stuve, C., Stuve, M., Vance, L., Walters, A., Weaver, J., Wertenberger, A., & Yang, J. (2013, December). The Civil Rights Movement in Toledo: What does it mean for us in 2013? The March on Washington 50 years later. Paper presented at the Padua Center, Toledo, Ohio. (Invited)
    • Chandler, C.B. (2013, October). Mytho-poetics: The journey from literal to figurative. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Beavercreek, OH.