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Charlotte Wheeless

Assistant Professor of Education
Chair, Department of Education

Sloan Center for Science & Professional Studies





Degrees earned:
National Board Certified Teacher, EA Science
B.S.E. - Williams Baptist College
M.Ed. - Grand Canyon University 

Teaching at Williams since 2009

My website: http://accomplishedteaching.pbworks.com/

Areas of scholarship or expertise:
Integrating technology in education, brain-based classroom learning strategies, hands-on science instruction, project-based learning, creating wikis for classroom use 

Hobbies & outside interests:
Studying God's Word, apps (!!), geocaching, iPads & iPods in education, reading, blogging

Favorite books:
"Shouting Won't Grow Dendrites" by Marcia Tate, and "The Laughing Classroom" by Karen Kolberg

Why I chose education as my college major:
Because I wanted to be a teacher more than anything in the world!  The opportunity to make learning science fun for children was amazing!  My mom was a teacher for 32 years and I helped her in the classroom so often that it seemed almost as if my path was decided for me long before I decided.

Hardest class I took in college:
Any class taught by Dr. Startup was the hardest class I took in college.  Those were also the classes in which I learned the most due to his dynamic teaching style.

Most enjoyable class I took in college:
Any class taught by Dr. RoseMary Weaver was most enjoyable.  Her love for the teaching profession and desire to help me be the best teacher I could be was evident in all that she did.  She was and still is an inspiring role model for me. 

Honors & accomplishments:
Space Foundation Teacher liaison
Technology Infused Education Cadre Member for the state of Arkansas
"Making it Happen" Technology Award finalist
National Board Certification--Early Adolescent Science
Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund teacher participant
Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching nominee
Arkansas Teacher of the Year finalist

Professional & community organizations:
International Society for Technology in Education
Arkansas Society for Technology in Education
Arkansas Association for Professional Teaching
Arkansas Science Teachers Association
National Science Teachers Association
International Reading Association

Why I enjoy teaching at Williams:
Because I get an opportunity to work with students that are exceptional on so many levels.  I believe the Williams Teacher Education Program guides students to become accomplished teachers that are excellent role models and leaders in the education field.  As a Williams aluma, I know from experience the importance of this school in shaping students academically, personally, and spiritually.