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Sarah Haavind, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Sarah Haavind is a former teacher whose expertise is in the design and implementation of teacher resources and professional development programs to support improved use of technology in classrooms. Sarah is co-author of the book, Facilitating Online Learning (Atwood, 2000). Currently, she is adjunct faculty in the Ed.D. in Learning Technologies doctoral program at Pepperdine University. Her interests include connectivist, constructivist, inquiry-based teaching approaches that foster learner independence and ownership with deepened learning through collaboration--going beyond brainstorms to probing meaning, rigorous sense-making and transformational learning experiences. Currently she is designing secondary units that reflect Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by emphasizing science practices over content memorization: a giant leap forward with rich potential for upcoming professional development and creative, innovative learning experiences.

Areas of Research Interest
Online Teaching and Learning, Community of Professional Practice Curation and Stewardship, Inquiry Pedagogy, NGSS Science Practices, Connectivist, Constructivist, Constructionist Teaching Principles, Online Course and Community Design and Facilitation.