Valarie Cervantes is a graduate student working towards her Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She has recently contributed to Foundations of Game-Based Learning (2019). She obtained her BS in Elementary Education from Iowa State University in 2015. Valarie is in her fourth year of teaching 5th Grade at a private school in Seattle, WA. She is also the Volleyball Coordinator at St. Louise Parish School, coach’s girls volleyball, runs a middle school debate club, and tutors regularly. She has contributed two chapters to the Open Education section of this book.
Anna is currently seeking a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education from LeTourneau University in May 2005. Anna is in her ninth year of teaching high school mathematics at a school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and her eleventh year doing freelance work for educational publishing. She also moderates high school and elementary math clubs. She has contributed two chapters to the section on Effective Feedback in this book.
Kimber is a graduate student seeking a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Iowa State University in 2012. Kimber is currently in her seventh year of teaching and is a facilitator for an after school program called Girls Who Code. She has contributed two chapters to the section on Community of Inquiry in this book.
Hannah Dong is a Ph.D. candidate in Apparel Merchandising and Design at Iowa State University, concurrently pursuing M.S. in Journalism & Mass Communication and Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies. She obtained her Master’s in Education from Auburn University, Alabama. She currently works as the IISPIRE LSAMP program assistant at Iowa State University. She has contributed two chapters to the section on Social Media in Online Learning in this book.