Professional Portfolio Summary

Doug Triplett’s Professional Portfolio Summary

Hello! I am Doug Triplett or as you would see from my email header, the Superhero in Training!

I am a long-time educator and technologist. I have been using the Internet since 1990 before there was the web.

I have degrees in English and Social Studies Education (Bachelors) from Marshall University and Masters degrees in Church Discipleship and Christian Education from Liberty University. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction TechnologyEmphasis at Houston Baptist University. I plan to eventually get a doctorate.

I have much experience in the corporate world. I have owned several successful businesses.

Welcome and feel free to contact me if I can help you!

 My education philosophy: I love using technology to enhance all areas of instruction. As life becomes more tech-centered educators must show students the best practices for learning with tech. We also have to be ready and willing to learn from our students.


Texas Standards

Master Technology Teacher

Standard I:  The Master Technology Teacher effectively models and applies classroom teaching methodology and curriculum models that promote active student learning through the integration of technology and addresses the varied learning needs of all students.

Standard II: The Master Technology Teacher selects and administers appropriate technology-related assessments on an ongoing basis and uses the results to design and improve instruction.

Standard III: The Master Technology Teacher applies knowledge of digital learning competencies including Internet research, graphics, animation, website mastering and video technology.

Standard IV: The Master Technology Teacher serves as a resource regarding the integration of assistive technologies and accessible design concepts to meet the needs of all students.

Standard V: The Master Technology Teacher facilitates appropriate, research-based technology instruction by communicating and collaborating with educational stakeholders; mentoring, coaching and consulting with colleagues; providing professional development opportunities for faculty; and making decisions based on converging evidence from research.

I Science Fiction Unit PlanThis unit is very technology heavy. No traditional books are used. It introduces students to a few new technologies as well. I feel it shows proficiency because it uses all kind of technology and many different learning styles are addressed.
II Science Fiction Portfolio RubricThis rubric assesses the final cumulative project that students turn in for science fiction. They have been progressively assessed as the unit progressed as well.
III, VGraphing Student Loan DataThis was interesting research. It clearly shows the trend toward students borrowing more money as the years pass. Quite a troubling trend. This shows proficiency because the data is useful for advising students. They need to be aware of this trend and try to avoid it.
IIICopyright PresentationThis research presentation is geared toward teaching educators basic copyright skills. Fair use is often claimed in education but often is misapplied. I learned a lot about the newest laws researching this presentation. This shows proficiency because new laws such as the DMCA are addressed.
IIITEASe Trailer for Science FictionCreating a video trailer was an interesting experience. The easiest to use software for PC was no longer available so a research quest began for a replacement. I found good resources for creating videos. I will certainly be making more video intros for other lessons as needed. This shows competency because the standard wants us to create videos sforusein class.
IIIGlogster PageGlogster is a great site for creating multimedia posters. This was a new site tome and I really enjoyed creating with it. It will be an effective tool for students to use and much less messy than glitter posters! This shows competency because it takes a traditional assignment and completely digitizes it.
IVAssistive Technology PracticeThis was a great learning experience. It shows competency because the entire focus is on the assistive standard. It is interesting to try to imagine a world where students have their needs all met so they can excel.
IVSubject Sampler - Science FictionThis sampler, though closer to a treasure hunt, is a great example of diversified technology learning. It addresses visual and auditory learning. It could easily be adapted to other learning styles while remaining technology focused.