Marilyn Hamilton

Instructor and Technology Coordinator

Department of Education; Tel: 202.274.5789

Research Interests: Effective practices related to training prospective teachers to use technology in the classroom, and the use of electronic portfolios in teacher preparation programs.
Specific research interests are:

  1. The effect of a single course, Technology for Teachers, on teacher candidates’ use of technology in the classroom during and after student teaching.
  2. What does the electronic portfolio tell us about the teacher candidate’s capacity to impact student learning, and the belief that all students can learn?

Selected Honors, Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Blackboard Scholar Certified Online Faculty
  • Endorsed High Scope Trainer
  • Successful Grant Writer: – Teacher Quality Enhancement Project – $223,000; – Early Head Start Funding – $900,000; – CCMPSIS project – $125,000.
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education – 2008 Educators Make the Difference Award.

Career in Brief:

  • 25 years in the field of early childhood care and education, with emphasis on the care and education of infants and toddlers in group care settings.
  • 15 years – Child Care Specialist and Trainer – Fairfax County Office for Children
  • 15 years – Child Care Management Consultant
  • 10 years – Head Start and Early Head Start Consultant and Trainer
  • 15 years – Design Consultant – ECE Centers 2003 – present – technology coordinator and faculty member in the Department of Education at UDC;
Land Grant Research area