Dr. Kathleen Klinger

Dr. Katie Klinger’s passions include Special Education, digital equity and access, and culture-based education. All three passions have been woven around STEM and environmental sustainability as she worked closely with non-profits and school communities in traditional, charter, and conversion charter schools in Hawaii, the Navajo Nation, and California.

As a professor in higher education, she designed grants for math and science project-based programs that fostered investigative, hands-on learning often using Edutopia articles, special reports and video resources to promote evidence-based research. She was honored over the years to sit on the Advisory Committee for the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Digital Equity Summit. She also created STEMtube to host photos of innovative science fair projects and student-generated “Go Green” videos in Hawaii: website at www.STEMtube.com

Dr. Klinger, a recognized leader and mentor in Educational Technology, was the primary designer of the National University Virtual High School, lead faculty statewide for five years for National University’s Educational Technology master’s degree program, and Director of Grants and Research for the National University System.

She was the lead investigator for a four-year, $1.27 million U.S. Department of Education grant through the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) initiative, guiding higher-education faculty and master K-12 teachers in the design of lesson plans that helped more than 14,000 educators enhance their STEM skills.

She partnered on grants with Sally Ride Science to empower girls in elementary and middle schools to explore the world of science. She was awarded the 2003 Innovative Teachers Outstanding Achievement Award from AACTE and Microsoft. And she served as a Faculty Associate for the George Lucas Educational Foundation for four years; her blogs may be read online at https://www.edutopia.org/profile/dr-katie-klinger

For over a decade, Dr. Klinger has been heavily involved with non-profits in Hawaii to help at-risk youth, special education students, and homeless individuals in high poverty communities as the President of Waianae CARE, Inc.: website at www.waianaecare.org

Dr. Katie Klinger currently teaches Exceptionalities (the beginning course) and Capstone Project (the ending thesis and research course) in the Master of Science in Special Education at National University. Her current research project (under development) explores the importance of Culture + AR in Special Education classrooms: Using AR to help students with special needs learn about their culture: website at www.prabble.com.

Memberships

  • Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education
  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • California Educational Research Association
  • Computer-Using Educators
  • International Literacy Association

Publications

  • Klinger, K.. (2020). Redesigning digital literacy health workshops for seniors in Hawai`i. Proceedings of EdMedia 2020 + Innovate Learning, 1032-1037.
  • Klinger, K.. (2019). Kupuna intergenerational technology workshops in Hawai`i. Proceedings of EdMedia 2019 + Innovate Learning, 2019(1): 1617-1622.
  • Klinger, K.. (2018). Hawai`i Village of Hope: Using technology to build community capacity. E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Socie, 356-362.
  • Klinger, K.. (2016). Effect of learner-centered courses on research topic selections. Proceedings of Global Learn 2016. Association for, 2016(1): 274-282.
  • Klinger, K.. (2014). The CAPS Project: Community building through technology in Hawai'i. E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning, 2014(1): 1040-1046.
  • Klinger, K.. (2013). MELE: A culture-based metaphoric distance learning program. Teaching
    Colleges and Community (TCC) Worldwide On
    , 2013(1): .
  • Klinger, K., & Correia, A.. (2012). "Ke ala O kou Wa'a" (The Pathway to Your Canoe) multimedia
    workshops. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdM, 2012(1): 1517-1526.
  • Klinger, K.. (2011). Tracking K-12 teacher choice in researching social and cultural issues. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2, 2011(1): 2380.
  • Klinger, K.. (2011). Creating a model for change with online AP courses in a nonschool hours Charter School. In Koehler, M. & Mishra, P. (Eds.), Proceedings of, 2011(1): 3462-3464.
  • Klinger, K.. (2007). RadioKids: Student media production for minority and at-risk students in Hawai'. Association for Educational Communications and Tec, 2007(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2007). Showcasing teacher designed technologies for K-12. CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conf, 2007(1): .
  • Klinger, K, & Oshiro, D.. (2007). Web 2.0 technologies enrich student learning in Hawai`i. Teaching Colleges and Community (TCC) Worldwide On, 2007(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2006). A model program to teach animation as an at-risk and gang-related
    intervention strategy. Association for Educational Communications and Tec, 2006(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2006). Distributed learning: Not just for students. A new model for mentoring
    faculty. Association for Educational Communications and Tec, 2006(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2006). Increasing technology integration in K-20 teacher education programs. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Edu, 2006(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2006). INSPIRE Seminars Virtual Campus (ISVC) for K-20 classrooms. Lilly-West Conference on College and University Te, 2006(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2006). GIS, brain research, and Earth Science modeling for media-rich students. Teaching Colleges and Community (TCC) Worldwide On, 2006(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2006). Developing self-sustaining educational leadership models. American Society of Business and Behavioral Scienc, 2006(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2005). Identifying equity gaps in the 101 Great Books to college-bound students' lives. California Educational Research Association (CERA), 2005(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2005). Designing E-learning programs that meet community needs in Hawaii. E- Learn Association for the Advancement of Comput, 2005(1): .
  • Klinger, K. & Tolbert, D.. (2005). Identifying a model of key success factors in Blue Ribbon
    Schools (Update). Association for Educational Communications and Tec, 2005(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2005). Online professional development with brain research curriculum. Ed-Media Association for the Advancement of Comput, 2005(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2005). GIS and GPS technology WebQuests in PT3 Grant. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Edu, 2005(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2005). GIS and GPS technologies to enhance business productivity. American Society of Business and Behavioral Scienc, 2005(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2004). Identifying a model of key success factors in Blue Ribbon Schools. California Educational Research Association (CERA), 2004(1): .
  • Klinger, K., Kornuta, H,, & Shepherd, C.. (2004). Integrating PDA technology in assessing student teachers. E-Learn Association for the Advancement of Computi, 2004(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2004). Marine Biotechnology e-Learning for at-risk students. E-Learn Association for the Advancement of Computi, 2004(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2004). A treasure chest of proven ideas: Handheld assessment, virtual classroom tours, and Science festivals. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Edu, 2004(1): .
  • Klinger, K., Kornuta, H., & Germaine, R.. (2003). Guidelines for designing PDA assessment tools for adult learners. Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), 2003(1): .
  • Klinger, K., Reynolds, T, & Serdyukov P.. (2003). Integrating technology across a teacher preparation program: A case study. Society for Information Technology and Teacher
    Edu
    , 2003(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2003). Re-designing online Ed Tech curriculum for pre-service teachers. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Edu, 2003(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2002). PT3 grant builds technology circles in the K-18 community. E-Learn Association for the Advancement of Computi, 2002(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2002). Eco Tech Link. PT3 National Grantee Awards Conference, 2002(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2001). A methodology for examinations of violations of academic freedom. California Educational Research Association (CERA), 2001(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2001). Sharing ideas about achieving academic excellence in online instruction. Teaching Online in Higher Education (TOHE) Confere, 2001(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2001). ECO-TECH LINK – Educational consortium of technology leaders in the
    K-16 community. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Ed, 2001(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2001). National University PT3 Project. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Edu, 2001(1): .
  • Klinger, K.. (2001). Lesson plan on the digital aquarium. Baltes, B. & Brock, P.
    (2001). Multimedia: Bridgin.
  • Klinger, K & Ryan, M.. (2001). Window to the world: A paradigm shift. Grabe, M. & Grabe, C. (2001). Integrating technolo.
  • Klinger, K.. (2000). Legal issues involved in developing online courses. California Educational Research Association (CERA), 2000(1): .
Dr. Kathleen Klinger

Contact Information

Dr. Kathleen Klinger

College: Sanford College of Education

Department: Special Education

kklinger@nu.edu

(619) 990-6732

Torrey Pines South Campus

Education

United States Intl Univ - EDD - Computer Education