Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a clinical professor and the Director of Learning Technologies at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective integration of various technologies into teaching. She often delivers seminars and workshops for both her Purdue colleagues as well as practicing teachers in schools throughout Northwest Indiana, and at state, national, and international conferences such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and the Indiana Connected Educators (ICE) state conference. Her specialty area is instructional design for online learning and technology integration, and received her Ph.D. in this field in spring of 2013 from Capella University. Over the past sixteen years in higher education, she has taught a number of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in these areas as well, both in-classroom and via distance education. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue University North Central, she taught online and face-to-face courses in teacher education and instructional design at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, and has been teaching online since 2003.
Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with computers and computer-based technologies of many types, and often conducts workshops for practicing teachers in schools throughout Northwest Indiana, as well as at Indiana statewide conferences like the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators Conference (HECC) and Indiana Computer Educators (ICE). Staci also currently serves on the ICE Board of Directors as Board President - see http://www.iceindiana.org for details on activities and how to become a member of the ICE professional organization.