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About Us: Faculty

Ron SjoerdsmaRon Sjoerdsma

Professor of Education
Education Department Chair

sjoero@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6213
389 Spoelhof Center

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Educational Background

  • M.A., University of Iowa, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 1994

Research Interests

  • Technology in schools

Publications, Presentations, and Professional Services

  • Taught a two week Education Psychology for Calvin credit at Monrovia Bible College. This teaching engagement was as a volunteer. The trip was funded by the Kuyers Institute.
  • Revised a portion of EDUC302-303 to become an educational psychology course at Monrovia Bible College in Liberia. I taught the two week course in July of 2013. All 35 students were Liberians.
  • Involved in teacher preparation efforts in Liberia.
  • “Designing and adopting a program-wide lesson planning tool for teacher education.” (2008). In-service for UNM-Gallup teacher education faculty, October 30, 2008.
  • “Classroom Management and Motivation." (2008) Learning Conference, Mukachevo, Transcarpathia, Ukraine, September 19 & 20, 2008. 5th in a series of workshops for teachers in Western Ukraine.