​Professor, Educational Foundations

Director, Center for Academic Excellence​

Millersville University

421 Stayer Hall, Millersville, PA 17551

Oliver.Dreon@millersville.edu

(717)871-7366

National/international presentations
 

Dreon, O. (2019). Open Educational Resources: What does the research say?, Presentation at the annual Leadership in Higher Education Conference, St. Louis, MI.

Dreon, O. (2019). Meeting Faculty Where They Are: Promoting Innovative Pedagogy Across Campus, Presentation at the annual Leadership in Higher Education Conference, St. Louis, MI.

Dreon, O. (2019). Humanizing the Online Learning Environment, Presentation at the annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, Madison, WI.

 

Dreon, O. (2019). Collaborating to Foster Collaboration Online, Presentation at the annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, Madison, WI.

Dreon, O. Mahoney, T. & Ward, J. (2019). Generative Dispositions: Elaborations on an Educative Approach to Disposition Evaluation in Pre-service Teachers. Paper presented at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Louisville, KY.

 

Dreon, O. & Smith, J. (2018). Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Collegiate Snapchat World, Presentation given at the annual Magna Technology with Technology Conference, St. Louis, MI.

Dreon, O. (2018). Engaging and Assessing with Student-Created Videos, Spotlight presentation at the annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, Madison, WI.

Dreon, O. & Price, C. (2018). Now What? Advice for New Faculty Developers, Presentation at the annual Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Dreon, O., Ward, J. & Deemer, S. (2018). Investigating Psychological Constructs in New Contexts: Understanding and Measuring Teacher Efficacy in Online Classrooms. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Deemer, S., Dreon, O. & Ward, J. (2018). Considering Context: Developing and Validating an Online Teacher Efficacy Scale. Paper presented at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Baltimore, MD.

Ward, J., Mahoney, T. & Dreon, O. (2018). Development and Implementation of an Educative Approach to Disposition Evaluation. Paper presented at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Baltimore, MD.

Marquez, L. Davis, R., Dreon, O., Spicer, R. & Schreiber, L. (2017). Assessing General Assessment Across the Curriculum: The Creation, Testing and Implementation of General Education Rubrics at Millersville University. Presentation given at the Annual Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Josephson, J., Dreon, O. & Murray, S. (2017) Flipping the Inclusive Classroom: Partnering for Preparation and Innovation. Presentation given at the annual Council for the Learning Disabilities Conference, Baltimore, MD. 

Dreon, O., Shibley, I. & Wilson, T. (2017). Putting the BLEND in Blended Learning. Presentation given at the annual Technology with Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Dreon, O. & Petula, J. (2017). Using Technology to Scaffold Conceptual Development. Presentation given at the annual Technology with Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Dreon, O. & Shettel, J. (2017). Tools and Strategies that Promote Deep Engagement with Assigned Readings, Pre-conference workshop given at the annual Teaching Professor Conference, St. Louis, MI.

Dreon, O. & Shettel, J. (2017). Instructional Design for TPACK Development in Preservice Teachers.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Deemer, S., Dreon, O. & Ward, J. (2017). Online Teaching Efficacy: Informing Preparation through Research. Paper presented at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Tampa, FL.

Dreon, O. & Szczyrbak, G. (2016). What's up with Open Educational Resources? Presentation given at the annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Dreon, O. & Szczyrbak, G. (2016). Level Up: Including Game Elements in your Online and Face-To-Face Courses. Pre-conference workshop given at the annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Penny, C. & Dreon, O. (2016).  From Classroom Spaces to Learning Spaces.  Panel presentation at the Annual Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.

 

Dreon, O. & Penny, C. (2016).  Teacher Preparation for Online Learning:  What Should We Be Researching?  Roundtable presentation at the Annual Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.

 

Penny, C. & Dreon, O. (2016).  Teach a Better Day - The Apple Watch and watchOS.  Roundtable presentation at the Annual Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.

 

Dreon, O. & Shettel, J. (2016).  The Impact of Authentic: How Field Experiences and Authentic Projects Influence TPACK Development.  Paper presented at the Annual Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.

 

Dreon, O. (2015).  Changing Space. Changing Practice. Changing Culture.  Keynote presentation at the Annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Dreon, O. & Szczyrbak, G. (2015).  Meeting Faculty Where They Are: Promoting Innovative  Pedagogy across Campus.  Presentation given at the annual Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Dreon, O., & Shibley, I. (2015) Introducing Flex Learning: The Ultimate in Learner-centered Design, Pre-conference workshop given at the annual Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA.


Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2015). The Impact of Field Placement Design on Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy:  A Comparative Study, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Dreon, O. & Shettel, J. (2015).  Flipping Out for TPACK.  Paper presented at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Atlanta, GA.

Dreon, O. & Szczyrbak, G. (2014).  Level Up:  Multi-player Professional Development, Presentation given at the annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Denver, CO.

 

Dreon, O. & Griffin, T. (2014). Robust and Effective Technology-Facilitated Course Design.  Pre-conference workshop given at the annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Denver, CO.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2014). Self-Efficacy Evolution And Field Placement Design, Paper presented at the National Association for Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NV.

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2014). Encouraging And Supporting A Culture Of Scholarly Research In Your PDS Program, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NV.

Dreon, O., Shibley, I. & Wilson, T. (2013) Technology for Blended Courses, Pre-conference workshop given at the annual Teaching Professor Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Dreon, O. & Wilson, T. (2013).  Tools and Tips for the Beginning Screencaster, Presentation given at the annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Dreon, O. & Firestone, M. (2013) Fostering creativity through embedded content, Presentation at FUSION, the annual Desire2Learn Users Conference, Boston, MA.

 

Firestone, M. & Dreon, O. (2013) Get graphic:  Increasing higher order thinking with embedded organizers, Presentation at FUSION, the annual Desire2Learn Users Conference, Boston, MA.

 

Szczyrbak, G. & Dreon, O. (2013) Applying multimedia principles to your online course, Presentation at FUSION, the annual Desire2Learn Users Conference, Boston, MA.

 

​Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2013). Navigating self-doubt: A PDS journey, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA.

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2013). The essential partner: investigating mentors perception of the PDS program, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA.

 

Marcum-Dietrich, N., Dreon, O., et al. (2013). Developing a research community at your institution, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA.

 

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2013). Change through participation: Examining mentor teachers’ perceptions of Professional Development Schools, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2012). Participating in change: Mentor-teacher’s perceptions of the effectiveness of a science teacher residency program, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Dreon, O. (2012). Contemporary STEM teacher education, Paper panel chaired at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2012). Implementing a residency-model for science teacher preparation, Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2012). Supporting teacher development through social networking, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association National Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2012). Supporting teacher development through social networking, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2011). Improving K-12 teacher education: Using a medical school model of learning through apprenticeship, Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2011). Fostering a unified learning community across a geographically-distributed secondary PDS, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2010). The first-year teacher experience: Stories of triumph and challenges, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2010). The Ning is the thing:  Supporting interns through social networking, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, Orlando, FL.

Marcum-Dietrich, N, Dreon, O. & Long, E. (2010). From theory to action:  Year one of a professional development school, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, Orlando, FL.

Dreon, O. & McDonald, S. (2010). New science teachers’ descriptions of inquiry enactment, Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Dreon, O. & McDonald, S. (2010). Being in the hot spot: How beginning teachers’ describe their experiences enacting inquiry within the culture of schools?  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.

McDonald, S., Criswell, B., Dreon, O., et al. (2009). Technology symposium: The impact of video analysis on the development of professional vision in preservice and practicing teachers, Symposium presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orange County, CA. 

Marcum-Dietrich, N., Dreon, O. & Ross, P. (2009). The first-year teacher experience: Stories of triumph and challenges, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association, New Orleans, LA.

Dreon, O., Marcum-Dietrich, N, et al. (2009). Using technology to enhance communication in Professional Development Schools, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, Daytona Beach, FL.

Dreon, O. and McDonald, S. (2008). The development of professional identity through participation in a community of practice, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.

State/Regional presentations
 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Dreon, O. & Shettel, J. (2018). Turning the Corner with 360-Degree Feedback, Presentation given at Lancaster Learns, Lancaster, PA.

Shettel, J. & Dreon, O. (2017). Close Reading in the Collegiate Classroom, Presentation given at Lancaster Learns, Lancaster, PA.

Dreon, O. & Szczyrbak, G. (2017). Are You OK with OER?. Presentation given at the annual PASSHE Virtual Conference, Harrisburg, PA.

Dreon, O, Wright, T, Brooks, S. & Ward, J. (2016). Peers, Predators and the Open Seas: Helping Doctoral Students Navigate the Waters of Scholarly Literature.  Presenation given at the PASSHE Doctoral Summer Symposium, Millersville, PA.

Dreon, O. (2016). Principles of Good Instruction:  Applying Chickering and Gamson Online, Presentation given at Lancaster Learns, Lancaster, PA.

 

Dreon, O. & Szczyrbak, G. (2015). Game On: Faculty Development through Gaming, Presentation given at Innovations in Faculty Development Symposium, Shippensburg, PA.

Dreon, O., Macaulay, L, Edgell, L. & Mulnix, A. (2015). Lancaster Learns:  Collaborating for Professional Development, Presentation given at Innovations in Faculty Development Symposium, Shippensburg, PA.

Dreon, O. & Szczyrbak, G. (2015). Applying Multimedia Principles to Online Learning Objects, Presentation given at Lancaster Learns, Lancaster, PA.

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2014).  FLIP not Flop: A How-To-Session for Successfully Flipping Your Classroom, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference, State College, PA
 
Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2014).  Get OUTSIDE: Encouraging "digital natives" to explore nature using technology as a field-based tool, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference, State College, PA

Dreon, O. & Shettel, J. (2014). Flipping for TPACK, Presentation given at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference, Hershey, PA.

Dreon, O., Shettel, J., Hallock, V., Rissinger, C., Gwynn, D., Transue, M., … Kriebel, L. (2014). A Flipped Classroom Partnership Model, Presentation given at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference, Hershey, PA.

Kriebel, L., Shettel, J., Dreon, O., Lurie, J. & Morning, D. (2014). Flipping Out in the College Classroom, Presentation given at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference, Hershey, PA.

 

Dreon, O. & Firestone, M. (2013).  Fostering Creativity through Embedded Content, Presentation given at the IGNITE 2013, the regional users conference for Desire2Learn, Lancaster, PA.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2013). iPad Apps for the science classroom, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference, State College, PA

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2013). Inquiry Science Teaching: There’s an App for That, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference, State College, PA

 

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2012). iPad apps for the science classroom, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference, Hershey, PA

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2012). Science Demonstrations, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference, Hershey, PA

 

Ward, J., Richardson, S., Wright, T. & Dreon, O. (2012).  The PDE Teacher Evaluation Project and student teaching, Paper presented at the annual teacher education assembly of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, Hershey, PA.

 

Dreon, O., Firestone, M. & Colabucci, L. (2012). Step outside the course management system:  Embedding creativity into your blended course, Emerging and Innovative Teaching, Learning and Assessment Practices to Ensure Student Success, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA.

Dreon, O., Angelo, C. & Sheppeard, S. (2011).  An introduction to the PA Educator Ethics and Conduct Curriculum, Paper presented at the annual teacher education assembly of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, Hershey, PA. 

Dreon, O., Angelo, C. & Sheppeard, S. (2011).  Developing professional ethics: A statewide curricular solution.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly, State College, PA. 

Steffy, H., Arp, K., Ahrens, P. & Dreon, O. (2011) Pennsylvania Professors of Middle Level Education, Panel discussion organized at the annual professional development institute of the Pennsylvania Middle Schools Association, Lancaster, PA.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2010). Engaging digital natives in an inquiry science classroom, National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Baltimore, MD. 

Dreon, O., McDowell, L., et al. (2010). Using video to support student teacher reflection and development,  The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly, Hershey, PA. 

Steffy, H., Dreon, O. et al. (2010). Meeting the needs of the middle, The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly, Hershey, PA. 

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2010). Supporting student teacher development through social networking,  The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly, Hershey, PA. 

Marcum-Dietrich, N. & Dreon, O. (2009). Classroom symposium: A model of scientific talk,  STEM Academy for Educators, Manheim Township, PA.

Dreon, O., Zembal-Saul, C, and McDonald, S. (2009). Teaching Science in a Web 2.0 World.  One-to-One Computing Conference, Penn State University, State College, PA.

Dreon, O. & Marcum-Dietrich, N. (2008). The first year experience panel discussion, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference, Hershey, PA. 

Dreon, O. & Criswell, B (2007). Mentoring new inquiry-minded science teachers:  Lessons from ICISS, How Students Learn:  The Implications of Learning Research for Science Education, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.

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