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Education

Karen Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Karen Sorvaag
Education - Associate Professor

(507) 457-6638
ksorvaag@smumn.edu

Karen Sorvaag is an Assistant Professor of Education at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Reading and writing in K-8
Effective instruction
Use of technology as an instructional strategy
Culturally responsive teaching

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Children's Literature, Language Arts, and Reading Methods
Human Relations & Cultural Diversity
Science and Social Studies Methods
Advanced Literacy for the Diverse Learner
Student Teacher supervision

Professional Organizations
Kappa Delta Pi
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

Education
Ed.D., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN, 2007
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 1997
B.A., Elementary Education, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1991

Teaching Experience
2007 to Present: Assistant Professor, School of Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2002-2007: Instructor, School of Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2001-2002: Elementary Teacher, Children's House Montessori, Rapid City, SD
1997-2001: Elementary Teacher, Black Hawk Elementary, Rapid City, SD
1991-1995: Elementary Teacher, Lincoln Elementary, Rapid City, SD

Honors
Kappa Delta Pi
Who's Who Among American College and University Students

Selected Presentations
Technology in Instruction, Classrooms of the Future Conference, 2005

Best Practice at the University Level, ASCD National Annual Conference, 2006

Teachership, ASCD National Annual Conference, 2006