Personal Information

Shirley Hufstedler School of Education

Education

San Diego Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

10455 Pomerado Rd.
San Diego CA 9231

858-635-4007

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Tapestry Emerging Literacy (40 computer-based lessons with assessment, reporting and management system),

Tapestry Early Childhood (26 computer-based lessons with assessment, reporting and management system),

Take Home Computer (PreK-6, 600 computer-based lessons with assessment, reporting and management system),

Tapestry Early Childhood - Spanish (26 computer-based lessons with assessment, reporting and management system),

Primary Word Processor for Children (computer-based, graphical writing tool for children),

Basic Learning System Mathematics (K-8, 750 computer-based lessons with assessment, reporting and management system),

Basic Learning System Language Arts (K-8, 800 computer-based lessons with assessment, reporting and management system),

Summer Productions - Designed Internet e-school for children based on "real stuff" from the natural world.

Academic History and Background

California Administrative Services Credential (Principal, administrator)

Designed and wrote curriculum guides and assessment for national competition in ten high school subject areas. - United States Academic Decathlon

Designed mathematics tools to complement textbook series. Designed and produced mathematics game that included 2000 items for middle schoolers. - Glencoe McGraw-Hill (Secondary Education)

Designed and wrote application-based Algebra I and Algebra II courses for use in technical colleges. - Kaplan Educational Centers

Designed and wrote K-8 mathematics course for their Personal Training product. - Score! Kaplan Centers

Conducted market and software acquisitions research for geography products. - Rand-McNally

Designed ClassWorks, an integrated learning system covering language arts and mathematics, winner of the Technology and Learning Curriculum of the Year 1999 award. Designed scope and sequence and assessment strategy. Supervised content quality at Knowledge Adventure's development shop in Boston. - Knowledge Adventure

Wrote Teacher's Activities Guides for science, math, social studies and ancient history CD-ROM products. - McGraw-Hill Home Interactive

California life teaching credential (Teacher)

Ed.D., Computer Education - United States International University, San Diego CA

M.A., Educational Psychology - University of California, Riverside CA

B.A., Multiple Subject - University of Redlands, Redlands CA

Professional Practice and Community Service

Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Youth - Voices for Children, 2013-2013

Educational Advisory Committee--online expedition to Okinawa, 2005 and Costa Rica, 2007 - Blue Zones project

Facilitator - San Diego Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

Volunteer educator and spokesperson - Monarch School for Homeless Children

2012 Speakers Bureau

2011 Lifesaver Award (Volunteer of the Year)

Bio and Links

Dr. Pancer is experienced in both business and educational leadership, and served as the Vice President of Education for many companies, as well as a public school principal and founder of a preschool. Most recently she founded an online K-12 school--a free public charter school that uses the Internet to connect teachers with students who study at home. Dr. Pancer’s background includes 20 years of designing educational software, and working with schools around the country to make technology integral to both teaching and learning. She is fascinated with all types of technologies, and all levels of learners, from preschoolers who use digital cameras to record a science project such as potatoes sprouting or guppies giving birth, to high school students who use the Internet to help explorers climb Mt. Everest, or help scientists find the keys to longevity in Okinawa. Dr. Pancer is especially interested in projects that connect students with adults or other children who share their interests and passions for learning, but who do not share the same location, culture, or even language.