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John George Achrazoglou, Dr.
Adjunct Professor Chief Technology Officer, College of Education
N157 Lindquist Center
Teaching and Learning
Iowa City, IA 52242
Affiliations within the College
Department of Teaching and Learning
Education Technology Center
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Iowa, 2003
M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology; Computer Aided Instruction, The University of Iowa, 1993
Electronic portfolios for professional assessment and development
Assistive technologies for learners with disabilities
Performance Management Design Committee
University of Iowa Diversity Charter Committee
Professional Activities and Membership
American Association of School Personnel Administrators
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Electronic Portfolio Executive Steering Committee.
Iowa Center for Assistive Technology and Education Research, Board of Directors
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Board of Directors
Licensure and Certifications
Secondary Education, State of Iowa
Awards and Professional Recognition
Outstanding Commitment to Promoting Diversity National Award.
Prometheus Award for Best Technology in the State of Iowa. Two time runner up.
Special Service to Education Award
The University of Iowa Catalyst Diversity Award.
Board of Regents Excellence Award
C.S. Robinson National Award for best practices and research
Faculty speaker, Fall 2005 and 2006. College of Education Teacher Education convocation-graduation ceremony. Elected by student body to deliver the faculty address to the graduating class.
Awarded funding by the Iowa Measurement Research Foundation for research into performance assessments and electronic portfolio use in teacher education.
Recipient of the Edgar M. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship for outstanding research in Curriculum and Instruction.
Special recognition for excellence in teaching and service
Ochola, J. E., & Achrazoglou, G. J. (2015). Maximizing Opportunities: Smart Learning Spaces, Smarter Interactions and Collaboration.
Journal of Education and Human Development, 4
Ochola, J. E., Stachowiak, J. R., Achrazoglou, J. G., & Bills, D. B. (2013). Learning environments and rapidly evolving handheld technologies.
First Monday: Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet, 18
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2010). A Journey Beyond Tolerance: Personal Interaction Through Technology can Foster an Appreciative and Welcoming Environment.
Diversity Issues in Higher Education, 27
Achrazoglou, J. G., & Stachowiak, J. R. (2008). Implementing Innovative Assistive Technology Training in a Pre-service Teacher Education Program.
Closing the Gap
Malatesta, J. L., & Lee, W. (2015, April).
Comparison of MIRT equating procedures for technology-enhanced assessments.
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2011, February).
Global Competencies for Today's Job Market
. Keynote Address given at the Career Days, Wellman, IA.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2011, February).
Working with Millennials; Reaching and Teaching Generation Next with Technology and Diversity
. Lecture given at the Staff Development Day, The University of Iowa.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2010, October).
Engagement is a Snap with Clickers
. Paper presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection statewide technology conference, Iowa.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2010, March).
Reaching Beyond Tolerance in Education; Diversity, Globalization and Techno-geeks
. Keynote Address given at the The University of Iowa Spring Diversity Conference.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2009, October).
Sustainable Technology Labs and Classrooms ePortfolios for Teacher Assessment
. Paper presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection statewide technology conference, Coralville, Iowa.
Stachowiak, J. R., Achrazoglou, J. G., & Kintz, W. (2007, October).
Integrating Assistive Technology into Pre-Service Teacher Education
. Workshop lead at the Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, MN.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2007, October).
MATlab: Integrating Assistive Technology into Pre-Service Teacher Education, a Pilot Program
. Paper presented at the Closing the Gap; Assistive Technology Resources for Children and Adults with Special Needs National Conference, Henderson, Minnesota.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2007, July).
Three Rings Binders = Three Ring Circus; Using the ePortfolio to Tame the Professional Development Beast
. Paper presented at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Conference, Washington DC.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2007, March).
Securing and Warehousing ePortfolio Artifacts, Rubrics and Measurements; Servers, Scripts and Account Management
. Paper presented at the Educause Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2006, February).
Parent Educators Connection - Transitioning from School to Work
. Paper presented at the Presented to Depart of Ed sponsored conference on Assistive Technologies and Universal Design for Learning.
Achrazoglou, J. G. (2005, December).
Presented - Standards-based ePortfolio for Teachers
. Paper presented at the ePortfolio PanAmerica 2005 International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Selected Contracts and Grants
Achrazoglou, John George (Principal Investigator), "
The Next Step: Using ePortfolios for the Assessment and Professional Development of Early Career Teachers Professional Development of Early Career Teachers Co-PI with Marshall and Anthony
," Sponsored by Roy Carver Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Muscatine, Iowa, Private, $217000.00. (September, 2003–September, 2005).
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