Sharla Snider, Ph.D.

Interim Chair & Professor

Department of Literacy and Learning

Sharla Snider, Ph.D.

Contact

ssnider@twu.edu
940-898-2684
MCL 908J

Biography

Sharla Snider was a classroom teacher of young children and library media specialist prior to her appointment in higher education. Currently a professor, she teaches students in early child development and education at undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. Her research interests involve understanding the nature of emerging technologies in the lives of young children in home, school and community settings. Additionally, she is interested in how technological teaching practices in higher education enable and empower the core academic mission of teaching, learning, research, and scholarship. She has secured and directed several grant projects including awards from the United States Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to examine these issues. Snider has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences such as the American Osteopathic Pediatric Annual Conference and the American Educational Research Association Conference. Her work can be found in various journals, textbooks and annuals including Case Studies for Integrating Technology, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education and Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning.

Education

Ph.D., Early Childhood Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
M.A., Early Childhood Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
B.S., Elementary Education-Counseling and Development, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Expertise

Technology and Young Learners; Mobile Learning and Teaching Practices; Integrated Technology In Teaching And Learning; Multimodal Learning; Language, Literacy And Technological Thinking; Digital Citizenship; Early Childhood Classroom Practices; Pedagogy and Action Research

Latest Articles

Reducing transactional distance in online and blended courses through the use of a closed social media platform
Journal of Educational Technology Systems (2018)
J. Quong, Sharla Snider, J. Early

Parental perceptions of the role of media in their young children's lives
Journal of Early Childhood Research (2016)
Birgitte Vittrup, Sharla Snider, Katherine K Rose, Jacqueline Rippy

Recent Presentations

Digital Diet for the New Media Citizen: Engaging Home and School
Texas Early Childhood Learning Summit (2019)
Faculty Workshop | Sharla L. Snider, Peggy Lisenbee

Digital Culture, Community and an Interdisciplinary Adventure
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2019)
Podium | Sharla L. Snider, Nancy Anderson, Catherine Dutton, Peggy Lisenbee

Collaborating for a Collaborative Innovative Classroom
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference (2019)
Poster | Catherine Dutton, Sharla Snider

Good Things Happen When Faculty and IT Staff Collaborate: The Making of a Student-Centered, Technology-Enhanced Classroom Space at a University
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (2019)
Round Table | Sharla L. Snider, Catherine Dutton

CSOT - Observing the Emerging Digital Literacy and Citizenship of Young Learners
Billie J. Askew Literacy Conference (2019)
Podium | Nancy Anderson, Sharla Snider

Choosing a Digital Diet and Using EBooks for Diverse Learners
Texas Computer Education Association Elementary Technology Conference (2019)
Podium | Sharla L. Snider, Peggy Lisenbee, Catherine Dutton, Nancy Anderson

Negotiation as Part of the Innovation Process: A Case for Democracy and Dialogism in Tablet Integration in Education
E-Learn 2018 World Conference on E-Learning (2018)
Podium | N. Masek, Sharla L. Snider

Negotiation as Part of the Innovation Process: A Case for Democracy and Dialogism in Tablet Integration in Education
E-Learn 2018 World Conference on E-Learning (2018)
Podium | N. Masek, Sharla L. Snider

Inquiry and exploration with technology
Texas Computer Education Association Convention and Exposition (2017)
Podium | Lisa Taylor-Cook, Sharla Snider

The design and use of innovative classroom space
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2017)
Podium | Sharla L. Snider, Catherine Dutton

Determining relevant tablet integrations in early childhood & family science classrooms: A case for negotiation in the paradigm shift 
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (2017)
Podium | Nicole Masek, Sharla Snider

Connecting University Early Childhood and Family Educators' Democratic Innovation Experiences with Student iPads to Pedagogical and Cultural Shifts
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (2016)
Paper | N. Masek, Sharla L. Snider

How do we start? Bottom-up integration strategies for contextually relevant tablet technology in early education through community supported exploration and reflection
National Association for Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2016)
Podium | Nicole Masek, Sharla Snider

Explorations With Tablets: Using Shared iPads With Undergraduate Students in Face-to-Face Coursework
Texas Woman's University Teaching and Learning Symposium (2015)
Podium | Sharla L. Snider, C. Dutton, H. Carrell Moore, N. Masek

Playful Exploration With Technology: Using Mobile Devices to Develop Professional Knowledge About Children and Families
National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2015)
Podium | H. Carrell Moore, Sharla L. Snider, C. Dutton, N Masek

'We Just Kind of Use Them Organically...' The Twisting and Turning Growth of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood Development/Education and Family Studies Undergraduate Classrooms
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Annual Conference (NAEYC) (2015)
Podium | H. Carrell Moore, Sharla L. Snider, C. Dutton, N. Masek

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Texas Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Texas Computer Education Association