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  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 01:18:12 PM Wed, 10 Oct 2012 
 Michelle D. (Sarkees) Wircenski
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Michelle D. (Sarkees) Wircenski
Professor-Learning Technologies
 
Contact address   Department of Learning Technologies, 3940 North Elm Street, G150, Denton, TX 76207-7102     
Email  mickey@unt.edu    Contact Number (940)369-7704   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Doctor of EducationVocational EducationState University of New York College at Buffalo1978
 Master of ScienceExceptional EducationState University of New York College at Buffalo1974
 Bachelor of ScienceExceptional EducationState University of New York College at Buffalo1971
toggle toggle Research and Expertise
Authentic Assessment Strategies for Learners with Special Needs
 

Curriculum Modification for Special Populations
 

Instructional Strategies for Special Populations
 

Job Redesign for Learners with Disabilities
 

Learning Styles for Special Populations
 

Workplace Accommodations for Learners with Disabilities
 

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2011-PresentActing Associate Dean College of InformationUniversity of North Texas
1992-PresentProfessorDepartment of Learning Technologies University of North Texas
1988-1992Associate ProfessorDepartment of Occupational and Vocational Education University of North Texas
1983-1988Associate ProfessorDivision of Vocational Education University of Georgia
1978-1983Assistant ProfessorDivision of Vocational Education University of Georgia
1972-1978Special Education Teacher, Co-Op Coordinator  Grover Cleveland High School
1970-1972Special Education Teacher  Caesar-Rodney High School
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014201070
2012-2013201070
2011-201202080
2010-2011503020
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 
  YearPublication  Type
2011
Published
Multitasking and career skill requirements: Implications for career and technical education.
Wircenski, M., Wircenski, J., Li, J. & Lin, L.
Workforce Education Forum
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2010
Published
Managing the apprenticeship classroom. Coordinator Handbook.
Wircenski, M.
Inernational Ironworkers
Other
2010
Published
The IEP. In L. West (Ed.), Integrating transition planning into the IEP process.
Wircenski, M. & Miller, C.
Council for Exceptional Children
Book chapters
2009
Accepted/In-press
Working with special populations in career and technical education
Scott, J.
American Technical Publishers
Book
2009
Published
Integrating transition planning into the IEP process (3rd ed.).
Miller, C.
Council for Exceptional Children
Book chapters
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2002-presentAssessment for Effective InterventionEditorial Board 
1989-presentJournal for Vocational Education Special Needs PersonnelEditorial Board 
1991-1994Career Development for Exceptional IndividualsEditorial Board 
1990-1993American Vocational AssociationEditorial and Publications Committee Member 
1990-1993Vocational Education Journal InsiderField Editor 
1988-1991Journal of Vocational Education ResearchEditorial Board 
1979-1985Journal for Vocational Education Special Needs PersonnelManaging Editor 
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2012 Teaching in Blended Career and Technology Education Classrooms.
Austin, Texas. Statewide New CTE Teacher Conference.
 2011 Directory of Transition Websites, Resources, and Lesson Plans for At-Risk Students with Special Needs.
Myrtle Beach, SC: 23rd Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum
 2011 New Brains are Arriving In the Classroom: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning.
Austin, TX Secondary School Summit HSTW/MMGE State Conference
 2010 Working with Special Needs Students in Apprenticeship Programs
Ypsilanti, MI. Annual Ironworker Apprenticeship Coordinator Conference.
 2010 Curriculum Resources for CTE.
Austin, TX. Education Open Source
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2012-2013Educational excellence for career and technical education: Arts, AV Tech and Communications, and Information TechnologyCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant325,000Principal InvestigatorActive
2012-2013Educational excellence for career and technical education: Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Law, Public Safety Corrections & SecurityCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant325,000Co-PIActive
2011-2012Educational excellence for career and technical education: Arts, AV Tech and Communications, and Information TechnologyCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2011-2012Educational excellence for career and technical education: Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Law, Public Safety Corrections & SecurityCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Co-PICompleted
2010-2011Educational excellence for career and technical education: Arts, AV Tech and Communications, and Information TechnologyCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2010-2011Educational excellence for career and technical education: Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Law, Public Safety Corrections & SecurityCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Co-PICompleted
2009-2010Educational excellence for career and technical education: Arts, AV Tech and Communications, and Information TechnologyCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2010Educational excellence for career and technical education: Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Law, Public Safety Corrections & SecurityCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Co-PICompleted
2008-2009Educational excellence for career and technical education: Arts, AV Tech and Communications, Information Technology and Oracle.Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008-2009Educational excellence for career and technical education: Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Law, Public Safety Corrections & SecurityCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000Co-PICompleted
2007-2008CTE cluster grantCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant330,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006-2007Educational excellence in trade and industrial educationCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant275,000Co-PICompleted
2005-2006Educational excellence in trade and industrial educationPerkins Career and Technical Education Grant401,076Co-PICompleted
2005-2006Educational excellence in health science technology educationCarl D. Perkins Career and Technology Education Grant369,019Co-PICompleted
2006Educational excellence in health science technology educationCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant275,000Co-PICompleted
2004-2005Educational excellence in trade and industrial educationEducational excellence in trade and industrial education325,000Co-PICompleted
2004-2005Educational excellence in health science technology educationEducational excellence in health science technology education325,000Co-PICompleted
2003-2004Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills implementation support systems for trade and industrial educationTexas Education Agency157,000Co-PICompleted
2003-2004Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills implementation support systems for health science technology educationTexas Education Agency260,000Co-PICompleted
2002-2003Professional development for secondary trade and industrial certification activities in Dallas, Texas areaTexas Education Agency27,900Co-PICompleted
2002-2003Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills implementation support systems for health science technology educationTexas Education Agency205,000Co-PICompleted
2002-2003Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills implementation support systems for trade and industrial educationTexas Education Agency52,000Co-PICompleted
2001-2002Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency35,000Co-PICompleted
2001-2002Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills implementation support systems for health science technology educationTexas Education Agency205,000Co-PICompleted
2001-2002Professional development for secondary health science technologyTexas Education Agency90,000Co-PICompleted
2000-2001Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency30,999Co-PICompleted
2000-2001Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills implementation support systems for health science technology educationTexas Education Agency180,000Co-PICompleted
2000-2001Professional development for secondary health science technologyTexas Education Agency85,000Co-PICompleted
1999-2000Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency30,999Co-PICompleted
1999-2000Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills implementation support systems for health science technology educationTexas Education Agency180,000Co-PICompleted
1998-1999Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency30,987Co-PICompleted
1999Relationship between age and learning styles of older workers: Implications for vocational educationARCO1,713Co-PICompleted
1997-1998Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency27,380Co-PICompleted
1996-1997Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency25,199Co-PICompleted
1994-1996Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency75,399Co-PICompleted
1994-1996A study to restructure selected Career and Technology Education courses and curricula to achieve real world expectationsTexas Education Agency179,767Co-PICompleted
1993Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency27,399Co-PICompleted
1993A study to restructure selected Career and Technology Education courses and curricula to achieve real world expectationsTexas Education Agency34,767Co-PICompleted
1992Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency25,965Co-PICompleted
1991Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency35,800Co-PICompleted
1990Secondary trade and industrial teacher certification activities in the north Texas areaTexas Education Agency35,799Co-PICompleted
1990A model program for students with handicapsTexas Education Agency75,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000Teaching with technology grantUniversity of North Texas36,000Co-PICompleted
 Educational excellence for career and technical education: Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Law, Public Safety Corrections & SecurityCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant300,000OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2011Honors Day RecognitionUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
2011Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
2008Honors Day RecognitionUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
2004Recognition. Fifteen years of service to the University of North TexasUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
2002Division of Equity and Diversity award for service, commitment and leadershipUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
2002Teaching with Technology (TWT)University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2002Eagle Partner Award For outstanding efforts to recruit and retain students at UNTUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
1991-PresentMentor for “Connection” programUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX
1985Recipient of Direct Vocational Special Needs Support Person of the YearNational Association for Vocational Special Needs Personnel
1982First recipient of Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in TeachingUniversity of Georgia
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2008HEATH Resource Center. National Clearinghouse for Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development.Chairperson, Advisory Committee 
 National Association of Vocational Education Special Needs PersonnelPresident 
 National Association of Vocational Education Special Needs PersonnelPresident-Elect 
 National Association of Vocational Education Special Needs PersonnelBoard Member 
 American Vocational Association, Special Needs DivisionCommittee Chair 
 American Vocational Association, Trade and Industrial DivisionResearch Committee Member 
 American Vocational Association, Special Needs DivisionChair, Membership Committee 
 American Vocational Association, Special Needs DivisionChair, Conference Planning Committee 
 Texas Association of Vocational Special Needs PersonnelPresident 
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