Sylvia Tiala

Ph. D.

Office: 225D Communication Technologies
Phone: 715/232-5619
Email: tialas@uwstout.edu

Education

  • Ph. D. Industrial Education and Technology
    • Dissertation: Virtual reality in the k-12 classroom
    • Iowa State University
  • M.S. Industrial Education and Technology
    • Thesis: A Comparison of traditional, simulation, and virtual reality training methods
    • Iowa State University
  • B.S. Industrial Education
    • St. Cloud State University

Courses Taught

Assistant Professor

EDUC 210- Impacts of Technology on Learning

TECED 380- Design for Industry

EDUC 170- Video Games and Simulations in Educational Environments 

TECED 160- Introduction to Technology Education 

TECED 340- Middle School Technology Education

TECED 360- Pre-Student Teaching in Technology Education

TECED 460- Advanced Curriculum Methods & Assessment in Tech Ed.

TECED 409- Supervising student teachers

TECED 409- Student Teaching Seminar

TCS 304- Communication and Information Systems

Licensure/ Certificates

  • State of Iowa
    • Master Educator License
    • Industrial Technology
  •  Project Lead the Way Training Completed:
    • Gateway to Technology--Milwaukee School of Engineering
    • Introduction to Engineering Design--Milwaukee School of Engineering
    • Gateway to Technology--Purdue
    • Digital Electronics--University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana
Selected Publications

Tiala, S. (2012).Re-envisioning STEM Teacher Preparation. In Veenstra, C., Fust-Bowe, J., & Padro, F. (Eds.), Advancing the STEM agenda. Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press.

Tiala, S. (October, 2011). Fab Labs: Re-envisioning innovation and "entrepreneering". ASQ Higher Education Brief, 4 (5).

Tiala, S. & Winegar, P. (February, 2011). Integrating STEM into technology education programs.ASQ Higher Education Brief, 4 (1).

McAlister, B., Hacker, M. & Tiala, S. (2008). Engineering content and the technology education curriculum.In R. Custer and T. Erekson (Eds.) Assessment in technology education: 56th yearbook (Council on Technology Teacher Education). Peoria, Illinois:McGraw Hill/Glencoe.

 

Selected Presentations

Tiala, S. (March, 2014).Fab labs:Changing People Living Learning and Playing.Presented March 27, 2014 at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's 76th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Tiala, S. (March, 2014).Fab Labs: The Future of STEM Education? Presented March 6, 2014 at the 45th Wisconsin Technology Education Conference.

Tiala, S. (March, 2013) Fab Labs: The Next National STEM Initiative? Presented March 15, 2013 at the Wisconsin Technology Education Association Conference, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Tiala, S. (July, 2011). Fab Labs:Re-envisioning Innovation and "Entrepreneering".Presented July 20, 2011 at the 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society Conference at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Tiala,S. (March, 2011).Technology/Engineering Education in a Spiky World. Presented March 25, 2011 at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's 73rd Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tiala, S. (March 2007). Connecting Math to Technology using CAD Models. Presented March 16, 2007 at the International Technology Education Association 69th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Tiala, S. (Spring 2007).Math Connections to CAD and Animation. Presented March 29, 2007 at the 38th Annual Wisconsin Technology Education Conference, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Tiala, S. (March 2007).CTTE Session:Attaining Science Concepts Using Computer Simulations.Presented March 15, 2007 at the International Technology Education Association 69th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Tiala, S. (October, 2006).Connecting CAD to Mathematics Using MEMs Sensors. Presented October 13, 2006 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Technology Education Conference, Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Tiala, S. (October, 1995).Integrating math, science and technology using teleoperated robots.Presented at the Fifth Annual Iowa Space Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa.In The Fifth Annual Iowa Space Conference, Conference Proceedings (pp. 11-17). Ames, IA:Iowa Space Grant Consortium.