Amber Hoye received her Masters of Educational Technology (MET) and graduate certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Learners from Boise State University. She also holds two Bachelors degrees in Mass Communication and Spanish. Her current responsibilities as Director of the World Language Resource Center include supporting faculty implementing mobile learning and other innovative practice, maintaining the department’s website, offering consultations and workshops for faculty, as well as scheduling and supervising the department’s many conversation labs. Amber also instructs FORLNG 498: Professional Portfolio Seminar, a preparatory class for language majors that helps them to prepare for entering graduate school or the job market.
Before coming to the World Languages Department, she worked as an instructional design consultant in Boise State’s Academic Technologies Department (now known as the IDEA Shop.) There she worked with faculty in the development, implementation, and evaluation of courses, using best practices and emerging technologies to improve the quality and effectiveness of a learner-centered environment. Prior to her role as an instructional design consultant, she also served as the University’s first mobile learning specialist, assisting with the promotion of digital literacy and creation of programs for the Mobile Learning Initiative at Boise State.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- “Best of PNCFL: A Teacher’s Toolbox: Comprehensible Input Strategies for Language Educators” ACTFL, November 2017.
- “Let’s Chat: Proficiency and Digital Literacy through Conversation Labs” ACTFL, November 2017.
- “You’ve Been Challenged…(Project-Based Learning)” Idaho Association of Teachers of Language and Culture, October 2017.
- “A Teachers’ Toolbox: Comprehensible Input Strategies for Language Educators” at the Idaho Association of Teachers of Language and Culture, October 7, 2016, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
- “Just a Byte: 10 Teacher Approved Apps for the Spanish Classroom” at the American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Conference, November 20, 2015, San Diego, CA.
- “Pairing Pedagogy and Mobile Technology in the Language Classroom” at Boise State University, April 11 and 25, 2015, Boise, ID. Two day workshop for Secondary and Post-Secondary Language Instructors.
- “App-Stravanganza! Innovative Apps for the Language Classroom” at the Idaho Association of Teachers of Language and Culture, October 2, 2014, Kuna Highschool, Kuna, ID.
- “Best Practices for Implementing Mobile Assisted Language Learning Across a Language Program” Computer Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), 31st Annual Convention, May 7, 2014, Athens, OH. Full day workshop.
- “Avoiding the App-valance: Pairing Learning Activities with Apps Using Bloom’s Taxonomy” Northwest Managers of Educational Technology (NWMET) Annual Conference, June 27, 2013, Kalispell, MT.
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