Andrea L Ray

Andrea Ray is a teacher who has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school level.  In real life, she has attended 25 years of professional development.  She knows if teachers cannot use the information in their classroom they consider the learning experience a poor use of their time.  Andrea’s goal is to create a design process that produces relevant learning activities. 

Andrea’s mission began when she looked around her classroom and started to think about all the children she had taught over the past two decades.  She wanted to level the playing field for children, who enter school without a fair and equal chance of succeeding.  Her method was to help the teachers, who teach the children, by improving the design of professional learning.

Dr. Andrea L. Ray has an earned PhD in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning.  For the past 10 years her research interests have focused on topics that relate to the design of professional learning.  Her published works include:

  • Ray, A. L. (2018). Fulfilling the needs of teachers: Five stepping stones to professional learning. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Ray, A. L. (2015). Creating Professional Development that Works: What Every Teacher Educator Needs to Know. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Ray, A.L. (2008). Changed by design: Using instructional strategies to influence teachers' attitudes. Doctoral Dissertation.

Published on 2018-8-07 at 06:00 by Andrea L Ray of the PLE Design Studio

Andrea L Ray (teacher, designer, author)