With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Smolka provides organizations with fresh and innovative approaches to transform learning ecosystems.
Dr. Smolka works with educators to identify key points of learner engagement and align to pedagogically appropriate digital learning and collaboration tools.
From individual webinars to eConferences, Dr. Smolka helps you connect to your audience wherever they may be. She has helped organizations with single webinars or complete online events to bring content direct to your audience.
Having actively designed, developed, and delivered solutions for many different learning ecosystems, Dr. Smolka does more than just teach you or talk to you about how to create a learning ecosystem. Dr. Smolka will join with you and your team to navigate the creative process to ensure your learning ecosystem provides the best support and tools for your team and your learners.
Creating engaging learner activities and a pathway for achieving outcomes is one of the things that Dr. Smolka loves the most. She creates a learning experience that expands beyond black text on a white page and encourages students to engage with each other, the instructor, and the content.
The other half of learning is assessment. Without assessment, we would never know if we achieve our carefully planned learning outcomes. From assessment planning, to signature assessments, to building rubrics, and assessment data analysis, Dr. Smolka can provide the support needed for you to provide the evidence that your learners are meeting their goals.
With over 10 years of experience coaching doctoral students through the dissertation process, Dr. Smolka has created time-tested strategies to develop a "simple-but-eloquent' dissertation plan. Her coach style scaffolds the learner to success by building a strong relationship that lasts beyond the defense of the dissertation and the conferring of the degree. She thrives in the 1:1 interaction and treasures the relationship that is developed. Through a combination of video conferencing and specific, detailed feedback within the document, you'll feel that you are sitting next Dr. Smolka in her office.
How can you build the knowledge, skills, and abilities for your dream career if you don't have a roadmap to the final destination? Dr. Smolka works with you to determine your individual strengths, the needs of the career, and your gaps to be able to create an individualized learning plan for you to reach your goals.
For some individuals, going off to college is the next step after high school. But for many people, this may not happen until their 30s, 40s, or beyond. Dr. Smolka has many strategic relationships with universities and post-secondary options to help you figure out the best type of learning experience to get to that career goal.
Dr. Smolka collaborates with parents and educators to develop specific goals based on the student's abilities, to identify specific accommodations, and to define testing metrics tailored for each child's success. She keeps apprised about the newest technology and latest research and trends in learning to give you and your school options and tools for your loved one to their highest potential.
If you watch closely, everyone wants to work and contribute to their community. Dr. Smolka can help individuals with disabilities who want to work, create a career plan and coach them through the employment process. She creates a relationship with both the individual and the organization to help foster a symbiotic relationship to provide the necessary supports for inclusion into the work environment.