School of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Trudi Nelson

Trudi Nelson
Assistant Professor
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education, School of Education
UED Delzell Education Center 219G
Phone: 605-677-6307
Bio:
Trudi Nelson, previously a Sioux Falls middle school teacher, earned her Masters in Technology for Education and Training and her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at USD with an emphasis in LA/rdg.
Teaching Interests:
Language Arts Education Content Area Literacy Effective Instructional Practice Integration of Subject Areas Classroom Management
Research Interests:
Groupwork and Collaboration Effective Instruction Gifted Learners Project-Based Learning Technology for Enhanced Learning Student Engagement
Education:
  • EDD, Curriculum & Instruction, The University of South Dakota, 2008
  • MS, Technology for Education and Training, The University of South Dakota, 2005
  • BA, Elementary Education, Augustana College, 1994
Grants:
  • Scholarship for Gifted Campers, USD School of Education, (2011)
  • SD Governor's Camp for the Gifted, USD School of Education, (2011)
  • Scholarship for Gifted Campers, USD School of Education, (2010 - 2010)
  • SD Governor's Camp for the Gifted, USD School of Education, (2010 - 2010)
  • Scholarships for Gifted Campers, USD School of Education, (2009 - 2009)
  • SD Governor's Camp for the Gifted, USD School of Education, (2009 - 2009)
Publications:
  • Nelson, T., (2012), Improving groups using the lens of the overachiever, Voices from the Middle/NCTE, vol. 20, iss. 2, pp. 16-21.
  • Nelson, T., (2012), Author Podcast for NCTE website, NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English).
  • Nelson, T., (2011), Assessing internal group processes in collaborative assignments, English Journal/NCTE, vol. 100, iss. 6, pp. 41-46.
  • Nelson, T., (2009), Mentor Text: Reading that Supports Writing, South Dakota Reading Journal/South Dakota Reading Council, vol. 3, iss. 1, p. 3.
Awards and Honors:
  • Nomination: Belbas-Larson Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
  • Nomination- Belbas-Larson Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012