Selected Portfolio

Interested in getting to know me as a professional? On this page, I have collected a small snapshot of the work that I completed in my professional roles as a researcher, an instructional designer, a teacher, a writer, and always a learner.


Webinar: Leveraging Supplemental Resources to Engage, Empower, Elevate, and Extend, 2022
Webinar: What I Wish I Knew: Advice for Emerging Teachers and Those Who Support Them, 2022
Micro-Learning: GroupMe for Collaboration and Communication, 2022

A part of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence’s Coffee Corner series, this ten minute session provides an overview of how GroupMe can be used to support active collaboration and communication in higher education courses.

Digital Story: The Power of Writing, 2017

This digital story was created for CUIN 7358: Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling at the University of Houston.


Personal Blog, est. 2017

My personal blog has been a place of reflection and learning since 2017. Use the arrows below to scroll through recent posts.

On Leadership
Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester, everyone! It is that time of year when everything gets busy and everyone gets tired. It's also that time of year when I get reflective about my own goals and accomplishments. This semester, one of my classes is about leadership, so that's the topic …
Tips For The Novice Professional Development Presenter
I remember when I was in middle school, I knew that I was going to be a teacher when I grew up, and I just kind of assumed that by the time that happened, I would be confident enough to stand in front of a classroom and speak. When I got …
Exploring a World of Magic As I work to finish up my last assignments of the Spring 2022 semester, I have finally arrived at the final stop on this journey of exploration that I've taken with this eighth entry. For several of the explorations I've done on this journey, I've tried to purposefully push …
Exploring the Past (without time travel) I'm finding it hard to believe that I've already arrived my seventh exploration in this thought experiment I've undertaken. It has really been an enjoyable experience and I've learned a lot along the way about being an explorer of the world, learning how to look at everything around me …
The Sounds of Exploration One of my favorite things to do is to hang out in the backyard with the dogs. They love it because there are so many things to smell and chase, and I love it for the tranquility. We live in a suburban area in a neighborhood that's been around …
Exploring Beyond My Comfort Zone When I was growing up back in small-town Ohio, I lived next to a pair of sisters who were some of my closest friends for years. Both sisters were (and still are) incredibly artistically talented. They had sketchbooks and always created the most amazing drawings. One even did the …
Exploring the Farmers Market Friday afternoon, I stood out in the backyard with the dogs as the wind whipped my hair around my face and threatened to topple the bench swing. I thought for sure the weather was going to thwart my plans of exploration yet again. Thankfully, I was wrong. The Baytown …
Exploring Pointillism in my Backyard I've always enjoyed impressionist art. I'm not overly knowledgeable when it comes to art, in fact, I had to use Google to confirm that this style of painting that I enjoy is actually called impressionism. I love trips to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), and I've collected …
Exploring the World in Words
In my second exploration of the world, I record my own writing habits in an attempt to more deeply understand myself.
Learning to be an Explorer of the World How do you view your position in the world? Are you an active participant? A passive observer? Somewhere in between? I'm not really sure where I fall. I do have a habit of jumping feet-first into new experiences, but I've also spent plenty of time simply observing the world …
An Unexpected COVID Christmas
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022, the year that has us all collectively afraid to set expectations. Let's start with a reflective activity. Things I did not accomplish over Christmas break: Write any posts for my blogCode the interviews for my ongoing research projectComplete my dossier website (or even work …
Last week I did something that seemed impossible. Let me start by setting the scene with a brief description of the devices in my home. In my office, I have a desktop computer with a second monitor, plus a television. I also have a work laptop that I use sometimes …
Blog: Instructional Design Tips for Teachers, 2022
Blog: Post-Pandemic Lesson Planning: The Lessons We Learned, 2022
Journal Publication: GroupMe: Investigating Use of Mobile Instant Messaging in Higher Education Courses, 2019

Gronseth, S. & Hebert, W. (2019). GroupMe: Investigating use of mobile instant messaging in higher education courses. TechTrends, 63(1), 15-22.

Awarded 2nd Place: DDL-AECT Journal Article (Mixed Methods) Award, 2019

Read it here!


Presentation: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), 2022

This presentation was created for ISDT 7325: Technology Sustainability at Sam Houston State University.

OER Course: Successful Online Teaching, 2021

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This module was created using Articulate Rise.

Module Objectives:

  1. Define the three types of interaction in online courses.
  2. Identify strategies for each type of interaction in online courses.
  3. Differentiate between each type of interaction in online courses.
Job Aid: Bloom’s Taxonomy of Measurable Verbs, 2021

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