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Betty Marko

Betty Marko

Professional Associate Professor, Intervention Specialist

B.S.E., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.S. and Ed.S., Kent State University; A.B.D., Case Western Reserve University

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Betty Marko is a Professional Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Education at Walsh University. She holds a B.S.Ed. from Baldwin-Wallace College and M.S.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees from Kent State University. Her doctoral work was at Case Western Reserve University in Early Language Development (A.B.D.). Betty joined the Walsh faculty in 2006. Prior to that, Professor Marko served for over 30 years in teaching roles including: preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and early childhood intervention specialist.

TEACHING

Professor Marko teaches courses in both Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Education. Her courses include: ECE 315 (Early Childhood Math and Science Methods), ISE 341 (Early Childhood Assessment and Planning) and ECE 410/ISE 441 (Preclinical: Profession in Practice) and EDUC 464 (Ohio Assessments for Educators Preparation). She is the onsite liaison for the Christ the Servant Teaching Corps (CTSTC) at Our Lady of Peace School in Canton, OH. She serves as a University supervisor for preclinical and clinical candidates. She is the faculty co-leader for the Education Division’s Global Learning Experience to Uruguay. She advises students in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, and serves as the Coordinator of the Walsh-Stark State 2+2 Program.

SCHOLARSHIP

Professor Marko's research involves juvenile bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and familial trauma. She has publications/presentations at state and national conferences. She is an active member of the following professional organizations: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

SERVICE

Professor Marko believes that collaborative partnerships and service learning experiences are imperative. She has developed a strong collaborative partnership with Our Lady of Peace School providing rich experiences for both her students and the CTSTC interns. She is the advisor of the Education Club. Activities for the Education Club include the following service projects: Campus Trick-or-Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, and faculty/staff babysitting nights.  Professor Marko serves as the chair of the Division of Education’s Curriculum Committee.  University-wide service includes Walsh’s Honors Committee and the GenEd.  Review Committee. She co-represents the Division of Education as a marshal at all University ceremonies.

Publications

DeFazio, J., Gaetano, L., & Marko, B. (2019, December). Christ the Servant Teaching Corps (CTSTC):A Transformative Partnership for Teacher Candidates and K-5 Students in Rethinking School-University Partnerships: A New Way Forward. Manuscript in progress.

Presentations

State Conferences:

Bates, M., Brickner, M., Carbenia, A. & Marko, B. (2018, April). Christ the Servant Teaching Corps – Transformative Clinical Experiences for Teacher Candidates and P-3 Students. Presentation/poster session at the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Conference, Sandusky, OH.

DeFazio, J., Gaetano, L., & Marko, B. (2017, April). Leadership with Grit: Christ the Servant Teaching Corps – Transformative Clinical Experiences for Teacher Candidates and P-5 Students. Presentation at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organization Conference, Columbus, OH.

Marko, B. & Schitmz, J. (2016, April). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – How to prepare pre-service teacher candidates to meet the needs of all learners. Roundtable presentation at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organization Conference, Columbus, OH.

Lenarz, M., Harold, C., Marko, B. & Smith, A. (2014, October). Exemplary Early Literacy Education through 21st Century Skills: K-16 Partnership of a Local School District, Public Library, and University. Presentation at the Ohio Confederation for Teacher Education Organization Conference, Columbus, OH.

Marko, B. & Webb, J. (2013, March). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - A framework to support all students at all levels. Presentation at the Ohio Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Dublin, OH.

Genetin, K. & Marko, B. (2012, October). Positive, Productive Partners: Using data-driven screening and progress monitoring to provide field-based instruction for pre-service teacher candidates as well as informing teachers and supporting positive outcomes for “high-risk” young readers. Presentation at the Ohio Confederation for Teacher Education Organization Conference, Columbus, OH.

Chambers, M., Marko, B., & Scott, J. (2010, February). Partners in Practice - how a 'lab school' can provide best practice strategies and supports for pre-clinical and clinical teacher candidates. Presentation at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organization Conference, Columbus, OH.

Harold, C. & Marko, B. (2008, October). Sharing Your Room and Students-Teaching Collaboration to Teacher Candidates: How Does This Really Work? Presentation at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organization Conference, Columbus, OH.

Harold, C. & Marko, B. (2007, October). Enlighten your Teaching Load: Matching Literacy Standards with Early Childhood Students. Presentation at the Ohio Catholic Education Association Biennial Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

National Conferences:

DeFazio, J., & Marko, B. (2019, March). Christ the Servant Teaching Corps – Transformative Clinical Experiences for Teacher Candidates and P-5 Students. Presentation at the Academy for Educational Studies: Critical Questions in Education Symposium, Savannah, GA.

Harold, C. & Marko, B. (2016, October). Embedded Field Experiences with P-12 Partners: How do we know it’s working? Presentation at the Academy for Educational Studies: Critical Questions in Education Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Lenarz, M., Harold, C., Marko, B., McKeon, C. & Smith, A. (2014, October). Exemplary Early Literacy Education through 21st Century Skills: K-16 Partnership of a Local School District, Public Library, and University. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Delray Beach, FL.

Harold, C. & Marko, B. (2010, February). Teaching What We Preach: A co-teaching course with structured field activities that follow a collaborative partnership model for future educators. Presentation at the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Education, Atlanta, GA.

Chambers, M., Marko, B., & Scott, J. (2010, February). Partners in Practice - how a 'lab school' can provide best practice strategies and supports for pre-clinical and clinical teacher candidates. Presentation at the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Education, Atlanta, GA.

Other (Professional Development):

Harold, C. & Marko, B. (2017, August). Collaboration and Co-teaching. Presentation at Our Lady of Peace School Professional Development, Canton,, OH.

Harold, C. & Marko, B. (2016, August). Daily 5 and CAFÉ Immersion. Presentation at St. Vincent’s Elementary School Professional Development, Akron, OH.

Harold, C. & Marko, B. (2015, March). Daily 5 and CAFÉ Immersion. Presentation at Diocesan Wide Pre K-8 Professional Development, Rootstown, OH.

Marko, B. (2014, August). A Conversation about Differentiated Instruction. Presentation at Our Lady of Peace School Professional Development, Canton, OH.

Marko, B. (2010, November). Classroom Management – Strategies that Work!” Presentation at Our Lady of Peace School Professional Development, Canton, OH.

Marko, B. (2009, August). Universal Design for Learning, Assess/Plan/Teach/Reflect, Learning/Thinking Styles: Models for facilitating inclusion and differentiation in the general education classroom. Presentation at Our Lady of Peace School Professional Development, Canton, OH.

Marko, B. (2009, August). Positive, Productive, Playful...Best practice assessment strategies in a preschool setting. Presentation at Diocese of Youngstown, Preschool Faculty Professional Development, Canfield, OH.

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