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Dr. Chris Basich

Dr. Chris Basich Part-Time Faculty Member

"I first started teaching because I loved seeing the light bulb go on for students when they learned something new. I continue to teach because I want to keep that light bulb glowing bright for students as they progress through their academic journey."

Degrees Held

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership – Youngstown State University, 2018
  • M.Ed. – Marietta College, 2006
  • B.A. in Psychology with Minors in Comprehensive Social Studies 7-12 and Sociology – University of Mount Union, 2004

Career Highlights

  • OASSA Fall Conference presenter, 2019 Presented a collaborative approach to teacher leadership at the OASSA Fall Conference
  • Teacher Leader Endorsement program designer, 2019 Currently assisting Youngstown State University in designing an online Teacher Leader Endorsement. Developed program vision, objectives, field experience and course development.
  • Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit, 2019 Presented Teacher Leadership research in Ohio and facilitated the panel discussion, "From the Ground Up: The Growing Teacher Leader Movement in Ohio at the Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit"
  • Career Readiness Leaders Network, 2018-Present Contributed as a member of the first career readiness leaders network group. Focus areas include building a comprehensive college and career readiness framework that local districts can use to improve school and student outcomes.
  • Ohio Teacher Leader Advisory council member, 2018 Assisted the Ohio Department of Education in developing a teacher leader toolkit for local school districts in addition to helping plan the first Ohio Teacher Leader Summit
  • Ohio Teacher Leader Endorsement Standards Revision member, 2018 Helped revise the existing teacher leadership standards to reflect the work of the Ohio Teacher Leadership Framework
  • Educational Consultant, 2018 Assisted in the revision of a master’s level graduate course at Youngstown State University that aligns with the newly revised Ohio principal standards
  • M Club Athletic Hall of Fame Member, 2018 University of Mount Union Inducted into the 2018 M Club Hall of Fame. Award given to recipients who show excellent character in both athletics and academics.
  • Ohio Principal Standards Revision member, 2017 Assisted in revising the Ohio principal standards which will be used in administrative preparation programs in addition to administrator evaluations
  • Ohio Teacher Leader Framework Creation member, 2017 Helped to create a teacher leader framework that will be used to assist schools in developing and sustaining teacher leadership practices in their schools

In which online degree program do you teach?

M.S.Ed. – Educational Administration (With Principal Licensure Option)

Which classes do you teach online?

EDAD 6915: Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

  1. Select effective leadership behaviors that encourage teacher leadership, commitment and competence.
  2. Support instructional practices such as personalized learning, blended learning, project-based learning, differentiated instruction and student feedback to increase student learning.
  3. Develop evidence-based formative and summative assessment strategies.
  4. Demonstrate adult learning principles that assist in the professional development of teachers.
  5. Develop the capacity to effectively supervise and evaluate teachers.

What advice would you give to those considering the online M.S.Ed. – Educational Administration (With Principal Licensure Option) program?

Because the course is only seven weeks, it will be important to make adequate time to complete readings and assignments. I would also suggest taking time to get to know the other classmates and the professor considering the course isn't face-to-face.

Why did you start teaching?

I first started teaching because I loved seeing the light bulb go on for students when they learned something new. I continue to teach because I want to keep that light bulb glowing bright for students as they progress through their academic journey.

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