EdTech 537: Full Disclosure Statement

Full Disclosure

I explore a variety of topics at this blog, https://kimberlyhefty.wordpress.com/. While I maintain my own domain at https://kimberlyhefty.wordpress.com/, my blog is hosted at the no cost WordPress domain. I also have a free Weebly site at http://kimberlyhefty.weebly.com/

Making a Living

How do I make a living?

I own Sammamish Mathematics, a tutoring business that exclusively supports high school students taking online courses. I am a graduate student at Boise State University in the Masters of Educational Technology program or M.E.T.. I am not specifically paid to publish; it is a requirement for multiple courses in the M.E.T. graduate program.

So, you’re a blogger, huh?

I’m a blogger by requirement. I started my blog https://kimberlyhefty.wordpress.com/ when I enrolled in my first class in the M.E.T. program, EdTech 501. The blog is a way to keep track of all of my work in the program and share it with fellow students and professors. Ultimately this blog will contribute significantly to my final portfolio. I don’t get paid for blogging, nor do I advertise on my blog. I don’t believe in advertising on my blog or making money from what I write. What I write on my blog is strictly for the M.E.T. program and is focused on multiple aspects of technology in all aspects of education.

DISCLOSURES

Media ties: I have no media ties.

Stocks: I own collaborative stocks as part of my retirement plan.

Religion: I am a practicing Catholic.

Politics: I am a true independent and refuse to discuss politics personally or professionally.

A Few Questions

1. For what other employers have you worked in the last fifteen years?

  • Issaquah School District: Skyline High School and Beaver Lake Middle School

2. What sort of volunteer work do you do regularly, if any, and for whom? (Please include any public relations, advocacy or advisory board involvement.)

I regularly volunteer at my child’s school: St. Louise

3. Do you do any work paid or unpaid in politics or government? Have you done any lobbying of governmental bodies?

No!

4. Do you have any financial investments or financial ties that may limit your ability to cover specific topics free of conflict, and if so, what are the topics?

None that I’m aware of and, if I did, I’d be sure to point them out.

5. Although we don’t regulate the activities of spouses, partners or immediate family members of our contributors, do any of their professional or personal involvements or any of their financial investments or ties make certain topics inappropriate for you, and if so, what are the topics?

Not at all!

6. Have you accepted any free trips, junkets or press trips in the last two years? Have you accepted any substantial free merchandise or discounts from people we might cover?

None

7. Has anything you’ve written later resulted in a published editor’s note or retraction for deliberate falsehood or plagiarism or become the subject of a lawsuit involving allegations of deliberate falsehood? (If yes, please include details about the publication and your role in the article or story. If a lawsuit, please describe the disposition of the case.)

No (or at least not that I have ever been aware of). If I make mistakes, I attempt to correct them on my blog.

[Note: This page is an adapted version of one completed in Full Disclosure at Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org. It has only been personalized and the text largely remains consistent with the original used by Miguel Guhlin and the blog of Michael Barbour, professor of EdTech 537, Virtual School Meanderings ]

 

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About kimberlyhefty

Hello. My name is Kimberly Hefty and I live in Sammamish, Washington. For the past 23 years I have taught high school and college level mathematics. 13 years ago I started a private tutoring business. I specialize in working with public high school students who are taking math courses "on-line". I work closely with both the students and the local school district. I typically work with 40-50 students per week. I also have 2 children ages 14 and 23. My daughter just graduated from Elon University in North Carolina. My son plays competitive golf and premiere soccer so most of my weekends are spent at either soccer or golf tournaments. I am excited to be completing the Master's In Educational Technology Program from BSU (M.E.T.) Spring 2015! Through this program I have gained a better understanding of educational technology and it’s applications. I believe that the knowledge that I have gained will be beneficial personally, as well as to my students. With these skills that I have learned in the Educational Technology program, I hope to help myself and my students be successful in future endeavors. The M.E.T. program has allowed me to create an environment for all of us, my students along with myself, to gain skills for education, employment, and existence.
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