Dan Krutka

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Matthews Hall 206-Q
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940-565-3272
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Dan.Krutka@unt.edu

Daniel G. Krutka, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in  the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas, where he joined the faculty in 2017. His research interests concern citizenship education and the role participatory media might play in cultivating more democratic educational experiences. Dr. Krutka has authored over 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and he is an editor for Keywords in the Social Studies: Concepts and Conversations published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2018. To these ends, he was awarded the 2016 Early Career Award by the Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL) SIG of AERA and the 2017 Outstanding Research Paper Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He is a past Chair for the Social Studies Research SIG of AERA and is a board member for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA). He is also a board member for the non-profit #sschat network and a co-host of the Visions of Education podcast. In additions to teaching high school social studies in Oklahoma City for six years, he completed his undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the University of Oklahoma.

Selected Publications

Krutka, D. G., Whitlock, A. M., & Helmsing, M., (Eds) (2018). Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Krutka, D. G., Asino, T. I., & Haselwood, S. (2018). Eight lessons on networked teacher activism from #OklaEd and the #OklaEdWalkout. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 18(2).

Damico, N. & Krutka, D. G. (2018). Social media diaries and fasts: Educating for digital mindfulness with pre-service teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 73, 109-119. Equal authorship.

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2017). Digital citizenship in the curriculum. Educational Leadership, 75(3), 51-55. Equal authorship.

Krutka, D. G., Nowell, S. D., & Whitlock, A. M. M. (2017). Towards a social media pedagogy: Successes and shortcomings in educative uses of Twitter with teacher candidates. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(2), 215-240.

Krutka, D. G. (2017). Remixing current events: Navigating the transmedia terrain with fifth graders. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 29(4), 27-31.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., & Trust, T. (2017). Enriching professional learning networks: A framework for identification, reflection, and intention. TechTrends, 61(3), 246-252.

Houser, N. O., Krutka, D. G., Roberts, R. D., Pennington, K., & Coerver, N. A. (2017). Navigating the reform-accountability culture in Oklahoma social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education, 45(1), 7-42.

Krutka, D. G. & Christ, R. C. (2017). Interrogating the medium and the message: Utilizing historical documentaries to teach about genocide. In W. Russell & S. Waters (Eds.), Cinematic social studies (pp. 183-211). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., & Trust, T. (2016). Elements of engagement: A model of teacher interactions via professional learning networks. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32(4), 150-158.

Trust, T., Krutka, D. G., & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers. Computers & Education, 102(1), 15-34.

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Why social media must have a place in schools. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 52(1), 6-10.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Engagement through microblogging: Educator professional development via Twitter. Professional Development in Education, 41(4), 707-728.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2014). How and why educators use Twitter: A Survey of the Field. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(4), 414-434.

Selected Presentations (2017-2018)

Krutka, D. G. & Heath, M. (2018, November). Tactics for Social Change: From Civil Rights to #BlackLivesMatter. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Chicago, IL. (Session Accepted)

Krutka, D. G. & Bauml, M. (2018, November). Encouraging Historical Thinking through Picture Books. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Chicago, IL. (Session Accepted)

Krutka, D. G. & Bauml, M. (2018, November). Read Alouds about the Past: Teaching Historical Thinking Around Issues of Justice Using Picture Books. In N. N. Rodriguez et al. (Symposium Organizer), Using Children’s Literature to Teach Powerful and Purposeful Elementary Social Studies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), Chicago, IL. (Session Accepted)

Heath, M., Sells, C., Krutka, D. G., & Schocker, J. (2018, November). Towards a Practice-Based Framework of Teaching for Justice: Interactive Read-Alouds and Deliberation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), Chicago, IL. (Session Accepted)

Krutka, D. G. & Colley, L. (2018, November). “Gender Issues but Bring Race into the Mix”: Perceptions and Understandings of Women’s Histories and Movements. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), Chicago, IL. (Session Accepted)

Krutka, D. G. & Heath, M. (2018, November). Continuity and Change in Protest Movements: Teaching Students To Make Social Change in a Networked Era. Paper presented at the Mediating Change Conference, Denton, TX. (Session Accepted)

Krutka, D. G. (2018, October). The Social Media Syllabus: Educating for a Connected World. Paper presented at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. (Session Accepted)

Krutka, D. G. & Damico, N. (2018, June). Teaching Social Media and Tech Mindfulness to Distracted Students. Paper presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo, Chicago, IL.

Krutka, D. G., Trust, T., & Carpenter, J. P. (2018, June). Learning, Leading, and Advocacy: Professional Learning Networks for School & Instructional Leaders. Paper presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo, Chicago, IL.

Trust, T., Carpenter, J. P., & Krutka, D. G. (2018, April). K–12 School and Instructional Leaders' Descriptions and Perceptions of Their Professional Learning Networks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY.

Krutka, D. G., Asino, T., & Haselwood, S. (2018, April). #OklaEd as an Illustrative Example of the Power and Fragility of Networked Teacher Activism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY.

Heath, M. & Krutka, D. G. (2018, April). What Does It Mean for Practices in the Social Studies to Be High Leverage? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY.

Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Posting on Politics: Can we teach civic deliberation on Facebook? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Alexandria, VA.

Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Enriching professional learning networks: A framework for identification, reflection, and intention. In T. Dousay (Symposium organizer), Social media & teacher professional development. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Alexandria, VA.

Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Contextualizing “fake news” & practicing critical consumption. In B. Kinghorn et al. (Symposium organizer), Using social media in the classroom in the age of fake news. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Alexandria, VA.

Krutka, D. G. & Damico, N. (2018, March). Mindfulness and Twitter in Teacher Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD.

Krutka, D. G. & Hurlbut, A. (2018, March). Wisdom of Practice: A Programmatic Approach to Creating, Developing, and Implementing Practice-Based Teacher Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD.

Heath, M. & Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Eliciting Student Thinking: Pedagogy of Inquiry for High Leverage Practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD.

Colley, L. & Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Stories of feminism: Students’ historical and contemporary perceptions of gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA.

Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Technology. In Krutka, D. G., Helmsing, M., & Whitlock, M. A. (Session organizers), Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA.

Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Mediums and mindfulness: Theories for inquiry in a “fake news” era. In J. Stoddard (Symposium organizer), Media and civic education in the post-truth era: Concepts, methods, and measures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA.

Krutka, D. G. & Broome, J. (2017, November). Masculinity and marching. In M. Crocco (Contemporary Issue Dialogue organizer), The global women’s marches of January 2017: What do they mean for citizenship education? Session presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA.

Krutka, D. G. (2017, April). Tweeting alongside teachers: The need for an emic approach in researching educational social media uses. In J. Hochman (Symposium organizer), Data, big and small. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Carpenter, J. P., Krutka, D. G., Linton, J. N. Trust, T. (2017, April). Informal and teacher-directed professional learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., Trust, T. (2017, April). Supporting participatory teacher learning: A framework for professional learning network enrichment. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Krutka, D. G. (2017, March). The #sschat Network: History, Purpose, & Implications of a Subject-Area Network. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G., Trust, T., & Carpenter, J. P. (2017, March). Moving beyond silos: Professional learning networks in higher education. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G. & Damico, N. (2017, March). Mindful tweeting: Holistic social media integration with teacher candidates. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G. & Carano, K. T. (2017, January). Videoconferencing for Global Citizenship Education: Wise practices for social studies educators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Retreat, Orlando, FL.

Selected Service Activities

Board member, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), 2017-2020.

Member, Scholarship Committee, College of Education, University of North Texas, 2017-present.

Past Chair, Social Studies Research Special Interest Group (SIG), American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2017-2018.

Chair, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Social Media SIG, 2016-2018.

Technology & Media JAVA Co-Leader, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), 2015-present.

Host, Visions of Education podcast. Episodes and show notes retrieved from VisionsOfEd.com.

Board member, the #sschat Network, 2012-present.

Selected Memberships

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS),

Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)

Society of Philosophy and History of Education (SOPHE)