SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Customizing and Scaling SkillsCommons Services

Concurrent Session 4

Brief Abstract

SkillsCommons is providing customized services and targeted OER solutions for large scale employers, industry associations, state level educational systems such as Ivy Tech Information Technology Departments across Indiana, Ohio Manufacturing Association, and Nissan Auto. Participants will get a first look at some of today's OER innovations provided by SkillsCommons in partnership with TAACCCT initiatives and our talented technology partners.


Maria Fieth, M.A.2, RTC Maria currently serves as program manager responsible for partnership development for California State University-MERLOT SkillsCommons. During the last 28 years, Maria has worked with businesses and PK-20 educators providing guidance for refining and sustaining healthy learning and working environments and building partnerships and community among stakeholders. Maria's background in federally funded project management provides a strong backdrop for national level accountability and performance. Her work has received honors for building exemplary educational settings and community partnerships from Kevin Jennings of the U.S. Department of Education and Auburn University among others. Maria holds a dual Master's degree in English and in Education, a Master's degree in Psychodynamics and certifications in Reality Therapy and from the National Institute for School Leadership. She has numerous certifications as national trainer for organizations such as Ruby Payne's Poverty Framework, Olweus Bullying Prevention, Discovery Communication Model, and Crucial Conversations.

Extended Abstract