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Work experience

June 2015Present

Manager II - Educational Technology

Fresno Unified School District

Directing and supporting district initiatives related to educational technology and the integration of technology into the instructional and learning process, including a personalized learning initiative. Leading the development of student digital literacy standards resulting in a district-adopted technology scope and sequence to guide instruction. Managing the development and maintenance of online and face to face training content to support the students and staff of the Fresno Unified School District.

Aug 2013May 2015

Project Manager - eLearning

Fresno Unified School District

Wrote and directed the development and publication of classroom instructional videos and other resources to support the roll out of the Common Core State Standards (Examples of media can be viewed at briandvorak.com). Managed the design, development, and publication of a website and its content to inform all stakeholders of the newly adopted Common Core State Standards.  

Aug 2011Aug 2013

Teacher on Special Assignment

Fresno Unified School District

Administered a Moodle system and managed online professional learning processes and training.  Lead the development and publication of various eLearning modules and other resources to support professional learning, including video, slideshows, audio, and other vetted resources. Managed the design, development and publication of websites that support professional learning. Lead change management team to support the rollout of a new supervision/evaluation and professional learning management system.

Jan 2007Aug 2011

Manager I - Instructional Technology

Fresno Unified School District

Developed and delivered professional learning of technology applications and hardware for all staff. Planned and supported a digital portfolio initiative consisting of 150 teachers using class sets of student netbooks. Researched latest instructional technology trends in the K-12 educational setting. Provided communications to staff regarding new educational technology developments and resources adopted by the district. Developed of the design, content, and functionality of several SharePoint websites within the Fresno Unified School District.

Aug 2006Jan 2007

Teacher/Technology Specialist

Fresno Unified School District

Taught sixth grade science literacy and provided technology training and support to all staff at Yokomi Elementary school.  Science literacy was taught in a computer lab setting where students used software on a daily basis to construct meaning.  The other half of the day was spent supporting all teachers and staff in utilizing technology to improve instruction.

Oct 2004Jun 2006

Teacher on Special Assignment

Fresno Unified School District

Collaborated with five schools during a three-year Magnet School grant to implement technology related to their individual programs.  Researched, planned and supported new technology applications and hardware, including interactive whiteboards and A/V control systems for the brand new Yokomi Elementary school. Developed and delivered professional learning on the aforementioned applications and hardware for all staff.

Aug 1999Oct 2004

Elementary Teacher

Fresno Unified School District

Taught fourth grade students and served on grade-level and site leadership teams. Managed grant purchases, implemented, managed, and provided staff development in technology applications and hardware.

Apr 1997Jul 1998

Global Market Analyst

Mizuno Corporation

Researched the sporting goods market on a global scale. Developed and presented findings to management in Japan, United States, Germany, and Singapore. Produced informational, company videos for internal distribution to overseas departments.

Jan 1994Apr 1997

English Language Department Head

Keio Gijuku Yochisha Elementary School

Duties included teaching 4th through 6th grade students in English conversation. Responsible for a group of eight language instructors. Designed and wrote curriculum and workbooks for English language learning. Implemented extra-curricular English conversation club.

Education

Video Production

Design Projects

Certifications

Jul 1999Present

California Teaching Credential (Multiple Subject)

California Department of Education
Jun 2011Present

California Supplemental Teaching Credential (Single Subject - Computer Applications)

California Department of Education
Sep 2006Present

Preliminary Administrative Credential

Educational Testing Service