Four years of experience teaching technology directly and indirectly; this experience took form both as an entire course - “Technology in Education” - as well as an educational tool for all other courses taught. Technology in Education course covers many mainstream applications, including Microsoft Office Suite and Web 2.0 applications. Licensed to teach Computer Education & Technology (K-12) as well as Early Childhood Education (PK-3) and Intervention Specialist (K-12)Five years of experience integrating technology into education programs – through various software integration, technology acquisition, and professional development. Integrated technology included alternative learning management systems, web site construction and usage, online software utilization, and learner-constructed content.Finishing Ph.D. in Instructional Technology; research interests include auxiliary & alternative technological educational vessels, including mobile devices and social networking. Master’s degree in Computer Education and Technology completed in 2011 with a K-12 Endorsement to teach Computer Applications grades K-12. Application competencies include Adobe creative programs, Microsoft Office, and the most current & popular SaaS applications available on the Internet.Extensive coursework and projects in Instructional Design at both the Master’s and Doctoral level. Two separate internships performed in training departments for adult learners – at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth (technology) and Adena Health System in Chillicothe (design).Creation & implementation of professional development for faculty at both college and high school levels. Professional Development included topics in online software and its usage in the classroom. Member of Southern State Community College’s Center for Teaching & Learning, a new initiative centered around bringing current faculty up to speed on instructional design methods, learning theory, and emerging educational technologySpecialties:Learning Management Systems - Black Board, Moodle, SchoolologyMicrosoft Applications - Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNoteAdobe Applications - Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Fireworks, CaptivateGoogle Applications
This online lesson covers infant development and includes quizzes immediately following each learning point.
21st Century Skills and Technology Integration Coach
Improved the quantity and quality of learning opportunities provided to K-12 students in three content areas in which educational technology was appropriate. Provided leadership in the area of technology and was responsible for modeling and coaching staff in ways to teach 21st century skills, integrate 21st Century Skills into the curriculum and use technology to do so. This was performed through a process that included developing an action plan, setting individual teacher goals and classroom goals, developing a collective sense of rigor & relevance implementation, project-based learning initiatives, and through mentoring on-site as well as through digital means of communication. Collaboration included faculty members, district administration and assistance from the Ohio Resource Center and eTech Ohio. Collected and analyzed evidence of transformation in classrooms of selected faculty.
•Assisted in providing 21st Century Skills and technology integration coaching to teachers in one-to-one and/or group settings.
•Identified, previewed, evaluated and demonstrated educational software and curriculum sources; shared appropriate information with teachers.
•Assisted in the development of educational technology resources (e.g., web sites, tutorials, interactive programs and databases) for teachers, staff and students.
•Trained teachers in the use of software applications for professional and student productivity and learning.
•Researched, shared best practices, and coached teachers in the integration of 21st Century Skills and technology.
•Developed, coordinated, and provided workshops and coaching sessions on instructional and administrative applications of 21st Century Skills and technology in a school setting for students and faculty.
•Collected data to analyze the knowledge and skill levels of students, teachers, and administrators as related to 21st Century Skills and instructional technology and works with the individuals to achieve proficiency.
Part-time faculty in undergraduate and graduate programs for the Bunce College of Education. Infuse technology in all courses in order to provide convenience for adult learners and expedite learning process. Assisted both students & faculty with technology issues, such as with required digital portfolio. Teaching courses for graduate Intervention Specialist program and undergraduate Teacher Education programs. Created and implemented course syllabi and curriculum for various courses, practicum, and seminar experiences.
Full-time Assistant Professor in Teacher Education section. Incorporating technology and technology education into every course through use of traditional as well as 2.0 applications. Experience teaching in every imaginable format, including traditional face-to-face, video conferencing, hybrid, and online. Courses exist in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Currently creating complete online version of program to run alongside traditional program. This requires substantial overhaul that is being performed through project management.• Introduced faculty to web 2.0 tools through face-to-face professional development• Created atmosphere of successful utilization of online tools by traditional and nontraditional students in order to increase retention and application of curriculum and take advantage of convenience of web 2.0.• Planned and implemented technology campaign in Teacher Education programs that included successful acquirement of smart projectors in classroom, mobile laptop cart with laptops, and full integration of LMS and web 2.0 tools in Teacher Education.• In discussion with administration to introduce fully-online Early Childhood program to run parallel with existing traditional-style program, with other programs to follow. Online program will also be integrated to mobile platform so program may be theoretically taken completely from Android devices.• Complete overhaul of Teacher Education courses to fully comply with Ohio Board of Regents accreditation requirements to offer licensure, NAEYC accreditation requirements, Quality Matters requirements for online courses, and the creation of the program’s first Conceptual Framework. This transformation has necessitated project management which is being performed using “manymoon,” a 2.0 project manager cloud application.• Semester conversion of all courses in programs from quarter format for 2012 semester switch.