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Education

Jul 2013Jul 2015

Masters of Arts in Educational Technology

Michigan State University
Aug 1999May 2001

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

State University of New York at Fredonia
Sep 1997May 1999

Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts

Finger Lakes Community College

Professional Experience

Mar 2017Present

Master's of Arts in Educational Technology Online Instructor

Michigan State University
  • Facilitate online learning for students pursuing master's degree
  • Revise modules and content in Design to Learn, Learning Management System
  • Support individual students through digital means, written and video
  • Assess blog posts and digital multi-modal projects
Aug 2014Present

Technology Integration Specialist

American School Foundation of Monterrey
  • Empower teachers and curriculum coaches to purposefully integrate technology into units of study
  • Create staff professional development sessions regarding ASFM officially adopted tools
  • Educate staff regarding technology integration frameworks, TPACK and SAMR
  • Collaborate with administration and IT to develop technology integration policy
  • Research and evaluate tech tools to enhance student learning
  • Model 21st century skills and innovation while leading 14 member Digital Teacher team
  • Reflect and document learning experiences in the classroom
Aug 2008Aug 2014

Grade 4 Teacher

American School Foundation of Monterrey

Teacher, Team Leader, Digital Teacher, Lesson Study Facilitator

  • Led students through workshop model approach to learning
  • Cowrote units of study using Understanding by Design model and GANAG frameworks
  • Adapted units of study to meet curriculum goals
  • Implemented Balanced Literacy program
  • Infused high yielding instructional strategies and 21st Century Skills into daily practices
  • Collaborated with Resource, ESL, and OM teachers to meet student needs
  • Integrated technology into grade level units of study, using TPACK Framework
  • Provided colleagues with technology support
  • Created video capture tutorials for staff, parents, and students
  • Facilitated weekly team meetings
  • Acted as a liaison and change agent between administration and team members
Aug 2002Jun 2008

Grade 3 Teacher

Elkton Elementary School

Teacher, Student Council Advisor, Yearbook Coordinator 

  • Staff elected- Teacher of the Year, 2007
  • Generated interactive lessons with use of SMART Boards based on state standards
  • Individualized and differentiated instruction
  • Collaborated with special education instructional teachers to reach individual needs
  • Cowrote leveled texts to support curriculum 
  • Created state standard instructional DVDs, involving several staff members
  • Provided inservice training for SMART Boards and iMovie
  • Directed technological yearbook and social committee projects
  • Coordinated Student Council Association activities and projects
  • Piloted school-wide recycling program
  • Wrote and directed dialogue for student musical productions

Presentations

  • Maker Space with a Twist- Tri-Association Educator's Conference San Jose, Costa Rica 10/17
  • Welcome to the Maker Movement- .EDU Monterrey, Mexico 5/17
  • Google Cardboard in the Classroom- ASFM 2/17
  • Breakout of Traditional Education with Breakout EDU- ASFM 1/16
  • Welcome to the Maker Movement- ASFM 10/15
  • Ignite Tech Innovation from within your School Walls- Innovate 2015 Conference 3/15 Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Know the Realities of a Digital Life- Parent Workshop 2/15 ASFM
  • Speed Geeking Multiple Tools- Full Staff PD 9/14 ASFM
  • Protect Your Child's Online Identity- Parent Workshop 8/14 ASFM
  • Collaboration through Advanced Edmodo Functions for Teachers 8/14 ASFM
  • Ignite: Addressing Challenges in Professional Practice, GREAT14 Conference 7/14 Galway, Ireland 
  • Engaging Teachers in Professional Learning: Creating Sustainable Change, GREAT14 Conference 7/14 Galway, Ireland
  • Creativity, Collaboration and Feedback with Google Docs for Students 10/13 ASFM
  • Creating a Positive Digital Footprint for Students through Digital Citizenship 3/13 ASFM
  • Use of SMART Board Tools 10/12 ASFM
  • Why Flip Your Classroom? 10/12 ASFM
  • Effective Use of Google Calendars 8/12 ASFM
  • Creativity and Ease of Sharing with Explain Everything App 3/12 ASFM
  • Presenter: "Immediate Feedback from SMART Boards," Board of Education 10/07 Elkton, Virginia, 

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