Traveling, researching economics, evolutionary biology and psychology, scrapbooking, and educational technology.
To utilize my expertise and passion for educational technology and online learning to support Clark County School District online and blended learning initiatives.
Schrader, P.G., Neal Strudler, Loretta Asay, Terra Graves, Shawn L. Pennell, and Sara Stewart. "The Pathway to Nevada’s Future." Cases on Educational Technology Integration in Urban Schools. Ed. Irene Chen and Dallas McPheeters. Hershey: IGI Global, 2012. 204-23. Print.
Computer Users of Nevada, CUE-NV
ISTE, International Society of Technical Educators
iNACOL, International Association for K-12 Online Learning
ISTE, San Diego, Ca, June 2012 Technology + Training + TPACK = Teacher Change
ISTE, San Diego, Ca, June 2012
Nevada Association for Career & Technical Education, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 2012
Pre-Conference Presentation: Edmodo to Extend Learning
Concurrent Presentation: Powered by Edmodo!
CUE Conference, Palm Springs, Ca, March 2011
21st Century Instructional Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Pathway Project Professional Development, October 2012, Southwest Career & Technical Academy
Blogging in the Classroom, May 2008, Foothill HS
Edu 2.0, May 2008, Foothill HS
Mobile Devices Mini-Conferences:
Dueling Apps, May 2012, West Career & Technical Academy
30 Apps in 30 Minutes, May 2012, West Career & Technical Academy
Using iPods to Support Reading Fluency, December 2011, Bob Miller MS
Bring Your Classroom into the 21st Century, December 2011, Bob Miller MS
iPads as a Productivity Tool for Teachers and Administrators, June 2011, Bob Miller MS
Math & Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Using Edmodo to Extend Learning, January 2011, Rancho HS
Online Professional Development Project Facilitator
Clark County School District, Curriculum & Professional Development Division
Work as part of a collaborative team to design, develop, and deploy on-demand, online, digital learning modules to support new common core state standards for math teachers district-wide.
Identify and employ digital tools for the development of online content and support of professional learning communities.
Jan 2006 - Present
Teacherline Online PD Instructor
Completed Training Program for Online Course Faciltators.
Courses facilitated incude: Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas, Communicate & Collaborate Online.
Mar 2011 - Present
Professional Development Course Designer & Instructor
Professional Development course designer and facilitator.
- Extreme Classroom Makeover- 21st Century Edition
- Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum
- Tech Shed- Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom
- Adding Online Elements to the Traditional Classroom
- The Connected Teacher- PLCs, Portfolios, and More
- Nevada Collaborates- Go Beyond Your Classroom Walls
- Social Networking for Education
Jan 2012 - Present
e4e- Online PD facilitator
E-Learning for Educators
Online Facilitator for courses: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts & SMART Boards for Educators.
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
Project Facilitator, Instructional Technology
Facilitate the integration of technology into the curriculum by researching and modeling technology for ECS’s, curriculum specialists, administrators, and teachers.
Online facilitator and course designer for the Nevada Pathway Project- rigorous professional development focused on 21st century learning and technology integration.
Dec 2001 - May 2009
Educational Computing Strategist, Biology Teacher
- Taught science curriculum for students grades 9-12 including: Principles of Science, Biology I, Biology I Honors, and AP Biology.
- Started Coronado High School Advanced Placement Biology Program.
- Delivered Staff Development Training in Technology Integration.
- Average AP Student Passing Rate- 80%
- National Honor Society Advisor
Sep 1999 - May 2001
Life Science Teacher
Burkholder Middle School
Work as part of a collaborative 6th grade team. Taught 6th grade Life Science.
National Junior Honor Society Advisor.
Dec 1998 - May 1999
Thames High School
Participated in the student teaching abroad program, a collaborative partnership between Waikato University in New Zealand and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Advanced Studies Certificate
Sep 2001 - Dec 2004
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Sep 1994 - May 1999
Bachelor of Science
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Minor: Biological Science