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Summary

To obtain a career that fosters a love of learning through instructional design and implementation of curriculum content, training programs and materials for customers and employees to improve their career performance while enhancing a company's image as a leader in its field.

Education

Jan 2015June 2016

Certificate in Instructional Design

Seminole State College
19982000

M.A Instructional Technology

Nova Southeastern University
19951997

B.Ap.Sc Education

University of Central Florida

Independent Course Work

Blended :Learning: Personalizing Education for Students, Clayton Christensen Institute

Project Management: The Basics for Success, University of California, Irvine

eLearning Environments and eLearning Design, Vrije Universiteit

Design Thinking, William & Mary

Certifications

2015Present

Instructional Design Certificate

Seminole State College
2014Present

Common Sense Media Certified Educator

Common Sense Media
2010Present

Intel Certified Educator

Intel Corporation

Experience

1998Present

Technology Trainer/Curriculum Development/Project Manager

Seminole County Public Schools

Responsible for assessing, designing, and implementing training curriculum for staff. Applies the instructional design process (ADDIE) to all course development. Designs surveys and analyzes results to improve instruction and course design.

Manages multiple projects at both the school and district levels from hardware and software purchases through to training and implementation. Organizes both long-term and short-term projects using project management methodologies, including Gantt charts and budgeting software tools to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

  • Successfully developed and coordinated professional development courses in this district, particularly in areas of instructional design utilizing various LMS platforms including Blackboard, Moodle and Canvas.
  • Uses graphic design and programs including Camtasia Studio, Zaption, Articulate Storyline 2 and Final Cut to design engaging content for courses.
  • Recruited for special projects as a creative problem solver and go-to for solving technology issues, designing training programs, and enhancing operational performance.
  • Valued for ability to analyze training requirements, revamping, designing and delivering training to staff to ensure a smooth transition and adoption of improved technologies.
  • Leads organizational learning and training programs by conducting needs assessments, training inter- departmental staff on methods and quality assurance.
Feb 2015Present

Owner

UpdateMyTech

Training and Curriculum Consultation

UpdateMyTech was created to help individuals who want to learn more about the latest technology in a casual, personal setting. Training is offered for both individual and group sessions and can be customized to fit individual needs. Specializes in designing curriculum that encourages learning that is meaningful and engaging. Additional services offered include computer and home network setup, Web Design and training in social media and cloud apps.

  • Contracted with Full Sail University to design curriculum in the area of three-dimensional learning.
20072013

Instructor and Course Developer

21st Century Learning Solutions

Online Instructor and Course Developer

  • Designed, conducted and assessed online courses for educators at the Masters level.
  • Delivered instructor-led and long-distance training to end-users throughout the United States.
  • Planned, developed and implemented curriculum and courseware.
  • Evaluated and implemented improvements in training curriculum and courseware through assessments and needs analysis methods.
  • Delivered first course of Teachers Discovering and Integrating Office XP/2000 for 21CLS.
  • Designed and re-designed online courses for various college-level courses with a given curriculum based on evaluation of survey and assessment data.
  • Recruited for position due to reputation within educational technology field in Seminole County.


20042010

Instructor and Course Developer

Seminole County Public Schools

Online Instructor and Course Developer

  • Online instructor for multiple courses designed by district.
  • Developed and piloted first course using Blackboard in the district. Maximized effectiveness of course content by strategically utilizing a blended approach to learning.
  • Designed instructional materials for other online instructors to help them successfully facilitate additional online courses.

20002004

Adjunct Instructor

Seminole State College

Adjunct Instructor

  • Instructor for Basic Computer Concepts(CGS 1060) and of Microcomputer Software Packages(Office 2000/XP)(CGS 2100).
  • Topics covered include system components and peripheral devices, operating systems, software/hardware, storage devices, the Internet and all aspects of Microsoft and XP software packages.
  • In addition to F2F, taught online classes using WebCT.
  • Developed and implemented creative lesson plans to foster a dynamic educational environment for diverse students.
  • Facilitated team building exercises, projects, and created presentations and materials for assignments.
  • Esteemed for motivating college students and creating a zest for learning.

Skills

Instructional Design

Developed online courses and blended-learning courses for adult learning using a combination of various LMS systems, specifically Moodle, Blackboard and Canvas. Incorporated the ADDIE instructional design model as well as SCORM and LTI standards of content. Designed evaluative products including surveys and assessments to analyze effectiveness of training.

Curriculum Development

Skilled at developing open questions that foster discussion and probe for profound understanding of content. Design collaborative and project-based learning that engage learners at a deeper level.

Digital Media Production

Use graphic design and programs including Camtasia Studio, Zaption, PowToon, VideoScribe, Articulate Storyline 2 and Final Cut to design engaging content for courses.

Project Management

Managed grant budgets, purchased hardware and facilitated installation of hardware with outside vendors. Managed construction projects using Gantt charts, task lists and budgeting software.

Accomplished

Member of Blended Learning Conference 2016 Team as Coordinator and Presenter

Presenter at Future of Technology Conference Spring 2015

Member of Instructional Technology Cadre - invitation-only group of technology leaders in Seminole County 2008-2014

Published articles including article in Creative Educator Magazine Spring 2011

Guest teacher at Crooms Academy of Information Technology Spring 2009

Presented at SCPS Technology Expo each year since 2007