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About Me

Delivering high quality, and high tech, educational experiences to all of my students regardless of their prior experience with technology or access to it at home. I believe we must educate students for their futures, providing with them the habits of mind, creative problem solving skills and technical experience to continue learning as their world continues changing. 

Co-Author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning with Diana Neebe released by Stenhouse, June 2015. http://www.pluginpowerup.com/.

Work History

Sep 2006Present

Teacher / Department Chair / Digital Lead Teacher

Point Loma High School

I'm teaching detracked 9th grade English with a fabulous, collaborative PLC team. As English Department Chair I also connect and connect with our 10th and 11th grade teams on a regular basis. As the Digital Teacher Leader I assist with the roll out of our district's 1:1 program, helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms on a daily basis school wide. Watch a two minute video about my classroom Jen Roberts' Classroom in the Cloud

  • Site Instructional Leadership Team
  • District i21 Ad Hoc Committee
  • Voted PLHS Teacher of the Year, 2016
Jan 2011Present

Adjunct Faculty

University of San Diego

Spring 2016 and 2015: Teaching EDUC 578: Learning and Technology a course that integrates learning theory with best practices in educational technology. 

Fall 2014: Teaching EDUC 565: Teaching Digital Writers, online course to a diverse group of educators across the country. 

Summer 2014: Course Development EDUC 565: Teaching Digital Writers, part of the online MA program. 

Spring 2011-Spring 2014: Taught EDUC 334/534, Methods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools In a Global Society, to graduate and undergraduate students as part of the single subject credential program. 

Mobile Technology Learning Center: Summer 2012, Co-developed the scope and sequence of the courses in the MTLC Certificate Program focusing on digital literacy, social media and digital leadership for teachers and administrators. 

Aug 2009Jun 2013

Workshop Presenter

San Diego Unified, Educational Technology

Leading and co-leading a variety of educational technology workshops for teachers getting 1:1 devices in their classrooms. Workshops taught included: Social Media for Professional Growth, Blogging I, Blogging II, Dropbox for Collaboration, Live Binders, Lan School, etc.

Sep 2000Jun 2006

Teacher/Department Chair/ GATE Team Leader

Kroc Middle School
Sep 1996Jun 2000

Teacher/Department Chair

Wilson Middle School

Presentations

Nixon, C. Roberts, J. Sullivan, A. (May 2016) Technology in the Classroom (Concurrent Session) Presented at the California State PTA Convention. San Diego CA. 

Roberts, J. (March 2016) Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel (Concurrent Session) Presented at CUE Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

Roberts, J. (February 2016) How 1:1 Changes Teaching and Learning (Keynote Address) Presented at East County Tech Fest. Santee, CA.

Roberts, J. (February 2016) Search Showdown: Fabulous Findings Measured in Milliseconds (Concurrent Session) Presented at California School Library Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 

Roberts, J. (November 2015) Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel (chair) and Shortcuts, Hacks, and Time Savers (Concurrent Sessions) Presented at San Diego CUE Tech Fair. Carlsbad, CA.

Roberts, J. (October 2015) Can you hear me now? Google Voice in the Classroom (Concurrent Session) Presented at San Diego Google Apps for Education Summit. Coronado, CA. 

Roberts, J. (September 2015) Writing Without Paper: The Process and Workflow of a Digital Classroom  and Short Form Writing: The Art of Saying More With Less.(Concurrent Sessions) Presented at the San Diego Area Writing Project 'Fall into Writing' Conference. San Diego, CA. 

Roberts, J. (August 2015) Curriculum Collaboration for CCSS Success and Bodacious Blogging (Concurrent Sessions) Presented at Ed Tech Innovation Summit 2015. San Jose, CA. 

Neebe, D., Roberts, J. (June 2015) Power Up PD: Top 10 Workshops for 1:1 (Concurrent, BYOD, session) Presented at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference. Philadelphia PA. (Presented twice at ISTE request.)

Roberts, J. (June 2015 ) Bodacious Blogging, Writing for Technical Subjects, and Rethinking Class Time.  Presented at CUE Rockstar Teacher Summer Camp. La Jolla CA (Three day conference, Two hour workshops)

Roberts, J. (May 2015) Bodacious Blogging (Concurrent Session) presented at Future Ready San Diego Symposium. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Roberts, J. (March 2015) Bodacious Blogging (Concurrent Session) presented at CUE West Coast Summit. Palm Springs, CA. 

Roberts, J. (March 2015) 1:1 in an English Classroom and Google Certified Teachers Panel (Concurrent Sessions) Presented at CUE Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

Roberts, J. (November 2014) Bodacious Blogging and Google Certified Teachers Panel (Concurrent Sessions) Presented at San Diego CUE Tech Fair. Carlsbad, CA. 

Roberts, J. (October 2014) Bodacious Blogging and Freaking Awesome Google Forms (Concurrent Sessions) Presented at San Diego Google Apps for Education Summit. Coronado, CA. 

Neebe, D., Roberts, J. (June 2014) Power Up PD: Top 10 Workshops for 1:1 (Concurrent, BYOD, session) Presented at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference. Atlanta GA.

Roberts, J. (June and July 2014) Close Reading Collaboratively, Writing and Citing With Google Tools, Curriculum Collaboration for CCSS Success.  Presented at CUE Rockstar Teacher Summer Camps. Tulare CA and Manhattan Beach CA (Three day conference, Two hour workshops)

Roberts, J. (March 2014) Google Certified Teachers Panel (Concurrent Session, Session Chair) Presented at Computer Using Educators Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

Roberts, J. (March 2014) Power Up: Questions for Teachers New to 1:1 (Concurrent Session) Presented at Computer Using Educators Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

Roberts, J. (February 2014) Google Apps and Common Core (Keynote Address) Presented at San Diego County Office of Education Google Apps in Education Summit, San Diego, CA.  

Roberts, J. (November 2013) Power Up: A Conversation For Teachers New to 1:1 (Concurrent session) Presented at San Diego Computer Using Educators. San Marcos, CA. 

Roberts, J., Chen, A. (November 2013) Google Certified Teachers Panel (Concurrent session, Session Chair) Presented at San Diego Computer Using Educators. San Marcos, CA. 

Roberts, J. (October 2013) Foundational Considerations For teachers New To 1:1 Device Programs (Concurrent Session) Presented at the California League of Schools Annual Conference, South. San Diego, CA.

Roberts, J. (July 2013) Google Docs: Basics and Beyond http://goo.gl/8Qmx8j The One iPad Classroom http://goo.gl/BWslwh Get Your Classroom Online. http://goo.gl/W8SBQe Presented at CUE Rockstar Teacher Summer Camp. Solana Beach CA. (Two hour workshops) 

Roberts, J (June 2013) Common Core in our English Classrooms. and Promethean Board Essentials For The Classroom. (One hour workshops) Presented at the Point Loma High Professional Development Day. San Diego, CA. (Also co-chaired the organizing group for the event.)

Calhoon, E. Highfill, L. Roberts J. (March 2013) Customizing Your Common Core Language Arts Classroom. http://goo.gl/O3dbQB(Three hour workshop) Presented at Computer Using Educators Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

Roberts, J. (March 2013) A Google Search Showdown. (Concurrent Session) Presented at Computer Using Educators Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

Highfill, L. Roberts, J. (March 2013) Advanced Google With Educators (Six hour workshop) Presented at Computer Using Educators Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

Neebe, D., Lattimer, H., Roberts, J. (November 2012).  They all have laptops. Now what?: Teaching English/language arts in age of one-to-one computing.  (Concurrent session) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English.  Las Vegas, NV.

Roberts, J. (November 2012) Google Forms:  Have you seen the possibilities? (Concurrent session) Presented at San Diego Computer Using Educators. San Marcos, CA. 

Hartman, J. Ginex-Orinion, J. McDowell, D. Moss, S. Roberts, J. Wagner, J. (November 2012) Google Certified Teachers Panel (Concurrent session) Presented at San Diego Computer Using Educators. San Marcos, CA. 

Roberts, J. (September 2012) I can Google that... (Concurrent session) Presented at the University Of San Diego Department of Learning and Teaching Fall Kickoff. San Diego, CA. 

Roberts, J. (August 2012) Google Forms, Have You Seen The Possibilities? (Concurrent Session) Presented at King-Chavez Learning Conference by invitation. 

Roberts, J (July 2012) What's In Your Classroom http://goo.gl/ucIBRd Google Docs: Basics and Beyond http://goo.gl/KBQsHh Picture This http://goo.gl/gzDvMH  (Two hour workshops) Presented at CUE Rockstar Teacher Summer Camp. Santa Ynez, CA. 

Davis, V. Lindsay, J. Roberts, J. Zeitz, L. (June 2012) Collaborative Writing and Common Core Standards in the Classroom (Concurrent session) Presented at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 

Roberts, J. (March 2012) Google Docs (Concurrent session) Presented at the Point Loma Cluster Tech Professional Development Day. San Diego, CA. (Also co-chaired the organizing group for the day.)

Roberts, J. (December 2011) How to choose: Web 2.0 Tools For Learning http://goo.gl/P0Qgbd(Concurrent Session) Presented at the California League of Schools Annual Conference, South. San Diego, CA. 

Fidelibus, S. LaBonte, K. Roberts J. (November 2011) Fly Me To The Moon: Making That Giant Leap into Digital Pedagogy  http://goo.gl/cpsOQS (Concurrent Session) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Chicago, IL.

Roberts, J. (November 2011) Google Forms:  Have you seen the possibilities? (Concurrent session) Presented at San Diego Computer Using Educators. San Marcos, CA. 

Roberts, J (October 2011) Get Your Classroom Online. (Concurrent session) Presented at the University Of San Diego Department of Learning and Teaching Fall Kickoff. San Diego, CA. 

Roberts, J (November 2010) Google Forms: Have You Seen The Possibilities? Presented at San Diego Computer Using Educators. El Cajon, CA. 

Lattimer, H. Roberts, J. (November 2010) Reading For Learning: Using Discipline Based Texts To Build Content Knowledge. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL. 

Roberts, J (March 2007) Writing Response Groups (Concurrent session) Presented at Promising Practices, Greater San Diego Area Teachers of English. San Diego, CA. 

Lattimer, H. Roberts, J. & DeFord, M. (November 2005). Writing for Social Action. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Pittsburgh, PA.

Portfolio

Certifications

GATE: Gifted and Talented Education

San Diego Unified/SDSU

Single Subject Teaching Credential: English and Social Science

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

CLAD: Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Education

1994

Bachelor of Arts

University of California, San Diego
1996

Single Subject Teaching Credentials: English and Social Science

San Diego State University
2006

Master of Arts

University of California, San Diego