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Education

20002002

Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Technology

University of Texas TeleCampus Online Degree
19801986

Bachelor of Science

Texas State University-San Marcos

Work Experience

Aug 2002Present

Digital Learning Coach 

Frisco ISD
Aug 1988May 2002

Classroom Teacher

CyFair ISD

About

I am one of twenty-one  Digital Learning Coaches at Frisco ISD. I was a classroom teacher for 13 years and completed my Masters in Educational Technology in 2002. August 2018 will begin my 17th year at Frisco ISD as a Digital Learning Coach (DLC).

As a Digital Learning Coach, I assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students. Additionally, I conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning.

Responsibilities and Duties of a Digital Learning Coach

LEADERSHIP

  • Assist in developing a vision for technology and long-range planning at the campus and district level
  • Actively participate in campus and district committees and leadership teams supporting digital initiatives

INSTRUCTION & LEARNING

  • Plan with teachers to create/plan activities that utilize high levels of technology integration (SAMR’s Modification and Redefinition)
    • Attend collaborative team planning at the campuses
  • Co-teach in classrooms with the goal of providing job embedded professional learning for teachers
    • Consistently promote and model best digital learning practices
  • Promote Digital Learning Essentials infusing the five C’s to support the PLC Essential Questions
  • Meet with departments to assess needs and to create/suggest curriculum technology integration ideas or projects
  • Work closely with librarian for brainstorming integration/research lessons with teachers
  • Work with Curriculum and Instruction to write curriculum with technology integration
  • Write Digital Citizenship lessons and assist teachers in working with students to learn online safety
  • Continually investigate emerging technology resources and tools/evaluate their potential impact on instruction
    • Implement new hardware/software
  • Investigate and test new iPad apps for teachers before deploying them to campus devices
  • Organize/schedule/facilitate videoconferences

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • Design, implement and support learning opportunities for teachers  intended to build capacity and expertise in the use of instructional technology to support all learning
    • Develop training materials including handouts, instructional videos, and online courses
    • Trainings during PLC’s and various staff professional learning opportunities
    • Instructional technology online courses
    • Curriculum and Instruction online courses
    • Work with PL Cadre teams
    • Provide training for emerging technology such as: mobile devices, MakerSpaces, coding, Google Apps, Moodle, etc.
    • Participate in professional learning at the campus, district and state level.
    • Train, support and help teachers and students with the use of the Student Learning Hub and Google Classroom
    • Train and support staff in maintaining grade level websites for parents/students
    • Eduphoria Forethought - Setting up planners/schedules
    • eSchool/Home Access Center (HAC)
      • Train teachers on the use of Teacher Access Center
      • Assist teachers in setting up their gradebooks
    • Work with PL Dept to explore new ways to deliver professional learning (Twitter Chats, Google Hangouts)

    APPLICATION AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    • Supervise the implementation and completion of Clarity BrightBytes technology integration survey for students and teachers.
      • Review/Analyze results for campus goal setting and reporting to the state.
    • Campus support for state online testing (TELPAS, STAAR, End of Course)
    • Manage iPad settings, updates and apps using the MDM (mobile device management) system
    • Eduphoria Support:
      • Aware
        • Analyze/create reports
        • CBA support (district-wide assessment)
        • Support teachers in creation and sharing of campus level tests for CFAs (grade-level assessment)
      • Formspace
      • Forethought - Troubleshooting for teachers and administrators
          • Create surveys/forms
          • Maintain campus workflows
        • TTESS-TPESS - Troubleshooting for teachers and administrators
        • Facilities and Events - Approve reservations for equipment and computer labs/mobile carts
      • Maintain and support emerging technology such as: mobile devices, makerspaces, coding, Google Apps, Moodle, etc.
      • eSchool/Home Access Center (HAC)
        • Troubleshooting for teachers and administrators
        • Liaison between teachers and data clerk
      • Manage campus websites for communication
      • Manage technology budgets
        • Contact outside vendors for quotes and support
      • Creating/maintaining district/campus school email address lists
      • Reset student passwords for district accounts
      • Use Papercut to run reports that monitor campus printer and copier use
      • Coordinate and implement projects at the campus level as directed by the Coordinator of Instructional Technology

        Honors/ Achievements

        • Awarded Professional Educators Grant from TCEA (2009)

        • Award Grant from Frisco Education Foundation for Online Book Study (2013)

        • Classroom Connect Presenter: (Minneapolis, MN)

        • Created Online Computer Centers (http://www.dovewhisper.com/index.htm):

          • Dovewhisper is utilized throughout the district and world, to (both) assist teachers in incorporating the technology as well as enriching their curricula.
        • Created Techie-Byte Blog (http://techie-bytes.blogspot.com) as an effort to keep staff informed of new and emerging Web 2.0 tools.
        • Created Digital Blooms Wiki (http://digitalbloomsexamples.wikispaces.com/) which showcases how educators in Frisco ISD have integrated technology into their curriculum to encompass all levels of the Bloom's Digital Taxonomy thinking skills.

        • Per Diem Consultant for Connect Tech

        • Adjunct Educator for Richland Communuty College / Summer 2011 / Online Class

        • Presentor for Texas ASCD Ignite 13: Curriculum and Technology Conference (2013)

        • TCEA: Co-presenter/Austin, TX - Feb2002 /Presenter Feb 2011/Presenter Feb 2013
        • TxDLA (Texas Distance Learning Association) Presenter

        Professional Accomplishments - Technology

        • Bridgeport ISD: Co-presenter “K-2 Technology Integration Workshop”
        • Classroom Connect Presenter:
          • “Developing Web-Based Literature Projects”
          • “Graphic Organizers: Making Sense of Reading for Information”
          • “Online Learning Tips for a Successful, Fantastic Learning Adventure”
          • “Problem Based Learning with the Net”
          • “Ten Best Web Sites to Enrich Elementary Math Curriculum”
          • “WebQuest: An Update”
        • Conducted online book study: "Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms" 
        • Conducted online Moodle Staff Development/ All Roads Lead to Web 2.0 . / Everything Communication / Everything Google
        • Designed Instructional Web-Based Lessons/Units/Modules - Master’s Program
        • Experienced with the following Web 2.0 Tools/Apps: To name a few...
        • Experienced with the following programs/software:
          • Adobe Products: Dreamweaver, Contribute, Fireworks, Professional Pro, Flash
          • Apple (idevices)
          • Audacity 
          • Camtasia
          • Crazy Talk
          • Edmark Programs
          • Front Page
          • GraphClub
          • Hyperstudio
          • Inspiration
          • KidPix
          • Kidspiration
          • MS Office Applications: Microsoft Word; PowerPoint; Excel; Outlook; and Publisher
          • Timeliner
          • Mac Applications; Garageband, Keynote, Pages, iMovie
          • Scholastic Keys
          • Snagit
          • SwishMax
          • PhotoStory
        • Intel “Teach to the Future Program” - Master Teacher
        • Intel “Teach to the Future- Workshop on Seeing Reason and Visual Thinking”
        • Per Diem - Consultant for Connected Tech
        • Staff Development Programs Conducted:
          • Adv Tech Integration Academy -Elementary Grades 3-5, Math and Science Teachers
          • Advanced United Streaming, More Than Just Playing Videos
          • All Roads Lead to Web 2.0 - Online Moodle
          • Authentic Assessment Online Learning Module
          • Basic and Advance UnitedStreaming All Wrapped Into One Workshop
          • Classroom Integration/Digital Camera
          • Computer Aide Staff Development
          • CPS (Classroom Performance System)
          • Ed-Soft Training
          • eduphoria! - Forethought/Aware/HelpDesk/Literacy Training
          • Elementary New Teacher Technology Orientation
          • Excel the Basics
          • Exploring Math and Science Internet Resources
          • Exploring Language Art and Social Studies Internet Resources
          • Fold Your Way Through Science
          • Goodbye KidPix - Hello Scholastic Keys
          • Google Tools for the Classroom
          • Google Apps: A Three Hour Tour
          • Graph Club
          • How to Use Publisher with Your Students
          • HyperStudio Parts 1 & 2
          • It is All About the Apps
          • Integrating Blogs into the cClassroom
          • Integration Technology and Health TEKS
          • Integrating Technology: A Partnership
          • Inspiration and Kidspiration: Making Connections in Learning and Promoting Higher Level Thinking (collaboration project with Gifted and Talented Facilitators)
          • KidPix Basics
          • Mac 101
          • Make "Show and Tell" Cool Again - Create Your Own PHOTO STORY
          • Make and Take
          • Microsoft Word Basics
          • Mobi Introduction Training (K-5)
          • Novermber Learning Mini Conference
          • Office 2007: New Features
          • Other Web 2.0 Tools To Use In The Classroom
          • Print, Cut, & Fold-Creative Technology Projects for Every Subject
          • PhotoStory
          • PowerPoint Basics/Advanced
          • Projectors in the Classroom
          • Publisher Basics and Advance
          • Publisher for the Classroom
          • Reading for Meaning
          • SchoolWorld Teacher Webpage Training
          • Scavenger Hunts
          • Study Island
          • T3 - Technology Teacher Talks - Creating Holiday Presents with your Students (via video conference)
          • TeacherWeb: Elementary School Team Web Page Creation
          • Teaching How to make a Website using Publisher to your Students - Classroom Applications: Publisher
          • Teaching Inspiration to your Students - Get Inspired with Inspiration Classroom Applications: Inspiration
          • Teaching Movie Maker to your Student Classroom - Applications Movie Maker
          • Teaching PowerPoint to your Students - Classroom Multimedia Applications
          • Teaching Timeliner to your Students - Classroom Applications Timeliner
          • Time for Spring Cleaning
          • Using GraphClub in your Classroom
          • Using Kidspiration In the Classroom
          • Using Inspiration in your Classroom
          • Using RSS Feeds in the Classroom
          • Using Wordle and Skype in the Classroom
          • Ways to Use Publisher in the Classroom
          • WebCCat Training
          • WebQuests
          • 21 Century Mini Conference Leadership Retreat - Tools for the Trade: Creating a "Virtual" Book Study