Education

Education
Jan 2001 - Dec 2001

Teaching Credential

San Diego State University

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Present

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

San Diego County Office of Education
  • Lead and develop online and face to face professional development courses to support the needs of  county districts and schools. 
  • Coordinate, and provide concise, one-hour webinars for all educators on various web-based tools focused on teaching and learning
  • Produce and manage student film festival and competition, iVIE (Innovative Video in Education)
  • Develop summer camp for county 7-8th graders to introduce the concepts of computer programming, networking, and hardware.
Sep 2010 - Aug 2013

Educational Technology Resource Teacher

San Diego Unified School District: Office of the Chief Information and Technology Officer
  • Collaborate in the department implementation of the i21 initiative, a bond-funded initiative to provide technology enhanced classrooms and laptops for every child
  • Lead iPad pilot, educational deployment, training and support for district i21 initiative
  • Develop teacher support resources, job aids, documentation, and tutorials for teachers, students, and other technology  using screencapture, video/podcasting, websites, and Microsoft Office documents
  • Plan and implement 2 week project based learning institute. 
  • Developed the department podcast
  • Provide small group and one on one support to i21 teachers
  • Support over 30 schools grades K-12 to integrate i21 classroom and web resources into their teaching and curriculum
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop technology integrated lessons
  • Plan and implement professional development on many topics including:
    • Strategies for teaching with technology within the curriculum: inquiry-based, differentiated instruction, project-based
    • ActivInspire and Promethean Interactive Whiteboards
    • Microsoft Office: Onenote, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
    • Google Earth
    • Podcasting
    • Web 2.0: wikis, blogging, online bookmarking
    • Conducting online research
    • Searching the internet
    • Lesson and Content delivery Design
Sep 2006 - Sep 2009

Teacher (Spanish and Computers)

San Diego Unified School District: Farb Middle School
  • 2007-2008 Technology Resource Teacher
  • AVID Site team
  • 2008-2009 Governance Team
  • Led Professional Development
  • Webmaster
  • Teach First and Second Year Spanish to 7th and 8th grade students

    Teach Exploring Computers to 6th grade students

  • Serve as Advisory and Homeroom Teacher

  • Participate on AVID Site team

  • Serve as Technology Support teacher for staff, helping integrate technology into their curriculum

  • Serve as Cesar Chavez Service Club Advisor

  • Lead Technology Committee

  • Design, coordinate oversee, and train staff in School Website http://www.farbmiddle.org

  • Participate in Project Live – Selected from pool of applicants. Students create standards based video to aid in learning and understanding http://www.farbmiddle.org

  • Participate in the whole school AVID certification process

  • Created and implemented project based instruction for 6th grade computer course using National Technology Standards. Moodle Course

Sep 2003 - Sep 2006

Teacher (Spanish and 9th Grade English)

San Diego Unified School District: Mira Mesa High School
  • Taught First and Second Year Spanish to 9th - 12th grade students

  • Taught 9th grade English to 9th – 12th grade students

  • Served as Advisory Teacher

  • Served as Spanish Club Advisor

  • Assisted in Test Data collection

  • Participated in School Foundation Fundraisers

Jan 2002 - Sep 2003

Teacher (Spanish and 12th Grade AVID)

San Diego Unified School District: Kearny High School
  • Taught First and Second Year Spanish to 9th – 12th grade students

  • Taught AVID to 12th grade Students

  • Small Schools Design Committee
  • Served as ASB Advisor – included planning for homecoming, prom, lunch time activities and fundraisers

  • Participated as Sophomore Class Advisor

  • Participated as Latino Club Advisor

  • Trained to create and use Webquests in the classroom

Mar 2001 - Oct 2001

Voluntary Employee Benefits Association Team Assistant

McGregor Van De Moere, Inc
  • Assisted Voluntary Employee Benefits Association team in all areas

  • Facilitated effective resolutions for clients and members with product or service issues

  • Maintained accurate records, files and logs for procedures

Dec 1998 - Mar 2001

Account Assistant, Sales & Marketing – National Account Operations - West

Aetna U.S. Health Care
  • Assist Account Executive with account of over 30,000 members and an annual revenue of $42 million

  • Facilitate effective resolutions for clients and members with product or service issues

  • Maintain accurate records, files and logs for procedures

  • Developed and compile monthly Marketing Report

  • Created a system to track and analyze scheduled site visits

  • Developed training materials outlining duties and responsibilities

Jan 1998 - Dec 1998

Office Manager

J. Rigby Slight, M.D.
  • Effective Project Management; resolved issues in a timely manner

  • Scheduled and coordinated the creation and production of all correspondence with patients

  • Increased collection rate from 70% to 95%

  • Implemented procedure manual to streamline office processes

  • Kept accurate office schedule

Skills

Skills

Desktop Aplications

Microsoft Office, iWork, iLife, Final Cut Express, Skype, Apple Remote Desktop, Email, Inspiration, ComicLife, Gradebook management software.

Instructional Design

Curriculum Writing

Web 2.0

Designing and Implementing training  Providing technical support to teachers and students

Moodle

Developing units of study Managing course work Implementing Moodle training  Providing technical support to teachers and students

Related Experience

  • June 2010 Attended and Presented ISTE 2010, Denver, CO
  • March 2010 Attended and Presented CLTA , San Diego, CA
  • March 2010 Attended and Presented CUE, Palm Springs, CA
  • December 2009 Attended and Presented CLMS, CLHS, CLES K-12 Technology Confrerence, San Diego, CA
  • November 2009 Attended ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languges), San Diego, CA
  • October 2009 - March 2010 Participated in SALIN Tier 1 Professional Development, San Diego, CA
  • October 2009 Attended and Presented San Diego Computer Using Educators Conference, San Diego, CA
  • June 2009 Attended International Society for Technology in Education, Washington D.C.
  • March 2009 Attended and Presented Computer Using Educators Conference, Palm Springs, CA
  • October 2008 - March 2008 Participated in SALIN Tier 1 Professional Development, San Diego, CA
  • October 2008 Attended and Presented San Diego Computer Using Educators Conference, San Diego, CA
  • October 2007 Attended San Diego Computer Using Educators Conference, San Diego, CA
  • September 2007 Attended San Diego Unified Supervising Teacher Training, San Diego, CA
  • August 2007 Attended Student Created Video in Education training, San Diego, CA
  • August 2007 Attended AVID Summer Institute, San Diego, CA
  • March 2006 Attended RSS and Blogging in Education training, San Diego, CA
  • February 2006 Attended Pod Casting in Education training, San Diego, CA
  • August 2006 Attended AVID PATH training, San Diego, CA
  • August 2005 Attended Moodle training, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA
  • September - May 2005 Participated in WRITE institute training for Spanish for Speakers of Spanish, San Diego, CA
  • February 2004 Attended CATE Conference, San Diego, CA
  • February 2004 Attended BEHR - Enhancing Instruction in Your Foreign Language Classroom - Conference, San Diego, CA
  • December 2003 Attended San Diego Computer Using Educators Conference, San Diego, CA
  • June - August 2003 Attended SDCS School to Career Summer Institute for Small School Planning, San Diego, CA
  • January 2003 Attended district in-service "Aligning Curriculum to World Language Teaching Standards", San Diego, CA
  • August 2002 Attended California Language Teachers Association Summer Conference, Santa Barbara, CA
  • May 2002 Attended California Computer Using Educators Conference, Anaheim, CA
  • November 13, 2001 Attended the School to Career Conference, San Diego, CA
  • March 9-11 2001 Attended the California League of Middle Schools Conference, San Diego, CA
  • August 1996 - July 1997 Participated in year long exchange in Granada, Spain through the University of California Exchange Program, where I attended the University of Granada, Spain.
  • June 1992- August 1992 Participated in a 7 week American Field Service Home- Stay exchange in Villaririca, Paraguay

Teacher Training Experience

  • September 2001 – January 2002 Mira Mesa High School (San Diego, CA)
    • Taught First and Second Year Spanish to 9th -12th grade students
    • Conducted ESL tutorial for 9th -12th grade students
  • February 2001 – May 2001 Wagenheim Middle School (San Diego, CA)
    • Taught First and Second Year Spanish to 7th and 8th grade students

Websites, Pages, and Identities

Objective

As a creative and analytical instructional designer, I seek a position that will enable me to use my technological skills and ability to create effective and engaging learning experiences for teachers of all subjects to help them integrate technology into their curriculum. My background providing professional development and supporting teachers in over thirty schools ( K-12) to integrate technology into their curriculum make me an ideal candidate to work with teachers to improve their integration of technology.

Professional Organization Membership

Presentations

April 2013

Technology Integration in the Primary Grades

National School Boards Association

San Diego, CA

March 2013

Using iPads to Differentiate Math Instruction

Computer-Using Educators

Palm Springs, CA

March 22,  2012

Improving Teaching and Learning for English Learners Through i21 Technology

Achievement Gap Task Force (AGTF) - Superintendents' & Principals' Forum

San Diego County Office of Education

San Diego, CA

March 2012

  • Going Through Customs: Rights and Responsibilities of Digital Citizenship
  • Professional Development with a Vision

Computer-Using Educators

Palm Springs, CA

December 2011

Backwards Design and the 3 modes of communication. 21st century skills in a Second Language Classroom

Foreign Language Council of San Diego

October 2011

Going Through Customs: Rights and Responsibilities of Digital Citizenship

San Diego Computer-Using Educators

San Marcos, CA

March 2011

Phoning it in

Computer-Using Educators

Palm Springs, CA

Summer - Fall 2010

i21 Training Workshops

Wiki, Tablet PC, Vision and Blogs

Educational Technology Dept.

San Diego Unified School District

June 2010

Goomoodleikiog

International Society for Technology Education

Denver, Colorado

March 16, 2010

Google Maps

California Language Teachers Association

March 4, 2010

Google Maps

Computer-Using Educators

Palm Springs, CA

December 4, 2009

Google maps

K-12 Technology Conference - Social, Global & Green

California League of Middle Schools, California League of High Schools 

Co-sponsored by Computer-Using Educators and San Diego Unified School District

http://www.clms.net/conferences/tech.htm

October 17, 2009

Google maps for Anyone

San Diego Computer Using Educators Tech FairEl Cajon Valley High (Grossmont District)

SDCUE

Fall 2009

i21 Tablet PC Training Workshops

Educational Technology Dept.

San Diego Unified School District

August 17-19, 2009

Google Aplications, Wikis and Online Speaking Recording for World Language Teachers

San Diego Unified School District

March 11, 2009Going Green with Google Docs and SitesSan Diego County Office of EducationMarch 6, 2009Goomoodleikiog2009 CUE ConferenceSession 1  Ventura    Wyndham HotelCUE.orgFebruary 11, 2009When Blogging Makes SenseSan Diego County Office of EducationJanuary 28, 2009GoomoodleikiogSan Diego County Office of EducationNovember 8, 2008Goomoodleikiog and Creating a Reason to CelebrateSan Diego Computer Using Educators Tech FairEl Cajon Valley High (Grossmont District)SDCUENovember 1, 2008GoomoodleikiogCalifornia Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Jamboree

Esperanza High School, 1830 N. Kellog Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807CLTA

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2011 - Present

SAILN Tier 3

California Foreign Language Project
Aug 2011 - Present

Intel®Teach Master Instructor

Intel® Teach Program
Mar 2012 - Present

Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Microsoft Innovative Educator Program
Oct 2008 - Nov 2013

Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
2009 - 2010

SAILN Tier 2

California Foreign Language Project
2008 - 2009

SAILN Tier 1

California Foreign Language Project