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Education

Dec 1994

M.S. Kinesiology

Certifications received:

Physical Education, PreK-12

Social Studies, Grades 7-12

Work experience

Aug 2006Present

Educational Technology Director

Deer Isle - Stonington Community Schools

Coordinate educational technology services for school community.  Provide technology integration, instructional design and professional development leadership to transform classroom instruction and support the district's strategic plan.  Responsible for development and execution of the district's Technology Plan.  Site coordinator for Maine's 1-to-1 laptop initiative (Grades 7-12). District Technology Committee chairperson. Member of School Leadership Team, Literacy Team, Staff Development committee, School Improvement committee, PLC Development team...

Jul 2009Present

Educational Technology Director

Mount Desert Island Regional School System

Coordinate educational technology initiatives and Professional Development for school staff.  Plan, manage, assess the effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.  Design and manage all high school website assets and development of district website.  Chair of district Technology Committee.  Member of high school Learning Area Leaders Team and CTC Team.  Assistant varsity football coach.

May 2007Aug 2008

School Director

Island Sail - Sailing School

Director of operations and instruction.  Hired to design and implement US Sailing curriculum and administer US Sailing Instructor certification training.  Responsible for management of all day-to-day operations.  Worked to deepen community support and local participation in program.

Aug 2004Aug 2006

Technology Integration Specialist

Morristown School District

Coordinated K-12 technology integration programs for the district.  Responsible for encouraging and supporting professional development related to the use of technology.  Administrator of school websites, SIS and ITC technology systems for the district as well as providing basic technology support.  School leader for Vermont's pilot Professional Learning Communities (PLC) initiative. Developmental leader for state-wide Professional Learning Network for Educational Technology Specialists (VTcite.org). Technical Director and development partner for the Global Challenge Award.

Jun 2001Aug 2004

Educational Technology Consultant

Virtually Learning

Co-founder of consulting and educational develop company; helping educational institutions explore the use of 3-D virtual learning environments to support distance education and collaborative learning environments for educators.  Worked on projects with the Cornell Theory Center, Harvard Graduate School of Education, the University of California, the University of Houston, University of Nevada (Reno), Michigan State University, University of Indiana, NASA, and the England's City Learning Centres initiative, the Knowledge Web project.

Article: Intercultural Education and Virtual Reality

Jun 2000Aug 2003

Teacher/Coach

Kaleva Norman Dickson School District

Roles-Responsibilities:

  • Teacher (Multimedia Productions, Internet & Web Design, Government, History)
  • District Website Administration (K-12)
  • District Technology Committee, Chairperson
  • Varsity Football and Volleyball, Head Coach
  • Grant writing, school improvement team, Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI), Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) team, professional development leader.
Aug 1999Jun 2000

Teacher/Coach

Manitowoc Public School District

Roles-Responsibilities:

  • High School Teacher (Physical Education)
  • Varsity Football, Defensive Coordinator
  • Varsity Track, Head Coach
  • Member of Curriculum Restructuring team
  • Swimming Instructor, Red Cross Certification Program
Jan 1997Jul 1999

Teacher/Coach

Traverse City Area Public Schools

Roles-Responsibilities:

  • Teacher K-12 (Social Studies, Physical Education, At-Risk)
  • Varsity Football, Defensive Coordinator - Strength & Conditioning
  • Varsity Track, Girls Head Coach
  • Booster Club Coordinator
  • North Central Accreditation Leader
Aug 1995Jan 1997

Teacher/Coach

Marcellus Public Schools

Roles-Responsibilities:

  • Teacher K-12 (Physical Education, Social Studies)
  • Varsity Football, Head Coach
  • Junior Varsity Volleyball, Head Coach
  • Varsity Track, Assistant Coach
  • District Communication and Technology committee for accreditation

References

Anne Douglass

Susan Guilford

Marcia Schatz

Leslie Beatson

Catherine Ring

Certifications

Jul 2010Jul 2015

Educational Technology Specialist, PreK-12

Maine Department of Education
Jul 2005Jun 2012

Educational Technology Specialist, PreK-12

Vermont State Board of Education
Oct 2005Jun 2012

Social Studied, Grades 7-12

Vermont State Board of Education
Oct 2005Jun 2012

Physical Education, PreK-12

Vermont State Board of Education
Jun 1995Jun 2006

Physical Education (MB), PreK-12

State of Michigan - Department of Education
Jun 1995Jun 2006

Social Studies (CX), Grades 7-12

State of Michigan - Department of Education

Reference Letters

Certifications

Objective

To obtain work as a school leader, supporting the effective use of technology to enhance opportunity, capacity and productivity.

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ePortfolio

ePortfolio: Mark Arnold

This portfolio has not been updated since 2006, but it contains a deeper look at the foundations of my work as an educational technology specialist.

Look at the bottom of the site for the links that will allow you to navigate through the portfolio.

Island Sail Blog

The Island Sail Blog reflects my work directing a unique learning program.  It was an important experience that I feel captures a sense of my passion as a professional educator. It also provides a look at my written communication skills.