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Work History

American School of Tegucigalpa

Aug 2008Present

Computer Science Department Head / Computer Science Teacher 

  • Computer Science Department Head
  • K-5 Computer Science teacher until 2014
  • High School Computer Science teacher since 2015
  • 9th grade Media Arts teacher: Aarts-integrated technology class that covers a wide variety of processes, techniques and information. The media arts class provides students the opportunity to express his or her creativity as well as participate in divergent thinking and creative problem solving.
  • 12th Grade Computer Science elective teacher as a college orientation class, focused mainly on Beginner level Coding, Robotics and video game design.
  • Technology Integration Specialist:  Responsible for developing and implementing a school-wide technology integration plan, peer coaching faculty members in integrating technology to their lesson plans and modeling instruction and student engagement with the use of Technology.
  • Department coordinator for Special Subjects Committee in Elementary School (2009-2015), acting as liaison with the Elementary principals for continuous improvement and integration with the rest of the division.
  • Vice President of the board of directors of the school´s teachers association,  .
  • Member of the Technology Committee: responsible for the  development of a medium and long term technology plan for the school, updating the school’s website and plan  technology budget for every school year. Responsible for analyzing integration of technology in the curriculum and deployment of hardware and software solutions for students, teachers, staff and administration.
  • Member of the STEAM team: Responsible for implementing the process to be a STEAM accredited school. 
  • Responsible for updating the High school section of the school's website.
  • Collaboration with the Curriculum Department in the revision and adaptation of the ISTE and CSTA standards to our Computer Science curriculum as part of the school’s long term plan to raise standards as dictated by AdvanceEd.
  • Member of the School improvement committee responsible for analyzing the school needs and opportunities for improvement in different areas to ensure the continued accreditation status of the school.
  • Member of the Core Leadership Committee: responsible for reviewing, evaluating and providing feedback to fellow teachers on their unit plan mapping and development using UbD (Understanding by Design) framework and fulfill Professional development needs.

http://amschool.org/

Christian Aid

Jun 2006May 2008

IT officer for Latin America and Caribbean

  •  IT Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean:  in charge of the IT offices of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
  • Permanent liaison between Latin American offices and London IT headquarters.
  • Responsible for providing end user support, provide professional development and new software training.
  • Installing hardware and software.
  • Planning and executing IT budget and purchases per office.
  • Health & Safety Officer.

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/

La Estancia School

Aug 2001May 2006

IT Department Manager / Computer Science Teacher

  • Language Lab Instructor,
  • High School Computer teacher
  • IT department manager. Responsible for developing the computer class and language lab curriculum, restructures the school’s network, provides technology professional development to teachers, plan and execute the school’s IT budget, coordinating the yearbook project and be the technology classroom teacher.

http://laestanciaschool.edu.hn/

Education

Universidad Cátolica de Honduras

Sep 1996May 2001

Computer Science Engineering

A 4 year engineering degree in Computer Sciences

Skills

Peer coaching

Provide professional development to faculty colleagues in Technology integration unit planning and instruction.

21st Century Skills Instruction
Problem Solving
Computational Thinking
Budgeting
Curriculum Mapping
Integration
Integration of technology in the classroom, Collaboration with other subjects to learn computer science skills.
Instructional Best-Practices
Curriculum Development
Creation of Computer Science courses based on standards
Classroom Management

Publications:

Computer Science Education in Honduras:  http://csta.acm.org/Communications/sub/CSTAVoice_Files/csta_voice_01_2015.pdf

Confessions of an Elementary Computer Science Teacher: http://blog.csta.acm.org/2013/10/03/confessions-of-an-elementary-computer-science-teacher/

Reaching out to CSTA's International members: http://blog.csta.acm.org/2013/06/20/reaching-out-to-cstas-international-members/

Are Parents supporters or a challenge for Computer Science K-12? http://blog.csta.acm.org/2013/04/26/are-parents-supporters-or-a-challenge-for-computer-science-in-k-12/

Training Critical Thinkers and Problem solvers: http://blog.csta.acm.org/2013/01/23/training-critical-thinkers-and-problem-solvers/

International enrollment in US Computer Science Colleges: http://blog.csta.acm.org/2012/12/14/international-enrollment-in-us-computer-science-colleges/

Improving the International focus on STEM: http://blog.csta.acm.org/2012/09/19/improving-the-international-focus-on-stem/#comments

Mention -Programming = Better Math Skills + Fun :http://www.tynker.com/blog/articles/tynker/programming-better-math-skills-fun/

Certifications

Computer Science Teachers Association

Jul 2016Jul 2018

CSTA Representative at Large

Representative at large for the board of directors which is a position granted by election of the Association's members.  Active member of K-8 computational thinking Task Force.

i-Safe Foundation

2010Present

Online Safety Awareness instructor

Certifies educators as facilitators to implement online safety awareness curriculum in the classroom and at home.

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Feb 2016Present

Teaching for Understanding

Teaching for Understanding: Educating for the Unknown

A course based on  deepening a teacher's understanding of a number of fundamental questions:

  • What is understanding, and why should it be an important goal of education today?
  • If understanding is the goal, what should we be teaching? That is, what things are most important for students to understand?
  • How can we design learning experiences that support students in learning for understanding?
  • How can we create a reflective online professional community that supports our own understanding of how to teach and learn for understanding?

Microsoft Partners in Learning

2010Present

Microsoft Innovative Educator

Build educator capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learningAdvise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound waysBe an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning

Google for Education

2014Present

Google Educator

Certified to be knowledgeable in Google apps for education and able to teach them. 

Universidad Pedagógica Francisco Morazán

Jan 2014Present

Teaching Certification

The Official Teaching University of Honduras issues a renewable teaching certification valid for 5 years to teach in Honduras.

Computer Science Teachers Association

20122014

International Representative CSTA

International Representative for the board of directors which is a position granted by election of the Association's members. Worked on the Curriculum, K-8 and International committees while on the board. 


Volunteer Work

Founding member of a Non Profit organization dedicated to promotion, conservation and development of natural spaces, parks and playgrounds in my home town of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
www.facebook.com/SonandoConParques

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