Elliott Quezada

Objective

I would like to teach at the secondary level and apply educational technology at this level to increase student motivation and achievement. Having worked as a teacher and having successfully implemented technology, I would eventually like to transition into the instructional technology department to share and collaborate with teachers on the use and integration of technology in the classroom.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Teacher / Technology Representative

San Benito CISD

Provide support to faculty as they consider appropriate technologies to use for various class projects and assignments, or best means of presenting information and learning resources to their class.

Provide training on building web pages and web sites as appropriate and/or convenient to the needs of the educators.

Mar 2014 - Present

Educational Technology Consultant

Colegio San Jorge

Conducted ongoing professional development while providing online and face-to-face professional development to teachers with an emphasis on 1:1 implementation leveraging on their BYOD policy in place.

Analyzed existing infrastructure and recommended specific updates to ensure system operability and stability.

Sep 2009 - Jan 2010

Instructional Technologist

San Benito CISD

Created professional development materials for several district projects and provided online and face-to-face professional development to teachers.

Aug 2006 - May 2008

Student Initiative / School Specialties

University of Texas Brownsville

Assisted in the integration of Blackboard for Professors within the Education Department.

Skills

Skills

1:1 implementation

Currently implementing a 1:1 iPad program through a set of 25 personal iPads with a class of 2nd graders.

Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline

Development of SCORM compliant online learning modules.

Experience working with classroom teachers to assist them with technology integration

Coaching teachers on the use of educational technology and co-teaching as a means of promoting comprehensible educational technology.

Knowledge of effective design and presentation strategies for staff development

Graduate level coursework in Instructional Design and Educational Communications. Campus Educational Technologist offering ongoing support and professional development sessions.

Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Graduate Level coursework in Learning and Cognition Theories along with continual research on Project-based learning, Game-based learning, digital literacy, and digital storytelling.

Education

Education
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

Coursework 11.132x: Design and Development of Educational Technology

Massachussetts Institute of Technology Exchange

This project-based course explores educational technologies and the theories underlying their development through interviews with experts in the field.

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2015 - Present

Master Technology Teacher (ongoing)

State Board for Educator Certification
Oct 2014 - Apr 2016

Google Educator Certified

Google for Education
Jun 2009 - Mar 2015

EC-4 Bilingual Generalist-Spanish

State Board for Educator Certification
Dec 2013 - Mar 2015

EC-6 Generalist

State Board for Educator Certification
May 2014 - Mar 2015

7-12 English Language Arts

State Board for Educator Certification