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Technology Director

• developed and presented staff technology training including Google Apps for Education, Power Teacher grade book, Vidyo Distance Learning , ipad integration, AR Reading, Google Docs, SMART boards, ACTIV boards, Brightlink IWB , digital video and photography tools, scanners, document cameras, MS office apps, Opensource apps, web apps,VTC, mobile telecommunication apps, and robotics

• traveled to all sites spending 1-3 weeks per site completing 1:1 integration training and maintenance on tech with teachers as requested

• worked closely with teachers and administrators to train on technology integration best practices in small groups, medium groups, chat, Skype  and in one to one learning environments

• planned and coordinate all VTC courses for scheduling purposes and maintain schedules of VTC use for classes and meetings

• facilitated the switch of District  Internet service providers 

• worked on erate with business manager 

• provided remote assistance to students or teachers tech as needed

• prepared all laptop and ipad  imaging to allow students traveling to connect to their classes during sports and cultural events through a mobile app to their school VTC unit for classes 

• designed, and maintain the district web site using SchoolWires 

• administrator for Google apps Domain Server

• facilitating administrator for District PowerSchool Student Information System

• maintained and perform all trouble shooting of  district technology equipment including computers, peripherals, servers, and interactive whiteboards

• assisted in or prepare  prepare grant applications including Broadband Assistance Grant

• coordinated FLL and mentored district robotics program instructors

• revised  and enforced applicable laws, regulations, district policies regarding technology 

• participated in EED Tech Coordinator meetings and prepare data for submission for state requests

• maintained and improved technology competencies through college courses, inservice, and independent study

• implemented an MDM to manage all tech inventory and install all app related programs

• updated and maintained asset inventory of technology tools

• researched and advised on technology purchasing for district

• communicated with superintendent and prepare reports for school board

• extracted special data reports from SIS for teachers and administrators

• worked with vendors and technical support  specialists as needed to resolve issues that interfere with education or productivity.

• responsible for all aspects of IT and educational needs for technology maintenance and training in the  district.( Tech Director/Tech Department of  1 )

Alaska Gateway School District

Aug 2011May 2012

3rd -12th Grade Teacher

• developed curriculum for and taught HS Computer Applications Course based on 21st Century    Technology NETS for grades 8-12.

• utilized online textbook materials and planner to track concepts and lesson planning for the language arts curriculum.

• taught multi-grade classes for all content areas integrating 1:1 Macbooks and online subscription  materials and use of applications for product development.

• created a portal website to make tech use easier for all age levels of students and taught other staff  how to make one for their students.

• was the go to person for any tech issues on campus for staff and visitors.  Provided technical assistance to Tech Director as requested to save hours of travel time.

• provided a safe consistent learning environment to struggling students with limited social skills by modeling and demonstrating  positive interaction behaviors.

• worked with data tools such as AIMS Web for progress monitoring reading fluency and Achieve 3000 tracking growth in comprehension.

• used Carolina Science kits to teach Animal Studies and Electrical Circuits as well as Robotics for STEM content.

• used  First Lego League materials and took 10 students to compete in the state Robotics Competition in Fairbanks.

• taught clay animation and digital photography. Students entered projects in ASTE ididamovie Contest.

Davis Ramoth Memorial School

Aug 2010May 2011

7th Grade Teacher

• managed 1:1 Macbooks to integrate technology across the curriculum for 27 students using drop boxes for work drop off and student pick up, and critiquing of student work by their peers.

• integrated and taught using SMARTboard technology to interact with digital learners.

• mentored teachers and administrators in use of technology

• utilized online math textbook tools to engage and motivate students

• utilized online Elements of  Literature textbook in combination with  server dropbox to assign and retrieve student  writing assignments. 

• used Gaggle  email tools with students

• networked with other teachers about use of technology in the classroom

• built a portal to facilitate teaching and learning so students could access their online text books and class resources in class or from home.

• acted as a PowerSchool resource for teachers and administrators

• presented staff inservice for technology integration

• member of the leadership team for PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention) 

• participated in ePals with students from Cyprus throughout the 2010-11 school year with my class.

• made Skype connections with classes in the lower 48

Iditarod Area School District

Aug 2007Jun 2010

Technology Director

• developed and presented  all staff technology training including First Class Client collaboration, PowerSchool, Power Teacher grade book, Moodle, Marratech Distance Learning, Larson Math , AR Reading, Google Docs, SMART boards, ACTIV boards, digital video and photography tools, scanners, document cameras, MS office apps, Opensource apps, FTP clients, web apps,VTC, GPS, podcasting, and robotics

• worked closely with teachers and administrators to train on technology integration best practices in large groups, small groups, distance learning, email, chat,  and one to one learning environments

• administrator of  District First Class Server

• administrator of  District PowerSchool Student Information System

• designed, build, and maintain district web site

• maintained and did all trouble shooting of  district technology equipment including computers, peripherals, and servers

• prepared grant applications

• wrote and attained 1:1 CDL program application for district

• wrote and attained E2T2 Wave VI partnership grant for district with Kuspuk

• initiated district robotics program and chaperoned students at state Robotic competition in Anchorage 2010

• adhered to and enforces applicable laws, regulations, district policies regarding technology

• participated in EED Tech Coordinator meetings and prepare data for submission

• maintained and improved technology competencies through college courses, inservice, and independent study

• wrote, revised and updated district technology plan with input from other stakeholders ( no edits needed by reviewers!)

• updated and maintained asset inventory of technology tools

• researched and advised on technology purchasing for district

• communicated with superintendent and prepared reports for school board

• extracted special data reports from SIS for teachers and administrators

• worked with AASB for data collection

• worked with vendors and technical support  specialists as needed to resolve issues that interfere with education or productivity.

• prepared PowerSchool and server for work with Edustructures on ZIS and SIF integration for UNITY Project

• responsible for all aspects of IT and educational needs for technology maintenance and training in the district.

IDEA Public Schools

Jun 2005May 2007

Director of Educational Technology

• prepared and presented all staff technology staff development and individualized teacher training for technology integration, i.e. Powerschool, First Class,class web sites, various software applications and integrated use throughout the content, digital media tools integration

• wrote and implemented District Technology Plan

• taped best practices videos for new teacher training

• facilitated TARGET grant project through Region I

• maintained district website using Joomla

• traveled to all district campuses for training and observation purposes

• coordinated with IT department for best technology use of resources and maintenance needs

• worked closely with teachers to assist with technology implementation needs for enhancing classroom instruction

• worked closely with administrators on staff campus needs

• utilized the LOTI ( Levels of Technology Integration) tool to evaluate technology training needs and teacher  proficiency

• train the trainer for ACTIVStudio  to support district adopted Promethean interactive white boards and SMART boards

• helped align and write curriculum for International Baccaluarate and MYP technology  at IDEA Public Schools

IDEA Public Schools

May 2003May 2005

Educational Technology Coordinator

• taught technology courses to grades K-8, working with teachers to align projects with core content

• worked closely with teachers to design and teach technology skills in a project based learning environment.

• assisted in development and implementation of the District Technology Plan

• worked closely with the IT department collaborating on technology purchasing and maintenance of hardware  and   software.

• assisted K-8 teachers in technology integration in the classroom

• maintained all lab equipment and peripherals

• utilized remote desktop tools to monitor and work with students

• developed and taught lessons that help increase achievement , critical thinking and motivation for learning.

• taught summer community class in Word processesing, Excel, iphoto, and keyboarding to adults

• taught summer Lego Robotics Academy for Gifted and Talented students

IDEA Public Schools

Aug 2000Jun 2003

4th-5th Grade Teacher/ Campus Tech Rep.

• attained 100% passing rate for homeroom class of 25 in science, math, reading, and writing on state testing

• mentored and assisted all staff in technology needs

• implemented project based learning using instructional technology methods and tools to help raise achievement and motivation.

• incorporated study skills methods to help increase achievement

• planned and presented lessons that fit all learning styles and included ESL strategies in teaching of a 98% Hispanic student population

• organized and sponsored a campus environmental club

• organized service learning activities that helped reduce graffitti in the community

• received the Milken Foundation Environmental Grant

• Charter staff member of IDEA Public Schools which opened in 2000

San Benito School District- Rangerville Elementary

Aug 1997May 2000

4th Grade Teacher/ Campus Tech Rep.

• improved testing scores to 98-100% proficient or commended performance in all subject areas on state tests every year

• utilized integrated technology skills in all curricular areas

• taught using NIE lessons(Newspapers in Education)

• attained highest reading award- Top Banana for grade level reading achievement

• students winners at District Technology competition for desktop publishing

• served on District Strategic Planning Committee  for Technology

• received the 21st Century Teacher of the Year Award

• only teacher in district selected to attend the TIE technology Train the Trainer Academy with admins

•  TCET for Project Integrate

Harlingen Independent School District - Lamar Elementary

Aug 1993Jun 1997

5th-6th Grade Teacher / Campus Tech Rep.

• raised state testing rates from 76% to 89% in math and reading for my class

• had highest performance on state writing test for 5th grade in the district

• utilized integrated technology in a one computer classroom

• collaborated with schools in Maine and Illinois on writing  projects

• integrated student epals program in the writing curriculum

• developed a successful novels based teaching curriculum

• organized and sponsored the Campus Environmental Club

• received the environmental Award from the City of Harlingen

• trained staff in technology integration and on district productivity and grade book applications

• assisted on the District 504 committee

• was campus Math Textbook selection representative

• received the matching grant award for the campus

• received the WALMART Environmental Grant

Education

University of Texas Brownsville

Aug 2001May 2005

Masters Degree

Educational Technology

University of Wisconsin River Falls

May 1990Dec 1992

Bachelor of Science

Elementary Education 

Certifications

EED

Aug 20072015

Alaska Teacher Certification

TEA

Dec 1992Present

Texas Teacher Certification

Lifetime Teaching Certificate

TEA

Aug 2002Aug 2007

English as a Second Language - ESL

Interests & Hobbies

•Technology Integration

• Family

• Photography

• Fishing

• Canoeing

• Reading

• Writing

• Drawing

• Alternative Energy

• Friends

• Traveling

References

Chris Romine Tech Consultant

AASB CDL and AK Broadband  Data Connections

Contact info: 907-440-7245


JoAnn Gonzalez Superintendent

Supervisor during teaching years at IDEA Public Schools.

Appointed to Hispanic Education Committee  by President Obama

Contact info: 956-377-8000  

Tammy Morris Technology Consultant & Trainer

UAS Course Instructor, Apple Trainer

Contact info: 907-617-5221

tammy@inspiredimpact.biz

Annie Martin Math Science Teacher

Fernley Middle School

Fernley, NV

Contact info:  775-622-5074

mamartin.unr@gmail.com

Cheryl Bobo Technology Director

Technology Director Craig Alaska

iTech for EED, Apple Trainer

Contact Info: 907-401-3082

cbobo@craigschools.com

S Parker SPED Teacher

Sped Teacher Tok School Alaska Gateway School District

Contact info: 907-574-0566


Jolene Kinsland Teacher

Teacher Alaska Gateway School District

Contact Info: 907-357-6632

Cecilia Miller Alaska Dept of  Education

Former  EETT Grant  Director

Former EED Tech Coordinator

Julie Gregory SPED Coordinator

Special Education Teacher  Anchorage School District

Contact Info: 907-574-0317

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