Rafranz Davis

Rafranz Davis

Speaker, Author, Technology Advocate

Professional Contributions

Skills
Speaker: METC 2016

Keynote: Closing the Three Gaps: Opportunity, Access and Passion

Speaker: MESPA 2016

Keynote: Inspiring Change through Creativity and Opportunity

Speaker: Digital Learning Day Live!

Host of the 2016 Digital Learning Day Live event, sharing stories centered on digital equity from across the nation.

Author: The Missing Voices in Edtech: Bringing Diversity into Edtech

This book offers a reflective journey into diverse perspectives on technology as it is understood in our schools.

Speaker: White House ConnectED to the Future #FutureReady Kickoff

Ignite Speaker: Supporting Future Ready Professional Learning

Speaker: Extra Yard Summit for Teachers

An event to celebrate teachers sponsored by the College Football Playoff Association.

Title: Remember Why We Do This Work

Speaker: US Office of Edtech Games for Learning Summit

Keynote: Immersive Learning through Gaming

Speaker: The Collaborative TIE2015

Keynote: Inspiring Change Through Passion, Wonder and Voice

Panelist: SXSWEDU 2015

Panelist: Digital Diversity, Minority Women in Edtech

Work experience

Work experience

Lufkin ISD

Jun 2015 - Present

Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning

  • Create and implement professional development for teachers across multiple disciplines with specific interest on the integration of technology
  • Create in district professional learning system that affords teachers the ability to learn in blended and personalized learning environments
  • Evaluate effectiveness of various forms of instructional technology according 
  • Make instructional technology decisions and changes as academically necessary
  • Design and implement district wide technology and professional development systems 
  • Maintain and manage district professional learning budget
  • Present trainings at the district, state and national level
  • Serve the community of Lufkin ISD as a member of the Superintendent executive board
Jul 2013 - Apr 2015

Instructional Technology Specialist

  • Support instruction through modeling and professional development for teachers on building diverse learning environments for grades PK-12.
  •  Maintain technology integration blog and contribute to social sharing resources for teachers
  • Collaborate on interdepartmental initiatives aimed at closing the communication gap between curriculum and technology
  • Build relationships with the greater technology community to help bridge collaborative conversations between edtech and instructional staff

Grand Prairie ISD

Aug 2012 - Jul 2013

Math Strategist- GPHS

  • Empowered growth amongst campus math instructors through relationships and modeling
  • Facilitated professional learning communities and data reflection meetings
  • Assisted classroom teachers in developing and implementing rigorous TEKS based curriculum
  • Evaluated lessons for content and pedagogical effectiveness
  • Developed content specific embedded staff development to support teachers in utilizing research based strategies
  • Developed technology training implementation and support plan for math teachers and TAP master team

Ennis Independent School District

Jan 2004 - Aug 2012

Math Teacher

  • Middle School Math (2005-2007) Geometry (2007 - 2012) Algebra 1 (2010 - 2012) Math Models (2009 - 2012) Algebra II (2008 - 2009)
  • Collaborated with district leadership to implement instructional strategies and assessment strategies to increase student achievement
  • Created and provided mathematics differentiated interventions and curriculum with exceptional student results
  • Developed campus wide instructional units utilizing research based strategies
  • Developed and presented staff development courses for specific technology integrated curriculum
  • Served students as a member of the campus improvement team
  • Collaborated with leadership to evaluate college readiness standards within course offerings,  curriculum and assessment strategies
  • Initiated and sponsored Ennis High School's UT Upward Bound Math and technology integration

Education

Education

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jan 2004 - Jan 2008

Masters of Science in Education

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jan 2003 - Jan 2007

Bachelor of Science Math 4-8