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Work experience

Mar 2010Present

Contractor

Remote-Learner.net

Foundations of Moodle Course Development Facilitator

  • Greet and encourage participants.
  • Make everyone feel heard.
  • Create and maintain a comfortable environment.
  • Support and encourage participants.
  • Foster communication between and among participants.
  • Model desired type of interactions.
  • Keep the workshop alive; prevent stagnancy.
  • Keep the discussions on track.
  • Guide participants through the curriculum.
Aug 2013Dec 2014

Online Instructor

Kansas Department of Education/Baker University
  • Facilitated online courses as an adjunct professor
  • Managed course materials
  • Evaluated student performance
  • Coordinate courseware and tech support

Designing Blended Learning 

Course Outcomes:  Define blended learning • Understand the benefits of a blended learning environment • Understand the basic features of blended learning • Become familiar with the blended learning continuum

Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms

Course Outcomes:  Understand the characteristics of 21st century classrooms • Review 21st century skills and how they are assessed • Learn how fo

Oct 2011May 2014

CYBER TEAMS Moodle Consultant

USD 207 - Fort Leavenworth

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CYBER TEAMS:

Technology = Select Tools

Engineering = Design Process

Arts = Creative Expression

Math = Critical Thinking

Science = Questioning

We believe that student collaboration at the earliest grade levels is essential for all students to benefit from CYBER-TEAMS.

We believe that teacher professional development should be designed to spark threshold moments in students’ lives.

We believe that student learning should be directly relevant to 21st Century living and career success.

Aug 2010May 2012

HS Math and District Technology Coach

Troy Public School
Jan 2005Jun 2010

eLearning Contractor

eLearning for Educators
  • Facilitate online graduate classes
  • Created online courses encompassing instructional technology
Aug 2002May 2010

7th Grade Teacher

Chillicothe R-II Schools

7th Grade Mathematics

4th Grade ElementaryeMINTS Veteran Teacher

  • Teaching classes and assessing students' progress and performance.
  • Planning and preparing lessons, grading papers and preparing report cards.
  • Providing constructive feedback and guidance to students experiencing educational or personal challenges.
  • Maintaining order and discipline in the classroom.
  • Communicating with parents, teachers and other professionals, both formally and informally.
  • Supervising the work of other employees, such as teaching assistants or parent volunteers.
  • Overseeing study halls and supervising extracurricular activities.
  • Analyzing, interpreting and planning using MAP data for departmental needs.
Aug 1999Jun 2002

Middle School Teacher

Southwest R-I Schools

7th and 8th grade - all subjects

Education

Jan 2003Jun 2005

MSE

Aug 1988Dec 1992

BSE

References

Robert Muller

Assistant Principal Platte County Middle School

Former Curriculum Director, USD 409-Atchison

[email protected] 

Melinda Stanley

Director/ Department of Innovation & Technology, USD 497-Lawrence

Former Technology Director, KSDE

[email protected] 

Professional

Special Honors

Awards and Honors

  • Discovery Educator Network, Star Educator
  • Discovery Educator Network MO Leadership Council, State Chair
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Journal Article Reviewer  (with emphasis in math and technology integration)
  • NW Region Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) Board of Directors, Region Vice President
  • KS Governor's Council for Teen Leadership, Presenter and Facilitator
  • Presenter, Facilitator and Trainer for a variety of technology topics at a variety of conferences and professional development workshops including STOM, MSTA and METC
  • Successful grant writer providing a variety of technology projects and opportunities for students
  • 2008 Educator in Excellence Award, MO State Delta Kappa Gamma
  • 2007 MO State Teacher of the Year for Technology Integration in the Classroom (Cable In the Classroom)
  • 2007 NW Region MSTA Teacher of the Year Nominee

Objective

To obtain a challenging position that allows me to utilize my leadership skills and experience to enhance classroom instruction and learning, conduct high quality professional development and make a positive impact on education. 

Professional Memberships

Professional Opportunities

Professional Opportunities include:

  • Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council
  • Discovery Educators Network National Events Comittee
  • PRISM - Promoting Reasoning and Inquiry in Science and Mathematics
  • PBL - Problem-Based Learning 
  • eMINTS -  enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies
  • ETLO - EdTech Leader's Online
  • The Daily Five Reading Strategies
  • Six-Trait Writing (Greenbush)
  • Cooperative Learning 
  • Discovery Channel's Educator Technology Institute
  • PLN - Personal Learning Networks
  • Shodor Learning Technologies Participant
  • Cognitive Coaching Training
  • PALSS - Process for Advancing Learning Strategies for Success
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • HOTS - Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Blended Learning Environments
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • BIST-Behavior Intervention Support Team
  • Departmental Chair
  • Grade Level Team Leader
  • Tech Rich Classrooms Technology Integration Facilitator

Skills

  • A talent for involving and motivating students and staff of all ability levels.
  • The ability to relate effectively to students and staff of diverse backgrounds and to tailor teaching methods to suit their individual needs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to convey subject material in an accessible and compelling manner.
  • Highly developed computer skills, with in-depth experience of utilizing technology in the classroom to maximize the learning experience, including using CMS systems in elementary, middle, high school and graduate school settings.
  • The ability to create and deliver high quality professional development. 
  • Familiar with many software programs used within various education settings.
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to manage challenging behavior calmly and effectively.
  • The ability to establish positive relationships with fellow professionals and community members.
  • A passion for technology and learning.