o Technology integration into the classroom environment through collaboration and Web 2.0 tools.
o Trusted by colleagues as a team player offering creative, efficient solutions to get jobs done on time.
o Life-long learner remaining up to date with current techniques, trends and advances in technology.
o Experienced in use of the Internet and educational software as both an educator and as a learner.
o Dedicated to communicating a sense of enthusiasm to learning as a motivator to the distance learner.
Online Course Development
Adobe CS 5 & Corel PSP X2
Microsoft Office & iWork
ADDIE design process
Renaissance Learning AR/AM
Google Apps for Education
Web 2.0 tools/Social Media
VoIP (Skype, Ventrilo, etc...)
Screenflow and Fraps
Project Based Learning
Cloud Storage (iCloud, Dropbox, etc...)
Training via Gaming/Simulations
iLife (Garageband, iMovie, iPhoto)
Remote software (ex. Teamviewer)
SMART Board interactive whiteboard
Web Design (HTML/CSS)
Teaching Work Experience
Instruct core subjects to all grade levels in various schools located in Medford & Eagle Point
Adhere to school standards and teachers' guidelines and expectations
Follow lesson plans left by teacher and use of manipulatives and technology integration to supplement lessons
Proactive classroom management to curb negative behavior before it begins
Communicate with teachers regarding student progress and disciplinary transgressions
Completed appropriate report forms for academic supervisors
Instructed core subjects to K-4th grade levels at Vilonia Primary and Vilonia Elementary Schools
Presented educational material of regular teacher according to lesson plans
Corrected homework and classroom assignments
Fostered a safe, positive and supportive learning environment
Maintained attendance and achievement records in accordance with school policies
Instructed 24 fourth grade students in all academic areas with Peggy Bagwell, my coordinating teacher
Designed and implemented a positive-reinforcement classroom management plan
Taught individualized math using the Touch Math program
Designed and taught an academic unit on Arkansas History
Developed/implemented lessons on speaking/listening skills using poetry, comparing numbers, and descriptive writing
Attended PTO meetings, grade level meetings, IEP meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and faculty meetings
Communicated with parents on a regular basis via letters and emails
Prepared classroom meetings and lesson plans using social emotional objectives
Taught a hands-on math lesson on money using prior knowledge of coin identification, modeling, and scaffolding
Created a Language Arts center to help students with sight words (fishing for sight words: say it, make it, & write it)
Designed and taught lessons using shared reading and storytelling correlating with state frameworks
Administered literacy assessments and a reading interest inventory to make recommendations for students
Communicated with parents through parent letters
Intensive online program (synchronous and asynchronous learning, including virtual worlds) with a strong emphasis on project-based learning, collaborative endeavors, educational theories, research techniques, and emerging technologies.
Action Research Project: Using gaming to teach social skills (leadership, teamwork, and communication) that are necessary for the 21st century workforce.
A 128 hour program for teacher candidates to help them "gain expertise in child development, academic content, and pedagogy with specialized emphasis on technology, collaboration, family/community, reflective decision-making, and diversity."
Radio/TV, Business, and Computer Courses