During my time as a teacher I was presented with numerous opportunities to articulate the success we achieved through blended learning and appropriate learning technologies. I quickly found that my energy and excitement for teaching extended beyond the classroom to reach adults in a similar manner. Moving forward in my professional career I have expanded the scope to which I can impact districts so that they may, in turn, achieve a similar level of success. My master's focus at Pepperdine University allowed me to develop an innovative approach to the application of Learning Technologies and the pedagogy that serves as the foundation for new learning models.
Curriculum and Implementation Manager for Achieve3000. Assisting over 100 schools, tens of thousands of students, and over a thousand teachers who access the differentiated literacy solution in classrooms across the country. Consulting focus: product training to large groups, smaller mock-classroom demonstrations with students, individual training, and asynchronous, off-site assistance.
Project Manager for the rewriting of two publications in the "Promising Practices" series. Originally published in 2008 the two papers within the series are Blended Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education, and Management and Operations of Online Programs: Ensure Quality and Accountability. Publication available through iNACOL
Designed and implemented a digital curriculum to assist schools incorporating blended learning models and learning technologies. Includes both iBook curriculum (for tablet devices) and a web-based Flexbook.
VOISE Academy (2008-2014)
Professional development sessions in areas of engaging technology, Google Docs, Learning Management Systems, Course Management Systems, and Curriculum Providers, as well as teacher training for those new to blended learning models and less familiar with learning technologies.
CPS Technology Fair (2010, 2011)
Organized and hosted a city-wide technology fair. Presented on the following topics: School logistics and Google Docs, Interactive Whiteboards, and Engaging Technology.
Chicago Public Schools (2011-2013)
Selected by the district to present during city-wide professional development sessions on Common Core State Standards and Project based learning.
Grand Rapids Public Schools (2010)
Served on a panelist of experts and met with members of the school board, administrators, teachers, and the community to assist in their expansion of blended learning within the district.
iNACOL Virtual School Symposium (2012)
Selected to present during the international symposium focused on virtual and blended learning. My session detailed how to achieve success in at-risk communities through the adoption of blended learning strategies and appropriate learning technologies.
National Symposium for Blended Learning (2012)
Member of the “Why Online Teaching Matters” panel to discuss the differences between the traditional and blended learning classroom and the benefits of new strategies and models.
Saint Edward High School (2011)
Assisted the school's science department by training their teachers on how to incorporate interactive white boards into their classes.