Background

EDUCATION

Background

M Ed, Ed Leadership and Instructional Technology
Kennesaw State University
2008

BS, Social Studies Education
Kennesaw State University
2002

WORK

Background

Instructional Technology Specialist
iTeach Center
Kennesaw State University
2011-present

VP, Information Technology
MDT
2010-2011

Teacher/Head Coach
Marietta High School
2005-2010

Teacher/Head Coach
East Paulding High School
2004-2005

Instructional Technology Specialist

Instructional Technology Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Consult with state and local decision makers on technical and pedagogical best practices
    • Asses network needs/abilities, provide cost/benefit analysis on a wide range of technology devices available to schools,  develop and deliver industry leading professional development in technical and pedagogical areas of need.

  • Project Manager, Amplify
    • Provided technical and pedagogical support for the largest 1:1 deployment in US history; Performed network and infrastructure performance and reliability consulting; Identified and recommended infrastructure improvements to ensure product performance and reliability; Provisioned end user devices; Provided professional development to teachers and C-level administration; Represented Amplify during five deployments in four states.
  • Teach appropriate use of instructional technologies to model and reinforce best practices.

  • Provide a framework for schools and districts to optimize their investment in technology.

  • Help schools and school districts align their vision of teaching and learning with state and national standards.

  • Build and maintain relationships at the local and state level to drive sales opportunities and maintain brand recognition/reputation

  • Website Management and Redesign
    • Redesigned the KSU iTeach Center website to increase traffic and user friendliness.

 

Designed, Developed, and Delivered Professional Development

-District and School Wide Initiatives
     BYOT, STEM, 1:1, The Flipped Classroom, iPad U, Amplify

-Devices:
      iPad, MacBook Air, iPod Touch, Android Tablets, IWB

-Faculty and Staff:
      District Level Administrators
      School Level Administrators
      District and School Level IT Staff
      Teachers, Students, and Parents

     

In The Classroom

I was tracking data before the NSA.  How did my students do on the EOCT?  Click to see.

Jonesboro High School

Jonesboro High School

Teacher-World Geography
Head Coach-Men’s Soccer
2003-2004

East Paulding High School

East Paulding High School

Teacher-Economics
Head Coach-Cross Country
2004-2005

Marietta High School

Marietta High School

Teacher-Economics
Head Coach-Men’s Soccer
2005-2010

  • Designed, Developed, and Piloted a “Paperless Classroom”, 2007-2010
  • 9th Grade Administrative Intern, 2007
  • School Council, 2007-2008
  • Interim District Webmaster, Marietta-City Schools, Summer 2007
  • 10th Grade Administrative Intern, 2006-2007

Projects

Amplify

Projects

As an independent contractor, I consulted with Amplify Education and provided both pedagogical and technical support at the launch of 1:1 initiatives in more than seven schools in four states, including the largest 1:1 launch in US history.

Course Catalog

I created a course catalog highlighting some of the unique learning opportunities taught by the iTeach Center. I became familiar with several professional programs in the process, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.

Internet Safety

Projects

I have created, marketed, and taught classes on Internet Safety due to increases in market demand. These classes have successfully targeted and expanded the iTeach Center's reach to PTSA's, church groups, and homeowner's associations.

Website Redesign

I have completely redesigned the iTeach Center website to reflect a more up to date and modern appearance. I also manage all aspects of the site, from the server side maintenance to the daily blog updates.

KSU MOOC

I was asked to participate as a Subject Matter Expert for Kennesaw State University's brand new K-12 Blended and Online Learning MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

Presentations

2012 GAETC

2012 GAETC

Session Presenter
The Flipped Classroom

2013 SCETC

2013 SCETC

Spotlight Speaker
Mobile Deployments

2014 Tech Forum Atlanta

2014 Tech Forum Atlanta

Panel Expert
The Flipped Classroom

Certifications

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

P-12 Educational Leadership
License 629211
July 2012 – June 2017

6-12 Political Science
License 629211
July 2012 – June 2017

6-12 Behavioral Science
License 629211
July 2012 – June 2017

6-12 Economics
License 629211
July 2012 – June 2017

6-12 Geography
License 629211
July 2012 – June 2017

6-12 History
License 629211
July 2012-June 2017

The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate

Middle Years Programme
2009

The College Board

The College Board

AP Macro Economics
2005

AP Micro Economics
2005

Google

Google

Helpouts
2013

Advanced Power Searching with Google
2012

Power Searching with Google
2012

Summary

Ninja

Summary

Software Ninja

Expert

Summary

Professional Development Expert

Guru

Summary

Presentation Guru

Relationships

Summary

Relationship Builder

References

Dr Brent Williams
Director
iTeach Center
Kennesaw State University

 

Laura Smith
Vice President
Professional Services
Amplify Education, Inc

Hoke Wilcox
Director
Instructional Technology
Fulton County Schools

Dr Paula McVicker
Assistant Principal
Marietta High School
Marietta City Schools

*contact information available upon request

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