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  • Educator, STEAM Lab/Certificated, HP Fitzgerald Elementary, Clark County SD, Las Vegas NV, August 2016-Present
    • Duties (summary): Created and adjusted curriculum, taught all grades (K-5) in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math using zSpace Windows-based 3D workstations and a classroom set (18) iPads. Collaborated with zSpace to improve curriculum offerings.
    • Detailed:
      • Setup, organized and maintained 12 zSpace Windows-based 3D workstations, including installing, organizing and maintaining software applications. Organizing, troubleshooting and manage associated styluses for zSpace workstations, Active 3D glasses, passive 3D glasses, mice, and headphones.
      • Setup, create and maintain classroom LMS (Schoology) to best share, supervise and maintain evidence of student work.
      • Teach technology using CODE.ORG, blockly-games.appspot.com/, scratch.mit.edu and pbskids.org/scratchjr
      • Teach engineering/robotics using LEGO Mindstorms EV3, LEGO WeDo and associated applications Teach science using zSpace proprietary applications: zSpace Studio, zSpace Newton’s Park, zSpace Franklin’s Lab
      • Teach art using iPads and notes.app (drawing), Animation Desk™ Premium by Kdan Mobile Software and Plastic Animation Studio by Digital Video S.p.A. (animation),  and zSpace Studio (sculpting).
      • Organize and manage Fitzgerald’s First LEGO League Robotics after-school team (4th & 5th graders). (return to main resume page) (go to teaching portfolio)
  • Facilitator, Full Sail Labs, Full Sail University, Orlando FL, May 2015-August 2016
    • Helped create and implement week-long theme-based instruction & exploration in video-making, game programming, recording arts & robotics with 7 to 12 year olds, & Challenge-Based Learning with high school students, and After-School instruction.
    • Reasons for Leaving: Opportunity to create a unique ed-tech learning experience using cutting edge 3D technology at the elementary school level.(return to main resume page) (go to teaching portfolio)
  • Professor/Course Director – Instructional Design Technology & EMDT Masters Programs, Full Sail University, Orlando FL, 2008-2014
    • Duties (Summary): Created and taught online Masters’ courses on principles of graphic design & instructional design, media, online collaboration, leadership, blogging, and copyright to educators, corporate trainers, & content creators.
    • Detailed:
      • Course Creation, Design and Implementation of EDM613: Media Asset Creation
      • Facilitate Online Instruction and management for EDM613: Media Asset Creation
      • Facilitate Online Instruction and course management for EDM532: Emergent Technologies in a Collaborative Culture
      • Facilitate Online Instruction and course management for DGL: Digital Literacy (Undergrad Month 1 University Intro Course)
      • Facilitate Online Instruction and course management for MDL: Mastery (Graduate Month 1 University Intro Course)
      • Assist EMDTMS Program Director, Course Directors and Course Directors for other EMDTMS with Mac OS, blogging platforms, online media posting and other course responsibilities.
      • Reason for Leaving: Position ended/Laid-off. (return to main resume page) (go to teaching portfolio)
  • Educator, Technology & Media/Certificated, DeMille Middle School, Long Beach USD, Long Beach CA, 2005 – 2008
    • Duties (summary): Taught journalism, yearbook and technology to 6th-8th graders.
    • Detailed:
      • Set-up, managed, and maintained 38-station computer lab running Apple Macintosh OS9 and assisted with school site technology running OS9, Windows 98/XP
      • Implemented and continued to develop Introductory Computer & Print Media Computer curriculum, coordinated with a fellow computer lab teacher, to support student projects using AppleWorks, MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Typing Tutor (keyboarding) and Internet research.
      • Technology Coordinator: Assisted the department head and helped represent the school site at district level meetings with District’s Director of Educational Technology
      • Reasons for Leaving: Opportunity to teach at the University level. School shut down and converted to vocational high school 2010. (return to main resume page) (go to teaching portfolio)
  • Educator, Computer Lab/Certificated/Site Tech Coordinator, Twain Elementary, Long Beach USD, Long Beach CA, 2001 – 2005
    • Duties (summary): Taught all students (K-5th grade) technology units integrated with their classroom curriculum. Maintained school website/online PTA publication with monthly updates.
    • Detailed:
      • Set-up, managed, and maintained 42-station computer lab and school site technology (one to five networked computers per 40 classrooms), running Windows 98/XP and Novell network operating system
      • Developed computer lab curriculum, coordinated with classroom teachers, to support student projects using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel), MS Paint, KidPix, Hyperstudio, Type- to-Learn (keyboarding) and Internet research.
      • Conducted staff development on using Groupwise (district e-mail), word processing basics, MS PowerPoint and using the Internet for student research.
      • Created, maintained and edited school website with new school news every month for parents, access to resources for student projects and plans for easy access to tech training and support for teachers: TwainTalkOnline
      • Technology Coordinator: Represented school site at district level meetings with District’s Director of Educational Technology
      • Reason for Leaving: Position ended. Reassigned to different school. (return to main resume page) (go to teaching portfolio)
  • Educator, Teacher-in-Special-Assignment/Technology Teacher/Certificated/Site-Tech- Coordinator/Magnet Grant Co-coordinator, Furgeson Elementary, ABC USD, Hawaiian Gardens CA, 1998–2001
    • Duties (summary): Designed and implemented Federal Magnet Grant to teach video journalism to 5th and 6th grade students and integrated technology and curriculum with the rest of the school.
    • Detailed:
      • Researched, directed purchasing, installation, & maintenance of all educational technology: computer hardware, software, networking, and video studio technologies for Magnet program Coordinated with district staff, contractors, and Furgeson staff in the installation and maintenance of data/video network, electrical facilities upgrade, phones, and library circulation network
      • Trained & supported Furgeson staff and students in the usage of computer and video technologies:
      • Developed training strategies for video journalism teams (5th grade)
      • Developed procedures for studio production groups (6th grade)
      • Developed resource management system to handle flow of cameras, tapes, teams, editing resources, story assignments and tape archival
      • Developed coordination system to facilitate teacher usage of the studio and video coverage in the classroom
      • Conducted Staff Development in the areas of hardware, software, Internet and basic computer skills
      • Technology Coordinator: Represented school site at district level meetings with District’s Director of Educational Technology
      • Reason for Leaving: Position Ended, Switched positions and school districts. (return to main resume page) (go to teaching portfolio)
  • Educator/Grade 6/Certificated, Furgeson Elementary, ABC USD, Hawaiian Gardens CA, 1995–1998
    • Duties (summary): Created multimedia social studies/ancient history units & video- journalism/language arts to tech and teamwork to address the needs of low-performing second-language students.
    • Detail:
      • Language Arts: Developed Writers’ Workshop program using classroom computer time with Newspaper, Literary Magazine & Video Magazine publication models.
      • Social Studies: Developed curriculum using group literature exploration, individual booklets, video interaction, library & computer research projects.
      • Technology Accessibility: Developed classroom computer rotation which gave a class of thirty students one-hour a week individual computer time.
      • Technology Coordinator: Represented school site at district level meetings when the district was creating its technology plan
      • Reason for Leaving: Assignment change to Teacher-in-Special-Assignment. (return to main resume page) (go to teaching portfolio)
  • Educator/Grade 6/Certificated, Juarez Elementary, ABC USD, Cerritos CA, March 1995–June 1995
  • Communications Technician, Pacific Telephone/Pacific Bell/Pacific Telesis, Irvine CA, 1979–1995
    • Duties: Frame-Technician, El Toro – June – Sept 1979. Sept 1979 – October 1994, FMAC/DNAC-group. Tested installations and maintained voice, data, T-CXR, and fiber-optic systems in local switch centers (Anaheim-Irvine-South Orange County).
    • Reason for Leaving: Early retirement/separation. Career switch to public ed teacher. (return to main resume page)
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