EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND AWARDS
Currently Doctoral Student at Liberty University, VA.
PhD in Education: Instructional Design and Technology
Masters of Science - Education Media Design and Technology. Full Sail University, Orlando, FL
Literature Review: Richard Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
Action Research: Designing Online Collaboration to Enhance Critical Thinking
Masters of Art in Theatre. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Thesis Paper: Tom Stoppard - The Grandchild of God. 'Travesties' and the Debate, "What is Art?"
Graduate Level Theatre and Film Studies course work.
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
Bachelor of Education - Great Distinction
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)
Consultant: Instructional Technology
Dhahran British Grammar School - Saudi Arabia
Digital Learning Coach
18 Years Classroom Teacher in the following schools:
Dhahran Ahliyya Girls School - Saudi Arabia
Prairie Christian Academy - Three Hills, AB, Canada
Pacific Academy, Surrey, BC, Canada
Batu Hijau International School - Lombok, Indonesia
Australian International School - Jakarta, Indonesia
Teaching the following courses:
English (AP Language and Composition, Grades 7 - 12)
Film Studies & Production
KEYNOTES AND PRESENTATIONS
2016 - Present
Teachers of Young Children (TOYC) - Saudi Arabia
How to be a Technology Guru
GAFE Summit - Saudi Arabia
ISTE Digital Storytelling Network Webinar
Digital Storytelling Quests with co-presenter, Tara Waudby
EDUtech Middle East - Dubai
Student Led Tech-Hub
BREAK OUT SESSIONS
2017 - Present
The following are breakout sessions for administrators and school leaders: (NOTE: these sessions can comprise a 3-5 day leadership institute. Contact me if your school or district is interested in learning more)
TECHNOLOGY & THE BIBLE:
Explore what the Biblical narrative says about responsible use of technology, and develop a personal Christian philosophy of technology in education.
Unpack the leading research-based instructional technology pedagogy and heutagogy best practices in the classroom. Analyze technology integration examples to differentiate what effective instructional technology in the classroom looks like.
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE VISION:
Formulate strategies to engage stakeholders - students, parents, teachers, and staff - in developing a strategic vision to leverage technology for transformational learning. Using this vision, collaborate and develop implementation strategies for sustainability and accountability with stakeholders.
EMPOWERING DIGITAL LEADERSHIP:
Analyze, evaluate, and consider practical approaches to creating a culture of innovation, collaboration, and professional agency to enrich teaching and transform learning with technology.
CONNECTED LEADER & LEARNER:
What does it mean to be a connected leader and why is it important for school leadership, teachers, and students? This will be a hands-on session that models and engages best practices in being a connected leader.
Spend some time working through technology challenges or digital tasks designed to increase connectedness and communication.
SYSTEM & LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS:
Investigate resources required to support instructional technology initiatives. Explore various legal and ethical uses of technology: compliance, student privacy, and provincial and federal regulations regarding privacy.
LEVERAGING YOUR SCHOOL BRAND:
Dream how to take your school narrative to another level to increase stakeholder engagement, secure unexpected donations, apply for grants, build brand loyalty among current students, staff, parents, alumni, and community members, and work to further the Kingdom of God.
2014 - Present
Professional Learning Networks
Learning Management System
iPads in the Classroom
Coding in the Classroom
Google Apps for Education
Seesaw for Educators and Administration
Online Portfolios (K - 12)
Digital Copyright Compliance
Green Screen in the Classroom
Content Creation in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom and Beyond
Designing Lesson/Unit Plans with Effective Tech Integration (HyperDocs, SAMR, TPACK, TRUDACOT)
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
2015 - Present
Apple Distinguished Educator
Social Media Marketing Certification
Google Educator Level I & 2