Sheila Fredericks

Instructional Technology Specialist




PHILOSOPHY

To advance technology in education so that students and teachers become 21st century learners. I believe that it is essential for today’s teachers to know how to integrate technology into their curriculum, and create their own PLN (Personal Learning Network). Instructional technology is not just about tools, but using the t-pack model: technology, pedagogy, and curriculum. Students today do not know a world without technology, thus teaching them without technology is counter-intuitive. Technology needs to be accessible to students so that students are able to learn anywhere and anytime. Thus, it’s imperative for teachers to use technology and keep up with technology. I believe students need to be immersed in technology and become citizens of the world. My years of experience teaching students and teachers, as well as, the ongoing courses, conferences, and seminars I attend, give me the perceptiveness and knowledge to work with teachers and students integrating technology into the classroom.



OVERVIEW

Coordinator of Technology, technology teacher, technology integrator, and Adjunct Professor at DCCC with over 15 years’ experience with technology in education and professional development. Proficient in online learning, video production, audio production, elementary programming such as Blockly & Scratch, green screening, Photoshop, Web 2.0 and 21st century tools. Experimenting with robotics, programming for students, makey-makey, and other technologies. Developed new curricula; planned, graded, and assessed student work; communicated and collaborated regularly with administration, teachers, and parents; stay current on current and emerging technologies via PLN, research, webinars, and conferences; developed methods to integrate technology.



EXPERIENCE

Technology Adjunct Professor
Instruct college students and adult students computer basics and applications including Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Windows, the Internet, Google Docs, Internet searching, YouTube, and other applications so that students become proficient using technology for their other classes and to find new careers. Created a supportive environment and alleviated technology fears so students became comfortable with technology.

Technology Teacher & Technology Coordinator
Taught technology skills to students from pre-k to senior citizens; developed and revised curriculum based on ISTE and 21st century skills; advanced video editing, green screen, Scratch, photo editing, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs, Wonder Dash (robot) programming, digital citizenship, online collaboration, drawing programs, audio editing and video editing; 21st century tools and online web based tools. Taught iPads in a 1:1 iPad setting. Trained teachers on hardware and software. Integrated technology in teachers’ lessons and curricula. Designed, planned and facilitated professional development training to faculty and staff; created and maintained budget; and worked closely with divisions and outside technical resource personnel; stayed current on emerging technologies and teaching methods by attending conferences and webinars, and established Personal Learning Network. Regularly collaborated with teachers on projects and research including STEM. Taught Microsoft Office, Created relevant, engaging activities that resulted in teachers and students being confident and proficient in the use of technology. Coordinate and implement in-service technology training.



PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE

2016 EdCamp Philly: Green Screening
2016 PETE&C Conference: Digital Citizenship Can Be Fun!
2015 LEAP21 (Learn, Educate, & Participate) Unconference: Green Screening
2015 DENapalooza NJ: Fun Projects with Discovery Education Videos
2015 EdCamp Philly: Green Screening
2015 EdCamp NEPA: Green Screening
2015 PETE&C Conference: Teaching Digital Citizenship Can Be Fun!
2014 Bucks Lehigh EduSummit: Digital Citizenship
2013 Discovery Education Spring Virtcon: Digital Citizenship
2012 PLP Presentation




CERTIFICATION

PA Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
CPR Certification



EDUCATION

Instructional Technology Specialist PA Certification (Chestnut Hill College)
CAS Instructional Design/e-Learning Certificate (Chestnut Hill College)
MS Computer Based Learning – Instructional Technology (Nova University)
BBA Marketing, Minor Communications (Iona College)



DIGITAL PROFILE

Twitter: @fredericks_tis
Linkedin:http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sheila-fredericks/26/5b9/578
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/SheilaFredericks
Website: http://techedcentral.com/
Wiki: http://sheilafred.wikispaces.com/
Website https://sites.google.com/site/21cdigitalstorytelling/



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

PAECT (Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications & Technology) (ISTE Affiliate)
CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association)