Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Year Up - Atlanta, GA                                                2015 - present
Information Technology (IT) Instructor

Technology Training and Instruction

Georgia Sate University - Atlanta, GA                         2013 -2015
Independent Consultant to the Professional Excellence Program

Provide Professional Development Workshop

Provide ongoing software training

Advise and consult on technology acquisition and implementation

Clayton State University, Morrow, GA                        2010-2015
Center for Instructional Development/Faculty

Established the Academy For Online Course Development. Lead developer, administrator, and evaluator for the Academy.

Faculty Developer for Online Teaching and Program Development.

Faculty: College of Information and Mathematical Sciences; Department of Education; Department of Music.

Consultant/Software Trainer – Learning.com, Portland, OR     2009-2013

Provided on-site training in the use of learning.com educational products.

Adjunct Faculty, American Intercontinental University, Atlanta, GA   2010-2011

Online Instructor, Technology/General Education

Instructor, Darton College, Albany, GA      2009-2010

developed a new course entitled Web-based Tools and Applications for Educators.
taught Web-based Tools and Applications for Educators. (Fall 2009)

Assistant Professor, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY    2005-2009

Along with my regular teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities, I successfully:

designed and implemented an ePortfolio Assessment Tool (software) and a school-wide ePortfolio program;

served as a co-leader for the team charged with designing and implementing a new online M.Ed. program;

helped establish a Computer Learning Center at Redwood Rehabilitation Center;

chaired the COE Technology Committee;

provided instructional design services to faculty developing online courses;

provided instructional technology consultation services to local school districts;

administered a Moodle-based online learning management system and provided technical support for Blackboard®;

authored new online courses in Web 2.0 Technologies;

authored an interactive online quiz program for the Kentucky Real Estate Commission;

taught undergraduate and graduate technology courses (online, blended, face-to-face);

served on editorial boards for the Journal of Special Education Technology and AERA;
and,

published/presented two peer-reviewed articles and six conference (international/national/local) presentations.

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS    1999-2005

Along with my regular teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities, I successfully:

received funding for more than $1.3M in educational grants;

developed the TEC-e program providing technology training and support to faculty;

provided technology professional development to the North East Kansas Educational Resource Center (NEKESC) for 4 years;

started a technology leadership strand for doctoral students in educational technology;

served as a technology consultant to public schools, ThinkWave Educator®, and Edge Enterprises;

chaired the SOE Technology Committee;

chaired an accreditation committee (North Central Association Commission on Schools)

authored new doctoral level courses in educational technology leadership;

taught undergraduate and graduate technology courses (online, blended, face-to-face);

invited to participate in the ISTE National Forum on Educational Technology Standards for Teachers;

served on editorial boards for the Journal of Special Education Technology and AERA;

and, published/presented 10 peer-reviewed articles and 15 conference (international/national/local) presentations.

Instructor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV    1995-1999

Along with my regular teaching responsibilities, I successfully:

authored undergraduate and graduate courses in technology;

designed the prototype model for a Learning Management System (LMS) – TheDigitalClassroom.com;

designed a software program to capture user (time-dependent) data for the Educational Psychology dept.;

taught undergraduate and graduate technology courses;

and, published/presented two peer-reviewed articles and two (national) conference presentations.

Site Technology Coordinator    1996-1999

Along with the administrative and teaching responsibilities, I successfully:

provided technology (network, computer and software) support;

administered the school technology budget, inventory, and policy development.

taught computer technology to middle-grade students, developed a new course (music technology) and provided user support/training for technology to teachers and staff.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Coordinate all technology operations.

Plan staff development/training as needed.

Preview and evaluate hardware and software.

Establish Technology Policy (AUP, Technology Plan)

Publish a technology newsletter on a regular basis.

Attend seminars, workshops, and conferences to keep up on current research.

Assure adherence to the technology standards and district technology policies.

Update the Acceptable Use Policy as needed and assure adherence to the policy.

Apply for technology grants.

Served on the Clark County School District Technology Committee.

Develop centralized purchasing and inventory of technology supplies and equipment.

Advise in the development and coordination of the sections of the budget that pertain to technology.

Present reports to the School Administration.

Prepare bid specifications for the purchase of technology infrastructure, hardware and software.

Coordinate the integration of technology into the curriculum.

Supervise the development and maintenance of the school website.

Supervise the development and maintenance of the school computer network, servers and institutional data backup.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Provide technology support to all staff, faculty and students.

Work with individual teachers on piloting software.

Conduct school-wide surveys to determine concerns and needs for in-service.

Coordinate and conduct professional development sessions.

Encourage teachers to integrate technology into the instruction in their classrooms.

Public School Teacher    1981-1996

appointed principal conductor of the Las Vegas Youth Symphony. As a strings (orchestra) teacher, I travelled between two and three schools each year. I taught High School, Middle School and Elementary programs.

served as the Concert Band Director, Jazz Band Director, Marching Band Director and Mentor teacher.

EDUCATION

University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (1999)

Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Technology; Instructional Design.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1981)

M.M. Orchestral Conducting; graduation with honors.

Chapman University, Orange, CA (1979)

B.M. Music Education

BOARDS/ORGANIZATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

Wilshire Estates HOA – Board Member (elected) (2011 – present)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Heart Center Family Advisory Committee (2007 – 2010)
Plantation Pointe Master HOA – Board Member (elected) (2007 – 2009)
Erpenbeck Elementary School Technology Committee (2006 – 2010)
Junior Achievement Program Instructor (2007 – 2010)
Relay for Life Volunteer (2005 – 2010)
Erpenbeck Elementary School PTA – (2005 – 2010)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KYSTE)

AWARDS

Graduating Senior Faculty Recognition Letters (NKU)
Graduate and Professional Association (GPA) Outstanding Graduate Advisor (KU)
“Sandra Babich Award” for exemplifying the highest levels of Middle Level Education (LVUSD)
“Excellence in Education Award” in recognition of extraordinary and lasting contributions to education in the Clark County School District. (LVUSD)
“Certificate of Appreciation” presented by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Education for contributing to the preparation and development of educators. (UNLV)

SKILLS

Extensive knowledge of instructional design theories, pedagogical methodology, accessibility guidelines, copyright and professional practices.

Expert level experience with CMS/LMS systems, authoring tools (SCORM, Adobe web/course design, Video/Audio design, Web 2.0, etc.) and operating systems (Mac/PC).

Excellent communication, organizational, time management, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

Able to work in a changing environment, to serve as a team member, and to capture and organize information and conduct training needs analysis.

Able to envision, design and deliver professional development.

Extensive knowledge of technology integration and technology innovation with application in educational settings.

Extensive knowledge of web design and user-interface theory. Founder/Owner of SiteTEC Website Design Services.

Apple Teacher Certified

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/drstevensmith
Web Page: http://thedigitalclassroom.com
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