Vitae

Experience

2002 - Present

Azusa Pacific University

Adjunct professor for masters level classes in Educational Technology and Learning program. 

Experience teaching the following classes:

• EDUC 512: Applications of Integrated Software
• EDUC 513: Hardware and Basic Networking (OL)
• EDUC 514: Instructional Video (OL)
• EDUC 515: Emerging Technologies (OL)
• EDUC 520: Web-based Technology & Media (OL)
• EDUC 523: Multimedia Learning Design (OL)
• EDUC 525: Website Design
• EDUC 527: Special Topics in Ed-Tech

2016 - Current

San Jacinto USD

Teaching chemistry & advanced chemistry through an online custom built LMS called "AREA154". Standard chemistry was refered as the "Apocalypse Division" and advanced chemistry was titled "Black Ops Division"

1997 - 2016

Murrieta Valley USD

During this time I taught a variety of science classes at the middle school and high school levels:

Murrieta Mesa High School
Subjects Taught:

AP Chem - All digital / paperless classroom
CP Chemistry - All digital / paperless classroom
Living By Chem - All digital / paperless classroom
CP Biology - All digital / paperless classroom

Science Teacher – 7th / 8th Grade
Subjects Taught:

Advanced Physical Science
Standard Physical Science Biology

Adjunct Duties: (1997 - Present)

• Committee member to select the MVUSD LMS
• Head trainer for “School Wires” LMS for Shivela Middle School.
• Advisor for creation of the MVUSD’s tech plan
• Site Technology Coordinator (8 years of service)
• District Technology advisor (10 years of service)
• INTEL master teacher 
• Created  "Science Groove Project" (Club)
• Mesa BEAST – school spirit club adviser
• Teach prof. growth classes in tech for MVUSD
• MesaScientific - Club for science and tech.

2008 - 2015

Temple EduNeering

iScienceDVD, LLC (2006 - 2010)

Owner and operator of iScienceDVD, LLC, a video production company designed to make high efficiency DVD based learning tools for elementary school aged science students. (isciencedvd.com) Titles include:

• Atom & Quark: Space Adventure
• Atom & Quark: The Table of Secrets
• Professor’s Pennypickle’s Imagination Workshop.

Contracted with the International Christian
Educational Foundation to create the next generation online learning experience that uses neurocognitive research design principles where the content is embedded into a game-like construct where achievements and experience points are provided for avid participants.

Designing revolutionary staff development system, called “Edu-Neering”. The goal is to put the institute of Edu-Neering online and available for giving instructors technology training that allows
them to engineer and learning environment they wish using design/ production technology and mobile delivery devices

Designing and implementing Edu-Neering instruction in collaboration with Ast. Sup. Chona Kileen on district-wide 1:1 iPad Roll-out for Coachella Unified School District Unified School District for their district-wide.

Consulting on a 1.1 million dollar NSF grant to create a revolutionary new mobile device that mixes online gaming and cutting edge curriculum design to teach high school chemistry in a contextualized medium.

Technology resource consult: Navato Unified School District - 2011

Designed revolutionary iPad based learning system with the USMC Western and Eastern Educational Training Centers to apply Neurocognitive and brain-based teaching strategies to empower the US Marines trainers to customize and revamp current training materials to maximize content absorption.

Collaborated with Atomic Learning to formulate Videos to describe to their target market the importance for training and creative flexibility for America’s teaching corps. The videos focus on innovations for mobile learning.

 

2005-2009

iScienceDVD, LLC

Owner and operator of iScienceDVD, LLC, a video production company designed to make high efficiency DVD based learning tools for elementary school aged science students. (isciencedvd.com) Titles include:

• Atom & Quark: Space Adventure
• Atom & Quark: The Table of Secrets
• Professor’s Pennypickle’s Imagination Workshop.

Education

2002

Azusa Pacific University

M.A. in Education, Educational Technology

1997

Cal. State San Marcos

RYAN Single Subject Credential

1994

Point Loma Nazarene University

B.A. in Biology and Chemistry

Technical Skill Sets

Percentages based upon those of professional media design industry standards

InDesign 89%
Green Screen FX 86%
Premiere (Video Editing) 81%
Photoshop 63%
Illustrator 59%
WordPress 55%
Illustrator 50%
Html & CSS 50%
3D Animation 49%

Research & Publication

Paperless classroom
Currently in the second year of a lab-based science classroom that is paper independent. All content and assessment is orchestrated online.

G.E.A.R.S.
An application of the C.A.R. research in to a practical, low-cost, model that accelerates student learning and achievement.

“Atom & Quark: Space Adventure”
Completed in 2007, this interactive DVD based learning tool was used to increase the learning efficiency for students to absorb standards based information and retain if for longer periods of time. (isciencedvd.com)

“Atom & Quark: The Table of Secrets”
Completed in 2008, The periodic table comes alive in this interactive DVD based adventure that teaches trends of the table and standards based information about the elements on the table while trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Mendelford. (isciencedvd.com)

Content Absorption Rates (C.A.R.)
Current research topics focus on how correctly designed media can enhance the rate students can absorb and retain content information. The “Atom & Quark” DVDs were a direct result of this research.

Special Projects

CAST AS: Science, Technology, Education Expert.

Buena Vista Entertainment, ABC Studios Collaborated with Tori Spelling, and Spelling Entertainment, LLC to create and present science content for a talk show pilot. 

Presentations

“Pirates of the Class I-Wanna-Be-In:
At Paper’s End.”
ISTE, San Diego, 2012. A presentation on creating a paperless work environment based off of tablet technology, especially focusing on iPad integration and the use of iBook technology.

Featured Speaker:
“G.E.A.R.S.”
– A Flexible, Creative, Low-cost Solution to Differentiated Instruction and Technology Implementation.” February 2011. ASTE Conference, Anchorage, Alaska.

Featured Speaker:
“Paperless Classroom for Under $100”

July, February 2011. METC Conference, St Louis, Missouri, ASTE Conference, Anchorage, Alaska.

“G.E.A.R.S. – A Flexible, Creative, Low-cost Solution to Differentiated Instruction and Technology Implementation.”
September, 2010. Presented to the Senior Administration at Murrieta Valley Unified School District.

“Paperless Classroom for Under $100”
July, 2010 Presented at the ISTE conference 2010,
Denver Colorado

“Motivating Middle School Science Students Using Multimedia Video Technology”
July 2008, ISTE Conference, San Antonio Texas

Keynote speaker :
“Boldly Going” 

2008 Faculty Kick-Off, Azusa Pacific University,
August 2008.

Keynote speaker:
“Content Absorption Rates and the Use of Media Rich Instruction”

Azusa Pacific University Technology Symposium. January 2007.

Crystal Apple Award -
Honorable Mention

(2009 & 2015) Honored for inspired and dedicated work to local youth at Murrieta Mesa High School.

Riverside County PTA Teacher of the Year
(2009) Selected by the Riverside County Parent Teacher’s Association, as Riverside County’s Teacher of the Year.

Subaru National Science Teacher of the Year
(2003) Given to the top middle school science teacher in the country for their efforts to creatively weave technology into science education.

PTA Golden Oak Award
(2007) The highest service award that can be given to a teacher at a school site for their service and contribution to the students at the school.

Best Buy TEACH Award
(2005) Presented to award innovative technology design in the classroom environment.

Murrieta Valley Unified District Teacher of the Year
(2000) Presented for outstanding job performance

Shivela Teacher of the Year
(2000) Presented for outstanding job performance

Unsung Heroes Award
(2000) National award for outstanding curriculum development

Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award
(1998) An award given to exemplary first year teachers. (State-wide award)