Summary of Qualifications

  • 20 years teaching technology
  • Experience in teaching K-12 Technology
  • Developing and teaching professional development courses
  • Project manager for global collaboration projects
  • Integrating the use of technology within curriculum
  • Managing and teaching corporate training courses
  • Current professional license from the Colorado Department of Education

Teaching Experience

Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, 2015 to Present
  • Technology and Library Educator
  • Assist Students and Teachers in Technology Integration
  • Develop Professional Development curriculum and classes
  • Review and purchase appropriate, student-centered materials within an allocated budget, ensuring students' interests
  • Promote the ethical use of the Internet and printed materials
  • Develop avenues for students to use creativity and communication skills
  • Participate in the Academic Programs Team, Tech Task Force, Land Use Committee, and Interim Committee.
  • Introduce a Green Screen and 3 D Printer in the Library facility

Woodmen Roberts Elementary School, Colorado Springs, 2012 to 2015
  • International Baccalaurete Coordinator and Teacher Librarian
  • Assist in Technology Integration
  • Initiated Global Projects to each grade level 2nd - 5th
  • Developed Professional Development curriculum and classes
  • Reviewed and purchased appropriate, student-centered materials within an allocated budget, ensuring students' interests
  • Promote the ethical use of the Internet and printed materials
  • Develop avenues for students to use creativity and communication skills

Flat Connections Projects ( 2010 to Present
  • Project Manager for global collaboration projects with 30 schools and 500 students
  • Lead Teacher and Judge for other global collaboration projects

Shanghai Community International School, China 2011 - 2012
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Design and implement opportunities to enhance the use of technology in the curriculum
  • Initiate systems that both ease and increase the use of web, image, collaboration and video in the classroom
  • Propose and facilitate professional development
  • Support forty staff and 200 students with technical needs
  • Develop and maintain school and teacher websites
  • Arrange and manage special events and assemblies

Manitou Springs School District, Colorado 2006 – 2011
  • Technology Teacher at High School
    • o Technology in the World (9th grade class)
    • o Digital Media/Digital Design
    • o Intro to Programming
    • Maintained databases for assessment tracking
    • Developed and maintained classroom and school websites
    • Supported staff and students with technical needs
    • Developed and facilitated professional development
    • Implemented effective use of technology in the classroom
    • Designed curriculum to enhance the use of technology in the classroom
    • School Committees and Programs: Professional Development Committee, Scheduling Committee, Response-To-Intervention Team, Hiring Committees, Educational Technology and Informational Literacy Committee, Technology Integration Planning Committee

Contract Training Work 2000-2006
  • Corporate Computer Training
  • Designed Entry Level and Advance Computer Curriculum
  • Acquired knowledge in new software programs for corporate training

New Horizons Computer Learning Center 1997-2000
  • Training Manager, Office Manager, Corporate Computer Trainer
  • Developed and Instructed In-House Training
  • Taught Corporate Classes
  • Microsoft Professional Certification
  • A++ Certification

Education & Professional Development

  • Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instructions from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2015
  • Graphite Certified Educator, 2014
  • Global Education Conference – virtual conference; presenter and moderator, 2010-20114
  • Douglas County Digital Age Teaching and learning - keynote and presenter, 2014
  • Colorado Association of School Librarians, 2013
  • Colorado Technology In Education - presenter, 2013
  • School Leadership Summit - presenter, 2013
  • Social Learning Summit - presenter, 2013
  • Awarded the ISTE SIGOL Online Learning Award, 2011
  • Flat Connections Certified Teacher Program, 2011
  • Pikes Peak BOCES Teachers in Residence Program,Colorado, 2009-2011
  • International Society for Technology Educators Conference in Denver, Colorado, 2010
  • Colorado Teaching In Education Conference in Copper, Colorado, 2009
  • Microsoft Certified Professional, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1998
  • Saint Mary’s College, Indiana, B.A., Philosophy, Minor in Math, 1987-1991

Technology Skills

  • Office Productivity Programs: Google Docs, Word, Pages, Google Spreadsheets, Excel, Numbers, Google Presentations, PowerPoint, Prezi, Animoto, Keynote, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher

  • Other Programs: Google Sketchup, Scratch, Alice, Comic Life, Moodle, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Train-The-Trainer

  • Web 2.0 Tools: Wikispaces, Wordpress, Blogspot, Popplet, VoiceThread, Go Animate, Glogster, ePals, TimeBridge, Trello

  • Educational Software: BlackBoard Collaborate, Study Island, College in Colorado, Alpine Access (limited), First Class, Type to Learn, Jump Start, SuccessMaker, Reading Counts, PowerSchool, Atlas Rubicon, Moodle, and other educational software programs

Personal Information

Marital Status: Married to Matthew F. Barton with two children, 15 and 19
Interests: Yoga, Reading, Swimming, Hiking, Quilting, and Technology