Curriculum Vitae-Sheila Fredericks

Overview

Adjunct Professor at DCCC; coordinator of academic technology, technology integrator, and technology teacher with over 10 years experience with technology in education and professional development. Proficient in online learning, video production, audio production, Photoshop,  Web 2.0 and 21st century tools.  Developed new curricula; planned, graded, and assessed student work; communicated and collaborated regularly with administration, teachers, and parents; stayed current on current and emerging technologies via PLN, research, webinars, and conferences; developed methods to integrate technology.


Objective & Philosophy

To advance technology in education so that students and teachers become 21st century learners. 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. 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.


Education

Powerful Learning Practice http://plpnetwork.com/
One year intensive technology/education PLN course 2010-11
Summer course on teaching online

Chestnut Hill College
Instructional Technology Specialist Certification, 2002

Nova University (now Nova Southeastern University)
MS Computer Based Learning – Instructional Technology, 1988

Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
BBA Marketing, Minor Communications, 1977


Education Experience

Delaware County Community College, Media, PA, Fall 2013-current
Adjunct Professor-Introduction to Computers (New Choices Program)

Instruct adult students computer basics including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Docs, Internet searching, YouTube, and Animoto so that students  become proficient using technology to find new careers.  Created a supportive environment and alleviated technology fears so students became comfortable with technology.

Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA, 19335 Current
Special Education Substitute (aide)

Work with teachers and students in classes with daily lesson in which the students have severe emotional, physical and/or mental disabilities.

The Independence School, Newark, DE 19711, 2004-2012
Technology Teacher/Computer Coordinator

Taught technology skills to grades 1-8. Developed and revised curriculum based on ISTE and 21st century skills. Designed, planned and facilitated professional development training to faculty and staff.  Created and maintained a 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, digital citizenship, online collaboration, drawing programs, editing audio and video;  21st century tools and online web based tools. 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. 

West Chester Area School District, West Chester, PA 19380, (Starkweather Elementary School) 1995-2002
Technology Associate     
                                                                                
Regularly helped teachers to integrate technology in the classroom. Worked with teachers to teach students new skills in the computer lab. Trained teachers on computer hardware and software. Maintained computers and printers. Analyzed computer problems and performed repairs to computers and printers in computer lab and in classrooms.

Marple Newtown School District, Newtown Square, PA 19073, (Adult Night School) 1998-2002
Adult Night School Teacher:  Introduction to Computers and the Internet & Keyboarding
Taught adults how to use computers. Taught students how to use the Internet and Microsoft Office programs. Helped alleviate technology fears so students became comfortable with technology.


RELATED EXPERIENCE

Brandywine Digital, West Chester, PA 19382, 1999-2004
Digital Imaging Specialist - Computer Consultant

Used Photoshop and other programs to digitally edit photographs and create regular and specialized prints. Substitute photographer and photographer’s assistant. Worked with owner to troubleshoot and fix computer problems and set up networks; trained clients on hardware and software to be self-sufficient technology users.


Certifications

  • PA Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
  • CPR Certification

Student examples: 


Digital Profile


Professional Memberships

  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
  • PAECT (Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications & Technology)

Synopsis

Computer Coordinator • Technology Teacher • Instructional Technology Specialist

  • Eight years teaching Computer Education at The Independence School in Newark, Delaware
  • Four years Computer Coordinator/Teacher at The Independence School
  • Over five years experience teaching adults
  • Six years experience as Technology Associate at Starkweather Elementary School in West Chester (WCASD)
  • Three years FT experience as Digital Photography Imaging and Computer Consultant at Brandywine Digital
  • Five years experience as an Independent Computer Consultant
  • Experience working with inner city students
  • Experience working with special education students


 

Wiki

Check out my educational Wiki! It has links to Web 2.0 sites, and many other educational sites.

Digital Storytelling Site

Check out my Digital Storytelling Site! It has many digital storytelling ideas, examples, and tutorials.

 

Techformers Unite!

I'm proud to be one of the organizers and administrators of Techformers Unite!

As educators (of any form or fashion) we are constantly saving the world through various challenges! Join the Techformers Unite team to boldly take on technology challenges that increases the use of these tools in your classroom. If you are ready to be a part of the Techformers Unite group, you just need to join our group and start attempting the various challenges! These challenges can be completely done by you, or you can do them with the students that you work with! Remember that any challenges you complete and post about need to comply with your schools/district rules for posting pictures/information. You are in charge of keeping up with what challenges you complete when you fill out the Google Form at the end of the month! On other social media? Share using #TechformersU