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Renee Robinson


http://Renierob46.webs.com

"Bringing Writing and Teaching Ideas to Life”

Renierob46@gmail.com


Dear Sir or Madam:

Looking for someone who can add enthusiasm, a love for learning to your staff, then I am your candidate? I have extensive experience in instructional technology and teaching gifted education in a K-12 environment. For the last 20 years I have been able to adopt, experiment and succeed in using several learning and teaching techniques to help students learn Computer Applications. I am proficient with Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office Applications including Publisher, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Google sketchup, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Some HTML, Photo editing software and online learning creation.

I have used different forms of assessment tools such as conferences, self-evaluation, hands-on projects, portfolios, rubrics and self-testing to help them retain and quantify what they have learned and accomplished. As well, I try to differentiate learning by using Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence concept and by discovering the student’s preferred learning method.

As well, I am a believer that learning should be lifelong thus I am presently continuing my education to obtain a Masters Degree in Educational Technology online from National University and have taken numerous workshops, attended several seminars and conferences to keep up-to-date and current on new trends in education and in technology. I am also certified to teach through www.Certiport.com in Microsoft Word Office Applications. To look at tests use (Login: rrobinson46 Password: likemike2)

If you want someone who is creative, aware of new educational trends, qualified, efficient, organized and able to multitask, give me a call on (773) 978-2953 in the evening or (773) 936-8099 during the day, so we can discuss in further details my qualifications.

Sincerely,

Ms. Rene'e Robinson

Trainer and Educational Consultant

Resume

Renee Robinson

7635 So. Dante    Chicago, IL  60619    (773) 936-8099    mailto:renee.robinson@att.net

 

Educator/Trainer/Artist/Interior Designer

®  Certified Professional in Basic Computing with additional training with a Masters in Educational Technology.

®  Extensive background in Computer Applications, 20+ years’ mastery teaching experience in the classroom and at least 5 years teacher training experience. Successfully trained students to thoroughly use Microsoft Application software for Pre-K through high school. Writing expertise includes writing for national educational publishers, writing Technology Plans, curriculum and articles for magazines and newspapers.   My motto:  “Excellence is a Choice—Choose wisely.”

®  Demonstrated success in teaching student’s application software and keyboarding, several students who were trained under me entered web design contests and won second place, others reached a typing speed of 70 w.p.m.

Teaching Skills

Administrative

Instructing

Critical thinking

Speaking

Technology Integration

Learning strategies

Reading Comprehension

Researching

Active Learning

Active Listening

Complex Problem Solving

Training & Development

Writing

Internet savvy

Time Management

Professional Experience

Perspectives Calumet High  — Chicago, IL

Public Educational Institution

Computer Applications Teacher, 2007 to 2009

Successfully taught 9th -11th grade computer applications using Microsoft Office Program.  Responsible for grading papers, evaluating and grading students' class work, assignments, and papers.  Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records, prepared and delivered lectures relating to computing and computer history; Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.  Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences; Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions; Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

 

Key Results:

®  Successfully taught and created a 9th-11th grade computing curriculum.  Students became proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products as well as learned to keyboard.

®  Developed a system for schools use of multimedia and laptops.

®  Created after-school program whereby students used their computer skills to create a t-shirt business.

®  Analyzed student test results to incorporate literacy into the curriculum. 

®  Created project based assignments that help address the issue of student reading and writing literacy.

 

Professional Experience (continued)

Alain Locke Charter Academy — Chicago, IL

Consistent top growth in test scores elementary charter school .

Computer Applications Teacher, 2003 to 2007

Taught over 366 students’ computer applications and keyboarding including 4 classes of Pre-K students.

5th grade students learned to type approximately 70 w.p.m. under my tutelage.   Created and used rubrics to assess student’s progress and combined and developed curriculum and lesson plans for each grade level.  Responsible for grading papers, evaluating and grading students' class work, assignments, and papers. Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records, prepared and delivered lectures relating to computing and computer history; Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.  Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences; Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions; Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

 

Key Results:

®  Trained over 500 students by the end of employment

®  Created and maintained efficient computer lab that was used by both students and faculty.

®  Devised creative curriculum that addressed both special Ed students and pre-k students.

®  Assisted faculty and staff with computer related issues often troubleshooting and solving problems.

®  Saved company thousands of dollars every month by recycling paper and using toner effectively and efficiently.

®  Created computer club that had students creating their own t-shirts and bookmarks as well as creation of their own pop-up books.

 

Robert Morris College — Chicago, IL

Technical Careers College

Computer Applications Teacher, 2003 to 2003

Successfully taught high school students in summer program computer basics and Microsoft Office programs. My designed curriculum consisted of teaching students to create a marketing program for a business.  Graded students and recorded student assignments; created and used rubrics to assess students’ progress.

 

Key Results:

®  Students learned to create and design business cards, letterhead and logo and slogan.

®  Created and maintained efficient computer lab that was used by both students and faculty.

 

DeLasalle Institute — Chicago, IL

Catholic High School

Computer Applications and Economics Teacher, 2000 to 2003

Taught over 500 students during the year; teaching economics, word processing and web page design.  Responsible for grading papers, evaluating and grading students' class work, assignments, and papers; created and used rubrics to assess student’s progress. Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records, prepared and delivered lectures relating to computing and computer history; Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.  Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences; Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions; Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

 

Key Results:

®  Trained over students to learn office products by hands-on engaged projects.  Students had to create their own product, research a product, market it and do a marketing survey.  The software programs they were required to learn were Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.

®  Infused technology into all disciplines so that student learning was reinforced.

®  Created and maintained efficient computer lab that was used by both students and faculty.

®  Assisted faculty and staff with computer related issues often troubleshooting and solving problems.

®  Saved company thousands of dollars every month by recycling paper and using toner effectively and efficiently.

®  Created computer club won second place in a web design contest.

 

St. Gelasius Catholic School — Chicago, IL

Catholic Elementary School

Computer Applications and Enrichment Teacher, 1990 to 2000

Taught gifted ed students grades 1st -8th teaching both computing, research and keyboarding.  Responsible for grading papers, evaluating and grading students' class work, assignments, and papers; created and used rubrics to assess student’s progress. Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records, prepared and delivered lectures relating to computing and computer history; Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.  Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences; Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions; Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

 

Key Results:

®  Developed and implemented gifted education program for 11 years.

®  Created and wrote curriculum for gifted education program which included hands-on projects and

®  Taught research and internet skills to grades 1st-8th in every subject. This program enhanced the use of technology.

®  Developed and taught computer lab program to enhance core curriculum which included maintaining a network and its infrastructure and troubleshooting.

®  Taught and established adult computer classes and trained teaching staff using Microsoft Office software applications.

®  Responsible for writing Technology Plan for the school.

®  Responsible for creating and writing a Technology related newsletter for parents and surrounding community.

®  Lobbied for and received $10,000.00 grant for technology from Ameritech for the school.

®  Did remedial reading tutoring for students falling behind in the classroom, 5 days a week.

 

Education & Certifications

Columbia College — Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Teaching and minor in writing, 1990

 

National University — LaJolla, CA

Masters of Science (MS) in Educational Technology, 2009

 

Art Institute of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA

Diploma in Residential Planning/Interior Design, 2009-Present

Computer Teacher Designations:

®  Certification in computer basics from http://www.certiport.com/  (Login: rrobinson46 Password: likemike2)

 Of Note

Professional Development:

®  Completed ongoing training in the areas of curriculum development, classroom management and assessment.

®  Volunteer docent for Insta-greeters Program through Chicago Cultural Center and tour guide for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Affiliations:

®  iNACOL, International Association for K-12 Online Learning

®  ICE, Illinois Computing Education

http://www.oechomestaging.net