Erica Roberts
630-258-9153
ericaroberts@me.com

Making a difference in the life of every child, every day by participating in professional collaboration with other educators across the curriculum.

 

Profile


Certified Illinois teacher, Instructional Technology Coach and School Administrator with multiple endorsements. Accomplished public school teacher and adult trainer. Extensive experience developing and delivering computer technical training and development programs. Conversant with Mac (OS X), Windows and Google environments. Illinois Professional Educator License number 1963999.

Education


Concordia University, Chicago, IL Masters in School Leadership Program, Certification in School Administration

National-Louis University, Wheaton, IL, Certification in Secondary Education

New York University, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Computer Science

Educational Experience


Technology Curriculum Coordinator; Electives Team Lead; Administrative Intern; Young Women’s Leadership Charter School; Chicago, IL 2012 to 2014

  • Administered the installation and implementation of 17 interactive white boards and 200 laptop computers.
  • Manage and coordinate the school’s Measurement of Academic Progress Assessment program.
  • Establish procedures and coordinate the scheduling of approximately 200 laptops and 60 desktops.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to identify opportunities for integrating technology into their curriculum.
  • Observe and mentor new classroom teachers.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Instructional Leadership Team to provide feedback to building administration about building operations and policies.
  • Collaborate with Information Technology Services Coordinator to manage and maintain the school’s network resources.
  • Promote Google Apps and other Web 2.0 tools for use by students and staff.
  • Collaborated with the Response to Invention Coordinator to implement Tier 3 interventions.
  • Developed curriculum maps for required technology courses for grade 7 through 12.
  • Develop and deliver formal and just-in-time technical professional development for staff.
  • Administered the PowerSchool Student Information System.
  • Troubleshoot various hardware and software problems for students and staff.

Technology Exploratory Teacher; Jefferson Junior High School; Woodridge, IL 2009 to June 2012

  • Developed a NETS based Technology Exploratory Curriculum and assessment tools for 7th and 8th grade students.
  • Established a weekly Technology Club to extend the concepts taught in class.
  • Collaborated with teachers to implement the use of technology in their classrooms.
  • Promoted Google Aoos and other Web 2.0 tools for use by students and staff.
  • Developed and delivered technical professional development to staff at the District and Building levels.
  • Chaperoned 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.

Technology Facilitator; Springman Middle School; Glenview, IL 2008 to 2009

  • Collaborated with teachers to implement the use of technology in their classrooms.
  • Developed and delivered lessons to students to assist classroom teachers in the integration of technology.
  • Developed and delivered technical professional development to staff at the District and Building levels.
  • Coordinated the scheduling and support of approximately 200 laptops and desktops.

Technology Teacher; Westmont Junior High School; Westmont, IL 2005 to 2008

  • Established standards based curriculum and assessment tools and provided classroom instruction for grades 6, 7, and 8 in Keyboarding Techniques, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,Microsoft PowerPoint, Internet Safety, Beginning Programming, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Fireworks, and Macromedia Flash.
  • Partnered with Language Arts Department to implement the use of Web 2.0 technologies(wikis and nings) on two major student projects. Revisions resulted in more engaged students and higher quality projects than in previous years.
  • Mentored a Business Education student teacher.
  • Participated in the evaluation and selection of a District-Wide Student Management System. Trained other teachers in the operation of newly implemented system.
  • Planned and chaperoned overnight trip to Springfield, Illinois for 100 7th grade students.
  • Operated the student bookstore and community outreach committee as co-Advisor for Student Council.

Creative Trainer; Apple Computer; Oakbrook, IL 2006 to 2008

  • Conducted training for customers. Curriculum included: podcasting, website development, digital photography and presentations.
  • Provided technical support for customers and prospects.

Web Development Business Programming and Web Design Instructor; The Chubb Institute; Villa Park, IL 1999 to 2003

  • Developed curriculum and assessment tools for adult learners.
  • Provided classroom instruction to adult learners in HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, Oracle 8i, PL/SQL, Access 2000, Visual Basic 6, Office 2000, COBOL II, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Programming Logic, and Flash Multimedia

Presentations


“Web 2.0 in the Middle School Classroom”- Association of Illinois Middle Schools, Association for Middle Level Education

“CS at Your School” - Illinois Computing Educators

“Using Student Created Video - A Case Study” - Illinois Computing Educators

“Programming With Scratch” - Illinois Education and Technology Conference, Illinois Computing Educators

“Google Earth - 1/2 Day Workshop” - Illinois Computing Educators

“Google Applications for Teachers” - Illinois Computing Educators

“Social Networking in Your Classroom - Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association

Professional Associations


Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Association for Middle Level Education

Computer Science Teachers Association

Illinois Computing Educators 

Students Involved With Technology Conference