Curriculum

E-Portfolio: A Digital Storytelling Curriculum for Elementary Schools. (2008 – 2012)

A 25 hour curriculum that produces electronic portfolios and improves writing skills for students in Grades 5-8. 

TechSperts Academy Internet Safety and Game Design. (2009 – 2012)

An 8-12 week program that teaches game design in Scratch and internet safety skills and knowledge to students in Grades 4, 5, and 6.

sTem Fair. (2010 – 2012)

A K-6 school-wide showcase of technology-rich, standards-based projects integrated with every subject area at each grade level and in alignment with the technology scope and sequence.

Web Essentials. (2002 – 2008)

9th grade students studies the history of the internet and learned basic html and css programming to design and build a web-based portfolio. (Syllabus)

Advanced Web Development. (2002 – 2008)

Teams of 10th grade students learned advanced web programming and authoring tools as well as work-force readiness skills by building web sites for community-based non-profit organizations(Syllabus)

Media Literacy Seminar. (2002 – 2008)

10th and 11th grade students studied the history and influence of media and the impact of technology on art and advertising by engaging in discussions and completing assignments in class and online. Students shared their identities in Flash animations and addressed ethical issues in publications created in Photoshop. Students learned video production techniques to create public service announcements about community issues of their choice. (Syllabus)

Senior Portfolio. (2002 – 2008)

A culminating project for all graduating seniors, students were asked to select, digitize, and reflect on their academic work, personal growth, future goals, and other accomplishments in a multimedia presentation. School staff participated in the assessments during a school-wide showcase. (Syllabus)

NSF/ATE BATEC Project. (December 2006)

The documentation of the integration of the NWCET and SCANS standards into my 10th grade Advanced Web Development curriculum for a Boston-based Advanced Technology Education Center (ATE). This project was funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with BATEC(Syllabus)

Teen Voices. (January – March, 2006)

An after-school curriculum to teach teen girls how to make a web-based version of the Teen Voices magazine. 

Project 165: Living the Standards. (January – August, 2005)

Collaborated with a focus group of six teachers in the development of a standards-based Boston Public High School web design course guide and corresponding professional development model for BATEC and the TechBoston Consulting Group.

WiredWoods. (2003 – 2005)

Contributed to and taught a web design, animation and photography curriculum for in-school, after-school, and summer programs in the Boston Public Schools. Created the supporting teaching resources CD and training web site.

Truth and The Image. (2002 – 2005)

A 1 day, 6 hour workshop that teaches middle school girls how to modify photos in Photoshop. Students learn about the manipulation of the female image in the media and discuss its impact on their own identity development.

 

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