John A. Martin

jmartin@thinkdolearn.com or martinj@uga.edu

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Summary: Accomplished biology teacher who uses technology in the classroom and has successful experiences teaching technology integration to other educators.

 

Education

Master of Education with Distinction

Major: Instructional Technology

May 2007, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Current GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Science

Major: Biological Sciences

1991, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Georgia Teaching Certificate - Broad Field Science (6-12) and Gifted In-Field

 

Experience

Southwest DeKalb High School - DeKalb County School System...................... 2000 Present

Biology Teacher

         Teach AP Biology, Advanced Biology (Magnet Program for High Achievers), General Biology, and Anatomy courses

         Adapt new technologies and software into instruction, including lessons on-line using wikis, Moodles, and blogs

         Manage a classroom Palm Project using wireless Palm Tungsten C handheld computers

         Utilize the Classroom Performance System (CPS) for instant assessments

         Reinforce instruction through Plato web-based courseware

 

Coordinator, Ninth Grade Academy

         Facilitate student learning and encourage parent involvement and parent communication within the Ninth Grade Academy

         Maintain the Academy web site to facilitate parent communication with teachers

         Implement Plato courseware across the Academy to increase student achievement

         Meet monthly as a member of the school leadership team

         Results: 9% increase in End-of-Course Test (EOCT) passing rate in ninth grade courses

 

Technology Resident Expert

         Smartweb Gradebook - Liaison/Site-based trainer

         First Class E-mail - Site-based trainer

         Plato web-based courseware - Administrator/Site-based trainer

         Gizmos scientific simulations web site - Site-based trainer

         TestTrax student data management system - Administrator access/Site-based trainer

         Georgia Web-based End-of-Course Testing (EOCT) Program - Administrator access

 

William Bradley Bryant Center DeKalb County School System......................... 2004 2006

Intern (Summer 2006)

         Developed a training web site for Plato web-based courseware

         Developed lessons and assessments for a middle school Palm project

         Assisted instructional personnel with training, evaluating equipment, and developing orientation materials for new teachers

 

Technology Integration (InTech) Instructor

         Taught a 50 hour technology integration professional development course for educators

         Instructed teachers in Microsoft Office applications, Internet usage, and other technologies

         Facilitated the creation of technology-integrated lessons

 

 

University of Pennsylvania and Emory University................................................... 1991 2000

Biomedical Research Specialist

         Co-authored five peer-reviewed journal articles

         Designed and conducted experiments in neuropathology and molecular biology

         Compiled and analyzed experimental data

         Presented experimental data in graphs, tables, photomicrographs, slides and posters

 

Distinctions

Honors and Awards

         Named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Teacher by the University of Georgia Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, 2006

         Awarded a classroom grant from DeKalb Association of Educators, 2003

 

Professional Activities

         Presenter Georgia Educational Technology Conference, "Owning Your Own Internet Domain", 2006

         Judge DeKalb County Tech Fair, 2004-2007

         Judge Georgia State Technology Fair, 2006-2007

 

Skills

         Authoring web pages with HTML/CSS

         Maintaining a web site using Dreamweaver including developing and maintaining a wiki, a Moodle, and a blog

         Proficient in productivity applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Moviemaker, Project, Camtasia, Inspiration, Timeliner, and Palm PDA applications

         Ability to apply new techniques and technologies to instruction


 

 

References (e-mail me for a reference list with contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses)

 

John Prince

Principal

Southwest DeKalb High School

2863 Kelly Chapel Road

Decatur, Georgia 30034

 

Mary Jane Gaddy

Science Department Chair

Southwest DeKalb High School

2863 Kelly Chapel Road

Decatur, Georgia 30034

 

Kathy W. Shelton

Instructional Technology Specialist

Instructional Technology Professional Development Liaison (InTech)

William Bradley Bryant Center for Technology

2652 Lawrenceville Hwy

Decatur, Georgia 30033

 

Sherry G. Nix

Instructional Technology Specialist

Internship Supervisor

William Bradley Bryant Center for Technology

2652 Lawrenceville Hwy

Decatur, Georgia 30033