Professional Experience

International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2013-2015

IB Curriculum, IB World School

With teachers: Attend collaborative planning meetings, develop authentic purposes and projects for tech integration, model tech practices in classrooms, run regular teacher tech sessions, initiate, support blogs for grade groups and classrooms.

With students: Lead and support tech experiences, implement Google Education accounts in Grades 3, 4 and 5, develop Digital Citizenship and Cyber-Bullying programs, make connections for global classroom collaborations, implement 1to 1 Chromebook Program.

With parents: Monthly parent tech workshops to improve tech skills for parent/student/classroom online communications.

With IT department: Plan collaboratively, Create IT/Library standards, Tech Coaches’ vision/mission and job description documents. Create Digital Citizenship in Elementary continuum aligned with program of inquiry. With peers around the world: Develop global classroom collaborations through Web 2.0 platforms (Twitter, Skype, Blogging…) and personal peer network. Extra-Curricular: Makers Club and Student Tech Team weekly activities.

Yokohama International School, Yokohama, Japan, 2010-2013

PYP Curriculum, IB World School

Work with teachers: Attend collaborative planning meetings, develop authentic purposes and projects for tech integration, model tech practices in classrooms, run regular teacher tech sessions, initiate and support blogs for each classroom.

Work with students: Lead and support tech experiences, implement iPad program, develop Digital Citizenship and Cyber-Bullying programs, support the launch of iTouch program, make connections for global classroom collaborations,  initiate and support student blogging.

Work with parents: Regular tech mornings to improve tech skills for parent/student/classroom online communications, developing Digital Citizenship workshop for second term.

Work with IT department: Create IT/Library standards, Tech Coaches’ vision/mission and job description documents. Designing E.S. Tech Week for April 2012.

Work with peers around the world: Develop global classroom collaborations through Web 2.0 platforms (Twitter, Skype, Blogging…) and personal peer network.

Extra-Curricular: Crafts clubs (CoolCards & ThimbleNimble) every week for elementary school students. Active member of social, BTG conference and Pecha Kucha committees.

Tokyo International School, Tokyo, Japan, 2008-2010

PYP Curriculum, IB World School with students from 45 nations.

ICT Facilitator Responsibilities: Meeting with PYP coordinator and early years grade level groups in collaborative planning meetings to explore Unit of Inquiry themes. Independently developing ICT integration proposals. Developing, implementing and teaching ICT projects. Creating, administering and maintaining classroom and activity web portals.

Assistant Teacher Responsibilities: Assisting three Kindergarten classes. Supported learning by guided reading, organizing centre activities and supervising students on out-of-classroom (field trip) explorations. Created and designed display boards, calenders, and PYP Unit of Inquiry related materials. Full teaching responsibilities across primary grades during teacher absences.

Extra-Curricular: Running a crafts club every week for a mixed class of elementary school students. Assistant art and music class supervision.

MEF International School, Istanbul, Turkey, 2008

PYP Curriculum, IB World School with students from nearly 50 countries.

Responsibilities: Assistant teacher for Kindergarten and Preschool classes. Supported developmentally-differentiated learning by leading reading groups, coordinating math centers, implementing First Steps reading and writing programs, developing PYP Unit of Inquiry-linked arts activities and experiential out-of-classroom explorations. Full teaching across grades during teacher absences.

Extra-Curricular: Design and editing of yearbook and weekly classroom newsletters. Assistant swimming supervision.

Lityum Design and Programming Ltd., Istanbul, Turkey, 2004-2007

Founding Partner, Designer, Business Manager

Establishing Lityum required me to refine my multi-tasking and problem-solving skills, in a cooperative, consensus-based business environment.

Responsibilities: Liaising with clientele, developing projects, supporting other designers and programmers, budgeting and financial planning.

Digital Storytelling, Thesis Proposal, Bilgi University, Istanbul, 2004

Proposed project to support classroom teachers and their students, in telling stories through digital media, working towards a digital story exhibition. 

Website/Newspaper Designer & Editor, Oxopixo/Digikids, Turkey, 2001

Developed and launched a children’s newspaper and web portal, encouraging children to build skills and learn about the world while becoming media-creators.

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