Experience

Tech Matters offers expert services to business and education to solve problems for which no routine solutions exist. Tech Matters is passionate about education and searches for fun and effective methods to teach K-12 students 21st century skills. We believe thinking critically and communicating effectively are essential skills for the continued success of the United States in the global economy. Tech Matters has 28 years combined experience working with education during which we:

Directed the technology program at an independent K-12 school

  • Developed technology curriculum
  • Built and managed school wide networks
  • Developed teacher training material
  • Provided teacher and student instruction
  • Established Technology Integration Specialist program – helping teachers insert technology seamlessly into their curricula

Co-established Games for Learning Collaboratory (GFLC), a community of educators and students from K-12 schools and universities working together to develop educational games and simulations as part of their real-world educational experience.

  • Managed collaboration of K-12 schools and SPSU Computer Game Design Program
  • Identified and recruited local schools for the GFLC program
  • Established a working relationship with Marietta City Schools and their superintendent
  • Hosted a booth at AquaTech, (Atlanta Aquarium, May 2010) to showcase Ocean Quest, a GFLC developed game

Served as members on the Education Board of the Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History (formerly the Aviation Museum and Discovery Center)

  • Mapped Georgia educational standards to informal learning exhibits
  • Created and managed shared web-based committee workspace
  • Consulted on aviation curriculum development for learners of all ages with emphasis on Middle School

Advised/Consulted on NASA and NOAA grants for Games for Learning

  • Project Manager for Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) NASA grant “STEM and NASA via Games-for-Learning” – Summer 2010
  • Project Manager for SPSU NOAA grant “Visualizing and Exploring Earth Climate Through Games for Learning” – Fall 2010

Developed a Tech Club Program

  • Developed curriculum, activities, and instructional material for a six month computer programming project for 3rd – 5th grade students
  • Lead instructor for weekly computer club sessions

Other

  • Member – Advisory Board of Center for Applied Gaming and Media Arts
  • Recipient of SPSU STEM Mini Grants for 2009 and 2010
  • Judge – Georgia Regional Tech Fair and MCAA Science Fair – annually
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