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Monica Isabel Martinez

My name is Monica Isabel Martinez, I am the Director of Professional Development @ TCEA, and am a Google Certified Administrator and Google Certified Trainer

Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and the Training Administrator for the Verizon Thinkfinity state partnership in Texas. In both positions, Monica delivers and administers training in the field of educational technology for the purpose of improving learning and teaching through technology. Monica has experience teaching elementary, secondary and higher education while working in the US, Mexico and Germany.

 

Monica has a master’s degree in Educational Technology and plans to pursue her doctorate in Instructional Design.

Monica Isabel Martinez's Background

Monica Isabel Martinez's Experience

Director of Professional Development at TCEA

April 2008 - Present | Austin, Texas

Design and facilitate professional development programs to promote effective learning environments through proper technology integration into K-12 classrooms; deliver hands-on, presentations, webinars, and online sessions to educators in district lead positions that implement PD with a focus on effective strategies and latest technological tools to innovate teaching and learning; collaborate with administrators and teachers in K-12 and higher education with their professional development initiatives to ensure effective implementation and program sustainability; increase training attendance by 15% surpassing yearly goal; implement training network across the state to support training demands for region-wide, district and campus level training initiatives; launch pilot programs for research— resulting in new training programs; implement internship program; oversee department administration- manage and maintain training program development, advise and collaborate with trainers to further develop training, training program evaluation and revision; and coordinate and write reports, articles and web content.

Program Director for Networking Department at Virginia College at Austin

August 2006 - April 2008 | Austin, Texas

Oversee department administration- advise and coordinate student schedules, manage and maintain program development, retention and recruitment initiatives, manage, advise, and collaborate with instructors in the networking department. As an instructor: Deliver instruction, prepare lectures, course materials and assessments, create and demonstrate hands on labs, and prepare students for state certifications. Student demographic: 20-50 years old, low-middle income, seeking certification or degree.

Educational Consultant at Curriculum Advantage

May 2005 - October 2006 | Austin, Texas

Educational Consultant (Deliver on site training using multiple technologies, create and manage client databases and accounts, develop and implement strategies to increase client activity, provide on-site, phone and web support, develop and maintain training materials to suit diverse training settings: train-the-trainer, hands-on training, web-based  training,  ensuring  that  the  delivery  of  instruction  aligns  with  school’s  goals  and   expectations. Administrative duties include: making travel arrangements, submitting expense and weekly reports, maintaining client accounts, and self-management.) Design & Instruction Development (Develop and design innovative training tools to enhance learning opportunities, increase retention and facilitate instruction to meet diverse learning styles resulting in successfully trained more satisfied customers.) Professional Presenter/Sales (Deliver high-level presentations for sales support initiatives: research target market, collaborate with sales team, and create and present professional presentations resulting in increased sales and expanded client base.) 80% travel, working out of my home

Educational System Support Specialist at Texas State University-San Marcos, Dept. of Education

August 2004 - May 2005 | San Marcos, Texas

Trainer (Design professional development based on needs assessment and program standards, develop and design materials, and deliver training sessions; target audience professors, pre-service teachers) System Support Specialist (maintain all technology equipment and systems for the department, provide technology support to all staff, faculty and students, manage team of technology assistants.)

Monica Isabel Martinez's Education

Texas State University-San Marcos

2003 – 2005

Masters in Educational Technology

Concentration: Educational Technology


Monica Isabel Martinez's Interests & Activities

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