RESUME OF SEAN MARIE SWEENEY
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Help a school revolutionize the student learning experience by collaborating with all stakeholders to develop 21st Century Curriculum that engages students with content through real world application of their skills and knowledge to contribute to the greater good of the world.

LICENSE
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Standard Indiana teaching license: Elementary Education, Grades 1-6 and Computer Education k-12. State examinations successfully completed, January 2003.

EDUCATION

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Overseas
6/08-7/10
Master of Arts, Education Technology
 
- 4.0 GPA
- Display of Achievements

- Overseas Face-to-Face Summer Program(Plymouth, England & Rouen, France)
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Zionsville, IN
6/06 - 4/07
- State of Indiana Mentor Certification
PURDUE UNIVERSITY, Zionsville, IN
1/06 - 4/06
- Differentiation for Academically Talented Students
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, IN
8/98 - 5/03
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
- Concentration: Mathematics
- Endorsement: Computers
- Dean's List: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- Employee of the Year 2002-2003: IU Recreational Sports
- Captain and Vice President of IU Women's Rugby Team

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


AMERICAN SCHOOL FOUNDATION OF MONTERREY, MEXICO
8/10 - Present
Director of Technology Integration, Kinder - Grade 12
- Launched the Future Friendly Schools Program
- Planned, initiated, and supports a 1 to 1 Apple MacBook laptop program
- Integrates technology into curriculum to improve the student learning experience
- Models and co-teaches technology integration lessons
- Facilitates staff development through a variety of mediums & interactions
- Chairs the Technology Action Committee to drive school wide change for student learning
- Guides school towards Technology Vision and Goals for 21st Century Learning
- Develops policy for technology initiatives
- Supervises and evaluates the Technology Integration Team
- Creates and Manages technology budget based on statistical data related to classroom needs
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Galway, Ireland & Online
6/13 - Present
Master of Arts in Educational Technology Graduate Instructor
- CEP 800: The Psychology of Learning in Schools and Other Settings
- CEP 815: Technology and Leadership
- CEP 822: Approaches to Educational Research
- CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Monterrey, Mexico
6/12 - 6/13
Graduate Instructor
- EDC 601: Instructional Technologies
- EDC 603: Instructional Design and Problem Solving with Technology
ZIONSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, Zionsville, IN
8/03-6/10
Science and Language Arts Teacher, Grade 6
- Voted by the community as 2009 Zionsville Best Teacher - Times Sentinel
- Hired first from a field of 118 applicants prior to graduation from IU
- Four Star and Blue Ribbon School
- Team Teach Setting -a three teacher team that coordinates cross-curricular units
- Co-teaching environment for the past two years
- Novel-based literature circles and lessons
- Grammar, vocabulary, and 6+1 Writing Traits English journals
- Scientific method and inquiry centered academically talented and general science
- Focus of hands-on, cross-curricular, problem or project-based learning
- Technology integration: Blogging, Probeware, Podcasting, Video Editing, etc.
- Equal experience with both Mac and PC platforms

 
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

THE TRI-ASSOCIATION
Present
- Developing & Organizing the technology strand for the 2013 Conference
- Collaborating with other schools to develop a PLN for technology leaders
CONSULTING
2011-Present
 
- Worked with technology leaders to develop or improve their school’s integration program
Brian Zinc - America School Foundation of Guadalajara, Mexico
Benjamin Light - The Columbus School, Medellin, Colombia
Christopher Davis & Tara Caslick - Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia
APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS, MEXICO
2011-Present
- Recognized by Apple Inc. as a leader with tech integration in the classroom
- Collaborate with Apple and other ADEs to promote quality tech integration
KAPPA DELTA PI
2009
- Consulted for the International Honors Society
- Provided insight on technologies available for delivering a new teacher toolkit
- VIEW LETTER
ZMS ONE-TO-ONE TASK FORCE
9/07-6/10
- Selected as one of three teachers in the district to pilot laptops in the classroom
- Defined a plan for implementing a one-to-one laptop initiative for the district
ZIONSVILLE TECHNOLOGY DREAM TEAM
5/07-6/10
- Piloting and seeking new technologies for integration into our school
- Collaborating and problem-solving with peers
- Prepare school for transition into one-to-one initiative
BOARD OF MIMIO EDUCATORS
1/07-6/10
- Present mimio's interactive technology to schools interested in product uses
- Develop interactive lessons for teacher reference on mimio web site
- Collaboration with fellow educators nationwide to improve product
- VIEW CERTIFICATE
MENTOR TEACHER
8/06-6/10
- Advise new teachers through state portfolio requirements
- Meet weekly with intern to monitor their progress
- VIEW CERTIFICATE
ZIONSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL WEBSITE MANAGER
1/05-6/10
- Site design using Adobe Dreamweaver
- Maintain a ninety-page web site
- Daily updates of information, photos, and videos
- Coach teachers on individual web site designs and updates
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CHAIR
1/04-6/10
 
- Curriculum development for grades five through eight
- Budget responsibility for department needs
- Facilitation and organization of 2005 textbook adoption
- Ordering and cataloging of all science equipment and consumables
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE STUDENT AMBASSADOR TRIP LEADER
2004-2007
- Supervised student ambassadors during international travel
- Facilitated monthly meetings to prepare delegates and families for travel
- Partnership with other leaders for a successful program
- Toured: Alaska, Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Malta, and Monaco
- VIEW CERTIFICATE
 

EXTRACURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT


ZIONSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS RUGBY COACH
12/04-5/09
 
- Facilitate practices and training
- Schedule games, transportation, and fundraising
- Handle all equipment and supply purchases
- Certified Referee & Touch Judge
- Parent Letter
TECHNOLOGY AMBASSADORS (formerly Web Tech)
9/06-6/10
 
- Students learn more in depth about a variety of technologies
- Students act as tech advisors for peers and teachers throughout the school day
CROSS COUNTRY COACH: FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE
8/04-10/08
- Design practice plans and exercises
- Organize meet schedules
SPECIAL OLYMPICS
2007
 
- Escort Olympians to events and medal ceremonies
- Help with event set up and organization
     

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


INNOVATE 2013
2013
- Re-imagining schools to best serve and inspire students for tomorrow
- Engaging with the Future Friendly Schools Project and Will Richardson
ISTE LEADERSHIP FORUM
2012
- Leaders coming together to identify critical issues and determine solutions
- Developing ideas around encouraging staff to buyin to new initiatives
GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION SUMMIT
2012
- Attended sessions to prepare for the student launch of Google Apps
- Reinforced ideas for continued professional development teachers
PATRICIA HANDLY LEADERSHIP TRAINING
2011
- Finding Your Leadership Voice Through the 3rs, MSHS Department Head Training
- Our Team Works! "One For All; All for One.", ELEM Team Leader Training
TRI-ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
2010 & 2011
- American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean & Mexico
- 2010: Hosted a campus visit for fellow Technology Integrators from Colombia
- 2011: Presented Technology 4UR Content: Integrating Tech for the Right Reasons
ReLATe CONFERENCE
2010
- Rouen Leadership and Technology Conference
- Attended sessions on leadership and technology
PENN STATE ONE-TO-ONE COMPUTING CONFERENCE
2008
- Visited an area school to observe a one-to-one in action
- Participated seminars involving the application of Web 2.0 in the classroom
- Analyzed student work from one-to-one classrooms for evidence of growth
- Trained by Apple for a successful implementation of one-to-one
ICE CONFERENCE
2002-2008
- Indiana Computer Education Conference
- Attended sessions on the latest and greatest in educational technology
PHYSICS EDUCATION DELEGATION TO CHINA
2007
- Invited as one of thirty-six physics teachers from United States
- Met with Chinese counterparts to discuss best practices
- Presented and introduced discussion on the application of technology
- Formed professional connections with educators from three continents
- Recipient of three grant awards to cover trip expenses
- VIEW CERTIFICATE
SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS & CONFERENCES
2004-2007
- HATI - Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.
- NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCE
2006 & 2009
- Selected by principal to attend and report back to staff
- Attended sessions on poetry, co-teaching, creative writing, & grant writing
CURRICULUM TRAININGS
- Jane E. Pollock: GANAG - Instructional Strategies & Feedback, 2011
- Michael Clay Thompson: The Magic Lens and Caesar's English, 2006
- Junior Great Books, 2005
- 6+1 Writing Traits, 2004
     
PRESENTATIONS

TRI-ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Panama City, Panama
2011 & 2013
 
- 2013 Conference Theme: "Pushing Our Limits"
- 2013 Session: 21st Century Skills and Technology: They’re Not the Same Thing
- 2013 Session: So, You Think You Can Integrate?
- 2013 Session: Developing A Successful Technology Integration Program
- 2011 Conference Theme: "Moving Forward with 21st Century Skills"
- 2011 Presention: "Technology 4UR Content: Integration for the Right Reasons"
KAPPA DELTA PI INTERNATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY WEBINAR
2013
 
- Don't Just Use Technology, Integrate It!
NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCE, Indianapolis, Indiana
2009
 
- Site Visit: Zionsville Middle School will exhibit our one-to-one laptop program
- Session: Offering a Rich Technological Learning Environment on a Tight Budget
- Created online resource to host all four ZMS NMSA presentations' content
PLATE CONFERENCE, Plymouth, England
2009
 
- Plymouth Leadership and Technology Educators Conference
- Created the conference web site
- Presented two sessions with a team of four
iTEACH CONFERENCE, University of Indianapolis, Indiana
2008
 
- KDP conference designed for intern or pre-service teachers
- 21st Century Skills: Plug in Your Curriculum, To Avoid Student Power Down
- Visit Online Resource
PHYSICS EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DELEGATION, China
2007
 
- Integration of Technology Into a Middle School Classroom
- Topics: Pasco Probeware, podcasting, video analysis, online collaboration tools
- Presentation Photo
MIMIO AND SMARTBOARD INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY, Indiana
 
- Jay County High School, 2008
- Pleasant View Elementary, 2007
- ICE Conference, 2007
- Summer Technology Academy, 2005 - 2007
- Staff Development, 2005
ZIONSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, Zionsville, IN
 
- Technology Cohort: Using it Effectively, Monthly Staff Training Sessions, 2009
- What One-to-One Looks Like in a Classroom, 2009
- The need for a 1 to 1 pilot program, 2008
- Demonstration Classroom, 2006 - 2008
- Daily Technology at Zionsville Middle Schools, 2007
- Benefits of technology to our students, 2006
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Importance of an outdoor classroom, 2005
     

TRAVEL

AFRICA
  - Egypt
ASIA
- China, Hong Kong, and Turkey
AUSTRALIA & OCEANIA
- Australia and New Zealand
EUROPE
- Austria, Belgium, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, he Netherlands, Turkey
NORTH AMERICA
- Bahamas, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and fourty of the United States
SOUTH AMERICA
- Grenada, Peru, and Venezuela

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Late Updated: September 29, 2013
Created By: Sean Marie Sweeney
seanmariesweeney@gmail.com