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Michael
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Trainer specializing in adult education and technical training. Experienced in administration of content management systems (CMS), learning management systems (LMS), online education, and traditional lecture/lab presentations.


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Experience

Clark County School District
Aug 2016 - Present
Digital Coach / Technology Instructor

I am in charge of implementation of new technology at our school. This includes recommending new technologies for purchase, setting time tables for implementation and training, and working directly with instructors to ensure best-practice standards are upheld. I also teach digital citizenship and technology common-core standards to students from Kindergarter to Fifth Grade.

Eastern Wyoming College
Aug 2011 - May 2016
Instructor

At EWC I instructed music courses in-person and online. I developed my own curriculum and created my own content using Camtasia, Open Broadcaster Software, Jing, Lightworks, and YouTube (among other tools). I was also in charge of hiring and training student employees to record live performances and maintain the music library. My implementation of technology into instruction lead to increased enrollment for the music program, and helped me get elected to Vice President of the Faculty Senate.

The University of Arizona
Sept 2009 - Jan 2011
Technical Support

One of my major projects at U of A was preparing the School of Music website to transition to a new CMS. The old site was a mess, and I had to document the site tree and save the content in plain-text to get it ready to plug into the new Joomla site when it was live. I was also in charge of administering site licensing for music software, running live sound for department productions, coordinating with catering and facilities for events, and being a general contact for facility rentals.

MakeMusic, Inc
May 2008 - Aug 2009
Technical Support

At MakeMusic I answered customer queries for technical support via email, telephone, and (rarely) mail. This often ended up being user-support and training for the best workflow on the software we created. I also provided support for our Quality Assurance department, our trainers and consultants, documentation for our developers, and added solutions regularly to our troubleshooting database.

Skills

  • Content Creation
  • Training and Instruction
  • Content Management
  • Learning Management / Assessment
  • HTML / CSS
  • Python / Ruby

Hobbies

I like to play video games and play around with server infrastructure in my free time. Sometimes the two merge, and that's how I ended up with my homelab server. My son and daughter join me in private games on Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, and Insurgency all on our home network.


I also enjoy toying with electronics, amateur radio, going camping, hunting, fishing, and just spending time playing outside with my family. My kids are into soccer and basketball so I try to keep up with them when the weather is nice.