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I am owned by two indoor kittens and several outside feral cats, a delightful seven year old cairn terrier and my sons, both creative and interesting young men. I am the computer coordinator for a PreK-5 elementary school, the very same school I attended xxxyears ago, which is kind of fun. I love working with my kids at school and for a change of pace, really enjoy training teachers and getting them hooked on new technologies. I have been, in earlier incarnations, a professional quiltmaker and retail business owner, as well as having worked in advertising, public relations, publishing and sales. Teaching may be my final and most enjoyable career choice, and I expect that I will be a student forever.

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At 11:10am on January 31, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Ellen. I was wondering if your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some other educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 10:43am on July 24, 2008, Sanjib Kumar Parida said…
Hi Kolson,

We are know as SITACT Incorporated and we operate out of Chicago. You can
find more about us at www.sitact.ent. We are into developing virtual
learning environments and course settings so that it becomes easy to set up
an online course for a teacher. A sample of what we do can be seen at
www.lms.sitact.net . Please use the guest login
and use "frankieuncle" as the guest access code. What you will see in here
is a simple course that describes the software, but this course can be
designed to teach diverse subject matter to students. If you feel the kind
of work we are doing will be useful for you, we will be glad to work with
you setting up such virtual courses for collaborative dissemination and consumption of knowledge. Even if you didn't like the work we do, please let us know if we can do anything else for you.

At 10:23am on December 18, 2007, Jerome A. Burks said…
Minority Executive Search

My name is Jerome A. Burks; I work for Minority Executive Search. I am trying to get in contact with you to see if you or a friend would be interested in the openings I have. I am searching for a E-Learning & Training Specialist for the Bronx, NY area. I would like to know if you or a friend would be a good fit for this position. If you are interested please send me an updated copy of your resume as a word document. If you are not interested please forward to any qualified candidate that you may know of. If you have any questions please contact me ASAP.

E-learning & Training Specialist

Location: North Bronx
Department: Training
Reports to: Director of Training


Our company is embarking on a major initiative to transform our training from solely classroom-based workshops to blended learning. In order to support this project, a new dedicated full time position has been created.

As a member of the Training team, the E-learning & Training Specialist will work with the Director of Training to support Training initiatives nationally. The focus will be on working collaboratively with the Director and with a consulting organization to create and implement interactive, engaging, and effective e-learning modules, including but not limited to decision-making scenarios, simulations, mini-games, wikis, video lessons, e-seminars, etc. Other responsibilities will include coordination and delivery of classroom training as needed.


National Training Initiatives (90%)

· Work with the Director of Training to ensure successful implementation of e-learning project

· Help evaluate & select from e-learning vendors bidding on the e-learning contract

· Review, edit, create, and write materials needed for e-learning modules

· Make sure the e-learning project hits all deadlines and milestones

· Serve as a liaison between the Training team, the consulting organization, and internal staff whose participation is required for the e-learning project

· Actively participate as a contributing member of the Training team

· Deliver training in other regions as needed

Regional Training (10%)

· Facilitate training workshops as needed

· Support training logistics as needed

· Perform other duties as assigned


Commitment to our mission and educational approach. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. Understanding of the principles of e-learning instructional design, as well as the principles of adult learning. One-two years’ experience working on an e-learning design & e-learning implementation project. One-two years’ experience delivering interactive, engaging training to adults; excellent facilitation skills required. One-two years’ experience assessing, developing, and maintaining training curriculum and materials. One-two years’ project management experience. Strong writing and editing skills absolutely required. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Positive attitude, sense of humor, and ability to work on a team, as well as independently. Flexible and extremely reliable. Familiar with office technology and software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email). Experience working with elementary school children a plus. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus. Up to 10% travel required. Occasional weekends required.

E-mail your updated resume and salary requirements to jb@minorityexecsearch.com Referrals are Welcome!


Jerome A. Burks
Minority Executive Search
Executive Recruiter
(216)932-2022 x18
(216)932-7988 Fax
At 7:35pm on June 27, 2007, Christine Southard said…
Hi Ellen! Welcome to Classroom 2.0!
At 3:52am on June 16, 2007, Kevin H. said…
I just checked out your class blog -- I loved the claymation -- something I have been doing as a collaborative project with sixth and second graders this year and will be teaching (with my wife) as a summer camp for middle school kids this summer.
Some of the movies are at my blog:
(the edublogs system is temporarily down right now, I think)

PS -- What software are you using?
At 3:48am on June 16, 2007, Kevin H. said…
You have had quite an eclectic career, haven't you?
(This coming from a former journalist)
Take care


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