Resume

Daniel T. Mares

CERTIFICATIONS

Michigan:

Secondary Certification in:

  • Social Studies (RX)
  • History (CC)
  • Political Science (CD)

 Indiana: 

Secondary Certification in:

  • Historical Perspectives (5-12)
  • Government and Citizenship (5-12)
  • Economics (5-12)
  • Middle School Mathematics (5-9)

National Certification in:

  • Project Lead the Way—Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Google Level One Educator
  • Google Level Two Educator
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator
  • Remind Connected Educator

CPR and First Aid and AED Certification

  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified, February 2015

EDUCATION

Michigan State University, Masters of Education Administration, East Lansing, Michigan, 2015 – 2017

  • 24 credits towards a Master Degree in Educational Administration
  • Expected Completion Date: May 2017

Michigan State University, Teacher Certification, East Lansing, Michigan, 2009-2010

  • Certificate achieved June 2010

Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, East Lansing, Michigan, Spring 2008

  • Major: History
  • Specialization: Political Science
  • Additional Coursework Fall 2008-Spring 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Conference Chair, Lake Michigan Technology Conference, Berrien County, Michigan – March 2017 – present

  • Negotiated with keynote speakers
  • Promoted event via Social Media
  • Designed an event website
  • Recruited concurrent session speakers
  • Built conference schedule
  • Created community partnerships with sponsorships

Instructional Technology Coach, Coloma Community Schools, Coloma, Michigan – July 2017 – present

  • Developed staff training opportunities around Project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, Google Suite for Education tools, effective communication with parents, and more
  • Coach individuals, small groups, and large groups in more effective integration of technology in their classrooms on a daily basis
  • Communicate with parents the goals of our 1-1 initiative and tips for use of the devices at home
  • Developed a series of Lunch & Learns to discuss and develop technology integration
  • Assisted curriculum redesign with the Social Studies PLC
  • Created a school blog with technology tips, tricks, and tutorial videos
  • Model appropriate technology use in multiple classrooms
  • Developed a basic computer skills curriculum for students

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Career Academy of South Bend, South Bend, Indiana, August 2015-June 2015

  • Developed and wrote a K-12 technology plan for three schools within the district
  • Researched and wrote a cost-effective 1-1 Computer Proposal
  • Coached individuals, small groups, and large groups in the implementation of technology in the classroom
  • Designed and implemented classroom workshops for teachers and students using collaborative technology
  • Built Staff Portal website full of documents, forms, and curriculum for staff
  • Created a school blog for technology tips, tricks, and walkthrough guides for staff to use in relation to implementing technology into their classrooms
  • Introduced feedback tool to allow for data collection to improve effectiveness
  • Championed Digital Citizenship Week and Awareness Programs for students and staff in grades 7 – 12
  • Coordinated Digital Citizenship presentations with the South Bend Police Department
  • Oversaw implementation of laptops in the classroom through “Technology Immersion” program
  • Implemented iPad App Request Protocol for K – 6
  • Cultivated interest in new types of technology
  • Investigate new tools and model appropriate class and school use
  • Developed strong professional learning network utilizing social media and tools
  • Facilitated Professional Development dealing with classroom management and Google Apps, Office365, student information system, SMART Technologies, laptops, and iPads
  • Investigated and implemented a new student information system

Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair, Career Academy of South Bend, South Bend, Indiana, August 2011-June 2015

  • Created curriculum and taught 8th Grade United States History, Applied Geometry, High School United States History, Government, Economics, United States History through Hollywood’s Lens, Project Lead the Way’s Introduction to Engineering Design, and Entrepreneurship
  • Co-taught World History, Pre-Algebra, and United States History
  • Utilized Project-Based Learning Model in the classroom to fulfill academic standards
  • Developed assignments and projects, including cultural activities, essays and simulation activities for students of all levels
  • Organized After-School Activity Schedule and scheduled all students in an After School Activity
  • Piloted technology in the classroom, including student clickers, QR codes, document cameras, laptops, tablets, SMARTBorads, Office365 and Google Apps for Education
  • Investigated and implemented a new student information system
  • Attended and participated in over 380 hours of Professional Development, including topics of curricular alignment, writing across the curriculum, Project Lead the Way, Engaging the Net Generation (Schlecthy Center), Crisis Prevention, Working on the Work (Schlecthy Center), Response to Intervention, Suicide Awareness, Project-Based Learning, Fred Jones Tools for Teachers, and Positive Behavior Discipline

Social Studies Teacher, Mattawan High School, Mattawan, Michigan, August 2010- June 2011

  • Created curriculum and taught required 9th grade United States History, elective Introduction to Law class
  • Developed assignments for the students, including cultural activities, essays and simulation activities
  • Worked within a standardized, rigorous curriculum
  • Implemented the use of technology in the classroom, including student clickers, cell phones, iPods, digital projectors and document cameras
  • Utilized a variety of assessments in the classroom including tests, essays, journal activities, simulation and class participation
  • Attended and participated in over 40 hours of Professional Development, including topics of eliminating failure, teaching basic skills, collaborating with department members on curriculum and assessment, Content Literacy Curriculum, Apple Computer Training, using technology in the classroom, and forms of authentic assessment
  • Contributing Member of the Technology Advisory Group, worked on a plan for one-to-one learning implementation
  • Facilitator of Professional Development concerning Google Applications and Google Docs
  • Sponsor of the Class of 2013

TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE

Coaches, Football, Baseball, and Hockey, Various Locations, September 2009 – June 2015

  • Assistant Coach, Career Academy Varsity Baseball
    • Taught baseball skills and knowledge
    • Responsible for hitting and defensive drills
  • Assistant Coach, Mattawan 8th Grade Football
    • Taught basic football skills to middle school football players
    • Oversaw and developed practice plans for players
    • Analyzed game footage and studied film with players
    • Managed games and dealt with parents and officials
  • Assistant Coach, Eastside Stars Varsity Hockey
    • Responsible for game management and defensive players
    • Responsible for on and off ice drills, conditioning, and weight room

Research Assistant, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Spring 2007

  • Helped Dr. Sarah K. Mergel, Ph.D., with research for her book Conservative Intellectuals and Richard Nixon: Rethinking the Rise of the Right

SKILLS

Buck Institute’s Project Based Learning Institute Training, UCellIndy, Indianapolis, Indiana 

Teaching with Technology Course, East Lansing, Michigan, 2009

  • Integrating technology into the classroom, including blogs, wikis, website design, copyright law, use of creative commons, the Microsoft Office Suite, and digital portfolio design

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

  • Yorktown eLearning Conference, Muncie, Indiana – July 2013 – Blogging in the Classroom
  • Boyne Tech Conference, Boyne City, Michigan – June 2014 – Formative Assessment with Google Forms
  • Warsaw e3 Technology Conference, Warsaw, Indiana – July 2014 – Google Forms in the Classroom
  • Notre Dame A.C.E. Program, Notre Dame, Indiana – July 2014 – Digital Assessment Tools
  • Boyne Tech Conference, Boyne City, Michigan – June 2015 – Building a Classroom Website
  • Penn-Harris-Madison Technovation Road Trip, Granger, Indiana – July 2015 – Nearly Instantaneous Formative Assessment Feedback using Google Forms
  • Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning Annual Conference – March 2016 – Trials and Tribulations of a First Year EdTech Coach & Instantaneous Feedback Using Google Forms and Flubaroo
  • Boyne Tech Conference, Boyne City, Michigan – June 2016 – Take Your Presentation Tool to the Next Level – Using Presentation Tools as Graphic Design Tool
  • Warsaw e3 Technology Conference, Warsaw, Indiana – July 2016 – Take Your Presentation Tool to the Next Level – Using Presentation Tools as Graphic Design Tool
  • Intentional Innovation Conference, Waterloo, Indiana – July 2016 – Take Your Presentation Tool to the Next Level – Using Presentation Tools as Graphic Design Tool
  • Penn-Harris-Madison Technovation, Granger, Indiana – July 2016 – Take Your Presentation Tool to the Next Level – Using Presentation Tools as Graphic Design Tool
  • Indiana Connected Educators Annual Conference, Noblesville, Indiana – October 2016 – Take Your Presentation Tool to the Next Level – Using Presentation Tools as Graphic Design Tool & Trials and Tribulations of a First Year EdTech Coach
  • miGoogle Conference – Lake Fenton, Michigan – November 2016 – Take Your Presentation Tool to the Next Level – Using Presentation Tools as Graphic Designers
  • Indiana Connected Educators Annual Conference — November 2016 – Take Your Presentation Tool to the Next Level – Using Presentation Tools as Graphic Designers & Trials and Tribulations of a First Year EdTech Coach
  • Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning Annual Conference — March 2017 — Adventures by Chromebook – Chromebooks in the K-8 Classroom &  Redefine Your Google Slides

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)
Indiana Connected Educators (ICE)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

REFERENCES

References available upon request

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