Subject(s): Information and Communication Technology
Grade(s): Middle School / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / College / Other
School: Yew Wah International Education School
I Mr. Paul Ravuru, am working as Teacher & HOD for the Department of IT, teaching Cambridge program ICT, Computer Science and Accounting for IGCSE & A Level Students in Yew Wah International Education School of Yantai, Shandong, PRC since March, 2007. I also taught various subjects like Accounting and Finance, Developing Ethical values, Critical Thinking and Independent learning, Investigative Study, Applications of IT in Academic and Professional Contexts etc., in Yew Chung Community College for three years, online classes with Moodle.
I am also working with Cloud Computing and adapted teaching students’ trough wikis and blogs and modern flipped learning methods. My Students became Cambridge Outstanding in China in the year 2011, 2013 & 2014. I developed curriculum content for my regular class with Udemy, Google , Zoho, Wix, Edmodo, Sophia, Wikispaces etc., Some are made public and many are in private.
From 2012, as Power School Administrator @ District Level. I Setup Power School for Yantai Yew Wah, phase wise. Collected Data, Analyzed, Designed, Developed, Tested, Trained Administration Staff, Teachers, Implemented, Evaluated, and trying to improve by collecting feedback from all directions. During this process to help all the staff, I developed screen casted presentations & recorded short audio & video demonstrations on various topics related to Power School operations to simplify the common staff needs & distributed through share folder and uploaded in video sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, youku & tudou. And made it available through embedded videos through various websites like, http://powerteacher.weebly.com/. I organized in systematic order and made it available as a free online course through www.udemy.com/powerschool also experimenting with Curriculum, Content, Knowledge, Teaching & Learning Management Systems like http://ywies.talentlms.com/
I was Intel & Microsoft Certified Master Trainer. Partner In Learning Trainer with Microsoft. Edmodo Certified online Teacher, Udemy Certified Online Teacher, Sophia Certified Online Teacher And recently I was also qualified as K-12 Blended & Online Learning professional organized by Kennesaw State University USA. I am attending online educational conferences from 2012 onwards including the recent Global Education Conference. And attended online Global Education Conference for School Administrators. I am exploring & empowering myself with 21st century web teaching tools.
My Background - I was a classroom teacher for 17 years prior to moving into administrative leadership 5 years ago Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Special Education Director Special Education Teacher Social Studies Teacher BA in Social Studies & Secondary Education, M.Ed in Special Education, & M.Ed. in Educational Leadership What Energizes Me (in addition to my family) Learning and Sharing with my Colleagues Being a Connected Educator Integrating technology with curriculum and pedagogy Staying current with education research Reading, learning, & continual improvement Where I am Going Beginning to connect Professional Learning Communities with Systems Thinking Adjunct professor in Curriculum and Instruction for MAT program at Bryant University Exploring options for Ed.D
I have been teaching for 11 years now at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Forest Grove, OR. I received my undergraduate from Oregon State University, and my MAT from Pacific University. I teach English language arts, two sections of each regular and honors. I am in my third year of flipping my language arts classes and second year of going 1:1 with ipads. Our school has also been progressive in switching all of our proficiencies (we run a proficiency/mastery model) from our state standards to CCSS, Our middle school has also instituted STEM across the curriculum! Flipping has been my answer to save the bulk of my English curriculum while still fitting in the STEM approach. I am also one of two tech coaches in our building and I am very excited to see the transformation of the staff here at our school as well as our students as we utilize technology and pedagogy to engage and instruct our students. I recently wrote a chapter in the much anticipated followup to Bergman and Sams book on flipping called Flipping 2.0. Obviously, I utilize a lot of digital media for my students, feel free to check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Cp5Xjn7ic-3BjtrBS0QVg/videos?view=0&flow=grid Connect via edmodo, Schoology, and twitter (@MrsCarterHLA), as well as here on Sophia. I have both a blog of reflection on my classroom instruction and a couple of websites to organize all videos and handouts for my students: *HLA: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/mrs-carter-s-hla/ *ELA: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/mrscarterela/ *Tech Support: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/nams-teacher-tech-support/ *Flipping 2.0 tinyurl.com/flipping20 I have one five year old daughter named Molly, a loving husband, and Wheaton terrier named Winston. My husband owns his own printing and art gallery in the Pearl in downtown Portland, so to say we aren't a super busy family is somewhat of an understatement! Wouldn't change it for the world though, life is good!
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.