CHRIS ELDRED

I am interested in your opening for a Middle School STEM educator or Technical Support Specialist. I have 18 years experience teaching shop/STEM in a middle school environment. I have extensive experience teaching about the design process, problem solving, programing, robotics, media production, CAD, and 3D printing. Many of the projects my students created involve using technology, usually software or a resource on a computer. I routinely presented tutorials using a projector and produced tutorial videos that were published in a LMS.

In addition to my classroom experience, I have led numerous technology professional development sessions in my district and at MACUL. I also assisted with updating the school’s website and coordinated the yearbook for 6 years.

For my contributions to our learning community, I have also been recognized by the Howell school board on several occasions. I am also proud to have been recognized by Microsoft and State Superintendent Mike Flanagan for collaborative projects.

EXPERIENCE

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2002 to 2020
I taught Applied Technology and STEM at Parker Middle School. Applied Technology is a quasi-industrial class where students build and test projects. I also presented technology pd sessions and produced the Parker Middle School Yearbook for six years. More...

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2015 to Present
I am webmaster for Community Theatre of Howell. I supervised the conversion of the website with a new content management system and host. I continue to update the site and manage some of the e-commerce operations. CTH Website

EDUCATION

Western Michigan University
Masters of Educational Technology
2004 to 2010

I learned how technology of all kinds is used in the educational setting. I choose to get my a Masters Degree in Educational Technology because of my interest in learning about technology. One of the main areas of study for this program was online learning. I use what I learned to create media that I make available online for student to review as needed.

Central Michigan University
B.S. in Secondary Education
Certification: IX Industrial Educational (K-12)
1997 to 2002

I studied Industrial Education with a focus on graphic arts. I worked as a graphic arts lab assistant for two years. I interned at West Intermediate in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Recording Workshop, Chillicothe, Ohio
Audio Engineering Certification
Fall 1994

I studied audio engineering and live sound reinformcement. I continue to use my expertise in media production and sound for live events.

SKILLS

Lesson Design
I am well versed in many of the G Suite for Education tools, including Google Classroom. I routinely create assignments and instructional media for classroom and online use.

Educational Tech and Online Learning
I am skilled at using computer applications to accomplish a wide variety of tasks including video editing (Example), website creation (Example), desktop publishing, CAD, 3D printing, and many of the computer skills a teacher requires.

Professional Development
In addition to my classroom experience, I have led numerous technology professional development sessions in my former district and at MACUL.

AWARDS

Microsoft U.S. Innovative Teachers Forum
Redmond, WA
2006

Recognition for collaborating with colleague on a service learning project.

Letter of Accomodation (View)
Mike Flanagan
Superintendent of Public Instruction

Letter of recognition congratulating a colleague and I on the success of cross-curricular class.

Howell Public Schools Award of Excellence
School board recognition for my contributions to the learning community on four separate occasions.