Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies (Texas A&M University) Master's Degree Instructional Design and Technology (West Texas A&M University) Certifications: Self-Contained Grades 1-6 Reading Grades 1-8 Math Grades 1-6 Gifted and Talented Grades EC-12 Technology Applications Grades EC-12 @MrsShawGTT
Online Instructional Design Consultant
I started my career in a tiny district just north of College Station named Mumford ISD. I taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade ELA over the course of 9 years while in Mumford. My family then made the move to Fort Worth and I started a new job in Keller ISD teaching 6th grade language arts. After one year with 6th grade, I made the switch to GT by serving as the GT specialist for my 5th/6th grade campus. In 2010, I had the opportunity to move to the new 5-8 campus in Keller and I accepted a role teaching Gateway to Technology to 8th graders. While in this role, I discovered that I LOVE middle school kids! I continued in my role at the middle school for 3 years. I was then offered an amazing opportunity to work in professional development at the district level and excitedly accepted. While working with professional development, I worked with our district LMS, technology training, coaching and 1st year teacher academy.
I accepted a position at ESC Region 11 as an Online Instructional Design Consultant in September of 2016. As an Online Instructional Designer, I work with the Purple House districts on Canvas implementation and integration. I also work with internal consultants on designing engaging online professional development to support the districts in Region 11.