Thursday, July 19, 2007

Resume--as of July 18,2007

Norman J. Constantine

1807 Packer Court
Bowie, Maryland
Phone 301-908-2996

To obtain a position of leadership and responsibility in the area of E-learning where I can use my technology and teaching skills to engage learners in the study of the subject and serve as an example and mentor for other learning guides in integrating technology into social learning communities.

1968-1972 State University College Buffalo
BA History, 1972

1975-1978 University of Maryland College Park
MA American Studies, 1978

2000-present University of Maryland University College
MS Distance Education
Expected completion date Aug 2007

Professional experience
2004-present St. Mary’s High School Annapolis, MD
Technology Associate for Curriculum Technology Integration, School Scheduler, Teacher and Coach

§ Responsible for assisting teachers, administration and staff to integrate computer technology into their face-to-face classes in both the administrative and teaching sphere, and to develop an online presence for offered classes.
§ Responsible for developing and implementing the prototype for the St. Mary’s On-Line Advanced Placement Program. A course in AP European History was presented in the summer of 2005 in conjunction with the school history teacher.
§ Responsible for creating the school schedule along with Assistant Principal for Academics and assisting the Guidance Office with Transcripts, Report Cards and record keeping.
§ Created and offered the first course in Computer Programming offered at St. Mary’s High School in the Fall of 2006. (face to face). Currently developing an on-line version of the course.
§ Named Maryland K-12 Distance Educator of the Year 2006 by the Maryland Distance Learning Association
§ Created a course, Creating and Using Interactive Web Activities on a Class Website for the Archdiocese of Baltimore teachers offered completely on-line.
§ Coach of the JV Soccer Team and moderator of the Mock Trial Team.

Professional experience
1997-2004 St. Albans School, Washington DC
Chairman Computer Science Department, School Scheduler, Teacher and Coach.
§ Responsible for budgeting, equipment acquisition, and course planning and creation for the Computer Science Department
§ Responsible for developing the school schedule each year for classes, teachers and students as well as the publication of the St. Albans’ Program of Study
§ Teacher of Introduction to Computer Networking, Visual Basic, Advanced Placement Computer Science in Pascal, C++ and JAVA, Digital Photography, Digital Video, Advanced Digital Movie Making, Multimedia and Web Page Design, as well as several independent studies in special topics ranging from cryptography to 3D character design.
§ Served on the Curriculum Committee, the Technology Committee, and the Coordinate Committee.
§ Served as Chess Coach, Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, advisor to the Net Society, developed and organized an Internet Radio Station, produced an Internet talk radio program, Norm at Night and participated in a political interview show simulation for the St. Albans School of Public Service. broadcast over the Internet.
§ Teacher of Summer School in Computer Programming, Multimedia Web Site Design, and Digital Photography.
§ Technology Teacher for the National Cathedral Scholars Program. Taught Web Design and Cyber-Culture Studies to DC Public School students. Assisted them in creating a literary magazine, The Scholar, in both print and electronic versions.
§ Participated as a trainer in staff training programs in the use of technology in school.
§ Participated in 4 Franz Merrick Summer Grant program for technology use in school as a trainer with Russian, English, and History teachers.
Professional experience
1996-1997 National Multimedia Association
Director, Technical Support
§ Responsible for supervising the technical support functions of the association assisting Multimedia professionals with Internet issues and professional development in the area of web usage.
§ Responsible for maintaining the technical support Web Site and the development of educational programs in Internet use and culture..
§ Moderated an electronic discussion group on multimedia issues.

Professional experience
1979-1996 The Newport School Kensington, MD
Chairman, Computer Science Department, Director of Publications, Director of Summer Programs, Teacher and Coach.
§ Responsible for budget development, curriculum development, hardware acquisition, staff development and staff supervision for the Computer Science Department.
§ Responsible for the installation and care of a 14 node LAN (Windows NT), the installation and care of an Internet Gateway, (LINUX) for the LAN and the implementation of a school-wide e-mail system.
§ Responsible for the establishment of a school publications office, publication and distribution of a weekly school newsletter, the development of an in-house graphic design group to support the publication office, and the development of electronic versions of all school publications.
§ Responsible for the re-design and development of the Newport Schools Summer Program. Supervised and hired staff, developed and administrated the program budget, developed program media plan and actively participated in program instruction in computers, chess, model railroading and model car racing.
§ Teacher of Advanced Placement Computer Science in Pascal, Computer Applications (Microsoft Office), Web Page Design, Chess, Computers and Problem Solving, (Creativity and Thinking Skills), Pre-calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Algebra II and Trigonometry, 4th-6th grade mathematics, Advanced Placement English (team teach), 9th grade Honors English, 7th and 8th grade English, 11th grade American History, Economics and American Government.
§ Served as Varsity Boys High School Soccer Coach 1990-1994, High School Varsity Girl’s Basketball Coach 1992, High School Girls Varsity Softball Coach 1988-1992, Varsity High School Chess Coach 1985-1995, High School Mathematics Assistant Coach, 1988-1992, Coach and moderator of Project ICONS international relations simulation team at University of Maryland College Park.
§ Served as advisor to the school yearbook, the Chess Club, (winning several Maryland team championships and coaching two Maryland individual High School Champions and 2 Maryland Middle School champions), Model Railroad and Slot car club, Debate Club, Student Book Store, Aviation Club and Computer Club.
§ Received the Tandy Technology Scholar Award
§ Received the Project ICONS Simulation Service Award
§ Received the Newport School Athletic Director’s Award

Professional experience
1975-1979 Department of Resident Life, University of Maryland College Park.
Residence Hall Community Development
§ Responsible for the development of educational, cultural, social and athletic activities for a 1500 member residence hall community.
§ Responsible for developing staff training programs for the Residence Assistant staff
§ Responsible for the development of a community newsletter with the residence hall community..

Professional experience
1973-1974 United States Navy
Commissioned Ensign USNR, June 1973
§ Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola FL.
§ Primary Naval Flight Officer Training, Pensacola FL
§ Advanced Navigation Training, Corpus Christi, TX
§ Honorable Discharge , 1974

Computer Hardware and Software Experience
Operating Systems-Linux, Windows XP
Application Software-Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Frontpage, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe In-Design, Macromedia Studio MX, and many open source programs for various tasks such as mp3 recording and mixing, podcast and blog production, and geography programs), and Blackbaud Scheduling and Administrative Package

Learning Management Systems (Learning and Teaching with)-Blackboard, WebTycho, and Moodle.

Languages-Fortran, Basic, Pascal Java, C, C++ and HTML.

Community Activities

South Bowie Boys and Girls Club-Soccer Coach, Baseball Coach, Basketball Coach, and Board of Directors.

Bowie Boys and Girls Club- Soccer Coach

Bowie Soccer United Soccer Club-Soccer Coach

Freestate Soccer Alliance- Soccer Coach

Maryland Chess Association- Board of Directors, Membership Secretary, National United States Chess Federation voting member, Editor Maryland Chess Newsletter.

References Submitted upon Request

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