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Sheila U. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 21, 2014

Sheila U.

   United States
  |   Tempe, AZ

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I hold a master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Design and have taught in both K-12 and university settings since 2000. Outside of the classroom, I have authored three curriculum guides as well as been the go-to person for adding media enhancements to e-learning courses. Inside of the classroom, I have been the change agent when it comes to technology integration with staff. Creating policies and policy manuals has been consistent in all of my experience. In the private sector, I had the pleasure of a wide variety of experiences...

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Curriculum Design
Problem Solving
Public Speaking
Social Media


GT Advanced Technologies
Instructional Designer
2014 - 2014
Contract position through Renaissance Personnel for three weeks which was extended. Create quality-training materials for the training department regarding highly technical processes as well as...
University of Advancing Technology
Dean of Curriculum/Library
2013 - 2014
As the Dean of Curriculum, I was responsible for all University curricula. I streamlined all processes surrounding the development and implementation of curricula. Keeping the students in mind, I...
ePublish Unum
Instructional Designer
2011 - 2014
I designed and produced online courses for independent authors introducing them to the digital world of publishing via Google Hangouts. Participant Guides were created through collaboration between...
Grand Canyon University
Adjunct Professor and Student Teacher Supervisor
2009 - 2013
As an adjunct professor, my goal was to teach best practices for using technology in the classroom to the next generation of educators. My students learned to use a variety of technological...
Future Educators of Arizona
2011 - 2012
I have spoke at multiple events throughout the state of Arizona to our future educators regarding the benefits of utilizing social media in the classroom. Presentation included "Social Media in the...
Grand Canyon University
Sr. Field Experience-Credential Specialist
2010 - 2011
One of the main responsibilities for the Credential Specialist is writing institutional recommendations and letters of completion for students who have recently graduated from GCU. In addition, I...
Ignite Phoenix
2010 - 2010
Selected to speak on photography. Presentation was titled "Capturing Life Through a Different Lens" and discussed ways to capture images.
PodCampAZ 2008
Speaker Chairman and Oversite Committee
2008 - 2010
PodCamp AZ is a two day event centered around various types of media. The event features sixty different speaking slots over the course of the two days. I contacted more than 75 speakers...
Dark Overlord Media
2009 - 2009
I wrote the curriculum guide for New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler for his book The Rookie.
Kyrene School District
7th Grade Language Arts Teacher
2007 - 2008
The student population at Kyrene Middle school is quite diverse. Teaching a diverse population takes a teacher who can create a classroom that is a safe environment for all. I believe I created...
Dragon Page With Class
2006 - 2007
Dragon Page With Class was a project started between two teachers, myself and a special education teacher. We interviewed young adult authors and get background into how and why they came up with...
Cottonwood Oak-Creek School District
7th Grade Language Arts Teacher
2003 - 2007
Beyond my 7th grade teaching responsibilities, I was the “go-to tech teacher” for staff. One of the highlights of my K-12 experience was providing one-on-one assistance to staff on how to...
Discovery Connection
Lead Teacher
2003 - 2003
I was hired for the purpose of getting the program off the ground. This project included setting the curriculum for the school year, meeting the state safety requirements for the site, hiring...
Happy Valley Basic School
1st Grade Teacher
2001 - 2002
Happy Valley Basic ability groups students for language arts and math classes. The ability grouping allowed me to focus on giving all of the students within my group what they needed without...
Arizona Montessori Charter School
1st Grade Teacher
2000 - 2001
Arizona Montessori was my introduction to teaching children. Coming into a classroom mid-year always has its challenges. This was a bigger challenge than normal due to the fact that the former...
GE Travel Center/Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Coprorate Trainer and Internal Auditor
1998 - 2000
As part of an elite team managing and training staff and consultants, I created multiple classes to improve efficiencies and standardize processes, and coached and trained employees (both new and...


Stanford University
Individual Class
Ottawa University
University of Phoenix
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