Candace Marcotte

One educator, determined to create an engaging and dynamic experience for learners of all ages.

Bio/Experience

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What are all of the essentials that one lists in a Bio…and more importantly, who sets the said standards? Questions like these are ones that you will find me asking. I am a curious learner, looking to the world to inspire my inquisitive nature. In the classroom, I try to model this in order to create a passion for learning among my students (whether child or adult).  Currently, I am the MAET Program Coordinator at Michigan State University. I have also worked as a 1:1 Technology Facilitator in Illinois, a 6th grade science and ELA teacher in Michigan, and as an instructor for the MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship.  Education and technology are my game and I always look forward to growing as a digital and global citizen.

“I challenge you to make your life like a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”

 –Anthony Robbins

EDUCATION

Michigan State University : East Lansing, MI
Master’s of Arts in Educational Technology July 2012
“Learning Technology and Culture, Study Abroad Program”

The University of Michigan-Dearborn:   Dearborn, MI
Bachelor of Arts , Graduated with High Distinction May 2009
Major:  Language Arts    Minor:  Integrated Science

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Runner-up in Tech & Learning’s Leader of the Year Program, 2011
  • Teacher of the Year, Fortis Academy 2011-2012
  • UM-Dearborn Chancellor’s Medallion
  • UM-Dearborn Student Teacher Panelist
  • UM-Dearborn Distinguished Student Leadership Scholarship
  • UM-Dearborn Service Learning Award
  • Michigan Campus Compact Community Service Impact Award
  • UM-Dearborn Emerging Student Leader 

CERTIFICATIONS

State of Michigan Elementary Provisional

  • Endorsements:  Language Arts (BX); Integrated Science (DI); Educational Technology (NP)

State of  Illinois Professional Educator

EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING

 Michigan State University     
Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET), Program Coordinator  02/16-Current

  • Advising, curriculum development, teaching, social media management, and outreach for the MAET Program. 

 Michigan State University     
MSU-WIPRO STEM and Leadership Teaching Fellowship, Program Coordinator  06/14-Current

  • Collaborating with the instructional team to design adult learning opportunities in a year-long fellowship, comprised of 25 Chicago Public School teachers.  This fellowship is a hybrid of online and face to face learning.

 Springman Middle School     Glenview, IL
Technology Facilitator   08/12-01/16

  • Overseeing/Coordinating technology integration for 850+ students and 90+ staff members
  • Overseeing/Coordinating the 1:1 resource allocation rollout at the middle school (iPad)
  • Working with Executive Technology Director and Technology Facilitator team to support the district’s strategic plan and provide professional development relating to the district’s goals
  • Planning and implementing district-wide and building-wide professional development related to instructional technology
  • Collaborating with staff members to support instructional strategies and design with digital resources
  • Member of the DALFA Committee (Digital Age Learning For All)
  • Member of the Common Core Math Curriculum Mapping Committee
  • Member of the Next Generation Science Standards Mapping Committee
  • Tech Club co-sponsor and collaborating on development of a makerspace in both middle school libraries

 Michigan State University     Online
Educational Technology Certificate Instructor   01/13-05/14

  • Teaching online courses for the Educational Technology Certificate program: CEP 810 (Teaching for Understanding with Technology), CEP 811 (Adapting Innovative Technologies in Education), and CEP 812 (Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practice)

♦ Fortis Academy, National Heritage Academies    Ypsilanti, MI 
Science and Language Arts Teacher, 6th Grade  
08/09-08/12  

  • Developing an inquiry science curriculum for 6th grade (Earth, Life, Physical Science, and models & designs)
  • Designing and planning the Language Arts lessons for the entire 6th grade team.
  • Strong emphasis placed on formative assessment and tracking student data.
  • Co-sponsor of Lego League robotics team
  • Sponsor of National Junior Honor Society, JV Cheerleading Coach and Assistant of the competition squad, JV Basketball Coach
  • Co-chair of the staff morale committee, developed and implemented staff recognition program.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create annual “Invention Convention” to display student inventions.
  • Member of the reading committee (developed AR technology workshops, planned school-wide activities). 

 Northville Public Schools   Northville, MI
Summer School Teacher, 1st-2nd Grade Transitional  06/09-07/09

  • Developed and delivered innovative lesson plans to students ranging from 1st-3rd grade, in the areas of reading, writing, math, and science.
  • Differentiated learning for students with Down Syndrome and Asperger’s Disorder.

♦ Amerman Elementary School , Northville Public Schools   Northville, MI
Student Teacher, 5th Grade01/09 – 04/09

  • Successfully collaborated with teammates on planning daily lessons for class in all subject areas.
  • Incorporated creativity and provided community learning experiences into daily lessons.
  • Modified lessons for child with Down Syndrome by collaborating with Special Education Teacher.
  • Emphasized the importance of reading and writing through pen-palling with local fire fighters.
  • Contributed as a co-sponsor of Student Council, helping to open the school store.
  • Participated in direct discussion with Principal during a weekly “Seminar on Effective Teaching”.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
  • ICE (Illinois Computing Educators)