MICHAEL STEIN

Professional Profile & History

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ABOUT

For over twenty years I have been working with technology in the design, marketing, and education professions. My experience illustrates specific examples of my technology and leadership activities with strengths as a creative thinker, problem solver, with the ability to execute long-range projects and communicate with clients, students, and staff. I enjoy the challenges which come with effectively bridging communication and educational technologies while making education work for all students.

 
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MY EXPERIENCE

Background & Expertise

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION COACH
BERKS CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

July 2017 - Present

• Assist Instructors to create curriculum to positively impact student outcomes
• Plan and implement professional development sessions and in-services
• Researched, vetted, and planned Student Information System
• Manage the Learning Management System and train faculty on use
• Research and present recommendations regarding software initiatives
• Provide input and insight on ways to increase staff use of technology
• Participated and led appropriate and relevant committees
• Developed model for Group Action Research differentiated supervision
• Developed new instructor induction program
• Created school’s online telepresence robot STEM curriculum model

INSTRUCTOR – ADVERTISING ART & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 
BERKS CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

August 2003 - July 2017

• Curriculum development and instruction
• Grade and assessment management
• Special committee appointments
• Lead Teacher/Mentor responsibilities (2011-2015)
• Facilitated professional development instruction
• NOCTI Exam development and cut score evaluations (via PDE)
• 70+ individual student contest winners, awards, and achievements
• Annual advanced end-of-program test score achievement
• Established a model for multi-classroom CTE curriculum

OWNER - CREATIVE MANAGER
DIGITAL BRUSH STUDIOS, LLC

December 2002 - Present

• Provide Internet consulting, web hosting and digital design services.

OCA - TEST EXAMINER/CONTENT EXPERT/CONSULTANT
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

August 2010 - August 2015

• Curriculum content alignment to course standards
• Exam development for subject matter expert candidates
• Administration of OCA candidate panel reviews and performance evaluations

INTERACTIVE PROJECT MANAGER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
NIEMCZYK HOFFMANN GROUP 

January 1998 - December 2002

• Project design and management
• Development of internet, intranet, extranet sites and interactive kiosks
• Maintenance contracts and client relations
• Oversight of the interactive department

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER 

January 1997 - December 1998

• Clients included St. Laurent Paperboard Corporation, Reinsel & Company, LLC, Wind-lock Corporation, and Kutztown University

 
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MY EDUCATION

What I've Learned

CAREER AND TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Expected June 2022

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Expectations for Professional Education for School and System Leaders.
Certification: Vocational Supervisor Certification  | June 2019
Certification: Vocational Director Certification | Expected June 2022

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION - INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
WILKES UNIVERSITY

June 2019

Graduate degree program leveraging digital-age learning with the skillset to integrate current and emerging technologies into contemporary pre-K–12 learning environments. In additional to the master's degree, the program includes Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist.
Certification: Instructional Technology Specialist

CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

December 2009

Non-degree graduate program to complete only the coursework and in-service necessary to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education certification requirements for the associated teacher certification.
Certification: Vocational Instruction I
Certification: Vocational Instruction II

BACHELOR OF FINE ART - COMMUNICATION DESIGN
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

December 1997

Bachelor of Fine Arts program, the preferred degree as stipulated by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Communication Design is both Middle States and NASAD accredited.

 

MY SKILLS

No matter the role or project, I’m confident in the skill set I bring to the table.
Take a look below to learn more about my specific abilities.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Conceived and designed graphic projects addressing identified client goals.

  • Identified and directed development teams in overall design and execution of interactive projects.

  • Analyzed current practices, improved, and formatted curriculum, instructional staff training, data file organization, and records management systems for enterprise wide modeling and use.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
MANAGEMENT

  • Skilled in managing both people and projects, with the vision to strategize the action steps needed to attain long and short-term goals.

  • Recognized for maintaining working relationships built on trust and respect with numerous industry contacts.

  • Maintained employee trust and confidence in executing personalized instructional training and education programs.

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Liaison with systems staff to provide information for the development of advanced online interactive capabilities, most notably customer activity tracking, online traffic mapping, user interface design and internet business systems integration.

  • Identified instructional needs and paired addressable concerns with educational technology best suited for instructor’s use in the classroom.

  • Implemented and developed electronic curriculum systems focused on development, distribution and grading of curriculum and associated materials through learning management and student management systems.

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, AWARDS, & RECOGNITIONS

PRESENTER - (VIRTUAL) INTEGRATED LEARNING CONFERENCE

November 2020

Presentation about how COVID’s impact on instruction in CTE created an opportunity for instructional innovation.  Instructors were enabled with tools and techniques to provide communication, lesson delivery, instructional support, and assessment in an uncertain learning environment.

PACTA - BEST PRACTICE - GROUP ACTION RESEARCH

June 2019

Pennsylvania Association of Career & Technical Administrators

Developed and implemented a cohort to conduct a Group Action Research project that tracked the use of the flipped learning instructional strategy in their labs.

http://pacteresources.com/2019/06/group-action-research/

PACTA BEST PRACTICE - MENTOR & NEW TEACHER INDUCTION

February 2019

Pennsylvania Association of Career & Technical Administrators

Developed and implemented a stand-alone, three-year induction program for new teachers at Berks Career & Technology Center. Highly organized and comprehensive in scope, the induction program is designed to guide and support new teachers through their first three years of teaching.

http://pacteresources.com/2019/02/mentor-induction-program/

PRESENTER - INTEGRATED LEARNING CONFERENCE

November 2019

Presented best practice for newly created Mentor and New Teacher Induction program utilized at Berks Career & Technology Center.

PRESENTER - INTEGRATED LEARNING CONFERENCE

November 2018

Presented best practice for management of Instructional Coach facilitated Differentiated Observation Group Action Research program conducted at Berks Career & Technology Center.

ACA CERTIFICATION

2014 - Present

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, & Flash

CERTIFIED PRINT ED INSTRUCTOR

Issued 2006

  • Introduction to Graphic Communications

  • Graphic Design

  • Digital File Preparation and Output

USA HOCKEY CERTIFIED COACH

2012 - Present

Level IV Certification: 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under

MERIT AWARD

2003

CUNA Marketing Council

Redesign of Diamond Credit Union web site received the 2003 Merit Award from CUNA Marketing Council, a national network of credit union marketing and business development professionals.


LETTER OF COMMENDATION

2000

Arrow International, INC.

Commendation for client "minute to minute" response to clinical recall during medial Clinipad product crisis and maintenance of corporate international web presence. 


MARKETING ACHIEVEMENT FIRST PLACE AWARD

1998

Association for Accounting Marketing

Work with Regional Accounting Client yielded the 1998 Marketing Achievement First Place Award from the Association for Accounting Marketing for web site design services.

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

Lending a Helping Hand

October 2012 - April 2017

EAST PENN SCHOLASTIC HOCKEY LEAGUE

October 2013 – April 2017
Director of Communications

October 2012 – April 2016
Vice-President of Elementary Hockey 
August 2014 – April 2016
Ice Hockey Coach

April 2016 - Present

CONRAD WEISER ICE HOCKEY CLUB

06/2012 – present
President
04/2016 - present
Ice Hockey Coach

August 2010 - October 2013

CONRAD WEISER SOCCER CLUB

Youth Soccer Coach

March 2016 - May 2018

CONRAD WEISER LACROSSE CLUB

March 2016 - May 2017

Grade 3-4 Coach

March 2017 - May 2018

Grade 5-6 Coach