Resume

Sarah Van Loo
email: [email protected]

Summary

Certified Visual Arts educator with five years’ experience teaching computer science, engineering, and visual arts as a co-teacher and as a specialist, as well as personal experience using computational thinking and coding to create art. Passionate about collaborating with fellow educators to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) disciplines and enhance students’ learning as they make connections across the curriculum. Experienced in implementing Project Lead The Way (PLTW) elementary computer science and engineering modules and in developing standards-based curriculum as a K-12 subject area specialist.

 

Teaching Qualifications

Visual Arts Education (LQ) K-12
April 2018 State of Michigan
License PF0000000963103
Educational Technology Endorsement (NP) 6-12
September 2018 State of Michigan

 

Education

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
2016-present
Master of Arts in Educational Technology
Cumulative GPA 4.0 (4.0 scale)
30 credits completed to date
Degree anticipated December 2018
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
2010-2012
Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate
Visual Arts Education (LQ) K-12
GPA 3.93 (4.0 scale)
Equivalent to Bachelor of Art Education
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
1992-1996
Bachelor of Business Administration
Accounting Information Systems
GPA 3.79 (4.0 scale)

 

Teaching Experience

PLTW/STEAM Educator
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2016-Present
Responsible for collaborating with classroom teachers to implement Project Lead The Way computer science and engineering curriculum in two buildings, presenting building-level and district-level professional development, organizing and managing materials, communicating with families, evaluating student data, participating in school improvement initiatives, and presenting student work at the district STEAM Expo and building Project Lead The Way Expos.
Visual Arts Educator
Lincoln Consolidated Schools
Ypsilanti, Michigan
2015-2016
Responsible for developing and teaching standards-based Visual Arts curriculum in a K-5 setting across three elementary school buildings, organizing and managing art materials in a variety of media, communicating with families, evaluating student data, participating in school improvement initiatives, and displaying student artwork.
Honey Creek Community School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2013-2015
Responsible for developing and teaching standards-based Visual Arts curriculum in a K-8, project-based learning environment, collaborating with other educators to create integrated curriculum across disciplines, organizing and managing art materials in a variety of media, evaluating student data, displaying student artwork, communicating with families, and maintaining an online art gallery of student artworks.
Forest School
Ypsilanti, Michigan
2013-2015
Long-term substitute placement through Professional Education Services Group.
Responsible for developing and teaching standards-based Visual Arts curriculum in grades 2-12 in a school for students who are certified with Severe Emotional Impairments, organizing and managing art materials in a variety of media, evaluating student data, accommodating individual needs, and developing relationships with students and staff to help foster those students’ ability to succeed.

 

Professional Presentations

College of Education Technology Conference
East Lansing, Michigan
November 2018
Michigan State University
Presented a session on supporting struggling students with learning computational thinking
Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo
Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 2018
Formerly Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire
Presented a maker project at a public event that showcased learning Arduino coding to create visual art
Project Lead The Way National Summit
Orlando, Florida
October 2017
Co-presented on the topic of integrating the arts into PLTW elementary curriculum
Ann Arbor Public Schools Summer Tech Academy
Ann Arbor, Michigan
August 2017
Co-presented on Seesaw: The Learning Journal to other district educators
Greater Lansing Mini Maker Faire
East Lansing, Michigan
July 2017
As part of Michigan State University’s Master of Arts in Educational Technology Year 1 Hybrid Program
On the committee responsible for planning, organizing, advertising, and presenting engaging projects designed to get elementary-aged students excited about the maker movement

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