George Edward Avent
Sanford, NC 27332-8043
Baruch College of Business and Public Administration, City University of New York
-BBA Degree, Bachelor of Business and Public Administration
Purdue Global University (Formerly Kaplan University) - Davenport, IA
-MAT Degree, Master of Arts in Teaching (4:00 GPA)
Walden University - Baltimore, MD
-Doctorate Studies (Specialty: CIA - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Presently/Candidate for Doctoral Degree, 3.79 GPA, January 2020.
COMPUTER SKILLS – Proficiency in Microsoft MS Office - databases, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint and applications. Experience with Learning Management Software (LMS) Blackboard and Moodle, IBM SPSS Statistics Software and Microsoft Excel for Data Analysis. Fluent in relational databases and SQL, WC Online and Skype for Business. Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software. Knowledge of Distance Learning Design Software such as Adobe Connect, and Collaborative Systems such as SharePoint. Expert in e-learning systems such as Articulate Storyline 360.
WORK EXPERIENCE – Purdue Global University, Davenport, IA - March 2016 to Present
Graduate Assistant (Tutoring): Duties and Responsibilities: Providing online instructional tutoring to students in statistics through Blackboard LMS and Moodle LMS advanced level IBM SPSS, and Microsoft Excel for Data Analysis. Conducting live, scheduled tutoring sessions via WC Online: The Center’s online scheduling, recordkeeping, and reporting and Skype for Business: The Center’s platform for screen sharing, video, and conversation in tutoring appointments. Tutoring including evenings and weekends (required), to serve needs of a global student body. Corresponding with students via the Center’s e-mail accounts. Presenting live webinars on topics relevant to students and actively participating in the Academic Skills Center’s student initiatives. Attending Academic Skills Center Tutoring team meetings online.
Skills teaching, coaching, or mentoring graduate students online.
Superb analytical, problem solving, and communication skills, including strong writing skills for corresponding with students via the Center’s e-mail role accounts in clear, grammatically correct replies written in a professional tone.
Superb knowledge of Curriculum Design, Instruction and Assessment, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, and Program Evaluation.
Ability to provide positive, constructive feedback to diverse adult students in conversation and in writing.
Ability in teaching and learning in online Learning Management Systems (Blackboard and Moodle).
Ability to apply and utilize analytical software.
Ability to adapt to all levels of learners, and approach students with different learning strategies to help them develop their achievement levels.
Capable of demonstrating perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations (Virtual).
Capable of teaching liberal arts: History, English, Art, and Music.
WORK EXPERIENCE - Parae, Inc., New York, NY – January 2006 to January 2016.
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER: Provided online and blended learning highly accountable virtual education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12, and other learning institutions including private schools globally. Served families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions through tuition-free public schools, full-time and private school programs, and turnkey online courses for brick and mortar schools assessable anywhere.
Reporting to the Director of Instructional Leadership Consulting Services and is responsible for supporting the instructional leaders/teacher managers at schools in advancing online teaching and learning in alignment with core education standards and learning science research.
Partnering with client schools to identify school-specific needs and provide appropriate, customized support to improve instructional efficacy, accelerate student performance, and improve state test scores, with a focus on improving academic outcomes in the subject matter.
Applying experience directly managing, coaching, or mentoring teachers to improve student performance in a virtual teaching environment.
Building and consistently strengthen relationships with school stakeholders.
Tracking and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to discover trends and act strategically and effectively to improve teacher effectiveness and accelerate student performance.
Translating education research into practice.
Exhibiting excellent research, written, and oral communication skills.
Working collaboratively in a fast-paced work environment with multiple competing deadlines.
WORK EXPERIENCE: A-Mark Data, New York, NY - January 1998 to January 2006. CURRICULUM DEVELOPER: Provided business-to-business consulting enterprise computer hardware and software services to colleges and universities in the choice and use of curriculum-driven Interactive Communications Systems for Education (ICT). The technology permits teachers to import learning materials such as Lesson Plans or Unit Plans and develop Curriculum Maps electronically and teach from a computer screen or an interactive whiteboard, and interactively relay it to student’s computers, tablets, laptops and/or smartphones. Students with learning disabilities (LD), student effected with English as a second language(ELS), and student affected by diverse socioeconomic status (SES) learn along with the general school population. Role of the Providing Instructional Leader/Designer: A - Function as Network Manager in Maintaining the Schoolwide Network, and B – Serve as Official Technical Liaison with all District Staff, and C- Demonstrate knowledge of Local Area Network (LAN) and its components, and D – Assist with the Design and Maintenance of a Site-Developed Webpage, and E – Teacher & Staff & Student Training.
Facilitated the integration of technology into the curriculum.
Developed and recommended staff development and training plan for site technology use.
Organized and participated in a site technology planning committee
Developed and maintained up-to-date site documentation
Demonstrated ability to use and train in the use of multimedia
Practiced use of databases, spreadsheets, and applications
Implemented and managed lab/classroom usages, schedules, and policies
Affected a student-use accountability system
Executed and implement a Disaster Recovery Plan
Performed additional tasks as assigned