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Cynthia Sarver

Instructional Designer and Teacher Educator

P.O. Box 423, Cortland, NY 13045
T: 607-261-0248

Objective Help students and faculty achieve curricular goals through the exploration, implementation, and evaluation of digital
Profile Instructional designer with over eleven years experience in higher education and more than six years instructing
pre- and inservice teachers in educational technology and related learning theory; exceptional writing,
communication, and problem-solving skills; extensive experience designing, delivering, and managing blended,
hybrid, and distance learning courses, along with a wide range of related resources, programs, and workshops for
students, faculty, and community members.
Core Competencies E-Learning MOOC Design and Administration Web Design Badges Needs Assessment Project
Management Web Accessibility Strategic Planning Instructional Design Best Practices Blogging
Backwards Design Emerging Technologies Pedagogy and Learning Theory ADDIE model Graphic Design
Project-Based Learning 21st-Century Skills E-Folios Programmatic Collaboration Program & Course
Evaluation Event Planning Grant Writing Formative Assessment Curricular Development Teacher
Training Program Administration One-On-One Coaching Professional Development Research, Writing, and
Blackboard Moodle Taskstream PC, Mac, and mobile platforms Adobe CS6 & Web Design Premium
Camtasia Google collaborative and learning tools Wordpress Basic HTML and CSS Microsoft Office and
Macintosh iLife Wide range of cloud-based learning platforms Social media Constant Contact Video and
Audio Editing Screencasts and Podcasts
Work Experience Assistant Professor
Adolescent Education -- English, SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY -- 2005-Present
Responsible for developing and teaching courses in educational technology and pedagogical foundations and
methods in adolescent literacy; modeling best pedagogical practices; coordinating local outreach and project-based
learning with area teachers and community members around digital teaching and learning; coaching and
supervising developing teachers; designing and assessing curriculum; participating in program assessment, data
analysis, and curriculum mapping; developing and publishing program materials; and leading and collaborating on
numerous program- and university-wide initiatives.

Technology Consultant and Blogger
U.C. Berkeley History and Social Studies Project
Berkeley, CA 2012-2013
Collaborated with small instructional design team to help to strategize and design, implement, and evaluate social
media and digital tools in organizations Summer 2013 professional development institutes for K-16 teachers.
Regularly blogged on organizations featured Tech Tips column on Facebook.

Program Coordinator (BA, MAT, MSEd) 2009 - 2012
Adolescent Education -- English, SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY -- 2005-Present
Served as coordinator of and lead writer on successful NCATE accreditation reports for BA and MA programs;
conducted program and course assessment; organized faculty to create program policy and achieve established
goals; coordinated meetings and agendas; oversaw undergraduate and graduate admission and degree progress;
co-coordinated field placement of student teachers; maintained program alignment with university-wide policies and
procedures; administered programs Taskstream assessments and data; reported year-end results.
Selected Digital
Workshops and
AugmentED MOOC -- Created and facilitated open online learning community and course that helped
educators at various stages of their careers develop digital competencies.
Teacher Outreach Project -- Developed and coordinated multi-year project in which preservice
candidates serve colleagues in the field by integrating Web 2.0 tools into the latters lessons.
Wickwire Pool Project -- Co-created and administered interdisciplinary, project-based community
outreach project in which undergraduates from separate university courses collaborated to produce
different types of multi- and social media content for an interactive webpage dedicated to conserving a
local community pool.
Free Cool Tools (and a Tech Assistant!) for Increasing Student Outcomes -- Collaborated with local
K-12 administrator to conceptualize, secure funding for, and deliver workshop to interdisciplinary teams of
K-12 teachers in which they developed a project-based learning module that could be supported through
online social networking.
Flat Classroom Project Collaboration -- Collaborated with local secondary teacher to secure funding for
and coordinate her students semester-long participation in the Flat Classroom Project.
Connecting Rural Schools for the 21
Century -- Co-coordinated with TST and OCM BOCES
administrators a daylong workshop for rural area schools to explore ways to use social networking to
collaborate and share resources.
Reimaginging Girlhood Video Workshop -- Conceptualized, produced, and co-administered a 3-day
video workshop in which teams of adolescent girls from the region, with support from their college student
mentors, conceptualized, produced, and screened videos about their interpretation of girlhood to an
international audience of Girls Studies scholars.
-Century Leadership Conference -- Conceptualized and collaborated with university colleague to
secure funding for, produce, and chair a daylong conference and teambuilding workshop that brought over
70 K-12 participants (administrators and tech teams) together with university administrators, technical
support staff, and students to brainstorm and discuss issues of mutual concern regarding digital
technologies and K-12 learning.
ENG 307: New Media Literacies and the ELA Classroom and ENG 506: Computers and the Study of
English -- Designed curricula and assessments for twin undergraduate and graduate courses geared
toward developing pre- and inservice teachers ability to evaluate ICT tools for learning, digital dispositions
and advocacy, and use of digital tools for professional development.
Education and
Boise State University
Masters in Educational Technology (May, 2014)
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Teachers of Adult Learners (December, 2013)

Introduction to
Educational Technology
The Internet for
Instructional Design for
Theoretical Foundations
of Educational
Evaluation for
Graphic Design for
Interactive Courseware
Online Course Design
Online Teaching Adult

University of Southern California
Ph.D., English Literature (2004)
California Single Subject Teaching Credential (Clear) - English (2001)
California Crosscultural, Language & Academic Development Credential (CLAD) (2001)
M.A., English Literature (1994)

Northwestern University
B.A., English (1988)
Selected Projects,
Presentations, and
SIGTE pick at ISTE 2013, Digital Collaborations Serving K-12 and Teacher Education Faculty"
Awarded 2-Year SUNY COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities NEH fellowship
(2011) and Nodal Network grant for collaborative globally networked course (2010)
Appointed to university-wide team to evaluate and report on university-wide technology use for Title II
grant (2010)
Awarded SUNY COIL Nodal Network grant for collaborative globally networked course development
Co-Recipient of Cortland RPDS grant to sponsor teacher-participant in the Information and
Communication Technology Professional Development Project (2010)
Presenter, Digitally Literate Lives: Forging Connections in English Education with Digital Tools, CEE
Technology and Teacher Education Commission Roundtable Session, National Council of Teachers of
English. Orlando, FL (2010)
Panel organizer and presenter, Remote Reading Response: Collaborating across the Miles to Enhance
Classroom Literacy, National Council of Teachers of English. Philadelphia, PA (2009)
Presenter, New Ways of Thinking in the Classroom through Web 2.0, Teaching Strategies Institute,
SUNY Cortland (2009)
Presenter, Best Practices with Classroom New Media, Teaching Strategies Institute, SUNY Cortland
Co-Recipient of $13,000 Cortland Community Foundation award for the Cortland Community Storytelling
Initiative and 1-to-1 computing in Cortland JSHS Writing Studio (2008)
Co-Founder of the Seven Valleys Writing Project at SUNY Cortland and collaborator on the winning
$70,000 federal grant application (2007)
Chaired university Long-Range Planning Committee and coordinated numerous campus-wide meetings
and events to involve faculty in campuswide strategic planning (2006-2008)
Presenter, To Wiki or Not to Wiki: Does Group Authorship Work in Todays Classroom? Conference on
Instructional Technology (2008)
Co-Presenter, Fostering Adaptive Expertise with Technology in Teacher Education. SUNY Cortland
Scholars Day (2008)
Co-Founder of Teacher Educators for Social Justice (TESJ), a research and self-study group devoted to
building awareness of campus social justice among faculty and staff (2006-2008)
Conducted survey of regional secondary educators and administrators about their satisfaction with English
Education, analyzed data, and helped apply results to program Gap Analysis (2005)
Professional International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
Organizations Association for Educational Technology Communications and Technology (AECT)
References Available upon request