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SIMON T.

RINGSMUTH
Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence
simon.ringsmuth@okstate.edu
Oklahoma State University
www.sringsmuth.com
304 PIO Building
Office: (405) 744-6757
Stillwater, OK 74078
Fax: (405) 744-1000



EDUCATION
M.S., EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
August 2013

Oklahoma State University


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, 7-12 LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION
June 2004

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


WORK EXPERIENCE
TEACHING SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Summer 2013-Present
Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Oklahoma State University

• Teach faculty members research-based solutions for increased student engagement
• Collaborate with faculty one-on-one to improve their own teaching and instruction
• Plan and conduct professional development seminars
• Prepare and host regular ITLE Live instructional broadcasts
• Support faculty in the use of Desire2Learn Course Management System

COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
August 2009-August 2013
Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

• Managed online content for over 100 distance learning courses
• Trained faculty in new and innovative technologies for distance education
• Recorded and edited several promotional videos for outreach programs
• Handled audio/visual equipment for regional conferences
• Increased overall efficiency of the production environment
• Built a high-definition recording studio to produce lecture videos

TEACHING
PREPARING ONLINE INSTRUCTORS
Spring 2013-Present
Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Oklahoma State University
• Teach faculty and graduate students how to transition to an online instructional environment
• Create lessons to address course design, assessment, and best practices
• Model student engagement strategies in an online environment throughout the course
• Utilize interactive technologies for assignments, tutorials, and virtual office hours

MSIS 4033, PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Fall 2014-Present
Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
• Presented lessons via the Flipped Classroom format
• Recorded videos for students to watch outside of class
• Designed lessons to explore content further during in-class sessions
• 2014 Fall Student Evaluation Scores: 3.74/4 (Instructor) and 3.55 (Course)
• 2015 Spring Student Evaluation Scores: 4.00/4 (Instructor) and 3.93 (Course)
• 2015 Fall Student Evaluation Scores: 4.88/5 (Instructor) and 3.68/4 (Course)

TECHNOLOGY, DRAMA, AND ENGLISH TEACHER
August 2005-August 2009
Meadow Creek Christian School, Andover, MN

• Developed and implemented computer curricula for K-12 grade levels
• Designed lessons for writing essays, narratives, public speeches, and literary analysis
• Created units to help students understand classic and modern written works
• Trained faculty and staff on Joomla Content Management System
• Assisted faculty with operating and maintaining new computer hardware and software
• Taught English grades 8-10, regular and honors classes [20-30 students]
• Instructed Introduction to Drama classes [15 students]

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

WHAT I LEARNED FROM FLIPPING MY CLASS

Big XII Teaching and Learning Conference

USING JOINPROF TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Big XII Teaching and Learning Conference

UNDERSTANDING POWERPOINT VS. PREZI

Oklahoma Department of Education Vision 2020 Conference

MOBILE DEVICES IN EDUCATION

Oklahoma Department of Education Vision 2020 Conference

Oklahoma Distance Learning Association

ENHANCING PRESENTATIONS WITH PREZI

Oklahoma Distance Learning Association

Oklahoma Distance Learning Association

INCREASING ENGAGEMENT WITH GOOGLE WAVE
Oklahoma Distance Learning Association

PODCASTING IN THE CLASSROOM
Association of Christian Schools International annual Midwest Conference

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2011 OUTSTANDING DISTANCE LEARNING APPLICATION
Oklahoma Distance Learning Association

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
Oklahoma State University

Summer 2015
Summer 2015

Fall 2014
Spring 2012
Fall 2011

Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Spring 2010

October 2008

Fall 2011
Summer 2012