About Me

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Hi, my name is Kristen Hernandez and I am a Senior Learning Experience Designer with LSU Online & Continuing Education. I truly enjoy working with educators to build high-quality learning experiences for their students. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education (1st-8th) and an M.Ed in Educational Technology Leadership. I am also a certified instructional designer. I have a true passion for education and technology...I just love it!


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Experience:
  • 18 years + Teaching/Education Experience
  • Senior Learning Experience Designer
  • Learning Experience Designer
  • Educational Technology Consultant 
  • Learning Network 2 Coordinator
  • Educational Technology Specialist for Pre K-12th grade 
  • 5th and 6th Grade All Subjects/All Levels Teacher
Degrees:
  • Bachelor's Degree from Southeastern LA University (Elementary Education 1-8)
  • Master's Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Educational Technology Leadership (MEd-EDL)
Certifications:
  • Instructional Designer Certification (OLC)
  • Online Learning Teaching Certification (OLC)
  • Equitable, Engaging, and Inclusive Online Learning Microcredential (Educase)
  • Game-based Learning Certificate
  • QM (Quality Matters) Certifications
    • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) Fifth Edition
    • Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
    • Connecting Learning Objectives and Assessments (ST2/3)
    • QM Rubric Update Sixth Edition (RU)
  • Louisiana Certified 1st-8th Grade
  • Texas Certified 4th-8th Grade
  • Instructional Leadership Development 
  • Technology Applications K-12
  • Computer Literacy
  • Technology Leader
  • Technology Facilitator
  • Turning Technologies TurningPoint Trainer
  • INTECH
  • Kagan Certified Campus Level Trainer

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Awards Received:
  • 2008-2009 National School Board Associations: 20 to Watch Emerging Educational Technology Leaders in the United States
  • 2008-2009 Louisiana Technology Educator of the Year
  • 2007-2008 Carolyn Park Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • 2007-2008 Region II Louisiana Technology Teacher of the Year
  • 2007 Leonard Monteleone Technology Award Winner
  • Grant Recipient
Conference Presenter:
  • ELI (EDUCAUSE)
  • ISTE (National)
  • LACUE (Louisiana)
  • TCEA (Texas)
  • FETC (Florida)
Professional Memberships:
  • EDUCAUSE Member
  • ISTE Member
  • LACUE Member
  • TCEA Member
Trained:
I have been trained in the following: 
  • Accessibility
  • Active Learning in the Face to Face Classroom
  • Active Learning in the Online Classroom
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Adobe Connect
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Professional
  • Agile
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Basecamp
  • Blackboard Leadership
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Box
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Camtasia
  • CHAMPS
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Elluminate/Collaborate
  • Everyday Counts
  • Fish Philosophy
  • Game-based learning
  • Gamification
  • H5P
  • How to Create and Teach Engaging, Equitable, and Inclusive Online Classes
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Instructional Design
  • INTECH
  • iPad Implementation
  • Kagan
  • Kaltura
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Mobile Learning
  • Moodle
  • Panopto
  • Piktochart
  • Power-based Violence Prevention & Response
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Project Management
  • Promethean ActivInspire
  • Quality Matters
  • SAMR
  • Smart Notebook
  • Social Media
  • Technology Integration
  • Thinking Maps
  • UDL (Universal Design for Learning)
  • VR (Virtual Reality)
  • WebEx
  • Workforce Skills Development
  • Worksheets Won't Grow Dendrites
  • Write From the Beginning
  • Zoom
  • XR (Extended Reality)

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