About Me



Hi my name is Kristen Hernandez and I am a 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 a M.Ed in Educational Technology Leadership. I have a true passion for education and technology...I just love it!


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Experience:
  • 16 years + Teaching/Education Experience
  • Learning Experience Designer (1.5 years)
  • Educational Technology Consultant (5 years)
  • Learning Network 2 Coordinator (1 year)
  • Educational Technology Specialist for Pre K-12th grade (4.5 years)
  • Taught 5th and 6th Grade-All Subjects/All Levels (6 years)
  • Experience teaching Pre K-8th grade
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:
  • Louisiana Certified 1st-8th Grade
  • Texas Certified 4th-8th Grade
  • Instructional Designer Certificate (OLC)
  • Online Learning Teaching Certification (OLC)
  • 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)
  • 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:
  • Accessibility
  • Active Learning in the Face to Face Classroom
  • Active Learning in the Online Classroom 
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Adobe Connect
  • Adobe Professional
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Blackboard Leadership 
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Brain Based Learning 
  • Camtasia
  • CHAMPS 
  • Differentiated Instruction 
  • Elluminate/Collaborate 
  • Everyday Counts 
  • Fish Philosophy 
  • Gamification
  • InDesign
  • Instructional Coaching 
  • Instructional Design
  • INTECH
  • iPad Implementation 
  • Kagan 
  • Kaltura
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Mobile Learning 
  • Moodle 
  • Panopto
  • Piktochart
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Promethean ActivInspire
  • Quality Matters
  • SAMR
  • Smart Notebook 
  • Social Media
  • Technology Integration 
  • Thinking Maps 
  • WebEx
  • Worksheets Won't Grow Dendrites
  • Write From the Beginning
  • Zoom

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