Rebecca Pilver


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47 Hall Hill Road
Willington, CT 06279
(860) 429-8030

rpilver@willingtonct.org

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and deliver professional development for educators in the areas of technology integration, webpage development, web2.0 technologies, literacy, research based instructional strategies, project and problem based learning, data driven decision making, 21st century skills, differentiating instruction, and classroom management
  • Coach teachers in the areas of literacy, technology integration, research based instructional strategies, and 21st century skills
  • Coordinate EASTCONN’s Language Arts Council
  • Facilitate school and grade level data teams
  • Facilitate school improvement planning and curriculum development
  • Develop and maintain online collaborative student projects utilizing Web 2.0 tools and academic content
  • Collaborate with university professors to increase the technology skills of graduate students pursuing a degree in education

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS 2006-09

  • Motivating the Plugged in Generation Series
  • The Wonderful of Wikis
  • The Potential of Podcasting
  • Blogging Basics
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Spice it Up a Notch with Nutmeg!, A Collaborative Online Project
  • Technology and Literacy
  • Literacy 2.0
  • SMARTboard
  • Making Standards Work
  • Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Organizing the Literacy Block, Grades 3-8
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Performance Assessments
  • Data Driven Decision Making

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2007-2009

  • SERC Conference: Expanding Horizons, Cromwell, CT, December 2008, The Best of 2 Worlds: Creating the Environment for 21st Century Learning
  • National Council of Teachers of English Conference: Because Shift Happens, San Antonio, TX, November 2008, The Best of 2 Worlds: Creating the Environment for 21st Century Learning
  • CECA Conference: Surviving and Thriving in an e-Literate World, Cromwell, CT, October 2008, The Best of 2 Worlds: Creating the Environment for 21st Century Learning
  • CRA Conference: Embracing The Changing Faces of Literacy...Read, Teach, Lead, October 2008, Cromwell, CT, Foldables® for Language Arts
  • November Learning: BLC08 Building Learning Communities: Expanding the Boundaries of Learning Summer Conference, Boston, MA, July 2008, The Best of 2 Worlds: Creating the Environment for 21st Century Learning
  • Connecticut Library Association Conference: Innovation, Transformation & Beyond, Mystic, CT, April 2008, Spice it Up a Notch with Nutmeg!
  • CECA/CEMA Conference: Preparing Students for the Conceptual Age, Hartford Convention Center, Hartford, CT, October 2007, Spice It Up a Notch With Nutmeg!


EDUCATION

1986-1988 Masters Degree, Elementary Education
Eastern Connecticut State University

1981-1985 Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
Southern Connecticut State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009-Present Hall Memorial School, Willington, CT
Elementary Teacher

1998-2009 EASTCONN Regional Education Service Center
Educational Technology and Literacy Specialist

1989-1998 Somers Elementary School, Somers, CT
Elementary Teacher

AFFILIATIONS

  • IRA, International Reading Association member
  • CRA, Connecticut Reading Association member
  • NCTE, National Council of Teachers of English member
  • ASCD, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development member
  • CECA, Connecticut Educators Computer Association member
  • ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education member

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CT Teaching Certification, K-6
  • Dinah Zike Foldables® Certified State and Regional Trainer
  • Connecticut Writing Project Summer Institute Fellow and Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project
  • The Center for Leadership and Learning Certified Trainer
  • First Steps® Literacy Certified Trainer

AWARDS
Connecticut Educators Computer Association (CECA) Educator Award 2010
ING Unsung Heroes Award 2010