Be an eLearning Contributor

Have you ever watched an Atomic Learning series or learning module and thought, “Psh. I can do that?”  Well, good news! We are always looking for Subject Matter Experts to help us build resources for faculty, staff, and students. It’s a great way to showcase your talents and expertise —and earn some extra dough! While we’re always on the lookout for a variety of content, what we’re really searching for right now is:

  • Tableau®
  • Adobe® Animate
  • Adobe After Effects®
  • SAS®
  • Project Management
  • 3D Modeling

Are one or more of those topics something you are passionate about? Let us know!


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Meet Our eLearning Developers: Brad Flickinger

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet  Brad Flickinger.

Flickinger has been an elementary, middle, and high school teacher, as well as the director of technology which gives him a perspective of teaching all ages of students and what it is like at both the classroom and district levels. His focus is on designing technology curriculum for students from kindergarten to 5th grade.

Brad is also considers himself an educational futurist, specializing in teaching tech skills to students, teachers, and administrators by showing simple and easy tricks to incorporate and integrate technology into everyday lessons. He works with schools to inspire teachers to use these tech skills to energize and engage students.

In addition, he is a consultant and speaker who gives workshops, seminars and conferences to educators on how to do what he does.

Currently, Brad—or Mr. Flick, as his student call him—is a technology teacher at Bethke Elementary School in Timnath, Colorado.

To see some of Brad's work with Atomic Learning, check out this series.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Cindy Rybaczyk

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet  Cindy Rybaczyk.

Cindy been working for Galloway Township Public Schools since 1994, most recently teaching gifted & talented classes (GEM in grades 4-6 and PEP in grades K-3). Her responsibilities include developing units of study, writing curriculum, planning objectives, and instructing students.

She has also taught fifth grade. This included teaching communication arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, and computer skills. I developed a system for staying in constant contact with my students and their parents from their homes.

She has also worked as the District Technology Coordinator for Galloway Township Public Schools. This position had her working closely with administrators, teachers, and support staff on all of their technology needs. Her responsibilities included planning, coordinating, and facilitating all aspects of technology in the K-8 school district of approximately 3,800 students and 500 employees.

To see some of Cindy's work with Atomic Learning, check out this series.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Peggy Imholte

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Peggy Imholte.

Peggy is a Family Education/Wellness Specialist with Resource Training & Solutions.

For more than 20 years, Peggy has provided staff wellness training for school districts, cities, and counties, researching and teaching adults practical skills for arguably the most important job in their lives: parenting their children.

The Power of Kahoot! in the Classroom - Guest Blog Post

Who better to speak to the power of using Kahoot! in the classroom than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training on Kahoot! himself?

Guest Blog Post by Ron Farrow, eLearning Contributor

Student engagement and motivation seem to be at the top of every teacher’s list when it comes to successfully reaching students. Fighting student apathy can be one of the greatest struggles a teacher can face. Luckily, technology has provided us a world of resources that allow us to engage students like never before.

One of my favorite web tools for adding excitement to my lessons is Kahoot!  Kahoot is a web tool that allows you to create a fun game environment for many of your lesson objectives.  You can use it to start a discussion, survey your students, or even assess and review lesson content. The students' devices become their personal game pads, immersing them in the competitive battle to answer quickly and score the most points. After sharing this with so many teachers, this is the one tool that they will come back to me and report their students are actually requesting to review. If you’re looking for a way to add a little more excitement to your lesson, to engage students on another level, try Kahoot. It's such a powerful tool for reaching students.

Watch the series Ron developed on Kahoot! now!


I started as a music teacher for the Farmington School District in 2002, where I taught 5th and 6th grade music as well as High School Percussion. As a music teacher, I had the opportunity to experiment with many forms of technology in the classroom including smart boards, tablets, recording studio equipment, etc. I took this passion for technology and education to the district-wide level in 2010 as part of a leadership cadre for our district, then, in 2012, I became the Educational Technology Facilitator for the district. I joined the Cape Girardeau School District in the Summer of 2013.

I believe technology is the future of education.  But it's more about the change in instruction than the devices themselves. We are in a very exciting time for education! It can be scary to have such a paradigm shift in teaching. However, students now have tools to access a world of information that was previously inconceivable. Through technology, we can foster more creative learning environments, differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student, and create productive, responsible, digital citizens for future generations.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Dr. Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Dr. Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw.

Dr. Rockinson-Szapkiw is passionate about teaching and learning and  has been working in the higher, distance education environment for almost 10 years. She has seen technology and networking systems mature and enable learners and educators to harness technology for the purpose of collaborative learning. She is always excited to work with individuals, such as those at Atomic Learning, to harness technology to provide the opportunity for many to increase their knowledge base both formally and informally.
 
She holds an Ed.D. in Distance Education, a M.A. in Counseling, and a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has served as a faculty member in the School of Education at Liberty University since 2009. She primarily teaches doctoral research and analysis courses.  In 2011, she received the Chancellor’s Teaching Award for Excellence. And, McKeachie, in his book on teaching tips upholds her use of social media as a learning tool in the classroom as exemplary.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Nick Tieri

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Nick Tieri.

Nick received an Applied Associates of Science Degree in Video Production & Applied Associates of Science Degree in Multimedia from Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

His professional experience includes being a Commercial Producer for Hubbard Broadcasting since 2009. He also worked as a Videographer and Commercial Producer for Dreamworld Studios from 2005 to 2009. He still enjoys working as a Videographer and Director for Robbinsdale School District 281 which he has done since 1999.

Nick is a Member of the Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter, and has received the Midwest Emmy Award in 2012, and was nominated for Midwest Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2013.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Greg Lathe

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Greg Lathe. Lathe formed Cre8 Solutions Group, LLC in 2012.

Leadership Development has been his passion throughout his career. Starting out as a school teacher he realized the power of focusing on unlocking creative potential in students and received "Teacher of the Year" for the school District of Cudahy, Wisconsin in 1999. His passion for investing in leaders was put into practice as full time Music and Media Director for Oak Creek Wisconsin Assembly of God for the next 13 years as the organization experienced tremendous growth. During this time he worked with leadership to develop their Core Values and establish training and curriculum for all ages.

We want YOU as an eLearning Contributor #autoCAD #python #java #revit #adobe

In addition to a staff of full time in-house eLearning Developers, Atomic Learning regularly seeks out contributors for specialized projects. These eLearning Contributors consist of a knowledgeable group of individuals who are either subject-matter experts or are experienced in related fields that work with Atomic Learning to share their expertise with a worldwide audience, enhance their skill set, and supplement their income. So, without further ado, we ask:
  • Are you looking to make some extra cash?
  • Does technology or a new software release make you giddy?
  • Have you ever been called a geek by your colleagues because of said passion for technology?
  • Do you find sharing this knowledge with others is a rewarding experience? 
  • Have you used screen recording tools to share technology and dazzle your colleagues?  

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Dr. Bruce Miles

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Dr. Bruce Miles. Miles is the owner & CEO of the Big River Group, LLC. 

He has also been an Assistant Professor & taught Graduate & Doctoral coursework in the areas of leadership, research, planning, finance & personnel.  He is a national-level presenter and trainer in the areas of strategic planning, organizational improvement, organizational conflict, & difficult employees.

One of his clients said “Bruce did a magnificent job on getting us thru some internal conflicts in the organization. Bruce was able to help us identify our issues and then presented us with some fabulous ideas on how to resolve our conflicts. Everyone involved, enjoyed working with Bruce and they felt very open to sharing with him. I would recommend Bruce to any company that wants to better themselves or the company. Great Team Builder!"

To see some of Bruce's work with Atomic Learning, check out this series: The Art of Influence Training.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Rob Norgon

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Rob Norgon.
 
Rob has a BS and MS degree in Business Education from Bemidji State University.
 
His professional experience includes 34 years of teaching  at Pequot Lakes High School in Pequot Lakes, MN,  12 years of adult education experience teaching community education courses on Microsoft Office.  18 of his 32 years in the Army Reserve he spent teaching Nuclear, Biological and Chemical subjects. Rob also holds a Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Office 2003 and 2007, and he has been a  Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2009.  In his time with Atomic Learning, he has created 850 software training tutorials!
 

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Owen Peery

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Owen Peery.

Owen has a BA degree in Education from the University of CA Berkeley, as well as a MA in Education from Holy Names University, and M1 from the Université de Toulouse 1 in Information Systems.

Owen's professional experience includes working at Edmodo as a Teacher Advocate, 8 years teaching in K12 public schools in the US, 2 years teaching English in France, 6 years as an independent eLearning Content Developer for a variety of institutions in multiple languages, and before teaching he worked as a Health Educator in a corporate fitness facility for 3 years.

Owen worked as a technology teacher leader at Hill Freedman Middle School in a School District of Philadelphia  when the district won a National Blue Ribbon award in 2007.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Matt Lenz

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Matt Lenz.

Matt enjoys gardening/landscaping, historic home restoration projects, travel photography, freelance music production projects, cooking, biking, and spending family time outside.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Amanda Peters

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Amanda Peters.  

Before becoming an eLearning content developer with Atomic Learning, Amanda worked as a District Assistive Technology Coordinator and Teacher for Physically Impaired. She assisted teams in assessing students’ needs for assistive technology and set up device trials.

Amanda has conducted formal and informal trainings to staff, students, and parents on a wide variety of assistive technology products and was responsible for ordering all special education technology products.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Chris Boldon

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Chris Boldon.  

This video bio introduces you to one of Atomic Learning's eLearning Developers and eLearning Creative Evangelist, Chris Boldon.

Take a look at some of Chris' training here.

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Andrea Carlson

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Andrea Carlson.  

Andrea has been involved with education basically her whole life. After high school, she went to college and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education - Ag education!

Meet Our eLearning Developers: Sarah Holder

Continuing the series introducing you to our eLearning Contributor team, we'd like you to meet Sarah Holder.

Before starting with Atomic Learning, Sarah was an instrumental music teacher for 15 years.  While teaching band, she worked on and completed a Master’s degree in educational technology.

Tech Teacher Finds Inspiration in Spotlight Training

Colorado tech teacher, Brad Flickinger, blogged about what he learned when he discovered Atomic Learning Spotlight training topics when he logged into Atomic Learning recently.

"The first thing to impress me were the Goals — they are broken down into three quick-read bullet points of Identify, Reflect and Plan. I could quickly review them and see if this was the right course for me. It was, so I continued."

Read more here.

Assessing 21st Century Skills: Giving Students the Artifacts to Succeed

Brad Flickinger has been an elementary, middle, and high school teacher, as well as the director of technology which gives him a perspective of teaching all ages of students and what it is like at both the classroom and district levels. Working with Atomic Learning as his partner, in this video he discusses the importance of assessing 21st century skills to prepare students for the future.

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