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EXPERIENCE

  • November 2013 – present Media Specialist, LVUSD, Calabasas, California
  • September 2012 – June 2014 Media Specialist, Chaparral Elementary, Calabasas, California
  • June 2013 – December 2014 CUE Android Project Team Member
  • September 2010 – September 2012 Instructional Specialist – Computers, Bay Laurel Elementary, Calabasas, California
  • August 2007 – September 2012 Webmaster, Yerba Buena Elementary, Agoura Hills, California
  • November 2006 – September 2012 Instructional Specialist – Computers, Yerba Buena Elementary, Agoura Hills, California
  • October 2003 – September 2012 Instructional Assistant, Yerba Buena Elementary, Agoura Hills, California
  • October 2003 –November 2006, August 2009 – June 2010 Campus Supervisor, Yerba Buena Elementary, Agoura Hills, California
  • 1994-1998 Italian Tutor, Freelance
  • September 1988 – March 1991 Italian Teaching Associate/Teaching Assistant Consultant, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

CERTIFICATION

  • 2015 Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2
  • 2013 Leading Edge Online and Blended Teacher
  • 2012 California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

EDUCATION

  • 2013 Innovative Educator Advanced Studies Certificate, Fresno Pacific University in conjunction with Computer-Using Educators
  • 2012 Master of Education, specialization in Educational Technology, National University, La Jolla, California
  • 1991 Master of Arts, Italian, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1985 Diplôme de Traducteur, English/Italian/French, Université de Génève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1980 Bachelor of Arts, Italian and Special Fields (French), University of California, Los Angeles

OTHER TRAINING

  • 2013 CUE Rockstar Teacher Camp, Lake Tahoe, California
  • 2013 CUE Rockstar Teacher Camp, Solana Beach, California

MEMBERSHIPS

  • California Association for the Gifted
  • Computer-Using Educators (CUE)
  • Elementary Tech Teachers Ning
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Fluent Italian and French, very good knowledge of Spanish

TEACHER/STAFF TRAININGS CONDUCTED

  • January 2016 Make book reports fun again, Android tablets 101
  • April 2015 Google Forms
  • March 2015 Teaching with iPads
  • Oct. 2014  Book Trailers
  • June 2014 Google Drive and Docs, LVUSD Staff Development
  • Feb. 2013 Teacher websites, Las Virgenes Unified School District office, Calabasas, California
  • Oct. 2012 Zimbra Calendar, Agoura High, Agoura Hills, California (All-district Staff Development Day)
  • 2010-2012 Reading Counts (multiple sessions at elementary schools in Las Virgenes USD)
  • Feb. 2010 Quia, Yerba Buena Elementary, Agoura Hills, California

Leadership

  • 2015 Better Together CA Edcamp Organizer, CSUN
  • 2014-present Member of the EdCamp Ventura County organizing team
  • 2013-present Founder and Lead Organizer of PLAYDATE L. A.
  • 2013 Started Chaparral Technology Committee

Websites


Publications

  • Diver, K. and Minicozzi, N. (2015) Conference junkie confidential: 8 tips to improve your experience. On CUE, 37 (1), 14-15.
  • Minicozzi, N. (2013) 7 ways CUE made me a better teacher. CUE blog.