Linda Virginia Nitsche
44 Wyndham Lane, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone 610-594-6855 Cell 610-639-2229
lnitsche@ojrsd.com lvnitsche@gmail.com

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 1986 - 1991
Masters of Education in Elementary Education

Additional Graduate Credits 1976-Present
Lehigh University, Penn State University, Immaculata University,
West Chester University, Villanova University, Marywood College,
University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 1970 – 1974
Bachelor of Arts
English Major and Elementary Education Certification Degree

Work Experience

Teaching Positions

Owen J. Roberts School District, Pottstown, PA
Elementary Itinerant Gifted Support Teacher 1980 – Present
Write, implement and coordinate GIEP’s for all identified students.
Design and implement enrichment units of study to engage GIEP students
in advanced curricular explorations.
Collaborate, co-teach, and support classroom teachers infusing technology
resources and use into instruction and learning across all subject areas.
Initiate and support regular education classroom engagement in global
collaborative projects and videoconferencing partnerships.
Second and Third Grade Teacher 1974 - 1980

Technology Related Positions

Keystone State Summit Staff, Pennsylvania 2006 - 2007
Presented multiple educational technology use presentations.
Co-presented and assisted in multiple technology use presentations.
Led small group in project development and team building activities.
Independent Consultant 2006 - Present
Present in-service programs in technology integration.
Grant Reviewer 2007 - 2008
Classrooms for the Future
Enhancing Education Through Technology
Read and evaluate grant applications, offering recommendations to
improve applications.

Committees

Keystone Advisory Committee 2007 – Present
Advise and plan for implementation of Keystone Integrators Program.
Parent Math Night Committee 2007 – Present
Led staff in the development and implementation of evening Parent Math Night to
involve parents in learning about conceptual understanding in math.
Plan and help implement evening for students and parents to engage in Family
Math activities.
Observation and Supervision Committee 2005 - 2007
Represented elementary staff in revision of district observation model and the
creation of new tiered supervision model.
Co-Led small group meetings to in-service staff on new model and consulted with
individual teachers about the selection of their individual goals.
Outdoor Environmental Garden 2004 - Present
Coordinate work with parent committee members and teachers to integrate use
of outdoor garden into curriculum and instruction.
Guided students in creation of projects to enhance school use of outdoor
garden.
Whole Faculty Study Group in Writing 2004- 2006
Led faculty group in study of writing in the curriculum and instruction.
Analyzed school data, set goals, and implemented strategies for improvement.
Coordinated work with other school study groups.

Presentations

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference, February 2008
Developing the Global Student
The Connected Classroom – Co-presenter
Eduwiki.us – Co-presenter
Owen J. Roberts Staff Development, August 2007
Creating Your Online Classroom Using Moodle
Owen J. Roberts School Board, April, 2007
Engaging Students in Learning
Mining the Keystone Summit Treasure
Keystone State Summit, July 2007
Megaconference Jr.
Using Videoconferencing to Connect with the World
Maximizing Your Use of NetTrekker di
No Buses, Planes, or Trains Needed: eField Trips
Schuylkill County Education Council, June 2007
Virtual Field Trips and Videoconferencing
Montgomery County IU Users Group, April 2007
Collaborative Projects: Making Connections

WPAZ Educational Forum, February 2007
Using Technology as a Tool for Learning
Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference, February 2007
eField Trips and Collaborative Projects
Learning Connection Conference: CCIU, October 2006
Using Virtual Field Trips to Connect to the World
Keystone State Summit, July 2006
Clickers = Learning + Fun / Classroom Performance Systems
Internet 2
No Buses, Planes, or Trains Needed: eField Trips
Using Excel
Online Classroom Management Systems
Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference, February 2006
Integrating Technology
Connecting to the World
Owen J. Roberts School Board, September, 2005
Mining the Keystone Summit Treasure

Publications

Websites and Collaborative Projects

Professional Development Website, 2007 - Present http://nitschenotes.wikispaces.com

Class Website, 2007 – Present
http://learninghub.wikispaces.com

Math Connections Collaborative Project, 2007 - Present http://mathconnections.wikispaces.com

Personal Blog, 2007 – Present
http://nitschenotes.blogspot.com

Honors and Awards

Pennsylvania Association for Educational Computing and Technology
Outstanding Teacher for 2008

2005 State Level Keystone Technology Integrator

STAR Discovery Education Educator, 2006-Present

Who’s Who of American Women, 2007 and 2008

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005, 2006, and 2007

Cambridge Who’s Who- Among Executive and Professional Women in Teaching and Child Education, 2006 and 2007


Professional Affiliations

The International Society for Technology in Education
Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology
National Association for Curriculum and Development
Phi Delta Kappa
Discovery Educator Network
The National Council of Teachers of English
The International Reading Association
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Science Teachers Association

Community Service

Owen. J. Roberts Education Foundation 2007 - Present
University of Richmond Relay for Life
Entertainment Committee Volunteer 2006 - 2007
Great Valley Relay for Life
Entertainment Committee Volunteer 2007
Entertainment Committee Co-Chair 2005 - 2006
Entertainment Committee Chair 2002 – 2004







References Available Upon Request