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Hello! I'm Raul

 

My variety of educational and professional experiences have provided me with a passion for supporting the implementation of technology in the classroom. I believe that with a clear vision and robust planning, technology can help provide more students with a world-class education.

Raul Alanis Jr.

Manager
Academic Instructional Technology

Houston Independent School District

Phone:

713-556-9599

 

Email:

raul.alanis@houstonisd.org

 

EXPERIENCE
 
2017-Current

Instructional Technology Program Manager

HOUSTON ISD

Work with teachers and principals to review performance data and development plans and to identify teachers’ strengths to prioritize the most pressing development needs in order to increase student achievement.

2017

Sr. Ed Tech Specialist

HOUSTON ISD

Lead the implementation of new district initiatives such as the HISD Application Toolbox and the Texas Student Data Privacy Consortium. 

2016-2017

Ed Tech Specialist

HOUSTON ISD

Design and conducted in person and online training for teachers and staff around Office 365, Google, the HUB, and student privacy best practices. Developed automated systems for the maintenance of the HISD Google domain.

2015-2016

Lead Curriculum Writer

SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCATION BOARD

Lead a team of four subject matter experts in the design and writing of a complete turnkey PBL curriculum for a new TEA Oil & Gas course. Lessons were designed to align with the principles of the SREB Advanced Career initiative. 

2013-2016

Teacher

HOUSTON ISD

As a teacher at the Energy Institute HS, I taught 9th-grade Biology, AP Bio and Principles of Engineering using PBL as an instructional model. I had the honor of receiving the 2015 EISH Teacher of the year award and the 2016 Latino Magazine Enseña Award.

2008-2011

Web Developer & Tech Support Specialist

RICE UNIVERSITY

Designed Google Sites themes in order to support the universities branding. Provided technical support at the IT help desk to students and staff.

EDUCATION
 
2018-2019

Masters of Science

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

I am currently working on my MS in Learning Technology and will be graduating in December 2019.

RICE UNIVERSITY

I received a BA in Biochemistry and Cell Biology in May of 2012. During my time at Rice, I had the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research into the effects of the Jim Lovell gene on neural pathways of fruit flies.

2007-2012

Bachelor's Degree

2003-2007

High School Diploma

LOS FRESNOS HIGH SCHOOL

I graduated as salutatorian of the class of 2007 and recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

PORTFOLIO
 
Aloe Vera Plant

Texas Biology Sample Canvas Course Design

Note: You will be required to enroll in the course to view materials

SKILLS
 

Instructional Design

Teacher Development

Project Management

Articulate 360 - Proficient

Web Development - Proficient

Adobe Creative Cloud - Advanced

EXPERTISE
 
Professional Development

As a member of the HISD Educational Technology team and CTE department chair at the Energy Institute High School have designed and conducted countless hours of online and face to face professional development opportunities for teachers. 

Graphic Design

As a web developer, I learned the importance of aesthetic design in providing a good user experience. This skill was further refined as a teacher and Ed. Tech specialist whereby providing a dynamic and interactive experience there was significant improvement in learning outcomes. 

Project Based Learning

As a founding teacher at the Energy Institute, I had the opportunity to design and deliver high-quality cross-curricular PBL instruction.  Paired with my experience as a lead curriculum writer for the SREB Advanced Career Initiative Oil & Gas courses, I am a highly qualified PBL instructor.

 
CONTACT ME

Raul Alanis Jr

Manager, Instructional Technology

Phone:

713-556-9599

Email:

raul.alanis@houstonisd.org

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