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Todd M. Abramovitz

Consultant, Instructional Design
Transforming Leaders, LLC
318 Dixie Drive, Towson, Maryland 21204
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Education
bullet M.S., Instructional Design/Instructional Technology, 2006
bullet B.S., Arts and Communications/Education, 1992
bullet B.F.A. Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, 97 transfer credits, 1990
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Professional Experience

bullet Transforming Leaders LLC, Partner and Instructional Designer/Technology Support and Development 2005 – Present. November 2005 to present – Serving as a tecnology consultant and web design consultant in our firm’s contract with Villa Julie College to advise and assist in developing their Graduate Program in Forensics Studies online, helping meet criteria for Middle States Accreditation (granted April 2006) and Quality Matters™ [QM] standards. Transform Leaders, Developed Gateway for Villa Julie College's distance learning program.
bullet Towson University, Adjunct Instructor, Developed and updated courses including online supplements in Blackboard for the ISTC program.
bullet The Community College of Baltimore County, Assistant Professor of Internet and Multimedia Technology (IMMT) and Computer Graphics and Visual Communication (CGVC) (2000.present), Currently teaching Digital Imaging (on ground and online), Introduction to Web Publishing, Multimedia Authoring I, and Introduction to Computer Graphics. Other courses taught include Digital A/V and 3D Animation. Developed the Digital A/V course outline and developed and currently assessing the instructional materials for revised common course outlines for Digital Imaging, Digital Audio/Video and 3D Animation.
bullet Baltimore County Public Schools, Teacher (1993.2000), Chesapeake High School. Courses taught include Multimedia Production, Design Multimedia, Digital Imaging, Design Art and Technology Applications (D.A.T.A), Photography, Fundamentals of Art, Service Art, Art Seminar, Art in the Theatre, Architectural Drafting. Long-term substitute teacher (1992), Dundalk High School, Dundalk, Maryland. Taught Fine Arts, Studio Drawing and Art Seminar. Long-term substitute teacher (1992), Towson High School, Towson, Maryland. Taught Design Art and Technology Applications and Fundamentals of Art.
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Synergistic Activities
bullet Grant Funded National Science Foundation -ATE DUE 0202260: Co-PI for Instructional Multimedia (9/1/02-8/31/05, $434,978, Community College of Baltimore County Essex, Sylvia Sorkin PI).Instructional Multimedia: Curriculum, Professional, and Educational Materials Development for Science, Mathematics, and Technology. This project included a Teaching Instructional Multimedia in Mathematics, Science and Technology to secondary and higher education faculty (TIM2S2) is enabling secondary school teachers and college faculty in Baltimore County and the surrounding region to effectively integrate computer technology into their classrooms.
bullet Grant Funded National Science Foundation-ATE DUE 9950056:Co-PI for Internet & Multimedia (4/1/99-7/102, $272,000, Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, Sylvia Sorkin, PI) Curriculum, professional, and educational materials development for Science, Math, and Technology. This project Led by Sylvia Sorkin and Barbara Mento enabled the development of the IMMT, MSDE approved state wide degree program.
bullet Grants Submitted: NSF-ATE Online Learning Kit: Asked to resubmit with new partner. The Online Learning Kit is a comprehensive tool for transitioning traditional students to the online learning environment. Presented at various national meetings.
bullet Grants Submitted: NSF-ITEST Educational Multimedia Development for Mathematics and Science. This project brings faculty and students together to develop multimedia learning tools and effective instruction online Learning objects.
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Dissemination of Information
bullet Produced multimedia CDs for developmental educational needs.
bullet Produced multimedia presentations for International recruitment.
bullet Developed and presented 6 hour interactive reusable learning objects workshop at Leauge of Innovation CIT conference, 2005.
bullet Collaborated with Sylvia Sorkin, Brian Hoffman, Norman Smith, Andrew Beiderman, Donna Tupper and Kathleen Harmeyer to develop and teach the Technology in Maryland Schools (TIM2S2) Summer Curriculum and participant curriculum; presented a paper by PI Sylvia Sorkin on the TIM2S2 summer program at the SITE 2004 Conference, Atlanta, GA; and served on the Chesapeake High School Technology Committee, supporting the TIMS grant.
bullet Presented TLC2 (Teachers Learning Computers) workshop for Community College of Baltimore County faculty and staff.
bullet Presented TTI (Teacher Training Institute) workshop for CCBC Baltimore County faculty and staff.
bullet Presented a Photoshop and Video workshop at the 2003 IMMT / E-Business conference.
bullet Coordinated student exhibition and competition involvement: Baltimore County Student Media Festival; Baltimore Life Gallery Technology Juried Exhibit; Goucher College Invitational; and Youth Services Center Exhibit.
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Curricula Development and Course Articulation 
bullet Developed and taught Advanced Instructional Video Design course for Towson University.
bullet Quality Matters™ Peer Reviewer.
bullet Developed an Introduction to Digital Video Design & Production course for the Computer Graphics Program at CCBC.
bullet Taught and designed online courses for CCBC Using WebCT.
bullet Taught Advanced Virtual Academy for CCBC Using WebCT and Review WebTycho.
bullet Revised courses for multimedia and Simulation and Ditital Entertainment programs at CCBC.
bullet Collaborated with faculty to revise courses to suit student needs in both IMMT and CGVC programs.
bullet Developed and implemented course curricula for Baltimore County Public Schools in Art and Technology, Multimedia Production and Digital Imaging that are articulated with CCBC.
The Multimedia and Digital Imaging courses were the first in the area.
bullet Co-authored Photography, Multimedia, and Design Art and Technology Applications (D.A.T.A.) curricula in summer workshops.
bullet Developed a partnership with Goucher College for course articulation and dual enrollment.
bullet Managed and directed students in multimedia, non-linear video, CD productions and presentations.
bullet Designed Architectural Drafting strategies employing new Vector Works/CAD applications.
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Web Sites and Marketing Packages
bullet Villa Julie College Online Programs Gateway: www.vjc.edu/distantlearners
bullet Lakes Entertainment: Instructional Video and marketing packages for new entertainment projects
bullet Poker Etc: www.thepokeracademy.com; www.pokeretc.net
bullet Susie Isaacs: www.susieisaacs.com
bullet Commercial companies in the US: www.TropicShores.org; www.funatthebeach.net;
  www.chesapeakewindow.com; www.galeonephoto.com; www.chomec.com
bullet Eagle Organizational Resources Inc. (An ISO Implementation Company)
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