Claire Robinson

Technology Integration Specialist

Contact Information

Email: crobinson@pky.ufl.edu
Phone: 352.294.7298

Biography

Education:

M.A. Ed., Educational Technology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

B.A., Early Childhood / Elementary Education, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

Media Specialist K-12, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR;

Claire Robinson joined the faculty of P.K. Yonge in July of 2015 to fill one of two newly created positions of Technology Integration Specialists. These positions were formed to support the 1:1 device / blended learning initiatives.  Mrs. Robinson’s primary focus is to work alongside the K-5 Learning Community Faculty to encourage and support successful use of technology tools and resources in support of teaching and learning. She is often found working directly with students in support of learning activities during Wacky Wednesday, STEAM Club, K Centers, or team teaching in the classroom. Claire passionately believes that all students should have a variety of opportunities with all types of technology devices and online resources in support of a systematic process of thinking for problem solving. Her students participate in diverse activities; many involve the Google Suite, web based curricular applications / resources, interactive simulations, robotics, coding activities and engineering design thinking. Recently, she has joined the UF College of Education instructing a course for pre-service early childhood teachers.

Prior to working coming to P.K. Yonge, Claire spent 28 ½ years with Seminole County (Florida) Public School. She taught for 18 years at Idyllwilde Elementary, where she was voted Teacher of Year in recognition of work as a Media Specialist / Technology Facilitator. Claire led several in-services / PD for the SCPS as well as presenting at FETC.  She moved to the SCPS District Office to join the Information Services Team in the role of Technology Implementation Manager. In this position, she spent 11 years working as a liaison between IS, Curriculum, Professional Development, Network Operations, the Facilities Departments and 64 school sites. She focused on supporting district wide planning and implementation of technology tools, the process of selecting and purchasing technology, providing devices for computer based testing, the budgeting and implementation process for the purchase of campus resources and devices, as well as participating in district wide policy and visioning planning projects. Additionally, she worked closely in the design, planning, renovation, and construction of instructional facilities.