Mary Louise O'Haver

Graduated from University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida June of 1968, BA in Elementary Education. Master's classes through University of Maryland and MCPS courses.

Employed by Montgomery County Public Schools from August, 1968 through December, 1998:

Computer use in the classroom since the early 80s using word processors, desktop publishing, database, video capturing and scanning, graphic programs, HyperCard, Internet (e-mail communication with students and teachers from all over the world), WWW for student and teacher resources, Fairland Web page that has student work from various subject areas.

Computer Educator of the Year for Montgomery County Public Schools, 1994 and 1999.

Best of the Web Award Winners 2005 for Mary O'Haver, Fairland and Piney Branch Elementary Schools, for making technology and the Web come alive in the classroom, in the curriculum, and in students' hands and minds.

Summer teaching experiences with gifted and talented summer institutes, and six summers with Creative Communications (classes geared towards gifted, learning disabled students) where technology is used to help with accommodations.

Presentations, Workshops, and Consultancies: 1995-2006


146.Proposed for 2006:
March 20-24, 2006, FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando Florida.)
Workshohps on
Digital Imaging
Digital Sound and Music
Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects.

145. Proposed for 2006:
January 9 through March 7, 2006- ( Tentative topics as of Oct. 2005)
Classes Monday and Tuesday afternoons and evenings
Digital Imaging and Basic Troubling Shooting for your PC , Adult Education Begins at Barron Collier High School, Naples, Florida.

144. October 24 thourgh December 6, 2005 - Classes Monday and Tuesday afternoons and evenings
Digital Imaging and Basic Troubling Shooting for your PC , Adult Education Begins at Barron Collier High School, Naples, Florida.

143. August 31, 2005, half day consulting for St. Jerome's School in Hyattsville, Maryland, Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet and creating a TeacherWeb site for your class.

142. June 21 and 22, 2005, two day consulting for Washington County Public Schools, Maryland
Day 1-Digital Sound and Music
Day 2-Digital Imaging.

141. June 1, 2005, MICCA workshop on Digital Sound and Music, Part 2 at Buck Lodge Middle School, Prince George's County MICCA

140. May 3, 2005, MICCA workshop on Digital Sound and Music, Part 1 at Buck Lodge Middle School, Prince George's County MICCA

139. February 22 and 28, 2005, Digital Imaging and Using the Internet for your Travel Needs , Adult Education Begins at Barron Collier High School, Naples, Florida.

138. January 27, 2005, FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) Digital Sound and Music In Orlando Florida.

137. January 26, 2005, FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects AM and PM sessions In Orlando Florida

136.January 25, 2005, FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) Improve Your Image: Introduction to Digital Imaging Technology All day workshop In Orlando Florida.

135. January 3 and 4, 2005, Digital Imaging and Using the Internet for your Travel Needs , Adult Education Begins at Barron Collier High School, Naples, Florida.

134. December 16, 2004, MICCA workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 2 at Poly High School, Baltimore county Public Schools.

133. October 25 , 2004, Digital Imaging and Troubleshooting , Adult Education Begins at Barron Collier High School, Naples, Florida.

132. October 18, 2004, MICCA workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 1 at Poly High School, Baltimore county Public Schools.

131. October 11, 2004, MICCA workshop on Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects at Washington County, MD.

130. October 7, 2004, MICCA workshop on Research/Internet/Plagerism at Elenor Roosevelt HS PG County.

129. May 20, 2004, MICCA workshop on Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects at Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.

128. May 6, 2004, MICCA workshop on Digital Sound and Music, Part 2 at Poly High School, Baltimore county Public Schools MICCA

127. January 2, 2004-March 20, 2004 Adult Education Class for Collier County Public Schools: Digital Imaging, Part 2 Digital Sound and Music and Basic PC Troubleshooting. at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Florida

126. Janaury 23, 2004 Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) in Orlando, Florida.

125. Janaury 22, 2004 Digital Sound and Music FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) in Orlando, Florida.

124. January 22, 2004 Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects , FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) in Orlando, Florida.

123. January 20, 2004 Improve Your Image: Introduction to Digital Imaging Technology, FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) in Orlando, Florida.

122. December 18, 2003 MICCA workshop on Computer Sound and Music, Part 1 at Poly High School, Baltimore County Public Schools MICCA

121. December 16, 2003 MICCA workshop on Kid Pix in the Classroom Calverton Elementary in Prince Georges County.

120. October 25, 2003-December 9, 2003 dult Education Class for Collier County Public Schools: on Digital Imaging, Part 2 at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Florida.

119. June 3, 2003. Elenore Roosevelt High School, Prince Georges County, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 2.

118. May 20, 2003. Elenore Roosevelt High School, Prince Georges County, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 1.

117. May 13, 2003. Dumbarton Middle School, Baltimore County Public Schools, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 1.

116. May 6, 2003. Elenore Roosevelt High School, Prince Georges County, MICCA Workshop on Computer Sound and Music, Part 2.

115. May 1, 2003. Elenore Roosevelt High School, Prince Georges County, MICCA Workshop on Computer Sound and Music, Part 1.

114. February 6, 8:30a.m.-11:00 a.m. February 4, 8:30 a.m. 11:00a.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2003, Orlando, FL. WP57: Creating a TeacherWeb site for your class.

113. February 4, 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2003, Orlando, FL. TP38: Effective Classroom Uses of Computer Sound and Music.

112. 112. February 4, 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2003, Orlando, FL. TA25 - Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects..

111. February 3, 2003, 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2003, Orlando, FL. MF21 - Improve Your Image: Acquiring, Enhancing, and Using Digital Images. Parts 1 and 2. .

110. January 14, 2003. Buck Lodge Middle School. MICCA Workshop on Basic PC Troubleshooting.

109. December 12, 2002. Baltimore City Public Schools. MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 2.

108. December 10, 2002. Goucher College, MICCA Workshop on Computer Sound and Music, Part 2.

107. November 19, 2002. Buck Lodge Middle School, Prince Georges County, MICCA Workshop on Computer Sound and Music, Part 1.

106. November 7, 2002. Baltimore City Public Schools, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 1.

105. October 7, 2002. Dorchester County Public Schools, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 2.

104. May 21, 2002. Buck Lodge Middle School, MICCA Workshop on Kid Pix.

103. May 13, 2002. Dorchester County Public Schools, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 1.

102. April 16, 2002. Buck Lodge Middle School, MICCA Workshop on Computer Sound and Music, Part 1.

101. March 8, 2002, 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2002, Orlando, FL. FA62 - Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet.

100. March 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2002, Orlando, FL. WA21 - Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects.

99. March 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2002, Orlando, FL. WP33 - Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects.

98. March 5, 2002, 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2002, Orlando, FL. TF19 - Improve Your Image: Acquiring, Enhancing, and Using Digital Images. Parts 1 and 2.

97. Dec. 11, 2001. Buck Lodge Middle School, MICCA Workshop on Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet.

96. Dec. 6, 2001. Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, MICCA Workshop on Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects.

95. Nov. 27, 2001. Buck Lodge Middle School, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 2.

94. Nov. 13, 2001. Buck Lodge Middle School, MICCA Workshop on Digital Imaging, Part 1.

93. Oct. 5, 2001. St. Mary's School, Rockville, MD. Hands-on Workshop: Interactive Software and Web sites for science and mathematics education.

92. Sept 24 and Oct. 1, 2001. Boonsboro Elementary School, Washington County, MD. Two day Teacher Workshop.

91. May 9, 2001. Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. MICCA Workshop: Improve Your Image: Introduction to Digital Imaging Technology.

90. April 24, 2001. Buck Lodge Middle School, MICCA Workshop on Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet

89. April 23, 2001. Washington County Public Schools, Maryland, MICCA Workshop Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects.

88. March, 2001. Worked with art teacher at GulfView Middle School in Naples, Florida to create a Web site for student artwork (http://www.wam.umd.edu/~toh/artgallery/)

87. Jan., 2001, All-day Workshop at Sacred Heart School, Glyndon, MD.

86. Jan., 2001, Timelines, Templates, and Technology, Florida Educational Technology Conf.

85. Jan., 2001, Using Templates to Produce Web-Publishable Multimedia Projects, Florida Educational Technology Conf.

84. Jan., 2001, Improve Your Image: Introduction to Digital Imaging Technology, Florida Educational Technology Conf.

83. December 12, 2000, Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet, Washington County Board of Education, Hagerstown, MD. Sponsored by MICCA.

82. December, 2000, Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by MICCA.

81. Fall/Winter term, 2000. Staff development Sub. work at Broad Acres Elementary School, in Montgomoery County, Maryland. Taught model lessons on KidPix. Developed Web sites for several student projects, includingOur Worm Book, Our Visit to PEPCO, Presidential Candidates of Novermber 2000, Art Gallery.

80. August 1, 2000. "Use of Technology in the Classroom", Fulbright Teacher Exchange Orientation Program, Catholic University, Washington, DC.

79. July 12, 2000. Workshop: "Digital Cameras and Scanners", Lincolnshire Elementary School, Washington County, MD.

78. May, 2000. Volunteer Web site construction project: Fieldtrip to Maydale Nature Center
Kindergarten Class, Galway Elementary School, Montgomery County.

77. May 9, 2000. Workshop: "Acquiring, Enhancing, & Using Digital Images", Washington County Board of Education, Hagerstown, MD. Sponsored by MICCA.

76. May 2, 2000. Workshop: "Acquiring, Enhancing, & Using Digital Images", at Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by MICCA.

75. Feb - March, 2000. Began Bear Project at Lake Park Elementary School, Naples, Florida (co-op project with schools in Vermont and Australia).

74. Workshop: "Acquiring, Enhancing, & Using Digital Images", Buck Lodge Middle School, Prince Georges County, December 7th and 14th 1999. Sponsored by Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA).

73. Consultancy for Buck Lodge Middle School, Prince Georges County, 10 days, April, 1999.

72. Volunteer at Lake Park Elementary School, Naples, Florida, on the "Ties To The Community" project.

71. Consultancy for William Paca Elementary School, Prince Georges County, 10 days, January, 1999.

70. Workshop: "Integrating Student Multimedia Production onto the Curriculum", Wednesday, January 13, 1999, William Paca Elementary School, Prince Georges County. Sponsored by Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA).

69. Workshop: "Image Problems: How to Get, Improve, and Present High-Quality Digital Images", Wednesday, January 20, William Paca Elementary School, Prince Georges County. Sponsored by Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA).

68. Post-conference workshops on Integrating Multimedia Projects into the Classroom and Publishing Multimedia on the World Wide Web, presented at the State of the Arts Conference, sponsored by the Committee for Creative Humanities Application in New Technologies, The University of Maryland at College Park, October 11, 1998.

67. Workshop on Integrating Multimedia Projects into the Classroom, presented at Bushy Park Elementary School on NetDay, September 25, 1998.

66. Invited Presentation with Tom O'Haver at the "Powering Up with Technology" conference, Frederick Douglass Senior High School Prince George's County, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Wednesday, July 1, 1998

65. Invited Presentation with Tom O'Haver at the Governor's Academy for Math, Science, and Technology, Towson University, June, 1998.

64. Keynote Presentation with Tom O'Haver at the National Teacher Training Institute for Math, Science, and Technology, sponsored by Maryland Public Television. The Internet: A Treasure Trove for Teachers and Students: Resources, Problems, & Solutions???", April 18, 1998.

59-63. Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA) conference in Baltimore, Maryland on March 26 and 27, 1998.

58. Presentations at Glenallen Elementary School, Montgomery County on "Integrating Technology into the Curriculum" for 4th and 5th grade teachers, February 12, 1998.

57. Co-presented hands-on workshop for Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA) on Downloading, Installing, and Using Netscape Plug-ins and Helper Applications, October 20, 1997.

56. Co-presented hands-on workshop for Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA) on Making a Home Page and Setting up a Site, October 6, 1997.

55. Chapter in book: O'Haver, M and O'Haver, T. (1997). "Look What I Published!": Increasing Motivation for Writing Global Electronic Publishing. In Z.L. Berge and M.P. Collins (Eds.), "Wired Together: Computer -Mediated Communication in K-12. Volume 4: Writing, Reading, and Language Acquisition. Cresskill NJ: Hampton Press.

54. Presented Web Site Projects at the Governor's Technology Showcase, December 3-4, 1997 on integration of technology into the curriculum.

53. Presented Keynote at Bushy Park Elementary , Howard Country ,MD Net Day activities. Gave two sessions on integrating technology into the curriculum. September 27, 1997.

52. Two weeks of workshops on Integrating Technology into the the Curriculum given with Tom O'Haver for mentor teachers in the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation (MCTP) program at the University of Maryland, College Part Campus, July 20-July 31, 1997.

51. Net Vision workshops at Fairland Elementary School on April 30, 1997 on using the Internet to access and evaluate information. Second workshop on May 1, 1997 on access to the WWW and other multimedia production tools when access and resources are limited. Net Vision is a state sponsored organization attempting to provide training for teachers after the Net Day wiring of schools and classrooms is done.

50. Co-Presenter at Woodson Senior High School, 5500 Eads St., NE, Washington DC on April 26, 1997. Both presentation on "Technology in the Student Centered Classroom, An Internet Workshop".

49. Co-Presenter for a two day class at John Hopkins University CTE, Center for Technology in Education, Baltimore, MD. This one credit graduate class titled "Bringing the Information Highway to Schools: Student-centered Learning" was given on April 12 -13, 1997.

48. Co-Presenter at SITE 97, the 8th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in Orlando, Florida, April 1-5, 1997; Pre-service and In-service technology training in connection with the MCTP, Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation NSF Grant.

42-47. Presentations at the annual "MICCA" conference in Baltimore, Maryland on March 13-14, 1997. Presentation were:

41. Presentation with the principal of Fairland, Tillie Garfinkle, at the "Principal's Institute for Schools in the District of Columbia" on the use of technology in our school and the administrative support needed to implement new programs. February 27, 1997.

40. "Your Kids Can Contribute Educational Resources to the World Wide Web", presentation/demonstration at the Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 9, 1997.

39. Video series produced by ASCD ( Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Teaching and Learning with The Internet, 1996. This video featured three schools (one elementary, one middle and one hight school) using the internet to compliment their curriculum. Mrs. O'Haver's classroom was the elementary school contribution to the video.

38. Presentations on the use of technology in science and math for a conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, planned and sponsored by the College Park students of the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation (MCTP), November 16, 1996.

37. Plenary talk at the Attending to Technology Conference at the University of Maryland College Park Campus, sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies on integrating technology and art into the everyday curriculum, November 9, 1996.

36. Assisted Tom O'Haver in a hands-on workshop for making a school home page, sponsored by Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA), University of Maryland at College Park, October 24, 1996.

35. Presentation on student contributions to the Fairland's Web Site for the Maryland Association for Educational Use of Computer Conference (MAEUC), Towson State University, MD October 11, 1996.

34. Demonstrate use of computers in the classroom and web publishing of student work for Montgomery County Public School at White Flint Shopping Center Computer Show, MD October 5, 1996.

31. Assisted in a three day workshop on making web pages and using the internet to enhance teaching, given by Tom O'Haver for the National Computer Workshops at the Biennial Conference of Chemical Education, Clemson University, GA August 1-3, 1996

33. Demonstrating computer software and help with hands on use at Baltimore Book Fair computer tent in Baltimore City, sponsored by Apple Computers and Department of Tourism,Baltimore, MD September 28-29, 1996.

32. Demonstrating computer software and help with hands on use at Family Fun Festival computer tent in Baltimore City, sponsored by Apple Computers and Department of Tourism, Baltimore, MD August 24, 1996.

30. One week workshop on Integrating Technology into the the Curriculum given with Tom O'Haver for mentor teachers in the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation (MCTP) program at the University of Maryland, College Part Campus, July 24-July 31, 1996.

29. Hands on workshop, Integrating the Internet into the curriculum and successful searching strategies for High School ESOL (English for Students of Other Languages) Teachers at Montgomery Blair High School, MD July 11, 1996.

28. Hands on workshop, Integrating the Internet into the curriculum and successful searching strategies for staff at Damascus Elementary School, Montgomery County Public School, MD July 2, 1996.

27. Two day workshop for NSF Science Lead Teachers in Montgomery County Public School on the use of the Internet, WWW and integrating into the science curriculum, given at Rocky Mill Middle School in Montgomery County, MD on June 26 and 27, 1996.

26. Demo and lecture at Fairland Elementary School for 14 teachers and parents from other MCPS schools, on use of computers in a lab setting and management procedures, given on June 7, 1996.

25. Demo and lecture at Fairland Elementary School for teachers from Key School in Annapolis, MD on use of computers in a lab setting and management procedures, given on May 28, 1996.

24. Hands on Workshop given with Tom O'Haver on WWW and Video Digitizing, for The Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparations (MCTP) Summer Interns Program, May 28, 1996.

23. May 7, 1996 Hands on Workshop on Integrating the Internet into the curriculum and successful searching strategies, sponsored by MICCA, given at University of Maryland, College Park Campus, AT&T Teaching Theatre with Dick Atlee and Lida Larsen.

22. Hands-on workshop on creating a school home page (with T. C. O'Haver), sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA), College Park, MD, April 17, 1996.

18-21. Presentation of several workshops and sessions at the Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA) at the Baltimore Convention Center, March 14 and 15, 1996. Presentation were:

17. Two-day, hands-on workshop on applications of technology in the elementary social studies curriculum, Meadow Hall Elementary School, Feb. 6th and 20th, 1996.

16. Two sessions and a hands-on demonstration on integrating modern instructional technology into the classroom at the Governor's Technology College, Univ. of Baltimore Business School, Baltimore, MD Dec. 12-13, 1995. (One of those sessions was visited by Gov. Glendening and his staff).

15. Presentation on integrating technology in the classroom at the Catholic Computer Conference, Baltimore, MD Nov. 31, 1995.

14. Workshop on telecommunications for the Montgomery county Gifted and Innovative Instruction program, Sally Ride Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD, Oct. 10, 1995.

13. Public demonstration of technology used by school children, sponsored by the Washington Post Digital Ink project, White Flint Mall, MD Sept. 23, 1995.

12.Presentation on integrating technology in the classroom, Potomac Elementary School, MD Sept. 11, 1995.

11. Workshop on integrating technology in the K-6 classroom, Brook Grove Elementary School, MD Sept. 1, 1995.

10. Hands-on workshops on technology applications, multimedia production, and the Internet, for inservice teachers, pre-service student teachers, and education faculty and administrators, at the College of Education, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB, Aug. 13 -15, 1995.

9. Pre-conference workshop on classroom multimedia production for college- and K-12 teachers (with T. C. O'Haver), National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Baltimore, MD June 15, 17, and 18, 1995.

8. Hands-on session on educational technology for a group of student teachers and their cooperating teachers at an Eisenhower-supported math/science teacher training workshop at Frostburg State University, MD June 29, 1995.

7. Two-day workshop on Internet for science lead teachers, Sally Ride Elementary School, MD June 19 and 20, 1995.

6. Presentation on integrating Internet into the 5th grade social studies curriculum,given for teachers that would be writing curriculum guides over the summer at Roberto Clemente Middle School,MD April 30, 1995.

5. Two-day workshops on integrating technology in the classroom, Meadow Hall Elementary School, MD April 10 and 24, 1995.

4. Workshop on integrating technology in the classroom for the Gifted and Innovative Instruction program of Montgomery County, MD Pinecrest Elementary School, March 23, 1995.

2-3. Presentation of several sessions at the Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association (MICCA), Baltimore Convention Center, MD March 16 and 17, 1995.

1. Presentation on educational uses of World Wide Web, Montgomery County, MD Internet User's group, Kennedy High School, March, 1995.

Last updated: December, 2003

Philosophy

Technology is just another tool to get the job done. It should be used to empower students and teachers to become producer not just consumers of educational resources. Tools and programs that allow users to control and manipulate the results are preferred over tutorial or non interactive programs. Technology enhance good teaching, good teaching being the essential element in the partnership.

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