New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education


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Board Position
Coordinator of Professional Learning Service
Employer
NYSCATE
Region
New York State

About Carmalita

Certified in Elementary Education, Carmalita started her career teaching third through fifth grades.

As her skills and passion with technology increased, so did her desire to share her expertise for technology integration with her colleagues, and she then decided to take the leap into professional development. Technology infused properly into the classroom is one element of education that needs drive and focus. The world we know is changing every day, and many times faster than many realize. Carmalita is dedicated to collaborating with educators on the proper skills and resources available to them to better prepare their students for the world we live in.

Since 2015, Carmalita has assisted in driving NYSCATE's misson forward with providing high quality professional development opportunities as well as connecting and networking with educators across NYS. Carmalita is a Master Microsoft Trainer, Minecraft Trainer, Creative Coding through Games and Apps Trainer, Level 1 Google Certified Educator, Level 2 Google Certified Educator, and a Certified Google Trainer.

Through her career, Carmalita has presented at various statewide and national conferences on technology integration and online learning. She is a former member of the NYSDLC (New York State Distance Learning Consortium), an active member of ISTE, and is a Committee Chair for the NYSCATE Annual Conference.

Personal Mission

My passion for technology is focused more on empowering educators to engage their students and themselves with appropriate uses of technology.

The Difference NYSCATE Makes

The biggest benefit that NYSCATE provides to its members is a common platform to learn and inspire other like minded educators.

NYSCATE has helped me realize that I am capable of learning something new, no matter how long I have been in Instructional Technology. I have also learned, through this fabulous network of educators, that with all success there has been failures and that it is OK to fail as long as you get back up and keep trying.

Little Known Fact

“I have 5 fabulous children!”

Greatest Accomplishment

“My family. They are the reason I can do everything I do for my career, and their love and support allow me to follow my dreams."

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An Inspiring Quote

“You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
Dr. Seuss, "Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”