Holding undergraduate degrees in International Relations (Miami-Dade College) and Political Science (Florida International University), native Floridian Tina Calandrino has worked as an educator in higher learning for over 25 years. She began her college career as Faculty at Miami-Dade College working with students on a new concept called Apple Macintosh computers. This set the tone for an interest in using computers for more practical educational purposes than just the desktop editing that existed in 1988.
After helping to start the first Writing Center at MDC, Tina involved herself with The Miami Museum of Science’s Technology Trainer Institute for the first initiative in the State of Florida to train Math and Science Public School Teachers to use computers and the, then up-and-coming, World Wide Web as educational tools within the classroom. She has embraced what technology can do for students, and sought to share that knowledge with other educators around the world.
Since completing her Masters in Education for Curriculum and Instructional Design in 2011, Tina has worked with several colleges and start up companies to develop online learning environments and conversions of face-to-face training into an online platform.
You may run into Tina outside of work hours at Disney, learning defense tactics that will come in handy during the zombie apocalypse, and advocating for local farm to table purveyors.