Candace Robertson

One educator, determined to create an engaging and dynamic experience for learners of all ages.



What are all of the essentials that one lists in a Bio…and more importantly, who sets the said standards? Questions like these are ones that you will find me asking. I am a curious learner, looking to the world to inspire my inquisitive nature. In learning spaces, I try to model this in order to create a similar curiosity among my students (whether child or adult).  Currently, I am the MAET Program Coordinator at Michigan State University. I have also worked as a 1:1 Technology Facilitator in Illinois, a 6th grade science and ELA teacher in Michigan, and as an instructor for the MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship.  Education and technology are my game and I always look forward to growing as a digital and global citizen.

“I challenge you to make your life like a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”

 –Anthony Robbins


Michigan State University : East Lansing, MI
Master of Arts in Educational Technology July 2012
Learning Technology and Culture, Study Abroad Program

The University of Michigan-Dearborn:   Dearborn, MI
Bachelor of Arts , Graduated with High Distinction May 2009
Major:  Language Arts    Minor:  Integrated Science


  • Funded project, MSU Hub Catalyst Innovation Program, 2019
  • Best Fully Online Course, MSU’s AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology Awards, 2018
  • Runner-up in Tech & Learning’s Leader of the Year Program, 2011
  • Teacher of the Year, Fortis Academy 2011-2012
  • UM-Dearborn Chancellor’s Medallion
  • UM-Dearborn Student Teacher Panelist
  • UM-Dearborn Distinguished Student Leadership Scholarship
  • UM-Dearborn Service Learning Award
  • Michigan Campus Compact Community Service Impact Award
  • UM-Dearborn Emerging Student Leader 


State of Michigan Standard Teaching Certificate 

  • Elementary K-5 all subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self Contained Classroom)

  • Endorsements:  Language Arts (BX) K-8; Integrated Science (DI) K-8; Educational Technology (NP) K-8

State of  Illinois Professional Educator License

  • Elementary Education (Self Contained General Education), K-9


♦ Michigan State University     
Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET), Program Coordinator  02/16-Current

♦ Michigan State University     
MSU-WIPRO STEM and Leadership Teaching FellowshipInstructor06/14-05/17

Springman Middle School     Glenview, IL
Technology Facilitator 08/12-01/16

  • Overseeing/Coordinating technology integration for 850+ students and 90+ staff members
  • Overseeing/Coordinating the 1:1 resource allocation rollout at the middle school (iPad)
  • Working with Executive Technology Director and Technology Facilitator team to support the district’s strategic plan and provide professional development relating to the district’s goals
  • Planning and implementing district-wide and building-wide professional development related to instructional technology
  • Collaborating with staff members to support instructional strategies and design with digital resources
  • Member of the DALFA Committee (Digital Age Learning For All)
  • Member of the Common Core Math Curriculum Mapping Committee
  • Member of the Next Generation Science Standards Mapping Committee
  • Tech Club co-sponsor and collaborating on development of a makerspace in both middle school libraries

♦ Michigan State University     Online
Educational Technology Certificate Instructor  01/13-05/14

 Fortis Academy, National Heritage Academies    Ypsilanti, MI
Science and Language Arts Teacher, 6th Grade 08/09-08/12  

  • Developing an inquiry science curriculum for 6th grade (Earth, Life, Physical Science, and models & designs)
  • Designing and planning the Language Arts lessons for the entire 6th grade team.
  • Strong emphasis placed on formative assessment and tracking student data.
  • Co-sponsor of Lego League robotics team
  • Sponsor of National Junior Honor Society, JV Cheerleading Coach and Assistant of the competition squad, JV Basketball Coach
  • Co-chair of the staff morale committee, developed and implemented staff recognition program.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create annual “Invention Convention” to display student inventions.
  • Member of the reading committee (developed AR technology workshops, planned school-wide activities). 

♦ Northville Public Schools   Northville, MI
Summer School Teacher, 1st-2nd Grade Transitional  06/09-07/09

  • Developed and delivered innovative lesson plans to students ranging from 1st-3rd grade, in the areas of reading, writing, math, and science.
  • Differentiated learning for students with Down Syndrome and Asperger’s Disorder.

♦ Amerman Elementary School, Northville Public Schools   Northville, MI
Student Teacher, 5th Grade01/09 – 04/09

  • Successfully collaborated with teammates on planning daily lessons for class in all subject areas.
  • Incorporated creativity and provided community learning experiences into daily lessons.
  • Modified lessons for child with Down Syndrome by collaborating with Special Education Teacher.
  • Emphasized the importance of reading and writing through pen-palling with local fire fighters.
  • Contributed as a co-sponsor of Student Council, helping to open the school store.
  • Participated in direct discussion with Principal during a weekly “Seminar on Effective Teaching”.


  • Horton A., Henriksen D., Mishra P., Seals C., Shack K., Marcotte C. (2019) Creativity and the Urban Teacher: A STEM-Related Professional Development Program: Resistive Theories, Practices, and Actions. In: Mullen C. (eds) Creativity Under Duress in Education?. Creativity Theory and Action in Education, vol 3. Springer DOI:
  • Seals, C., Mehta, S., Wolf, L.G., & Marcotte, C. (2017). Theory and implementation of an innovative teacher professional development program. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 36(3), 219.235.
  • Mishra, P., Graves-Wolf, L., Gunnings-Moton, S., Seals, C., Mehta, R., Berzina, I., Mehta, S., Horton, A., Shack, K., Marcotte, C., Cosby, M. & Pawlicki, D. (2016). Reinventing TPACK, STEM teaching and leadership in an urban context. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2026-2030). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Mishra, P., Wolf, L., Gunnings Moton, S., Marcotte, C., Shack, K., Horton, A., Seals, C., Lishinski, A. & Pawlicki, D. (2015). Enhancing Urban Teachers STEM and Leadership Capacities: A preliminary report on a unique private-public-public partnership. Proceedings from Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2015, pp. 8491–8496). Las Vegas, NV. Retrieved from

Professional Development/Conference Presentations