ABOUT

Rhianon Elan Gutierrez is a Boston-based educator, multimedia producer, and consultant working at the intersection of media, education, and cultural inclusion.

Rhianon’s work has been bicoastal, spanning film, instructional design, and advocacy. An award-winning filmmaker, Rhianon has created and championed films for social change. As an educator, she has worked with elementary to adult learners in the Boston Public Schools and with adolescents in Los Angeles Unified School District, UMass Boston, Duke University TIP, and Chapman University. Rhianon’s lived experiences with disability have informed her work as a national advocate, speaker, writer, and consultant on media access and media representation. She has worked across museums, theatres, and cinema to develop accessible media and advocate for greater inclusion of people with disabilities in cultural programming.

At present, she works as a Digital Learning Specialist in the Boston Public Schools and trains and advises education, corporate, and cultural organizations on inclusive design.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chapman University
Film Production and Sociology

Master of Arts, University of Michigan
Digital Media and Education

Certificate, University of Illinois at Chicago
Assistive Technology (in progress)

 

INTERESTS

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), cultural inclusion, inclusive education, urban education, arts integration, accessible media, assistive technology, design thinking, critical media literacy

CERTIFICATIONS

Massachusetts Preliminary Educator License
Visual Arts PreK-8, 5-12
English 8-12
Instructional Technology All Levels (Pending)
Google Certified Educator Level 1
Apple Teacher 2016

 

LANGUAGES

English
American Sign Language
Spanish

TECH COMPETENCIES

SOFTWARE 

iOS, macOS, watchOS, Chrome OS, Android OS, Windows

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 

Google Apps for Education (GAFE), Microsoft Office Suite, Apple Creativity and Productivity Apps, EPUB 3 publishing, open educational resources (OERs)

EDITING & DESIGN PROGRAMS

Premiere CC, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer 6.0, Final Draft, Celtx, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Affinity Designer, Camtasia, iMovie

RECORDING EQUIPMENT

HD DSLR cameras, lighting kits, audio recording

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) 

AT in Education, accessible educational materials (AEM), cognitive AT, captioning and subtitling, transcription, web accessibility (WCAG 2.0), wearables

WEB CONFERENCING & LMS 

Moodle, Blackboard, Skype, GoToMeeting, Cisco WebX, Adobe Connect, Zoom

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES 

HTML5, CSS3, xml, Scratch

MEMBERSHIPS

Leadership Officer, ISTE Inclusive Learning Network - 2016 - present
Member, MASSCUE - 2016 - present