Eric J. Schilling

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA  2013
Masters of Education, Technology, Innovation, and Education

Cleveland State University, School of Communication, Cleveland, OH  2007 – 2012
Bachelors of Arts, Digital Media, Summa Cum Laude, C.L.A.S.S. Outstanding Scholar

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA 2017 – Present
Scratch Online Community Manager
– Plan and develop learning resources that help children and teens engage in creative learning activities using the Scratch coding environment
– Lead conceptualization and development of videos on Scratch and creative learning, for use in the Scratch community, online courses, and other platforms
– Plan and lead workshops on Scratch and creative learning for education conferences and other events
– Identify strategies for fostering positive engagement, communication, and collaboration in the Scratch online community
– Assist in management and creation of youth community initiatives in the Scratch online community

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA 2013 – 2017
Scratch Online Community Manager
– Participated actively in the Scratch online community (+20 million members) as a leader, mentor, and resource for youth
– Supervised team in charge of moderation of the online community (including nine part-time staff)
– Developed and implements strategies for supporting informal learning, constructive feedback, and collaboration in the Scratch online community
– Managed and developedyouth volunteer programs in the online community
– Participated in design discussions and helps prioritize improvements on the Scratch website (including the interface for moderators)
– Reported to Scratch Team on important trends in the community
– Helped with Scratch outreach efforts by running workshops and supporting events
– Contributed to Scratch media-production efforts through making videos and animations

Google, Cambridge, MA  2013
YouTube Education Intern
– Prototyped user experience features for YouTube Education platform.
– Conducted formative research on educational media with relevant stakeholders.
– Created promotional video for YouTubeEducation.

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA  2013
ScratchEd Intern
– Developed a massive open online course for Scratch, an interactive programming language.
– Authored curriculum and instructional media content for teachers to implement Scratch.

Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, MD  2012
Studio Production Intern
– Production assistant for Hoarding: Buried Alive on TLC.
– Conducted casting phone interviews and researched potential story ideas.
– Produced alternative show open, photomontage, and casting graphic elements.

Progressive Arts Alliance, Cleveland, OH  2010 – 2012
Studio Assistant, Assistant Teaching Artist
– Led over a dozen after-school and summer youth media arts workshops.
– Directed music documentary “Project 5: When I Hear Music,” official selection at the 37th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival.
– Created promotional and program impact case-study films.

Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, MD  2010
Digital Media Production Intern
– Produced over 150 videos for digital platforms and syndication providers.
– Created animated show open for TLC web series “A Conception Story.”

Ohio eTutoring Collaborative, Columbus, OH  2009 – 2011
Charter Member, Online Tutor
– Pioneering role in the creation and development of an online tutoring platform.
– Provide online academic assistance in Mathematics to undergraduate students across Ohio.

Tutoring and Academic Success Center, Cleveland, OH  2009 – 2012
Academic Tutor, Tutor Leader
– Provided one-to-one academic assistance in English and Mathematics.
– Oversaw development of an online tutoring platform for Cleveland State University.

Lives in Transition, Cleveland, OH  2010
Producer, Researcher
– Led production of a documentary film about the impact of school closure on youth.
– Collaborated with doctoral candidates and local high school students.
– Facilitating on-going presentations of film to community agencies.

Proficient: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator
Knowledgeable: 3Ds Max, Excel, Dreamweaver, HTML, PHP, SQL, C, WordPress

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