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Freddie Batista

Firefighter Paramedic

Mr. Batista has received several awards and commendations for his achievements in Fire Rescue Services and Instructional Technology. Mr. Batista was a Level III Certified Instructor that taught the following courses: High Angle Rescue, Confined Space Operations, Trench Rescue, Structural Shoring and Collapse, Concrete Cutting and Breaching Vehicle Extrication, Bus Extrication and Heavy Extrication. Mr. Batista is a State Certified Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Officer I and Fire Instructor III. He has held instructor certifications in American Heart Association’s ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, BLS, and AMLS. Mr. Batista also served with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 2, where he served as a Technical Information Specialist. Mr. Batista played an important role during the deployment of 9/11 for the collapse of the Twin Towers. His role was to create and develop a website for communications and collaboration between family and the members of the US&R Team (FLTF2.com).

Education

Education

  • December 2016 - Present

    North Central University

    Doctorate of Education (EdD) Specializations in eLearning

    The Doctor of Education (EdD) program emphasized an applied, project based approach to development of appreciable improvements in the body of educational practice. The EdD research focuses on solving a problem in the workplace or in the professional field of education and results in a dissertation, but also produces a "product" or solution. This degree will also help me increase their own workplace Leadership Skills. As a pioneer in eLearning this will give me the official title of "Doctor"....lol

  • December 2008 - June 2010

    University of Saint Thomas-School of Business

    Masters Degree in Executive Management MPS

    Majored in Executive Management MPS with a minor from University of Indiana Bloomington for Instructional System Design. This program helped me become one of the highest level of management within my organization to have the day-to-day tasks of co-founding and managing of Great LearningWorks. This is has turned our company into the leaders of online education in the corporate sector.

  • June 2007 - December 2008

    University of Saint Thomas-School of Business

    Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Organizational Leadership

    In order for me to excel in the global market, as a leader I needed the right tools and systems to develop high-performance teams and meet their changing objectives. Through this program I was able to explore the latest management practices and competencies designed to empower leadership to attract, develop and retain my talent in the multi-skilled economy of training. As a leader I was able to learn to harness theories of leadership, organizational change and transitions, group dynamics, and operational strategic planning. This program was able to prepare for my MPS which prepared me for the start of my Doctorate in Education.

Employment

  • SEPTEMBER 2013 - PRESENT

    Great LearningWorks Inc.

    Director of eLearning and Business Development

     I am the Director of eLearning and business development for the largest direct to Consumer Company in the United States. I was one of the Co-founders of Great LearningWorks a subsidiary company of Great HealthWorks. I designed and implemented our own proprietary Learning Management System, XLearning as well as our proprietary virtual classroom called XL Virtual. I also designed our new GLW Ondemand eLearning site launching in Q3 2016 with over 1000 eLearning OnDemand courses. I head up a team of PHP developers, Instructional Designers and Instructional Content Developers. We have created over 2000 courses with curriculum's, handouts and content development from eLearning levels 1-3. We have designed micro learning and interactive gamification for today learning/learner environment targeting the millennial workforce.

  • JUNE 2010 - OCTOBER 2010

    SRG Technology Inc.

    Public Safety Content Specialist/Instructional System Designer

    I was the Designer, Developer and Instructional System Designer for the Public Safety division of the Learning Management System, Blender. This platform provides training in a cost-effective way by maximizing training opportunities and minimizing time spent away from protecting the public for Public Safety Agencies. This LMS allows Instructors and command staff to adapt lessons in real-time. Blender™ Public Safety allows appropriate information to be provided quickly and accurately by enabling public safety agencies to build, create, link and maintain a flexible, state-of-the-art curriculum while aligning instructional plans, content and assessment to national, state or local learning objectives and standards.

  • JANUARY 2005 - DECEMBER 2011

    Safety Solutions Inc.

    Senior VP of Distance Learning Education, Special Operations Instructor

    As the Senior VP of Distance Learning I was responsible for designing and developing all of the online training and operations as well as the educational program development of both blended and online courses via our proprietary Learning Management System and eLearning websites such as FireServiceTraining.com, FDCrossfit.com, EMSoNDemand.com and Florida-Elearning.com. I also served as an instructor in all of the Special operations programs for both local and Federal Government agencies both FEMA and Military.

In 2009, Mr. Batista played an important role in the development and design of a new and innovative eLearning platform, FireServiceTraining.com. This platform created a single point of access for training, communication, collaboration, and professional development within the fire-rescue community. This platform centralized an agency's curriculum while aligning instructional plans, content, and assessments with national, state and local learning objectives and standards. This system, in conjunction with this state of the art LMS (Learning Management System) and full content library, delivered over 1000 courses just by clicking the mouse. In February of 2011, Mr. Batista signed a strategic partnership with one of the largest magazine publishers in the fire and rescue division, Cygnus Publishing/Fire House Magazine, as the sole provider of his learning management system which they called MyFireHouseTraining.com.

  • FIREFIGHTER
  • PARAMEDIC
  • FIRE INSTRUCTOR
  • eLearning King
  • PARAMEDIC INSTRUCTOR
  • TECHNICAL RESCUE INSTRUCTOR

Recognition

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Unit Citation for Acting Lieutenant on Engine 8 for field save of a burning victim by securing the airway 2010, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Medical Director Coin of Excellence Nominated by EMS Chief 2010, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Unit Citation for operating the Fire Boat Vessel on the Largest Boat Fire in department history saving the lives of 15 firefighters within the structure 2009, Florida Association of EMS Educators (FAEMSE) Continuing Education Instructor of the Year 2008, Florida Medical Training Institute EMS Instructor of the Quarter 2008, Florida Medical Training Institute EMS Instructor of the Month 2005, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue Commendation 2002, 2003, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Advanced Cardiac Field Save 2003, 2005, 2007, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Certificate of Achievement for Medical Emergency 2007, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Commendation for Heavy Vehicle Extrication 2005, 2010, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Heavy Surf Drowning Commendation Rescue 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Employee of the Month 2004 for field save of a cardiac patient, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Unit Citation 2004, Broward County Paramedic of the Year 1998, Coral Springs Fire Department Certificate of Emergency Excellence 1997, Coral Springs Fire Department Firefighter of the Month 1995.

  • Cygnus Publishing Public Safety Convention 2010

    Speaker

    Maryland

  • PennWell Publishing Conference, FDIC 2015 & 2016

    Speaker

    Indiana

  • Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year

    Award

    Florida

  • Florida Association of EMS Educators, FAEMSE 2009

    Award

    Florida

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