Conference Attendance and Presentations

Conference Attendance•ISTE 2010•NCTIES Conference 2010, 2009, 2008•NCETC Conference 2008, 2007, 2006•NECC 2009•UNC TLT 2009 (virtual)•Virtual World Best Practices in Education 2010, 2009•NC Distance Learning Association Conference 2009 (Virtual)•NC Career and Technical Education Conference 2003, 2005•Florida Educator’s Technology Conference (2009)Large Scale Presentations•Half Day Pre-Conference Workshop on Second Life Basics at NCTIES Conference (2010)•Half Day Pre-Conference Workshop on Advanced Second Life Skills at NCTIES (2010)•ReadyAnimator system for creating animations at the NCTIES Conference (2010)•“Reading a Sim” at March Speaker Series Event for ISTE in Second Life (2010)•Virtual World Collaboration Tools at UNC TLT Conference (2010)•Implementing Virtual Worlds in Your School at UNC TLT Conference (2009)•Using Technology with the Graduation Project at NCTIES (2009)•Using Technology with the Graduation Project at NCETC (2008)•Second Life Overview for Cabarrus County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Team (2009)•Second LIfe Overview for Cherokee County Schools Directors and Principals•Google Apps at Cabarrus County Schools Technology camp (2009 and 2008)•Getting Started in Virtual Worlds at Cabarrus County Schools Technology Camp (2009)•Classroom Benefits of Virtual Worlds at Cabarrus County Schools Technology Camp (2009)•Technology Tools for Administrators at Cabarrus County K-12 Principal’s Meeting  (2009)•Google for Administrators at Cabarrus County K-12 Principal’s Meeting (2009)•iPods and Podcasting at Cabarrus County Administrators Leadership Camp (2009)

Accomplishments

Professional Achievements•2010 Outstanding Young Educator of the Year for International Society for Technology in Education•Tech & Learning’s Top 100@30 a recognition by this magazine of the educators that will most impact education in the future.•Appointed by Governor Purdue of North Carolina to serve on he NC Technology in Schools Commission (2009)•2009 NC Instructional Technology Educator of the Year •Applied for our school to be a part of NC Innovation Day led by the Department of Public Instruction.  Once accepted, worked closely with administration to coordinate Innovation Day Activities including tours by local government officials, school board members and others.•2009 NCTIES Grant Recipient for Animation Station to be used to break down processes in a biology classroom.•2005 Teacher of the Year at North Iredell High School Notable Virtual World Achievements•Planned and implemented a full virtual conference for NCTIES including scheduling presenters, managing events, scheduling volunteers (2010)•Managed and maintained a full Second Life sim for Educators (2009-2010)•Assisted in managing NCVPS Island Opening complete with vendor/presenter setup and presentation management (2009)

Qualifications

•Exceptional ability to construct print and/or web-based materials and teach information which relates to several different types and levels of learners

•Have used and/or trained on Microsoft Office applications, Personal Learning Networks, Web 2.0 resources for learning as well as productivity, multiple education based software products, Google Applications, iLife Suite, Mac and PC use and more.

•Lead a team to create a 21st century computer lab complete with SMART Boards, animation stations, podcasting centers, iPod cart and full working lab.

•Have served on multiple teams and committees to promote positive learning in the school and district including the School Improvement team, the county technology committee, mentoring teams and the Engage 21 conference committee

•Use a collaborate leadership style and meet, on a regular basis, with educators to determine technology options for their grade level or subject area.

•Place a high level of interest in continuing my own education. Have attended and presented at several technology conferences at both the state and National level.

•SMART Certified Instructor (PC and Mac)

•SMART Certified Senteo Instructor

•Strong understanding of both Macintosh and PC platforms

•Have managed a technology budget for schools between 400 and 2000 students

•Intel Certified Master Teacher

•SMART Master Trainer

•Member of the International Society for Technology in Education Awards and Recognitions committee.

Summary

2010 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator of the Year 2009 NC Instructional Technology Educator of the Year

Tech & Learning's Top 100@30 (2010)

Selected to be a CODiE Awards Judge (2010-Present) Have worked closely with school improvement team, school administration and students to create a 21st century computer lab complete with SMART Boards, animation stations, podcasting centers, ipod cart and full working lab. (2008-2010) Have attended and/or presented at several technology conferences including International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE2010), North Carolina Educators Technology Conference (NCETC), North Carolina Technology In Education Society (NCTIES), National Educators Computing Conference (NECC) and Florida Educators Technology Conference (FETC). Founded NC Second Life Educators, an educational group in Second Life dedicated to helping teachers use the virtual world in the classroom and for sharing general educational ideas. (2009-2010)

Serve as a member of the School Improvement Team to provide insight to technological issues within the school. (2005- Present)

Appointed by Governor Perdue to serve on the Technology Commission for the state of NC (2009) Applied for our school to be a part of NC Innovation Day led by the Department of Public Instruction. Once accepted, worked closely with administration to coordinate Innovation Day Activities. (2009) Serve as an ISTE Docent in Second Life. Help educators new to second life get started in the program. Help visitors to ISTE Island with ISTE, educational or Second Life questions. (2008-Present)

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Instructor

Rowan Cabarrus Community College

* Structure a curriculum around standards set by the Department of Early Childhood Education * Assist students in learning how to integrate technology into the everyday classroom

Nov 2011 - Present

Instructional Technology Specialist

Stanly County Schools

Travel to four schools and work with teachers and students from Pre-K to 12th grade offering training on county initiatives as well as needed technologies at each school level.  

Provide ongoing content via a website for teachers to access for assistance when I am not available to their school.  

Collaborate with other Instructional Technology Specialists once per week to create policies, procedures and content to be share with teachers in the schools I service. 

Mar 2012 - Present

Sales Consultant

Thirty-One Gifts

Sell Thirty-One Gifts through parties and catalog orders.  mythirtyone.com/julielachance

Apr 2012 - Present

Distributor

Visalus, Inc

Sell "shake mix that tastes like cake mix" to individuals that are interested in losing weight and feeling great!

Aug 2010 - Oct 2011

Technology Facilitator

Cabarrus County Schools - Cox Mill Elementary

*Working with approximately 85 teachers to incorporate technology into the classroom *Support an assistant who teaches k-5 technology classes.  Plan together, create lessons together and model effective teaching.*Handling all school technical issues while working with a Mac platform. *Train teachers on new and existing technology resources related to the NC Standard Course of Study.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

Owner

EDTECH Retreat, LLC

* Provide a full service menu for any virtual conference or meeting held within Second Life * Provide face to face educational training to school districts and corporations with a strong focus on Personal Learning Networks * Assist new users to the Second Life platform, provide materials for getting started and help them begin to grow their Personal Learning Network. * Sim and Community management within the virtual world.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2010

Technology Facilitator

Cabarrus County Schools-Northwest Cabarrus High School

* Worked with approximately 100 teachers to integrate technology into the classroom * Handled school computer problems while working with a PC and MAC platform. * Held at least three training sessions every month to introduce teachers to new software, Web 2.0 resources and other various topics.

*Full SMART Board implementation including organizing order, delivery, installation and training.  Took school from 0-100% of rooms outfitted in 3 years.  

*Worked closely with principal to plan, organize, budget, construct, install and train on a 21st Century computer lab complete with 3 SMART Collaboration stations, ipods, macintosh computers, podcasting and animation centers.

Feb 2009 - Jul 2009

Professional Development Coordinator

North Carolina Virtual Public School

*Schedule, seek out and provide professional development opportunities for NCVPS teacher using the virtual world of Second Life * Assist in professional development event planning for NCVPS Second Life Island grand opening.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Technology Facilitator

Cabarrus County Schools- Wolf Meadow Elementary

*Working with approximately thirty-six teachers to incorporate technology into the classroom *Work closely with the API to determine best relation of technology activities to the elementary curriculum. *Handling all school computer problems while working with a PC platform. *Holding at least two training sessions every month to introduce teachers to new software and computer basics. Rowan Salisbury Schools

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006

Technology Facilitator

Mt. Ulla and Faith Elementary Schools

*Handled all school computer problems while working with a Macintosh platform *Worked closely with teachers to select valuable software for purchase in the schools. *Held training sessions every week to introduce teachers to new software and hold general training sessions on computer basics and other various topics.

Jul 2001 - Sep 2005

Teacher

North Iredell High School

*Designed and taught Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum to high school students. *Classes included: Interior Design and Housing, Foods and Nutrition, Teen Living and Advanced Foods and Nutrition. *Served as Technology contact where I was required to maintain the school website, fix minor computer issues and help teachers with basic technology needs.

Education

Education
1997 - Present

Diploma

Robert C. Byrd High School
2003 - 2006

Master's

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Aug 1997 - May 2001

Bachelor's

Fairmont State College

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