Conni Mulligan

E-Mail: connimulligan@gmail.comTwitter: CurlyTeach




PROFILE
  • Motivated, high energy educator with demonstrated track record fostering student and teacher learning
  • Possess strong people skills; sensitive to learners’ specialized and changing needs; proven ability to develop rapport with teachers and students
  • Ability to individualize instruction based on interests and needs; strong interest in technology related activities
  • Strong background in technology instruction and ability to learn and apply new programs quickly and easily
  • Intel Master Trainer, QTL Instructor, a STAR Discovery Educator, iSafe Certified and currently hold the position of Chair for the North Carolina Discovery Education Network (DEN)

EDUCATION
Master's Degree in Technology in Education,
Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2990
Graduation Date: May 1999

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
Limestone College, Gaffney, SC 29340
Graduation Date: May 1990

CERTIFICATIONS
State of North Carolina, Computer Education Endorsement, Program Code 09
State of North Carolina, Elementary Education, Program Code 03

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Media Specialist, August 2015 - Present
    Koontz Intermediate School (5-6), Asheville, NC

  • Professional Development Consultant, region 8, Educator Effectiveness, January 2015 - July 2015
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

  • Instructional Technology Facilitator, 2005 – January 2015
Buncombe County Schools, Asheville, NC 28806
    • Provide high quality research-backed professional development based on continuous improvement of teaching and learning, educational theories and best practices, including training and support for K-12 educators, administrators and other faculty/staff with a focus on collaboration and integration among all departments and curriculum areas. Areas of concentration include but are not limited to: Quality Teaching and Learning(QTL), Intel Teaching Thinking with Technology, Microsoft Office Software Applications, Online Learning through LMS Moodle, Google Apps, Big6 Research Model, NC Wise Training for Certified Staff, Discovery Streaming, Multimedia Applications and Project Based Learning.

  • Middle Grades Keyboarding Instructor, 2004-2005
Brevard Middle School, Brevard, NC 28712
    • Provide basic keyboarding instruction to 6th grade students, provide advanced keyboarding instruction to 7th and 8th grade students (Including: Microsoft Office Programs [Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint], Multimedia Presentations, WebPublishing, and preparation for the 8th grade computer skills test

  • Technology Education Facilitator, 2001-2004
Transylvania County Schools, Brevard, NC 28712
Assist students, teachers (K-12), and administrators with technology integration, prepare for computer skills testing, work
with various multimedia programs, prepare and instruct technology related workshops and seminars

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
  • Geocaching Webinars for Discovery Educator Network (DEN) in 2012 & 2013 and face-to-face sessions during DEN Geocaching Day 2010, 2011 & 2013
  • Presented at ISTE 2013
  • March 2011 – Presenter for Moodle Mini Moot at Mars Hill, NC
  • March 2011 – Presenter for NCAEOP – Google Docs
  • Featured in an article by Carl Vogel, District Administration, May 2009, A Call for Collaboration: http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticlepf.aspx?articleid=2001
  • 2005-2013 attendee and presenter for NCTIES every year
  • 2009 co-presenter at FETC: Integration Through Collaboration
  • 2001 NovaNET Users’ Group Conference, Mesa, Arizona
  • NCETC 2001 Conference, Presenter, PowerPoint – It’s Not Just for Presentations
  • NCETC 2000 Conference
  • Taught various technology related workshops for Transylvania County, Jan. 2001 to present. Examples include: NovaNet, Integrade, GroupWise, Inspiration, Web Page Development and Design, Microsoft Office Programs, Multimedia Design including Audio & Video, Data Notebooks and Portfolios, Thinking Maps
  • South Carolina State Technology Convention, EdTech, Presenter, 1999
  • Attended South Carolina State Technology Convention, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. (Workshops included: Web Page Design, Networking-LAN and WAN, Internet and Intranet, Cold Fusion)
  • Certificates in:
    • ACCT - Assessments of Content Criteria in Teaching
    • PET - Program for Effective Teaching
    • Tactics for Thinking
    • Cooperative Learning Course (as well as the first level of Cooperative Learning training-Level One: Brown Book)
  • Baldridge National Quality Program
  • Working with the Disabled Child, Inclusion, and other workshops on various disabilities, including characteristics and ways to teach or work with the disabled child.

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE
Creekside-Community Education Teacher
Brevard College, Brevard, NC 28712
PowerPoint and Windows XP classes
Career Technology Instructor
Brevard Middle School, Brevard, NC 28712, 1999-2001
Provide instruction in career development, decision-making, exploring biotechnology, exploring business and marketing,
business computer technology, exploring life skills, business computer technology, exploring technology systems, and
keyboarding to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC
Instructor, Basic PC Literacy, Winter 1999 Semester
Lesley College, Cambridge Massachusetts, 02138-2990
Teaching Assistant for ECOMP 7100: Fundamentals of Computer Structure - This course focused on providing hands-on
opportunities for the students to discover the inner workings of computer systems, from hardware to software.
Brevard Elementary School, Brevard, NC 28712
Teacher, 5th Grade: Responsible for teaching 28 students all subject areas, 1998-1999
Limestone College, Gaffney, SC 29340
Cheerleading Coach, 1990-1991
Johnsonville Middle School, Florence School Dis. #5, Johnsonville, SC 29555
Computer Keyboarding Instructor for 5th - 8th Grades, 1997-1998 Keyboarding Applications Teacher: 7th & 8th Grades, 1997-
1998 Other Duties: Cheerleader Coach, School Web Page Designer, 1995 – 1997, Teacher: 8th Grade Language Arts, 7th
Grade (Gifted and Talented Language Arts, 6th Grade Social Studies, and 5th Grade Social Studies
Battery Park Elementary School, Nesmith, SC 29580
Special Education Teacher, Self Contained EMD Students (1st-8th Grade), 1994-1995; 5th Grade and 6th Grade Language Arts
Teacher, 1992-1994; 4th Grade Language Arts Teacher, 1991-1992;
Committees - Just Say No, Strategic Planning- Action Team, Spelling Bee, and Computerized Instruction
Cherokee County Mental Retardation (CCMR) Board, Gaffney, SC 29340
Director of Infant Program
Limestone College Y.O.U. Program, (Youth Opportunities Unlimited), Gaffney, SC 29340
Head Tutor for Students in Summer Program, May - August 1990
Tutor for Mathematics, June - August 1989
Limestone College, Gaffney, SC 29340
Work in Registrar's Office: Filing, Answering Phones, Typing, August to May 1988-89, 1989-90, and 1990-91

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Asheville Puppetry Alliance (APA) – 2002-Present
Serve as Webmaster, Education Coordinator, Puppeteer

Hendersonville Area Computer Society (HACS), 2000-2002
Volunteer - Web Page Designer and Instructor for Beginner’s class “How Do I..”