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Margit Michaela Lanze

1313 Hampton Valley Road, Cary, NC 27511 919.413.1677 margit_lanze@caryacademy.org

Education
M.S.A – Master of School Administration M.A. – German B.A. – French Education University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC University of Florida, Gainesville, FL University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 2001 1995 1993

Leadership
Cary Academy, Cary, NC
July 2007 – Present Middle School Department Chair – World Languages • Improved the department’s quality of instruction and teacher effectiveness via focused sharing and collaboration meetings, professional development activities, and individual and departmental reflection. • Led the implementation and evaluation of annual departmental goals with a mission-driven focus. • Assisted with interviewing and hiring new teachers; mentored and evaluated all department members. Middle School Instructional Technology Facilitator – World Languages July 2011 - Present • Conducted analysis of departmental instructional technology needs and status. • Advanced the department’s effective use of instructional technology through modeling and coaching. • Led departmental and team project tuning processes using the High Tech High Tuning Protocol. • Co-organized the first annual Summer Technology Institute at Cary Academy.

Green Hope High School, Cary, NC

March 2002 – June 2007 German Teacher • Conducted Cooperative Learning Strategies workshop in preparation for a district-wide switch to block scheduling. • Coordinated and led Classroom Instruction That Works faculty book discussion. • Facilitated Working With Exceptional Children in the General Education Classroom faculty workshop. School Improvement Team Chair August 2006 – June 2007 • Coordinated and led meetings to…..(say what these meetings accomplished or cut this bullet) • Coordinated and aligned district priorities with school needs; determined necessary action steps, process managers, and timeline in collaboration with the school improvement team.

Margit Michaela Lanze

1313 Hampton Valley Road, Cary, NC 27511 919.413.1677 margit_lanze@caryacadem.org

Lake Wylie Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

July 2000 – June 2001 Principal Intern • Conducted formal and informal classroom observations. • Served as administrative liaison for Exceptional Children’s services. • Designed a self-paced professional development activity to promote the use of classroom computers.

Marie G. Davis IB Magnet Middle School, Charlotte, NC

July 1993 – August 1998 Department Chair • Provided guidance and feedback to newly licensed teachers regarding classroom management and instructional strategies. • Communicated and coordinated efforts between school administration and the department.

Teaching
Cary Academy, Cary, NC
July 2007 – Present German Teacher • Implemented “flipped” classroom strategies to increase student-centeredness of all courses. • Increased student motivation and achievement via the use of 21st century emerging technologies. • Developed a virtual World Languages Museums project in collaboration with the entire MS World Languages department.

Green Hope High School, Cary, NC

March 2002 – June 2007 German/French Teacher • Used wikis to engage students in collaborative project development. • Improved communication with students and parents by designing and maintaining class web pages.

Marie G. Davis IB Magnet Middle School, Charlotte, NC

July 1993 – August 1998 German/French Teacher • Increased and maintained German enrollment numbers to 30% of the student population. • Aligned the German curriculum to meet local, state, and International Baccalaureate (IB) standards.

Margit Michaela Lanze

1313 Hampton Valley Road, Cary, NC 27511 919.413.1677 margit_lanze@caryacadem.org

Technology-Rich Curriculum Showcase
Student Work
Student blog – Student ePortfolios Wir schreiben ein deutsches Märchen – Collaborative writing and publishing via wikis Grammatik Projekt – Collaborative creation of a beginning German grammar reference Wir gehen ins Museum – Collaborative presentations with Prezi for the World Language Museum Meine Familie – Videos designed, recorded, and edited by students Magst du Tiere? – Audacity recordings created to enhance oral language proficiency

Curriculum Materials
Hallo Freunde! – Multi-media classroom resource ISSUU – Online textbook converted from OneNote notebook Deutsch mit Frau Lanze – Multi-media resources for students Schnitzeljagd – Online scavenger hunt to explore Berlin Battle of the Languages – Cultural trivia competition across four languages PITSTOPS – Student-led conferences in Prezi Cary Academy World Languages Museum Project – Integrating art in the world language classroom

Awards and Honors
Selected as faculty spotlight in Cary Academy’s Access newsletter. Cary Academy CARMA (Cary Academy Recognition for Mission Advancement) Cary Academy Grant to develop curriculum with electronic resources in lieu of traditional textbooks Cary Academy Selected to participate in the first NCAIS Virtual 21st Century Master Teacher cohort Cary Academy Nominated for the Michael G. Curran Family Foundation Leadership in Teaching Award Cary Academy 2012 2012 2010-2012 2011 2010

Committee Involvement
Committee on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity Strategic Planning -Teaching and Learning Committee Strategic Planning - Multi-cultural Education Committee Faculty Evaluation Review Committee Selection committee for mission advancement awards 2007 – present 2010 – 2011 2010-2011 2011 - 2012 2012 - present

Margit Michaela Lanze

1313 Hampton Valley Road, Cary, NC 27511 919.413.1677 margit_lanze@caryacadem.org

Professional Presentations and Workshops
1:1 Collaboratively Done: A Revolutionary Model for Technology Leadership (with Martina Greene and Joselyn Todd) NCAIS Teacher Conference CA4CA: Facilitating Language Production in the Lingt Classroom (with Wendy Burgbacher) Cary Academy 1:1 Collaboratively Done – World Languages Cary Academy Summer Technology Institute Move Over Textbook – there is something more engaging on the web North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) CA4CA: Freeing the Inner Spielberg (with Joselyn Todd) Cary Academy Critical Thinking in 21st Century Classrooms: Students present their work Middle Educators Global Activities (MEGA) Showcase 1:1 in the World Language Classroom versus Foreign Language Labs Classroom demonstration for the Canon School at Cary Academy 1:1 in the World Language Classroom NCAIS Teacher Conference Granville County Professional Development Cary Academy Outreach with Joselyn Todd Teaching Foreign Languages to the Digital Natives K-12 Global Education Symposium, University of North Carolina, World View Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom Presentation for the Wesleyan School at Cary Academy Instructional Technology Faculty Showcase Presentation for Wilkes County Public Schools at Cary Academy Collaboration in Century Classrooms: World Languages at Cary Academy Middle Educators Global Activities (MEGA) Showcase Technology Toolbelt for Foreign Language Teachers North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) Innovate Technology Toolbelt for Foreign Language Teachers North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Instructional Technology Presentations for North Carolina Superintendents Cary Academy Instructional Technology Show and Tell for Harrell Christian Academy Faculty Panel at Cary Academy Articulating Language B within the International Baccalaureate Programme IB Conference at Marie G. Davis Middle School 21st

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