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Lisa Carlson

2709 Horton Rd, Jamestown, NY 14701 716-338-6661 carlson6@buffalo.edu

SUMMARY
• Seeking position as School Library Media Specialist.
• Retired Air Force Master Sergeant and war veteran returned to college as an adult to pursue a new career in education.
• Brings technologies and skills of an award winning career in radio and television production to the classroom.
• Dedicated to developing multiple literacies and skills necessary for students in the 21st century.
HIGHLIGHTS
Digital audio/video production and instruction
Media and visual literacies
Technology for learning

Common Core knowledge and experience
Cooperative/collaborative learning
Collaboration and team teaching

CERTIFICATION
• Initial certification, English/ELA 7-12
• School Library Media Specialist, May, 2015
EDUCATION
• University at Buffalo - Master of Library Science, projected June, 2015, GPA 3.9/4.0
• State University of New York at Fredonia - B.A Adolescent English Education, summa cum laude 2013
• Jamestown Community College - A.A. 2009
• Community College of the Air Force - A.A.S Transportation Management 2008
• Defense Information School - Basic Broadcasting Course 1990
STUDENT TEACHING
School Library Media Center K-12 - Panama Central School, Panama, NY
2015
• Utilized "Nearpod" technology in a visual literacy presentation for 7th graders to generate excitement of reading.
• Constructed a web-based research guide for a high school ELA project centered around a historical fiction.
• Assisted in the planning and execution of a Book Fair; generated $1,947 in Scholastic Dollars for new book purchases.
• Developed and instructed video workshop to assist new media literacy teacher develop basic camera skills.
• Researched and collected 30 articles and book passages for an ELA teacher's literature unit.
• Cataloged and processed new acquisitions in high school and elementary school libraries.
• Wrote lesson plans and delivered instruction for information literacy at the high school and elementary school levels.
• Created artful and whimsical book fair decorations and created crafts which were wildly popular with students.
ELA - grades 9-10 - Jamestown High School, Jamestown, NY
2013
• Developed and taught a media literacy unit to guide students to understand that media messages are constructed to
make us “think, feel, and act,” and to analyze media and evaluate ways in which these messages shape their culture.
• Broadened student literacy through examinations of non-textual, visual language of magazine advertisements. Students
looked critically at advertising images, interpreted the “author’s” intent, and constructed meaning.
• Bridged students’ current knowledge and culture to classical works by melding popular music and rap lyrics into a
poetry unit.
• Showed students how marketers appeal to our values in an advertising unit that culminated in original student artwork.
ELA - grades 9-10 - Persell Middle School, Jamestown, NY
2013
Integrated
videos
and
music
into
a
novel
unit
to
enhance
student
understanding
of
setting,
elements
of
fiction,
and

themes, and used informational texts to introduce geography and science concepts to add depth to the story.
Added
multicultural elements to a novel unit to broaden student understanding of cultural contexts in the story.

Incorporated
current events relevant to students enhancing their ability to make meaningful connections to cultural and

historical contexts.

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TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE
Media Educator/Teaching Artist - Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown, NY
2013-2014
Sherman Central School, Sherman, NY
• Introduced sophisticated software engaging 30 students in moviemaking, sound editing, and green screen effects.
• Worked one on one with students developing shooting and editing skills and encouraging creative expression.
Jamestown High School, Jamestown, NY
• Collaborated with ELA and technology teachers at Jamestown High School to integrate media technologies and media
literacies into curriculum and tied activities using technology to standards in the ELA Common Core.
• Taught visual literacy unit to guide students to make meaning from non-textual communications.
• Assisted student video production teams in teamwork, cooperation, time management, and task delegation.
Co-director, Chautauqua Youth Media - Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown, NY
2005-2009
Jamestown High School, Jamestown, NY
• Created an open and creative environment for more than 40 High School students to explore media arts.
• Guided and mentored students in advanced technologies and techniques not included in classroom studies.
• Lead youth to produce programing that has aired on local cable access TV, and a community radio station.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS
Video presentations for virtual conferences - University at Buffalo
Media Literacy
• Contextualized Dr. Jean Kilbourne's documentary work in Killing us Softly 4 with Renee Hobb's key questions for
media literacy and the National Council of Teachers of English guidelines for teacher preparation to empower new
library media specialists to become change agents in their schools and create engaging instruction in new literacies.
Gender Gap in Reading
• Presented statistics, explained the theories behind the gender gap in reading, and explored tools, ideas, and
programming to help librarians connect boys with books.
Visual Literacy Workshop
• An engaging exploration of ways to "read" images or make meaning of non-textual communications and the importance
of this skill in the 21st century.
WEBSITE CONSTRUCTION
www.bustihistoricalsociety.com
2014
As
part
of
the
three
person
team
in
an
online
course,
created
a
website
for
a
local
non-profit
organization.

• Served as client liaison and content lead for the project, and developed logic flow and overall design.
www.lyddieguide.weebly.com
• Vetted and collected online resources and created a guide to reading the historical fiction Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson.
OTHER EMPLOYMENT
Supervisor, Air Terminal Operations Center, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, NY
• Supervised the information control operations for cargo and passenger airlift missions.
• Served four deploymens to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Media Producer, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown, NY
• Produced television commercials, training videos; recorded lectures and performances.
Television News Photographer, WTIC-TV, Hartford, CT
• Two-time local Emmy Award nominee; best photographer and best editor.
On-Air Radio host, KBCQ, Roswell, NM
• Co-hosted the city’s most popular morning radio show.
Broadcast Journalist, USAF
• Produced radio and television programing in Sicily, Turkey, Italy, and other locations

2004-2014

2005-2009
1998-2004
1997-1998
1989-1997