Vita

———- ACADEMIC PREPARATION:

January 2009    NOVA Southeastern University, Miami, FL
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distant Education, Fischler School of                     Education and Human Services,  Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of             Blogging in Improving High School Student’s Writing Skills

June 2002    University of Central Florida  School of Education, Orlando FL
M.A in Educational Technology,  Concentrations: Online Education, Instructional Design

June 1991    University of Central Florida, Orlando FL
B.S. in Elementary Education, School of Education

August 1981  Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
A.A. in Business Administration

———- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

iBuild Academy, Inc. Executive Director 2015 – present

2015 – present  Adjunct Faculty: Digital Leading and Learning MS Program 
  Lamar University

  • Online instructor, duties include virtual collaboration, live sessions, sharing and utilizing a variety of Web 2.0 tools
  • Developed and reviewed curriculum for the Digital Leading and Learning Program
  • Guide student Innovative Project Proposal

2012 -2015  Faculty: Instructional Design and Technology MS program
  Full Sail University

  • Online instructor, duties include virtual collaboration, live sessions, sharing and utilizing a variety of Web 2.0 tools
  • Developed and reviewed curriculum for the Instructional Design and Technology Program
  • Designed and implemented final student Portfolio project
  • Selected to participated in the New Media Consortium Horizon Report Wiki-thon as a member of the Panel of Experts

2008 – 2012  Faculty: Educational Media Design and Technology MS Program
  Full Sail University

  • Online instructor, duties include virtual collaboration, live sessions, sharing and utilizing a variety of Web 2.0 tools
  • Developed and implemented course curriculum
  • Facilitated students through their yearlong Action Research project
  • Organized a virtual Challenge Based Learning Project
  • Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator
  • Worked with local schools to bring new media to their environment

1990 – 2008  Public School Teacher
     Volusia County Public Schools

  • Florida Business Teacher of the Year
  • Developed and implemented a school wide mentoring program
  • Developed and implemented integrated lesson plans correlating FCAT Standards and Essential Work Skills for Volusia County
  • Created county course guides with correlation to Sunshine State Standards for Digital Publishing and Web Design 1
  • Assisted in the creation of applied technology Website
  • Staff development instructor for various technology workshops
  • National Board Certified
  • High School Webmaster 2000 – 2008

1995- 2008 Pine Ridge High School   Career and Technical Educator
1993 – 1995 Friendship Elementary School (3rd Grade)
1990 – 1993 Timbercrest Elementary School (3rd Grade)
2002 – 2004 Teacher Education Institute, Adjunct teacher

———- PUBLICATIONS

Bedard, S. (2014). Teaching with technology. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/ us/book/teaching-with-technology/id877904955?ls=1&mt=11

Bedard, S. (2009). Creating Social Presence Through Social Networking. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (pp. 1653-1657). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Bedard, S. (Nov/Dec 2005). Establishing a Connection Between CTE and NCLB. The Balance Sheet, Thompson Publishers. http://balancesheet.swlearning.com/1105e.html

Bedard S., Knox Pipes, B. (2006). Online Distance Learning: The K-12 Student’s Perspective. Distance Learning, 3(4). 13-19.

———- AWARDS

  • 2014 Panel of Experts Member, New Media Consortium
  • 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator
  • 2013 NMC K-12 Ambassador
  • 2012 Google Certified Educator
  • 2007 Volusia County Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • 2007 Female Teacher of the Year
  • 2007 Pine Ridge High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2006 Florida Business Teacher of the Year

———- PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education – 2008 – 2010
  • Business Professionals of America BPA 1999 – 2002
  • Computer Using Educators (CUE) – 2012 – 2013
  • Florida Association for Career & Technical Education (FACTE) – 1997 – 2008
  • Florida Business and Technology Educators Association FBTEA – 1997 – 2008
  • Future Farmers of America Alumni FFA
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) – 1998 – present
  • National Science Teacher Association 2017 – current
  • New Media Consortium – 2009 – 2014
  • West Volusia Chamber of Commerce 2015 – present