Chris Pultz

My classroom teaching experience and technical background combine to put me in a unique position to train and support educators and school administrators in the latest technologies.

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My Education

UCDenver

University of Colorado
at Denver

Master of Science
Information & Learning Technologies
2001

KSU

Kansas State
University

Bachelor of Science
Education
1997

RCHS

U.S.D. #378
Riley County, KS

High School Diploma
1993

My Professional Experiences

Application Specialist II (Training)

Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

2005 - Present
This role includes support of our core software applications, developing and implementing training for district teachers and staff on technology related initiatives, and instructional technology coaching as needed. Beyond ad-hoc technical support I specialize in print and video documentation, and web content creation in service to our constantly evolving ecosystem of tools.

Web Developer

Douglas County School District, Castle Rock, CO

2002 - 2005
This position was on a small team that maintained content on the district web site, but my specialty was consulting with schools who wanted to create building websites, and teachers who wanted to create their own sites for instructional materials.

Adjunct Faculty

University of Colorado at Denver

2001 - 2004
During this time I designed and (repeatedly) delivered two graduate level courses in the School of Education’s Department of Information & Learning Technologies: “Networking and Telecommunications Issues for K-12 Teachers” and “Integrating Technology in the Curriculum.”

Classroom Teacher &
Building Technologist

Trailblazer Elementary School, Highlands Ranch, CO

1997 - 2002
After teaching 3rd/4th grades for three years, I became the building Technologist, responsible for all technology instruction for the 1100 students, integration of technology into classroom lessons, technical support for all building computers, and technology staff development sessions. During my tenure I was also: Lead teacher, Technical Computer Resource Teacher, Instructional Computer Resource Teacher, Newsletter editor & School webmaster, Denver Post Newspapers in Education Advisory Board representative for DCSD.

Skills

Technical Strengths

  • Google Apps
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Apple Pro Tools (Final Cut Suite)
  • Wordpress CMS
  • HTML & CSS for Web Design
  • Screencasting tools
  • Macintosh OS (since 1988)
  • iOS & Android fluent
  • Spreadsheet agility
  • RSS aggregation
  • Web conferencing tools
  • Remote support tools (phone & screen)
  • Team messaging tools

Volunteer Work

I offer an average of 5-10 hours a week of my time and talents to our church as a form of "Digital Mission."

Audio-Visual Support

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Lincoln, NE

2006 - 2016
I provide audio-visual support in the sanctuary before and during the traditional service each week. This includes microphone prep, driving the 5 camera system, and recording the service. I manage the A/V team schedule, and train new members as they join the team.

Video Editing

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Lincoln, NE

YouTube Channel

2008 - 2016
Each week I take the raw recorded video of the traditional service and edit it for broadcast on Time Warner Cable Community Access Ch. 13. In addition, I cut a seperate version for publication on our YouTube channel, and extract audio for our podcast. I perform this work in Apple's Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor.

Web Presence

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Lincoln, NE

Website

2009 - 2016
I designed and developed the website for the church based upon the needs of the staff and various ministries. This includes single use offshoots for the children's ministry and contemporary service. The site is designed with Pagelines and sits upon a WordPress backend.

Ad-hoc Multimedia Creation

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Lincoln, NE

2009 - 2016
I create multimedia pieces as neded for church events, contribute to social media management, create stock photography for use in materials, design logos, branding and style guides for some projects and consult with church staff on IT projects in their office.

Interests

Family

My wife of nearly two decades and I were blessed with two beautiful daughters who keep us very active. I try my best to be engaged and involved in their lives and not miss a hilarious, gut-wrenching, frustrating, happy or sad moment.

Photography

A selection of my images.

I have held photography as an avocation since I was 13 years old. For a period of time I maintained a web based business selling prints and licenses for the use of my rural landscape images. My photos have won ribbons at the Nebraska State Fair and graced the cover of the Grit Magazine March/April 2007 issue.

Gardening

Like the farmers I am decended from, I find tranquility in working the soil. Since 2010 I have been removing a section of my lawn each year and planting perennial natives to the Great Plains. In the process I have built a number of shelters & habitats for solitary bees, bumble bees, butterflies, and other insects.

Can I be of service to you?

Please feel free to contact me.


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