• Oakland CA

Benjamin Calvert

Work History

Work History

Educational Interpreter (American Sign Language)

Nov 2010 - Present
Southern Oregon Educational Service District (SOESD)

Facilitation of classroom instruction across multiple subjects in Kindergarten through 12th grades. Familiarity of many subjects and an eagerness and ability to prep and learn on the go of a wide variety of classroom subjects. Development and implementation of behavioral plans as part of the IEP team for students with various challenges: mild to severe Autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and students with drug-affected diagnoses. Worked as a team in the classrooms to advocate for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students as well as constant encouragement and facilitation of self-advocacy in all grade levels. Able to work in site based resource rooms as well as independently as a sole interpreter in a mainstream setting. Provided tutoring to students in various subjects and at all grade levels.

Educational Assistant

Oct 2008 - Nov 2010
SOESD

One-on-one and small group teaching under the supervision of certified classroom teacher. Behavior management, non-violent deescalation for students in crisis. Implementation and participation in IEPs including data collection, original educational objects connected to Speech/Language, Occupational, Physical therapies (in consultation with classroom therapists). Proficiency in BoardMaker, ProloQuo, and multiple technologies geared towards students with special needs. 

Education

Education

BFA Theatre Arts

Aug 1998 - May 2002
Illinois Wesleyan University

Certifications

Certifications

Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment

2013 - Present
Boystown USA

3.8 EIPA score in K-12 subjects

References

References

Available Upon Request

Skills

Skills

Theatre Production

Devising theatre from community experiences, original scripts, adaptation of classical scripts, and traditional contemporary community based productions. Directing, Acting, and Dramaturgical skills to be used in a workshop or community based theatrical production. Ability to work with resources available towards the creation of a community based performance. 

Curriculum Development

Development of online and in-classroom materials for various theatre productions, lead and facilitate post-show discussions between audience and cast members, development of an after school program for at-risk youth to experience and create theatre, dance, spoken word, and visual art. 

Living Arts

Quilting: hand and machine piecing, knowledge of quilting history, fabric dyeing, traditional and modern quilt design, 

Garment construction: cutting and draping for home level garments from commercial patterns, adaptation of commercial patterns to fit individuals, creation of basic garment slopers to be used in the making of unique garments. 

Knitting: gauge and swatch adjustment, ability to read and test patterns, seaming, multi-fiber fluency.

Crochet: pattern fluency, garment and accessory construction, multi-fiber fluency.

Textile Dye: Indigo dye, natural wild-harvest dye, synthetic dyeing of protein and cellulose fibers.