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Work experience

Jan 2012Present

AmeriCorps Program Assistant

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

"The mission of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy.Our goal is to ensure that every child and every adult in Palm Beach County becomes A READER."

My tasks include teaching children and adults English, supporting the Director and Manager of AmeriCorps and completing the monthly financial report.

Feb 2009Jul 2011

Classroom teacher

Hellesdon High School

I taught up to 5 classes of students from 12-18 years in ICT, German and French.

Jul 2002Oct 2008

Officer

Bundeswehr - German Army

After 3 months of boot camp I continued my training to become an Officer with the PSYOPS (psychological operations) unit. This included six months at Officers’ school, a four week survival course, leadership training and PR work in connection with psychological warfare (propaganda).

Education

Sep 2008Jul 2011

Masters

University of East Anglia

After successfully completing my Postgraduate Teacher Training I continued to study towards a Master in Education. 

The course consisted of three research papers and a final dissertation.

For my dissertation I researched if there is a correlation in the achievement and motivation for language learning and the use of technology.

My work has been published under the title: "Does pupil use of ICT increase attainment in MFL?" - Birte Wachtel

http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/191383/does-pupil-use-of-ict-increase-attainment-in-mfl

Sep 2004Apr 2007

Masters

University of the Armed Forces, Hamburg

While continuing my military training, I attended courses including History, Politics, Sociology, Statistics, Leadership and Management as well as Russian.

For over a year I worked for Professor Katzer as a student's researcher aid.

I was also founding member of the Women's Soccer team and organizer of the Historians' co-ed soccer team.

Various publications under my maiden name Wachtel:

http://www.grin.com/profile/37252/birte-keays

References

Nancy Johnson

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