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Work History

2014Present

First Grade Teacher

Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center - Godfrey Lee Public Schools
  • Instruct, guide and assess students using various curriculum-based lessons according to the Common Core, State and District Benchmarks
  • Utilize technology in daily activities with document camera, iPads, Chromebooks and an Apple TV
  • Maintain a classroom website ( www.stasiakspace.weebly.com ) used by parents and students
  • Presented at RebelU (district-wide professional development) on web development, Genius Hour and the Maker Movement
  • Organized and hosted The Cardboard Challenge Carnival during which my first graders collaborated with high school students
  • Participted in various Learning Labs
  • Implemented a balanced literacy program through the use of MAISA CCRS units,  Lucy Calkins Writing Project, Readers Workshop, Guided Reading, Word Study and individual student conferring
  • Use Georgia Math to teach differentiated math talks and manipulative-based math instruction
  • Integrate Culture of Thinking Routines and Visible Thinking Maps into daily instruction
  • Plan and implement weekly STEM lessons 
  • Taught my students Hour of Code technology lessons
  • Integrate ISTE standards into everyday instruction
  • Implementing a Global Competency mini unit by using Google Hangout to communicate with a first grade class in Hawaii
  • Adapt general education curriculum and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of ELL and special education students
  • Administer assessments to guide and differentiate instruction (Running Records, STAR Testing, Dolch Sight Words, DIBELs, WIDA Testing)
  • Serve on the School Improvement Team, Human Center Design Committee, and Math curriculum committee
2016Present

Teacher Ambassador

Write About
  • Connect and collaborate with communities of educators to inform them about Write About, a digital publishing platform
  • Support educators by leading Write About demos and Write About Professional Development sessions
20132014

Fourth Grade Student Teaching Internship

Red Cedar Elementary - East Lansing Public Schools
  • Planned and implemented effective lessons to reflect state standards, National Common Core Standards, district pacing guide, and the approved curriculum
  • Communicated regularly with parents through a classroom website, parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, e-mails, phone calls, individual meetings, and individual meetings for IEPs
  • Integrated multiple forms of technology to enhance instruction, motivate students and support ELL students (including "flipping” math instruction)
  • Managed a safe and inclusive classroom environment as well as student behavior by establishing daily routines, rules, and individual behavior charts
  • Maintained a balanced literacy program through daily journals, guided and shared reading, read-alouds, word-work, interactive writing, and used Reading Street program and Daily 5 management to encourage student choice
  • Administered AIMs Web, Reading Street tests, MEAP tests and piloted Smarter Balanced Testing 
20122013

First Grade Student Teacher

Lyons Elementary - Lansing Public Schools
  • Adapted classroom for diverse learners through implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Planned and taught hands-on lessons in Literacy, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science
  • Observed classroom activities and management techniques
  • Worked with small groups of students in all subject areas
  • Participated and led a Learning Lab in Mathematics

Education

20092016

B.A. and M.A. 

Michigan State University

Masters of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) Overseas Cohort                        2016

Educational Technology Certificate                                                                                                      2015

Elementary Education Certification (K-5 and K-8) and Math Endorsement         2009-2013

  • Teacher Certification Internship Program
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Major: Math
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Dean's List
  • Senior Class Council Member
  • Sigma Kappa Member (New Member Educator 2012, Recruitment Chair 2013)

Professional Development

  • HyperDoc Bootcamp 2016
  • Global Resources in Education and Technology (GREAT) 2016 Conference Presenter on Sketchnoting in Galway, Ireland
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2016
  • RebelU District Professional Development 2015 Conference Presenter on web development, Genius Hour and the Maker Movement
  • Google Certified Educator 2015-2016
  • Kagan Trained and Certified 2015
  • Discovery Education 2015
  • GREAT 2015 Conference in Galway, Ireland
  • edCamp Lansing (presented on Augmented Reality and flipped math instruction), Detroit and Grand Rapids 2015 
  • #miched #edtech #1stchat and various Twitter Chats
  • Presented to the Michigan State University College of Education stressing the importance of pre-service teaching and flipping the classroom 2014
  • Michigan State University Technology Conference 2014

Portfolio

Technology

  • Webpage Development (Weebly, Wikispaces, WordPress, Blogger, Smore, Tackk, Wix)
  • Maker Kits (Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits, Little Bits, Scribbler3DPen)
  • Code (Scratch, Beebot, Hour of Code, Google CS First, Code.org, Sphero)
  • Augmented Reality (Aurasma Studio, Aurasma App, Quiver, Spacecraft 3D, DAQRI, Crayola Color Alive, Chromville)
  • Video Chat (Google Hangout, Skype)
  • Video Production (iMovie, Animoto, Stop Motion, Do Ink)
  • Microsoft OfficeSuite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • iPads, MP3 players, Document Camera, IWB
  • Notebook for SMARTboard
  • Google Docs, Google Early, Google Drive
  • Screen capturing tools (Jing, Explain Everything, Camtasia Studio, bContext, ShowMe, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, Educreations)
  • Mind Mapping (Kidspiration, Popplet, Mindmeister)
  • Power Teacher, Power School, Illuminate Ed, Infinite Campus
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIN, Blog Lovin')

References

Mary Wever

Director of Certificate Programs in Education Technology and Online Teaching and Learning

Michigan State University College of Education

marywever@gmail.com

Sheri Conn

First Grade Teacher

Lyons Elementary, Lansing Public Schools

slynnwalraven@yahoo.com

Peter Geerling

Principal

Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center, Godfrey Lee Public Schools

pgeerling@godfrey-lee.org

Chris Sloan

Instructor, Educational Technology 

Michigan State University College of Education

ccsloan@gmail.com

 

 

*Additional References furnished upon request