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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 ) and Seesaw accounts used by parents and students
  • Present at RebelU (district-wide professional development) on web development, Genius Hour and the Maker Movement
  • Organize and host The Cardboard Challenge Carnival during which my first graders collaborated with high school students
  • Host and participate in various Learning Labs
  • Implement 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 STEAM lessons 
  • Implement Hour of Code technology/programming lessons
  • Implement an after school coding/programming/reading club for 1st and 2nd graders
  • Implement 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, Parent Involvement 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
  • Plan and implement effective lessons to reflect state standards, National Common Core Standards, district pacing guide, and the district curriculum
  • Communicate regularly with parents through a classroom website, parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, e-mails, phone calls, individual meetings, and individual meetings for IEPs
  • Integrate multiple forms of technology to enhance instruction, motivate students and support ELL students (including "flipping” math instruction)
  • Manage a safe and inclusive classroom environment as well as student behavior by establishing daily routines, rules, and individual behavior charts
  • Maintain 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
  • Administer AIMs Web, Reading Street tests, MEAP tests and piloted Smarter Balanced Testing 
20122013

First Grade Student Teacher

Lyons Elementary - Lansing Public Schools
  • Adapt classroom for diverse learners through implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Plan and teach hands-on lessons in Literacy, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science
  • Observe classroom activities and management techniques
  • Work with small groups of students in all subject areas
  • Lead and participate in a Mathematics Learning Lab

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-8) with Math Endorsement         2009-2013

  • Teacher Certification Internship Program
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Major: Math
  • Senior Class Council Member
  • Sigma Kappa Member (New Member Educator 2012, Recruitment Chair 2013)

Additional Education

Presentations
  • Global Resources in Education and Technology (GREAT) 2016: Sketchnoting
  • RebelU 2016: Coding, iPads in the Classroom
  • edCamp Detroit 2015: Augmented Reality
  • edCamp Grand Rapids 2014: Flipped Classroom
  • edCamp Lansing: 2014: Augmented Reality, Flipped Classroom
  • Michigan State University College of Education  2014: Importance of pre-service teaching and the flipped classroom

Professional Development
  • HyperDoc Bootcamp 2016 
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2016
  • Google Certified Educator 2015-2016
  • Kagan Trained and Certified 2015
  • Discovery Education 2015
  • GREAT 2015 Conference in Galway, Ireland 
  • #miched #edtech #1stchat and various Twitter Chats
  • 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)
  • Coding/Programming (Scratch, Beebot, Ozobot, MIP Robot, 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

Peter Geerling

Principal

Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center, Godfrey Lee Public Schools

pgeerling@godfrey-lee.org

David Britten

Superintendent

Godfrey Lee Public Schools

dbritten@godfrey-lee.org 

 

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

Chris Sloan

Instructor, Educational Technology 

Michigan State University College of Education

ccsloan@gmail.com

 

 

*Additional References furnished upon request