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Education

Sep 2007Present

Bachelor of Education/ Bachelor of Arts (Honours) History

Nipissing University

·Currently in my fifth year of Concurrent Education majoring in history, and minoring in the field of religions and cultures.

·I have an 80 percent overall average, and I have recently completed my ninth week of practice teaching placement. 

·     I have completed teaching practicums successfully in grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 classes, building a raport with each class of students, becoming actively involved in the classroom and the school, and observing and learning from my various associate teachers.

Apr 2010Aug 2010

International Exchange Program

Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg (Freiburg University of Education)

·Studied at PH Freiburg, University of Education, for the second semester of my third year.

·Immersed in the rich culture and beauty of Germany, I studied the German language, as well as History                    courses in English, earning a semester’s worth of credits towards my Nipissing BA degree.

·Had the opportunity to observe an English ESL lesson being taught in a German school for a day.

·This was an amazing and enriching academic and personal experience that has helped me grow both as a            person and as a future educator.

Sep 2002Jun 2007

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Bishop Smith Catholic High School

·Honour role student from grade 8 to grade 12.

·Graduated as an Ontario scholar, for obtaining an overall 85 percent average in my final year.

·I was actively involved in many school and community based activities and organizations. 

Work experience

May 2011Aug 2011

Kid's Day Program Co-Ordinator

Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village
  • As the Kid's Day Program Co-Ordinator I was responsible for planning, organizing and running the museum’s summer kids program running every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout July and August.
  • I planned different theme days for each day of camp, focussed on educational and fun activities. The activities and themes were cross curricular and integrated history, language, art, drama, dance, physical education, science, and geography. 
  • As camp coordinator, I was responsible for 30 children between the ages of 4-12.
  • I also gave tours of the museum, and helped in the office.
Jan 2010Mar 2010

Front Desk Night Audit Clerk

Hampton Inn by Hilton Hotel

·  In the night audit position I was responsible for managing the hotel at night, balancing the daily transactions for the entire hotel, preparing guests bills and placing them under their doors, and resetting the computers in preparation for the next day. 

·I was always prompt, friendly, welcoming, resourceful, and I worked very well as part of the front desk team.

Apr 2008Aug 2009

Summer Office Assistant

R.G.T Clouthier Construction

·  My tasks included filing, faxing, organizing meetings, answering phones, and regulating incoming company e-      mail messages to the appropriate people.

·Responsible for making sure the employee files of over 100 employees were up to date regularly, and making      sure they contained the appropriate training and records and documentation.

·Responsible for making sure the maintenance files for the large fleet of vehicles was up to date with the                  appropriate records, and I made sure the annual maintenance was being done.

·Responsible for the ordering, distributing, and documenting of utility locates on numerous job sites. 

May 2009Aug 2009

Park Office Assistant

Pine Ridge Park and Resort

·I  welcomed and checked-in visitors, showed them to their campsites and cottages, managed the park office,          performed merchandise transactions, and took reservations.

·I was also responsible for checking the cleanliness of the cabins before the arrival of guests, washing and              folding the laundry from the cabins at the end of a stay, and preparing the outfitting for cottages.

Practice Teaching Reports

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Heidi Ferguson

" ...She displayed exceptional personal characteristics such as dedication, innovation and integrity that will serve as a base for her teaching career.Her thorough lesson preparation incorporated various forms of technology (Smart Board, etc.), which allowed her to achieve maximum results during each class.She built an excellent rapport with her students through her relaxed but professional demeanor.Rebecca gained the respect of her students through her commitment and motivation.This was evident in her willingness to teach twice the number of lessons required by her program. Rebecca is a reflective practitioner; willingly accepting constructive feedback and critically analyzing her own lessons...."

Julie McGillis

"Rebecca completed a four-week placement in my grade six classroom.During this time, Ms. Clouthier impressed me from the beginning with her professionalism and dedication.....Ms. Clouthier possesses the skills and commitment of an outstanding teacher.Her personal and professional manner, disposition toward children, and teaching skills will make her a valuable member to any staff."

Skills

Computer Skills
Proficient typing skills.    Excel in operation and use of both PC and Mac computers (using Mac for the last 5 years).    Creative ideas for the use of computers and computer technology, such as Mac programs in the classroom.       
SMART Technnology
Proficient with the set up and use of the SMART Board in classroom settings.   Skilled with use of SMART Technology including SMART Ideas and SMART Notebook. 
Microsoft Office
Proficient in Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook. 
German Lanuage
Can read, write, speak, and understand beginner level of German.    Studied German while abroad on international exchange from April to July 2010.

My Portfolio

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Certifications

ICE (Imagination Creativity Education) Conference

November 5-6, 2010
Oct 2010Present

SMART Notebook Training, Parts 1 & 2

iTeach Department, Nipissing University

Reflection

Summary & Objective

I am currently in my fifth year of a five year  Concurrent Education program, working towards my Bachelor of Arts with honours, majoring in History and minoring in Religion and Cultures, and my Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University. I am ambitious, driven, resourceful, tactful, knowledgeable, and caring.  In the future I hope to obtain employment as a teacher, where my skills and previous experiences can be used to benefit students, staff, and the school community. 

 

Volunteer Experience

‘NU Reads’ (Nipissing University Reading Club)January- March 2011

  • Volunteered to help run a Nipissing University student run literacy club with children from the city of North Bay, meeting for 2 hours every second Saturday. The goal of the non-profit program was to encourage reading amongst elementary level children.
  • Organized and ran both a fairy tale and recipe themed week for both the primary/junior and the junior/intermediate sections of children.

International Student Mentor Program2009- 2011

  • Mentor for incoming international exchange students. 
  • Responsible for contacting the students prior to their arrival, answering any questions, organizing activities, and ensuring they have a positive experience. 

Student Ambassador for Nipissing University          2009- Present 

  • 2010-2011: Education student ambassador within the university, serving as a resource and a guide to any younger students in my program who have questions or concerns. 
  • 2009-2010: Served as a student ambassador, representing Nipissing University abroad while I studied on international exchange in Germany. 

Social Justice Committee, Bishop Smith Catholic High School     2004-2007

  • Organized a Brick by Brick campaign through the organization Free the Children, which succeeded in raising six thousand dollars to build a school in Kenya, Africa and pay a teacher's salary for one year. 
  • Organized and participated in Thinkfasts to raise awareness of global hunger issues, and Halloween for Hunger campaigns which collected canned goods instead of candy for the local ffod bank. 

Youth DelegateMay 2006

  • Volunteer delegate for the Catholic Diocese of Pembroke for a Development and Peace provincial conference hosted by my parish. 

First Laurentian Girl Guides of Canada2001-2005

  • Volunteered approximately 300 hours as a junior leader with the Sparks, Brownies, and Girl Guides, planning crafts, camping trips, and weekly events that encouraged leadership development and fostered friendship amongst the girls. 

Security Clearances/Record Checks

Vulnerable Sector Screening Certificate issued by the Ontario Provincial Police Department, Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment in August 2010. 

Negative police record check provided every year from 2007-2009 by the  Ontario Education Services Corporation as per Nipissing University Concurrent Education program requirements. 

Practical Teaching Experience

TBA, Renfrew County Catholic School Board

(February 27- April 13, 2011) 

  • Final 6 week placement to complete my BEd. 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, Canadian Forces Base, Petawawa, ON

(February 6-24, 2011)

  • Will be teaching in a grade 4/5 classroom. 

Family and Children's Services of Renfrew County, Pembroke, ON

(January 9 - February 3, 2011 )

  • Will be completing a 120 hour placement, over the course of three weeks with Family and Children's Services of Renfrew County. 
  • I will be working with a case worker, learning hands-on skills and helping children. 
  • This Service Learning Placement is a chance for me to experience the other ways in which teacher's interact with the community, and also to experience a difference aspect of 'teaching' and dealing with students. 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, Canadian Forces Base, Petawawa, ON

(October 12-15, 2010)

  • Practice taught in a grade 4/5 classroom with Associate Teacher Melody Roberts.
  • Taught a math lesson, a language lesson, and an interactive science lesson on food chains using the SMART board.

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Elementary School, Petawawa, ON

(October 13-16, 2009 & January 11-22, 2010)

  • Practice taught for two blocks, totaling three weeks, in a grade 6 class with Associate Teacher Julie McGillis.
  • Taught two math lessons, two religion lessons, two language lessons, one gym lesson, and a social studies lesson on Canadian contributions to the global world, during which my faculty advisor observed me.
  • Built a fantastic rapport with both the classroom teacher and the students. On my last day the class presented me with a gift card and a book of letters each of them had written thanking me for teaching them. Two months later, while I was studying in Germany, the class surprised me by typing me pen pal letters, which the teacher then attached to an e-mail and sent me. It was such a welcomed surprise and the letters were so well done, that I wrote all twenty five students a pen pal letter back. 

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Elementary School, Petawawa, ON

(October 14-17, 2008 & May 5-9, 2009)

  • Practice taught for two blocks, totaling two weeks, in a grade 7 classroom with Associate Teacher Heidi Ferguson.
  • Taught a religion lesson, a geography lesson, two language lessons, and a health lesson on media literacy and role models using the SMART board and SMART board technologies.

Cathedral Catholic Elementary School, Pembroke, ON

(February 16-20, 2009)

  • Practice taught for one week in a grade 5 classroom with Associate Teacher Rachelle Stewart.
  • Observed classroom management strategies, classroom organization, and teaching methods.
  • Taught a language lesson, and instructed a reading activity.