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In the classroom

Skills

Simply Accounting software
Used while working for Kugluktuk District Education Authority
Microsoft Office software
iMovie
And other educational applications/programs
SMART board & SMART products
And alternative interactive whiteboard technologies
Mac & Windows systems

Work experience

Sep 2012Present

iTeach Student Technological Assistant

Nipissing University
  • Student Technological Assistant for section Primary-Junior 1
  • Helps to provide iTeach educational technology support services to students and faculty within the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University.  STAs are provided with training in the use of a variety of software packages and instructional tools including but not limited to; Interactive whiteboard technologies, classroom response systems, web 2.0 tools and digital cameras/document cameras in the classroom.  
  • Other duties as assigned per supervisor: Special task of Social Media

Aug 2011Aug 2012

Native English Teacher

English Program In Korea

Buwon Elementary Public School

Grades 3-6

  • Created conversational English lessons grades 3-6
  • Facilitated after-school programs for gifted students in grades 5-6
  • Marked/created written assignments, audio listening tests, teaching materials
  • Participated in online professional development training & 3 conferences
  • Prepared students for nation-wide examinations
Aug 2010Jun 2011

District Education Authority Assistant/Office Manager

Government of Nunavut
  • Maintained communication with Kitikmeot School Operations, Health Canada and the Ministry of Education in the Government of Nunavut
  • Used self-discipline for strict deadlines, reporting targets & budget creation
  • Managed accounting practices for all 3 Kugluktuk schools & organized bi-weekly meetings
  • Established procedures for policy writing, Elder certification and Nunavut’s Education Act
Oct 2008Aug 2010

Account Manager, Personal Financial Services

Royal Bank of Canada

Provided services in both English and French

  • Maintained client confidentiality, relationship building & conflict resolution
  • Provided financial advice and solutions to personal and business clients
  • Leadership, teamwork & motivation roles on Product Knowledge & Royal Performance committees

Education

Aug 2012Present

Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University
  • Primary/Junior focus
  • iTeach Laptop Learning Program
  • Education of Native Canadians - option course August 2012-April 2013
Sep 2005Jun 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Nipissing University

  • Majored in Economics & minored in Political science with course interests in philosophy and Spanish

Student Praise/Thanks

Objective

I would like to once again relocate to one of Canada's northern areas, allowing me to apply my prior northern living experience with my educational training. By completing my bachelor of education in the spring of 2013, I will be qualified to teach the primary/junior divisions.

Professional Affiliations

2013 Ontario College of Teacher’s Candidate 

2012 Ontario Music Educators’ Association - student member

2012 Council of Ontario Dance and Drama Educators - student member 

2012 Ontario Art Education Association   - student member

References

Dr. Natalya Brown, Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies - School of Business

Nipissing University

North Bay, Ontario

Phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4456

Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Christabelle Newman, Chairperson

Kugluktuk District Education Authority

Kugluktuk, Nunavut

Phone: (867) 982-5723 or (867) 982-2565

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Mylae Costello, Professional Learning Coordinator

Schulich School of Education; Nipissing University

North Bay, Ontario

Phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4592

Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Christine Hunter, Associate Teacher

Tweedsmuir Public School

North Bay, ON

Phone: (705) 475-2320 ext. 8930

Email: [email protected]

I, Britney M Johnston, grant permission for my references to be contacted. Original Professional Development Certificates are available for viewing during a formal interview session. 

Professional Development & Certificates

2013 Welcome to Kindergarten e-Learning Certificate; The Learning Partnership

2012 TRIBES Learning Community Certificate 

2012 Stand Up, Stand Out - Professional week; Nipissing University

2012 Flexible Fridays - iTeach Laptop Learning workshops; Nipissing University

  • Digital Document Cameras
  • Wii-mote Technology
  • SMART response clickers
  • Assistive Technology
  • Screencasting

2012 iTeach Extended Learning Program workshops; Nipissing University

2012 Imagination, Creativity, Education Conference; Nipissing University   

2012 SafeTalk Certificate; Nipissing University                         

2011 National Institute for International Education; English Program in Korea         

2011 Incheon Education Training Institute; International Teachers Training Program (elementary)           

Guiding Metaphor

"Technology is the wheel of the 21st century, allowing students to explore previously unreachable destinations."

B.M.Johnston, December 2012

Words from my References

"Always bringing energy and new ideas, Britney has been one of my most dependable STAs and has certainly gained my respect and trust. It is indisputable that Britney has a passion for education and is a natural leader." - Ms. Mylae Costello, Professional Learning Coordinator; Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University

"The students were engaged and motivated at all times. Also, her classroom management skills were well developed in a proactive and positive manner. She is a wealth of knowledge and is keen to share" - Ms. Christine Hunter, Associate teacher Fall 2012; grade 3 teacher at Tweedsmuir P.S

"Peer counselling and mentoring is a strong point for Britney, and she was able to relate and explain complex issues with clarity and confidence." -Dr. Natalya Brown, Nipissing School of Business; Nipissing University

Community & Volunteer Experience

Due to scheduling conflicts, I do not have formal volunteer hours this school year (2012-2013)

2012: Tutoring, Incheon, South Korea; 14-year-old Korean boy, English language, 3 hours per week, so that he can move to Canada to study

2009-2012: Instructor (Knitting, crochet, tatting & other textiles, photography); Taught the techniques and formats to people of ages 14+

2010-2011: Volleyball committee executive member, Kugluktuk, Nunavut; Established weekly league play, ages 16+, finance & secretary duties, fundraised for tournament play, helped organize tournaments within the hamlet, ran league play multiple times per week

2009-2010: Canadian Blood Services – clinic helper, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario; Aided in the assistance of donor tracking, welcome and nutrition services

2006 & 2007: Frosh Leader, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario; Strong Student leader role for 2 years, co-responsible for a group of first year students, planned and prepared events, helped students navigate orientation week and campus, chaperoned

Interest

  • Education Students Choir; Nipissing University
  • Photography
  • Reading
  • Active outdoor lifestyle

Teaching Related Experience

2013 Guest Facilitator in after school program, The City of North Bay After School Program - Site of Tweedsmuir Public School, North Bay ON

  • Co-taught Painting without brushes after-school workshop
  • Age range from grades 3-6

2012 Pre-Service Teacher, Faculty of Education, Nipissing University, North Bay ON

Tweedsmuir Public School, North Bay, Ontario, Grade 3                                                                                                 

  • Planned, implemented and created lessons/assessments
  • Effectively used classroom management skills at all times
  • Attended monthly staff & Collaborative Inquiry meetings