Lauren Roberts

Lauren Roberts

Objective

I will be a qualified to teach in the Junior and Intermediate divisions. Specifically, I can contribute a concentrated understanding and knowledge in children’s education and development to learning environments. Also, as a graduate of the iTeach learning laptop program, I can provide both students and colleagues with resourceful technological skills, specializing in education. 

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

Bachelor of Arts Honours

Wilfrid Laurier University

Double Major in English and Contemporary Studies

Option in Children’s Education and Development

Minor in Psychology

Mathematics and Teaching Parts I and II

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

Grade Four/Five Pre-Service Teacher

Caledonia Centennial Public Schol

·Planned and implemented a mathematical Number Sense and Numeration Unit using the provincial curriculum and assessment exemplars

·Presented five differentiated low organizational physical activity games

·Introduced the SMARTboard as an interactive learning tool for lessons on literacy and social studies

·Attended and participated in the District Junior Division Mathematics staff meeting for professional development

May 2008 - Jun 2010

In-School Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant County

·Mentored a young male student one hour a week during the school year with a goal to improve his self-esteem and intrinsic motivation, in terms of advancing his academic learning, specifically in areas of reading, writing and mathematics 

Sep 2009 - Apr 2010

Facilitated Study Group Leader/Math Drop-In Center Coordinator

Wilfrid Laurier University

·Presented students with the opportunity to practice collaborative learning skills in a progress environment

·Facilitated study groups in courses of: Mathematics and Teaching; Applied Scientific Reasoning (Statistics)

·Attended and participated in professional development meetings 

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Kindergarten Classroom Volunteer

River Heights Public School

·Assisted students with literacy skills by tracking running records, using guided and shared reading as well as read-alouds in one-on-one, small and large group instruction

·Presented a poetry comprehension lesson with differentiated instruction for an IEP student with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

High School Mathematics Tutor

·Incorporated differentiated tutoring to accommodate varied learning styles in subjects of College and University math courses (i.e., Calculus) 

·Assisted students with improving individual study skills to create a sense of intrinsic motivation

Jan 2008 - May 2008

Grade One Classroom Volunteer

Pauline Johnson Elementary School

 ·Presented a reading comprehension lesson using scaffolding and assisted learning strategies

·Assisted students with numeracy skills with demonstrations on how to use learning manipulatives 

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007

Grade Three Classroom Volunteer

River Heights

·Assisted educational assistant with small groups of IEP students (e.g., Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD) in mathematics; observed behavioural management success strategies 

Skills

Skills

Shift Manager

·      cooperatively worked with a minimum of one other manager to efficiently operate the restaurant ·      detail organized in terms of asserting one component of sales as a daily target ·      innovatively lead and organized “crew” activities to improve team work

Cosmetician/Front Store Cashier

·      articulated first-grade customer service ·      attended Cosmetic Conferences to achieve higher results in commission sales ·      organized merchandise to appeal cosmetically to customers

Beverage Cart Operator/Bartender

·      Conscientious summer employment in a prestigious private environment ·      Responsible for articulating correct monetary exchanges while self-operating the beverage cart ·      Collaboratively prepared and presented meals for numerous tournaments  

Certifications

Certifications

Creating Educational Games Online Workshop

iTeach, Schulich School of Education

Dynamic ePortfolios Online Workshop

iTeach, Schulich School of Education

Blogging in the Classroom Online Workshop

iTeach, Schulich School of Education

SMARTboard Games and SlamDunk Introduction Workshops

iTeach, Schulich School of Education

Digital Cameras in the Classroom Workshop

iTeach, Schulich School of Education

Imagination Creativity Exploration Conference

iTeach, Schulich School of Education

Education and Schooling Assignment Exemplar

Nipissing University

TRIBES

Nipissing University

SmartServe

Ontario Provincial Government

Food Handlers Safety

City of Hamilton
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

First Aid/CPR

City of Hamilton