Tom Vockeroth

Tom Vockeroth

Volunteer Experience

-Assistant coach for grade 7 and 8 girls basketball team at Bonaventure Meadows P.S.

-Assisted LST in accommodating learning for children with learning disabilities at Sir John A. Maconald P.S.

- Grade 4 Classroom volunteer at Evelyn Harrison P.S.

- Hospital Emergency room triage volunteer, St. Joseph's hospital

- Red Cross Disaster Management team volunteer

- Red Cross Youth Group Volunteer

Interest

- Coaching

- Athletics

- Skiing (Alpine and Water)

- Jogging

- Reading

- Technology

Objective

To foster a community inside a classroom, that promotes learning and growth for students of all abilities and strengths.  I aim to help students achieve their full potential, while working in the Thames Valley District School Board.

Introduction

Welcome to my Visual CV!

As a recent graduate from the Nipissing University B.Ed program in the primary / junior level, I am eager and enthusiastic to begin to implement everything I have learned.  In this Online Portfolio, you will find all the information that is applicable to my aspiring teaching career.

Philosophy of Education

I believe that it is the role of the teacher to help students discover their strengths, so that they may use them to strive to reach their full potential as members of society.  Teachers plan and implement lessons based around the strengths of their students, so that each one may have the richest possible learning experience.

Work History

Work History

Student Teacher

Clara Brenton Public School

-Differentiated learning for a class of students with various needs and learning styles.

-Helped plan, implement and evaluate a PLC for grade 5 students.

May 2008 - Present

Child and Youth Worker

Craigwood Youth Services

 Classroom Support Worker

-Support high risk Youth in a community special education classroom.

-Worked with teachers to help differentiate material for youth with developmental delays and a variety of behavioral needs.

Child Youth Worker

-Worked with Youth, their families and the community to help plan and implement programing for youths with developmental delays and a variety of behavioral needs.

May 2011 - May 2011

Student Teacher

Kensal Park

-Evaluated students in their written, listened, and spoken French.

-Planned and implemented French lessons for beginner French students as second language learners.

Feb 2011 - Apr 2011

Student Teacher

Bonaventure Meadows Public School

-Applied effective management strategies to teach a class of at times 33 students.

-Educated and shared ideas on how to easily and effectively apply Smart Notebook, Response and other technologies in the classroom.

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University
Sep 2001 - Sep 2006

4yr BSc

University of Western Ontario

Skills

Skills

Problem Solving

- Honed problem solving skill while working with youth with extreme behavioural need and developmental delays. - Manages time and relationships, to avoid problems or reach win-win conclusions.

Leadership

- In the classroom, as demonstrated by my initiative to introduce technology to fellow teaching professionals. - Outside the classroom, as seen in my coaching and volunteer experience.

Classroom Technology

A smart response and accompanying smart notebook lesson that I developed to assess if my Kindergarten students could be taught how to use clicker technology.

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013

First Aid and CPR

Red Cross
May 2008 - Apr 2012

Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour

Craigwood Youth Service