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I am a curious educator with excellent organisation skills, committed and creative. I believe in holistic and concept based inquiry learning. It's a key for lifelong learning. I would like to be a part of a school where differentiation and student-centered learning is valued and supported.

Relevant experience

Aug 2015Nov. 2016

Kindergarten Academic Coordinator

TED Kocaeli College, Turkey
  • Researching, developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating educational and administrative policy.
  • Support and motivate students, teachers and other school employees.
  • Identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development in kindergarten.
  • Research and promote good practice of teaching and learning in kindergarten.
  • Developing and delivering training programs for teachers.
  • Organise and lead workshops for parents.
  • Recruiting new staff for KG.
  • Organising and leading staff planning meetings.
  • Ordering educational materials and books for KG.
  • Inform parents  about  students' progress.
  • Arrange curriculum related events such as curriculum night, student led conference, open house etc.

20112015

Teacher Librarian

Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College, Iraq
  • Developing and implementing library and information policies and procedures.
  • Integrating library activities into the PYP units.
  • Integrate library into curriculum.
  • Guide students to find the resources related to their topics.
  • Promote technology use in library and support students to use technology.
  • Attending the planning meetings with teachers.
  • Reviewing, evaluating and modifying services in response to student's needs.
  • Monitoring collection development related to approved curriculum.
  • Managing library systems for recording and organising library holdings, acquisitions and purchases, reader registrations and other related activities.
  • Coordinate displays, special events and activities to support student learning.
  • Coordinate the roles and daily tasks of library resource centre staff.
  • Organize special events to promote reading.
  • School wide resource planning related to literacy.
  • Member of parent-teacher committee.
20102011

Kindergarten Teacher

Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College, Iraq
  • Lead students in learning activities to promote their physical, mental and social development.
  • Attending collaborative planning meetings with grade level teachers and PYP Coordinator .
  • Identify children's individual learning needs.
  • Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students and parents.
  • Making peer observations, organizing field trips, writing weekly newsletters.
  • Organise  parent celebrations, conferences and curriculum nights.
  • Lead an After School Activity: Book Club G1 to G5, Origami G1 to G5.
  • Successfully teach and nurture KG2 children in a trilingual learning environment.
  • Member of school steering committee.
  • Organiser and trainer for whole school student admission process.
20032006

G2-Homeroom Teacher

Ministry of Education, Turkey

Education

Professional Development

Apr 2015Present

Differentiation in Teaching and Learning

International Baccalaureate
Oct 2014Dec 2014

Reading Discovery Program

Sep 2014Present

Making the PYP Library the Hub of learning

International Baccalaureate
Apr 2014Present

PYP Teaching and Learning

International Baccalaureate
Mar 2014Present

PYP Concept Based Learning

International Baccalaureate
Jan 2013Present

PYP Librarianship

International Baccalaureate
Nov 2012Present

Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom

International Baccalaureate

References

Gary Herbison

IB World PYP Trainer
garyherb55@gmail.com
Skype: garyherb

Anna King

Grade Level Coordinator / Early Years Teacher

anna_king64@hotmail.com