Resume

Emily Knowles  : emilyknowles8@gmail.com

Objective

Bachelor of Education (middle years) graduate seeking a full time teaching position.

Education

2008- Present

Bachelor of Education: Middle Yeas- University of Regina

GPA: 79.9%

Graduation: April 2012

Scholarships and awards

2011: Academic Silver Scholarship

2011: UR Undergraduate Bursary

2010: YMCA’s Tom Perry Scholarship Awarded for Community service and leadership

2008: University of Regina Out of Province Entrance Scholarship

Professional Development

2011:                                                                        Project WET

2011;                                                                        Emerging Professionalism Conference

2010:                                                                        Project Below Zero

2009:                                                                        Project Wild

2010-2012:                                                      Aboriginal Treaty Training Days- 1,2 and 3

2010:                                                                        RAP training- Response Ability Pathways

2011:                                                                        Red Cross Standard First Aid + CPR C

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to motivate and encourage students by getting to know their unique interests and abilities
  • Use a variety of teaching methodologies to encourage all students to achieve their full personal  potential as learners and citizens
  • Skills in incorporating a variety of technologies into the classroom, including student- driven video      projects, use of the smart board to enhance student learning, blogging, internet scavenger hunts and other creative and complimentary uses of new technologies
  • Constantly reflect on my teaching practices in order to grow as an educator
  • Ability to Differentiate lessons, units and assessments for the specific needs in the classroom
  • Flexible and highly adaptable as circumstances warrant
  • Understands and practices a variety of different summative and formative forms of assessment in order to attain the most holistic view of student growth
  • Team player, very considerate of others’ feelings and ideas and adept at facilitating global participation in activities and discussions
  • Possesses a variety of effective classroom management skills and ideas which help to create and maintains a positive classroom environment

Teaching Experience

Internship:                                                       September –December 2011

Dr. A.E. Perry School

Regina, Saskatchewan

Diverse Grade 7-8 Classroom

 Supervising teacher: Marjorie Finch

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developed, taught and evaluated an integrated unit on Globalization and Technology       
  • Organized a Field Trip to the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Science Center
  • Developed and taught an extensive mask project as a part of the grade 7-8 visual arts curriculum
  • Developed, taught and implemented lessons and units for a variety of subjects including math, science, Language Arts, social studies, physical education, health and visual arts
  • Participated and assisted in running parent teacher interviews with cooperating teacher

Extra Curricular Involvement:

  • Full-time lunchroom and playground supervisor
  • Supervised a student organized dance club where two grade eight students ran a dance program for grades 4 and 5 students
  • Involved in the ‘Student Activity Council’ 
  • Made myself available for out of class student homework help several times daily

 

Pre-Internships:

 April 2011- McClurg Elementary School

Cooperating Teacher: Heather Melnynk

Grade 8

October 2010  -Balcareous School

Cooperating Teacher: Carla Esplin

Grade 6

Related Experience

May- September 2011: Pax Lodge

Role: Event Assistant

Duties: Planning, organizing and leading day and overnight events for ages 8-16 years +, Running workshops on healthy eating, environmental awareness, girl empowerment and the millennium development goal, Worked with an international team to create international program, Involved in assessing and evaluating programs

Summers of 2006-2010:    Shawnessy YMCA Daycamp Program

Role: Day Camp Councilor

Duties: Responsible for creating a variety of different themed based activities, collaborated with other adults in team-planning and team-teaching lessons and activities, created positive and meaningful relationships with staff members as well as kids, acted as a positive role model and leader for all group members.

January 2009- April 2011: Awasis Daycare Regina, Saskatchewan

 Role: Daycare Worker

Duties: Cared for children eighteen months to 12 years, Organized and Implemented games and activities for the appropriate age groups, Facilitated field trips and visits to the gym

June- September 2008 : Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch

 Role: Overnight Camp Counsellor

Duties: Worked with diverse youth ages 8-16 years, Created and implemented a variety of different environmental, leadership and developmental activities and programs for participants, Empowered participants to challenge themselves and develop essential leadership skills, spent a week as a counsellor for a group of youth with Down Syndrome

Related Volunteer experience

Go Girls! at Arcola School , Regina, Saskatchewan; 2009-2011

  • Implemented activities, organizing snacks and working alongside with one other staff member.
  • Acted as a mentor and leader.  Discussed topics with middle year  girls about healthy eating, sexual health, and healthy relationships.
    • Responsible for planning and implementing active games for the participants

Student Assistant for the ‘Campus for All’ program, University of Regina; January-April 2011

  • Assisted with class work and assignments for a student with developmental challenges
  • Interacted with the student around her interests and passions
  • Accompanied student to the gym and to and from classes

Calgary International Children’s Festival

May 2009

  • Helped to set up, run and plan a variety of different international crafts and games
  • Worked with a large group of staff and other volunteers to ensure the success of the festival

Memberships, Activities and interests

Memberships: Saskatchewan teachers’ Federation (student member); WAGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)- 1996-present

Personal Interests: Swimming, curling, hiking, travelling, photography, debate, leadership

Educational Interests: Women’s educational empowerment, environmental sustainability, international collaboration, First Nations education, self regulation, inclusive learning

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