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My journey from student to teacher…

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Robin Benz
Regina, SK
robinbenz@hotmail.com

OBJECTIVE

Bachelor of Education (Elementary After-Degree) graduate seeking a full time teaching opportunity with a preference for Grade 1 to Grade 3.

EDUCATION

2009-2011 Bachelor of Education (Elementary After-Degree)
University of Regina, Regina, SK
Completion April 2011

2009 Bachelor of Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership
Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

2009 Dean’s Honor Roll for winter semester

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

• Teaching Treaties in the Classroom Workshop
• Project Wet Workshop
• Project Wild Workshop
• Focus on Forests Workshop
• P.L.A.C.E. Experience
• 2010 Emerging Professionalism Education Conference
• National Coaching Certification
• Canadian Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid
• Canadian Red Cross A.E.D. Certification
• Canadian Red Cross C.P.R. Level C
• Flat-water Kayaking
• Moving Water Canoe 1A

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• able to motivate learners through positive communication techniques
• creatively incorporate a variety of teaching strategies into lesson plans
• consciously adapt lesson plans to the needs of the learner
• use computers and technology in the classroom to enhance student learning
• work effectively with fellow teachers, administrators and parents
• experience coaching many sports including volleyball, soccer, and basketball
• able to take initiative and prioritize tasks
• strong problem solving and analytical ability
• keen interest in learning and personal growth
• proficient in event planning and promotion
• Computer/Technology Skills: Microsoft Office, Internet, Digital Video Editing, Blogging

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Internship: September – December 2010
School: St. Matthew School, Regina, SK
Assignment: Grade 1 Teacher
Responsibilities:
• developed, taught, and assessed various units
• used technologies to enhance and assist student learning
• participated in various professional development activities
• involved with parent teacher conferences and parent volunteers in the classroom
• assisted with planning and organization of Christmas celebrations

Pre-Internship: October – March 2010
School: Judge Bryant Elementary School, Regina, SK
Assignment: Grade 1 / 2 Teacher
Responsibilities:
• developed, taught, and assessed a unit on “Healthy Bodies”

2008-2009: SABIS® International Schools Network
School: The International School of Choueifat, Dreamland, Egypt
Assignment: Physical Education Teacher
Responsibilities:
• developed physical education lessons for grades 1 -7
• coached girls basketball grades 6-10
• taught swimming lessons for kindergarten to grade 2
• planned and organized outdoor games and activities for large groups of students

2006-2008: SABIS® International Schools Network
School: The International School of Choueifat, Dreamland, Egypt
Assignment: Kindergarten Teacher
Responsibilities:
• developed, taught, and assessed various units in subject areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, and Arts Education
• coordinated and supervised students on various field trips around Cairo, Egypt
• responsible for assessing and reporting the progress of students in quarterly reports
• communicate and work closely with other members of staff in a collaborative team

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

• Volunteer placement with Regina Huda School – observed and assisted emerging bilingual children (Grade 1-3) as part of ELNG 200 – Linguistic Diversity & Teaching Language Arts.
• Jr. Girls Basketball Coach (Grade 6-9) – The International School of Choueifat, Cairo, Egypt.
• Planned, organized, and implemented an afterschool soccer tournament for boys under 10 years old. The tournament held 6 teams from schools around Cairo, Egypt.
• Assisted with the planning and organization of various school field trips for The International School of Choueifat, Dreamland, Egypt.
• Assistant Trip Leader – Grade 10 Canoe Club, Indian Head High School, Indian Head, SK

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

• Cooking and Baking, Sports including slow-pitch, scuba diving, snowboarding, and volleyball
• Enjoy music, the outdoors, family, and friends
• Interested in traveling and learning about new cultures. Have visited countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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