Updating resume

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  1. MissD59

    MissD59 Comrade

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    It's almost that time of the year again (yikes, time flies). I've been updating my resume and added my current position for this school year. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Here is the modified version of my resume, just so you can get an accurate feel for how the layout actually looks...I know the formatting can get a bit funny with copy/paste on a forum.
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    Certification
    New York State Initial Certification, Childhood Education, Grades 1-6
    New York State Initial Certification, Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2
    New York State Initial Certification, Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6
    New York State Initial Certification, Literacy, Birth-Grade 6 (Expected September 2013)

    Education
    Graduate University, Some Town, NY
    Master of Science, Elementary Education, May 2011
    GPA: 3.9

    Undergraduate University, Some City, MA
    Bachelor of Science, Psychology, December 2007
    Minor, Visual Arts

    Teaching Experience
    Teacher Assistant August 2012 – Present
    Some Primary School, District 1 UFSD, Town 1, NY
    Work alongside the classroom teacher to help differentiate instruction and provide necessary modifications for students based on their individual needs; assist with classroom management and lead small group instruction
    • Collaborated with school Behaviorist and classroom teacher to determine behavioral objectives for a student, as well as creating, implementing, and updating the student’s Behavior Intervention Plan
    • Substitute for classroom teachers in the second, third, fourth, and fifth grade in both general education and special education settings whenever necessary
    • Work 1:1 with a fourth grade student during lunch and recess three times a week to help facilitate social skills and encourage participation in outside activities alongside peers

    Teacher Assistant May 2012-June 2012
    Another Primary School, Different UFSD, Town 2, NY
    Assisted the classroom teacher and co-taught a class of 23 first grade students; assumed responsibilities of classroom teacher whenever necessary
    • Introduced math lessons using enVisionMATH program, an interactive program using visual learning strategies and manipulatives to improve overall mastery of key mathematical concepts through conceptual understanding aligned with Common Core curriculum standards
    • Led daily Fundations lessons, a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling program based upon the Wilson Reading System principles
    • Developed and instituted lesson plans, and oversaw classroom management

    Substitute Teacher October 2011-May 2012
    District 3 UFSD, Town 3, NY; District 2 UFSD, Town 2, NY; District 4 CSD, Town 4, NY
    Provided educational continuity by implementing established lesson plans to ensure an environment conducive to learning; worked with elementary level students within general, inclusion, and self-contained classroom settings
    • Incorporated technology into students' learning activities for varied academic disciplines using the SMARTBoard to create an interactive and engaging learning experience that kept students motivated, encouraged, and focused
    • Requested as a preferred substitute on Aesop by numerous teachers
    • Analyzed effectiveness of student academic progress and behavior in daily progress reports

    Student Teacher Spring 2011
    District 2 UFSD, Town 2, NY
    Fifth Grade – Some Intermediate School, Town 2, NY (March 2011 – May 2011)
    Responsible for the development and implementation of daily lesson plans in accordance with Common Core curriculum standards for a class of 27 fifth grade students
    • Designed and taught hands on, interactive lessons and activities to prepare students for New York State ELA and math assessments
    • Facilitated cooperative learning activities to facilitate the blending of learning abilities and encourage collaborative work efforts while creating a productive learning environment
    • Participated in parent-teacher conferences and attended weekly faculty meetings

    Second Grade - Another Primary School, Town 2, NY (January 2011 – March 2011)
    Co-planned and co-taught a class of second grade students within an inclusion classroom model; reviewed student IEPs to ensure all teaching modifications and testing accommodations were met
    • Differentiated instruction to support the diverse learning styles of each student
    • Implemented Fountas and Pinnell language arts program; conducted guided reading groups to enable students to obtain the skills necessary to read challenging text with understanding and fluency
    • Administered running records as a tool to assess students’ reading level and identify patterns in reading behaviors

    Related Experience
    Guest Relations Hostess/Epcot Tour Guide Spring 2008
    The Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Provided quality guest service to hundreds of guests daily by addressing concerns, providing information, and resolving conflicts while maintaining professionalism and courtesy in a high paced atmosphere
    • Conducted guest tours of the Epcot theme park including both Future World and World Showcase areas
    • Provided services and accommodations for guests with disabilities; granted access to parades and attractions for guests with mobility disabilities via designated viewing locations and auxiliary entrances; and provided and taught guests how to use various assistive technology including handheld captioning, assistive listening, and reflective captioning devices
    • Handled dining and entertainment reservations for guests

    Camp Counselor/Group Leader Summer 2005-2007
    Some Country Day Camp and School, Some Town, NY
    Supervised, led and assisted a group of 20+ children in a variety of activities and programs throughout the summer
    • Improved children’s social skills with peers through daily activities
    • Communicated with parents regarding their child’s progress or perceived problems
    • Worked one-on-one with a camper with Down Syndrome

    Professional Memberships
    Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society in Education

    Skills
    SMARTBoard Technology
    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    Adobe Photoshop
     
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  3. Teacher Gii

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    Omg is that the stationary/template you use? That is so fricking adorable!!!!!! I need to do something like that to my resume to make it stand out more. I think your resume looks great. I especially like the "Related Experience" section. I never really thought about having a section like that (and my college advisor for student teaching never mentioned it!) I have worked at a local resort myself and never really thought of adding it in to my education resume. And the "Skills" section..I assumed that many of the skills like MS programs were standard so I never really put it on my resume..You have certainly opened up my eyes!!!! Maybe I will have a better chance this year at getting hired if I revamp my resume similar to your format. Thank you for sharing. It really does look great. I would hire you!
     
  4. Teacher Gii

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    Also..I should have asked where you got that particular layout? Is it something you did in Word or somewhere else?
     
  5. CreativeTeachR

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    I feel like no matter how much I tweak my resume it will never be good enough in today's teaching market... :-/
     
  6. AnonyMS

    AnonyMS 7th grade ELA SDI in Texas

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    I disagree with the pencil border across the top bc it seems childish (to me), not professional. I disagree with the "Related Experience" on this resume, but I like the "Skills" section. I like the format.
     
  7. MissD59

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    One of the reasons why I included Related Experience on here is because I've never been in an interview where someone DIDN'T bring up Disney. It always prompts questions and seems to be a conversation piece. Not only that, but a large part of my role was working with guests with disabilities and determining which accommodations we could provide for them to make the most out of their experience, which in a way is very similar to differentiating instruction; I felt it was relevant. In fact, ironically I learned the most about ADA laws and universal access from my training at Disney World. Go figure, it wasn't my special ed graduate classes.
     
  8. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I'd lose the pencil border.:sorry:
     
  9. MissD59

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    It's okay. I was kind of iffy on it myself, however, with hundreds (potentially thousands) of applicants for any opening, I wrestled with making my resume stand out a tiny bit. Sometimes I wonder if they even have time to read all the resumes they get in this job market. I am totally aware that some people would be turned off by it and find it unprofessional, and may toss my resume in the garbage because of it. I'll consider revamping.

    That being said, are there any tips/suggestions about the actual content of my resume?
     

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