My involvement in Science Olympiad includes my position as president of the club. As president of Science Olympiad, I am responsible for running practices and supporting my teammates in preparing for their events, all while preparing for my own events. I provide advice to my teammates for how to tackle studying for a certain topic or building a certain system, along with resources to solve problems on their own, and advocate for their needs to the team’s coach. My involvement in math team includes my position as vice president of math team and my selection onto Chicago’s regional math team. I lead my school’s math team by performing well, as evidenced by rankings in the state, and by organizing the efforts of my team.
Most of my field work has been in The Akron Public School District which has allowed me to gain a lot of experience with urban youth students in the Akron area. I have been placed into preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and high school classrooms which has allowed me to be given a wide variety of experiences with teachers and students. During my placement in the preschool classroom, I was able to learn about the importance of including lessons that enrich each area of a child’s development. While working with the Kindergarten students, I was able to observe a classroom that was run based on centers and small group instruction. I enjoyed working with the students in this classroom as many of the centers were game based which established a fun way for the students to learn.
For the past two years I have immersed myself in learning about developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching practices, the impact of early childhood education on families and society and something else. Through my field placements and working as a full time teaching assistant I have acquired a command of early childhood curriculum frameworks and best practices for implementation in the classroom. Teaching in the early childhood setting is my passion, but it is also my second career. I bring to the classroom an unique perspective, and pragmatic outlook about the skills and talents needed to succeed in the 21st century workforce. There was a common thread throughout my education at MCLA that urged us to recognize the importance of standards, curriculum choices of administration, and to value the data that assessments can provide however, it was always stressed to create developmentally appropriate lessons and to build scaffolded activities that met the students at their current level.
However, with this club being religious, my fellow leaders and I ran into a small issue with administration as to the ability of hosting it during school hours. I was able to do research on the topic and come to an agreement with administration. Our club is completely student run because of state laws on the topic of religion in public schools, this opportunity also allows me and the other leaders to gain more experience with leadership as a whole. We are able to gain a new level of depth to our view of leading others because of the factor that it is completely reliant on
With the new knowledge that I was capable of being a leader, I became the vice president of my school’s debate club, the co-president of the business club, and founded my school’s Coding Club. From my experience leading these clubs, I have learned that leadership requires courage, initiative, and a desire to help others. That being said, the most important thing that I have learned thus far in my journey as a leader is that I still have a lot to learn about being a leader. I try to continually learn about my shortcomings and strengths everyday, and I truly believe that every moment is an opportunity for growth. Please tell us a bit about your life’s story I was born in Newton, MA, and I have lived there my entire life.
In my secondary school life, I have joined different societies and took up posts that helped me in developing various skills. Like decision making, cooperation, communication skills, to name but a few. Considering my passion towards business, I hope that I will be able walk the extra mile in university. My friends often describe me as a responsible person, I take others’ opinion seriously and always give others a helpful hand. Not only was I a member of the school prefect team, I was also the vice chairperson in the mathematics club.
Experience in the work force, working for El Paso Independent School District as a IT Technician. Not only has made me deal with computers, but I also deal with many people and have to be charismatic and show customer care by being detailed. Helping with several phases of the district 's school year as a technician and as a customer support representative. Answering questions about how parents and guardians can register their children to school or teachers
Introduction As a foreign language instructor for over eight years, I have always sought out professional development to continually seek pedagogical improvement and better meet the needs of all my students. Given the fact that I worked with students coming into my classroom with various levels of knowledge in Spanish, I always tried to be very innovative in my ways of delivering my lessons. My participation in numerous professional development conferences and workshops helped me learn new strategies to better meet the needs of my 21st century students. Via the incorporation of technology into my lesson delivery and assignments, I began to notice not only growth in student lesson engagement and motivation, but also a growth in their language acquisition. As stated by Smith and Dobson (2011) in their publication titled Beyond the Book: Using Web 2.0 Tool to Develop 21st Century Literacies, “Traditional literacies of paper, pencil, and book have expanded to include word processors, video editors, instant messaging, and virtual worlds” (p. 316-317).
My analytical ability, mathematical aptitude, logical understanding of concepts and high academic credentials helped me get into SASTRA University one of the premier university in Tamilnadu, India. Right from my first year of undergraduate studies I had shown great interest in the subjects linked to algorithm and database management. The hours that I had spent in my laboratories provided me a firm footing in my undergraduate courses. In my freshman and sophomore years, I participated in and contributed towards my university’s technical club. Being an active part of the group provided a valuable learning opportunity and led to me being voted as the schools General Secretary by the Deans and Professors of the school.