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Instructional experiences


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Instructional experiences

  1. 1. DONOVAN SMITH 917-721-9657 E-mail: Donovan@latepass.comEDUCATIONNEW YORK STATE TEACHER CERTIFICATION  Certified Secondary 7-12 Mathematics Teacher 2004 – Expired in 2009  Provisional Certified School Attendance Teacher 2009 valid thru 8/31/2014UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY Sept 90 – Dec 96MS, May 96, Concentration: Instructional Technology GPA: 3.7 Albany, NYBA, May 95, Major: Mathematics, Minor: EducationMATHEMATICS COURSES TAUGHT  Six, Seven & Eight Grade Math Programs • Remedial Math, Math A, Math Regent Prep, Pre-Algebra • Algebra • Algebra II & Trigonometry • Intro to Geometry • GED Math • Business Math • Adult Basic Education MathINSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCENew York City Department of Education (Manhattan & Bronx) Sept 06 – Aug 10Per Diem Instructional Support Teacher (High School& Middle School) New York, NY  Execute and deliver prescribed lesson plans, while ensuring the integrity of instructional time, which motivates students to learn and participate.  Maintain a discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with NYCDOE policies.  Perform other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school’s practices.New York City Department of Education - Baldwin High School Oct 07 – Aug 08Part-Time College Advisor New York, NY  Provided one-on-one advising to students (preferably with parents or guardian) in areas of: college selection, applications, financial aid opportunities and FAFSA completion, and college entrance examinations. Tracked student’s credits and also progress toward graduation.New York City Department of Education - Opportunity Charter School Summer 07 & 08Summer Math Teacher (High School) New York, NY  Designed lesson plans to assist students with the steps to master basic and abstract math concepts through implementation of manipulative, modeling and student-centered reflections. Integrated technology applications into the learning process with computer adaptive software programs.East Ramapo central School District - Pomona Middle School Mar 05 – Jun 068th Grade Technology Teacher (FTE0.8) / 7th Grade ESL Mathematics Teacher (FTE0.2) Pomona, NY  Created weekly lesson plans aimed to address the New York State Mathematics, Science and Technology Standards and also the National Education Technology Standards.  Prepared weekly instructional lesson plans aimed to increase English as Second Language learners’ quantitative development. Model mathematical formulas and differentiated instructions focus on connecting abstract concept to real world application.  Administrative duties: assigned one period daily to In-house Suspension Services room.New York City Department of Education - Crotona Academy Alternative High School Sept 04 – Mar 05Founding Mathematics Teacher Bronx, NY  Designed weekly lesson plans aimed to address various learning styles and to increase students’ proficiencies for the New York State Math A Regent exam.  Reviewed students’ transcripts to determine appropriate math placement; and, evaluated and assessed students’ quantitative development.  Responsible for researching academic supplemental materials and also supporting groups and individual student academic intervention. Participate in district quarterly math meetings and weekly staff meetings to ensure compliance. 1
  2. 2. DONOVAN SMITH 917-721-9657 E-mail: Donovan@latepass.comNew York City Department of Education – Middle School PS 89 Sept 99 – Aug 04Internal Technology Consultant / Mathematics Teacher 6, 7, & 8 Bronx, NY  Created weekly instructional lesson plans aimed to increase students’ quantitative development.  Analyzed 200+ students’ math assessment reports weekly, and identified at-risk students for proactive interventions. Reinforced mathematical concepts through team approach and differentiated instructions.  Trained administrators and teachers on new software applications, reduced outsource costs on professional development.  Initiated (Fall 2001) and oversaw the school’s wireless technology lab and directed the school’s first extended day Technology Club (Jan 01).  Participated in monthly District Internal Technology Budgetary meeting as a liaison. Coordinated professional development workshops, consulted with vendors, and facilitated teachers on internal technology projects and workshops.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  Technology Coordinator: Sports & Arts in School Foundation at PS 89, Bronx, NY. Summer 03 & 04  Mentor: Center for Urban Youth and Technology, Fall 95 - Fall 96  Graduate Fellow: EOP Graduate Fellowship, University at Albany, Albany, NY. Sep. 95 - Dec. 96  Intern: New York State Assembly, (Ways & Means Committee), Albany, NY. Spr 95  Teacher Assistant: Department of Education Psychology Fall 91 – Spr 93COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES  Knowing Office Package: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook Express.  Knowing Operating Systems: Windows9X, Windows2000, Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista. 2