Resume

Claire Marie Wachowiak, M.Ed

San Diego, Californiaportrait
Email: claire.wachowiak@gmail.com
Skype: bonjourclairemarie
Twitter: @cwachowiak
Instagram: virtualclaire
Online Portfolio: www.portfolioforclaire.com
Writer, blogger, and photographer: www.travelingwithclaire.com

2017-2019

2017-2018

Teaching Experience

Dubai American Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Elementary School Technology Integration Specialist August 2016 to June 2017

  • Trained and supported classroom teachers, students, and administration in the use of technology to improve student learning
  • Designed and created a MakerSpace including activities to help student innovate and explore ideas
  • Piloted MineCraft in a grade 3 classroom for a science unit on severe weather
  • Developed Digital Citizenship Curriculum using Common Sense Media
  • Facilitated technology integration training and professional development opportunities for teachers, students, and administration
  • Used knowledge about current ideas, trends, methods, programs, materials, and equipment for technology integration to ensure optimum instructional delivery
  • Worked with administration and other staff members to implement PYP and school-wide objectives for technology integration
  • Modeled effective instruction incorporating technology integration
  • Team member of the Social Media Task Force for Middle and High School

Istanbul International Community School, Istanbul, Turkey
Primary Technology Integration Specialist August 2014 to June 2016

  • Trained and supported classroom teachers, students, and administration in the use of technology to improve student learning
  • Facilitated technology integration training and professional development opportunities for teachers, students, and administration
  • Trained teachers in the use of media, equipment, and technology to support technology integration in the instructional program
  • Team member in the development, implementation, evaluation, and refinement of programs, services, and initiatives related to technology integration
  • Used knowledge about current ideas, trends, methods, programs, materials, and equipment for technology integration to ensure optimum instructional delivery
  • Team member in the development, implementation, review, and revision of school-wide technology plan
  • Team member in the implementation of initiatives that serve to integrate technology into the instructional programs of the Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Worked with administration and other staff members to implement PYP and school-wide objectives for technology integration
  • Modeled effective instruction incorporating technology integration

Istanbul International Community School, Istanbul, Turkey
Teacher (Grade Five) August 2012 to June 2014

  • Implemented Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Differentiated instruction to meet diverse, specific learning styles and needs
  • Developed in-school technology professional development workshops with an emphasis on Google Drive
  • Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with grade level team and colleagues to positively impact student achievement and commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high engagement and student achievement
  • Self-motivated with strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Articulate communicator who effectively interacted with diverse populations of students at a variety of academic levels and who consistently maintained excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators including the use of student blogs and Twitter

Shekou International School, Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
Teacher (Grade Five) July 2010 to June 2012

  • Implemented standards based curriculum
  • Differentiated instruction to meet diverse, specific learning styles and needs
  • Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with grade level team and colleagues to positively impact student achievement and commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high engagement and student achievement
  • Self-motivated with strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Articulate communicator able to effectively interact with diverse populations of students at a variety of academic levels
  • Consistently maintained excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators
  • Organized and piloted 8-week iPad program

Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Chula Vista, CA
Teacher (Grades Four, Six, and Four/Five Combination) July 2005 to June 2010

  • Implemented standards based curriculum
  • Differentiated instruction to meet diverse, specific learning styles and needs
  • Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with grade level team and colleagues to positively impact student achievement and commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high engagement and student achievement
  • Self-motivated with strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with diverse populations of students at a variety of academic levels
  • Consistently maintained excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators
  • Grade Level Representative for Instructional Leadership Team 2007-2008
  • Grade Level Representative Technology Committee 2005-2008
  • Technology Committee Chair 2009-June 2010

Education:

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Graduated 2007

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, CLAD, Graduated 2003

University of California, La Jolla, CA
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Graduated 1993

 

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