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Alexander M.

Address: 1109 E Anson Street Marshalltown, IA 50158 Phone: 712-269-8778 Email: alexander.abbe@yahoo.com Twitter: @mraabbe Digital Portfolio: http://mrabbemakinghistory.weebly.com/ Classroom Website: http://www.tinyurl.com/colonescoss

Objective: To prepare students for future challenges and a lifetime of learning as a secondary Social Studies teacher Education
University of Northern Iowa May 8, 2010 Bachelor of Arts: History GPA: 3.94/4.00 Education Endorsement: All-Social Studies Grades 5-12 (American Government, American History, World History, Economics, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology) Summa Cum Laude - Top 3% of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Recipient of Purple and Old Gold Award for Meritorious Scholarship in History Hawkeye Community College - Iowa Coaching Authorization March 6, 2011

Teaching Experience

7th Grade Geography, 8th and 10th Grade American History, 10th-12th Grade Modern Conflict Colo-NESCO Junior/Senior High School Colo, IA August 2013 Present 7th Grade Social Studies (World Geography: Emphasis on the Middle East and Africa) Mid-Prairie Middle School Kalona, IA August 2011 May 2013

Instructional Practice:

Aligned units of study with the Social Studies, Literacy, and 21st Century Skills standards of the Iowa Core Gauged teaching effectiveness and student learning through formative and summative assessments Analyzed Non-Fiction and Informational Text MAP Testing data to implement reading strategies that meet the Common Cores Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies Fostered authentic student collaboration via web-based tools (Google Docs, Evernote, TodaysMeet, Diigo) Designed original simulations to help students experience history (9/11, World War I, Middle Passage, Supply/Demand, making papyrus, mummification) Implemented informational text and fiction reading strategies into instruction while teaching a separate Response to Intervention reading class at Mid-Prairie Created a learning environment based on the Six Pillars of Character and integrated them into instruction Corresponded with parents through email, Twitter, a classroom blog, and newsletters

Collaboration with the Learning Community:

Collaborated with grade level team members, department members, and district Instructional Coaches Cooperated with special education teachers and paraprofessionals to provide an inclusive setting for special needs students (Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Dysnomia, Dysphasia, English Language Learners, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder) Created interdisciplinary lessons and units to support the Language Arts department Began building a PLC foundation and creating common assessments within the Social Studies department Served as a member of the 1:1 exploratory committee while at Mid-Prairie Developed a Personal Learning Network via social media to further independent professional development Selected as the states only Social Studies teacher to serve on the 2013-2014 University of Northern Iowa Teacher Education Program External Advisory Board Flattened the classroom by Skyping with Brenda Berkman, FDNY member, during a 9/11 primary source based unit and by creating a 2012 Election unit with students from West Point Jr. High (Salt Lake City, Utah) using TodaysMeet, Skype, and Google Presentations

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Substitute Teaching
-West Marshall Community Schools (31 days) -Alden Community School (23 days) -Hubbard-Radcliffe Community Schools (13 days)

August 2010 May 2011 -Eldora-New Providence Community Schools (30 days) -Iowa Falls Community Schools (15 days) -Grundy Center Community Schools (5 days)

Student Teaching

9th-12th Grade United States History III, World Studies, and 8th Grade Geography South Tama County High School and Middle School - Tama, IA and Toledo, IA January-May 2010 Planned original units of instruction focusing on the 1920s, the Great Depression, Russia and the Soviet Union, China, Population, and Developing/Developed Countries Utilized a variety of student-centered and differentiated instructional strategies to meet the needs of a diverse student population comprised of 39.7% minority students, 22.4% special needs students, and 46.5% students eligible for free/reduced lunch in a Persistently Low Achieving School

Professional Growth
-SCHEDULED CONFERENCE: Engaging Students in Writing in Social Studies Grades 6-12 (Hosted by the Geographic Alliance of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa), June 10-11, 16-17 2013 -SCHEDULED CONFERENCE: Best Practices in Social Studies Institute (Hosted by Iowa Department of Education), June 24-25, 2013 -SCHEDULED CONFERENCE: Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Workshop, June 26, 2013 -2013 Iowa Council for the Social Studies Conference, October 7-8, 2013 -Iowa 1:1 Institute, April 4, 2013 -Designing the Change-Educating for the Innovation Age, February 25, April 2, and June 5, 2013 -EdCamp Iowa, February 16, 2013 -Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School 1:1 iPad Orientation, November 30, 2012 -2012 Iowa Council for the Social Studies Conference, October 1-2, 2012 -Professional Learning Communities and Creating Common Assessments, Fall 2012 -Learning for the 21st Century Conference (Brian Mull, Angela Maiers, Shannon Miller), June 11-15, 2012 -BCLUW 1:1 Open House, March 2012 -2011 Iowa Council for the Social Studies Conference, October 17-18, 2011 -Curriculum Mapper, August 2011

Related Experience
Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach Colo-NESCO High School Colo, IA Summer 2013 South Hardin High School - Eldora, IA Summer 2011 Assisted the head coach in improving athlete techniques and mechanics in the fundamentals of baseball Decided game strategies and situations during Junior Varsity games Dongguan University of Technology English Summer Camp, UNI Capstone Program Instructor of English, 11 to 13 year olds - DGUT, Dongguan, China July 2009 Strengthened students oral, written, listening, and reading skills through original lesson plans Experienced Chinese culture with host families and strengthened an understanding of Chinese history Camp Adventure Youth Services Day Camp Counselor, Anglo-American School of Moscow - Moscow, Russia July-August 2008 Fostered a learning community amongst 6 student nationalities while implementing daily activity plans Acquired first-hand knowledge of the Russian culture and its history Malcolm Price Laboratory School After-School Program Program Assistant, Malcolm Price Laboratory School - Cedar Falls, IA 2006-2009 Guided at-risk middle and high school students in completing academic work Received UNIs Leadership Studies Endeavor Award for outstanding contributions to the common good