Teaching Experience

Currently: Elementary Field Experience (Fourth Grade Volunteer) (2016-2017)

Dr. Tonya G. Bartell, supervisor

As a field experience for an independent study focused on developing further my experience for teaching elementary mathematics methods courses, I am volunteering for a full year in a fourth-grade classroom during mathematics lessons. Throughout the year, I will gain field experience through:

    • Observing teacher practices in mathematics teaching and learning
    • Planning and implementing conceptual tasks with small groups and attending to student thinking
    • Leading mathematics routines, such as Number Talks
    • Planning and implementing full class lessons

Instructor (Fixed-Term Appointment): 

Minnesota State University (2007 – 2011)
  • Participated in university-wide, year-long Excellence in Teaching and Learning seminars each year
  • Provided service to the local community, the math department, and the university (see sections below)\
  • Engaged in professional and research activities and conferences
For all courses, standard instructor activities:
  • Planned and taught lessons
  • Created syllabus and schedule according to department goals
  • Wrote quizzes and exams
  • Assigned and graded homework
  • Held office hours
  • Assigned final grades
Summary of courses taught as instructor:
  • Math 110: Perspectives in Mathematics (Liberal Arts Math) [Spr. ‘09, Fall ‘09, Fall ‘10: 5 sections]
  • Math 112: College Algebra [Fall ’07, Spr. ’08: 4 sections]
  • Math 113: Trigonometry [Fall ’08, Spr. ’10, Spr. ‘11: 5 sections]
  • Math 115: Precalculus [Spr. ’08, Fall ’08, Spr. ’09, Spr. ‘11: 5 sections]
  • Math 121: Calculus [Fall ‘08: 1 section]
  • Math 181: Intuitive Calculus [Spr. ‘11: 1 section]
  • Math 201: Elements of Mathematics (Content course for elementary preservice teachers) [Fall ’09, Spr. ’10, Fall ’10, Spr. ‘11: 8 sections]

Graduate Teaching Assistant: 

Across two universities:
  • Michigan State University (2011 – Present)
  • Minnesota State University (2007-2011)
List of TA Mathematics Education Courses – Undergraduate
  • TE 406: Teaching of Mathematics to Diverse Learners – Elementary (Michigan: Spr’15, ‘16: 2 sections)
    • Instructor of Record: Ms. Eryn M. Stehr
    • Mathematics methods course for senior preservice teachers
    • Planned and implemented course activities, grading, and communication
    • See Measurement Applets and Monitoring Activity that I developed for my class
List of TA Mathematics Education Courses – Graduate
  • TE 801: Professional Roles and Teaching Practice I – Elementary (Michigan F ’14, ‘15: 2 sections)
    • Co-Instructor of Record: Ms. Jillian Cavanna (2014) and Ms. Lauren Cavner Williams (2015)
    • Mathematics methods course for intern preservice teachers
    • Planned and implemented course activities, grading, and communication
  • CEP 805: Learning Mathematics with Technology (online course) (Michigan Spr‘ 13, ‘14, ‘15: 3 sections)
    • Instructor of Record: Dr. Ralph T. Putnam
    • Assisted in planning and implementing course activities, grading, and communication
List of TA Mathematics Courses – Undergraduate
  • MTH 304: Algebra for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (Michigan: F’14: 1 section)
    • Instructor of Record: Dr. Sabrina A. Keller
    • Mathematics content (Algebra) course for preservice elementary teachers with math focus
    • Assisted in designing and developing online modules for the course
    • Translated textbook explanations, textbook activities, and face-to-face activities into online interactive modules
  • Math 112: College Algebra  (Minnesota F’06, Spr’07: 3 sections)
    • Instructor of Record: Ms. Eryn M. Stehr
    • Planned and taught lessons
    • Created syllabus
    • Wrote quizzes and exams
    • Assigned and graded homework
    • Held office hours
    • Assigned final grades
  • Math 098: Intermediate Algebra (remedial, not-for-credit course) (Minnesota: Spr.’06: 3 sections)
    • Led recitation sessions for three sections
    • Held office hours
    • Proctored exams

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