Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae Bridget Reed

55 Yonhi Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, 120-113 Seoul, South Korea. 82 02 3142 1426 ~ bridge.reed@gmail.com

Date of Birth: 01.07.58 ~ Nationality: English

Enthusiastic accomplished primary school teacher seeking position in a creative, caring primary school. Successful cross curricular approach, focusing on student achievement through understanding classroom materials in the context of the wider world. Demonstrates passion for hands-on learning experiences with emphasis on using a variety of learning styles and ICT. Excellent communication skills with students, parents and colleagues. Solid reputation as a conscientious, hardworking and proactive professional.

EDUCATION

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (September 2009 – July 2011)MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, MICHIGAN, USA

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (Hons) with RELIGIOUS STUDIES (September 1995 – June 1999)

HOMERTON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND                                        

INTERNATIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

SEOUL FOREIGN BRITISH SCHOOL,Seoul,South Korea August 2008-present

Year 4 Class Teacher

  • Responsible for planning and teaching of differentiated curriculum
  • Successfully implemented ICT integration in the classroom
  • Promoted critical thinking skills through cooperative learning, games, discussion and Web quest based cross curricular studies
  • Facilitated 3 day Residential visits to compare environments
  • Evaluated progress through formative and summative assessments
  • Utilised TAs, LS and ESL support

BRITISH TEACHING EXPERIENCE

RICKLING PRIMARY SCHOOL,Rickling, Essex, England Sept. 1999-Dec. 2007

Year R, 1, 2 Class Teacher and Senior Teacher

  • Planned and implemented Early Years and KS1 curriculum
  • Coordinated ICT; raising the profile of Smart board and computer use
  • Coordinated PE; encouraged students to reach their potential and lead an active life
  • Led the playleader program; older students encouraged to be active participants in outdoor games with younger students
  • Assessed and initiated new AfL measures including; Gifted & Talented, marking and feedback, self-assessment and a reading survey undertaken by parents, staff and students
  • Involved in Observation and Feedback of teaching staff

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Masters in Educational Technology 2009-2011
  • BEAM Maths Conference 2011
  • KORCOS 2008, 2009, 2011
  • EARCOS 2008

Detailed PD whilst overseas

2009 – 2011:Masters of Arts in Educational Technology

By going to the MaET tab you will see the various aspects covered during the course. I am accomplished in using both a Mac and a PC.

November 2011: BEAM Maths Conference, Hong Kong.

Conference Aims:
During the day participants will have the opportunity to:
1. Consider the importance of subject specific vocabulary and how to develop children’s listening and speaking skills in mathematics.
2. Explore a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole class or small groups.
3. Investigate how stories can be used to help children with problem solving.
4. Identify how to develop reasoning skills, problem solving and numeracy in a variety of effective ways.
5. Examine a variety of collaborative learning situations which support children in explaining and decision making.

November 2009: Alan November, an international leader in Educational Technology provided thought provoking insights into how students can deepen their research skills on the web. http://novemberlearning.com/team/alan-november/

March 2009: EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools) Teachers’ Conference ‘Our Global Impact’, Kota Kinabalu http://www.earcos.org/etc2009/keynote.html. Excellent sessions from many speakers including; Jeff Utecht on Technology, Nancy Stubbs on Third Culture Kids, Phoebe Baresh on Conflict Management.

2009: Accreditation Process, member of sub group reviewing documentation for WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation.

April 2009: Chap Clark PhD. Author of Hurt. Lecture on teenagers and trends; SFShttp://www.parenteen.com/

October 2008: As part of KORCOS (Korea Council of Overseas Schools), John Joseph did a Keynote speech on the brain and different learning styles http://www.focuseducation.com.au/

September 2008: The New Primary Framework for Mathematics; Anne Henderson

This two day inset programme featured the following sessions:

  • Overview of the Renewed Numeracy Framework
  • Planning and its impact on teaching and learning
  • Use of calculators
  • Using and applying throughout the Framework
  • Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Overview of the difficulties
  • Learning styles and how they affect learning
  • Teaching styles
  • Intervention strategies
  • Multi-sensory learning – a demonstration of the Numicon program

August 2008: In house training for the Curriculum Management Tool – Atlas

August 2008: Using the Performing Arts Theatres effectively; Grant Boyco

This session focused on four main elements; the basics of using the theatres without technical support.

PD undertaken in England – 2000-2007

  • ERR Phonics training
  • Gifted and Talented Conference
  • Thinking Skills
  • Observation and Feedback for Managers
  • Mind mapping
  • Aspiring to excellence, liberating excellence
  • Making the curriculum your own – key skills
  • Leadership programme
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • The learning journey – transition from Reception to Year 1
  • ICT training; extensive Smart board training

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTER / COLLABORATOR / ACTIVITY ORGANISER

  • Student Council for 2 years

Student Council consists of Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students. This year I have put together a project that looks at healthy eating. The year 9 students will be holding  discussions with students from the Middle School division on our progress so far. Meetings will be set up with the cafeteria staff on a monthly basis to encourage good relations and show our appreciation. It will also give the students the opportunity to suggest improvements and ask for any feedback from the catering staff.

  • Presented at SFS training day – making a film using iMovie

Presented with two fellow MaET (Master of Arts in Educational Technology) colleagues over a period of 3 hours for an INSET day. Covered all aspects of Movie making with iMovie. A total hands-on approach with colleagues bringing film to develop their own iMovie.

  • Initiated the ‘Maths Environment’ project for SFBS – raising the profile of maths.

As part of my Professional Development I have initiated my own action plan to raise the profile of maths throughout the British Division. This included looking at resources, especially for the more able students. I have also been working on putting together a maths morning for parents, with the focus on maths games and challenges. With this in mind I led a practical staff meeting / workshop which also included a survey that I created. The final part to my action plan this year will be to encourage an interactive maths area in each classroom thereby raising the profile of maths and the Maths Environment.

  • Coached for FOBISSEA 2008

Worked at part of a team for 4 months to train students to participate in the Fobissea games in Penang. Focus on working at part of a team as well as developing skills. Student collaboration and setting of personal goals a major part of training sessions in swimming, football, T Ball and Athletics.

REFEREES

Mr TIM GRAY (HEAD TEACHER) 

Seoul Foreign British School               

55, Yonhi Dong

Seodaemun-Gu

120-113 Seoul

South Korea

email: tgray@seoulforeign.org

MR DAMIAN PREST (DEPUTY HEADTEACHER)

Seoul Foreign British School

email: dprest@seoulforeign.org

PARENT RECOMMENDATION

To Whom It May Concern:

Re:Ms. Bridget Reed

Dates: 1st August 2010 – 30th June 2011

During the above time period, Bridget was my son’s Year 4 teacher at Seoul Foreign British School.

My son, Gabriel, was always happy to attend school in Bridget’s class. He was eager to learn and was allowed to express his individuality in projects and assignments. He knew that Bridget liked him and was interested in his ideas.

Bridget always gave good feedback to my husband and I about Gabriel’s progress. She commented on his strengths and also gave us information on how we could help him improve further. In our parent-teacher conferences, she clearly knew our son and enjoyed having him in her class.

Bridget communicated to my husband and I through Gabriel’s homework diary, e-mails and also by means of a class ‘Wiki’. She responded quickly to any questions we had and showed real concern for our son and his learning and well-being.

My son made progress in all areas under Bridget’s guidance. His confidence was boosted and he continues to enjoy school.

I was impressed with Bridget’s enthusiasm and ‘can do’ mentality throughout the year. In my opinion, Bridget would be an invaluable asset to any organisation. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending her and know that children are lucky to have her as their teacher.

I wish her well for the future.

Mrs. Ruth Sanderson