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Mark Smith

2428 Woodbourne Dr. Waterford, MI 48329 (248) 736-3273 smit1017@msu.edu

Professional Goal_________________________________________________________
To assist students in developing scientific knowledge and skills that will allow them to question the world around them.

2010-Present Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI College of Education Masters of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI College of Natural Sciences, College of Education B.S. in Biological Sciences-Interdepartmental Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry and Integrated Sciences Certification Awarded: Secondary Science; MI Department of Education Endorsements: DA, DC, DI; MI Department of Education


Teaching Experiences_____________________________________________________
August 2011-Present West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield, MI Planned and executed lessons in biology, general chemistry and honors chemistry Strengthening classroom management skills to build a positive classroom environment and strong relationships with students Incorporate the use of technology into daily lessons Worked to enhance curriculum and pedagogical methods with biology and chemistry Professional Learning Communities Assisted in creation and co-advisor of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Co-advisor of the Class of 2016 class council August 2010- April 2011 Waterford Kettering High School, Waterford, MI Full year internship teaching tenth grade biology and co-taught biology Planned and executed inquiry based lessons allowing students to develop explanations based on experiences or observations Planned, taught and differentiated lesson with the assistance of a co-teacher in a cotaught biology course Established a positive and efficient classroom environment by creating meaningful relationships with students Attended and participated in science department meetings, staff meetings, IEP meetings and professional development conferences Assisted and participated in Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meetings July 2010-August 2010 Cross-Cultural Teaching Study Abroad, Cape Town, South Africa Planned lessons and taught to Life Sciences students grades 8-12 at Ned Doman High School Observed lessons and classroom management strategies Studied and earned six masters credits towards the Masters of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum program at Michigan State University through the University of Cape Town

September 2009-April 2010 Dwight Rich Middle School, Lansing, MI Planned, taught, observed and analyzed lessons for sixth and seventh grade science classes Assisted with demonstrations and laboratory activities Worked one-on-one with students to help complete in-class assignments Fall Semester 2009 Hill Alternative High School, Lansing, MI Observed lessons and classroom management strategies in an English and lower-level math classroom Guided student learning during in-class assignments Discussed teaching strategies in how to make school relevant to alternative education students lives Fall Semester 2006 Refugee Development Center, Lansing, MI Assisted students by re-teaching topics, working on in-class assignments or homework Developed strategies for working with English as a Second Language (ESL) learners Interacted and fostered relationships with students from countries including Afghanistan, Sudan and Liberia

Professional Development________________________________________________
April 2013-May 2013 November 2011 April 2010 Writing and Argumentation in Sciences, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI HiClass: High School Content Literacy Assessment, Standards & Strategies, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI CPR and First Aid for Children and Adults

Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Docs, Promethean Board, Weebly Web Design, Wix Web Design, Googlesites, Graphing Calculators, iMovie, Audacity, VoiceThread, and YouTube

Related Work Experience_________________________________________________

May 2009-May 2010 Lead Coordinator, Scoutreach Program, Lansing, MI Designed the programming guide for the scouting program Supervised student coordinators by making site visits Met with student coordinators to help them with techniques to help them work with the scouts

March 2013 2006-2010 2004 Oakland Press Teacher of the Week Deans List Eagle Scout Award

Volunteer Experience_____________________________________________________
July 2007 and March 2008 Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children Costa Rica Clinic Volunteered at a free childrens medical clinic in San Jose, Costa Rica Observed and helped doctors, worked in the waiting room interacting with the parents and the children, and helped in the pharmacy. Performed skits and gave health presentations to children in the local communities General Board Member, University Activities Board, Michigan State University Member of the Films and Spirits and Traditions Committee Help design and execute events including Homecoming Week and Lil Sibs Weekend Help choose films for Campus Center Cinemas and helped with screenings of films

March 2008-May 2010