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Aaron Murphy

6030 18th St. N, St. Cloud, MN 56303320-248-9939muaa0101@stcloudstate.edu

To obtain a Student Teacher position in Social Studies at an International High School, as well as actively engage high school students in the learning process utilizing an array of teaching methods, in order to foster a lifelong love of knowledge.

Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Minor and Emphasis in Geography Program Nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Named to Deans List three consecutive semesters Work 20 hours a week while attending school full time Expected December 2014

Extra-Curricular Activities
Member, Social Studies Club, SCSU Participate in Constitution Day activities to raise student awareness and education Attend meetings Member, Geography Club, SCSU Attend weekly meetings Plan and attend social events 2012 Geography Knowledge Champion August 2013-Present

August 2012-Present

Professional Affiliations
Steering Committee member, Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) August 2013-Present Plan and implement activities designed to help teachers better educate students according to the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Social Studies Help to coordinate teacher development workshops that foster geographic education Attend quarterly steering committee meetings Lone Pre-service teacher on committee

Professional Development
Participant, Minnesota Council on Economic Education- Energy and the Environment Camp at SCSU Develop lesson plan ideas concerning energy and the environment within MN Econ Standards Brainstorm ideas regarding student interest with economics and the environment Participant, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation- St. Paul, MN (2013 Update from teachingcivics.org) Review new MN standards regarding Civics and Government courses for secondary students Apply knowledge of government and law to develop curriculum that fits within current standards July 30-August 1, 2013

August 6-8, 2013

Participant, Approaches Toward Teaching About American Indians and the New State Standards - District 742 October 22 & 29 2013 Cultivate ways of including American Indians within Social Studies curriculum Design lesson plans that capture the varied cultures and history of American Indians

Volunteer Activities
Volunteer, GEOFest 2013, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN Help to coordinate room assignments Facilitate small group discussion concerning geographic education October 2013

Aaron Murphy
6030 18th St. N, St. Cloud, MN 56303320-248-9939muaa0101@stcloudstate.edu Volunteer, NGS Minnesota Geography Bee, SCSU Campus Welcome competitors and direct them to respective rooms Serve as timer during initial rounds of competition April 2013

Volunteer, National Geographic Society Giant Map, Sartell Middle School, Sartell, MN Lead activities and lessons regarding map of Africa

January 2013

History Day Intern, History Department at SCSU December 2013-Present Collaborate with Social Studies/History teachers in the St. Cloud area to increase student participation in the program Work with middle and high school students by helping them identify research topics, develop research skills, and locate appropriate sources for their projects in local libraries and research centers Provide administrative support to the SCSU coordinator organizing the program Field Experience (Practicum), Becker High School Tutor students in U.S History and U.S. Geography Help implement lesson plans on the Civil Rights Era Grade student quizzes and worksheets Lead student discussions based on in-class readings and videos March 2012

Wireless Sales Specialist, Wireless World- St. Cloud, MN August 2005-Present Wait on customers in an efficient, professional manner resulting in return visits of customers Plan and oversee monthly seminars to teach customers how to use their smartphone Successfully aided in the training of approximately 10 new staff in company standards and procedures Developed strong goal orientation/self-motivation skills from working in a highly competitive environment