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Note:

I like how this write up teaches you to construct your resume BUT, I differ on 2 points:


1.  The write up above has bullets left of margin. 
      I disagree with this. 
      See how this is done below in the sample resume
     Bullets are right on the margin

2.  The write up above has text moving into the date 
     margin. 
     That is incorect
     You write the bullet point no further than the dash in the date
     See how this is done below in the sample resume
    

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RESUME WRITING RULES

- Times New Roman Text
- 12 point
- 2 Pages with references on Page 3
   if references are missing, your resume is garbage in   
  educational settings 
- Clear Heading with digital footprint / 20 pt Name
- Block Letters on HEADINGS / 12 Pt. or 14 Pt
- Bold: educational institutions / 12 pt
- Italics: cities where institutions are / 12 pt
- ALL BULLETS ON MARGIN 
- Dates on right 
- No text running into date column
- Regular text is not bold
- Hyphens same length

REFERENCES


- References include email and phone number
- Keep in sequence on left margin
- Have 3 references on a separate Page 3
- These are people who have evaluated you 
- Please include a principal that you invited in to see a lesson 
- Always coach your references on what to say about you. 
   Send  them an email for them to keep on file. 

SPACING


- 14 pt or 12 pt.  - bold Headings 
- 12 pt sub headings
-  6 pt after title (which is distorted below) or add spacing in set up
- 14 point after sections
- 12 pt text




Here is a sample of a finished resume showing the framework




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Nancy Towes
1 Smith Ave. AVE., Burlington, Ontario, L7T 2M3
Cell: 555-554-5555      Email: plmercer@gmail.com
Twitter: @learningGuy       
OCT: 112233445566
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EDUCATION:

Masters of Ed: Specialization in Special Education                    2012 - Present
University of Oshawa, Oshawa, Ontario

Bed Bachelor of Education Preservice Education – P/J             2011 - 2012 
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

BA Bachelor of Arts: Child and Youth Studies Honours           2006 - 2011
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Colour Spectrum Workshop                                                              Aug. 2013
English as a Second Language Part 1                                                July 2013
Positive Space Workshop                                                                  Feb. 2012
Kids in the Halls Workshop                                                               Feb. 2012
Building Futures Workshop                                                               Jan. 2012
Coaching School Athletes in the Ontario Context                              Dec. 2012
Power to Play Interactive Healthy Workshop                                     Oct. 2011
Project Wild Workshop                                                                      Sept. 2011


CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE:

Classroom Teacher, Grade 1                                                 July 2013
Ping Foreign Language School, Shanghai, China
·    Prepared and taught diversified ESL lessons on following themes:                        
      Body Parts, Sports, Pets and Daily Routine, About Me, 
      My Family, School, Colours, Weather, Clothing, Food

·    Initiated collaborative unit development with backward 
     design planning
·    Documented students progress and completed assessments

Education Assistant, Kindergarten                                       Nov. 2012 - Present
Boonstar Public School, Edmonton, Alberta
·    Documented the child’s progress of target goals
·    Collaborated with therapists and provided daily information to parents
·    Integrated IPP goals into the daily programming

Student Teacher, Grade 1                                                       Apr. - May 2012
Heather Primary School, Hamilton, Bermuda
·    Planned and implemented a social studies unit (life skills) on
     following themes: My Family, Safety
·    Planned and implemented a grade 1 Math unit
·    Implemented a Grade 1 physical education unit on cooperative games

Student Teacher, Grade 3/4                                                      Mar. - Apr. 2012
Fernhill Elementary School, St. Catharines, Ontario
·    Planned and instructed a grade 4 social studies unit on medieval times.
·    Planned and implemented a physical education unit on fitness for 
   both grade 3 and 4.
·    Planned and implemented a language arts unit with a focus on
   letter writing
·    Implemented Modelled, Shared and Guided Reading Strategies into 
   my literacy programming
·    Coached the Junior Girls Basketball Team
·    Co-ran Random acts of Kindness Club

Student Teacher, Grade 1                                                          Oct. - Dec. 2011
St. Agustus Elementary School, St. Catharines, Ontario
·    Implemented "Three Step Problem Solving Tasks" into the 
   Number Sense and Numeration Unit
·    Planned and implemented a language arts unit with a focus on retelling
·    Co-produced the Christmas Musical; "The Littlest Reindeer"
·    Volunteered with the Breakfast Club

Classroom Volunteer, Kindergarten                                          Oct. - June 2010
St. Gabes Catholic Elementary School, Thorold, Ontario
·    Assisted with daily requirements of the kindergarten teacher.
·    Worked one on one and in small groups with students who 
   required extra support

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TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE:

YWCA Day Camp, Program Support Staff                      June 2006 - Aug. 2012
Pickering, Ontario

YWCA Day Camp, Camp Counsellor                               June - Aug. 2005
Pickering, Ontario


VOLUNTEER TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCES:

Board Member, University Oshawa Board                       June 2006 - Aug. 2012
Oshawa, Ontario
·      Helped develop events and fundraisers for the University of 
    Alberta Athletics

Liason Council Member                                                      June 2010 - Aug. 2012
Oshawa University, Oshawa, Ontario
·    Helped develop events and fundraisers for the Faculty of Education

Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP)                           June 2008 - Aug. 2012
St. Catharines, Ontario
·    Facilitated programs for students of all ages with special needs
·    Modified activities to fit the individual needs of each child
     Big Brothers Big Sisters In-School Mentor

St. Raphaels School                                                             Sept. 2012 - June 2013
St. Catharines, Ontario
·    Volunteered with grade 2 boy, 1 our each week.
·    Engaged in a variety of planned activities
·    Promoted the importance of staying in school, healthy relationships
    and lifestyles
·    Worked with student on building confidence
·    Encouraged leadership skills

Pickering Soccer Association, Coach                                June 2006 - Aug. 2013
·    Coached an under 8 girls summer soccer league
·    Organized practices and games
·    Developed both individual and team soccer skills


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

Sales Associate, Laura Secord                                            June 2010 - Aug. 2013
St. Catharines, Ontario

Sales Associate, Running Room                                          June 2008 - Aug. 2010
St. Catharines, Ontario


CERTIFICATIONS:

Alberta Teaching Certificate                                                                    Sept. 2014
Ontario College of Teachers Certificate                                                   Sept. 2013
Child Development Supervisor - Child Care Staff Qualification              June 2013
Academic All-Canadian Honour Roll                                                      May 2013
Standard First Aid/CPR C/ Anaphylaxis, Lifesaving Society                   Sept. 2010
Tour du Canada – Certificate of Completion                                           Sept. 2010
House Award – First Year                                                                       April 2007


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REFERENCES 


Sara Binlay
Instuctor and Cohort Advisor
Dept. Of Education
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario
Phone: 905-300-6925
Email: sbinlay@brocku.ca


Mark Wickens
South Africa Practicum Supervisor
Instuctor and Cohort Advisor
Dept. Of Education
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario
Phone: 905 921 4000
Email: mwickens@brock.ca


Kristen Hodge
Principal
Edith Cavell School
1 Monk Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
Phone: 902 536 0725
K.Kosh@DSBN.edu.on.ca





SAMPLE COVER LETTER 




Kendra McIntyre
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Cell: 905-333-1234 
Ÿ    Email: KMcIntyre@gmail.ca Ÿ    Address: 1 Med Street, Hillside, ON, L7K-2M4



Pat Dutton
Staffing/Recruiting Officer
Halton District School Board
J.W. Singleton Education Centre
P.O. Box 5005 STN LCD 1
Burlington, Ontario
L7R 3Z2



September 25, 2013

Dear Ms. P. Dutton,  

 As a certified teacher with a passion for education in the elementary school setting, I am certain that my professional knowledge, experience and enthusiasm both in the classroom and in extra-curricular endeavors will be an asset to the students of the Halton District School Board. I have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to apply to the Occasional Teacher positions and was thrilled to see job posting #529: Elementary Occasional Teacher.

I am dedicated to ensuring every student is taught in a manner that allows him or her to be successful in the diverse classrooms of today. My commitment to athletic endeavors bares a teacher who values a balanced lifestyle. My passion for education, professionalism, commitment to student learning, and proven teaching ability are validated by positive results and through the recommendations of respected professionals.

During my placements and volunteer experiences, I have successfully created engaging environments that promoted student learning through differentiated instruction and collaboration. Incorporating technology into lessons and assignments sparked the interest of students and made learning relevant to the 21st century. The knowledge I acquired through my cohort offered at Trent University allowed me to become an Ed-Tech leader among other educators.

My volunteer and practicum experiences have given me broad-based exposure to the complete primary/junior spectrum. Implementing the Tribes culture has made the classrooms I have worked in inclusive and safe for students to take risks.

I am confident that my professionalism, creativity, passion for teaching, and commitment to student success will allow me to implement the Standards of Practice of the teaching profession. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. I would gladly welcome the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my skills as they relate to your needs. I look forward to presenting myself to the interview panel.



Sincerely,

Kendra McIntyre






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RESUME SAMPLE 2 Under Construction


Sara Leanne Lord



400 Spadina Avenue, Apt. 607, 
Burlington, ON, L8K 2S4
OCT. #578475


Email: Slord511@hotmail.com      Cell: (289)-396-2000



­­­­­­ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Education - PJ Qualification                  2011 - 2012
Brock University, Hamilton, ON                    
                                                                                                                                                                            
Bachelor of Arts                                                           2007 - 2011
Major: Contemporary Studies and Psychology 
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, ON  

Educational Assistant Diploma                                   2005 - 2007
 Niagara College, Welland, ON

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Additional Qualifications
·   Special Education Part 1                                                       2012                                                                                                                    
·   Intermediate Division, Family Studies                                  2012                                                                                        

Professional Development
·   Tribes TLC 24 Hour Basic Course                                       2012                                                                            
·   Storytelling Workshop (Brock University)                            2012              
·   Building Futures Ontario                                                       2011                            
·   Project Wild                                                                           2011                                                   
·   Art Conference- Integrating Arts Across the Curriculum       2011                                                                              

PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE

Student Teacher, Grade 5
Queens, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board               2012 
                                                                                           
·   Developed and implemented a Grade 5 Ancient Civilizations unit 
   integrating multiple subjects
·   Designed a template for a student generated Wiki site to enhance
   student student work  https://sites.google.com/site/mslovesancient
   civilization
·   Developed a summative evaluation performance task to evaluate
   achievement 
·   Cooperated in creating student generated rubrics to evaluate
   summative evaluation performance tasks
·   Implemented differentiated instructional strategies for students with
   Learning Disabilities, Behavioural Exceptionalities, Hearing
   Impairments and Mental Health Issues to increase student
   achievement

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Student Teacher, Grade 3                                                      2011
Allan A. Green, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board   
                                                                                                                               
·   Led lessons that incorporated student generated learning goals
   and success criteria to provide a well rounded literacy program
·   Employed co-operative group learning strategies (Jigsaw,
   think-pair-share)  to help students develop positive relationships
   within the classroom
·    Developed and Implemented 3-part math lessons in multiple math
   strands
·    Created a hands-on, experiential learning environment through the
   use of  manipulatives
·     Applied a variety of techniques to effectively manage classroom
    behaviour
·     Formed an optimal learning environment that promoted inclusion
    and student success

FACULTY OF EDUCATION EXPERIENCE 

·   Reinforced Grade 4 Patterning and Algebra concepts using
   manipulatives
·   Developed a Grade 5 Mystery unit using a balanced literacy
   program (guided reading, writing, word study, teacher read aloud,
   self-selected texts)
·    Designed an online ‘Digital Portfolio’ for students and parents to
   access
·    Co-authored consecutive lesson plans for a science unit
·     Designed an integrated arts lesson that included ministry
    expectations from Visual Arts and Drama
·      Developed a long range plan that included daily plans and
    assessment

LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING COMMUNITIES

·   Co-coached a grade 5/6 co-ed basketball team
·   Co-directed primary and junior Christmas choir 
·   Team taught in a high needs grade 7 class at Bennetto Elementary
   School
·   Worked extensively with a group of exceptional students in a
   comprehensive special education class at Billy Green Elementary
·   Supported teacher and students in a part time self-contained class
   at Westview Elementary

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REFERENCES

Mary Darr

Associate Teacher

Queens Elementary

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Work: 905-387-5733

Home: 519-428-0377

Email: mary.darr@hwdsb.on.ca 





Fred Bridge

Principal

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Work: 905-387-5333

Home: 905-388-4421

Email: tcambridge@acn.net

  



Anna Ash

Associate Teacher

Allan A. Green

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Work: 905-6916000

Email: anna.ash@hwdsb.on.ca





Mark Finn

Principal

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Work: 905-528-4321

Home: 905-648-9900

Email: mark.finn@hwdsb.on.ca



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RESUME SAMPLE  3

HALTON  

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FORMAT


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Sarah Langford                                  OCT. # 135896
986 Shadebank                                                                Cell: 908-886-7474
Burlington, Ontario                                                           Email: john@western.ca
L7Y-U7Y                                                                          Twitter: @sarahl

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PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND ONGOING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
           
Degrees 
Bachelor of Education
Teachables: Math and Geography                                                       2015       
 Brock University, St. Catharines

Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure - Inclusive and Therapeutic  2014
     Brock University, St. Catharines

Professional Certification
·    Ontario Teaching Certificate, Primary/Junior Divisions  2015
·    Special Education, Brock University - Part 1                                      2015
·    Tribes TLC 24 Hours Basic Course                                                    2010
·    Project Wild                                                                                         2010

Professional Development Activities
·    Building Futures Workshop (Assessment and Evaluation, Literacy Strategies

Other Certification
·    Standard First Aid- Lifesaving Society
·    Lifesaving and Swim Instructor- Lifesaving Society
·    Grade 7 Piano-Royal Conservatory of Music
·    Grade 2 Theory- Royal Conservatory of Music

COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS AND STUDENT LEARNING

Practice Teaching Blocks
PLC Teacher                                                   April - May 2015
Pilgrim Wood Public School, Halton District School Board
·    Identified specific needs of each student and incorporated these specifications
     through differentiated instruction into all lessons to ensure student success

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·    Used individualized notebooks as an organized method of assessment and evaluation
     incorporating anecdotal notes and success criteria
·    Established relationships of trust with students with high anxiety levels and was able to
     conference with them regarding strengths and areas for improvement
·    Incorporated creative teaching methods to engage students which included “Bump It
    Walls”

Grade 5/6 Gifted                                              Mar. - April 2015
Gardiner Public School, Halton District School Board
·      Incorporated creative problem solving into the gifted program providing students
     with choice through menus, centers, and enrichments
·      Created a Ancient Civilizations unit integrating Language into the culminating task
·      Implemented high yield strategies into learning tasks which included graphic organizers
     and collaborative goal setting
·      Received exposure to IEPs and how to incorporate giftedness into the Ontario Curriculum
·      Centered Aassessment and evaluation was centered around co-creating success criteria        and rubrics for further understanding of potential and achievement

Grade 2                                                             Nov. - Dec. 2014
Hawthorne Village Public School, Halton District School Board
·      Assessed and evaluated literacy through a range of strategies
      (e.g., running records, anecdotal, checklists)
·      Incorporated differentiated instructional strategies for low-level readers, advanced    
     students  and a student with Down’s Syndrome
·      Fostered a positive learning environment through the use of proactive strategies
     (e.g., Tribes energizers, proximity, verbal cues, community circle)
·      Team-planned a Grade 2 Data Management unit involving the use of manipulative
     (e.g., Learning Carpet)

LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Tribes Assistant Instructor
Halton Schools                                                        2014 - 2015
·        Assisted with Professional Tribes workshops for schools developing Professional
       Learning Communities

Faculty of Education                                             2014 - 2015
·        Developed a “Storybird” picture book for Grade 2 Science and Technology
       incorporating all of the senses and how humans use them in their daily lives
·        Class Social Committee Rep. Facilitated all class social activities

Volunteer Experience
Grade 5 Special Needs Class                                2012 - 2014
Eastview School, Halton
·        prepared support lesson activities and facilitated learning activities
·      developed and implemented activities 3 days per week

Work-related Experience
Lifeguard/Instructor:                                           2010 - 2014
Kelso Beach, Milton
·        developed aquatic lessons, assessment and evaluation tasks for individuals of all ages

Teaching Assistant                                               2010 - 2012
Super Kids Children’s Centre, Toronto
·        assisted teachers with preschool
·        class involving six students with ASD for 3 hours/week


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1 comment:

  1. Great Imrul!
    Thanks for the post!
    Good luck with your job search!!
    Mark

    ReplyDelete