RESUME & CURRICULUM VITAE
Name: Kelly Hollis
Email Address: email@example.com
Date of Birth: 3 October 1980
I am a dedicated and enthusiastic Science teacher who is motivated by developing highly engaging lessons for my students. Using the ‘P.I.R.A.T.E’ philosophy devised by Dave Burgess in ‘Teach Like a Pirate’, I pride myself in being a passionate educator who fully immerses herself in the learning experiences of her students. I believe that building rapport with students to develop a safe learning environment built on mutual respect is essential to allow students to be risk-takers and achieve their full potential. By constantly analysing my student’s engagement and achievement I can transform my teaching to ensure that the student’s learning is also transformed. I understand the importance of the effective integration of technology and collaboration in the classroom to enhance the real-life experiences the students can encounter on campus.
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga February 2015 to Present
· Masters of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation)
First Aid Training Australia August 2014
· Senior First Aid Certificate
Nepean TAFE February 2001 to November 2012
· Certificate IV in Photoimaging
University of Canberra February 2001 to July 2004
· Bachelor of Science. Majors studied – Biology & Chemistry
· Bachelor of Education
John Paul 2 Senior High School January 1997 to December 1998
· Higher School Certificate
Rosebank College, Five Dock January 2016 to present
· Assistant Science Coordinator. Responsibilities include assisting the KLA coordinator in the general running of the department, providing staff with professional development experiences, overseeing the creation of effective teaching and learning programs as well as appropriate assessment tasks.
· Teacher of Stage 4 & 5 Science and Stage 6 Biology. Responsibilities include the creation and implementation of effective teaching and learning experiences, providing feedback to students on their learning to track their progress, the management of behavioural issues and the effective communication with parents.
· Senior School Homeroom Teacher for students from grades 10-12 from the Vaughan House. Responsibilities include ensuring the well being of all members of the group, the maintenance of attendance using Edumate, running Pastoral Care and Amicus Project sessions, working with students on goal setting and working with other members of the House towards overall House goals.
· Presenter of 'Breaking Down the Walls' at the 'Building Blocks Conference', a student created teaching and learning conference looking at innovation in the classroom as well as the effective use of technology.
· Presenter of 'Hook, Line & Sinker', a short presentation on the use of contextalisation to engage students in Science at 'TeachMeet Sydney Observatory'
Marist Sisters College, Woolwich January 2011 to December 2015
· Teacher of Stage 4 & 5 Science, Stage 6 Biology, Stage 5 Photographic and Digital Media and Stage 6 Photography, Video and Digital Imaging. Responsibilities include the development of innovative, contextualised teaching programs to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum for all stages, the creation of a range of diverse, formalised assessment tasks, the development of engaging learning experiences, organisation of resources and providing timely feedback to students on their progress.
· Tutor group teacher to students from grades 7-12 from Jaricot House. Responsibilities include ensuring the well being of all members of the group at all times, the detailed maintenance of attendance using SEQTA, monitoring student attendance and communicating any issues with parents.
· Acting General Coordinator. Responsibilities include organising casual staff for absent staff, rooming and assisting the Assistant Principal with timetabling.
· Collaboration with the eLearning Coordinator to implement informal technology-based professional development sessions for staff with the ‘Techie Brekky’ and ‘Lunch n’ Learn’ programs.
· Selected as a ‘Google Guide’ to attend the Google Apps for Education Boot Camp run by Sydney CEO prior to working with other staff members on the introduction of the Google Apps for Education Suite into whole school teaching and learning.
· Mentor of multiple Science education students during their professional experience blocks. Providing support, guidance and feedback for students at various stages of their university degrees.
· Organisation and coordination of multiple Stage 6 Biology excursions to Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre and the Human Disease Museum, as well as guest speakers.
· Member of the Camp Leadership Team and Senior Retreat team, overseeing Camp organisation and the running of small group activities.
· Member of the Sydney CEO Inner West Collaborative Biology team involved in designing learning strategies to assist Stage 6 Biology students in maximising their achievement.
· Teacher supervisor on the Visual Arts and Languages Other Than English (VALOTE) Tour of Italy in 2013 and the Mates Abroad Cambodian Immersion in 2014.
· Liaison Teacher for students entering the ‘Google Science Fair’.
· Liaison Teacher for the ‘PSYBERFest’ program implemented by Sydney CEO to raise awareness of cyber bullying and living in a digital world.
· Liaison Teacher for the Sydney CEO ‘Scientific Thinking and Research Skills (STARS)’ Program, working with other teachers from other CEO schools to develop activities for Stage 5 students who demonstrate exceptional skills in Science.
· Involvement in a number of Social Justice initiatives including St Vincent de Paul Brekky Van, the Winter Sleep Out, 1$Day to raise money for disadvantaged Australians and organising and coordinating a book drive for students in Fiji.
· Coach of the Junior and Senior MCCS Cricket teams who compete in a weekly inter-school competition and CGSSSA Open Cricket team who compete in an annual Gala Day.
· Organisation and coordination of a number of lessons where Year 7 students ran lessons for a range of primary school classes using Google Hangouts and TodaysMeet.
· Attendee of a diverse range of professional development experiences including the 2014 Slide2Learn Conference, the 2014 EdTech GAFE Summit., ‘Reimagining Learning’ featuring Alec Couros, a Sydney CEO eLearning Coordinators day featuring George Curous, a digital leadership seminar presented by Eric Sheninger ,a MadMaker STEAM workshop exploring coding with Arduino Esplora and a ‘Teach Like a Pirate’ workshop presented by Dave Burgess.
· Presented short sessions to primary and secondary teachers at multiple TeachMeets (#TM):
· #TMDigTech held at Sydney Google Offices – ‘Forms & Flubaroo’
· #TMSTK held at St Kevin’s Primary, Eastwood – ‘Hanging Out with Google’
· #TMAL (Authentic Learning) for Sydney CEO at St Charles Primary, Ryde – ‘Teaching Science Like a Pirate’
· #TMAL (Authentic Learning) for Sydney CEO at St Therese Primary, Denistone – ‘In Kahoots’
· #TMSydObs at Sydney Observatory – ‘Teaching Science Like a Pirate’
· #TMGEG (Google Educator Group) at Sydney Google Offices – ‘In Kahoots’
· #TMAL (Authentic Learning) for Sydney CEO at St Finbars, San Soucie – ‘Flipping the Stage 6 Biology Classroom’ and 'Memes in the Classroom'
· Presented a one hour session at Information & Communication Technology Educators in NSW (ICTENSW) Workshops:
· ‘Google Forms and Flubaroo’ in August 2014 at Epping Boys High School
· ‘Connected Learning’ in October 2014 at TARA Anglican School for Girls with Kimberley Sutton
· ‘Girls, Games & Science’ article selected to be published in ‘Educational Technology Solutions’ magazine in 2015
· Session presenter, 'Beefing Up Google Apps & Hapara Teacher Dashboard' at the Association of Independent Schools ICT Integration Conference in October 2015
· Featured in articles published in ‘About Catholic Schools Magazine’:
· ‘Teachers’ Tweets Telling’ - http://goo.gl/amW57z - Term 3 Issue, 2014
· ‘Students Lead Lessons with Google Hangouts’ – Term 3 Issue, 2014
· ‘#aussieED’ – Term 1 Issue, 2015
Cerdon College, Merrylands January 2006 to December 2010
· Teacher of Stage 4 & 5 Science, Stage 6 Biology and Stage 6 Senior Science. Responsibilities included the development of teaching programs to meet the requirements of the Board of Studies syllabus for all stages, the creation of a range of diverse, formalised assessment tasks, the development of engaging learning experiences, organisation of resources and providing timely feedback to students on their progress.
· Homeroom Teacher of students in Years 9 and 10. Responsibilities included ensuring the well being of all members of the group at all times, the detailed maintenance of attendance rolls, monitoring student attendance and communicating any issues with parents.
· Colin House Mentor. Responsibilities included conducting regular House meetings, developing a sense of House pride and spirit, motivating students to take part in a diverse range of activities as a House, collaborating with other House mentors to develop a greater sense of community within the House and College as a whole.
· Student Representative Council Teacher Mentor. Responsibilities included conducting student leadership training, overseeing SRC meetings, supporting students in the implementation of a wide variety of initiatives including fundraisers, social events and entertainment.
· Peer Support Trainer involved in training Year 9 students in preparation for their role as Peer Support Leaders.
· Australian Business Week Mentor involved in motivating, coordinating and collaborating with a small group of students on the Australian Business Week program.
· Teacher supervisor on the Cerdon to Cerdon Pilgrimage to France and Italy in 2006.
· Coach of the highly successful ‘Cerdon Sapphires’ cheerleading and pom teams who competed in various State and National level competitions.
· Coach of the CGSSSA Open Cricket team who competed in the annual CGSSSA Gala Day.
· Member of the Cabaret team involved in organising the College’s annual performing arts showcase
· Involved in the implementation and presentation of workshops during the Year 10 ‘Clueless’ program held after the students complete the School Certificate to provide them with skills necessary to succeed in senior study and life skills in general.
· Mentor to a Science education student during her final professional experience internship.
· Instrumental in the introduction of Smartboards to the College including the professional development of staff in the use of the technology.
· Attendee of a range of professional development experiences including Meet the Markers, using PEEL in the classroom and a variety of science-specific workshops.
St Andrews College, Marayong July 2004 to December 2005
· Teacher of Stage 4 & 5 Science, Stage 6 Chemistry, Stage 6 Senior Science and Stage 4 & 5 Mathematics. Responsibilities included the development of engaging learning experiences, the creation of a range of assessment tasks, organisation of resources and providing timely feedback to students on their progress.
· Homeroom Teacher of students in Years 7-10 in Frances House. Responsibilities included ensuring the well being of all members of the group at all times, the detailed maintenance of attendance rolls, monitoring student attendance and communicating any issues with parents.
· Assistant Director of the 2005 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge entry, ‘Beacon on the Rock’. Responsibilities included the organisation of junior school students for rehearsals, the organisation and direction of the backstage crew including the construction of sets, liaising with sponsors and the media, the running of rehearsals and the motivation of students throughout the experience.
· Peer Support Trainer involved in training Year 9 students in preparation for their role as Peer Support Leaders.
· Student Representative Council Support Teacher. Responsibilities included overseeing SRC meetings, supporting students in a range of initiatives.
· Coach and Manager of the Junior Rugby League team.
#aussieED - www.aussieED.com
Early in 2014, #aussieED was founded on the belief that all teachers and students should have unlimited access to Professional Development, on their own terms, to improve their teaching, their schools and change the lives of the students they encounter. Since then, the team has embarked on a mission to reach educators, not only in Australia but all around the globe. We want to smash the barriers that prevent teachers from easily connecting and learning with each other.
To that end, the #aussieED team have developed a regular Ed-chat each Sunday on Twitter. The chat allows all teachers, leaders, administrators and those connected with education to meet on an unbiased platform and discuss the real issues that affect what happens in classrooms everywhere. In a short 12 months, the regular weekly chat has become Australia’s biggest educational chat with a Tweet reach of over 1 million each week.
As part of my role in the #aussieED team I have:
· Moderated the following #aussieED chats:
· ‘Building your Professional Learning Network (PLN)’
· ‘Teach Like a Pirate’, co-hosted by Dave Burgess
· ‘Pedagogy Before Technology’
· ‘Project Based Learning - building creativity and innovation in projects' with Jake Plaskett
· conducted a ‘Meet the Innovator’ interview with Teach Like a Pirate author, Dave Burgess via Google Hangout.
· collaborated on the organisation of a TeachMeet at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction which was attended by over 40 primary and secondary teachers from across Sydney.
· collaborated on the organisation of ‘#aussieED Live – breaking out of the classroom’, a professional development opportunity for all teachers held at the National Maritime Museum.
· written and published a number of blog posts on current themes in education.
· submitted a proposal for and was accepted to present the workshop ‘Create, Collaborate and Listen’ at the 2015 South by Southwest Education Conference in Austin, Texas.
· collaborated on the organisation of '#aussieED Live' at the 2016 Easter Show in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Society Education Department