brittany JOHNSON

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Improving Student Performance by Developing Common Core Standards Aligned Student Centered Mathematics Curriculums
 
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This is a geometry project that I created to teach my students about geometric objects and scaling. We used the real world application of making quilts. The problem solving activity asks them to design a quilt using geometric shapes studied and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

KNOW DO SERVE LEARN, Washington, DC April 2012- Present Mathematics Associate Collaborator (USA) • Created and lead professional development seminar at Robert Gray Elementary School for K-6th grade Mathematics Teachers that focused on how to develop differentiated tasks aligned to the national common core standards for mathematics NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTERPRENUERSHIP, Washington, DC February 2012- Present Mathematics Education Consultant and Coach • Co-wrote a middle school math intervention program that re-enforces the math content in the NFTE curriculum that is 100% aligned to the common core standards for mathematics which tracks and uses student performance data to inform and align instruction • Partnered with Intel-Assess and Wireless Generation to create diagnostic, formative, summative assessments to monitor the progress of students toward mastery of the 7th grade national common core standards • Constructed two five (5) day-long professional development sessions so that 50% of the training is dedicated to improving teacher practice and 50% of the training is dedicated to entrepreneurship content, and designed an instructional coaching model that will give teachers real-time support around classroom management, small group management, whole group implementation, Bloom’s Taxonomy navigation, checking for understanding, short cycle assessing, and instructional adjustment and re-teaching. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Washington, DC August 2010 – June 2012 • WASHINGTON METROPOLITIAN HIGH SCHOOL August 2011 – June 2012 Mathematics Department Chair, Geometry & SAT Prep Teacher, and Advisor  Developed a Geometry Curriculum aligned to the state standards and the Teach for Learning Framework  Used a balanced blend of motivational and targeted instruction methodologies to enhance curricula, focus on the three ‘R’s - rigor, relevancy and relationships to maximize student performance. • ACADEMIES AT ANACOSTIA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL August 2010 – June 2011 Geometry Teacher  Utilize multiple assessments in compliance with district and state requirements/standards to inform instruction.  Use innovative methods and materials to produce effective learning experiences including project based learning; collaborative and cooperative instruction; and differentiation. • ROOSEVELT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL June 2010 – August 2010 Algebra II Teacher  Conducted classroom instruction; prepared daily lesson plans; administered tests; provided feedback on learning achievements and needs for improvement for Summer School Program.  Implemented various classroom management techniques for maintaining student attention, involvement and discipline. DC TEACHING FELLOWS, Washington, DC June 2010 – June 2011 DC Teaching Fellow • Completed rigorous six-week training Institute including practice teaching assignment and Teaching for Student Achievement Framework • Developed daily lesson plans and testing materials; leveraged the use of technology to enhance instruction in preparation for 2010-2011 school year. HOFFMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Cincinnati, OH January 2010 - June 2010 Paraprofessional • Assisted lead instructor with daily instruction and activities of the Primary (K-3RD grade) Autism and 5th grade classes • Instructed Mathematics preparation sessions for the Ohio Achievement Assessment for 5th, 7th, and 8th grade students- created additional coursework that reviewed and strengthened students’ understanding of mathematical concepts & provided assessment of students’ comprehension KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY August 2003 – May 2005 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant • Assisted faculty instructors with instruction of Pre-calculus – Calculus III mathematics courses • Facilitated and instructed independent and group study sessions • Provided additional instruction and support for students with learning disabilities

MY TEACHING STYLE

Uses innovative methods and materials to produce effective learning experiences including project based learning; collaborative and cooperative instruction; and differentiation

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• University of Cincinnati Dean’s List • Kentucky State University Honor Student • R. Creighton Buck Scholar • Harry S. Kieval Scholar

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS, with a concentration in Financial Mathematics University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH June 2009 TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS DC Teaching Fellows; Teaching for Learning Framework- Secondary Mathematics District of Columbia Public School System, Washington DC Leadership, Management, and Communications George Washington University School of Business and Project Management, Dayton, OH

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Brittany Beal is a passionate and innovative mathematics educator and consultant. She has been working in mathematics education for 10 years and has taught Kindergarten through post-secondary students at educational institutions in Ohio, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia. She is currently working as a mathematics education consultant with the focus of curriculum development in conjunction with the DC Region of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship-where she is leading a team of teachers in piloting a curriculum that will elevate students' proficiency levels in mathematics through the real world application of entrepreneurship. Brittany's mission is to elevate students' performance and proficiency levels in mathematics by making mathematics education universal, project based, and relevant to students' everyday experiences.

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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

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