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Michael J. Brown Teaching Portfolio

I am a K-12 certified ESL teacher with an MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (from the USA), with a few years experience in both the IB DP and PYP Programme.
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Transcript of Michael J. Brown Teaching Portfolio

12 YEARS OF
ACCREDITED, OVERSEAS
SCHOOLS FULL-TIME
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

G7 - G12 EAL Teacher,
The American School in Switzerland (1 Year)
; 8/2010 – 6/2011
FORMAL
EDUCATION
Master in Education in K-12 ESL,
University of Minnesota, USA
State of Minnesota Teaching License, USA - K-12 ESL Certified (valid until 2023)
B.A. History/Liberal Arts,
University of Minnesota, USA
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(Certificates Available
upon Request)

Professional Learning Board Online Course: Understanding AHDH - 2018
Professional Learning Board Online Course: Suicide Prevention - 2017
Professional Learning Board Online Course: iPads in the Classroom - 2017
Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing Workshop (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2016
IB Creating Authentic Units in the MYP, Partial Course (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2016
Inquiry as a Stance Workshop (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2016
Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2016
IB Teaching and Learning (Category 2) Workshop (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2015
IB Reading and Writing Through Inquiry (Category 3) Workshop (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2014
IB Making the PYP Happen (Category 1) Online Course - 2013
IB PYP Assessment (Category 2) Workshop (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2013
Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner Training (Taipei,Taiwan) - 2012
IB English B Workshop (Barcelona, Spain) – 2010
EARCOS Weekend Workshop: The 6+1 Traits of Writing (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) – 2009
East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Conference (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia) – 2009
EARCOS Weekend Workshop: ELL Students: Strategies for Success (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) - 2008
East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Conference (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) - 2008
East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Conference (Bangkok, Thailand) - 2007
EARCOS Weekend Workshop: Differentiation (Guangzhou, China) – 2006
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition Conference (Minneapolis, USA) – ’03 & ‘05
Colorado TESOL Multi-Cultural Awareness Workshop (Denver, USA) – 2003
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System Training (Colorado Springs, USA) – 2002
ESL Tutor Training, Minnesota Literacy Center (Minneapolis, USA) – 1996
MICHAEL J. BROWN:
A K-12 CERTIFIED ESL,
MS/HS-EXPERIENCED,
IB PYP/MYP-SEASONED, &
ES HOMEROOM TEACHER
MY VIDEO RESUMES
DEGREES

CLASSROOM
OBSERVATION
EXCERPTS:

CONTACT INFORMATION
E-mail: itcho_ittan@yahoo.com
Skype: itcho_ittan

and traveling abroad.
A LIL' ABOUT ME
- Studied Spanish in Mexico.
- BA and MEd from the U of MN, USA.
- Served in Kosovo with NATO, here visiting
local schools for reconstruction purposes.
- Taught English in Japan.
- Travelled in 55+ countries.
photography,
RELATED
EXPERIENCE

MEd Student ESL Teacher, Patrick Henry High School (MN), USA; 1/2004 – 3/2004
MEd Student ESL Teacher, Cherokee Heights Elementary (MN), USA; 9/2003 – 12/2003
Adult ESL Instructor, District 11 Adult and Family Education (CO), USA; 9/2002 – 5/2003
ESL Classroom Assistant, Ivywild K-7 School (CO), USA; 12/2002 – 5/2003
Adult ESL Instructor, Ivywild Parent Evening ESL Program (CO), USA; 1/2003 – 5/2003
Public ES/MS English Language Teacher, JET Programme (Japan); 7/2001 – 6/2002
Tutoring Site Coordinator, Children’s Literacy Center (CO), USA; 9/2000 – 5/2001
Adult ESL Instructor, Security Public Library (CO), USA; 9/2000 - 3/2001
Tour Guide/Boarding Resident Advisor, EF International (CA), USA; 12/1996 – 6/1997
Adult ESL Instructor, Guadalupe Area Project, St. Paul (MN), USA 1/1996 - 5/1996
FORMER STUDENTS... IN THEIR WORDS
BEFORE MY MEd...
FORMER COLLEAGUES... IN THEIR WORDS
- Enjoy writing as a hobby,
STRENGTHS
engage students actively
employ a variety/range of engaging activities
design relevant instructional plans and units
treat students fairly and equitably
create an environment of respect
work to maintain classroom essential agreements for all
select appropriate, relevant materials
establish a comfortable learning environment
provide timely/constructive feedback
communicate comprehensibly
maintain accurate records of student work
establish/maintain open communication with parents
endeavor to be well-balanced in approach to teaching

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
(2010-2018)
The most recent are first; there
are more older letters later!
* I was awarded the US Army Outstanding
Volunteer Service Medal in 2001.
* I ran an after-school reading program
while in the Army.
* Times in Japan and in
Colorado as an Volunteer
ESL Teacher...
* Times in Japan teaching English
and in Colorado, USA
as an ESL Aide...
TO SHOW WHAT THEY LEARNED:
KAS SEMESTER NEWSLETTERS
FORMER STUDENT
VIDEO REFLECTION
(less than a minute)

IIS G3 DRAMA SKITS
INTRO VIDEO CLIP

TASIS GRAMMAR IN
EAL CLASS of 4!

* Times in Japan and in
Colorado as an ESL Aide...
ANONYMOUS PYP STUDENT
SURVEY MONKEY RESPONSES:
I-SHOU I.S. '15-'16
(G5: 15 STUDENTS)
* TASIS Observation

* TASIS Observation
* TASIS Observation

* TASIS Observation
* TASIS Observation

* TASIS Observation
IB PYP/MYP G3 - G6 Homeroom Teacher,
I-Shou International School, Taiwan (4 Years)
; 8/2013 – 6/2017
ANONYMOUS IB MYP G6 PHASE 3-4 STUDENT
SURVEY MONKEY RESPONSES:
I-SHOU I.S. '16-'17
(G6: 15 Students)

Perhaps better than any degree... Student Email 6/2017...
After leaving KAS in 2010
* I-Shou I.S. Superintendent's '16 Class Visit
* I-Shou Sharing of Learning G4 '14 Colleague's Observation
* Former KAS Colleague's Email...
* Former TASIS Colleague's Email...
* Former IIS Colleague's Text
While Out Sick...

* Former TASIS Colleague's FB...
G3 - G6 TEACHING AND
STUDENT LEARNING @
I-SHOU I.S.,
2013 - 2017

* Group Work:
G3 Animal
Classification
* G3 Hands-On:
Measurement
* G5 Hands-On:
Matter
* Group Work...
* Math Stations Review...
* Capacity...

* G4 Migration...
* Measurements...
* G3 Halloween...
* G4 Brain-
Storming...

* G4 Budgeting...
* I-Shou Sharing of Learning G3 '15 Colleague's Observation (from IIS Google Drive)
KEEPING PARENTS ABREAST OF STUDENT LEARNING

* Class Dojo allows
parent access...
* Emailing Parents Consistently
* Emailing Parents Consistently
* Daily Electronic Communication Book...
* G6 Goodbye Party for "Mr B" June 2017
* Former MS Head's Email...
* Former KAS Parent's Email...
* Former KAS Parent's Email...
* Former KAS Parent's Email...
* Former IIS Parent's Card...
* Former IIS Parent's Class Dojo
Communication (two years teaching her
child)...
* Former IIS Parent's Message...
EFFORTS TO COLLABORATE WITH COLLEAGUES, ETC.


* Former KAS Colleague's Mass Email...
G7 - G10 ELL Teacher,
Kaohsuing American School, Taiwan (6 Years)
; 8/2004 – 6/2010
TEACHING WITH TECH...

* Voicethread allows students to post both voice and text comments to prompts (pics or voice)...
* English assignments often done on "The Drive"...
* Saving paper, Google Drive also allows for
immediate, interactive comments.
* Moodle Postings...
* Grade 5 Matter
* Popplet allows teamwork and collaboration, accessible sharing of learning...

IIS G6-ERS TEACHING POETIC
DEVICES TO G4 STUDENTS '17
* Reading...
* To colleague about a promoting tolerance activity...
* To colleagues to promote cross-grade sharing...
* Seeking Admin help for G5 Exhibition students...
* To Co-Teacher about Essential Agreements idea...
* To specialists to help all set up G3 Class Dojo...
* Kudos to the music teacher after the Winter Concert...
* Kudos to a colleague for her talents at the
talent show...
MY TRADITIONAL
RESUME & REFERENCES
* 2014 I-Shou I.S. - G4
* 2004 MEd Student Teaching - G10
* 2004 MEd Student Teaching - G10
* 2011 TASIS, Switzerland EAL Geography - G8 (FB post)
* 2011 TASIS, Switzerland - G11 (in-class survey)
* 2017 I-Shou I.S. Student (taught in G5 PYP & G6 MYP)
* 2017 I-Shou I.S. Student (taught in G5 PYP & G6 MYP)
* 2017 I-Shou I.S. Student (taught in G5 PYP & G6 MYP)
* 2017 I-Shou I.S. Student (taught in G6 MYP)
* 2011 TASIS, Switzerland HS EAL Writing
* 2015 I-Shou I.S. Teacher's Day Cards
* 2002 Japan
* Promoting G6 MYP students teaching G3/G4 PYP students...
* I-Shou I.S. Superintendent
* I-Shou I.S. PYP Coordinator
* I-Shou I.S. MYP Coordinator
* I-Shou I.S. ES Principal
* TASIS Headmaster
* KAS Secondary Principal
* MEd Supervisor
* Ivywild K-8 Principal
* Ivywild Colleague (classroom teacher)
* Adult ESL Program Supervisor
* Principal of Mountainside ES
* Children's Literacy Center
* Ivywild Colleague (classroom teacher)
* 2018 message from former I-Shou I.S. Student (taught in G5 PYP & G6 MYP)
G3 Homeroom Teacher,
Lincoln School, Costa Rica (1 year)
; 8/2017 – 6/2018
* 2018 FB from graduating G6 students

* Lincoln Principal's Observation 2018
* Lincoln Principal's Observation 2018

* Lincoln Principal's Observation 2018

* Lincoln Principal's Observation 2018
* Lincoln Principal's Observation 2018

* Lincoln Colleague's Farewell, 2018
KUDOS FROM STUDENTS' PARENTS

* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Lincoln Sample PowerSchool Haiku Page Updates, 2018
* Lincoln Sample Haiku Page Updates, 2017
* 2018 Lincoln Student Drawing
G3 TEACHING AND
STUDENT LEARNING @
LINCOLN SCHOOL.,
2017 - 2018
* Lincoln Sample Haiku Page Updates, 2018
* Lincoln Sample Haiku Page Updates, 2018
* Fractions Hands-On Mathematics, 2018
* Fractions Work, 2018
* Inclusion Day Guest Visitor Work, 2018
* Pair Work Sustainable Development
* Simple Machines Hands-On, 2017
* STEM Lab Teamwork, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2018
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent's Appreciation, 2017
* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Sneethches Inclusion Activity, 2017
* Mr B's Birthday Celebration, 2018
* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Lincoln Parent Farewell, 2018
* Perimeter/Area Hands-On, 2018
* End of Year Narrative Writing Task, 2018
* Lincoln White Board Message, 2018
* Literacy Partners Peer-Editing, 2018
* NWEA MAP Test Overall Growth Notes, 2018
* Notes on Words Their Way Growth, 2018
PAIRED REVIEW FOR WORDS
THEIR WAY SORTS
SPELLING, LINCOLN 2018

Also better than any degree... Going Away Present 6/2018
Former IIS Parent's Email...
* Perspective Engagement...
* 2018 Lincoln Student
* 2018 Lincoln Student
* 2018 Lincoln Student
* 2018 Lincoln Student
* 2018 Lincoln Student
* IB MYP Managebac Postings, 2016-2017
* IB MYP Managebac Postings, 2016-2017
* IB MYP Managebac Postings, 2016-2017
* IB MYP Managebac Postings, 2016-2017
* Proposal to admin do a new-staff bus tour, 2013
* Proposal to admin do an EAL Night for parents, 2014
* 2017 Field Trip...
* 2016 Field Trip...
* '17 Softball Coach...
* Lincoln School ES Principal
* Lincoln School G3 Team Leader
RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
(Prior to 2010)

A SAMPLING OF
ANONYMOUS G3 STUDENT
SURVEY RESPONSES:
LINCOLN SCHOOL '17-'18

STUDENT DAILY 5 WORK (READ to SELF / WORD WORK), LINCOLN 2018
After leaving IIS in 2017

License Valid Until 2023
IIS G6 Student-Led
Conferences '17
* 2015 Field Trip...
* Former IIS Parent's Message...
* Former IIS Parent's Message...
* 2018 Graduating 6th Grade I-Shou I.S. Student
(taught in G4 PYP)
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