Resume

AVI MEGIDDO
Avi Megiddo
Teaching, Coaching, Curriculum Design, Tech Integration
currently residing in China

As a licensed teacher with a master's degree in education and over 15 years of teaching experience, I create student-centered trans-disciplinary lessons. I design instructional multimedia to be engaging and fun, with a focus on deep comprehension and retention.  I specialize in creative methods and learner-centered content.  I use detailed positive reinforcement, metacognition, responsive classroom, and other best practices to manage  classrooms from kindergarten to university. I have developed curriculum, taught, and coached kindergarten through university students in subjects including mathematics, ESL/EAL, test preparation (SAT, GRE, TOEIC, IELTS and others), Google resources, and Korean language.

Education
TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education
2018
Licenses & Endorsements: Secondary Math, Middle School Math, Middle School Generalist, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education

TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education, 
1701 K St NW, Suite 250,Washington, DC 20006

M.S.Ed., Purdue University
2016-2017
Curriculum & Instruction, Learning Design & Technology

Master of Science in Education – Department of Curriculum & Instruction, 4.0
College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

University of California, Berkeley
1995-1999
Cognitive Science

Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science
College of Letters & Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Work Experience
Lead Teacher, Multimedia Developer, Adviser
2018 - present
Eternal Sea International Kindergarten
  • teach K1, K2, and K3 classes (ages 3 - 7)
  • differentiate instruction to meet learning differences and styles
  • create and implement lessons and assessments that promote critical thinking
  • model and mentor students to meet the IB learner profile 
  • improve and enrich inquiry-based learning environments with technology and multimedia
  • collaborate with Chinese co-teachers to facilitate IB and Montessori education in a bilingual environment
  • author teacher-parent reports and create individualized education programs
  • collaborate on IB PYP curriculum planning and assessment
  • interface with principal and management team regarding school logistics
K-12 Teacher: Mathematics, Computers (ICT), Geography, Metacognition
2017-2018
Embassy International School
  • designed instruction and taught secondary geography, middle school (KS3 & GCSE) mathematics, metacognition, and early years computers (ICT)
  • used the ADDIE instructional design model to institute a school-wide metacognition program
  • created cloud-based collaborative projects for middle school mathematics using Google Classrooms, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Docs, and other resources
Assistant Professor
2011-2017
한성대학교 Hansung University
  • led engaging English communication, Business English, and English through Music classes for university students of various majors
  • authored, facilitated and evaluated student role-plays to reinforced learned language structures
  • helped hundreds of students improve TOEIC Speaking and other English language exam scores to help them gain employment
  • prepared students for interviews in English to help them gain employment
  • developed unique approaches to increasing student confidence with written and spoken English through the study of syllable and stress patterns, rhythms, and hip-hop lyrics writing with polysyllabic rhyme
Full-time Lecturer
2009-2011
한성대학교 Hansung University
Elementary & Middle School ESL Instructor & Coach
2008-2009
청담어학원 CDI - Chungdahm Learning Institute
  • implemented Chungdahm's well-researched, rigorous methodology and world-renown curriculum with high student retention
  • prepared students to successfully use English in both academic and real-world environments
  • taught dozens of classes, and hundreds of students at all levels
  • received high student evaluations
  • administered mock iBT exams 
High School Mathematics Teacher
2004 - 2006
SFUSD Burton High School & Woodside International School, San Francisco, CA
  • created custom curriculum for students of varying abilities and disabilities
  • taught courses including Calculus to mixed native speaker/ELL classes
  • knew students as individuals and motivate each in their own way
  • designed, developed, implemented and evaluated project-based and relevant 
High School Mathematics Teacher
2001-2003
Mid-Peninsula High School, Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • taught geometry and SAT preparation classes
  • piloted courses with original lesson plans to meet curriculum standards
  • gained familiarity with various learning differences including ELLs, ADD/ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and gifted learners
  • designed and implemented multimedia-based lessons plans with iCarts 
Independent Contractor
July 2001 - October 2001
LeapFrog Enterprises, Emeryville, CA
  • worked with LeapFrog producers, developers and third party publishers developing Leap Pad product content from initiation to completion
  • shepherded products through development process, including design, schedules, budgets, production, editorial, approvals, and testing
  • was accountable for meeting schedules, budgets and product standards 
Junior Software Developer
2000 - 2001
nSeconds, Oakland, CA, USA
  • developed key components of the nSeconds Enterprise Wireless Server, a servlet-based, XML-backboned Java application
  • enabled users to access their desktop hard drive remotely via browser, PDA, or web-enabled phone.
  • wrote servlets, parsing and producing XML, XSL and JDBC.
  • learned and incorporated 3rd party APIs.
  • designed database table schema architecture
  • designed and implemented indexing and searching engines for document retrieval
SAT Instructor
1996 - 2002
The Princeton Review Berkeley, CA, USA
  • taught dozens of SAT math and verbal courses in the Bay Area using The Princeton Review's preparation methods and manuals.
  • maintained above-average track record of student score improvement

 

Projects
H5P HTML5 Interactions
2017 - present
HTML5 Interactive Educational Content Creator

I use a combination of technologies, including the  H5P WordPress Plugin to create educational interactions and interactive educational mini-worlds

Activities for  Preschool & Kindergarten

Activities for Years 1 and 2

English Park - An educational mini-world for Early Years and Lower Primary

Activities to improve business emails

Korean Vocabulary Mnemonic Pictures
2011 - present
Creator, Artist and Project Manager

This is my Korean Words Facebook page with mnemonic sketches of Korean words.  It is educational art, or edutainment.  I aim to help Korean language learners expand their vocabulary, and  well as  amuse native speakers: 

I am in the process of migrating the art to my page .

FunPrep
2007 - 2008
Founder, Project Manager & Content Developer

My colleague designed an online edutainment console called FunPrep with a suite of educational games, a virtual mentor character and earnable songs, videos, games, and animated gifs

 

SAT Vocabulary Mnemonic Cards
2002
Creator and Project Manager

In an effort to help high school students learn and retain SAT vocabulary, I researched SAT words and categorized them into abstract groups according to gist, opposites, and parts of speech.  I then worked with a designer to create mnemonic flashcards.

 

Software Skills

Articulate Storyline • Audacity • Blackboard • Camtasia • Canva  Google Resources - GSuite, Google Classrooms, Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Drawings, Hangouts on Air • H5P • HTML5 • iSpring Converter Pro • Microsoft Office Suite • PowToon • Prezi • Scratch  Video editing • VoiceThread • WordPress   

Hobbies

bicycles and biking, hiking, swimming, basketball, jazz, product design, origami, languages, poetry, hip-hop

Skills
ESL/EAL Instruction
Over 10 years’ experience teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESL/EFL), including university and high school students in Korea and the United States. Large and small groups, blended in-class and online methods. Modern approaches including cloud collaboration with students, administering team projects, sharing and evaluating student speech, and teaching how to learn independently.
Early Childhood and Elementary School Instruction
Licensed Early Childhood and Elementary School Educator experienced with IB PYP, KS2, Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches. I have a natural talent for making meaningful connections with young minds
Curriculum Design, Development, Implementation & Evaluation
Over 10 years’ experience designing curriculum for various audiences and subjects. I leverage ID models, conduct needs analyses to determine instructional and resource gaps in knowledge and skills, write specific, measurable objectives to address those gaps, utilize e-learning authoring tools, and conduct 360-degree evaluations. I am experienced with • Articulate Storyline, 360, and Rise • Audacity • Blackboard • Camtasia • Google Resources - GSuite, Google Classrooms, Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Drawings, Hangouts on Air • H5P • HTML5 • iSpring Converter Pro • Microsoft Office Suite • PowToon • Prezi • Video editing • VoiceThread • WordPress. Creative methods, modern approaches including role plays, problem-based and task-based learning, in-class and online synchronous and synchronous, individual, partner, and group projects. A focus on engaging, non-intimidating and fun approaches with the goal of building confidence and promoting retention.
Middle and High School Mathematics Instruction
I was never satisfied with just memorizing formulas without knowing why they work. I started tutoring mathematics in the academic lounge of my high school and took a liking to teaching the subject. In my years of teaching mathematics at San Francisco Bay Area high schools, I have learned to promote curiosity and empower those who feel a phobia towards math. I create a custom curriculum for students of varying abilities and disabilities and enjoy teaching Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus to native speakers or ESL students. I take pride in getting to know students as individuals and motivating them accordingly.
Google Resources
Growing up in the Bay Area, I was an early adopter of Google and Gmail. Through the years, I have become an expert user of Google's growing suite of applications including Google Chrome, Classrooms, Drive, Docs, Forms, Keep and more. I have set up collaborative cloud environments for dozens of classes and thousands of students. With Google Classrooms, I have created, implemented, evaluated and revised a flipped/blended learning curriculum for middle school mathematics. With Forms, I have created self-scoring quizzes and professional training evaluations, as well as facilitated student-created surveys and their analysis. I stay on the cutting edge of Google developments
Blackboard
I have been on both the student and teacher side of Blackboard, and am well-versed in course creation and facilitation.
WordPress
My site was created in WordPress, and I to keep up with changes to the WordPress editor