M I K E H I A . A L E X A N D E R @ L O O P. C O L U M . E D U
MIKEHIA ALEXANDER EDUCATION Chicago, IL Columbia College Chicago The Harris Center for Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with Illinois Type 04 Certification, May 2011
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Extensive preservice experience in urban settings fostering both a practical and theoretical understanding of research based arts integrated education. Completed a Language and Culture Focus Area in Art History and focus on Arts integrated learning through the study of the Reggio Emilia Approach. Minority Teachers Scholarship 09/07, 09/08, 09/09, 09/10, 09/11 Columbia College Chicago Retention Award 09/10, 09/11
STUDENT TEACHING Fall 20092010/ Spring 2011 Chicago, IL Norman A. Bridge Elementary Student Teacher 3rd grade
Assisted and taught a group of 31 children for 15 weeks in a Chicago Public School. Planned, implemented and assessed curriculum in all subject areas. Proficient in Saxon Math, Guided Reading and Writing workshops.
Implemented an integrated Chicago unit designed to build on and further develop children’s understanding of the city in which they live. Designed an integrated Solar Energy unit designed to advocate for reducing, reusing and recycling resources and materials.
Helped in Proctoring the 3rd grade ISAT
Baker Demonstration School Wilmette, IL Practicum 3rd grade •
Assisted a group of 18 children for 15 weeks
Responsible for Read Aloud and Arts based activities Planned lessons for all subject areas
Thomas J. Waters Chicago, IL Student Teacher, Kindergarten
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Assisted a Diverse group of 30 Children for 15 weeks Responsible for Group time and arts based activities Created a documentation panel to display process and learning outcomes of Story Dictation with children Planned lessons for all subject areas
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Fall 2010/ Spring 2011 Chicago, IL Arts in Early Childhood Workshops Columbia College Chicago:
Visual Thinking Strategies
57th Street Book Fair
Facilitated Crown Making Table
Reggio Emilia, Italy Dialogues on Education: International Study Group Tour
Participated in a 3 Day conference of discussions, school tours and lectures about the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia.