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Chelsea Nygaard


Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, The University of Montana Concentration: Math GPA 3.63 Expected December 2013 Missoula, MT

Montana Elementary Teaching Certificate K-8 CPR/First Aid (infant, child adult), Missoula, MT Expected December 2013 October 2012-Present

Teaching Experience
Student Teacher Fall 2013 Superior Elementary School Superior, MT Taught twenty-five multi-level 5th graders in all areas of curriculum Improved technology skills with the Smart Board Utilized the co-teaching model throughout most of the semester Provided extra assistance to students who were missing multiple assignments Incorporated all technology available (Smart Board and document reader) into various lessons Field Experience Spring 2013 Lewis and Clark Elementary School Missoula, MT Successfully co-taught lessons with partner in all subject areas Administered Dibels reading assessment to all students in 3 rd grade Participated in all classroom routines and worked individually with students on their math Practiced effective classroom management strategies, such as Flip-A-Card chart Field Experience, Missoula Flagship Program Fall 2012 Lowell Elementary School Missoula, MT nd rd Co-led a Weird Science program with a teammate with 2 -3 grade students Implemented a Language Arts component (writing in journals) Utilized effective classroom management techniques, such as routines and time-outs Encouraged participation and teamwork Field Experience, Learning and Belonging Preschool Fall 2012 University of Montana Missoula, MT Observed and recorded the behavior and literacy skills of preschool children Assisted with learning activities, including writing and alphabet tables Developed and taught my own age-appropriate literature lesson Early Field Experience Spring 2012 Hellgate Middle School Missoula, MT th th Worked individually with 6 and 7 grade Title 1 students on reading and math Successfully taught a math lesson to a 7th grade Title 1 class Observed effective classroom management skills and engaging lessons in an 8 th grade Spanish class

Chelsea Nygaard

Paxson After-school Enrichment Class Program Fall 2011 Paxson Elementary School Missoula, MT Co-led a Spanish after-school class with 5th grade students Developed weekly lessons Implemented visual and hands-on activities/games, such as Bingo, Simon Says, Matching, Singing

Related Experience
Tutor, America Reads America Counts Rattlesnake Elementary School Spring 2011 Missoula, MT

Professional Organizations
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2013-Present National Science Teachers Association, 2013-Present National Education Association, Expected 2013-Present Montana Education Association, Expected 2013-Present