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STEVE FERGUSON

Baanssiri Sathorn, 10/160 Soi Yen Akart, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
+66 8 2457 1670, stevenferg@gmail.com, skype id steve.fergusonnz
www.steveferguson.weebly.com

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
KIS International School
August 2013 - Present
Bangkok, Thailand
ICT Integration Specialist teaching early years to Grade 5 (311 year olds)
Collaboration with all grades for projects including, but not limited to, making websites, movies, stop motion videos,
and summative assessments.
Implemented Techfast; a morning professional development (PD) session for teachers to learn ICT skills to
implement in their classroom.
Developed KIS ICT Curriculum; revised benchmarks, added learning outcomes, created strands, organised inquiry cycle,
developed strand sequence for Programme of Inquiry.
Started KIS TV, a news and movie crew who reported on school happenings.
Table tennis coaching, teams won every division entered.
Integrated augmented reality into Grade 5 exhibition.
Social committee chairperson.
PD: The Role of ICT (Category 3 IB course). International Schools Technology Exchange Community courses - a Thailand wide
technology exchange. Formative Assessment.
KIS International School
Bangkok, Thailand
Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher (79 year olds)
Collaborative teaching 40+ students with two teachers in PYP curriculum.
PD: Making the PYP Happen.

July 2012 - July 2013

Whakarongo School
Jan 2011 - June 2012
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Years 3 and 4 Primary Teacher (79 year olds)
AliM (Accelerated Learning in Mathematics) Teacher.
Digital Classroom teacher with a ratio of one laptop to every two students and direct access to a range of digital cameras
and audio/visual recording equipment.
Cross Country Committee Leader.
School Production Committee member.
Media Suite Lead Teacher Making school news bulletins and audio/visual editing and production.
PD: Phonics Course. Ongoing Literacy Workshops.
Lytton Street School
July 2008 - December 2010
Fielding, New Zealand
Years 3 and 4 Primary Teacher (79 year olds)
Lead ICT Teacher.
Choir Teacher.
ICT development workshops.
PD: Ongoing Provisionally Registered Teacher development until July 2010. uLearn Information and Communication
Technologies conference in 2009 and 2010.
Gifted Education Centre
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Gifted and Talented Educator (712 year olds)
Planning for gifted and talented students at a range of age levels.
Extending able minds with higher order thinking skills/strategies.
Reporting to parents on a regular basis.
Developing integrated units of work with a focus on discussion and formative assessment.

July 2007 - July 2008

Various schools
Manawatu, New Zealand
Primary Relief Teacher for Years 18 (512 years old)

Jan 2007 - July 2007

Steven Ferguson

Curriculum Vitae

November 2015

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) from Massey University, New Zealand
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing)

2006
In progress

TEACHING PEDAGOGY
I have almost 10 years teaching experience in a wide range of schools. I am an international-minded and highly collaborative
educator with an enthusiasm for developing young minds. With both my specialist technology and homeroom teaching
experience, I focus on finding innovate and meaningful ways to integrate technology into my lessons. This is to inspire creativity
and critical thinking, and provide modern tools to enhance student learning.
All students from all walks of life are entitled to a rich and rewarding education. I develop a mutual respect with my students in
order for them to feel inspired and supported in their learning. This accommodates a secure environment where they feel enabled
and safe taking risks. I have a passion for creativity and encourage students to make connections between their learning and their
own passions. Fun and purpose are two key attributes of every lesson I teach.
TEACHING STRENGTHS
Technology skills
Web 2.0 tools including Google Apps, social media, back channel, formative assessment, wiki, and blogging.
Augmented Reality with Aurasma
Knowledge sharing in mathematics and literacy; utilising a range of apps, movie making, stop motion, digital book
creation, tutorials, collaborative document creation, digital book making, and website building.
Extensive experience in Mac, Linux, and Windows, as well as iLife (including Garageband and iMovie), iWork,
Microsoft Office, and Libre Office.
Extensive work with iPads and iOS devices including management and integration into classroom use.
Strong curriculum development and application.
Numeracy and literacy
Real world connected learning experiences.
Experience in extending gifted and talented students.
Provide rich and engaging lessons.
Experience with ESL and learning supported students.
Selected to trail NZ Education Ministry pilot programme for lower achieving students in mathematics.
Provide timely formative assessment to students.
Include students in goal setting and development decisions where possible.
Collaboration
Integrating specialised ICT techniques and skills into classroom practice.
Hosting collaborative planning meetings.
Hosting Techfast morning PD sessions to up-skill homeroom teachers in ICT.
INTERESTS
Music

Grade 1 in piano.
Proficiently play a range of string instruments including the guitar, bass, ukulele and banjo.
Play in school and social bands.
Worked part time as a DJ and music producer.

Sports

Coached table tennis.


Played a variety of sports including rugby, football, basketball and squash.

Reading and Writing


Aspire to write childrens literature.
REFEREES
June Van den Bos
PYP Principal
KIS International School
999/124 Kesinee Ville, Bangkok
+66 (0) 811 132 210
junev@kis.ac.th

Steven Ferguson

Niko Lewman
PYP Coordinator
KIS International School
999/124 Kesinee Ville, Bangkok
+66 (0) 811 132 210
niko@kis.ac.th

Curriculum Vitae

Lisa Cuff
Deputy Principal
Whakarongo School
RD 10, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 323 6687
lcuff@whakarongo.school.nz

November 2015