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Zachary A. Cohen

(215) 284-0898
zachary@zcohen.info


OBJECTIVE

  • To obtain a full time teaching position a secondary technology education classroom to inspire students to pursue areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.)


EDUCATION

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Technology and Engineering Teacher
    • August, 2012  – present
    • South River Senior High School, Edgewater, MD
    • Certified teacher in Project Lead the Way Pathways to Engineering program, Introduction to Engineering Design course
    • Continuously develop teaching strategies and classroom management skills to promote a positive learning environment in the classroom and the school
    • Implement interactive instructional technology in the classroom through the use of Smart Boards, Edmodo, and other classroom technologies as they are relevant
    • Continue to Devise and implement differentiated instructional techniques for students of all abilities to promote meaningful learning and development


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Student Teaching Experience
    • Spring 2012 
    • Pequea Valley High School, Kinzers, PA
    • Planned and implemented an instructional unit in Robotics in Society
    • Planned and implemented units and lessons in graphic arts, robotics systems, introduction to electronics, and 3D computer aided drafting classrooms in a Learning Focused School
    • Developed teaching strategies and classroom management skills to promote a positive learning environment in the classroom and the school
    • Implemented interactive instructional technology in the classroom through the use of Smart Boards, Microsoft Kinect, laptops, Moodle, and QR codes
    • Integrated One Laptop Per Child school wide initiative into classroom to complement student learning
    • Devised and implemented differentiated instructional techniques for students of all abilities to promote meaningful learning and development
  • Junior Block Experience
    • Fall 2011
    • Ephrata High School, Ephrata, PA
    • Minimum 36.5 hours over the semester
    • Planned, implemented, and assessed a lesson in advertising photography
    • Experience in  photography, woodworking, computer aided drafting (CAD), and engineering classrooms
  • Foundations Block Experience
    • Fall 2010 
    • McCaskey East High School, Lancaster, PA 
    • Helped students overcome personal learning disabilities in the classroom
    • 10 hours/week for 4 weeks in a learning support science classroom
  • Foundations Block Experience
    • Spring 2009 
    • Wheatland Middle School, Lancaster, PA
    • 10 hours/week for 4 weeks in a English as a second language classroom

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

  • South River Senior High School FIRST Robotics Competition Team (The Powerhawks, team 1111)
  • Pequea Valley High School TSA-Vex Robotics Competition Team (The Brave Bots, team 5712)
    • Winter, 2012  – Spring, 2012
    • Kinzers, PA
    • Founding mentor and coach for TSA-Vex Robotics Competition Team
    • Role include;
      • founding, organization, and management of competition robotics team
      • teach lessons in engineering and design principles, mechanical motion, and programming
      • Further inspire students to pursue an education and career in a STEM field
  • Lower Merion High School FIRST Robotics Competition Team (Dawgma, team 1712)
    • 2007 – Summer, 2012 
    • Lower Merion, PA 
    • College mentor and coach for FIRST Robotics Competition team 
    • Roles include; 
      • Teach lessons in machine use and safety 
      • Teach lessons in engineering principles and relevance to competition robotics 
      • Promote a safe learning environment for students 
      • Act as mentor, coach, adviser, and chaperone at competitions for up to 40 students
      • Further inspire students to pursue an education and career in a STEM field
  • Freelance Theatrical Lighting Designer, Lighting Technician, Rigger, and Carpenter
    • 2006 – present
    • Mid-Atlantic United States
    • Worked on numerous theatrical and entertainment shows and events
    • Roles include;
      • Management and use of lighting and hanging effects
      • Construction of scenic elements
      • Safety adviser for crews
      • Teach new and safe practices in the entertainment industry
  • Catering Events Management
    • 2007 – 2009
    • Narberth, PA
    • Managed catered events for Fratelli Rago Catering (has since closed)
    • Roles included;
      • Management of up to 30 personnel
      • Effective management of financial and time resources
      • Ensure customer received the best possible experience for their events


HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


RELEVANT SKILLS AND INTERESTS

 

REFERENCES

In order to protect the privacy of my references, references will not be listed publicly online but may be available by contacting zachary@zcohen.info


All external links relevant as of 06/02/2012

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