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Ian Peers

(604) 375-5843
6531 McKenzie Dr
Delta, BC V4E 1P1
ipeers17@gmail.com
@Mr_Peers


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“Ian works hard to create a positive and safe learning environment. While faced with a very diverse
learning environment, Ian approached the challenge with vigor and determination. Communication
with staff was and is professional and collegial” – Colin Sharpe, Sands Secondary School
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• Selected for three week Community Field Experience as an ambassador of UBC
• Will be teaching special Canadian studies unit in an English-speaking German school

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• Student teacher for 13 weeks, teaching Social Studies 9 & 11, Psychology 11 and Law 12
• Jr. Boys Basketball team and after school Weight Room supervisor
• Co-organized field trips to BC provincial court house in Vancouver for Law 12

Teaching Highlights:
• Cooperative learning format to explore French Revolution in Social Studies 9; collaboratively-planned units and
a flip-classroom format for Psychology 11 (students view teacher lecture-video for homework, class-time is
used for group projects); student-created assessment portfolios for metacognitive learning
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• Volunteered 105 hours at Seaquam Secondary School in a high-level Grade 9 Social Studies Challenge and
Social Studies 11 classroom under the mentorship of teacher Colin Sharpe

Teaching Highlights:
• Led engaging classroom activities and critical discussion; monitored classroom during individual and group
work, engaging with students in both contexts; organized and supervised field trip to local ecosystem, Burns Bog

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• Volunteered 140 hours at Seaquam Secondary School’s Learning Assistance centre, under the mentorship of
Bill Richards, Learning Assistance Centre director
• Worked in various group settings from one-on-one to classroom sizes
• Facilitated and assisted class-work, homework, organization and planning

Teaching Highlights:
• Worked with a wide range of learners from students with autistic spectrum disorders and/or behaviour disorders
to students with literacy difficulties, which facilitated my development in becoming an adaptable, multimodal
teacher

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A program developed to help grade 8 and 9 students who have learning difficulties and or have fallen behind a
year in English or Social Studies

Teaching Highlights:
Assisting alongside lead teacher, Stephanie Staller, in developing student motivation and creating engaging
differentiated curriculum ; this challenging environment taught me how to motivate student learning and
engagement


(604) 375-5843| 6531 McKenzie Dr, Delta, BC V4E 1P1| ipeers17@gmail.com
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Ian Peers
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• Assisted and coached with James Johnston in annual Seaquam Summer Basketball Camp for ages 12 to 16
• Responsibilities include leading drills, evaluating skill levels and creating plans for development

Highlights: Conducted individual and group coaching sessions to analyze skills and assess areas needing
improvement

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• Responsible for running and organizing practices, games and transportation during games and tournaments

Highlights: Motivated and coached players to achieve their full potential with a focus on goal-fulfillment
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• Respite Worker for local children with different autism spectrum designations
• Helped create life plans with several adolescents and integrated them into community recreational facilities
such as gym memberships and basketball programs
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Discussed student-centered assessment, technology in the classroom and teacher-student collaboration

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Attended workshops by technology guru, Amy Burvall:
Choice and Voice: Cultivating a Personalized Learning Strategy for Assessment and Reflection
Once Upon a Hashtag: Storytelling with Social Media

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BC Teacher Certificate & Bachelor of Education
• Teacher Professional Development Program; International Community Field Experience delegate

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Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
• History Major, Counselling Psychology and Human Development
Notable Coursework: Social-Emotional Lives of Children

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Associates Degree
• General Studies
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• Backpacked through South East Asia in the summer of 2011, visiting China, Hong Kong and Indonesia
Experienced local cultures through personal interactions; learned the importance of education on a universal
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• Ice Hockey and Basketball, coaching and provincial-level; Tennis; Hiking (recreational and guiding); Rock-
climbing; Snow-shoeing; Photography; Music (guitar); currently learning German