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Lisa Chan

218 Placentia Blvd., Scarborough, ON. M1S 4H4


(647) 967-7393 | linkedin.com/in/lisa-chan-7b25a298 | leesa.chann@gmail.com

H I G H L I G H T S O F Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S

Master of Teaching degree, Primary/Junior, OCT #676355


Studied and played the piano for over 10 years
Taught piano to children and adults of various ages for 5 years
Creative and Adaptive; skills acquired through diverse volunteer experiences
Empathic and Caring, friendly, hard-working, team player
Proficient in using multi-media and integrating technology into teaching practice
Deeply committed to equitable and inclusive education for all students

E D U C AT I O N
Master of Teaching, Primary/Junior, OCT
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Conducted research on how teachers use solitude as a differentiated instruction strategy
to support introverted and intra-personal learners in the classroom.

2014 - 2016

Honours Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences


University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Major in Anthropology; Minor in Linguistics and Human Geography

2010 - 2014

P RO F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T A N D C E RT I F I C AT I O N S
TESOL Certification (in progress)

Jun 2016

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) qualification program


Special Education Part 1 Additional Qualification Course

Apr 2016

OISE Graduate Student Research Conference presenter

Apr 2016

Poster Presentation at the Annual Graduate Student Research Conference


SmartBoard Workshop
Building Futures Conference

Jan 2016
Dec 2015

Attended 3 workshops: Mental Health in schools, Supporting Special Needs, and Occasional Teaching
Tribes Learning Communities TLC Basic Course

Apr 2015

3-day course on research-based strategies that maximizes learning and human development
Inclusion of Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop

Dec 2014

presented by Dr. Julia Broeking at OISE


EQAO Assessments of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Workshop
The Associate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT) in Piano Performance

Nov 2014
Jan 2013

Highest academic standing awarded by The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) in Toronto

T E AC H I N G A N D R E L AT E D E X P E R I E N C E
Teacher Candidate Kennedy Public School (TDSB), Grade 4/5
Feb - Mar 2016
Taught 2D and 3D geometry to both Gr.4 and 5s, and taught Gr.4 pulleys and gears unit

Participated in Eco Club meetings, literacy workshops, supervised students during recess and DPA
Supervised students on a field trip to the movie theatre via TTC

Teacher Candidate Hillmount Public School (TDSB), Grade 2


Oct - Nov 2015
Facilitated Community Circle by using a handmade talking stick linked to lesson on quotations
Taught patterning (math) and built a catapult for Simple Machines (science) unit
Participated in Eco Club meetings, and Cross Country club meetings
Observed a special needs classroom, and assisted students with their assigned tasks
Teacher Candidate Hillmount Public School (TDSB), Grade 1/2
Feb - Mar 2015
Taught number sense using poems and other activities that support Differentiated Instruction, with
attention to the Multiple Intelligences
Supervised students on a trip to Forest Valley Outdoor Education
Teacher Candidate Brookside Public School (TDSB), Grade 6
Planned data management lessons and create a final test for students
Designed and taught literacy, social studies, and art lessons
Planned lessons according to students with IEPs and ELL needs

Oct - Nov 2014

Music Teacher Unison Academy of Music


Taught the basics of piano playing to children aged 4 - adults
Used acronyms, phrases, and other pictures/text to support student learning
Taught students music history conforming with the Royal Conservatory requirements

2011 - Present

Piano Teacher Self-Employed


2008 - 2014
Taught the basics of piano playing skills to children aged 6 - 10
Corrected students hand and body postures while playing
Incorporated fun games and activities to introduce note-reading on standard keyboard staffs

VO L U N T E E R E X P E R I E N C E S
Teacher Assistant, C. D. Farquharson Public School (TDSB), Grade 2
Volunteer Leader, TORONTO 2015 PanAm/Parapan Am Games
Volunteer Educator, Reach Out Volunteers (South Africa program)
Teacher Assistant, Alexmuir Junior Public School (TDSB), JK/SK
Volunteer Tutor, Love and Light Home Community Centre (West Location)
Teacher Assistant, Macklin Public School (TDSB), JK/SK
Teacher Assistant, St. Loyola Catholic Public School (Saturday Chinese program)
Volunteer Teacher Support, All My Children Daycare (Scarborough)

May - Jun 2015


Apr - Jul 2015
May 2011
2011 - 2012
2011- 2012
2012
2007 - 2009
2007 - 2008

L A N G U AG E S
Native speaker of English and Cantonese, proficient in Mandarin

REFERENCES
Victoria Yip
L.R.S.M.,
Music Teacher
Unison Academy of Music
(416) 321-8959

Dr. Angela MacDonald-Vemic


PhD, Assistant Professor
Dept of Curriculum, Teaching, and
Learning
OISE, University of Toronto
angela.macdonald@utoronto.ca
(416) 821-6496

You have my permission to contact all references.

Dr. Jackie Eldridge


PhD, Sessional Lecturer
Dept of Curriculum, Teaching, and
Learning
OISE, University of Toronto
jackie.eldridge@utoronto.ca
(647) 994-6562

Jeff Hui
TDSB, Teacher mentor
Kennedy Public School
jeff.hui@tdsb.on.ca