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DERRICK CHAN

Blk 2 Holland Avenue, #04-102, Singapore


271002
+65 9853 9610

derrickchan81@gmail.com

Summary: Confident in delivering inquiry based learning


Experienced team leader
Host of various PD workshops
Canadian teacher certification primary/intermediate education
8 years of full-time teaching
Multi-lingual English, French (intermediate oral/literacy), Cantonese (oral), Korean (intermediate)

EDUCATION
2005-2006

University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

2000-2005

University of Guelph, Canada

BEd. Bachelor of Education, Elementary/Intermediate - Fine Arts and Multimedia Education

BSc. Honours Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences - Minor in Family and Child studies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2012-Present 5TH GRADE TEACHER
ISS International School (IB), Singapore, Singapore

Delivered differentiated and engaging inquiry based instruction


Developed leadership capacity as the Team Leader
Member of the curriculum (POI) review committee
Provided internal PD in the use of iMovie
Collaborated with specialists and local community experts to enrich student learning
Led the grade 5 team in developing 4 new Units of Inquiry
Implemented a system to include extensive student authorship in the class blog
moved forward grade level Action as Service with KIVA
Adapted teaching to support EAL learners and students with special educational
needs
Hosted a PYP Singapore network job-alike on the PYP exhibition
Integrated and balanced the use of technology in student learning

Extra curricular involvement:


Singapore PYP Network group for the PYP Exhibition; Photography and film-making
ECAs; ES soccer coach; ES Student Council

2009-2011

5TH GRADE TEACHER


Gyeonggi Suwon International School (IB), Suwon, South Korea

I made learning fun and meaningful by providing inquiry based instruction


Assessed for learning through mediums such as discussions, rubric based projects,
worksheets, presentations, reflections, drama
I developed differentiated units and lessons for a growing school
Served on the curriculum review committee for the whole schools WASC accreditation
Collaborated across divisions and specialist teachers to develop individual units
I co-developed the schools first PYP Exhibition
brought forward the Understanding by Design method in developing curriculum
I mentored colleagues in their use of class blogs and provided internal PD on the uses
of technology in the classroom
Contributed towards the schools successful accreditation in the IB PYP
Extra curricular involvement:
Head coach for a young varsity cross-country program that grew to celebrate consistent
top 5 performances in KAIAC; taught swimming skills; proctored SAT exams;
established a movie-making club and a ski-club

2008-2009

YEAR 4 TEACHER
Elmwood Junior School, London, England

2006-2008

Coordinated Art and Design and French for year-four


Collaboratively developed term and daily plans for all curricular subjects
Differentiated and adapted materials to suit the diversity in student abilities
Assessed for learning through a variety of mediums
Maintained a classroom-management style that was firm, caring and consistent
Launched and facilitated a writing club for students with special needs
Created individual educational plans for students with educational needs

TEACHER
Wollang Public School, Asan Office of Education, Asan, South Korea
Served as the English language teacher for grades 1 6 (ages 6-12)
Developed weekly and bi-weekly units using a skeletal plan
Created all the material and resources, which have since been adopted by other schools
Employed role-playing, peer modeling, and cooperative learning to promote fluency
Collaboratively designed curriculum and organized resources for summer camp

2005-2006
2005
2004-2005
2004

STUDENT TEACHER (13 WEEK PRACTICUM )


YMCA CAMP CO-DIRECTOR/LEADERSHIP INSTRUCTOR/ROPES COURSE COORDINATOR
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM TEACHER
DAY/OVERNIGHT CAMP COUNSELOR

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2014-Ongoing
2014-Ongoing
2014
2013
2013
2010
2010
2010
2009
2009

S INGAPORE PYP N ETWORK E XHIBITION G ROUP (M ONTHLY )


ESL I N T HE M AINSTREAM (9 M ODULES )
PYP L EARNING E NVIRONMENTS TO SUPPORT I NQUIRY (3 DAYS ) L EVEL 3
F ACILITATED S INGAPORE PYP N ETWORK J OB -A LIKE (1 A FTERNOON )
Planning in the PYP L ESLEY S NOWBALL
A SSESSMENT IN THE PYP (3 DAYS ) L EVEL 2
PYP T HE E XHIBITION WORKSHOP (3 DAYS ) L EVEL 3
PYP EXHIBITION J OB -A LIKE (2 DAYS )
Understanding By Design (8 D AYS )
I NTRO TO PYP L EVEL 1 (4 D AYS )

S KILLS AND INTERESTS


Community Involvement: 3 year volunteer with HOME; video production for local artists; documentary
photography with migrant working community.
Technology Proficiency: High proficiency across various platforms with high capacity to learn more.
Interests: Guitar, travel, photography, swimming, languages, reading, canoe tripping, snowboarding.

R EFERENCES
Julia Alden

Dr. Margaret Alvarez

Derek Pinchbeck

ISS International School Singapore

ISS International School (2014 - )

malvarez@iss.edu.sg

dpinchbeck@iss.edu.sg

Previous Principal at ISS


(2012-2014)
jaadom@hotmail.com

Nicole Booth

Vicki DeBryun

Current Head of School

Jan Wiggins

Previous PYP coordinator & VP


(2012-2014)
+61 (0) 409213245
janwiggins5@gmail.com

Current ES Principal

Parent of ex-student
nikstar75@hotmail.com

Parent of ex-student
vickidebruyn@yahoo.com