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MICHAEL KOLODY

23 North Racine #423, Chicago, IL 60607       mdkolody@cps.edu       510-301-6930                       

HIGH SCHOOL MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER

Teaching Experience

Alcott High School (Chicago, IL) 2009 – present

  • Taught flipped, self-paced, mastery-based Advanced Placement Statistics
  • Taught Exploring Computer Science with Code.org Exploring Computer Science Curriculum, including programming with Scratch and Python
  • Computer Science club, Makey Makey, Scratch, and Dance Dance Revolution projects have been liked/retweeted by @scratch, @CPSuccessCHI, and others; preparing for a whole-school STEM and physical computing fair, June 2017
  • Organized whole-school Hour of Code with science teacher to ensure full participation of the entire school, resulting in the winning of a $10,000 grant for supplies to support Computer Science and Engineering instruction
  • Taught Algebra I and Geometry using CME Project Algebra, Discovering Geometry, graphing calculators, and Geometer’s Sketchpad
  • Implemented elements of blended and flipped instruction with Math XL, Math IXL, Edpuzzle, and Google Classroom ; made 180+ instructional videos on AP Statistics with Ipevo camera and Edpuzzle
  • Had students use phones, Web 2.0 tools, and Google Classroom to help students make creative performances of understanding with technology tools
  • Created and implemented inquiry based math lessons using motion detectors, temperature probes, patty-paper, straight-edge and compass, cut-up straws, cut-out puzzles, and other manipulatives
  • Teacher representative, Local School Council, PPLC Chair, 2015 – present: worked on budget, fund-raising, LSC issues and communicated these to staff
  • Member, Instructional Leadership Team 2011 – 2013: planned learning walks, instructional focus, school course offerings, school mission statement, and set long term goals (CIWIP 3 and 5 year plans)
  • Member, Professional Problems Committee, 2010 – 2011: problem-solved school issues between teachers and administration
  • Member, Principal Selection Committee (PSC), 2010-2011: chose new principal with a panel of elected teachers, parents, students, and community representatives
  • Researched STEM curriculum options, 2012, and presented to whole staff for possible school-wide adoption
  • Presented co-teaching strategies professional development, 2012, with co-teacher, to entire staff

COMMUNITY COLLEGE MATH INSTRUCTOR

DeVry University(Chicago, IL) 2007 – 2013  

  • Taught mathematics evening and Saturday courses for adults from remedial level to Pre-calculus using mastery learning, skills-based, blended instruction featuring Pearson Math XL LMS, and DeVry curriculum

GIFTED/TALENTED MIDDLE LEVEL MATH INSTRUCTOR (7th/8th)

High Jump Program, Latin School, Frances Parker School(Chicago, IL) 2007 – 2015

  • Taught six-week, full day, summer 7th and 8th-grade mathematics courses to gifted middle level students
  • Created and taught fantasy baseball summer-long, basic skills project including evaluate complex expressions with fractional coefficients, stacked bar graph, line graph, pie graph of player statistics (hand-made), and Google Doc spreadsheet
  • Taught algebra course with special focus on linear systems, competing products, and find break-even point including culminating project video debate between two partners arguing the respective merits of their products using table, graph, equation, and words as evidence
  • Taught math exam preparation course for independent and Catholic schools
  • Taught advanced student group solving linear systems with matrices, and introductory linear algebra
  • Taught advanced Saturday-session course on exponential functions and logarithms, including a culminating project comparing student computations of car depreciation with Kelly Blue book projections
  • Taught quadratic functions course ending with water rocket projectile motion laboratory using altimeter to record flight data, basic trigonometry to calculate apogee of rocket flight, quadratic regression to create position function for flights, and introduction to first and second derivatives to find velocity and acceleration
  • Taught algebra course with culminating piecewise function project featuring distance time graphs and use of Vernier Logger Pro software and motion detector

GIFTED/TALENTED MIDDLE LEVEL INSTRUCTOR (5th/8th)

Dominican University Summer Gifted and Talented (River Forest, IL) 2012, 2013, 2016

  • Taught Genius of Geometry week-long course to 5th-8th grade students that combined historical introduction to geometry, exposure to Euclid’s Elements and basic elements of inductive and deductive reasoning, classical straightedge-compass constructions in the morning, and Geometer’s Sketchpad computer software constructions in the afternoon. Class ended with portfolio of student work and creation of an animated Ferris wheel on Geometer’s Sketchpad. (2012 and 2013)
  • Taught Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Python week-long course to 7th-8th grade students that introduces the Pi computer and Python through a project based approach based Ryan Heitz Hello, Raspberry Pi !(2016)

HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

Collins Academy (Chicago, IL) 2007-2009 

HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (Chicago, IL) 2006-2007

HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE LEVEL MATH STUDENT TEACHER

Bartholomew County School Corporation (Columbus, IN) 2005-2006 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ALL GRADE LEVELS K12

Monroe County School Corporation (Bloomington, IN) 2004-2005 

RHETORIC AND WRITING TEACHER

University of California (Davis, CA) 1998-2004

PROGRAMMER/ANALYST

Software AG of North America (Livonia, MI) 1993-1997

  • Wrote database applications for mainframe systems with Natural 4GL, Construct code-generator, and ADABAS large scale database
  • Wrote program to convert data in VSAM flat-files to ADABAS inverted-list database files
  • Wrote software with new development team for an insurance company client for a new group insurance enrollment system
  • Developed a wide range of on-line screens, help screens, search screens, and batch subsystems, including an automated rate increase function, an activate function to verify customer date before billing, and an insurance ID card generation system

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RECENT COURSEWORK

  • MSUrbanSTEM certificate in STEM Learning and Leadership: competitive fellowship award: $5000 stipend, 3 university courses, Surface Pro computer; designed to build teacher capacity in STEM teaching
  • Computer Science 200, Programming I: Java (Northeastern Illinois University, Spring 2017); part of CS endorsement program
  • Computer Science 150, Introduction to Computing: Introduce concepts of algorithms and their analysis and design with Python; implement Python programs with appropriate use of selection, repetition, functions, and data structures (Loyola University, Chicago, Winter 2016)
  • Math 275, Applied and Computational Statistics: Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, statistical inference, and regression-based analysis of well-defined examples from biology, ecology, environmental sciences, finance, medicine, public health, psychology, and sociology. Computing will be carried out using R software (Northeastern Illinois U, Summer 2015)
  • ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) conference: 2017
  • NCTM (National Council for Teachers of Mathematics) conferences: 2014 regional (Indianapolis), 2012 regional (Chicago), national 2011 (Indianapolis), national 2008 (Salt Lake City), national 2006 (St. Louis)
  • DePaul Teacher Leadership Institute for implementing the Common Core in Algebra and Geometry, 2014-2015 (Chicago)
  • Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago Conference of Workshops 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
  • Math Analytics (Operations Research) four-day workshop: Review of Operations research curriculum featuring heavy use of Excel to solve real applied problems using linear programming and other deterministic modeling techniques from business engineering, 2013 (Livonia, MI)
  • DePaul University mathematics lesson study project: included two week-long summer lesson-study conferences, weekly meetings with groups of teachers, quarterly meetings with DePaul professors, and meetings with professors and graduate student lesson study experts visiting from Japan, 2010-11 (Chicago)
 

EDUCATION

  • M.S.M.T. Masters of Science in Community College Mathematics Teaching, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, ongoing
  • Secondary Teaching Endorsement Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, ongoing
  • Graduate Certificate, STEM Learning and Leadership Michigan State University, Lansing, IL, 2017
  • Illinois Type 9 Secondary Teaching Certificate, #2275971, Mathematics and English, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2006
  • M.A. English, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1998
  • B.A. English/Math, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1989-1993
 

REFERENCES

  • Elias Estrada, Principal, Alcott College Preparatory High School. Chicago, IL. eestrada@cps.edu, 773-534-5970
  • Candace Marcott, Specialist: Curriculum Development, Michigan State University. Lansing, MI. candacem@msu.edu, 517-432-4852
  • Valerie Warnsby, Program Director, High Jump Chicago, Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL, vwarnsby@highjumpchicago.org, 312-582-7700

 

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