Christine Capen

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

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Location:Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Christine Capen
1304 Two Mile Circle E.
Wilmington, NC 28405
856-278-2109
cmcapen@gmail.com

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Holly Shelter Middle School, Castle Hayne, NC
• Teach 8th Grade Language Arts
• Advisor for Journalism Club

English Teacher
White Oak High School, Jacksonville, NC
• Taught English II and Honors English II
• Mentor for Senior Grad Project – helping 12th grade students successfully complete and present a project for graduation
• Advisor for the Web Expression Club – an online magazine dedicated to the visual, literary, and musical arts

Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment – LAL/English
Camden County Technical Schools, Sicklerville, NJ
• Collaborated with consultant from Marzano Research Labs to improve instruction in LAL/English
• Trained in Reading Apprenticeship program by WestEd
• Observed and evaluated teachers through formal observations and informal walkthroughs
• Analyzed data from a variety of sources and determined professional development for staff and programs for students based on findings
• Developed curriculum, instruction and assessment based on observations and walkthroughs in conjunction with research based best practices
• Supported new and current teachers through co-planning and co-teaching
• Promoted and developed, as program coordinator, a pilot program for Personalized Student learning plans
• Synthesized information from workshops on research based best practices in areas of assessment, reading in the content area, and instructional strategies and improved professional development for teachers based on workshop data
• Reviewed professional development needs for teachers based on formal and informal walkthrough data
• Created and facilitated professional development workshops for new and current teachers on instructional strategies, differentiating instruction in the classroom and student engagement
• Consulted and collaborated with highly skilled professionals
• Collaborated with School Leadership Committee to improve teaching and learning in LAL/English and Math
• Wrote grants

English Teacher
Florence Township Memorial High School, Florence, NJ
• Taught English I, English II, Honors English II, Debate, Creative Writing, Journalism
• Used research-based reading strategies to teach reading (like QAR) and writing process to teach writing.
• Advisor – Future Teachers of America Club
• Advisor – School Newspaper – Thunderbolt
• Member of district professional development committee, 2007
• Former Teacher Mentor Program Director, 2005

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Riverfront School, Florence, NJ
• Taught 6th Grade Language Arts in a block schedule; used research-based reading strategies to teach reading (like QAR) and writing process to teach writing.
• Advisor – Middle School Yearbook , Middle School Newspaper

Adjunct Instructor
Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ
• Taught Writing Skills II and Writing Skills III

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Writing
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
• Thesis – Young Adult Novel – Five Position of the Feet

Master of Education
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
• Secondary Education – Specialization in English

Bachelor of Arts
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
• Major – English

La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA
• Major – English

RESEARCH

• Alternative Scheduling for High Schools
• Curriculum Mapping
• Guided Reading Teacher Evaluation Rubric
• Problem-based learning
• E-folios

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED

• Instructional Strategies: The Instructional Cycle and Creating Effective Lesson Plans
• Instructional Strategies: Framing the Learning and Writing Mastery Objectives
• Improving Literacy by Looking at the Big Picture
• Understanding Poverty
• Curriculum Mapping
• Block Scheduling
• Mental Models

GRANTS

• Personalized Student Learning Plans state-wide pilot program
• New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Artists-in-Residence Grant
• Waste Management - $100 for e-folios
• Waste Management - $1500 for e-Beam technology

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

• National Writing Project
• National Council for Teachers of English
• International Reading Association
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Article Writing
Blog Writing