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Hello and welcome to my ePortfolio! My name is Samantha Smith and I am a certified teacher who is currently teaching in a Grade 1 classroom for Iron Ridge Elementary Campus in Blackfalds, AB. Before teaching in Blackfalds I taught Grade 1 for 2 years in Maskwacis, AB with Nipisihkopahk Primary School. I graduated from the University of Alberta in June 2013; I finished my Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education, with a minor in Educational Psychology. I completed my APT with Edmonton Public and Belmont Elementary School in a grade 2 Logos program. The class incorporated ELL students from various ethnic backgrounds, which enabled me to use education in the Spanish language to help teach my students. For my IPT I worked with Edmonton Public and Youngstown Elementary School in a grades 5/6 Logos program. There were many ELL students in this program as well; I gained a deeper awareness of the importance of language and literacy development in the elementary years while working with this class.

On my ePortfolio you will be able to view my resume, autobiographical statement, evaluations, references, and certification. I have included examples of lesson plans, classroom layouts, and work I have done in my own classroom to demonstrate the strong influence of balanced literacy and differentiated mathematics activities in my class.

Thank you for your interest in my ePortfolio, and I hope you enjoy!