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Ben Borenstein

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Mathematics, Teacher: Mathematics 

BIO

I have spent the past eight years teaching various high school mathematics courses in New York City. As a former computer project manager and computer consultant I am highly proficient in the use of data systems. I have also taught various mathematics and computer classes as an adjunct professor at Westchester Community College and Manhattanville College.

In the past five years I have provided curriculum and instructional leadership for our school. Our staff has a very student-centered philosophy, with a strong knowledge of secondary curriculum, current educational research, and differentiated instructional strategies. I am a leader that is very knowledgeable of NYS standards and assessments with the ability to use data to target instruction in order to strengthen student achievement.

In April, 2009 I received New York State certification in School Administration/Supervision as a School Building Leader (SBL), and in April 2010 I received NY state certification in School District Leadership (SDL). Additionally, I participated in comprehensive efforts which helped Jonathan Levin High School achieve an "A" rating this past school year. My dedication to this effort along with my understanding of both technology and data aggregation was critical to this effort.

As an educational leader I believe that we must unite theory, practice, emotion and passion to foster and guide a positive learning community. Creating a healthy learning environment includes combining effective communication with strong classroom management, strong academic rigor and forging partnerships with parents and the community. My success in these areas has been due to my willingness to collaborate, accept change and be accountable. These are the values that guide my leadership principles whether it is on a grade, department or school level.
 

EXPERTISE

Created and delivered presentations to all School wide personnel regarding student performance in mathematics.
Developed "College Algebra" class for Jonathan Levin Students via affiliation with Lehman College Faculty.
Developed transition-to-college math curriculum with a team of high school specialists and college faculty at CUNY.
Coordinated the creation and continuous development of curriculum maps in mathematics (ATLAS).
Liaison with Hostos Community College to introduce mathematics supplemental instruction for those seniors targeted for two year college programs.
Participated in school-wide action planning and preparation of (CEP).
Key Member of school inquiry and school leadership committees (SLT).
Led staff development workshops for the mathematics department in state assessment scoring.
Facilitated staff development workshops for mathematics teachers.
Utilized key technology including Datalink (Monitor Assessments) ATS, ARIS (Student Achievement), ATLAS (Curriculum Mapping), EPIC LEARNING SYSTEMS (Video instruction), Easy Grade Pro software (Goal Setting Teachers/Students), ACUITY
(Assessments).
Ensured that instruction and the course material are aligned with NY State Standards.
Supervised lesson planning efforts to address varied student learning styles.
Ensured that all assessments, homework's class room activities had proper rubrics/grading mechanisms that were made clear to both educators and students.
Interfaced with all administrative staff, guidance counselors, family coordinator and mathematics teachers to ensure that ongoing progress reports could identify student progress. 

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