Mr David Poku — Teacher / Educational Technologist

Mr David Poku

England China Japan· · · Davidbpoku@gmail.com

Educator/Educational Technologist

I am British

Born & Raised in London

I have qualifications from two top UK universities,and one university within United States of America

Education College, Private University Chicago EDD/PHD,Leadership: Education Technology(on going )

University of Leeds - MA Learning, Technology and Education

University of Hull - BSc Web Design and Development

BridgeTEFL – TEFL Certification !

I also has over 5 years of teaching, training within England , Japan , China and NGO working Africa.

Nine years working within the UK government, undertaking roles with training and support. I developed the following skills; Open-mindedness Resilience, Assertiveness, Maturity, Able to handle responsibility, Able to remain calm in challenging or dangerous situations, Good interpersonal skills, Communication skills, Teamworking skills,Problem solving skills and Negotiating skills.

Three years in management

I developed the following skills: effective leadership and the ability to motivate others; the ability to plan and prioritise workloads and delegate accordingly; customer focus; the capacity to grasp new concepts quickly; the ability to multi-task and work under pressure; shrewd business sense and a well-developed commercial awareness; a desire to work as part of a team to generate fresh and innovative ideas.

Teaching and Training within England , China, Japan within the role of Teacher, Content developer, Curriculum Developer

I developed the following skills: a respect and fondness for all my students, excellent communication skills for working with students, other teachers and parents. I am a very good listener with the capacity to learn quickly, I also have strong organisational skills the ability to inspire students. I have found from my years of teaching and training a great Teacher needs energy, resourcefulness, responsibility and patiences skills with a caring nature and an understanding of the needs feelings of all students and staff members I have gained these skills. I obtained the ability to work independently, as well as being able to work in a team, a sense of humour and the ability to keep things in perspective .I am very creative with great knowledge of the subjects in which I teach, ICT and English.

Experience

Cambridge Curriculum Coordinator

International Private School (2019 Ongoing)

Cambridge curriculum secondary, Cambridge curriculum primary 60% Curriculum - Coordinates curriculum and instruction initiatives for the district - Compiles, orders and distributes curriculum resources and instructional supplies - Coordinates adoption and implementation of new curriculum resources - Ensures horizontal and vertical updates of curriculum documents - Leads subject area teams with goal of accessing and implementing standards alignment, evaluating and selecting appropriate instructional resources and grading to the standards - Plans and facilitates coach check and connect meetings - Plans and facilitates principal/coaches/coordinator meetings - Leads the continued modification of district report cards - Creates and maintains a curriculum web page that showcases C-I curriculum and instructional focus - Assists in communicating information to parent and community members about school programs, curriculum and instruction - Manages teachers and students in online curriculum 30% Professional Development Planning and Evaluation - Coordinates the development, implementation and monitoring of developmental programs for staff including new teacher mentoring, department and grade level leaders, in-service schedules and programs for instruction. - Supports the district goals with ongoing teacher training - Coordinates, plans and conducts training on current instructional best practices - Manages iObservation system for district 10% Supervision and Work Direction - Assist with hiring, assignment, transfer, evaluation, work direction, promotion, reward and other supervision of academic coaches, teachers and support staff along with building principals - Make recommendations for adjustment of grievances, suspension, discipline and discharge

Cambridge Curriculum Teacher ICT/Global Perspectives

International Private School (2019 Ongoing)

Cambridge curriculum secondary, Cambridge curriculum primary Maintain a constant and friendly guiding presence in the classroom daily from 8am and to be the first point of contact for staff and parents. To use this time to monitor attendance and appearance of pupils as well as work To deliver PSHE topics during the Form periods and report back School Council minutes as well as organising agenda items from pupils for each meeting To encourage and support pupils in their form with their academic and personal development, particularly helping with personal organisation skills, to hear pupils read and advise on suitable reading material To liaise with colleagues and discuss and deal with any issues immediately concerning pupils in their form. This will involve regular checking of planners and rewards and sanctions system To discuss pupils’ progress formally (at parents’ evenings and by email) and informally with parents and carers To monitor and record pupils’ progress and development, culminating in 2 annual written reports to parents/carers at the end of the Michaelmas and Summer terms. This is involving both curricular and extra-curricular activities To advise on study skills and revision strategies as well as ensuring all Form Members have appropriate revision plans To attend and organise Form Assemblies To report any problems to members of the SLT

Curriculum Developer Consultant

Ada, the National College for Digital Skills

Analyze student test data. Review and recommend textbooks and other educational materials. Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.

5/2019 - 9/2018

Teacher

Shanghai HD Bilingual School ---- Athena Academy 知慧学院​-Shanghai

prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes of different ages and abilities mark work, give appropriate feedback and maintain records of pupils' progress and development research new topic areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devise and write new curriculum materials select and use a range of different learning resources and equipment, including podcasts and interactive whiteboards prepare pupils for qualifications and external examinations manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour undertake pastoral duties, such as taking on the role of form tutor, and supporting pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties communicate with parents and carers over pupils' progress and participate in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events liaise with other professionals, such as learning mentors, careers advisers, educational psychologists and education welfare officers supervise and support the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) participate in and organise extracurricular activities, such as outings, social activities and sporting events undergo regular observations and participate in regular in-service training (INSET) as part of continuing professional development (CPD)..

Feb 2018 - Feb 2019

Assistant Lecturer

Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology-Beijing

deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials design, prepare and develop courses and teaching materials develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research assess students' coursework set and mark examinations.

Sep 2017 - 2018 March

Senior Teacher

RCC-Beijing

Work alongside the Head Teacher, Governors and staff to develop a robust and evaluative programme of School Self Evaluation; 1.2 Work alongside the Head Teacher, Governors and staff to develop rigorous and sustainable School Development Planning; 1.3 Identify needs and lead initiatives from the School Development Plan across the school; 1.4 Take a lead role in curriculum development across the school and be responsible for its quality and effectiveness. 1.5 Take a lead role in developing strategies for improving progress and achievement across the whole school; 1.6 Work alongside the SLT to develop, monitor and evaluate the role and responsibilities of the Phase Leaders, Subject Leaders and Support Staff in the school; 1.7 Keep up to date with current initiatives and outstanding practice disseminating this information where appropriate; 1.8 Teaching both Chinese and Japanese students.

Sep 2017 - 2018 March

Curriculum Developer/ Teacher

UP Street English -Wenzhou China

Facilitate training classes using a variety of creative teaching techniques Assess training needs and identify opportunities for curriculum development Develop and deliver training materials for new hire and up-training classes Develop and administer knowledge assessment testing Review existing curriculum and recommend improvements Conduct needs analyses and interacting with our partners to identify ongoing training needs Interact with all departments to ensure current information is included in training Design new course materials utilizing a variety of instructional design approaches (ADDIE model), adult learning principles, training delivery methodologies and content development systems Perform other duties and travel as required.

March 2017 - August 2017

Web Developer / Instructor-Japan

Premier Concierge Experts(npo)

Develop and build web pages using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. Develops user interface features, site animation, and special effects elements. Defines work process steps that need to be taken for individual projects. Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies specifications. Leads the effort to specify, improve, and implement the functionality of the website. Troubleshoots user, hardware, and software problems. Collaborates directly with users, in-house writers, graphic artists, and engineers. Ensures timely updates and on-going maintenance of websites and online services. Documents development decisions and processes thoroughly. May oversee or supervise others.

March 2016 - March 2017

Multimedia instructor

RCS Corporation (npo)- Tokyo, Japan

Multimedia instructor - Tasks generally include: Designing Cross culture products English communication apps,( 2020 Olympics Tokyo) meeting with clients to establish their expectations and needs; advising clients on what is technically possible and producing a proposal including, for example, the range and scope of the work and realistic timescales and costs; assembling a development team and keeping them updated on the project; creating design ideas using computer-based design packages; collaborating with other specialists, writers, animators, artists, sound engineers and programmers; liaising with account managers and technical staff on behalf of the client and, where applicable, ensuring clearance and copyright; authoring files into a single program; testing and adjusting final programs; producing finished design work and presenting final designs to clients; observing company policy in terms of producing and archiving product documentation, as well as any reports and recommendations; gaining final sign-off from the client; agreeing on the upgrading of the product or website with the client. use a variety of tools. Industry-standard computer design packages include: Adobe Illustrator; InDesign; Photoshop; Director; Dreamweaver; Flash and Flash 3D Animator; Apple Final Cut Pro; Js/ html5 / css.

Apr 2016 - Dec 2016

Education

College of Education, Private University Chicago USA

EDD/PHD,LEADERSHIP: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
2019- ongoing

University of Leeds

Master of Arts(Postgraduate)
MA Learning, Technology and Education
2017- 2019

University of Hull

Bachelor of Science

Computer Science -BSc Web Design and Development

2012 - 2014

BridgeTEFL

TEFL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification

2009

Skills

Teaching Skills
  • Adaptability
  • Time Management & Patience
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Tech Fundamentals & Creating Exams
  • Teamwork& Create a Positive Learning Environment
  • Organization & Curriculum Knowledge
  • Education Plans
  • Supervision & Public Relations
  • Teaching
  • Verbal Communication & Training
  • Positive Attitude & Engaging Personality and Teaching Style
  • High Expectations & Professional
Web Design and Development / Coding work

Curriculum Taught

Company Teaching role Curriculum
Athena Academy Homeroom Teacher US Common Core Standard
Beijing Insitiute of Petrochemical Technology University. Assistant Lecturer BA English
RCC- Beijing Senior Teacher ( Homeroom teacher) IELTS / ELS
UP Street English English Teacher Kids and Adults ELS ( Homeroom teacher) IELTS / ELS
NPO GLAD ICT English Teacher / ELS Teacher (HOMEROOM) ELS / ICT Teacher
Handan Education School Teacher, Instructor (ELT, Conversational English), Other Education / Teaching, Training ELS / GCSE

Teaching experience

Japan

Within Japan I also held the role of "Teacher Trainer", the videos below show a demo class of me working with a Japanese teacher to train Japanese and foreign teachers on best working practices.

Japan

Teaching in Japan, I worked with NPO under the Japanese Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education and Osaka City Board of Education. I have worked from kindergarten level to Junior high school.


China

In China I worked with private schools and government institutions. I have worked from kindergarten level to university, within Wenzhou , Beijing ,Shanghai.

My life at home London

University Graduation Days

Univeristy of Hull and University of Leeds

Univeristy of Hull University of Leeds

Educational software

On top of teaching I develop educational software, I also do the following:

  1. Develops education content
  2. Develops education application
  3. Develops digital platforms for education
  4. Educational Technology Consultants
Design space 1 solutions ltd Below is our first education application that is in development

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