About Me: resume

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Sushu Xia

3641 Arbutus Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303

OBJECTIVE To teach historical content knowledge that broaden students’ world-views, and to teach historical thinking skills enable students to effectively interpret and analyze their world.
EDUCATION Master of the Arts - Stanford University, Stanford CA June 2006-June 2007
  • Stanford Teacher Education Program: Secondary Education
  • California Preliminary Single Subject Credential in History/Social Studies
  • Specialty coursework in history education, literacy, ESL, heterogeous classrooms, and working with students with special needs.

    Bachelor of the Arts - University of Chicago, Chicago IL Sept 2002-June 2006
  • Majors: History (honors) and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • History coursework included modern European history, Japanese history, and Chinese history, art, and literature.
    Teacher, Fremont High School, Sunnyvale CA Sept 2006-Present
  • Designed and implemented standards-based, document-based curriculum for 10th grade World History class in a blocked schedule
  • Integrated multimedia in classroom instruction, such as YouTube and PowerPoint
  • Applied heterogeneous classroom techniques to foster primary document analysis

    Co-Teacher, Buchser Middle School, Santa Clara CA Summer 2006
  • Co-designed 6-week summer school history class on the theme of immigration
  • Engaged 7th and 8th grade students in group work and reading primary documents

    Teacher, Stanford Chinese School, Palo Alto CA 2003-Present
  • Taught Chinese as a heritage language in a weekend Chinese school.
  • Designed a Powerpoint curriculum to teach Chinese History (10th/11th grade)
  • Integrated art history, religion, and Chinese history into the reading of Journey to the West (5th-10th grade) Neighborhood Schools Program, Chicago IL 2003-2004
  • Assisted elementary school computer lab teacher in devising activities to advance math and language skills through use of computer resources
    President, UChicago Japanese Animation Society, Chicago IL 2004-2006
  • Chaired the first and second annual UChicago Japanese Animation Convention
  • Graphics design and dissemination of successful Convention PR campaign
  • Coordinated speakers from Vancouver and New York
  • Created a weekly social environment for fans of Japanese animation
  • Created and maintained organization website and wiki

    Education Intern, San Francisco Asian Art Museum Summer 2005
  • Designed supplementary educational materials for docent training sessions
  • Wrote online Chinese Pronunciation Guide with CSS and Javascript

    Media Assistant, Chicago IL 2002- 2003
  • Digitized slides and captured video clips of Chinese film into quicktime files.
  • Translated of Chinese dialogue into English
  • Worked with Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS for web-design
  • Fluent in modern and classical Chinese, basic in Spanish and Japanese
  • Model UN at the University of Chicago, Science Olympiad, Chinese Calligraphy
  • knitting, sewing, cooking, drawing comics and figures, event organization,