Teaching Experience of Kenneth John Odle

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Teaching Experience of Kenneth John Odle

Teaching Experience

  • Substitute Teacher — Portage Public Schools, 2015-16
    • Taught in all subject areas, grades 6-8
    • Taught primarily at Central High, West Middle, and North Middle
  • English Teacher — Kalamazoo Public Schools Summer Program, Summer 2013
    • Taught two sections of high school English as part of a credit recovery program
  • Physical Science Teacher — Battle Creek Public Schools, 1998-2001
    • Taught five sections of ninth-grade physical science
    • Mentored new and developing science teachers
    • Served on curriculum committee to write and implement new science curriculum
    • Served on textbook committee to evaluate and recommended new textbooks
    • Mentored and supervised two interns
  • Physical Science Teacher — Benton Harbor Area Schools, 1997-1998
    • Taught three sections of ninth-grade physical science in a 4 x 4 block

Teaching Certification — State of Michigan

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  • DA/DX
    • Astronomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Earth/Space Science
    • Ecology
    • Environmental Science
    • Forensic Science
    • Genetics
    • Geology
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Life Science
    • Limnology
    • Meteorology
    • Microbiology
    • Mineralogy
    • Oceanography
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Weather
    • Zoology
  • BA
    • Business Writing (offered for English credit)
    • Drama (Study of literature)
    • English
    • Grammar
    • Great Books
    • Language Arts (middle school only)
    • Literature
    • Poetry
    • Shakespeare
    • Writing for Publication (e.g. School Newspaper)
    • Writing
    • Yearbook
  • Computer Applications
    • Computers
    • Computer Applications
    • Computer Literacy
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • Keyboarding
    • Web Design: HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript
    • Word Processing
  • AP Biology

Presentations

  • Using Multicultural Literature to Teach About Social Justice
    • MLK Day, Western Michigan University, January 7, 2011.

    See also my resource pages on multicultural literature.

  • Mind the Gap: Teaching for Reading and Writing Success to the Male Brain
    • Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference, Lansing, Michigan, April 10, 2010.
    • Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference, Western Michigan University, November 6, 2009.

    You can view the presentation on my resource pages on boys and literacy.

Honors

  • Member, Sigma Tau Delta — Western Michigan University
  • Recipient, Nash Scholarship in English Eduction — Western Michigan University

Writings

Please see my writing portfolio.

How to Cite this Page:

  • Odle, Kenneth John. "Teaching Experience of Kenneth John Odle." kjodle.net. 30 June 2022. Web. 2 December 2022. <>