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Spanish linguistics and Latino culture: IPEE San Jose, Costa Rica,
Cultural Immersion in Dominican Republic 3 credits UC Santa Barbara,
Spanish Enhancement in Dominican Republic 3 credits University of
the Pacific, 1997
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction ESL, University of Massachusetts,
Spanish Language & Culture Immersion Experience 6 credits - 3 weeks
of instruction and cultural immersion in Costa Rica. Fitchburg State
Technical Writing for the Computer Industry Certificate Program
- 21 credit graduate program. Fitchburg State College, 1981
B.S.Ed - Magna Cum Laude - Fitchburg State College, 1979
Related Professional and Personal Experience: Technology, Curriculum
Development, and Teaching in a Variety of Classroom Settings
Communications, Inc. Create web pages including virtual tours
for the CommunityNet website. Work includes original photography,
photoshop image scanning and enhancing, html editing, and Internet
collaboratives. Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint which I use
to present students' and teachers' work at professional conferences.
Curriculum development to purposefully integrate technology education
and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
Distance learning course: Integrating Technology into the Inquiry
Based Classroom. Includes information retrieval through the Internet
using email, telnet, FTP, and World Wide Web formats, and application
of network resources for use in the classroom as well as for professional
December 1998. Presented technology for the CommunityNet
project to teachers and technology coordinators.
Universidad Nacional de Heredia, Costa Rica, November, 1998. Presented
to professionals involved in using networking to protect biodiversity
in Costa Rica.
Colegio Saleseiano Don Bosco, San Pedro Costa Rica, November,
1998. Networked with headmaster at Colegio Saleseiano Don Bosco
a private K-12 school to assist in developing potential projects
for the integration of technology in the classroom.
MAST, November 1998. Presented a workshop to teachers to demonstrate
how to use studentsš commununities and CommunityNet project to
purposefully integrate science, and technology into the curriculum.
MABE, March 1998. Presented in PowerPoint, "Acquiring English
through Technology" to assist educators with bilingual students
to use technology in the classroom to enhance the the acquisition
and development of English speaking and writing skills.
and developed the distance learning course: Integrating Technology
in the Inquiry Based Classroom.
Years Teaching Experience in Private and Public Schools Grades 5 -12,
Adults, and Distance Learning
Co-designed and developed CommunityNet,
a cross-curricula project involving the purposeful use of technology
in the classroom. EduTel Communications, 1998.
Designed, developed, and implemented "Acquiring English Through
Technology", which I used to teach bilingual students in
Methuen, MA, and presented at the 1998 MABE conference in Leominster.
Developed a coordinated and thematic curriculum for beginning
and intermediate ESL students - Clinton Adult Learning Center,
Co-facilitated workshops to present the thematic curriculum to
other ESL teachers - SABES (Systems for Adult Basic Education)
mini grant project, 1993.
Developed workplace curriculum to meet the language needs of employees
who spoke English as a second language and the company who employed
them - Whiting Company, Clinton, MA, 1993-1994.
Evaluated and revised math curriculum as part of the curriculum
committee at the St. Patrick School, Jaffrey, NH, 1991.
Classroom Teacher, grades 5 and 6:
Taught all classroom subjects in sheltered English while providing
appropriate support in Spanish. Increased parental involvement through
use of home learning packets in math and reading based on the research
of Joyce Epstein at The John Hopkins University, weekly phone contact,
biweekly newsletters and invitations to presentations in which their
children were actively involved. Methuen Public Schools 1996 - 1998
Teacher, Language Arts, grades 7 and 8, Math grades 5-8:
Taught grammar and writing skills with emphasis on process writing
approach. Taught large and small heterogeneous groups as well as
providing individual instruction. Utilized student tutors and collaborative
learning groups as well as teacher centered instruction. Organized
and chaperoned trips to Naturešs Classroom, as well as organized
and facilitated eighth grade graduation. St. Patrick School, Jaffrey,
Teacher, Grades 5 and 6:
Taught all subjects in a double graded classroom Organized and chaperoned
trips to Naturešs Classroom and worked with parents to plan and
implement fund raising activities. St. Maryšs School, Clinton, MA,
Provided beginning ESL instruction to Hmong and Latino students
who had varying language abilities and educational levels. Program
was student centered, using a variety of student and teacher constructed
materials, hands on activities, and collaborative learning groups.
Clinton Adult Learning Center, 1992-1996.
Provided instruction focusing on developing communication skills
necessary for success in the workplace. Developed curriculum to
meet the diverse needs of students from El Salvador, Puerto Rico,
and Mexico. Whiting Company, Clinton, MA, 1993-1994.
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