Recent Presentations:
March 28, 2017 - "Technology for English Learners - Empower and Engage",  
University of North Carolina World View Seminar: Latin America and North Carolina. 
Participants learned how technology can transform instruction for ELs by enhancing and increasing academic achievement and accelerating language acquisition.  A variety of tools were presented that will enhance the learning process and equip learners as they enter a technology-rich global marketplace.

October 19, 2016 - "Technology for English Learners", NCDPI Training Session, Monroe, NC. 
Participants understood how digital tools can transform instruction for ELs and potentially accelerate English language acquisition. They explored a variety of digital tools for increasing academic achievement for ELs and redefined standard lesson plans by incorporating meaningful and purposeful use of instructional technology.  

July 26-28, 2016 - "Digital Tools to Support Academic Achievement for English Learners",
Growing Success for English Learners - NCDPI Annual EL Support Conference. 
Three-day course focusing on ways to integrate digital tools into the classroom to enhance instruction for ELs. Highlights include digital integration models, app fluency, and curating information from the internet. Participants explored digital tools in a hands-on, safe learning environment and learned how to explore, create, engage and connect to promote equitable access to content for ELs. 

April 13, 2016 - "Digital Tools to Support Academic Achievement for ELLs ", NCDPI Training Session, Clayton, NC.
Participants explored a variety of FREE digital tools to increase academic achievement for ELLs, understood how digital use can enable differentiation and transform instruction for ELLs, and analyzed and redefined standard lesson plans by incorporating meaningful and purposeful use of instructional technology.

March 21, 2016 - Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA), Greensboro, NC
Concurrent Session - "The Power of Blogging"
Presentation included a discussion on the reasons, purposes, and benefits of blogging in education, strategies to incorporate meaningful student blogging in the classroom as well the use and implementation of professional blogging.  Attendees explored the various blogging platforms and their appropriateness by grade level and/or purpose. Novice bloggers left with tips for creating a blog, while advanced bloggers obtained strategies and ideas for creative educational uses of blogging.

March 3, 2016 - NCTIES, Raleigh, NC  
Student Showcase - "Mooresville's Freedom Writers"
Mooresville High School’s Beginner and Intermediate ELLs - students who have been in the United States three years or less - showcased their accomplishments through blogging.

July 2015 - MGSD Summer Institute
  • "Writing/Blogging Across the Curriculum"
  • "Making Global Connections" - Co-Presented with Julie Buda, MGSD Elementary Teacher

July 2014 - MGSD Summer Institute
"Teaching the Outliers-ELLs, Exceptional Children and Academically/Intellectually Gifted Learners"
Co-Presented with MGSD Teachers, Kelly Hildebran, EC Teacher and Theresa Fulton, AIG Teacher

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