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The 21st Century Skills movement has transformed teaching and learning in today's schools and classroom. These skills are essential for learning, literacy, and life. The symbols and questions in these checklists are designed to foster metacognition
Subjects:
Curriculum & Instruction, For All Subject Areas, Entrepreneurship
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Rubrics, Professional Development
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By Acacia Tree Learning
Taylor and edit this PBL planning template and calendar to meet your needs. These templates are part of the +1 Pedagogy curriculum. For more resources and information about the +1 Pedagogy curriculum, visit www.acaciatreelearning.com
Subjects:
Education, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Professional Development
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By Acacia Tree Learning
Taylor and edit this PBL planning template and calendar to meet your needs. These templates are part of the +1 Pedagogy curriculum. For more resources and information about the +1 Pedagogy curriculum, visit www.acaciatreelearning.com
Subjects:
Education, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Professional Development
$3.00
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By Acacia Tree Learning
A glyph is a collaborative activity that is fun to do with adults and students. In addition to conveying information nonverbally, glyphs can be used in many ways to get to know more about students. An image of something (person, house, food, object,
Subjects:
Character Education, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$3.00
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Acacia Tree Learning
This 21-page proposal highlights 9 essential components of a robust STEAM school. Taylor and edit this Google Doc to fit your school's needs. The 9 essential components are: 1) Vision, 2) Rationale, 3) Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, 4) Innovative
Subjects:
Specialty, Business, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Grant Proposals, Professional Documents, Science Centers
$25.00
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Acacia Tree Learning
This diagram serves as a guide for online learning. Students will engage with content and retain information much better when these principles are implemented. For more resources, visit www.acaciatreelearning.com
Subjects:
Education, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Professional Development
FREE
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By Acacia Tree Learning
Inclusion activities are designed to include all voices in the room. They build community in a quick and lively way, with each participant contributing to the task. They cultivate trust, belonging, and rapport and they can range in time and
Subjects:
Character Education, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Professional Development
$6.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Acacia Tree Learning
This Google folder has 30 templates that include sample PBL units and presentations, rubrics, an editable planning template and planning calendar, big ideas, essential questions, universal concepts, objectives organizer, and much more! The sample
Subjects:
Curriculum & Instruction, Education, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.5
$8.00
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Google Drive™ folder
By Acacia Tree Learning
Blackout poetry infuses visual art into poetry, thus creatively enhancing a poem's meaning. Blackout poems are created using the pages of old or new books. You can also use song lyrics, newspapers, or magazine articles. The purpose is to use the
Subjects:
Visual Arts, For All Subject Areas, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teacher in K-12 schools for 10 years (Oakland Unified School District and Los Angeles Unified School District). K-12 administrator for 3 years (Los Angeles Unified School District). University faculty for 4 years (CSU Dominguez Hills and UC Irvine). Currently coordinating the Master's and Credential Teacher Preparation Program at the University of California, Irvine. Learn more at www.acaciatreelearning.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE, ENGAGING, HANDS-ON, EQUITY MINDED, SOCIAL JUSTICE ORIENTED, COLLABORATIVE Trained in: Project Based Learning ∙ STEAM ∙ Google Apps ∙ Google Certified Educator ∙ Distance Learning ∙ Blackboard, Canvas, Google Classroom, Schoology, Zoom ∙ Curriculum Design ∙ Kaplan’s Icons ∙ Adult Learning Theory ∙ Unconference Models ∙ Gifted/Talented Education ∙ YPAR/Civic Engagement ∙ Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) ∙ Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through PBL/STEAM ∙ Advocacy for Undocumented Students ∙ Adaptive Schools ∙ Cognitive Coaching ∙ Habits of Mind ∙ RtI ∙ TCRWP ∙ Kagan Strategies ∙ Restorative Justice

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Inspirational Teacher Award (25 Teachers to Watch), United Way of Los Angeles

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., Liberal Studies - University of California, Riverside; M.A./Credential, Education - University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Educational Administration - CSU Dominguez Hills; Ed.D., Educational Leadership - University of Southern California

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AUTHOR OF TWO BOOKS: 1) Project-Based Learning Across the Disciplines: Plan, Manage, and Assess through +1 Pedagogy 2) Cognitive Upgrade: An Educator's Guide for Shaping Success (10 Principles for Maximizing Potential) INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE: I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures. Traveling also provides the benefit of enhancing knowledge and understanding of schools in a global context. The following countries have diversified my cultural lens while traveling: Africa – Tanzania and Kenya (I attended 5th and 6th grade in Kenya) ∙ China – Beijing, Tianjin, Hong Kong ∙ Netherlands – Amsterdam ∙ Italy – Venice and Bari ∙ Greece – Olympia, Mykonos, Athens ∙ Croatia – Dubrovnik ∙ Albania – Sarandë ∙ Tahiti – Bora Bora ∙ Puerto Rico – San Juan ∙ Caribbean Islands – Jamaica, Haiti, Aruba, Dominica, Cayman Islands ∙ Mexico – Cozumel ∙ U.S. Virgin Islands – St. John and St. Thomas ∙ Canada – Victoria and Vancouver

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