English Gamechangers

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English Gamechangers
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Social media strategist turned high school teacher and instructional coach. Enthusiasm is infectious! Check out all of the cool and creative stuff I've got happening in my store to help you drive student engagement through the roof!
 
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By English Gamechangers
Look out below! Today we’re kicking off a full year of adventure to prepare for an action-packed class that you’ll never forget. Which team will reign supreme!?Your goal is to work with your teammates to successfully navigate your way through a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Collect the badges! Help students "level up" as they learn new content at their own pace! And maintain energy and momentum for your class with a powerful new arsenal of high-energy distance learning activities as you Bring the Fight to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Games
$10.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
By English Gamechangers
It's the first day back in your classroom! Do you go the traditional "two truths and a lie" route followed by awkwardly reading the syllabus aloud to a room full of sleepy teens? Keep dreaming!Wake up any tired back to school routine by turning your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$8.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Looking "TO BE" a class escape room pro but would prefer "NOT TO BE" on the hook for four separate product downloads? Fear not, brave educator. Methinks we've found just the resource for you: this massive download contains FOUR unique Shakespearean
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$30.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By English Gamechangers
The King has been murdered! Can you solve the mysteries of Inverness Castle to escape this cursed kingdom? Drive student engagement through the roof with this comprehensive Escape Room simulation in a race against the clock as students use knowledge
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$10.00
5
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Squad up to buff your brain and learn all there is to know about GROWTH MINDSET!You’ve airdopped right into the thick of an all-out race for supplies! Can you dig deep and bust open the Loot Llamas to collect all of the scattered materials before
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$10.00
6
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Happy Holidays!Looking to change the game on your December instruction? This three product bundle contains everything you’ll need to turn content from ANY unit into a holiday-themed series of student-centered activities (saving you 25% vs.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$15.00
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Happy Holidays!If your classes are anything like mine, I can say with reasonable assurance that far too often, peer review days typically fell into one of two categories: A) Joyless educational lumps of coal marked by dry, lifeless, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Looking for a way to add some seasonal fun to the writing process? Grab a set of RPG dice (or a free online dice roll generator) and turn ANY writing lesson plan into a student-centered activity where work products get so good, it's the gift that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Games
$7.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.34 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Imagine a class Escape Room in REVERSE. Where student teams compete to break IN to a new unit of study, teaching themselves by solving asynchronous BYOD puzzles in a race against their peers and the clock. Interested?I've had a ton of fun designing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$200.00
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
By English Gamechangers
The British Are Coming!!!It starts with a call to arms and a secret message from George Washington. From there, your students divide themselves into small teams to begin their apprenticeships in each of four American cities -- working to earn their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.64 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Trick or Treat!Looking to change the game on your October instruction? This three product bundle contains everything you’ll need to turn content from ANY unit into a Halloween-themed series of student-centered activities (saving you 25% vs.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$15.00
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Trick or Treat!If your classes are anything like mine, I can say with reasonable assurance that far too often, peer review days typically fell into one of two categories: A) Joyless educational "troubles" marked by dry, lifeless, and frustratingly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Looking for a way to take the fright out of the writing process? Grab a set of RPG dice (or a free online dice roll generator) and turn ANY writing lesson plan into a student-centered activity where work products get so good, it's scary!What's an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Games
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (0.34 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Looking for a seasonal twist on a centers activity? Say goodbye to the "Death by Lecture" approach and cackle "IT'S ALIIIIIIIVE!!!" as your unit jolts with student centered enthusiasm with this high-energy small group activities approach to back to
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Imagine a class Escape Room in REVERSE. Where student teams compete to break IN to a new unit of study, teaching themselves by solving asynchronous BYOD puzzles in a race against their peers and the clock. Interested? To borrow a line from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$10.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.14 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Ready to "fall" in love and make a "splash" with a game-changing new pedagogy that's guaranteed to put a "spring" in your step? Put the power of gamification to work for this seasonally spirited REVERSE escape room activity, guaranteed to add life
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$30.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Ready to make a "splash" with a game-changing new pedagogy? Put the power of gamification to work for this seasonally spirited REVERSE escape room activity, guaranteed to add life and energy to ANY content area or grade level. Turn *any* (yes, any)
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$10.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Ready to "Spring" into a game-changing new pedagogy? Put the power of gamification to work for this seasonally spirited REVERSE escape room activity, guaranteed to add life and energy to ANY content area or grade level. Turn *any* (yes, any)
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By English Gamechangers
Ready to "Fall" in love with a game-changing new pedagogy? Put the power of gamification to work for this seasonally spirited REVERSE escape room activity, guaranteed to add life and energy to ANY content area or grade level. Turn *any* (yes, any)
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$10.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Award-winning educator in high-needs urban high school -turned American Literature teacher and schoolwide instructional coach in a Catholic High School with a faculty of 100+. ASCD Emerging Leader Class of 2017. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council Member 2016-2018. Arlington Leadership Center 40 Under 40 Awardee, Class of 2017. Published author with Dave Burgess Consulting (2019) and national speaker. In less than two years in one of Maryland's lowest-performing public high schools, my high-energy, hands-on approach to student-centered classroom design catapulted my classes' High School Assessment scores to the highest across all subjects in the building, and moved our school to the second-highest scoring in the entire county. In my current role, I now teach two English classes and spend the rest of the day working with teachers across all disciplines and oversee our school's professional development program. Duties include: + Oversight of schoolwide Instructional Rounds twice annually + Lead facilitator of ongoing #ObserveMe peer-to-peer network of 40+ classrooms + One-on-one instructional coaching with teachers in every department + Curriculum writing in humanities and STEM + Research and support in BYOD and one-to-one device integration + 21st century literacy and research standards across all content areas + Individual teacher support with lesson planning and unit design. Basically, I'm like a personal trainer for teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

High-impact, high-enthusiasm, and high expectations! Leading with passion and excitement leads to remarkable levels of student engagement. Blending gamification and innovative student-centered lesson design with strategic use of instructional technology in the classroom to keep lessons lively and interactive.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Author, Dave Burgess Consulting (2019) ASCD Emerging Leader (2017) Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council (2016-2018) Arlington Leadership Center for Excellence 40 Under 40 Award Recipient (2017) Five time presenter at National Catholic Education Association Annual Conference (2015-2019) Five time presenter at Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference (2015-2019) Keynote Presenter at University of Notre Dame Play Like a Champion Today Annual Conference (2016) Four time presenter for the Arlington Diocese annual day of high school teacher professional development (2014-2017) Crossland HS Principal's Award for Excellence (2012) Crossland HS Vice Principal's Outstanding Educator Award (2012) Crossland HS New Teacher of the Year (2011) Classroom included in national commercial re: technology in class (2014) Classroom featured on ABC7 News re: school visit to White House (2012)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. English, The Catholic University of America Graduate with University Honors Scholar distinction M.A. English, The Catholic University of America M.A. +15. Concentrations in Shakespeare, film studies, creative writing Selected for 2010 teaching cohort with The New Teacher Project Maryland State Certified Teacher Virginia Catholic Educators Association Certified Teacher

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I spent five years in social media before making the jump to full-time teaching, and I've implemented a great deal of web-based technologies into my classrooms to meet the changing needs of the digital learner. When I'm not teaching, I run marathons and write screenplays. And devour any and all information related to school reform, 21st century teaching and learning, and education policy issues. Thanks for checking out my store!

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