I have taught four years of Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 at the middle-school level in central Virginia. I've served as a World Langauge Department Chair and helped with curriculum and exam development for my school division. I currently work in training and professional development.
I teach a learner-centered class based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. I love utilizing technology in the classroom as a way to build 21st century learners, make authentic cultural resources accessible, and bring my students' learning to a greater audience. I also believe in the higher-level thinking and ownership that comes with project-based learning. Technology and PBL are tools that help me focus on the end-goal of improving student communication and cultural awareness with a positive, engaging, and welcoming classroom environment.
TCMS Wolfie Award Winner - SAMR Technology Award
University of Notre Dame - B.A. - Romance Languages and Literature, Political Science - 2009; University of Virginia - M.T. - Curry School of Education - Foreign Language Education K-12 - 2013
I donate a portion of my profits from Teachers Pay Teachers to educational initiatives and organizations in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Thank you for helping me to give back to my community. Follow me on Twitter @SraErwin and at languageclassengaged.com!