3rd year teaching in Chinese Immersion program.
Student-centered, hands-on, interactive and independence-fostering
University honors in Elementary Education; Presented at the 38th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students Presented at the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference Presented at the National Chinese Language Conference in 2016 in Chicago.
B.S. in Elementary Education at Northern Illinois University
Ms. Xiong graduated from Northern Illinois University with University Honors in Elementary Education in 2014. She also obtains ESL, bilingual and middle school endorsements. During her undergraduate years, Ms.Xiong had focused a lot on not only language acquisition pedagogies in the classroom but also power relations, civil rights and immigration issues that have great impacts on today's language learners. She and her professor, Dr. James Cohen, also have presented at the 38th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students on The Model Minority Mindset and Its Implications in the Classroom. Ms. Xiong started working as a language resource teacher in the Chinese Immersion program in School District 54 right after her graduation. She worked with students across the grade levels covering all subjects. Now, as a 5th grade classroom teacher, Ms.Xiong is really tackling challenges with language acquisition in higher elementary levels. She is also part of the program's curriculum writing force. In the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference, she presented on adapting daily 5 guided reading in the immersion classroom with her co-worker.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, World Language, Chinese, Foreign Languages, Classroom Management, Writing, For All Subjects, Test Preparation