2003-2004 Secondary ELA Teacher 2004-2010 Curriculum Advisor / Coordinator of an IB School (Palestine)
In 2003, I graduated from SUNY Brockport with a dual degree in English and a Secondary Education. Upon graduation, I worked at a private learning center under the direction of an Educational Therapist/Psychologist and learned a lot about how the brain rewires itself and is continually changing. It is there that I decided to get training in Balametrics, different methods of cognitive skills training and became proficient in administering Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Detroit Test of Learning Aptitude. I enjoyed testing and preparing a personalized learning plan for the students that I tutored 1:1. The work I do, the resources I create rely heavily on a brain-based approach. Masters in Creative Studies.
Google Certified Educator Flipped Learning Certification with Jonathan Bergmann
Google Certified Educator Flipped Classroom Certification Montessori Teacher Certification Right Brain Kids Certification Educational Therapy (DTLA, Brigance, Peabody Picture Vocabulary) BS in Secondary Education (English) Languages: English, Turkish, Arabic
The educational landscape is changing. We are moving away from what most of us knew as the traditional classroom and moving into a more digitally enhanced learning environment. The role of teachers is changing from the ones with the knowledge and information to the one who plans and facilitates learning opportunities. This takes a different skill than what was expected of teachers before. My mission is supporting educators to help their students thrive. By integrating meaningful technology, problem-based learning, and implementing differentiating/personalized learning strategies, I help students gain the confidence to succeed in learning and life. Read More...
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Music, Instrumental Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Psychology, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Psychology, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Coaching, Early Intervention, School Psychology, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community