Developed and implemented engaging, effective lessons in World Geography and AP Human Geography for a heterogeneous group of ninth through twelfth grade regular and special education students. Designed and implemented an interactive unit on plate tectonic movement, air and weather and the Industrial Revolution incorporating the Hunger Games. Technology and hands-on activities were integrated to foster student engagement and learning. Created an online classroom using Schoology (access code P6MP8-Z8NSM). Worked collaboratively with other teachers and professionals to create effective lessons that met the learning needs and abilities of all students. Introduced QR Code Reader Apps to students, then incorporated QR Codes during lectures, as well as provided on homework worksheets to increase student understanding. Attended parent conferences, faculty and team meetings, and district professional development days. Collected meaningful data including pre/post assessments and a variety of formative assessments to chart student growth. Actively participated in activities which included: creating curriculum for teachers at district level, assessing student progress, assigning grades, taking attendance, bus and hallway duty, keeping parents/guardians informed through timely grade updates, daily or weekly progress reports/behavior charts, phone calls and email.
Inquiry-based learning that focuses on student investigation and hands-on learning. A teacher's primary role is that of a facilitator, providing guidance and support for students through the learning process.
Presented at the Texas Council for the Social Studies 61st Annual Conference Educational Missions in Texas, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX A Cornucopia of Connections: Using the Hunger Games in the Social Studies
University of Houston Clear Lake ~ Bachelor of Art History with Composite Social Studies 9 - 12 certification Lamar University ~ M.Ed in Educational Technology Leadership
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