LT Starter Kit, 2015
Collaborated with 3 graduate assistants to design online space for new instructors that now serves as a process for teacher induction. LT Starter Kit houses opportunities for instructors to connect and resources from previous instructors including syllabi, links to learning management systems, rubrics and more.
Spanish 2 Hybrid Pilot, 2014
Designed a Spanish 2 hybrid course to be implemented 2013-2014 for grades 9-12. This course design blends face-to-face and online learning environments. The hybrid format afforded opportunities to leverage technology to support students with special needs and meet with them more one-on-one while challenging the mastery students to create using the language.
TIES Learning Loop Project, 2011
Contributed to an online resource designed specifically for world language teachers as a consultant.
NEA Learning and Leadership Grant, 2010
Hosted the 2010 MCTLC Winter Technology Workshop at Buffalo High School. Second language educators from around the state attending the full-day workshop focusing on technology integration in WL classroom.
Differentiated Instruction, 2009
Collaborated with departmental colleague on mastery & rehearsal tiered settings between us during a shared common prep (Spanish 1, 3rd hour). After 6 days of instruction, students were grouped according to the quiz results. The remaining 4 days of instruction resulted in tracked groups between two teachers. Data were collected and analyzed to shape future differentiated options in our district.
Online World Language environment (OWL), 2008
Surveyed membership of MCTLC and designed an online professional learning community tailored specifically to Minnesota teachers of second languages and cultures.
Central States Leadership Project, 2002
Attended the 2002 Central States Conference for language teachers included a pre-conference workshop on leadership for the Minnesota chapter. Ideas from this conference resulted in the development of the local email group created to communicate and advertise to membership.