I love sharing my experience in the classroom and working with other teachers! I am available for workshops, in-district trainings, and consultations. Here is a highlight of my professional presentations, webinars, and workshops.
If you have a cell phone, iPad, projector, or language lab, you may be asking yourself… now what? What can I do with these resources? How can I use them to enhance my lessons? In this webinar, we will look at some common technology resources and discuss simple, straightforward, and easy ways to integrate them into your lessons for improved student learning outcomes. Whatever tech resource you may have access to, you will come away from this webinar with concrete strategies and activities for making full use of them. National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) Professional Development Webinar, 2013
Teaching with Tablets: Using iPads to Deliver Instruction and Engage Students
Unsure how to use your tablet to teach? This session will demonstrate the use of tablets for teacher instruction and increased student engagement. The presenter will show how she has used an iPad effectively with her classes to present information, develop interactive activities, and better engage with students and parents. ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo, 2014 and Northeast Conference for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2014
Apps for the Four Skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening There are many apps out there, and figuring out which ones will be effective with your students is daunting! In this session, you will learn about apps that enhance student learning in the four skill areas. Student examples will be shown and ideas for incorporating apps into existing class work or projects will be discussed. Appropriate for teachers interested in iPad, iPod, or iPhone apps. Northeast Conference for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2013
Digitally Speaking: Free Resources to Improve Oral Proficiency
This session will focus on how to use free digital resources to improve oral proficiency. Participants will learn how to use a wide variety of websites to make speaking tasks engaging and fun, and how to share student work digitally through blog sites, thereby transforming class assignments into “published” work. ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo, 2012 and American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Annual Convention, 2012.
iPod Touches: What? Why? How?
iPod Touches are fantastic, relatively inexpensive little devices that have multiple applications in the world language classroom. From increased oral practice to handheld clickers to video cameras, having a set of iPod touches in your class will increase student engagement and interest while improving oral proficiency skills. This session may also be of interest to teachers in schools with iPads, as a variety of apps will be discussed that can be used on both devices. Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) Fall Conference, 2012.
In this workshop, participants will examine a variety of free technology tools and consider their use in classrooms. From blogs to digital speaking resources to classroom management tools to SmartPhones and Twitter, participants will look at a range of tech tools and begin creating projects and setting up class accounts. Participants will be able to transform their class into a tech-friendly environment that is purposeful and engaging for students. A basic level of comfort with technology is expected. Participants should bring laptops. Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) Fall Conference, 2012
New Technologies, Your Classroom… Let’s Go! Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) Summer Institute, 2012
Twitter for Professional Development Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) Fall Conference, 2011
Speak & Share Online Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) Fall Conference, 2011