NYC Department of Education
ESL/ELA Teacher, ESL/ELA Team Leader, 8th Grade Team Leader
September 2008 — Present
Developed and implemented units and lesson plans aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, administered tests and evaluations, and analyzed student performance.
Worked with the principal to purchase and implement appropriate computer programs to support English language learning (Scholastic Read180, System 44, raz-kids.com).
Taught advisory classes to 8th grade students.
Participated in Questioning Strategies and Performance Based Assessment Task Professional Learning Communities to maintain a focus on developing critical thinking skills in the classroom.
Conducted in-house professional development presentations for my colleagues on instructional strategies aligned with CCSS to develop language along with higher order thinking in the content classroom.
Conducted parent workshops to help parents/guardians support language and literacy development at home and to advocate for student access to free learning opportunities online and through public libraries.
Developed and implemented a protocol for PLC inter-visitation and discussion.
Enrichment Activities Teacher
Glee Club: Trained students for bi-annual school performances that included vocals, instruments, and dance.
Theater: Collaborated with People’s Theatre Project Teaching Artists to prepare students for annual presentations of William Shakespeare plays performed at school and throughout the community.