I am a Science teacher and I love teaching and sharing best practices with other educators.
My experience for more than fifteen years in the NYC public school’s system has afforded me the opportunity to work with regular education, gifted and talented, special education and English language learners. It is critical that all learners feel motivated to learn and the proper curriculum design could guarantee that all students’ preferences are addressed.
I am fascinated with curriculum development because this is the best way to design engaging practices for the teaching and learning environment. Most students enjoy working with technology and been part of GAE offers me an opportunity not only to engage my students but to turnkey these strategies with other educators. In my search to improve the teaching and learning environment I have been involved in a number of curriculum development programs. These include: Curriculum Development Common Core Embedded Task Bundles in which our team created units of study using technology embedded strategies to engage students in reading and writing, CCLS Text Complexity for the Comprehensive Science Institute that gave us an opportunity to share text analysis strategies with Science teachers, The Comprehensive Science Institute -Living Environment Common Core Curriculum Development project for the alignment of units of study in both CCLS and content standards, Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Training, United States Department of Energy: Developing Energy Smart Students Curriculum Project-Energy Bike Training, Biodiesel for Educators, Hydrogen Education in Middle School and the TIPS project: Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving through Educational Technology.
I am very happy to be a member of GAE because technology can help educators be a part of the change we would like to see in instruction.