Professional Development

I am passionate about encouraging teachers to reflect and grow. In recent years, I have had the opportunity to facilitate the following professional development sessions.

TitleSynopsis
Getting Started with Computational Thinking in KGAn introduction to the NKCS Design and Technology curriculum objectives with attention to teaching debugging, algorithms, sequence, and patterns with BeeBots and BlueBots. Teachers participated in nine sample lessons for KG1-KG3.
Nanwai King’s College School, Wuxi, China. March 15, 2020
Developmentally Appropriate Technology in the Early YearsAn introduction to the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework. Groups explored various resources for the early years including: photography, videography, literature, talking pegs, BeeBots/BlueBots, FlipGrid, and curation tools.
Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) Technology Conference, October 18-19, 2019
Technology Integration in the Early YearsAn introduction to the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework with an emphasis on NKCS curriculum objectives for Design and Technology. Groups explored various resources for the early years including: photography, videography, literature, talking pegs, BeeBots/BlueBots, FlipGrid, and curation tools.
Nanwai King’s College School PD Day, September 29, 2019
Verbal Environment and BilingualismIntroduction to the dual-immersion model for language acquisition used at 3e International School as well as expectations for modeling positive language and promoting self-regulation through the verbal environment.
3e International School; August 4, 2018
Introduction to ChildFolioAn introductory training on using the ChildFolio platform for authentic assessment with a focus on making posts, sharing posts with parents, how to write meaningful observations, and tagging posts to curriculum objectives.
3e International School; August 8, 2017, August 5, 2018 
Using Children’s Literature Effectively in the ClassroomLooked at the characteristics of traditional, modern, and postmodern children’s literature by exploring the affordances and constraints of each era in today’s classrooms.
3e International School; March 2013
Facilitated weekly professional development sessions for 3e International School Sessions covered material such as curriculum implementation, assessment, social/emotional development, bilingualism, best practices for mathematics instruction, home-school partnerships, and Chinese cultural events. 
3e International School; August 2015-September 2018

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