Adjunct Professor - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(College of Education)
Advanced Methods for Foreign Languages and Advanced Pedagogy for TESL
This cross-listed course is designed for educators who teach foreign languages and for educators who teach English as a Second Language. A variety of topics will be addressed in order to prepare second language teachers to become leaders as critical thinkers, mentors, advocates, second language researchers, and instructional and program leaders. Exemplar topics include the analysis of instructional methods and teaching strategies, theories of second language acquisition, mentoring, culturally-responsive teaching and best practices in second language teaching.
Adjunct Assistant Professor - University of Maryland University College in the Masters of Education in Instructional Technology (Part-time)
Foundations of Technology in Teaching and Learning - An introduction to the integration of technology in the schools focusing on how instructional technology affects and advances K-12 learning. Topics include principles of integrating technology to strengthen standards-based curricula, instruction, and assessment; selection of software and other technological materials; uses of technology for collaboration with school-related audiences; issues of digital equity and ethics; and strategies for using digital technology with special needs populations.
Web-Based Teaching and Learning: Design and Pedagogy - An examination of the theory that informs Web-based education and the implementation of best pedagogical practices. Challenges related to the original design and/or adaptation of effective Web-based instruction are explored. Focus is on developing the knowledge and skills to create multiple types of Web-based assignments and units for K-12 students using Web authoring software. Topics also include constructing evaluation tools to assess K-12 student learning outcomes across different content areas and grade levels. Strategies for effective online group collaboration are discussed and implemented.
Online Instructor, The Center for Faculty Excellence at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Revised and taught the eQuality Essentials Program for UNC Faculty to prepare them to teach online using the Sakai LMS. (Summer 2012 - 2015)
Professional Development Facilitator, LEARN NC
Develop, revise, and maintain ongoing professional development workshops using LEARN NC resources to teach information literacy, global education, self-guided professional development, and addressing state standards. Designed and facilitated Technology Tools for Global Education (2007-2009), a four-part series of face-to-face workshops conducted at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence.
Online Instructor and Course Developer, LEARN NC
Developed and taught Teaching World Languages Online (Fall 2008 and Spring 2009), a six-weeks, online professional development course to prepare foreign language teachers for online instruction. Co-authored several online courses including:
- Crossing Cultures: An introduction to cross-cultural understanding
- Adolescent Literacy Strategies: Mathematics.
- Develop and Teach Online Courses
Education Technology Consultant
Private consulting on the effective integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum for Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools (2007), Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (1999-2004) and Pitt County Schools (1999-2000); Technology Tools for Global Education for Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools (2007), Wake County Schools (2008),The Carolina Center for Educational Excellence (2008), and Onslow County Schools (2008).
N.C. Catalyst Program, K-12 education technology outreach program for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2002 – 2003), and East Carolina University (2003).
N.C. Teach Program, Summer Lateral Entry Program for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001-2002) and Lenoir-Rhyne College (2002).
French Teacher, Northwood High School, Pittsboro, N.C. 1989-1996.
- Taught 4 levels of French, establishing new courses for Levels 3-4.
- Coordinated and led annual student trips on10-day trips to France
- Created and moderated Academic Boosters Awards Banquet for high-achieving students
French Teacher, Central High School, Victoria, V.A., 1988-1989.
- Taught Level 1 French middle school and Levels 1-2 high school.
- Developed After-School French Immersion Program for Academically Talented fourth and fifth grade students