This is a comprehensive portfolio showcasing my work created throughout my experience as a student in the Masters of Foreign Language Teaching Program (MAFLT) at Michigan State University. Through the following presentation and documents I believe that you will gain insight into my identity as an educator and how I believe our current world language classrooms should operate to best prepare our students to become bilingual and serve as competent participants in today’s global society.
- MAFLT Program Reflective Essay: A detailed discussion of my studies in the program and how it has affected my language teaching practice.
- Resume and Curriculum Vitae: A current copy of my professional resume and curriculum vitae as well as a sample cover letter.
- Philosophy of Teaching: An essay outlining my beliefs and philosophy of teaching based on current research and pedagogy.
- Teaching Demonstration Videos: Sample lessons that I have taught reflecting how language and culture should be fused together and taught in the same lesson.
- Technology in the Classroom:A persuasive paper arguing the incorporation of technology in today’s schools as a means of closing the achievement gaps among students in today’s society. Additionally, I have included an example lesson plan integrating technology in the world language classroom.
- Assessment in the Classroom: A copy of an original unit assessment and an analysis and rationale evaluating the validity and worth of the assessment.
- Culture in the Classroom: A sample syllabus for a Spanish 2 high school course, example of a cultural lesson plan and an essay outlining my beliefs and philosophy of teaching culture in the world language classroom.
- Experiential Module Materials: A reflective essay describing my experience attending professional development workshops.I have also included additional lesson plans and presentation materials created from the workshops.
- Additional Evidence
- Textbook Review – Espresate Series
- Ethnographic Research Presentation and Article Review
- Linguistic Survey of Spanish
- Research Paper – “Effectiveness, Uniqueness and Implications for Instruction of SLA”