2017 TELL Collab Participants


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  • Profile picture of Brooke Morrow
    Brooke Morrow
    American Sign Language Teacher Churchill HS Level I-IV Teaching experience: 10 years
    More about me:
    Hello! My name is Brooke and I have been teaching in San Antonio at Churchill HS for 10 years. I started the ASL program for my district 10 years ago. I was one of six people in the State of Texas chosen to re-write the ASL TEKS. I currently hold a AAS in Interpreting for the Deaf from SAC, BA in Psychology from Texas A&M Kingsville, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Special Education from Abilene Christian University, and a Principal Certification from Lamar University.
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    John Cadena
    Japanese Instructor, WL Department Chair James Madison High School, North East ISD, San Antonio, TX Japanese 1 - Japanese 4 AP Teaching experience: 10 years
    More about me:
    I teach Japanese at a large, public urban high school in South Texas. I love using Twitter and the power of the #langchat online community to broaden my horizons and expand my PLN. I proudly joined the #langchat team as a co-moderator in early 2015, and I'm always excited to work with other WL teachers locally and globally to improve my craft and contribute to the rich collaboration happening in our field. In my classroom laboratory, I am exploring how to: deliver comprehensible input from engaging authentic resources; deepen my toolbox of input strategies; build students' literacy in a different-script language; measure that all students are participating in and comprehending instruction; and increase my effective use of TL in the classroom.
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    Meredith White
    Spanish Teacher Gwinnett County Schools, Atlanta, GA Spanish I & II Teaching experience: 10 years
    More about me:
    (B.A. Spanish, B.S. Foreign Language Education, M.Ed. Foreign Language Education) Hi there! A fourth-generation public educator, I've taught Spanish in private, public, and charter environments in GA and TN for 10 years and LOVE my career. Interacting with students in the language and integrating authentic resources so that students can USE the language are my favorite everyday aspects -- utilizing proficiency within those have really shifted my teaching practices and mentalities for the better, thanks to the TELL Collab. 2015. Therefore, I truly can NOT wait to see everyone for a third meet-up in Austin! Meaningful, relevant professional development has become one of the aspects I treasure most in this crazy career of ours. See you all soon!
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    Sarah Pieper