Terie Engelbrecht is a 14-year teaching veteran that started her teaching career at Wauconda High School in Wauconda, IL, and is currently employed at Marengo Community High School in Marengo, IL. Terie is also in her third year as the Science Division Chair at MCHS, and her second year in the role of Teacher Coach. She has enjoyed teaching a variety of sciences and social sciences to high school students, and courses she has taught include Biology, Earth Science, Physical Science, Advanced Biology, U.S. History, and Civics. Terie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Blackburn College in History with Secondary Certification, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. She has been CRISS trained, and has also been trained in a variety of critical thinking, vocabulary, and reading strategies through her district’s implementation of a reading and thinking strategy consultant for the past 3 years. As a result of this training, Terie is currently developing, field-testing, and implementing a differentiated curriculum for Marengo High School’s Biology classes that is designed to increase its rigor and relevance while meeting the needs of all learners at their current ability level. She is also piloting a one-to-one computing initiative in her district, and is currently integrating the use of current technology into her differentiated Biology curriculum, which can be seen at www.mrsebiology.weebly.com.
Presentation Title/Description: Differentiating Instruction for Today’s Learners
Learn how to use traditional methods combined with current Web 2.0 technology to differentiate instruction in your classroom, as well as promote independent learning and student reflection.
Dates & Times: Saturday, July 30th, 2011, 7:30am LA Time. Find more time zones here, http://www.timeanddate.com