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Cheryl R

Highland Junior High School- Gilbert, AZ

I am an NBCT with 12 years of teaching experience in Early Adolescence English Language Arts. I have served on a variety of standards and framework committees for NBPTS, CAEP, NASDTEC, TLI, and the AZK12 Center. I love blogging and interacting/collaborating in online spaces. In my district I serve on the curriculum design and policy committees. My most rewarding work beyond student engagement is mentoring and coaching. My fav pastime is travel, and hiking the canyons and trails of Arizona.


As a visual learner good videos make all the di...

As a visual learner good videos make all the difference in the efficacy of my practice. One of the best groups of videos are those in ATLAS (Accomplished Teaching Learning and Schools) a video library of accomplished teaching. These impactful videos include a variety of tagging- a set of standards or frameworks. For instance, ATLAS currenly has tagging for Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, National Board standards, Deeper Learning Competenciesand edTPA. PreService programs use the videos, and I plan to use them in my coaching as well site PD. Furthermore, the videos are accompanied by teacher commentaries that describe the classroom and student dynamics as well as an analysis of the whole lesson or unit of study- most of which does not appear in the 15 minute videos. To learn more, use the link below, and go to ATLAS.

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