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Assistant Special Education

Location:
Fort Meade, MD
Posted:
June 28, 2018

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MICHELLE H. PLOOF

****A Lauffer Court, Fort Meade, MD 20755 (c): 319-***-**** ac515m@r.postjobfree.com

DEGREES

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

M.A. Spanish/TESOL and Applied Linguistics, May 2012

M.A. Research Paper: Students’ Beliefs and Responses Regarding the Use of L1 for the Teaching of Foreign Language Grammar

B. A. Spanish and Portuguese, December 2009

TEACHING CERTIFICATION

Maryland Educator Certificate

Type: Advanced Professional Certificate

Areas: World Languages - Spanish PreK-12

ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) PreK-12

Ancillary Credits: Special Education and Reading 6

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Northeast High School, August 2016-until present

Focus: Spanish as a Foreign Language (as Spanish Instructor)

Courses: Spanish II and Honors Spanish III

Hawkeye Community College, Spring 2013-until present

Courses: Elementary Spanish I (FLS-151), Elementary Spanish II (FLS-152)

Latin American History and Culture (CLS-150)

Latin American History and Culture – WEB Course/Distance Learning (CLS-150)

Project: Intermediate Courses Curricula Design – CurricuNet – Department of Education

University of Northern Iowa, Spring 2010-Spring 2015

Focus: Spanish as a Foreign Language (as Spanish Instructor)

Courses: Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1001), Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1002),

Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 2001), Oral and Written Spanish (SPAN 2002)

Culture & Intensive English Program, University of Northern Iowa, Spring I 2012

Focus: English as a Second Language

Groups: Reading IV and Listening & Speaking IV

YMCA, Grundy Center, IA, February-March, 2012

Focus: Spanish as a Second Language and Culture (six weeks extracurricular program)

Groups: After school program for ages 5 to 12

CNA (Centro Norte Americano) - English and Spanish Languages Institute, Cuiabá, Brazil, 2003-2004

Focus: English as a Foreign Language

Groups: Young and Adult learners

Levels: Beginner and Intermediate

The Kids Club-Fun Languages, Cuiabá, Brazil, 2002-2004

Focus: English as a Foreign Language

Groups: Ages 3 to 12

Ibero Americano School, Cuiabá, Brazil, 2002-2004

Focuses: English as a Foreign Language, and Instrumental English

Grade levels: Kindergarten to High school

Why Not English Language Institute, Cuiabá, Brazil, Fall 2001

Focuses: English as a Foreign Language, and Intensive Portuguese as a Second Language

Groups: Adult learners

Levels: Beginner and Intermediate for English; all levels for Portuguese

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture Summer Institute training, Goucher College, Townson, MD (June 18-22, 2018).

AACPS Professional Growth & Development programs (2016-2017):

-Living and "DI"-ing with Technology: Using Technology to Differentiate and Accommodate

-AVID Educator Training - WCL Teachers

-High School Beginning Teacher Seminar: Formative Assessments

-Teaching & Learning Institute I: Establishing a Quality Learning Environment

-Google Classroom and Google Sites PD

-Beginning Teacher Seminar: Formal Observation and Lesson Planning

-New /Non-Tenured World Language Teacher Support Sessions

-YouTube Live (streaming) & Google Hangouts PD

-Special Topics for New Teachers

-Professional Development for WCL Teachers

“Using Technology in Second Language Teaching,” CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (July 14-18, 2014).

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE APPOINTMENTS

Graduate Assistant: Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa

General Assistance: Iowa Writing Project, Hispanic Story Project, and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, Fall 2011

Teaching Assistant: Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Northern Iowa

Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1002): Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011

RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENTS

A.Publication

Olivares-Cuhat, G., & Ploof, M. H. (2017). “Role of Working Memory among Non-traditional Foreign Language Students.” Universitas, 12(2016-2017) – Universitas The University of Northern Iowa Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.

B.Research and Workshop Presentations

“Using Technology Mediated Task Based Language Teaching to Support L2 Learning and Working Memory Capacity.” Workshop given at 2nd New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching Conference, University of Granada, Spain (May 17-18, 2018).

“Having Fun: Integrating Technology, Task-based instruction and Memory.” Workshop given at 2018 Maryland Foreign Language Association Spring Conference, Worcester Technical High School, Newark, MD (March 24, 2018).

“Innovative Practices: Enhancing L2 proficiency and student engagement through CALL technologies.” Presentation at HACU 12th International Conference, San José, Costa Rica (March 29-31, 2017) – HACU Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.

“Role of Working Memory among Non-traditional Foreign Language Students.” Paper presented at:

Perdue Languages and Cultures Conference 2016, Perdue University, West Lafayette, IN (March 4-6, 2016).

at 3rd Annual Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, AZ (March 28-29, 2014).

“Promoting Students Engagement and Proficiency through Technology Enhanced Instruction.”

Guest Workshop presenter during Fall 2015 Faculty Training week at North Iowa Community College, Mason City, IA (August 25, 2015).

Workshop given at 14th Annual Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conference, University of Indiana, Tucson, AZ (March 6-7, 2015).

“Communication, Engagement and Technology: A Great Trio.” Presentation at 2015 Statewide Teaching and Learning Conference, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA (April 8-10, 2015).

“El baúl de las sorpresas.” Workshop given at 2014 Conference – Iowa World Language Association (IWLA), Des Moines, IA (October 10-11, 2014).

“Let’s Move: Four Corners and Participation Sticks.” Presentation at Teaching Tips TESOL CLUB Roundtable, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (March 31, 2014).

“Developing Working Memory in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Workshop given at 45th Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Columbus, OH (March 14-16, 2013).

“Cultural Connections through Latin-American Dances: Samba and Salsa.” Paper presented at The Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference on Lusophone and Hispanic Linguistics, Literature, and Culture. University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN (March 24, 2010).

C.Attended Conferences

2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Phoenix, AZ (October 8-9, 2014).

**Competitor at Programming Contest at 47th Annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, Verona, WI (April 25-26, 2014).

9th Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL) held in conjunction with The 13th Annual Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference, Ames, IA (September 16-17, 2011).

42th Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Minneapolis, MN (March 4-6, 2010).

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

ACTFL American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language

MFLA Maryland Foreign Language Association

MD TESOL Maryland Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages Association

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honors Society

Phi Lambda Beta Portuguese Honors Society

VOLUNTEER

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference, Cedar Falls, IA (October 4, 2014) by assisting with organization and technical support at “Computer Science & Robots” Workshop.



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