I met with Sherri and her Vice Principal, Raine Bumatay in Sherri's ESL and U.S. Citizenship classroom. Raine shared her vision for a Citizenship website that would serve as a central resource for teachers, students and community partners in the Fresno area. After some discussion about the feasibility of such a large undertaking, it was decided that the project would have the narrower focus of providing government & citizenship EL Civics curriculum for FAS teachers.
Sherri will mentor and work with three teachers -- one of whom is a former TIMAC Mentor herself -- to achieve her project goals. She is exploring whether to use Weebly or Google Sites to develop the website and will work closely with her EL Civics Coordinator/Former TIMAC Mentor/Mentee, Susan Guzetta to identify appropriate materials and resources for the site.
With a clear project goal, the support of her administrator and three dedicated mentees, Sherri is on track to create a website that will improve accessibility to curriculum and encourage collaboration among FAS citizenship teachers.
Visit OTAN's Fall 2013 Online Connection to read an article about Sherri's participation in OTAN's 2012-2013 Teaching Academy (OTAC).