About

SONY DSCMegan teaches Spanish to students in grades 6-8 in Minnesota. She is passionate about performance, proficiency, and incorporating socially-conscious curriculum. She has worked as a former world language curriculum facilitator for her district, currently serves as the Vice President of the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures, and collaborates with the Minnesota Department of Education to provide annual professional development to world language teachers. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Spanish, Spanish Education, and International Studies, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.


Publications

The Language EducatorPLCs Make It Possible: Providing an equitable student learning experience through the power of Professional Learning Communities – August/September 2018

GlobalGiving ViewpointsHow to Cultivate a Socially-Conscious Classroom – July 2018


Upcoming Professional Development Events & Presentations

June 11, 2019 – St. Paul Public Schools – IPAs and Immersion PD for DL/I Elementary

June 13-14, 2019 – Minnesota Department of Education – Performance+Proficiency = Classroom Possibilities for Native American Languages

August 22, 2019  – Minnetonka Public Schools – Assessing What Matters Using IPAs

August 26, 2019 – ISD 196: Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan Public Schools – Assessing What Matters Using IPAs

November 8, 2019 – ISD 196: Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan Public Schools – Assessing What Matters Using IPAs

January 17, 2019 – ISD 196: Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan Public Schools – Assessing What Matters Using IPAs


Past Professional Development Events & Presentations

April 11, 2019#langbookcafe Interview with Leslie Grahn

Performance + Proficiency = Classroom Possibilities Professional Development Series

  • December 1, 2018: I Can, Can You?
  • January 26, 2019: The Interpretive Dance
  • February 23, 2019: Let’s Get (Inter)personal!
  • April 13, 2019: Power Up the Presentational Mode

January 24, 2019  – The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Inaugural Webinar, sponsored by Vista Higher Learning – Speak up! Empowering the Interpersonal Mode in the Spanish Language Classroom

December 13, 2018 – ISD 196: Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan Public Schools – Assessing What Matters Using IPAs

November 16-18, 2018 – ACTFL Convention

  • Assembly of Delegates – Leading Change Conversations – How do we respond when educators aren’t willing to adopt effective practices?
  • Turning Students into Super Heroes with Integrated Performance Assessments!

October 29, 2018Vista Higher Learning Webinar – Rating Student Work in the Presentational Mode

October 26-27, 2018 – MCTLC Conference

  • Turning Students into Super Heroes with Integrated Performance Assessments!
  • Rate it! Assessing Student Performance

October 15, 2018Vista Higher Learning Webinar – Rating Student Work in the Interpersonal Mode

October 1, 2018Vista Higher Learning Webinar – Rating Student Work in the Interpretive Mode

August 2018 – MNTS Tamil School – Rate it! Assessing Student Performance

May 2018 – MNTS Tamil School – Assessing What Matters

April 2018 – Minnesota Department of Education – Rate it! Assessing the Presentational Mode

March 2018 – Benilde-St. Margaret’s Catholic Schools – Assessing What Matters

February 2018 – Minnesota Department of Education – Rate it! Assessing the Interpersonal Mode

February 2018 – Minnesota Department of Education – Rate it! Assessing the Interpretive Mode

December 2017 – Minnesota Department of Education – Assessing What Matters

October 2017 – Osseo Public Schools – Assessing What Matters

October 2017 – Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures State Conference – Speak up!

October 2017 – Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures State Conference – Measuring What We Value in the K-8 Classroom

September 2017 – Minnetonka Public Schools – Rating Student Performance

August 2017 – Minnetonka Public Schools – Rating Student Performance

July 2017 – In collaboration with Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures – Measuring What We Value K-8

April 2017 – Minnesota Department of Education – IP-Yay! Developing the Presentational Mode

March 2017 – Minnesota Department of Education – IP-Yay! Developing the Interpersonal Mode

February 2017 – Minnesota Department of Education – IP-Yay! Developing the Interpretive Mode

October 2016 – MCTLC Conference – Measuring What We Value

September 2016 – Minnesota Department of Education – IP-Yay! 8 Steps to Designing an IPA

October 2015 – Wayzata Public Schools Board Meeting – Using Digital Tools to Engage Students with the World

June 2015 – Minnetonka Technology Institute – Using Digital Tools to Engage Students with the World