Touro TESOL Practicum Teacher Candidate Felicia Giaccone’s Website

Growth mindsetTouro TESOL Practicum Teacher Candidate Felicia Giaccone is “looking for a permeant school community that stands together, respects one another, and is fully invested in all of its students. I believe you will find me to be a dedicated individual who strives to instill motivation and confidence in my students. What I believe I will bring to a school community is passion, heart, enthusiasm, and organization. Despite all the challenges teachers face, it will always be my biggest passion. I strive to show colleagues and students my enthusiasm to continue to learn and further our knowledge together. I venture out to develop new innovative ways to teach the New York State curriculum. I would feel privileged to be a part of your school. I appreciate and thank you for your consideration.”

https://giacconefelicia.wixsite.com/website-2

Author: drcowinj

As an Assistant Professor & Practicum Coordinator for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education my focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), and Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). As the Practicum Coordinator, my Teacher Professional Practice identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning. In the framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into the seven New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Standards for teacher evaluation that are clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility (as framed in the Teachscape Danielson Rubric approved by New York State). I strive to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century education extends well beyond the classroom and incorporates online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language. I participate fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair Elect for the New York State, NYSTESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications (articles in Education Update), presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to me are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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