Touro University TESOL Candidate Kristen Bergin’s Multilingual First Grade Grammar Guide

In the Touro University TESOL course EDPN 673 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language the infographic assignment aims to introduce instructional high-leverage practices to TESOL/Bilingual teacher candidates such as:

  • Systematically design instruction toward a specific goal
  • Adapt curriculum tasks and materials for specific learning goals
  • Teach cognitive and metacognitive strategies to support learning and independence
  • Provide scaffolded supports
  • Use explicit instruction

Kristen Bergin graduated from Saint Joseph’s College with her Bachelors in May 2021. She started her professional career as a substitute teacher for the Department of Education in Manhattan.

“As a teacher, it is my job to act as a guide in creating a rich environment for students to learn through my focus on high leverage instructional practices.”

Kristen Bergin, TESOL Candidate
Touro University, GSE

Infographic Description:

An infographic is a visual tool to provide information as a support for students. This infographic was created to support ML first-grade students in building a sentence. This infographic includes Spanish sentence building blocks to support all my first-grade students.

An infographic is a visual tool to provide information as a support for students.

Kristen Bergin, TESOL Candidate
Touro University, GSE

Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar, SIT Graduate, completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her 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 and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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