Amy Sobkowicz

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Amy Sobkowicz

Highly Qualified Status Spanish Teacher / Master of Arts K-12 Spanish Bilingual / Certified Illinois, Ohio, Indiana

  • Foreign Language, French, Spanish
  • United States
  • Updated 6 months ago
  • Fluent: Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguguese
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • 04/2020 - Still Employed
    Family Relationship Manager in Office of Enrollment Management at Pearson Online-International Connections Academy (TekWissen, Inc.)
    . Having made a career in education, as a World Languages Teacher, and as a parent myself, I have the pleasure of advising parents about Pearson’s K-12 distance learning opportunities for families who wish to keep their children home this coming academic year, 2020-2021. Many parents are uncertain and frightened over their home school districts’ uncertain plans for reopening schools during this COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is searching for a safe, successfully proven accredited alternative. I have the opportunity to share with them that, virtual can certainly be the best education option in the United States as well as among many countries.
  • 10/2016 - 03/2019
    Admissions Advocate II at ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION - Chamberlain/DeVry University
    ●RN-BSN ●RN-BSN-MSN ●Identified and sold the Chamberlain University Degree Programs / 500 students identified and resolved financial constraints, time commitment, and educational pursuit obstacles ● Evaluated student applications for goal alignment with degree-program objectives. Conducted related admissions testing and monitored document production ● Prepared and delivered international transcript evaluation trainings to admission advisor team ● Conducted competitive intelligence data collection in conjunction with marketing departments ● Summarized findings and made recommendations to address identified areas of opportunity ● Created and delivered various internal training sessions for up to 350 students AWARDS ● Team MVP Award recipient registered and arrived most students during four session periods ● Team TEACH Award recipient in recognition of superior training quality ● Team Spirit Award recipient exhibiting a high degree of charisma and enthusiasm
  • 08/2012 -10/2016
    Permanent Bilingual Substitute Teacher at CUSD 200 Wheaton (Wheaton, Illinois)
    Common State and National Core Standards Delivered curriculum and assessments based upon regular classroom teacher instructions
  • 08/2012 - 10/2016
    Permanent Bilingual Substitute Teacher at Consolidated School District 300 Carpentersville (Carpentersville, Illinois)
    Common State and National Core Standards Delivered curriculum and assessments based upon regular classroom teacher instructions
  • M.A.T: 02/2008 - 06/2013 // B.A.: 06-1988 - 08/1991 // Elgin Community College: 08/1987 - 05/1988
    M.A.T., B.A., // State of Illinois PEL / State of Ohio PEL / Recipricol PEL State of Indiana at National-Louis University, Northern Illinois University, Elgin Community College
    Elgin Community College: First Year College General Education Transferology Classes Northern Illinois University: Major; Spanish Business and Translation / Minor: Latin American Studies National-Louis University: Master of Art Cohort – Secondary Education – Domain: Spanish Bilingual Education

Description

Please enjoy reviewing a most basic of first lessons in my Spanish I class:  Below is a State Standard Report for Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.  After review of this lesson, you will have an idea of the layout of a class taken with me.  This is a general layout expectation and applicable to most 56 minute Spanish, French, ELL and ELA courses I teach. Note: A block schedule includes more activities as time is lengthened.

STATE STANDARD REPORT

CLASS INFORMATION:

Teacher: Sra Amy Sobkowicz / Spanish Level I / Grade 9 / Lesson I – Topic (Grammar): -ar ending verbs

RATIONAL:

How can we correctly use -ar ending verbs with subject pronouns in the present tense so we can make comprehensible and educated sentences (in Spanish)?

LEARNING TARGETS / SPECIFIC GOALS/OBJECTIVES FOR TODAY’S LESSON:

↦Explain and answer Essential Question above.

↦Learn how to correctly match present tense -ar endings with our subject pronouns.

↦Conjugate -ar ending verbs to speak and write sentences in the present tense (in Spanish)

STANDARD: The Five C’s Standards for Foreign Language Learning

↦Communication 1.1, 1.2

↦Acquiring New Information 3.2

ACTIVITIES/TASKS TO COVER GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

Take out a blank sheet of paper, preferably blank copy paper.  We will be making a full grammar chart, with all subject pronouns and their corresponding present-tense -ar ending verb endings.

LEARNING TARGETS:

By end of lesson, students will be able to form a basic comprehensible present-tense sentence (in Spanish), incorporating subject pronouns and a simple/regular -ar ending verb (Hablar).

TEACHING STRATEGIES/INTERVENTIONS // DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENT NEEDS:

Throughout class activities, I am checking to make certain all students understand the Essential Questions.  I utilize a multisensory approach of instruction to meet a wide-range of individual learning styles.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Success will be shown by the following: Students will be given a blank chart just like the one they have seen each day of the week during this lesson.  The -ar ending verb given to students is HABLAR.  Students will fill in the chart correctly with all subject pronouns and matching correct -ar ending of this verb. Extra credit (5pts) will be offered: Write a complete sentence using the correct subject pronoun and matching -ar ending of the verb Hablar.

 

RESOURCES / MATERIALS / ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

NOTE: IN-CLASSROOM = use of Smart Technology: Smartboard / Smart Docs

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: Computer generated docs: PowerPoint / Google Docs / Word

Textbook: Avancemos, Unit 1, Lesson 1

Textbook: Realidades, Unit 1, Lesson 1

REFLECTIONS OF THE LESSON

Students had a lively and engaging multisensory approach to learning -ar ending verbs.  They are now ready to utilize this newly acquired ending with real Spanish words.

 

REFLECTIONS OF THE LESSON

Students had a lively and engaging multisensory approach to learning -ar ending verbs.  They are now ready to utilize this newly acquired ending with real Spanish words.