Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement
Presenter: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
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Join AMLE and Corwin author, teacher and expert, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, as we learn about the power of student engagement from the voices of the young adolescents we serve!
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher. She is the author of such books as: Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement, DIY for Project Based Learning for ELA and History, DIY for Project Based Learning for Math and Science, Writing Behind Every Door: Teaching Common Core Writing in the Content Areas, 'Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers.
She has been a staff blogger for Edutopia since 2008 and shares all things middle school at www.tweenteacher.com. She has been a proud member of the National Writing Project since 2008.
Heather is passionate about Project Based Learning and believes the Maker Movement for teachers is in curriculum design. Heather believes curriculum design itself should tell a story, and she helps her students craft the tale.
Heather lives with her husband and two boys in Los Angeles where they play Dungeons & Dragons every week, building their crossover stories and adventures together. Follow Heather on Twitter: @tweenteacher