Continuing Education

Jen Lopez

Jen López, is a licensed K-12 Spanish teacher and has been teaching high school Heritage Spanish courses for nine years. Over the years, she has worked to move her program from one focused on memorizing grammar rules and vocabulary to one that focuses on literacy skills that transfer to different courses and different areas of student's personal and professional lives. During the summer of 2019, she attended professional development with her school’s English department, and together they decided to implement a workshop model in their classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Her Heritage 1 classes include daily independent choice reading and choice writing activities. She has presented at MCTLC and CSCTFL and blogs about her workshop classroom.