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NESA Webinars

NESA Spring AERO Webinar Series

12 WEBINARS BETWEEN JANUARY 27 - MARCH 1, 2021

3:00-4:00pm (Athens, GMT+2)

WITH

ERMA ANDERSON · CHRISTINE BROWN · CHRIS CHARNITSKI · KATHY MORABET ·
STEVI QUATE · ANITA REILLY · KATRINA THEILMANN · NAOMI WOOLSEY

FOR ENTIRE SCHOOL FACULTIES

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL

Project AERO is offering a series of online opportunities focused on planning and instructional practices that support teaching and learning during the COVID Era in face-to-face, hybrid or remote settings. Join these sessions for help navigating these particularly challenging times.




Webinar Dates

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January 2021
MATH (K-6)27
February 2021
MATH (K-6)310
SOCIAL STUDIES (K-5)411
SCIENCE16 (K-5)23 (6-8)
WORLD LANGUAGES1724
ENGLISH/LANG. ARTS1825
March 2021
MATH (K-6)1


About the Presenters

Science & Mathematics Consultant, including with the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools

ERMA ANDERSON

Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the US Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.

She has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on several projects including the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (www.sciLINKS.org), and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence and Coordination of Secondary School Science.


Regional Education Officer (REO)-Western Europe

Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State

CHRISTINE BROWN

Dr. Christine Brown is a Regional Education Officer (REO) in the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State covering the Western European Region. Dr Brown also serves as the DOS representative to the International Child Protection Task Force and to the Educational Collaborative for International Schools. Prior to joining the Department of State in 2013, she served as Deputy Director at the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic. Dr Brown served as an administrator in the Glastonbury, Connecticut Public Schools for 28 years, first as the Director of K-12 Foreign Languages and ELL and later as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction..


Co-facilitator

NGSS Introduction for Educators; AERO Summer Institute

CHRIS CHARNITSKI

Chris Charnitski works with schools and educators around the world helping them understand, develop and implement curriculum aligned to the vision of science education presented in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. He spent 20 years as a science educator at schools in Fairfax County VA, Ecuador, Myanmar and Oman.

Chris co-facilitates the NGSS Introduction for Educators at the AERO Summer Institute in Virginia and at the AERO NESA Spring Educators Conference. He is a National Board-certified teacher and most recently worked with the non-profit Achieve organization, authors of the NGSS, on their Science Peer Review Panel.


Faculty Member

AERO Summer Institute

KATHY MORABET

Kathy Morabet has been a member of the AERO Summer Institute faculty since 2006. She helped develop the original AERO World Language Standards, the 2018 revision, and the K-12 Essential Questions Curriculum Framework.

As a language educator, Kathy has taught Spanish, French, and ESL to Grades K-12 as well as to adults. She taught core subjects to Grades 2-8 and coordinated the development of a new middle school. As elementary principal at the Rabat American School, she worked closely with the faculty to align world language and other departments to AERO standards. Kathy is retired and still enjoys using, learning and teaching languages.


Steve Barkley

Consultant on Adolescent Literacy

Public Education and Business Coalition

STEVI QUATE

For more than 25 years, Stevi Quate taught English/language arts to middle and high school students and was the recipient of several awards including, “Outstanding Writing Teacher.” After leaving the classroom, she was the state literacy coordinator at the Colorado Department of Education and then a faculty member at the School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver. Along with serving as the president of the state affiliates for the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Literacy Association, she directed Colorado Writing Project and Colorado Critical Friends Group. For one year, she served on the advisory board for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.


Language Arts Teacher

American School of Doha, Qatar

ANITA REILLY

Anita Reilly is a middle school Language Arts teacher at the American School of Doha and a former history teacher at the middle school and university levels. She has worked for international schools in Austria, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar, and has served as a researcher for the US government.


Reading Specialist

American School of Doha, Qatar

KATRINA THEILMANN

Katrina Theilmann first joined AERO to co-present the updated AERO Framework at the 2012 NESA Spring Educators Conference in Athens. Since then, she has been co-facilitating the AERO ELA Summer Institutes and actively leading the change in the elementary school at the American School of Doha.

Ms. Theilmann has extensive training in language arts, and she was part of the NESA Literacy Coaches Cohort led by Carrie Ekey. She has also worked closely with Pete Bowers regarding structured word inquiry. Her teaching experience incorporates a focus on the primary and junior elementary grades, English language learners, and students with special needs. Currently, she is enjoying her new role as a reading specialist.


Steve Barkley

Consultant and Curriculum Writer

Project AERO

NAOMI WOOLSEY

Naomi Woolsey served as AERO Project Director from 2006-2017, and continues her affiliation with AERO as a consultant and curriculum writer. Most recently, she worked on developing the Guidance for 2020-2021 in Social Studies and English/Language Arts.

Naomi’s experience as an educational leader spans three continents: she served as a school principal at the American Community School of Athens, the International School of Bangkok, the International School of Luxembourg, and Washington International School.



Registration Fees

Fees quoted are per school, and include unlimited educator attendance for ALL 12 webinars.

All fees quoted are in US Dollars (USD).
An invoice will be sent following registration.

  • NESA Member School: $100/school
  • NESA Affiliate School: $100/school
  • Non-Member School: $200/school

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.

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