As a seasoned Professional Learning Specialist at Central Indiana Education Services Center, I provide individualized development and training to educators, lead district teams in strategic vision creation, and manage projects aligning with vendor specifications. My expertise extends to curriculum mapping, grant proposals, the Science of Reading, Project-Based Learning, Culturally Responsive Pedagogies, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and supporting English language learners. - Revenue for speaking engagements totaling more than $75,000 in first year. - Management of national conference planning and execution. - Project management for external organizations including creation of in-person and virtual workshops, and asynchronous coursework for a statewide audience.
I am a dedicated Learning and Development Professional with expertise in education, literacy, and language research, adept at translating research into impactful training strategies. Proven track record of aligning educational practices with company needs. Highly proficient in preparing continuing education curriculum, delivering engaging presentations, facilitating conversational exercises, and revamping curriculum for staff development. Demonstrated ability to provide learning opportunities for adult learners through both in-person and virtual training sessions. I enjoy leveraging these skills to contribute to the ongoing success of forward-thinking organizations.
My core competencies include Instructional Leadership, Project Management, Curriculum Development, and Community Engagement. I am driven by a passion for advancing education, promoting data-driven instruction, and building lasting relationships with colleagues and students. Let's connect and explore opportunities to enhance the intersection of research and pedagogy in education.
Participant Feedback: "I appreciated the discussion of how to effectively and purposefully implement vocabulary and fluency instruction in my classroom."
"I learned the importance of integrating writing with reading to build comprehension. They should not be taught in isolation! We were given great resources that can be easily implemented in our current classrooms."
"I learned so many strategies that I can take back to the classroom to combine my reading with writing."
"I really appreciate Erin's presentation style, and I love the integration of Building Thinking Classrooms into the session! It is SO helpful to have so many valuable links all in one deck in the slide deck."
"I learned about the importance of reading no matter what age a child is because it is never too early to start reading to a child. There are so many long-term benefits such as lower stress and a longer life span. I learned a lot about phonological awareness and phonics and how they should be taught in the classroom through the science of reading. I was also introduced to many tools and resources to teach phonological awareness and phonics."
"This was a great session and it really reaffirmed that the things I'm implementing in my classroom support the science of reading."
"That phonics and phonemic awareness need to be taught explicitly. We received some great resources that can easily be implemented in our classrooms."
"I'm excited to continue working on mapping the new ELA standards addressed in Wit & Wisdom with the ELA Blueprint Checkpoints to identify gaps and create a plan to address these gaps. Thank you for providing the time to get this work started and to see what other districts are doing in this great work."
"Having time with our team to dig into the new standards and have discussions about the impact of these changes on our teachers and students was invaluable."