The Adrian Dominican School of Education invites current students, alumni, and the local community to meet and learn from Dorina Sackman, the 2014 Florida Teacher of the Year. Sackman, who is a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year award, will share her experiences as a middle school educator in a diverse, urban community.
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Andreas Building, Room 112
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The event is free, and light refreshments will be served.
About the Speaker
Dorina Sackman is an eighth grade ESOL language arts teacher at Westridge Middle School in Orlando. She has taught ESOL in Florida for 14 years.
Sackman constantly looks for creative ways to intertwine a student’s native culture and language into an English language learning experience. She often creates lesson plans where students can explain their culture to other students, all while learning key benchmarks such as chronological order, cause and effect, and text features. Sackman has used the Common Core Standards to add depth to her lesson plans and often collaborates with other ESOL classrooms to show students how each lesson relates outside the language arts subject.
Sackman is proficient in five languages, which helps her involve parents in their children’s education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French and international economics from Siena College in New York and a master’s degree in applied linguistics from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.