Facilitator: Elizabeth Puma
Course: EAL - Curriculum and Assessment for English Learners
Course: TTC/CTC - EAL Strategies for the Mainstream Classroom
Elizabeth Puma is currently an English as an Additional Language Teacher at The American School in Japan. She has worked with linguistically diverse students for ten years both in New York City and Tucson public schools, and most recently in China and Japan. She has a broad range of experience as a classroom teacher, ELL/EAL teacher, and curriculum coordinator in the K-12 setting. Elizabeth specializes in working with teachers in unit and lesson planning that strategically meets students’ needs through standards aligned-instruction, differentiation, and scaffolding. She is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.