My name is Karin (as in "there's a car in
the garage") and I teach English Language Acquisition
in Loveland, Colorado. I have the privilege of working
with an energetic bunch of students in grades K through
5 who are learning English as their second language.
Most of my students were born in Mexico. I do speak
Spanish, but my district has a philosophy of immersion
in English, so I use Spanish only when communicating
with my students' parents.
I'm eager to participate in this workshop because I believe that
literacy and language instruction through high-interest,
hands-on content lessons is a great way to engage
students. My students will, no doubt, be delighted
to learn English skills via exploration of clouds
and weather phenomena.
Matt Rogers, one of the conference presenters, is my husband.
He and I live in Ft. Collins, Colorado. We're both
grateful for the opportunity to participate in this