• Welcome to my portfolio.

    CECI GOMEZ-GALVEZ

  • PROFILE

    I'm the leader of a language development program based on the support of multilingual learners through practices which ensure culturally responsive teaching and equitable access.

    I’m a collaborator, co-teacher and coach who empowers educators to create learning opportunities to suit all language learners' needs.

    I’m an innovator who effectively integrates eLearning tools and contemporary practice of 21st century skills that enhance learning across all divisions for all multilinguals.

  • TEACHER ADVOCATE

    I believe it is our responsibility as educators to be advocates for the learning of all students by ensuring equal access to our schools' curriculum.

  • EXPERIENCE

    ES EAL Coordinator

    Saigon South International School, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | 2019-Present

    I continue the work I started as team leader in terms of embedding WIDA standards into our curriculum, as well as continuing to build a culture where collaborative and culturally responsive practices are at the center of teaching and learning.

     

    I worked with the grade 1 team supporting the language development of young multilingual learners as well as collaborating and co-teaching with classroom teachers. In 2020 I was selected as ES EAL Team Leader and currently within this role I focus on the alignment of our divisions’ practices as well as embedding WIDA language development standards into our school’s curriculum.

    EAL Teacher | EAL Coordinator | Team Leader

    Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China | 2010-2019

    I worked with teachers as a collaborator, co-teacher and coach to support ELLs grades 6-10 and IB; work one-on-one with ELLs of high, medium and low support needs; and teach a grade 9 EAP (English for Academic Purposes) class. In the the past eight years, I’ve supported teachers and learners in both lower (KG-G1) and upper (G4-5) primary as well.

     

    My responsibilities as coordinator and team leader included:

     

    -scheduling and coordinating regular team meetings to discuss student progress, teacher schedules, reporting and admissions matters across divisions

    -keeping abreast of current trends and practices in second language learning; facilitating implementation of changes as needed to strengthen and balance the school’s ELL support model

    -updating and informing parents on aspects of the EAL program by maintaining transparency about the support given to ELLs at the different divisions

     

    I also led our team into integrating innovative contemporary tools to support ELL development as well as embed the WIDA can-do framework to both assess and report on our ELL population.

     

    In addition to my duties as team leader, as coordinator of the program I organized two highly successful EAL conferences for the region. Each conference hosted 150 participants on average. For more information on the events, see the 'Conferences' section below.

    MS/HS EAL Support Teacher

    The American School of Milan, Milan, Italy | 2006-2010

    I supported MYP Years 1-5 students within a blended EAL program (in class support as well as a pull-out support class). I was advisor to both MYP Personal Projects and IB Extended Essays.

    MYP Language B Spanish Teacher

    The American School of Milan, Milan, Italy | 2007-2010

    I taught Spanish Language B to MYP year 2 students (G7).

    TOEFL Preparation Teacher

    Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan), Milan, Italy | 2005-2007

    I taught preparation courses to Italian nationals looking to apply to universities overseas.

    ESL Coordinator & Support Teacher

    Equity American School, Guatemala City, Guatemala | 2001-2005

    Led the ESL program and supported students and teachers across all divisions. I also taught an ACT prep course which allowed for many of our students to apply and attend colleges in the United States.

  • EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

    License in Pedagogy & Education - Guatemala City, Guatemala – 2004

    Teaching Certification in Elementary Bilingual Education - Guatemala City, Guatemala – 2001

     

     

  • PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

    Translanguaging: Designing Equitable Multilingual Spaces

    Session Leader

    Online | September 2021

    Language Equity: Redefining our Language Learning Practices to Empower MLS

    Featured Presenter

    Singapore American School | Online | November 2020 & February 2021

    UTIS Online Conference

    Iceland | Online | September 2020

    Learning2 Asia Conference

    Nanjing International School, Nanjing, China | October 2019

    21st Century Learning Conference | March 2019

    Featured Presenter
    -Empowering Student Voice: Using Podcasts, Flipgrid & Social Media to Showcase Young Voices
    -#: The Power of Twitter & PLNs (Professional Learning Networks)

    Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

     

    KORKOS International Educator Conference

    Korea International School, Seoul, Korea | November 2018

     

    CISGZ Educator's Conference

    Presenter
    Empowering Student Voice: Using Podcasts, Flipgrid & Social Media to Showcase Young Voices
    Co-Presenter
    Nurturing Successful Teaching Practices: How Co-Teaching Enhances Learning for All

    Canadian International School of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China | November 2018

     

    EdTech Team Shekou Summit

    Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China | September 2018

     

    reThinking Learning Conference

    Featured Presenter
    Empowering Student Voice:  Using Podcasts, Flipgrid & Social Media to Showcase Young Voices
    - The Power of Twitter & PLNs (Professional Learning Networks)
    - Digital Learning Portfolios

    United World College, Dover Campus, Singapore | May 2018

    ELLSA Conference

    United World College, Dover Campus, Singapore | March 2018

    21st Century Learning Conference

    Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong | January 2018

    Photo Credit @kristinziemke

    reThinking Literacy Conference

    United World College, Dover Campus, Singapore | May 2017

    EdTech Team Shekou Summit

    Presenter
    Using the iPad to Support ELLs
    Co-Presenter
    Powerful Podcasts: Publishing Personal Narratives to Global Audiences

    Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China | September 2017

     

    The iPad Conference

    Presenter
    -Extended Session:  iPad Tools to Support ELLs
    - Workshop: Device Autonomy for Language Development
    - Snapshot: Bilingualism: iPad Multilingual Tools

    United World College, Dover Campus, Singapore | November 2016

    reThinking Literacy Conference

    Presenter
    Showcasing to Global Audiences: Empowering Literacy Development in ELLs

    United World College, Dover Campus, Singapore | April 2016

    21st Century Learning Annual Conference

    Presenter
    Showcasing to Global Audiences: Empowering ELLs

    Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong | February 2016

    SIS EAL Conference

    Lead Event Coordinator & Organiser

    Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China | November 2014

     

    ELLSA Conference

    Presenter
    Integrating eLearning to Support ELLs

    NIST, Bangkok, Thailand | November 2013

    Create Conference

    Presenter
    Infographics to Support ELLs

    Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China | March 2013

    ACAMIS EAL Conference

    Lead Event Coordinator & Organiser

    Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China | April 2013

    Transforming Learning with the iPad

    Presenter
    Using the iPad to Support ELLs

    Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China | February 2013

  • Flipgrid Ambassador

    I am a champion of #studentvoice and use @Flipgrid as a platform to amplify learning.

    Google Certified Educator

    Currently training for Level 2 and becoming more versed in Google Tools for Education

    Wordpress 'Super Admin'

    Managed creation, administration and upkeep of blogs on Edublogs through the Wordpress platform.

    For samples of websites created, visit these Podcasts, STEAM & TIME blogs.

    Collaboration Tools & Devices

    Fluent in both Apple (Pages, Numbers & Keynote), Microsoft (Word, Excel & Powerpoint tools; as well as the Office 365 (Outlook, OneNote, Teams) platform. I have been part of a 1-to-1 iPad and MacBook program for students, constantly supporting learners in the use of their devices for academic purposes.

    Microsoft Innovative Educator

    I have earned the designation for educators who are passionate and committed to empowering learning through technology in their classrooms.

    Selected for the Apple Distinguished Educator program

    April 2019

    ISTE Certification

    Phase 1

    Successfully completed the first significant portion of the ISTE Certification for Educators journey and I'm now eligible to begin work on the next major phase: Curating my ISTE Certification portfolio.

  • MEDIA

    A close look into my content creation, reflective practices and professional collaborations

    The Power of Teams Learning Together: CoachBetter Podcast

    Debrief on Mapping a Path to Culturally Responsive Leadership course | Ho Chi Minh City | May 2021

    Creating Augmented Reality Word Walls

    Tutorial linked here | Saigon South International School | April 2021

    Creating Multilingual Learning Spaces

    Final Reflection of Mapping a Path to Culturally Responsive Leadership course | Saigon South International School | March 2021

    ADE Reflection Video

    A reflection of the first six months of being selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator | Saigon South International School | December 2019

    Learning2 Talk; Language Equity

    A personal story behind my advocacy for language equity practices | International School of Nanjing | October 2019

    Learning 2: How does podcasting impact student learning?

    Empowering & Showcasing Student Voices | @Learning2 @NISChina | October 17-19, 2019

    Learning 2: Extended Session Preview

    Empowering & Showcasing Student Voices | @Learning2 @NISChina | October 17-19, 2019

    ISS Best Showcase: Authentic Storytelling

    ISS BEST showcases a range of contemporary practices from across #ISSedu schools | In collaboration with Jamie Bacigalupo & David Sheppard

    ADE Application Video 2019

    Application Video for the Apple Distinguished Educator Program | February 2019

    COETAIL Alumni Webinar

    A reflection on my COETAIL journey shared with other alumni | November 2018

    TIME2 (Technological Impact Museum & Exhibit) Project

    Project collaboration with Nathan Lill , documented by Martin Ruthaivilavan | March 2017

    ADE Application Video 2017

    Application video for the Apple Distinguished Educator program | March 2017

    TIME (Technological Impact Museum & Exhibit) Project

    Project collaboration with Nathan Lill , video by Martin Ruthaivilavan | March 2016

    ADE Application Video 2105

    Application video for the Apple Distinguished Educator program | January 2015

    EAL Conference Summary Video

    Video summary of the SIS EAL Conference | November 2014

    COETAIL Course 5 Project

    Final project for my COETAIL course | 2013-2014

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