Cheryl Taitague is a Senior Specialist at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. She is currently the educational lead for JUMP into Reading for Meaning (JUMP), a US ED Star Schools grant that addresses the impact of vocabulary instruction for struggling 4 th grade readers through the development and delivery of a game-based educational program utilizing mobile technologies.
Previous to JUMP, she served as the Education Director for NEARStar, a Web-based multimedia program designed to meet the reading and language needs of English language learners (ELLs).
She holds a Master of Arts degree and has a diverse background in public and private education that range from preschool to 6th grade. In addition to classroom experience with at-risk students and ELLs, she was a state and district literacy resource. Her professional work includes teacher training, conference presentations, and development of a teacher guide. She is co-author of a chapter, “Texts and English Language Learners: Scaffolding Entrée to Reading ” in the book, Multicultural and Multilingual Literacy and Language: Contexts and Practices published by Guilford Publications, Inc. in 2004.
Embracing Games in the Classroom: Allowing English Language Learners to Learn from Day One
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