FORA.tv Speaker - Teresa Cooper

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Biography

Ms.  Teresa Cooper has been with the Long Beach Unified School District for more than 21 years. She has worked as a teacher, academic coach, content expert and professional development trainer in the elementary grades for more than 25 years in California and Kentucky. Her passion and focus has been centered on the education of 3- to 7-year-old children. 

As a district literacy coach, Ms. Cooper observed the classrooms used by Gay Su Pinnell during the infancy stages of the Literacy Project at Ohio State University. Upon returning to Long Beach, she implemented and trained other teachers in phonemic awareness strategies including the name game and interactive writing. Her classroom was used as a demonstration and model classroom for other teachers to visit. Ms. Cooper has also been visited by representatives from the Policy and Practice Studies in Education from Michigan State University and was filmed by Learning in Motion. 

Ms. Cooper has been a presenter at national conferences, including the National Early Education Task Force of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in Atlanta, the Early Childhood Seminar in Jeckle Island and the Kentucky Head Start Association (KHSA) State Conference in Louisville. She continues her work writing curriculum and assessment for literacy and math as well as training teachers at the district-held monthly support meetings.

2 Programs

Transitional Kindergarten: Team Institute, Part 2

02.06.13 | 01:26:51 min | 0 comments

Transitional Kindergarten: Team Institute, Part 1

02.06.13 | 01:14:21 min | 0 comments