Amanda Ramirez - Japanese Instructor

Amanda Ramirez
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Mrs. Amanda Ramirez

Phone: ext 5110

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Education in Japanese from Ball State University May 2008 Licensure Areas: Japanese Grades 7-12, English as a New Language K-12, High Ability Education P-12. Minors: English as a New Language, Spanish Study Abroad: Sapporo University in Sapporo, Japan May 2005-December 2005 Graduate Certificate in High Ability Education from Ball State University May 2018

Mrs. Amanda Ramirez

 Experience 

  • Avon High School      August 2008-Present 

 -Courses taught: Japanese 1, Japanese 2, Japanese 3, Japanese 4, Advanced Placement Japanese, Read 180, Read 180 for ENL 

 

  • Avon Middle School August 2008-June 2009 

-Courses taught: Japanese 1, Exploratory World Language (Introductory Japanese, Spanish, French, and German) 

 

Professional Contributions/Affiliations 

  • Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese – President (Present) 
  • Indiana World Language Academic Standards Revision Committee Fall 2018-Spring 2019
  • Indiana World Language Academic Standards Presenter with IDOE- Spring 2019
  • Indiana Language Roadmap Participant 2018-2019
  • Indiana Academic All-Star Teacher Recognition 2017 
  • Avon Mindsets Professional Development Cohort Facilitator - 2016-2017 
  • Avon Vocabulary Professional Development Cohort Facilitator - Spring 2015 
  • Indiana Core Assessment for Educator Licensure Passing Score Review - December 2014 
  • Indiana Core Assessment for Educator Licensure Standard Setting Panel - March 2013 
  • Indiana Core Assessment for Educator Licensure Content Advisory Committee - February 2013 
  • Indiana Core Assessment for Educator Licensure Item Review Committee  - April 2012 
  • Avon Middle School English as New Language Professional Development Presenter - Spring 2009 
  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese 
  • Indiana Foreign Language Teacher’s Association 
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • AP Japanese Language and Culture Teacher Community 

Extra-curricular Involvement 

  • Japanese National Honor Society Sponsor 
  • Japanese Olympiad Team Sponsor 
  • Avon Japanese and Anime Club Sponsor     
  • Avon Martial Arts Club Sponsor  
  • Avon Middle School Girls Cross Country Coach    August 2008-May 2012 

Recent Professional Development 

  • Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Selected as the state representative for the extension workshop)
  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese/ Japan Foundation Los Angeles Leadership Workshop Fall 2018 (1 of 8 educators invited to attend)
  • International Forum on Language Teaching, Cincinatti, OH - July 2018 
  • Six Standards of Effective Pedagogy, Pike High School - June 2018 
  • Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese Technology Workshop - April 2018 
  • Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture Workshop, Washington DC – August 2017 
  • Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Annual Conference – November 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 
  • Avon Mindsets Professional Development Cohort - 2016-2017  
  • PPATH – The Framework of Organic World Language PD Series-Spring 2017 
  • World Languages and Beyond 2016 –IDOE and CIESC – September 2016