Teaching Foreign Languages With Technology
Erin McCloskey is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a graduate of the Learning and Teaching program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). At HGSE she researched online teacher professional development, focusing on the relationship between technologically-mediated learning and intercultural learning. She has taught professional development courses about sheltered instruction for ELLs through the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT, served as an advisor to pre-service secondary school teachers in the Boston Public Schools, advised HGSE faculty on the incorporation of technology in instruction, and served as a teaching fellow for several HGSE courses in the Technology, Innovation and Education program. Erin is the principal consultant on a project to develop online courses for Costa Rican Spanish-literacy teachers in collaboration with Costa Rica’s leading distance university. Prior to doctoral studies, Erin was a high school Spanish teacher, EFL teacher, and language curriculum developer at Phillips Academy at Andover, Concord Academy, Community Day Charter School in Lawrence, MA, and a public school outside of San Josť, Costa Rica. Erin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, where she got her A.B. in Comparative Literature (Spanish/English), and received her Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard University.