Hello! My name is Courtney Lesperance and I am an English teacher at Valparaiso University
I believe that technology is a key ingredient for success in education. I have personally experienced how much of an impact the use of modern technology can have. As a college student, I have become extremely familiar with computers. I will be able to help my students master word processors, the internet, and any software that we'll use in our courses. I also have experience with Elmo projection systems as well as video cameras and MP3 players. I will encourage my students to take advantage of online resources such as blogs and wikis.
English Course heavy in both reading and writing. This course is always based heavily around grammar.
Often times students ask me "How is this going to help me in life?" To find the answers to why English and high school in general in important visit The Importance of High School.
To play fun games that will help you with your English and mom will definitely approve of visit Grammar Fun!
Advanced English course covering classical literature including Shakespeare and Plato
Please come to class with knowledge of both Shakespeare and Plato. You can find information about Plato at Plato's Background and information about Shakespeare at Shakespeare's Background.
For extra help with Shakespeare, feel free to buy "Shakespeare for Dummies" from Shakespeare Help.
Technology and Blogging
Incorporating computer blogging in the Secondary English classroom
Here is an awesome link for Powerpoint Games!
An introduction to me and my classroom.