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Heather Wolpert - Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher who was a California Regional Teacher of the Year in 2002. She is also a Writing Project Fellow at the University of California at Irvine and a member of the Teacher Leaders Network. In addition to being a classroom teacher, she is also a contributor to Teacher Magazine and a staff blogger for The George Lucas Foundation's Her articles have also appeared in Imagine Magazine. She is currently working on a book for tween teachers for EyeOnEducation Publishing and has just completed two workbooks of activities and lessons to help teach Internet Literacy for Teacher Created Materials. Wolpert-Gawron is dedicated to mentoring teachers and students alike. She blogs at

Currently, Wolpert-Gawron teaches 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts as well as 7th/8th Speech & Debate/Podcasting. All of her classes are guided by an understanding of multiple-intelligences and differentiated instruction. Her Language Arts classes use a Writer's Workshop format for all of their student collaboration and fluid group activities. Her Speech & Debate elective is a nationally ranked team that has also been groundbreaking in its use of technology in education. They create, write, perform, produce, and publicize an entire podcasting network. You can listen to their shows at iTunes, keyword: bulldogradio.

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