Mrs. Ratzlaff

Mrs. Ratzlaff


Mrs. Ratzlaff is an EL teacher here at Hillside. She has been given the opportunity to present at a conference this month. It will be presented at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. The presentation will take place on May 29, 2019.

Mrs. Ratzlaff attended a training over the summer titled “Image-Making with in the Writing Process.” They created immigration stories in collage images first, then read those pictures to draw out detail and description after writing. Ms. Liz Kirwan from West High School is presenting with her. Mrs. Ratzlaff wanted to take the opportunity and share this skill with other educators. This is a literacy teaching approach that engages every learner and includes diverse learning styles.

Written By: Dieu Sait Munguiko and Abdi Rashid