Janis L. Antonek, Ph.D. email@example.com 336-334-3662
2006-Present Spanish Teacher Guilford County Schools
Fall 2012 - Present Middle College at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2015-2016 High School Teacher of the Year
On-site teacher educator (OSTE) for Spanish interns & licensure students from UNCG. Yearbook Advisor;
1996- 2006 Faculty, Department of Curriculum & Instruction UNC Greensboro
1991-1996 Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Pittsburgh, PA
1985- 1987 Spanish Teacher K-6 Monroe Co. Schools, FL
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (Curriculum & Instruction/Languages & Literacy)
M.A. Auburn University (Master Hispanic Studies)
B.A. West Virginia University (Spanish & Slavic Studies)
Recent Professional Involvement/Service
World View Fellow on the Environment and Sustainability 2018-2019.
Teacher Participant LinguaFolio NCDPI Pilot Project 2017-2018 Academic Year
Language & Culture Study Tour to Cuba, Summer 2016; Italy, Summer 2017; Australia, New Zealand Summer 2018
ACTFL Summer Leadership Institute, Summer 2015
Participant Teacher developing World Language Share Point Lessons, Tasks, & Engaging Scenarios; Summer 2018
Essential Standards Committee, Travel Abroad & Global Ed. Committee, Guilford Co. Schools
ASW Committee North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 2011-2012
Essential Standards Committee North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 2009-2010
Since January 2, 2009, I have maintained a daily photo blog celebrating all the great people & places about Greensboro. It is called Greensboro Daily Photo and can be seen at http://www.greensborodailyphoto.com
Antonek, J.L. and Mitchell, J.T. Unifying the Profession: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of Foreign Language Leadership in North Carolina (2005). http://www.ncssfl.org/papers/index.php?other_pubs
Antonek, J.L. and Lentz, M.J. A Literacy Model that Beats the Odds. Educational Leadership (online) 2005 http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/summer05/vol62/num09/ALiteracy-Model-That-Beats-the-Odds.aspx
Antonek, J. L. (August 27, 2013). The Role of Creativity in the World Language Classroom. Session for World Language Teachers. Grimsley High School, Greensboro, NC.
My name is Dr. Antonek and I am the Spanish teacher at MC@UNCG. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to enhance my students' knowledge of the Spanish language and cultures. Speaking more than one language has opened many doors for me. I have visited almost 50 countries and my life has been enriched by the diversity both at home and abroad. By learning another language, students are more prepared for 21st century skills.
Language learning should be fun and engaging and, with a positive attitude and effort, everyone can learn a language. On my website, you will find information and expectations that will help you have a productive and successful year in Spanish. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
MCUNCG offers Spanish levels 1-4. Our program is a proficiency- and growth-oriented approach to language teaching and learning. Students learn to communicate orally (listening & speaking), read, and write. Accuracy and grammar are taught through using language in a meaningful context. Students learn about customs, culture, geography, and Hispanics making a difference.
As feasible, in Spanish class we incorporate globally relevant themes (e.g., sustainability, over-consumption of resources, natural disasters, social and cultural issues), especially as they relate to the Spanish speaking world.