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Healthy Kids: Stepping Up to the Plate: Debra Hopkins at TEDxNashville

Debra Hopkins has been a national curriculum consultant and ESL product manager for major educational publishers, but is most proud of her years as a very enthusiastic classroom teacher.Debra has extensive experience as a teacher trainer, with a passionate focus on accelerating language and vocabulary development, engaging students with interactive strategies, and enhancing health literacy. She has conducted workshops at IRA, NABE, and TESOL, and has keynoted or led interactive workshops at state, regional, local, and district-level conferences around the country, working with teachers in 35+ states, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Dubai, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar.Debra has a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and a M.Ed. in Reading and ESL from Texas Woman's University. In her most exciting teaching adventure, Debra joined the faculty of the Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos in Barcelona, Spain, where she taught ESP (English for Specific Purposes) at the Police Academy of Catalunya. She currently works with HealthTeacher, and previously served as National Curriculum Consultant for National Geographic School Publishing.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
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