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Vicky Menexas Giouroukakis

Giouroukakis, Vicky

Vicky Giouroukakis, Ph.D. presents at regional, national, and international conferences and conducts professional development in school districts in the areas of literacy, curricular and standard alignment, and teaching English Language Learners.  Throughout her career, her interests have focused on standards and assessment and how they affect teaching and learning.  Vicky’s research interests include adolescent literacy, standards and assessment, teacher education, and cultural and linguistic diversity, with her work being featured in numerous books and journals.

Areas of expertise
  • Aligning Literacy/ ELA Lessons to the Common Core
  • Teaching to the Common Core Across Content Areas
  • Best-Practice Literacy/ELA Instruction


  • Getting to the Core of the Common Core State Standards for ELA, 6-12: Are you wondering how to create your own standards-based ELA lessons to help prepare your students for 21st Century demands? In this interactive workshop, you will discover creative, multi-modal CCSS-based ELA lessons for grades 6-12 that reinforce literacy skills, advance students’ critical thinking skills, and include opportunities for technology use. 
  • Getting to the Core of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in the Content Areas, 6-12: How can you infuse reading and writing across the curriculum while maintaining a strong level of academic rigor? Come discover how to develop CCSS-based lessons that fit your teaching environment and learn tried-and-true methods of teaching both content and literacy through lessons that include technology use, differentiation, and cultural/linguistic connections.