I will be presenting at two conferences this semester. First, I will be presenting with a colleague at the Indiana State English Learner conference, sharing some SFL applications for implementing the Common Core State Standards when teaching writing to English Learners. Secondly, I will be presenting an ecocritical analysis of the lyricism and essays of Rich Mullins at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature annual conference. Finally, my first publication, co-written with a colleague, will be coming out in June. It is a chapter in the edited volume, Genre Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: Theory and Application in U.S. Classrooms and Contexts. Overall, it is shaping up to be a very productive semester. Cheers!
Just presented at INTESOL 2012! Had some great conversations with some fellow teachers about implementing the Teaching-Learning Cycle in an ESL classroom to help address Common Core State Standards. Good experience and great time working with my colleagues.
Due to time constraints, I did not get very far in the poetry challenge. Maybe next year!
I recently presented at the OKI Regional TESOL Conference in Cincinnati with my colleague Marshall Klassen. Our presentation was on the new Common Core State Standards and ESL writing.
I am working on multiple research projects right now, hoping to put together two manuscripts for publication this summer, and looking forward to possibly presenting at MMLA.
Lastly, I just started work as a Content Developer for Purdue’s OWL! Looking forward to developing more language-centered content for the ESL section on writing for North American academic audiences.
I plan to keep this space updated each month to keep information up-to-date on my professional and academic work. Also feel free to connect with me at LinkedIn.
I will be co-presenting at the INTESOL Annual Conference on November 19, 2011. Dr. Luciana de Oliveira has organized a panel on teaching English Language Learners using various classroom strategies. I will be presenting a lesson on transitional devices I prepared and taught for a college ELL classroom.