workshops and extra curricular teaching

In addition to making my living as a professor, I've also offered numerous workshops on academic literacy, standards development and articulation, and genre and interdisciplinary writing. Workshops have become my favorite teaching venue because workshop audiences demand explicit value.  Even in extended trainings, the emphasis remains on making the value of our work together concrete and tangible.  I also like workshops because when they are workgroup specific, the content is balanced with establishing a collective identity based on shared values and purposes.
  • facilitated over 20, week-long (40 hour) writing pedagogy workshops for new teachers
  • conducted a dozen professional development workshops for school districts and universities
  • frequent leadership of group process in assessment and standards development, which require participants to clarify and negotiate personal and professional values.

I am available for extended staff development and teacher training (on-site, online, or hybrid), as well as training for corporate communication practices and strategies.

selected workshops

Assignments and Alignments: Connecting Upper-Division Writing to First-Year Instruction. Hawaii Pacific University. Honolulu, HI. May 12, 2011.

Developing a Vocabulary of Writing Moves.  Yelm High School.  Yelm, WA. February 2011.

College Writing Articulation Workshop.  Yelm High School. Yelm, WA.  February 2010.

College Writing Articulation Workshop.  Sedro Woolley High School.  Sedro Woolley, WA.  April 2006.

Featured Speaker, “Teaching the English Language Learner.”  California State University, Fresno. Conference for Educators.  February, 1999.

“Teaching Critical Reflection.”  Fresno Unified School District Secondary School In-service Workshop.  January 1997.

“Genre and the Reconfiguration of College Writing.”  Yosemite Conference, sponsored by the Valley Councils of the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE).  October 1998.

Keynote Address, San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Symposium, “Encouraging Talk about the Teaching of Writing.”  October 1996.

CSU English Council Annual Spring Meeting.  Invited session leader: “Assessment in the Liberal Arts.”  April 1998.

“Preparing Your Vita.”  English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) Workshop.  March 1998.

“Graduate School Admissions and the Community College Job Market.”  English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) Workshop.  October 1996.