Friday, February 22, 2019

2019 LEAD Scholars Symposium

LEAD Scholars Symposium 

Photos courtesy of @SCULEADScholars
On Wednesday, Feb 20 the LEAD Scholars program hosted Symposium, an event where students from the first year writing classes (CTW2) present on preliminary research that stems from books they read over the winter break. 

I was honored to speak on behalf of the LEAD CTW instructors, sharing our gratefulness for the event and the opportunity to share in the community that the program cultivates with their many curricular and extracurricular activities, sessions, and events. 

 (One of my students, Andre, presenting on education and Silicon Valley Tech firms)
(Q&A following the first round of presenters in the panel I attended)
(LEAD Program Coordinator Erin Kimura-Walsh introducing President Michael Engh, S.J.)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Course Spotlight in Bread Loaf journal

"Santa Fe Spotlight: Teaching Multimodal Writing in a Digital Age"

I am grateful to Tom McKenna for featuring work from my Bread Loaf course from the past summer in the recent issue of Bread Loaf Teachers Network Journal that also features an interview with yours truly. The two student videos featured are thoughtful and imaginative, speaking to important issues such as accessibility because one of the students, Lauren Jewett, works as a special education teacher in New Orleans.

I'm included the teaching philosophy videos from both students as well as the video below:

Lauren Jewett (Special Education Teacher / Case Manager (4th and 5th Grade) KIPP Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial School)

Jei-Jei Tan (Upper School English Teacher Taipei American School)

Tom McKenna interviewing me on my course