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KEEPING IT MOVING…IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC

It’s been such a long time since I have updated my web page, but I have been SUPER busy with career stuff, as well as trying to find peace in this crazy time! I left campus for Spring Break in March, and we never returned to our normal schedule. During March and early April, due to the uncertainties, I had trouble sleeping (was not going to bed until 3-4 am), and I stress ate (too …Read More

Learn to L.O.V.E. Literacy for FREE!

Learning. Opportunity. Valued. Enhanced. This book is for parents of any school age student (even college), teachers, administrators, educational coaches, curriculum specialists, and anyone else who has an educational interest.  “29 Days” contains a description of what “L.O.V.E” means (in relation to teaching reading and writing), and  activities that can be used for 29 days and beyond. From using technology, music, going on library tours, to writing movies reviews- these are not your ordinary strategies/ways …Read More

TALE 2020 Annual Conference

I spent the last few days of February and Leap Day in Odessa, Texas (West Texas), fulfilling Board Member and social duties, and presenting a session for the Texas Association for Literacy Education. I have been a member of and involved in TALE for almost five years. Each year, have had the honor of presenting a session on reading or writing. In that time, I have met the most amazing educators, and I am so …Read More

Write AWAY: Writing Across the Curriculum and Beyond

(AWAY) Authentic Writing Awaits You… Writing is necessary and relevant to everyone! Attend this session to learn how to integrate writing activities in any subject area within your educational setting (including P.E. and Fine Arts) with creative, culturally relevant, and engaging prompts. Participants will also leave the session with a wealth of resources and ideas to motivate students to write outside of the school setting. The objectives of this session are as follows: Participants will …Read More

Classroom Management of Lesson Planning and Differentiation- CHEC Seminar

If you are visiting this page, you are likely a TAMUC Intern, and attended my presentation. I have provided the slideshow and accompanying resources below: Accompanying Resources: 20 Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Examples: https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Downloadable-List-20-DI-Strategies-and-Examples.pdf 9 Ways to Differentiate Your Whole Group Instruction: https://www.thethinkerbuilder.com/2017/01/9-ways-to-differentiate-your-whole.html Differentiating Literacy Instruction—There’s an App for That! https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1034918.pdf Article- Classroom Management to Make Lesson Plans Effective: http://www.teachhub.com/classroom-management-make-lesson-plans-effective Great website that explains diff. the process, content, environment, and the Product: https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/examples-of-differentiated-instruction/ Lesson Planning …Read More

NEW Article–D.R.E.A.M. Literacy: Enhancing the Literacy Experience for Diverse Populations

“It was all a dream…” In October 2019, I had another a peer-reviewed article published in the Texas Association for Literacy Education’s Yearbook. It was an article that began as a presentation session at TALE’s 2019 Annual Conference held in Waco, Texas (February 28th -March 2, 2019) . Read the brief abstract below, and follow the link to read the rest of the article: Abstract “D.R.E.A.M. Literacy” represents several pieces necessary to address and provide …Read More

Spring 2019- New, Newer, Newest…

This is has been one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding periods in my entire life and career in education. I had so many new starts and new beginnings. A new city, new position, new home–you get the point, everything was new. Thankfully, despite family emergencies and relocating after being in the same place for 15 years, there were many opportunities to grow career wise and personally. Hawaii International Conference on Education: I was …Read More

D.R.E.A.M. Literacy Presentation

Title: D.R.E.A.M Literacy: Enhancing the literacy experience for diverse populations Presented at: 2019 TALE Annual Conference (Plans to develop into a Web Series and publication) Intended Audience: K-12 or General Keywords: Diverse Populations, Literacy, Engagement This presentation delves into five sections that will provide examples of “D.R.E.A.M” (Diversity, Relevance, Engagement, Access, Motivation) being implemented into instruction, and encourage at-home support using diverse texts, popular culture and technology, and multimodal resources. Each section of the presentation …Read More

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