I have three decades of experience mentoring fellow teachers one-on-one, through in-services, as an ESL teacher trainer for Oxford Seminars, and as a conference presenter for TESOL EVO, and VWBPE. Currently, I am developing and delivering online ESL courses at SLESL.net that make use of situational role-playing, games, mysteries, and machinimas.
Flipped classroom, integrated technology, task-based learning, project-based learning, gamification of learning
Multiple machinima awards, most notably the 2012 MachinEVO award for Best Second Life Animation and the ISTE Awards for Best Film by College Students and Best Acting. For examples of my work, go to: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL02C042E023737F19&feature=mh_lolz .
M.A.: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, American University in Cairo; B.A.: Political Science with a minor in Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley; and A.A.: Public Speaking, Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, CA. Plus 30 units of additional graduate coursework including: UC Riverside courses on teaching online; Ball State University courses on teaching journalism; University of New Mexico courses on incorporating technology into teaching; and Colorado University and CSU San Bernardino courses on reading and writing instruction.
PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS: teacher development, online instruction, curriculum design, intercultural issues , writing/editing, and machinima production.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, European History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Business, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading