I teach a variety of courses in our undergraduate English education program and in graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction including the doctoral programs in Language, Culture, and Society and in Curriculum and Supervision.
I also lead the Penn State Young Writers’ Camp, which serves local kids who want to write while also providing a course experience for Penn State students learning to teach writing.
This undergraduate course is the final methods course English/Communications students take at Penn State before student teaching. Students take this course concurrently with CI 412W and CI 495c, a field experience course.
LLED 501: The Teaching of Writing K-12
This graduate course examines the ways writing has been thought about and taught in schools in the United States. Students discuss seminal works of theory and research in the field of composition, and we consider the implications of those readings for instructional practice. Our own experiences as writers serve as important entry points for these discussions.
Here you can learn more about my experiments in Blended Learning with the LLED 501 course.
CI 565: Writing Research Articles in C&I
This graduate course is designed to help advanced graduate students in Curriculum and Instruction move from a course paper, thesis, or dissertation to a publishable manuscript suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Students will examine the common structures and conventions particular to their specific fields, strengthen argumentation based on data, work on matters of style and clarity, and revise a manuscript for submission.
EDUC 250H: Education Research: Issues and Approaches
This undergraduate course offers an introduction to education research, including attention to classroom-based and non-classroom-based research forms across a wide range of traditions and subfields in education.