Creating curriculum is one of my favorite pursuits, and I've been doing it for almost fifteen years! I started out developing Spanish curriculum for children, then added on linguistics textbooks and assignments, and later focused on online course development. I have taught over a thousand students in-person, online, and in hybrid contexts and have created online course shells that have served many more.
Application of Learning Foundations (2017)
The Language of Now (2014-2018)
School of Education:
Principles of Language Study (2012-2016)
Acquisition of English as a Second Language (2013-2019)
English Language Acquisition by Spanish Speakers: Theories and Methods (2017)
Department of Linguistics & TESOL:
Internship in Linguistics and ESL (2012)
Intro to Linguistic Science (2010)
Second Language Acquisition (2020)
Linguistic Analysis (2009, 2012)
TESOL Practicum (2012)
TESOL Teaching and Observation (2012)
Favorite assignments: Using a Smurf comic book as a way to teach introductory linguistics, the lively in-class debate about first language acquisition theories (including GameDay-inspired signs), an internet-based scavenger hunt tracing the origins of the word boojie, and the LOL research project about student texting behaviors. And a lot more!
In addition to preparing hundreds of teachers in K-12 literacy and language acquisition content and pedagogy, at various times I have held teaching positions in elementary and secondary schools. I am currently certified in the state of Texas in ELAR 4-8 and ESL.