Videos for Teaching Inspiration

Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. Link here to Perusall.

Instructions for joining Perusall on the Getting Started page.

Designing Together

I look forward to designing educational spaces and activities together.

You can read about course design in a piece I wrote for Connected Learning here.

Weeks 3 & 4

Weeks 3 & 4

Weeks 3 & 4 (Feb 8-17): Reading Support focus

In a nutshell:

  • Feb 8: share resources on your group’s slide before class. Start reading YA novel.
  • Feb 10: Join webinar at 4:00 if possible; read YA novels on our own
  • Feb 15: YA Book clubs. Come having read at least half.
  • Feb 17: YA Book clubs. Reading Rationale due.

Monday, Feb 8, 5:30-6:45 

Before class on Monday, spend 45 minutes looking through some resources to support your reading rationale. Here’s the link to our shared slide deck where you can share reading resources. Try to put a resource with a description on your group’s slide. We can talk from this and see what else is missing to support your drafts. Your reading rationale portion of the Integrated Unit Project is due Feb 17. We’ll share in a google doc.

Hoping you have your book in hand to start reading. We’ll be in book clubs next week (Feb 15)

  • Mary’s Monster: Nikki, Tiffany, Joe, Lily, Shant
  • Pride: Erin, Alma, Emory
  • Fire!: Miguel, Orion, Lukas 
  • Inside Out: Jacob N, Mary, Anna, Savannah
  • I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter: Rosario, Elle, Casey, Sofia, Alondra
  • Aristotle & Dante: Tabitha, Elliott, Brianna, Nick, Jacob H, Jennifer

*Head’s up for Feb 10: would be cool if you’re able to join the webinar with Drs. Baker-Bell, Trechter, and Enríquez-Loya. They will be discussing the importance of anti-racist language instruction. Takes place right before our class session: 4:00-5:00.

Wednesday, February 10, 4:00-5:00: Linguistic Diversity Panel Discussion.

Zoom Webinar Registration:
https://csuchico.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OayxvL-pQqmqLGDBbaitJA 

Featuring Dr. April Baker-Bell (Professor, Departments of African American and African Studies and English at Michigan State University), author of Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy (2020), in conversation with Chico State’s Dr. Sara Trechter (Interim Assoc Vice President of International Education and Global Engagement and Professor of English) who studies the Lakhota, as well as language revitalization with the Nu’eta, and Dr. Aydé Enríquez-Loya (Associate Professor of English), who studies cultural rhetorics and femicides of Mexican/Mestiza women on the US/Mexican border.  Facilitated by Dr. Kim Jaxon (Professor of English).

Co-sponsored by the Northern California Writing Project


Wednesday, Feb 10, 5:30-6:45 (reading on our own)

Hope you can join webinar at 4:00. Then read your YA novel on your own. 😉

You might also be interested in this short piece I wrote about course design: “No Shortcuts in Course Design Just hoping to give you lots of resources for the Unit plan.


Monday, Feb 15, 5:30-6:45 

Book clubs! Yay! Come having read at least the first half of your book. You’ll talk about the text in your book club groups.

  • Mary’s Monster: Nikki, Tiffany, Joe, Lily, Shant
  • Pride: Erin, Alma, Emory
  • Fire: Miguel, Orion, Lukas 
  • Inside Out: Jacob N, Mary, Anna, Savannah
  • I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter: Rosario, Elle, Casey, Sofia, Alondra
  • Aristotle & Dante: Tabitha, Elliott, Brianna, Nick, Jacob H, Jennifer

Questions about reading rationale due Wednesday?


Wednesday, Feb 17, 5:30-6:45

Reading rationale due in shared google doc: set to anyone with link can comment. Put link in our Currents Community in the category “Link to Google Doc: Reading Rationale (Feb 17)” Thank you!

Here is the link to our shared slides with support for teaching reading.

YA Book Clubs meet. Try to finish book.