Creativity and Critical Thinking (PHL/458) College of Humanities and Sciences, University of Phoenix: Current
In this course, students will analyze the thinking process from a critical and creative perspective. The lives of prominent creative thinkers will be examined to identify the social, historical, psychological, and cultural elements that influenced their development. The salient aspects of creativity will be assessed along with the relationship between creativity and critical thinking. Students will apply critical thinking skills to contemporary creative and scientific thought.
Introduction to Ecology (SCI/210), Pima Medical Institute: Fall-Winter 2013.
This course introduces basic principles of ecology, the study of relationships between living organisms and their environment. Topics include understanding environmental problem, science, matter, energy, systems, ecosystem, biodiversity, species, interaction, populations, climate and sustainability.
Speech Communication (SPH/205), Anthem College: Fall 2013 - Spring 2014.
This course will help the student build confidence and skills in public speaking in their professional life. Students will learn to apply critical thinking skills, employ principles of verbal message development and related visual design, and plan and incorporate use of technology to effectively communicate with various audiences.
Literacy in the Content Areas (RDG/301), Arizona State University Polytechnic: Fall 2008.
This course introduces theory and instructional strategies for learning written and oral texts across academic disciplines. Literacy and Instruction in the Content Areas is a required course for all Secondary Education candidates.
Creative Writing (CRW/150), Rio Salado Community College: Spring 2004 - Spring 2007
Introduces the student to elements and techniques of creative writing in a variety of genres; teaches terminology and concepts needed for successful participation in writing workshops; facilitates writing practice and evaluation; offers individual guidance on the student’s development as a writer.
First-Year Composition (ENG101), Rio Salado Community College: Spring 2004 - Spring 2007
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.
First-Year Composition (ENG102), Rio Salado Community College: Spring 2004 - Spring 2007
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total.
Secondary Education Classroom Teacher
English 1-2 (ENG/102), Paradise Valley High School: Fall 2002- Spring 2007.
This course is designed to fulfill the district and state curriculum requirements. In reading, students study short stories, novels, and classical literature. Outside reading is also required. In writing, students review the basic structure of the paragraph and are introduced to descriptive, narrative, expository, and functional writing. Also included in the course are required assignments in speaking/listening and viewing/presenting. The reading and writing AIMS Standards are emphasized.
English 3-4 (ENG/119), Paradise Valley High School: Fall 2002 – Spring 2005.
This course is designed to fulfill the district and state curriculum requirements. In reading, students study fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry, with an emphasis on world literature. Students concentrate on narrative, expository, and functional writing. In addition, they are introduced to the persuasive essay. Also included in the course are required assignments in speaking/ listening and viewing/presenting. The reading and writing AIMS Standards are emphasized.
Creative Writing and Literary Models (ENG/154), Paradise Valley High School: Fall 2002-Spring 2007.
Students read literary works, including short stories, drama, poetry, novels, technical writing, and nonfiction. Students use these literary works as the basis for discussion, writing topics, and long-term creative projects. In addition, students write different forms of literature including poetry, fiction, narratives, and business writing. They develop their vocabularies and styles to create various types of writing.
Journalism (ENG/704), Corona del Sol High School: Spring 2001.
This class is for students who have completed Journalism 1-2 and want to work in graphic communication projects and serve on the newspaper staff. Editorial positions for the school newspaper are filled from this class. Students work to improve their journalism skills by using the newspaper and a laboratory experience. PA or VE credit is dependent upon the certification and the site approved CTE program.
Junior English (ENG/300), Corona del Sol High School: Spring 2001.
Junior English is required in the third year of high school. A Survey of American Literature is presented from the first recorded writing to the 20th Century. Junior level grammar, composition, research, vocabulary, spelling, literary terms, oral expressions skills, reading, and study skilled are offered.
Senior English (ENG/400), Mountain Pointe High School: Fall 2001.
This course engages students in an extensive writing program of expository and persuasive writing. In addition to improving student writing style, the program focuses on various writing techniques such as comparison and contrast, definition, example, cause and effect, and the analytical process. Research skills are reviewed and a research project is a required. Students learn how to use information gathered through library research to add authority and credibility to their writing