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Developmental Reading & Writing Summary

Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Using Real-life Superheroes to Teach Narrative Biography”
Jeff Earleywine, Developmental Reading/Writing Instructor, Lee College

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
“Incorporating Student Success Strategies in INRW Using Connect”
Emily Peebles, College Preparatory Professor, San Jacinto College

Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
“Not Blogging, Glogging! Using Glogster to Develop Interactive Presentations in the Developmental Writing or Reading Classroom”
Latasha Goodwyn, Professor of Developmental Writing, Tyler Junior College


Friday, February 24th, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Using Real-life Superheroes to Teach Narrative Biography”

Capes, masks, and utility belts combine to help students construct and tune the art of storytelling via creative writing. With visual and written examples, one unusual website and a very unusual documentary, students create a narrative biography and give rise to their very own superhero. Methods, techniques, tools and a cause to fight for are discussed as tools for change. Through a combination of discussion, presentation, and audience participation, this practical-use take-home package of ideas is great for Developmental English as well as anyone who wants to teach responsibility and social change.

Jeff Earleywine, Developmental Reading/Writing Instructor, Lee College

Jeff EarleywineJeff Earleywine is in his fourth year of teaching Developmental Education Integrated Reading and Writing at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. He has over twelve years of teaching experience from junior high to college. He has a B.S. in Secondary Education English from Indiana University and his M.Ed. from Benedictine University. Creativity is an integral part of his teaching.

 

 


Friday, February 24th, 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

“Incorporating Student Success Strategies in INRW Using Connect

Student success strategies can easily be incorporated into an INRW classroom utilizing McGraw-Hill’s Connect. Utilizing this program, students can learn how to be successful and adjust to the culture of college. Attendees will participate actively in the session by participating in small group and think-pair-share discussions. Assignments that show unique approaches to common student difficulties will be shared, including: using Power of Process for analysis of a course syllabus, problem solving practices to build student confidence and persistence, utilizing quizzes to ensure student preparation, using weblinks to familiarize students with campus resources, etc. A PowerPoint and demonstration of Connect features will be shared. Attendees will leave with ideas that can be immediately applied in their classrooms to promote student problem solving, grit, motivation, and persistence.

Emily Peebles, College Preparatory Professor, San Jacinto College

Emily Peebles, San Jacinto CollegeEmily Peebles is a professor in the College Preparatory department at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas and a Digital Faculty Consultant for McGraw-Hill. She teaches Integrated Reading and Writing, a student success course for new college students, a Non-Course Competency Based Option for Integrated Reading and Writing, and English Composition. She has taught at San Jacinto College for fifteen years and is currently in her fifth year as a full-time faculty member there. She has also taught at Houston Community College and Alvin Community College. Before becoming a full-time faculty member at San Jacinto College, she taught public school at the elementary level for eleven years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston, a Master’s in Education Administration from University of Houston–Clear Lake, eighteen graduate hours in English Literature from University of Houston–Clear Lake, and is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership in Higher Education. She has previously had an article published in the TCCTA Messenger titled “Non‑Course–Based Options for Integrated Reading and Writing at San Jacinto College Central Campus.”


Saturday, February 25th, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

“Not Blogging, Glogging! Using Glogster to Develop Interactive Presentations in the Developmental Writing or Reading Classroom”

The interactive session will provide insights as to how participants can use Glogster in their classrooms. It will also demonstrate how students can use the program to complete projects that reinforce writing and summarizing skills. After the session, participants will have knowledge of how they can use Glogster to promote creativity while incorporating technology in their classroom.

Latasha Goodwyn, Professor of Developmental Writing, Tyler Junior College

Latasha Goodwyn, Tyler Junior CollegeLatasha Goodwyn holds a M.S.Ed. from the University of Tennessee. She has taught Adult Basic Education, Developmental Writing, Integrated Reading and Writing, and Freshman Composition and Literature. She sits on a number of committees at Tyler Junior College, including the Distance Education committee; and is the chair of the Program Review committee. She was on both the Texas Success Initiative Standards Setting and Item Review committees, and has presented on an array of topics on Developmental Education students and non-traditional students.

 

 

Developmental Reading & Writing Section Chair:
Patti Casey, Tyler Junior College