PROFESSIONAL AND CONSULTING ACTIVITIES
Member of National Science Foundation (NSF) review panel on graduate education in Research on Learning and Education, August 2004.
Visiting instructor, MA TESOL Program, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York City. Taught a course on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. May 2003 and June 2004.
Consultant, Integrated English Language Programs II, US Agency for International Development, Cairo, Egypt. Conducted workshops in Cairo for Ministry of Education officials responsible for in-service teacher development. June 1999 and January 2000.
Member, Editorial Board, The CATESOL Journal. 1994-2000.
Consultant, Addison Wesley Longman Publisher. Review of Computer Enhanced Language Learning. 1999.
Consultant, Pyrczak Publishing Company. Editor for a book about SPSS. (How to Use SPSS: A Step-by-Step Guide). 1998.
Print Coordinator, Annual Conference of the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), April, Pasadena. Produced and edited the publicity flyers and program book, including design of the conference logo. 1997-1998.
Co-organizer, Software Applications Fair. CATESOL Conference, April, Pasadena. 1997-1998.
Presenter, New Faculty Workshop Series, Cal State LA Center for Teacher Effectiveness. 1997.
Speaker, Computers in Urban Classrooms project, televised course (EDIT 430 Introduction to Computers in Classrooms), Cal State LA Charter School of Education. 1997.
Member, Multicultural Center Advisory Committee, Cal State LA Charter School of Education. 1996-present.
Member, Advisory Board, Intensive English Program, UCLA Extension. 1996-present.
Chair, English for Academic Purposes Association (EAPA). EAPA is the CSU faculty association of ESL and EAP professionals. 1996-1997.
Member, Title III Task Force (Title III Strengthening of the University Grant), California State University, Los Angeles. 1995-1998.
Presenter, ARCO Foundation Faculty Development Workshops, Cal State LA School of Education. 1995.
Project Evaluator, ESEA Title VII Alternative Instructional Program: Language Experience and Acquisition Program (LEAP), Virgil Junior High School, LAUSD. 1991-1996.
Consultant, Houghton Mifflin Company. Member of national review team for Spanish translation of Grade 5 textbook of the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies program (Title: America Will Be). 1991.
Healdsburg Union School District, Project Puente Outreach. Provided a one-day workshop on teaching content using Spanish immersion strategies. 1990.
Region G, Junior High School Division, Los Angeles Unified School District. I consulted with district personnel on the development of a US Department of Education Title VII proposal for a curriculum adaptation project. Its purpose was to increase the appropriateness of the academic content instruction in both ESL and mainstream classrooms at 6 linguistic minority junior high schools. Once funded, I coordinated a series of workshops for teachers designed to equip them with the skills for adapting existing subject material such as science, mathematics, and history textbooks for use with limited English speaking students, and I consulted with district personnel on the design of the project’s evaluation plan. 1988-1990.
Edison Elementary School, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. I consulted with district personnel on the ongoing administration of an innovative bilingual immersion education program. In addition to providing professional development workshops for the teachers involved in the program, I consulted with district personnel on the design of the language arts component of the program and on the analysis of achievement test results for enrolled students. 1987-1990.
Department of ESL, Alhambra Unified School District. I consulted with district personnel on the redesigning of the high school English as a Second Language curriculum to align it with the mainstream English curriculum. The purpose was to facilitate the transfer of ESL students into the college preparatory curriculum. 1988.
Office of Bilingual Education, California State Department of Education; Bilingual Education Program, Glendale Unified School District. Provided workshops for elementary school teachers of language minority students in second language acquisition theory and techniques for using the Sheltered English approach in the major content areas. 1987-1988.
Foreign Language Departments, Rowland Heights Unified School District, La Canada-Flintridge Unified School District, La Mirada Unified School District. I provided professional development workshops for foreign language teachers. 1987.