Professional Consultations and Reviews
I wrote and compiled the English alignment matrix, aligning San José State University’s English Subject Matter Preparation Program with the Common Core Standards, due by June 30, 2014. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved the Alignment matrix on June 30, 2014. I also served as a reviewer for the English alignment matrices of Chico State and CSU Stanislaus, and was a member of the cohort that designed the rubric for reviewing the alignment matrices.
I wrote and compiled an 802-page document for San José State University’s English Program Approval for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) –CCTC approved the English Program Approval document, December 2006
Chairing a session, “English Teacher Education 2005: Politics, Policy, and Prospects” at the NCTE National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA; November 20, 2005
Book review of Children’s Literature Briefly, 3rd edition for Merrill Education/Prentice Hall Publishers—I completed an analysis of the 22 chapters of the book, identifying strengths, weaknesses, accuracy, relevancy, readability and presented revision suggestions; the review was completed in July, 2005.
Manuscript review of five chapters of Discovering Children’s Literature in the 21st Century for Houghton Mifflin Publishers, College Division—again I provided analysis and revision suggestions for this manuscript; the review was completed in August 2005.
I was a co-consultant reviewing “Washington State Grade Level Expectations in Writing: A New Level of Specificity” for Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The review was completed in July 2005.