The following is a sample of my interest and work to advance student learning and foster teacher leadership and professional development in the name of Vibrant Learning.
An introduction to achievement goal theory: Using a learning orientation to improve academic achievement and enhance the social/moral fabric of school life. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Innovations in Psycho-Pedagogical Theory and Practice (pp. 128-139). Shuya, Russia: Shuya State Pedagogical University, (2002).
Another look at character education in Christian schools. Journal for Research in Christian Education, 11, 161-181, with C. A. Sink, (2002). (Refereed)
Presentations & Workshops
Engage, Equip, Empower: Developing a coherent, school-wide philosophy of education. Faculty in-service for Monroe Christian School, Monroe, WA, (May, 2014).
Rethinking the classroom learning space and implications for your teaching. Faculty in-service for Monroe Christian School, Monroe, WA, (January, 2014).
Expanding your personal learning network through Twitter. Presented at the annual CTABC/NWCSI Teachers Convention, Langley, BC, Canada, (October, 2013).
From objective to final grade: Developing a course assessment plan that honors student learning. Workshop for the “Strategies and tools for teaching and learning” faculty retreat, Seattle Pacific University, (September, 2013).
Blogging & Reflection. Faculty training forum for School of Education, Seattle Pacific University, with A. Ellis and D. Wicks, (March, 2010).
ePortfolios in a web 2.0 world presented at the annual Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Higher Education Assessment & Standard V conference, SeaTac, WA, with R. Eigenbrood, A. Lumpe, & D. Wicks, (April, 2009).
True or false: Competence + Motivation = Success for all students presented at the annual Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development conference, Spokane, WA, (November, 2008).
The whole child learning experience: Honoring the spirit in the classroom presented at the annual Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development conference, SeaTac, WA, (November, 2007).
How do we learn? Seminar for the “Becoming globally educated” Day of Common Learning, Seattle Pacific University, (October, 2006).
Learning management: The strategies students employ and how educators can help them improve presented at the ‘4th International Conference on the Social and Moral Fabric of the Learning Community’, University of Hull, Beverley, England, (September, 2004).
ESL instructional assessment and program development with the English as a Foreign Language faculty of America Latina School in, Guatemala City, Guatemala, (July, 2004).
Defining teacher leadership presented at the ‘Citizenship, Moral Education and Civil Society’ conference, The University of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, (May, 2004).
Learning management in the classroom: The teacher’s role presented at the ‘Fourth International Conference on Moral and Ethics in Education’, Shuya State Pedagogical University, Shuya, Russia, (May, 2004).
Getting beyond the plateau – Empowering students with learning tools presented at the annual Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development conference, Spokane, WA, with J. Bond, (March, 2004).
Reflective assessment in the elementary classroom. Faculty in-service for Sherwood Elementary School, Edmonds School District, Edmonds, WA, (November, 2003).
Student leadership: Empowering students with habits of success. Student workshop for River East Collegiate, River East School Division, Winnipeg, MB, with F.Algera, (September, 2000).
Habits of success in school: Developing your leadership potential. Student workshop for École Regent Park, Winnipeg, MB , with F. Algera, (September, 2000).
Context, coverage and content: Evaluating and choosing coursebooks presented at the 28th annual TESL Manitoba Conference, Winnipeg, MB (February, 2000).