Inquiry & Design Learning Outcomes
* Develop curricula, policies, and learning environments based on the HTH design principles.
* Draw upon students' diverse backgrounds and learning styles to enhance teaching and learning.
* Conduct scholarly inquiry that enriches practice and contributes to the larger educational community.
Differentiating Math Instruction Using Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
This piece is about my experience with implementing multiple choices for students using Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence as a framework. Students were able to choose from "Creative," "Analytical," or "Practical" activities to culminate a mini-project in which they constructed free-standing structures made out of straws.
Differentiating Social Studies Instruction to Promote Educational Equity and Inclusion
This piece is about finding a way to study controversial classroom topics (in this case, the 2008 Presidential Election) while maintaining a safe and inclusive classroom environment for students of diverse backgrounds, particularly those with religious differences.
BTSA Inquiry Project
The pieces included here were completed as part of the California Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program. As part of this program, I conducted a classroom-based inquiry into a topic of my choice and documented action steps, student outcomes, and reflective experiences. The Individual Induction Plan contains my inquiry question, action plan, and post-inquiry reflection. The Inquiry Speaking Notes document is an outline of the information I presented to colleagues and support providers at the BTSA Colloquium in June 2009.