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Professional Learning

Providing educators with professional development through workshops, webinars, and resources.
Educators are continually learning – from their teaching experiences, from their students, and from one another.
Honor has been a “lead learner” throughout her career, and she is deeply committed to sharing that learning with other educators. She has created and facilitated well over 100 professional development sessions, from presentations and webinars to workshops and multi-day institutes.
Honor will work with you to design a customized professional learning experience that meets the needs of the participants and advances the goals of your school, district, or organization.

Significant Experiences

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 2007-2010, 2015-2016, and 2017-present
  • Developed and currently teaching “Literacy in the Content Areas,” a blended learning course for the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
  • Taught “Growing Up in America,” an undergraduate course for education majors.
  • Co-facilitated “Teaching Diverse Learners” and “Secondary Clinical Practice” as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
  • Developed and taught “Reading Instruction in the Middle Grades,” a course in literacy across the content areas for all pre-service secondary teachers.

 

Co-Director and Teacher Consultant, San Antonio Writing Project, 2007-2011, 2015-2016
  • Planned, coordinated, and facilitated professional development projects including Invitational Summer Institutes and Annual Conferences.
  • Co-hosted the 2008 National Writing Project Annual Meeting.
  • Planned and facilitated the San Antonio Writing Marathon, a program highlight of the 2008 National Writing Project Annual Meeting.

 

Dean of Instruction, The International School of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas, 2010-2011, 2015-2016

Created and facilitated professional development for the faculty; topics including educational technology for student-centered learning, performance tasks to address globally significant issues, explicit instruction in writing and revision across the content areas, tiered lesson design, and scaffolding for portfolio reflections.

 

Associate Director, Professional Development and Curriculum, Asia Society Education Department, 2012-2013
  • Developed, produced, hosted, and marketed, “Global Learning for Educators,” a twice-monthly webinar series.
  • Created and conducted professional development to support teachers implementing the Graduation Performance System.

 

Educational Consultant and Online Network Facilitator, Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network, 2011-2012
  • Managed and activated network-wide communication and collaboration via an online community.
  • Connected the network, highlighted best practices and opportunities via a weekly newsletter.
  • Designed and facilitated regional and school-based professional development and school site visits.
  • Hosted a ten-week online book study of Flattening Classrooms Engaging Minds.
  • Facilitated meetings, trainings, and workshops for ISSN consultants, school leaders, and teachers.

 

Associate Editor, Voices from the Middle, NCTE’s middle-level journal, 2006-2011
  • Co-wrote calls for submissions and letters from the editor.
  • Assisted in selection of articles for publication.
  • Revised and edited articles according to APA and NCTE guidelines.

 

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2007-2008

Developed and taught “English Methods: Pedagogy for the Teaching of English.”

 

Secondary Literacy Specialist, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas, 2005-2007

Designed and led professional development sessions for English Language Arts and Reading teachers, grades 6-12.

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Leadership and Service

Assessor, World Savvy’s Global Competence Micro-Credentials, 2017-present

 

Reviewer, School Reform Initiative Fall Meeting Pre-Conferences, 2018

 

Reviewer, Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, 2018

 

Reviewer, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program, 2018

 

Reviewer, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program, 2014, 2016

 

Designer, Crosswalk between the Linked Learning approach and the International Studies Schools Network’s Global School Design Model, 2016

 

Assessor, Leadership Simulation for the Master of Education in School Leadership program, Trinity University, 2015

 

Member, Professional Development Steering Committee, New York City Global Education Coalition, 2011-2015

 

Contributor, Mozilla’s Web Literacy Map, 2013

 

Facilitator, online book study of Flattening Classrooms Engaging Minds, 2012

 

Facilitator, Critical Friends Group, School Reform Initiative affiliate, 2003-2011

 

Reviewer, Common Core Crosswalk Team, Texas Education Agency, 2009

 

Vice-President for Membership, San Antonio Council of Teachers of English, 2007-2009

 

Writer and Editor, San Antonio Council of Teachers of English Newsletter, 2006-2007

 

Member, Teacher Resource Center Advisory Committee, McNay Art Museum, 2003-2007

 

Mentor, National Board Certification Candidate Cohort, 2002-2007

 

Assessor, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2001-2005
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Professional Development Partners

Alief Independent School District, Houston, TX
Alief International Academy, Alief Independent School District, Houston, TX
Asia Society, Center for Global Education
Asia Society, International Studies Schools Network
Asia Society, Partnership for Global Learning
Association of Teacher Educators
Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
Bush Middle School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Celebration of Teaching and Learning
Central Catholic High School, San Antonio, TX
Coalition of Essential Schools
Connected Educators Month
Cotton Elementary School, San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Destination Imagination
Digital Media and Learning Conference
Digital Promise: Educator Micro-credentials
Discovery Educator Network
East Asian Studies at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
East Central Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Ed White Middle School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Elsik High School and Ninth Grade Center, Alief Independent School District, Houston, TX
English House, Tblisi, Georgia
Fox Run Elementary School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
German-American Fulbright Program
Global Competence Certificate Program
Global Education Coalition of New York City
Global Education Conference
Global Learning Collaborative, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY
Global Nomads Group
Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Harris Middle School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
High School for Language and Diplomacy, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY
Houston Academy for International Studies, Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX
International School of the Americas, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
International Society for Technology in Education
IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board): Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program
Institute of International Education
Japhet Elementary School, San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
KIPP Camino Academy, KIPP San Antonio Public Schools, San Antonio, TX
KIPP University Prep High School, KIPP San Antonio Public Schools, San Antonio, TX
Krueger Middle School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Lincoln-West School of Global Studies, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland, OH
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Minnetonka Public Schools, Minnetonka, MN
National Council of Teachers of English
North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
Powerful Learning Practice
Primary Source
Randolph Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Reagan High School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Region 3 Education Service Center, Victoria, TX
Roosevelt High School, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Ross Institute
San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Writing Project
Schools of the Future Conference, Honolulu, HI
Southwest Educational Research Association
South San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Southside Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
Texas High School Project
Texas State University, Departments of English and Education, San Marcos, TX
Trinity University, Department of Education, San Antonio, TX
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Uvalde, TX
Vaughn International Studies Academy, Los Angeles Unified School District, San Fernando, CA
Winton Woods High School, Winton Woods City School District, Cincinnati, OH
World Savvy
World View, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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Specialties

English language arts and literacies, global learning,
and integration of instructional technologies.

Literacy Instruction

Best practices and methods for teaching English language arts, content area literacy, and disciplinary literacies.

Global Education

Strategies, approaches, and resources for implementing international studies and global learning.

Digital Learning

Inspiration and guidance for integrating digital technologies and teaching 21st century skills.