“Hashtag Activism and Young Adult Literature”

               NCTE Annual Conference, Houston, TX November 16, 2018

“Transforming Learning Spaces with Digital Technologies: Pitfalls and Possibilities”

                NCTE Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO November 18, 2017

“Voices of Advocacy in Imaginary Worlds: Teaching Speculative Fiction with Critical Literacy and Feminist and Queer Theory Perspectives”

NCTE Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. November 20, 2016

“The Gendered Arts of Language in Young Adult Literature: Navigating the Voices of Male and Female Protagonists through Critical Literacy, Active Reading, and Interactive Writing”

   NCTE Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN November 21, 2015

“Embodying Social Issues: Teaching YA Literature As Activist Intervention”

           NCTE Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. November 21, 2014

“Reconstructing the Como Narrative: Creating Space for Neglected Voices in an African American Community”

AERA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April 7, 2014

“Bridging the Gap Between Home and School Through Community Projects”

          Curriculum and Pedagogy Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. November 8, 2013

“Not Our Home: Desegregation and the Closing of Como High School”

           Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

           October 18, 2013

“Ten Minutes Tall”

AERA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. April 27, 2013

“It’s About Time”

AERA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. April 28, 2013

“Paradox, Pedagogy, and Praxis”

ETEN Conference, Coimbra, Portugal. April 19-21, 2012



“Public Discourse and the Common Core State  Standards Initiative”

College of Education Research and Pedagogy Festival, TCU. April 17, 2013



“The Invisible War”

Invited panelist for discussion after documentary viewing. Hosted by Texas Christian University’s Women’s Studies and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). October 28, 2013.

“Creating New Media Projects: A Workshop for 6th-12th Grade English Teachers”

Invited presentation at TCU’s New Media Writing Studio, June 1, 2013. [Co-presented with Curt Rode and Joanna Schmidt]

“Using Scrivener for Writing Projects”

Invited presentation at TCU for College of Education faculty and staff, February 2012.

“Implementing Socratic Circles to Support Dialogic Inquiry in the English Classroom”

Invited presentation for English teachers in Burleson ISD, July 2012.

“Critical Strategies for the English Classroom: Reading Between the Lines”

Invited presentation for English teachers in Burleson ISD, July 2011.

“Effective Vocabulary Instruction in the Secondary Classroom”

Invited presentation for teachers in Everman ISD, October 2006.



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