Laurie  Johnson

Educator, ELL Specialist

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

Instructor, Education Department

Arizona Christian University

Designed and taught Curriculum and Instruction and SEI 201 / 490 courses. Placed students in observation experiences and served as an academic advisor. Trained adjunct and full-time faculty in active learning strategies to increase student engagement and achievement. Represented ACU at the national Teaching Professors conference in Atlanta, GA (May 2015.)

Aug 2012 - May 2015

Online Instructor, Education Department

Mesa Community College

Taught SEI endorsement courses in Canvas and face-to-face at both the Dobson and Red Mountain campuses. Designed a hybrid Teacher Leader course using Canvas and taught it to a cohort as part of a reading endorsement.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Instructor, American English and Culture Program

Arizona State University

Taught an 8-week session of Low Intermediate Listening/ Speaking and High Intermediate Reading/ Writing to students from various countries.

Aug 1992 - May 2012

Instructor and ELL Program Coordinator

McClintock High School

Taught all levels of ELL (Pre-Emergent, Emergent, Basic and Intermediate.) Served as  ELL coordinator (2006 to 2012) Tested, taught, and documented the progress of active and monitored ELLs. Developed and implemented curriculum to meet and exceed requirements for the state SEI four-hour model. Designed and implemented an ILLP model placing English teachers in content area classrooms. Assisted Sophomore English teachers in modifying curriculum for active or monitored ELLs. Developed TUHSD curriculum maps for ELLs (2005 to 2011.) Developed SEI online training curriculum for TUHSD in 2007.

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - May 2006

Master's Degree in Secondary Education

Northern Arizona University

Emphasis in Educational Technology

Aug 1990 - May 1991

Non-Degree Completion of English and Education Coursework

Pittsburg State University

Coursework required for a 9-12 English / Journalism teaching certificate

Aug 1986 - May 1990

Bachelor's of Science: Journalism

University of Kansas 

Emphasis in news / editorial reporting

Presentations and Trainings

Engaging Minds, Strengthening Memory Conference (June 2015)

-Presented brain-based learning strategies for helping ELLs by increasing their retention of information.

The Teaching Professor Conference (May 2015)

-Presented strategies for forming connections between new content and students' existing knowledge.

Read 180 Workshops for the Tempe Union High School District  and Glendale Union High School District (2004-2011)

-Trained Title One teachers on how to implement Read 180 and rotation-based learning in the secondary Special Education and ELL classrooms.

 

SCHOLASTIC Arizona Summer Seminar (2006, 2007)

-Presented strategies for implementing Read 180 and rotation-based learning in the secondary Special Education and ELL classrooms.

 

OELAS Convention (December 2006, 2007)

-Presented strategies for reading and writing in the ELL classroom.

 

 

References available upon request