Gurupreet K. Khalsa
- Mobile US-AL
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Language Arts and Social Studies, Grades 6-8
Charter College of Education; Instructor of the following courses:
Language Arts and Social Studies, Grades 6-12
Reading, Writing, Walking, Opera, Basketball
I have been a language arts teacher for more than 20 years. I was a Founding Teacher of Odyssey Charter School in Altadena, California, and for ten years was the Language Arts and History teacher for the middle school instructional team. I was also a part time professor in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. I am the immediate past chair of NCTE's Assembly for National Board Certified teachers. Since 2001, I have been actively involved with the Los Angeles Writing Project , where I am a consultant and trainer for the Family Writing Workshops initiative. I am also a part of the California Writing Project‘s ISAW (Improving Student Academic Writing) team, and have given many local and state conference presentations on language arts topics, including the teaching of poetry. Currently, I am writing a monograph about Family Writing Workshops for the National Writing Project as a co-author.
My greatest excitement comes from assisting students in discovering knowledge and concepts that help them to grow as human beings. When young people become lifelong readers and learners, examining how their lives interact with the world around them, I feel that my job as a teacher has been accomplished.
I am currently a doctoral student at the University of South Alabama in Instructional Design and Development. I plan to use my degree to create unique learning experiences for learners at all levels and in a variety of fields.
Professional Presentations on Family Writing Workshops, ISAW, and other writing strategies at NCTE and National Writing Project national conventions; CATE conventions, Urban Sites Conferences, Writing Project institutes.
California Writing Project ISAW (Improving Student Academic Writing) Development Team.
Chair, Assembly for National Board Certified Teachers of NCTE, 2008-2010.
Professional Memberships: NCTE; ASCD; NCHE; Teachers and Writers Collaborative; CATE; SCTE; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Lambda Theta; AECT, MSERA.