Courses Taught

SSED 3260/6240 Human Geography

SSED 3370/6370 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools

SSED 4963/7973 Student Teaching Seminar

SSED 3320/7330 Introduction to Literacies in the Social Studies

EDUC 7810 Inquiry into Contexts

EDUC 7500 Education for Citizenship In and Out of Schools

EDUC 7100  Learning In and Out of Schools: Education in the Community

EDUC 6310 Classroom Ecology

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Since 2017

Learning In and Out of Schools: Education in the Community (EDUC 7100) – Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning; July/Summer II 2017. This course engages students in the exploration of the various perspectives and practices associated with cultivating learning in the community and the purposes of education as a part of the education of young people across both in and out of school settings.

Since 2016

Education for Citizenship In and Out of Schools (EDUC 3890/7500) – Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning; Maymester 2016. This special topics course engages students in the exploration of the various perspectives and practices associated with cultivating civic and citizenship as a part of the education of young people across both in and out of school settings.

Since 2015      

Teaching as a Social Practice (EDUC 7500) – Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning; Fall 2015. This is a special topics course course for graduate students seeking a Master’s degree in the Learning and Instruction program from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Students engage in reading research, discussing, collaborative and individual work exploring the work of teaching with a deep consideration of the historical and contemporary contexts shaping teaching as a collection of practices.

Since 2014

Classroom Ecology (EDUC 6310) – Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning; Summer 2014, Spring 2015; Summer 2015; Summer 2017. This is a required course for graduate students seeking a Master’s of Education and licensure in secondary education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Students engage in reading research, discussing, collaborative and individual design of classroom environments with attention to planning, assessing learning, management, and local and national contexts.

Since 2013

Human Geography (SSED 3260/6240) – Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning; Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015. This is a required course for students seeking licensure in the state of Tennessee. Students engage in reading research, discussing, and completing assessments that develop and demonstrate a deepening understanding of spatial thinking and how to teach spatial thinking with a citizenship and civic action focus.

Inquiry Into Contexts (EDUC 7810) – Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning; Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016 (two sections). This is a required course for students pursuing a Master’s of Education degree. Students engage with research that first addresses epistemological and ontological perspectives in teacher/practitioner research and then moves to research methods to support growth in practice within a variety of contexts depending on student needs and interests.

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