190 students pose for a group photo after attending the EOP Summer Bridge Orientation on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 
(Jessica Bartlett/Student Photographer)

#2NextPrez: Film from Students at Chico State

I spent the past few weeks working with my colleague, Dr. Tracy Butts, 19 cool writing mentors from our English Department, and 191 incoming freshmen at Chico State. The students are part of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) on our campus. Students spend two weeks living in the dorms– and as first generation college students–they are…

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Connected Learning Summer

In case you haven’t seen the Connected Learning MOOC yet, you should consider checking it out. Still plenty of time to jump in and make, collaborate, and play, or even just lurk. Peter Kittle, Jarret Krone and I just finished a week leading the charge in making and thinking with memes. It has been awesome.…

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WriteOn! May 6, 2014 (Now with Pictures!)

Here are pictures from our event. Thank you to the 280 students who shared their work! Join students from English as we celebrate the papers, films, websites, poems, Ignite talks, research, and other scholarly projects they have created this semester. Our flyer with more information can be found HERE. Tuesday, May 6, 2014: 2:00-5:30pm in…

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Featured Student Work

Students have created some stunning projects for our Reading Literature for Future Teachers class. Recently, they chose a young adult/children’s book author to study and then created multimodal projects representing the texts. Here are a few of my favorites: Morgan Minor filmed her dance group’s representation of being silenced, a powerful idea from the book…