ABOUT

   
I am a senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the director of professional development for Understanding Language , a research and professional learning project focused on improving instruction and assessment of all students, with an extra emphasis on serving the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse learners. I consult for national and international teacher development projects that promote language, literacy, lesson design, and formative assessment practices. My current research focuses on developing classroom instruction that fosters rich communication and productive academic conversations across disciplines and grade levels.

Professional Development 

I work with schools, districts, counties, and states on the topics above. I also give professional development workshops, keynotes, and presentations for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

Online Professional Development

I am also an instructor for online professional development courses that are offered by Stanford University. Go to ell.stanford.edu for current course listings. 

Books & Articles