ALL conference 2015: Interactive Technologies

Thank you for attending my workshop today on using interactive technologies in the classroom!  I hope you found the workshop inspiring and informational!

Here is a link to the presentation from today’s workshop:

I would love to hear about your use of technology in the classroom.  Please leave a comment below if you’d like to share your infusion of technology!


ALL conference 2015: Gagne’s 9 Events

Thank you to everyone who attended my workshop on using Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction to create engaging instructional lessons.

Here is the link to the presentation:

If you have any questions or would like to share your experience with using these 9 events to transform your classroom please feel free to share in the comments below!


NCHEA Workshop: Google Drive

The NCHEA Tri-Campus Teaching Conference is such a wonderful event to bring together faculty from the three north county colleges.

Below is the presentation for the session titled “Google Drive for Collaboration”. I hope you find the information not just useful but also inspiring!

Please use the comment field to share any additional thoughts or share your experiences:


Palomar College Learning Communities!

Palomar Learning Communities are an excellent way to help build classroom community!

Students:  enroll today!

Faculty: Link with a class in the future, you won’t regret it!

PD Workshop: Student Response Systems

This presentation introduces you to several tools you can use in the classroom for communication and collaboration. Please keep in touch and let me know if you try out one of these interactive tools!

PD Workshop: Google Drive in the Classroom

Thank you to everyone who attended my PD workshop today!

Here is the presentation:

Please let me know if and how you use Google Drive!

You can easily share your experiences right here by adding a comment.

MSJC Academy: Blogging to Increase Student Engagement and Community

Today I presented a workshop at the MSJC Academy on using student blogs in the classroom.  Below are the presentations.

If you attended this session please leave me a comment and let me know what you learned, what you still have questions on, or if you choose to use blogs I would love to hear how you implemented them in your class!


My first Google Hangout w/ @Center_Ed: Using Google Drive

I just participated in my very first Google Hangout with @Center_Ed.  Although I loved being able share this active teaching strategy, what was even more fun for me was using this new tool!!!  I had never used Google Hangouts and now I have a fun new tool to use and share with others.  I think I know a new Professional Development workshop for Palomar College!

Here is the video of our Hangout, Enjoy!

Lesson planning… steps to success

I recently learned about Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction.

Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction are based on cognitive learning theories and the sequence in which we process information. Gagne, Wager, Golas, and Keller (2005) define instruction “as a set of events external to the learner designed to support the internal processes of learning. The events of instruction are designed to activate the processes of information processing, or at least to parallel their occurrence, and support the process” (p. 194). This is the basis for the linear path of the 9 events of instruction which are in order starting with:

  1. gaining attention
  2. stating objectives
  3. recalling previous learning
  4. presenting the content/material
  5. providing or facilitating learning
  6. eliciting performance
  7. giving feedback about the performance
  8. assessing the performance
  9. focusing on retention and transfer of knowledge

I am a very big fan of infographics and found an awesome site with infographics for each of the 9 events of instruction:

Workshop: Google Drive in the Classroom

Below you will find my presentation on using Google Drive in the classroom:

Please share with me your ideas for using Google Drive in your classroom!