Vita
Barbara E. R. Swaby,
Professor of Education

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

PhD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Education/Reading, 1977

M.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Education/Reading, 1973

B.A. Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee Music Education, 1968

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1989 to present Professor of Education, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Present Director of the Reading Program, UCCS
Director of the Graduate Reading Clinic, UCCS

2004-2006 Educational Consultant, Space Foundation, Colorado Springs

1983-1989 Associate Professor of Education, UCCS

1977 - 1983 Assistant Professor of Education, UCCS
Director of the Reading Program, UCCS
Director of the Graduate Reading Clinic, UCCS

Fall 1979 Assistant Test Item Writer of Criterion Referenced Test
Instrument, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1975 - 1976 Instructor, Elementary Reading Methods and Foundations of
Education, School of Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1974 - 1977 Teaching Assistant, School of Education, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis Minnesota

1972 - 1974 Remedial Reading Teacher, Urban League Street Academy,
Minneapolis, Minnesota

1968 - 1971 Elementary and Secondary Teacher Iona Schools, Jamaica West
Indies

AWARDS

2007 Nominated for an Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado at
Colorado Springs

2006 Special Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

College of Education Service Award
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Retired Teachers of School District #11 Community Service Award

1996 Who's Who Among America's Teachers

1993 - 1994 Bank One Colorado Corporation Faculty Community Service Award

1993 National Telly Award for "Journey into Literacy" Series

1990 Outstanding Citizen of Colorado Springs Award

1989 "Hometown Hero" Award

1989 University of Colorado Presidential Teaching Scholar

1989 Certificates of Service Awards from Pikes Peak Community College and
School District # 11

1988 Martin Luther King Junior Community Service Award, Colorado Springs,
Colorado

1988 Women Who Make a Difference, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

1985 Literacy Award: Colorado Springs Chapter, International Reading
Association

1983 Outstanding Educator of the Year: Phi Delta Kappa, Colorado Springs
Chapter

1982 Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Education University of
Colorado, Colorado Springs

1980 Outstanding Teaching Award: (University Wide) University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs

1979 Outstanding Young Women of America: Certificate


TEACHING

Coursework at UCCS

Curr. 5410 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
Curr. 5400 Teaching reading in the Content Areas
Curr. 5411 Psycholinguistics and Reading
Curr. 5430 Reading Clinic Procedures: Elementary
Curr. 5431 Reading Clinic Procedures: Secondary
Curr 5401 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
Curr. 5402 Workshop: Teaching the Basal
Curr. 5442 Workshop: Great Books in Education
Curr. 5403 Workshop Introduction to Clinical Experiences
Curr. 5440 Workshop: Oral Language Development in Reading
Curr. 5404 Workshop: Facilitating Reading in the Preschool and Kindergarten
Classroom
Curr. 5212 Workshop: Teaching Reading to Gifted Readers
Curr. 5412 Workshop: The Reading Writing Connection

All Courses developed by Dr. Barbara Swaby

Courses taught outside of the University of Colorado

Curr. 5410 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
Curr. 5401 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
Curr. 5404 Facilitating Reading in the Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom
Curr. 5412 The Reading - Writing Connection

Journey into Literacy

All five classes taught as part of a Certificate in Early Reading Instruction offered in cooperation with Jones Network. Classes offered nation-wide and in several foreign countries.

  • Workshop: Effective Reading Instruction

School District # 11, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Taught several times)

  • Workshop: Neurolingusitics and Reading

Taught for the Harrison School District, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Workshop: Strategies for the Effective Instruction in Reading Instruction

Taught for the Harrison School District, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • The Reading Writing Connection

Taught for School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
  • Psychological Foundations of Education

The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

ADVISEES

Major Advisor: 300+

Member of Thesis Committee 300+

SCHOLARSHIP

Reports

2002 "The Administrator's Guide to Reading Program Evaluation"* Text in Progress.
Expansion of the 2001 booklet.

2001 Instructional Booklet: "The Principal's Role in the Evaluation of Reading
Programs" Prepared for School District # 8

1993 Set of Twelve Video Tapes: "Journey into Literacy"
Winner of the 1993 National Telly Award

1989 Report to the Colorado Department of Education on the Reading Program:
School of Education, The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

1988 Video Tape: Reading Instruction: The Basic Instructional Sequence for the
Teaching of Reading Prepared for School District #11, Colorado Springs,
Colorado

1979 Video Tape: Reading Instruction: The Parent's Role Made for the Board of
Cooperative Services to be used at Parent Involvement Council meetings
throughout the State of Colorado

1979 Instructional Booklet: "Fostering Comprehension in the Junior High School
Classroom," (Written with Judy Jones) Published by School District #11,
Colorado Springs, Colorado

1978 Instructional Booklet: "Reading Strategies for High School Teachers" (Written
with John Horbatz and Judy Jones) Published by School District #11, Colorado
Springs, Colorado

Tests

1982 Contributing author of Reading Comprehension subtest of the National
Assessment of Educational Progress Reading and Writing Components

1978 Co - author of Functional and Critical Reading subtests of the National
Assessment of Educational Progress Reading Test, Held major responsibility for the location and writing of test items for these subtests.

Published Articles

  • 'Parents Can Foster Comprehension Growth in Children.' The Reading Teacher, December, 1980. Pgs. 280 - 283
  • 'The Elaborated Reading Guide: A Resource for English Teachers.' The Indiana Reading Quarterly, Fall, 1980, Pgs. 19-29

  • 'What is Important in a Reading Lesson.' The Reading Teacher, March, 1982, pgs. 391 - 397
  • 'Instructional Repeated Readings,' The Reading Teacher, December,1982, pgs. 391 - 397

  • 'Questions Most Often Asked About Reading and the Gifted,' Teaching Exceptional Children, 1982
  • 'The AIME: A Classroom Model for the Instruction of Gifted Readers.' Indiana Reading Quarterly, Fall 1982, pgs. 28 - 31

  • 'What is Important in a Reading Lesson.' Published article reprinted in Motivating Children and Young Adults to Read.(2nd edition) Ruth Loring and James Thomas, editors. The Oryx Press, 1983
  • 'Effective Skill Instruction.' The Clearinghouse, 1983

  • 'Fan Out Your Facts.' The Reading Teacher, May, 1984, pgs. 914 - 916
  • 'Neurolinguistic Applications for the Remediation of Reading Problems.' (Written with Diane Arnold) The Reading Teacher, May, 1984, pgs. 914 - 916

  • "The Struggle to Keep Literacy Afloat in the United States: Getting the Children Back in the Boat" The Meantime: A quarterly publication for Urban educators and school-choice proponents, Fall 2006, pgs. 6-13

Books for Educators

  • Teaching and Learning Reading: A Pragmatic Approach, Little, Brown and Company, 1984
  • Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties, Allyn and Bacon Company, 1989

  • Basal Readers: A Practical Workbook for Teachers, Skipping Stone Press, 1991
  • Journey Into Literacy, Mountain Peak Press, 1992

  • Revision and reprinting of Journey Into Literacy, P.S. Books, Publisher, 1997

Books for Children

  • The Bluebird's New Adventure, Mountain Peak Press, 1991

  • Love Is, Book and Learning Packet, Current Inc. 1993
  • I Like Colors, Book and Learning Packet, Current Inc., 1993

  • My Grandpa Henry, Book and Learning Packet, Current Inc., 1993
  • Black Pearl, 2000 Currently being sent several publishers

  • Seven children's books currently out for review

Other Scholarly Work

  • Writer of three training programs for integrating Language Arts and Science instruction in the Elementary and Middle School. Work done for the Space Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO. 2005-2006

  • Writer: 120 Formal Lessons in Reading: Wrote the entire Reading Component, Grades 1 through 5 for the Fountain Fort Carson Summer School program 2002 - 2003

Extended Activities

  • Consultant: Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich Publishers. Participating Educator with responsibility for Reading, K-12 and Remedial Learning for the 1986 Basal Reading Series

  • Consultant: School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ten day observation, demonstration of teaching experiences, September to December 1983
  • Consultant: School District #11, Elementary Education Department, 1980 - 1981

  • Consultant: Harrison School District, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Taught two seven week courses: Linking Learning With Instruction and Gifted Reading and Neurolinguistic Programming. September to December, 1983
  • Consultant: Cheyenne Mountain Schools, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Two day training session: 'Effective Reading Instruction' Spring 1984

  • Consultant: Canon City Schools, Canon City, Colorado In-service training: 'Choosing and Using a Basal.' November 1984 to September 1985
  • Consultant: Pine Valley Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Involved observation, demonstration teaching and instruction in Reading and Writing. October 1985 to March 1986

  • Consultant: John Adams Elementary School, School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Involved observation, evaluation and instruction of the teaching of reading. September 1985 to March 1986
  • Consultant: Penrose Elementary School, School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Presentations on effective reading instruction. September to December 1986

  • Consultant: Wilson Elementary School, School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado. September 1986 to March 1987
  • Consultant: Language Arts Committee, School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado. January to May, 1989

  • Consultant: Gateway Elementary, Woodland Park, Colorado. In-service training: Effective Reading Instruction. April to May, 1990
  • Consultant: Abrams Elementary School, Pueblo, Colorado. Chapter 1 Training, May, 1990

  • Consultant: Jackson Elementary School, Denver, Colorado. In-service training, April 1990
  • Consultant: Rockrimmon Elementary School. Colorado Springs, Colorado. In-service training, April to May 1990

  • Consultant: Will Rogers Elementary School, Colorado Springs Colorado. In-service training. November 1990
  • Consultant: Will Rogers Elementary School, School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado. In-service Training. September to December, 1991

  • Consultant: Gateway Elementary School, Woodland Park, Colorado. In-service Training, September to December, 1991
  • Consultant: School District # 12, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mini Class: Whole Language. January to February, 1991

  • Consultant: School District # 11, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September to October, 1991
  • Consultant: Children's Literacy Center, Junior League of Colorado Springs and School District # 11. 1991 - 1993

  • Consultant: Mini Class (12 hours) Writing Across The Curriculum. February through March, Widefield, Colorado. 1993
  • Consultant: Helen Hunt Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Long term teacher training. 1996 to 1998

  • Consultant: John Adams Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Long term teacher Training 1996 - 1998
  • Consultant: Kansas City, KS. And Kansas City, MO. Public Schools Two Teleconferences on Literacy development. Spring, 2000

  • Consultant: Widefield School District Training all Summer School elementary teachers Summer 2000, 2001 and 2002
  • Consultant: Fountain-Fort Carson Schools Training all Summer School elementary Teachers Summer, 2001 and 2002

  • Consultant: Gateway Elementary School, Woodland Park, Colorado Literacy Development, 2001

Conference Presentations

1977 Presenter: 'Reading Comprehension,' Regional Title 1 Conference, Colorado
Springs, Colorado

1978 Keynote Address: 'Imperatives in Reading Instruction,' Right-to-Read Regional
Conference, Denver, Colorado

1979 Presenter: 'Parent Involvement in Reading Instruction,' International Reading
Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Keynote Address: 'Excellence in Education,' Colorado State Title 1 Reading
Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keynote Address: 'Parent's Role in Assuring Quality Education in Children,' Regional Title 1 Parent Involvement Conference, Denver, Colorado

Keynote Address: 'Motivate Children Toward Learning,' Board of Cooperative Services Annual Parent Involvement Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keynote Address: 'The Right to Read: Societal Partnerships,' Gazette Telegraph Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Speaker: 'Reading and the Gifted Reader,' Pikes Peak International Reading Association Fall Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1981 Presenter: 'The Role of Black Women in Colorado,' Annual Colorado Education and Employment Conference, Community College of Denver

Presenter: 'Parents Helping Children Comprehend,' State Parent Involvement Conference, Denver, CO

Speaker: 'What is Important in Reading Instruction?' Superintendent's Conference, BOCS, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'The Parent's Role in the Development of Gifted Readers,' District Gifted Conference, School District #11, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'The Basic Instructional Sequence for the Teaching of Reading' Title 1 Teacher's Conference, BOCS, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1982 Keynote Address: 'Building Bridges Between the Home and the School,' Regional Title 1 Parent Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'Excellence in Education' Regional Fed Pac Conference, Vail,
Colorado

1983 Presenter: 'The AIME Model for Gifted Readers,' Colorado Council International
Reading Association State Conference

1984 Speaker: 'Effective Reading Education,' School Administrators Spring Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Speaker: 'Effective Reading Instruction,' City Conference Day, Waterloo, Iowa

Keynote Address: 'Linking Learning with Instruction,' Chapter 1 State Reading
Conference, Des Moines, Iowa

1985 Keynote Address: 'Writing and the Writer: A Critical View of Writing
Instruction,' Young Author's Forum, Douglas County Schools, Denver, Colorado

Keynote Address: 'Critical Decisions in the Teaching of Reading,' Regional Reading Conference, Cardinal Stritch University, Madison, Wisconsin

Keynote Address: 'Quest for Excellence: A Twenty Year Journey,' Chapter1 Regional Conference, Denver, Colorado

Presenter: 'Principles of Reading Instruction for Remedial Readers,' Pikes Peak Regional Chapter 1 Parent Teacher Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'Wholistic Approaches to Skill Instruction,' Chapter 1 BOCS Reading Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'Neurolinguistic Programming,' Independent Schools Conference, Fountain Valley Schools, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1986 Keynote Address: 'Literacy: A New Definition for a Media Age,' Newspapers in Education Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'The Process of Languaging,' Chapter 1 Regional Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'The Oral Language - Written Language Connection,' Regional Chapter 1 Parent Involvement Conference, Denver, Colorado

1987 Presenter: 'Motivating Reluctant Readers,' Chapter 1 Regional Parent Involvement Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Panelist: 'The Child At Risk,' School District # 11. Colorado Springs, Colorado

Graduation Address: Teacher Education Program, The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1988 Luncheon Speaker: 'Losing the Right to Read,' The Leadership 80 Education Day, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keynote Address: 'Literacy: Shared Goals, Shared Responsibilities, Chapter 1 Regional Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keynote Address: 'The Twenty First Century of Hopes, Dreams and Futures,' Writing Scenario Awards Ceremony, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keynote Address: 'Parents as the First Teachers' Chapter 1 Regional Conference, Pueblo, Colorado

Presenter: 'The Right to Literacy,' Urban League Symposium on the Family'

Presenter: 'Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement,' Colorado Springs School District # 11 SPA Conference Colorado Springs, Colorado

1989 Presenter: Whole Language: Philosophy and Practice,' School District #11 Media Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'The Changing Focus of Women,' Pikes Peak Community College Women's History Month, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Graduation Speaker: Audubon Elementary School, Colorado Springs Colorado

1990 Presenter: 'A Mind is an Awful Thing to Waste,' Digital Corporation Employees' Education Day, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presenter: 'How Children Learn: How Teachers Teach,' Colorado Springs Park and Recreation Trainees

Presenter: 'The Right to Read: Where Do We Stand?' Curiosity Unlimited UCCS

Presenter: 'Literacy: Trends and Issues,' Colorado Springs Human Resources Management Association

Presenter: 'Reading: Learning and Teaching,' Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keynote Speaker: 'The Family: A Structure in Transition' Colorado Home Economics Association Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1991 Keynote Speaker: 'A Team for Life: Family, School and Community,' Regional Parent Teacher Conference, Denver, Colorado

Presenter: 'Parents as Partners in Education,' Chapter 1 Regional Parent Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1992 Keynote Speaker: 'Home - School Partnerships: A National Imperative,' Pikes Peak 14th Annual Regional Parent Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keynote Speaker: 'Journey Into Literacy,' Colorado State Kindergarten Conference, Denver, Colorado

2000 Speaker: 'Extending Literacy Experiences' Literacy Conference: Diocese of Colorado Springs

Other Presentations

1998 Faculty Presentation: University of Colorado Regents

SERVICE

University Level - University of Colorado

1977-1979 Faculty Discipline Committee

1979 Faculty Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

1980 Search Committee: Personal Director
Search Committee: Affirmative Action Director
Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women
Search Committee: Communication Arts

1981 Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women
Preliminary Evaluation Committee for Pamela Shockley (LAS)
Search Committee: Communication Arts
Primary Review Committee for the reappointment of Joan Klingel (LAS)
Teaching Awards Committee
Student Discipline Committee
Primary Review Committee for reappointment of Cynthia Truant (LAS)

1982 Preliminary Review Committee for the reappointment of
Constance Staley (LAS)
Teaching Awards Committee
Search Committee: History Department
Primary Review Committee for reappointment of Pamela Shockley (LAS)

1983 Appeals to Committee for UCCS Faculty
Senate Committee on the Status of Women
Search Committee: Philosophy Department (LAS)
University Teaching Awards Committee
Faculty Evaluation Committee for the Tenure of Joan Klingel (LAS)
Faculty Evaluation Committee for the Tenure of Janice Hays (LAS)
Graduate School Executive Committee

1984 Graduate School Executive Committee
Faculty Committee on the Status of Women
Primary Review Committee for reappointment of Constance Staley (LAS)

1985 University Minority Committee
Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women
University Committee on Excellence in Teaching
Primary Review Committee for reappointment of Linda Dickson (LAS)

1986 Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women
University Committee for the Excellence in Teaching
Vice Chancellor's Review Committee
Salary Equity Committee

1988 Primary Review Committee for the Reappointment of Linda Dickson

1990 Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee
UCCS Teaching Committee

1991 Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee
Faculty Evaluation Committee for the Promotion of Joan Klingel (LAS)

1992 Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee
University Teaching Committee

1993 UCCS Teaching Committee
Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee

1997 Primary Review Committee for the Tenure of Connie Staley (LAS)

1998, Vice Chancellor's Review Committee
2001-2003

2004-2005 College of Education Primary Review Committee
College of Education Grievance Committee

2005 College of Education Dean's Review Committee
Dean's Review Committee for Kathy LaSalla College of Nursing

School Level

1978 School of Education Test Organization Committee
Dean's Advisory Council

1979 Dean's Advisory Council
Search Committee: Special Education

1980 Faculty Evaluation Committee

1981 Interviewing Committee: Teacher Education Program

1982 Admissions Committee
Search Committee: Gifted Education
Writer: Self Study Document: Reading Program

1983 Search Committee: Dean of the School of Education
Faculty Evaluation Committee
Search Committee: Gifted Education
Master Teacher Program Committee

1984 Dean's Review Committee
Grievance Committee

1985 Faculty Evaluation Committee
Search Committee: Administration

1986 Search Committee: Educational Leadership
Faculty Evaluation Committee

1988 Evaluator: Colorado Teacher Awards

1989 Grievance Committee

1990 Grievance Committee
Faculty Review Committee

1991 Dean's Review Committee
Writer: NCATE report for the Graduate Reading Program

1992 Faculty Evaluation Committee
Grievance Committee

1993 Faculty Evaluation Committee
Grievance Committee

1998 Grievance Committee

1999 Primary Review Committee
Grievance Committee

2000 Faculty Evaluation Committee: Chair Grievance Committee

2001 - 2006 Grievance Committee

2003 Search Committee: Special Education

2006 Search Committee: Teacher Education

Program Area Level

1977 Director: Graduate Reading Program
to present Director: Fall and Summer Reading Clinics

1978 Search Committee

1983 Rewriting and reorganization of Graduate Reading Program

1984 Writer of the Self - Study document for the Reading Department
Writer of the Colorado Department of Education document for Reading
Writer of the NCATE document for the Reading Department

2002 Writer: NCATE document for the Reading Program

2003 Writer: NCATE Document and Rejoinder for the Reading Program

2006 Writer: Reading Directorate Folio for the Graduate Reading Program

Community Level

1980 Screening Committee for the National Urban League Essay Contest

1984 Board Member: United Way
Board Member: Women's Resource Agency

2002 Board Member: Leadership Preparatory Charter School

2003 Presentation: "Literacy and Diversity"
Presented to the Diversity Committee, Department of Human Services

2006 Provided free literacy screenings to any child from the Katrina devastated
areas

2006 Director: Literacy On The Go (LOGO) Project providing books for
to present children of low wealth in Colorado Springs. Since 2006, LOGO has
provided over 1,800 bags of books to children in the Colorado Springs area

1977 Provide between 250 and 500 free reading assessments to children in the to present region. In 2006, more than 500 such assessments were provided

1977 The Graduate Reading Program provides two free reading clinics for area to present children. All services related to literacy that are provided by the reading
Program are offered at no cost to children

Regional and State Professional Service

1978 Speaker: "Integrating Reading Skills."
Roaring Fork Schools, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

1980 In-service: 'Comprehension Development,' Peyton Colorado

Demonstration Lessons: North Elementary School, Brighton, Colorado

Presentation: 'Reading Instruction,' South Elementary School, Brighton,
Colorado

Presentation: 'Improving Reading Skills' Leadville, Colorado

Four day teacher training session: South Elementary School, Brighton, Colorado

Presentation: 'The Basic Instructional Sequence for the Teaching of Reading,' Southeast Elementary School, Brighton, Colorado

1981 Mini - Course: 'Improving Reading Instruction' Woodland Park Schools,
Woodland Park, Colorado

Presentation: 'Effective Reading Instruction' School District #60, Pueblo, Colorado

Presentation: 'Text Evaluation,' Lewis Palmer Elementary School, Monument, Colorado

Presentation: 'Effective Reading Methods,' Fort Collis Elementary School, Fort Collins Colorado

Presentation: 'The Basic Instructional Sequence' School District # 60, Pueblo, Colorado

Presentation: 'Reading Workshop,' School District # 70, Pueblo, Colorado

Presentation: 'Learning to Read: More Than Sandpaper Letters,' The Montessori School, Boulder, Colorado

Six hour Workshop: 'Effective Reading Instruction,' Widefield Schools Widefield, Colorado

1983 Presentation: "Meeting the Needs of the Slow Learner," Pueblo Schools,
Pueblo, Colorado

Presentation: 'Effective Reading Instruction in the Chapter 1 Classroom,' Englewood, Colorado

Presentation: 'Improving Comprehension Instruction,' Canon City IRA, Canon City Colorado

Presentation: 'Linking Writing with Reading,' Harrison Elementary School, Canon City, Colorado

Presentation: 'Improving Instruction in Comprehension,' McKinley Elementary School, Canon City, Colorado


1984 Workshop: 'Higher Level Comprehension Skill Instruction,' Chapter 1
Staff, Pueblo, Colorado

Workshop: 'Critical Thinking,' Littleton Schools, Littleton, Colorado

1985 Workshop: 'Classroom Applications of NLP Strategies,' Summer Institute, Boulder, Colorado

Workshop: 'Excellence in Instruction: Focus on Diagnostic Instruction,' Chapter 1 Teachers, Pueblo, Colorado

1986 Presentation: 'Critical Thinking,' Chapter1 Teachers, Aurora, Colorado

Presentation: (Two Days) 'The Reading Writing Connection,' Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden Colorado

1988 Presentation: 'Whole Language: What Is It?' Parker Elementary School,
Parker, Colorado

Presentation: 'Developing Reading and Writing in the Elementary School,' Jefferson County Public Schools, Denver, Colorado

Presentation: 'Curriculum Adaptations for At-Risk Students,' Chapter 1 Teachers, Denver, Colorado

1989 Workshop: 'Appropriate Instruction for At - Risk Children," Deane
Elementary School, Denver, Colorado

1997 All Day Workshop: 'Appropriate Literacy Instruction' Pueblo School for
the Arts and Sciences, Pueblo, Colorado

1998 All Day Workshop: 'Literacy Instruction' Ellicot Schools Gateway
Elementary School: Woodland Park

1999 All Day Workshop: 'Literacy Instruction' Pueblo School for the Arts and
Sciences.

2000 Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO Public Schools: Two
Teleconferences: 'Literacy Development'

Local Professional Service

425 Workshops from 1977 to 2003

Topics Include:
Adapting the Basal Adult Reading
Affective Dimensions of Teaching Appropriate Instruction
Assessment Assisting Slow Readers
Atypical Learners Balanced Reading Instruction
Balancing Reading Instruction Basic Instructional Sequence
Bloom's Taxonomy Colorado Third Grade Literacy Bill
Comprehension Comprehension Development
Comprehension Strategies Continuous Processing Strategies
Critical Thinking Curriculum Modification
Decoding Strategies Diagnosis and Remediation
Diagnostic Instruction Effective Reading Instruction
Evaluating Basal Readers Excellence in Reading Education
Facilitating Literacy Fostering Emergent Literacy
Gifted Reading Grouping Strategies
Imperatives in a Reading Lesson Improving Reading Instruction
Instructional Imperatives Instructional Strategies for Reading
Integrating the Language Arts Language Development
Languaging Literacy Development
Literacy Imperatives Literacy Training
Multicultural Issues in Education Neurolinguistic Programming
New Teachers' Inservice in Literacy New Teacher Services
Oral and Graphic Language Connections Parent Involvement
Parent Partnerships Parents as Partners in Education
Parents' Role in Literacy Development Phonic Analysis
Preschool Literacy Principles of Whole Language
Priorities in Reading Instruction Professional Partnerships
Questioning Strategies Reading and the At-Risk Learner
Reading and the Gifted Reader Reading and Writing Connections
Reading Development Reading in the Content Areas
Remediation Skill Development
Skill Instruction Teaching with the Basal
The Golden Mean Vocabulary Development
Whole Group Instruction Whole Language
Whole Reading and Writing Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing and Reading Writing Instruction


1997 4 Video Conferences: The Learning Exchange, Kansas City, MO.
1 One Credit Class: Writing Across the Curriculum, Colorado Springs
Christian School
Long Term Consulting: (30+ hours)
John Adams Elementary
Helen Hunt Elementary
Lorraine Elementary
Beacon Elementary

1999 3 Video Conferences: The Learning Exchange, Kansas City, MO
Long Term Consulting: (30+ hours)
Lorraine Elementary
Beacon Elementary
Summer School Training for all Summer School Teachers of
Literacy in School District 8

2000 2 Video Conferences: The Learning Exchange
Long Term Consulting: (30+ hours)
Aragon Elementary
Giberson Elementary
Literacy Testing: Tutmose Academy
Summer School Training: District 8

2001 Long term Consulting (10 to 20 hours)
Mountainside Elementary School
North Elementary School
Giberson Elementary School
Aragon Elementary School

2002 Long Term Consulting (15 to 20 Hours)
Mountainside Elementary
North Elementary
Leadership Preparatory Charter School

2003 Full Day Presentation: 'Diagnostic Techniques for Reading
Coaches' Reading Coaches - School District # 11
Full Day Presentations: 'Effective Reading Instruction'
Patriot Elementary School
Mountainside Elementary School
Fountain - Fort Carson District # 8
Fountain Fort Carson Schools
Professional Mentor for the Wasson High School Mentor Program

2005 University of Colorado/Hawaii Four days of Video Conference Training
Grandfriends Literacy Training: 2005
Professional Development: D20/Space Foundation: Literacy/Science
Model for Discovery Canyon Elementary Reading Instruction
D11 Literacy Coaches Training (9 sessions)
D20/Space Foundation/Science and Literacy Training for Eagleview
Middle School Carver Elementary School: Literacy Training: Year Long Training

Professional Memberships

International Reading Association