I served as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Wisconsin on two courses:
- J202: Mass Communication Practices - Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
o Mean Student Evaluation: 4.76 / 5.00
- J335: Principles and Practices of Reporting. Spring 2017.
o Mean Student Evaluation: 4.43/5.00
J202: Mass Communication Practices
J202 is a six-credit class consisting of six hours of TA lab instruction per week. It is the introductory course to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching students a wide range of communication skills and techniques involved in journalistic writing and strategic communication. Examples of elements taught include: writing breaking news stories, follow-up stories, feature stories, writing and editing for broadcast, editing video content, writing press releases, producing media buy plans, interviewing, publishing web content, utilizing Alternative Story Forms (ASFs), and engaging in product development and marketing.
The image to the left is an example of work from a J202 student. Other examples are contained through the site.
J335: Principles and Practices of Reporting
J335 is an intermediary level reporting class for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. It builds on skills taught in the J202 class, helping students find their journalistic voice and ensuring that they are able to identify the form(s) of journalism which most interests them. The course is also a prerequisite for Masters Students undertaking the professional track MA.
Teaching Qualifications and experience
I also have a Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCE) in Education and Mathematics from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. I hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK.
I taught mathematics to GCSE level to learners aged 11-16. I also taught numeracy to young adult learners at a community college, and English as a Second Language (ESL).
I have been selected as a fellow for the PhDigital Bootcamp Spring 2019. The bootcamp is designed to train communication educators to lead curriculum innovation, particularly in connection with digital communication. I am one of only 20 attendees selected to the course which is fully funded by the Knight Foundation.
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