In the fall of 2018, I will be moving to the Bosque School to teach 10th grade English. Before this, I taught at the University of Montana Western, the only public institution on the block system. Students take one course at a time and faculty teach one course (capped at 25 students) at a time. At UM Western, each block lasts eighteen days, and students take four blocks a semester. During each course, students attend class M-F for three hours a day. The block system fosters a non-traditional classroom and a re-envisioning of curriculum that is experiential not lecture based. A key component to transforming my instruction is digital humanities. Below are links to collections of student work.
American History I Seminar: Atlantic World Slavery
Colonial Latin America Seminar: Oral History
Modern Latin America Seminar: Race in Latin America
History of Piracy
Introduction to Historical Methods
Students in the News
Kailey’s summer museum internship, Protectors of the Past
Miranda’s oral history project, Rural Schools Research
Grant Funded Oral History Project
Digital Humanities: Sample Student Projects
Students examining primary sources at the Butte/Silverbow Archives in Butte, MT.