Presentations & Publications

Here are some global education initiatives I’m involved in at Blue Planet Writers’ Room

How Writing and the Arts Contribute to Beautiful, Meaningful International Projects, published in Getting Smart

Angelina, Who Whispered in Three Languages: A Story of One Success in Arts Integration and International Collaboration, published in Teaching Artist Journal

Click the titles to read two of my own stories, “The Mermaid” and “American Cheese Under the Stars.” They were originally published, in traditional print, in Coastlines literary magazine. “The Mermaid” won the Frank & Courtney Brogan Award for Fiction, and “American Cheese…” was a finalist for the Brogan Award in Creative Non-Fiction.

I was honored to be the subject of the Comparative Studies PhD Spotlight in Florida Atlantic University’s Kudoshere (scroll to p. 3)

And here’s a (selected) list of recent conference and professional development presentations:

The Conspicuous Agency of the Absent Thing: An Exploration in Shards                          EGSS Conference, Florida Atlantic University

What’s a Crankie?? Using International Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders                                                             8th Annual Global Education Conference, Global Education Conference Network       Recording of the presentation is available here. You can skip the introductory matter; the thing itself begins at about 2:12.

Lorca in New York: The Power of the Querencia to Bring Otherness into Focus
The (Dis)Order of Things: Mechanisms of Power and Control Conference, Florida Atlantic University

A Bridge of Birds: Creative Work as Positive Resistance
Bridges Rather Than Walls: Blue Planet Writers’ Room 2nd Annual Summer Institute

Using International Story Exchanges to Think Critically about International Affairs
Educational Leadership Program, Lynn University

Tell Me Your Story: Using Creative International Story Exchanges to Introduce Schoolchildren to Global Literacy and Global Issues
Humanities & Social Justice Symposium, Florida Atlantic University

Trading Stories: Connecting Students Across Borders with Creative Story Exchanges 
Blue Planet Writers’ Room 1st Annual Summer Institute

Bringing the World Into Your Classroom: Creating an International Collaboration Project for Your Students
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Do Do That Haiku That You Do So Well! Using Haiku and Haibun to Reinforce Content Knowledge and Comprehension
Palm Beach County School District

Friends in Far-off Places: Creating International Projects in Your Classroom
Palm Beach County Language and Culture Conference

Meet Me In The Third Space: International Collaboration in the Classroom
3-Way Split International Forum, Southend-on-Sea, England

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane—No, It’s Superheroes in Your Classroom!
Palm Beach County Arts Integration Conference

Make a Book & Fill It Up: Integrating Visual Art into the Academic Curriculum
Florida Alliance for Arts Education Symposium

Writing in the Everglades: Integrating Creative Writing and Visual Art into the Science Curriculum
Palm Beach County School District

What Rhymes With ‘Technology’? Making a Podcast Of  Your Students’ Writing
Palm Beach County Education Foundation Conference

Tiger Paws: Creating a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Lingual, Multi-Cultural Webzine With Ethnically Diverse Elementary School Students
Palm Beach County Language & Culture Conference: A Global Vision

The Planet in Your Classroom
Florida Atlantic University Global Education Symposium

Up, Up, Down, Down: Is It Only The Young Who Can’t Sit Still for an Unfamiliar Cultural Experience?
Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities