Digital Portfolio Page 3: Teacher

Teaching Experience

I taught my first college class, Multimedia Journalism, in 2015 at Diablo Valley College. Since then, I have taught the following classes:

  • Multimedia Journalism (DVC)
  • Mass Media of Communication (DVC, Los Medanos College)
  • Data Journalism (CSU San Francisco)
  • Video Journalism (CSU San Francisco)
  • Digital Newsgathering (CSU San Francisco)
  • News Laboratory (DVC, Contra Costa College)
  • News Production (DVC, Contra Costa College)
  • Newswriting (DVC, CCC)

In total, I have taught 134 units at the college level since 2015.

Teaching mantra: You belong here

In my experience, many students are shy and/or lack confidence. That’s why my classroom is a judgment-free zone. We’re all here to learn: myself included! You belong here and I can help you accomplish your goals.

I utilize fun videos and lectures to draw students in and capture their attention. Here is an example of an intro video for an online class in Fall 2020.

Professional Development

I have attended more than 20 hours of college-sponsored teaching workshops and training programs. Among the topics covered:

  • Equity-based learning
  • Equity vs. Equality
  • Anti-bias Training
  • Online Teaching
  • Building Student Relationships

Professional Organizations

  • Member – Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) since 2016
  • Member – Latinx Faculty and Staff Association at Contra Costa College (2020)

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