Kim Jaxon is an associate professor of English (Composition & Literacy). She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in the Language & Literacy, Society & Culture program in the Graduate School of Education. Her research interests focus on theories of literacy, particularly digital literacies, participation, classroom design, game theories, and teacher education. She has published a variety of book chapters and articles focused on classroom design, mentoring, and the uses of digital platforms. Kim was awarded the Teacher of Excellence-College Award by the California Association of Teachers of English in 2014. She recently co-authored the book Composing Science: A Facilitator’s Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom (TCPress 2016), which is the culmination of a three-year, NSF funded project focused on the teaching and learning of writing in science. Kim Jaxon Website
March 20, 2017
Making Science: When Does Spaghetti Become a Light Ray?
For the past few years, we have been fortunate to work together in a scientific inquiry class. Bringing together science faculty and composition faculty makes for some lively conversations about the teaching...Category: Educational Practice
February 23, 2017
Epic Learning: Large Class as Intentional Design
Last October, I gave an Ignite talk at the Digital Media and Learning Conference called “Epic Composition.” Below, I offer a more extended look at the design and structures of my “jumbo”...Category: Educational Practice