Meet Jason Stephenson, English * creative writing teacher
What’s your first and last name?
- Jason Stephenson
What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?
- English * creative writing teacher
How are you involved in education?
- In my ninth year of education, I am teaching Pre-AP English 2 and Creative Writing 1 and 2 at Deer Creek High School in Edmond. I am also a co-sponsor of student council. I am teacher consultant for the Oklahoma Writing Project, and I serve on the executive board of the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English.
What does your ideal school or classroom look like?
- Teachers are knowledgeable and passionate.
Students are curious and motivated.
Administrators are the lead learners of the school.
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If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?
- Last year I spur-of-the-moment decided to lead a session on reading in the secondary classroom. This year it might be fun to explore strategies and websites to help students become better writers, especially at argument.
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