Full course description

Starts January 12, 2014

Under Common Core, all teachers need to be writing teachers. Unfortunately, many history/social studies teachers have not had significant instruction and/or practice in historical writing. Worse, very few teacher professional development seminars focus on this topic.

Topics covered include:

  • Identify the characteristics of high quality writing
  • Improve argumentative writing
  • Improve informative or explanatory writing
  • improve narrative writing
  • conduct rubric validation
  • incorporate peer review and revision memos.
Scott M. Petri, Ed.D.

Scott M. Petri, Ed.D.

History Teacher

Scott Petri taught social studies for five years at the middle school level and six years at the high school level. He has also served as a coordinator and small school principal in LAUSD. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and a master’s in educational administration from California State University Northridge, and a B.A. in political science from the University of San Diego.

Suzanne Strojny, Ed.D.

English Teacher

Suzanne Strojny earned her B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1992), her law degree from Washington College of Law, American University (1998), and an Ed.D in teacher education in multicultural societies from the University of Southern California (pending, 2014). She has previously taught in multicultural settings ranging from urban Los Angeles to India.