Kara Willett has been an educator in a variety of capacities for the last 17 years. She has worked in public and private elementary school classrooms K-5 and has taught undergraduate and graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She completed her MA in Education in 2007 and her Doctorate in Education in 2013 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her interests lie in critical multiliteracies, pedagogies that support diversity and equal access to education, and writing. She has worked for the CCWP as a grants and professional development coordinator since 2008 and enjoys supporting teachers in their own inquiries, coordinating meaningful professional development programs and networking with local schools, business and other community based organizations.
Designing with Critical Multiliteracies in a Teacher Inquiry Group:
using productive tensions between theory and practice as resources for design