Stacey Knapp (instructorknapp)

My passion is building 21st century curriculum models packaged in affordable, all-inclusive, "flipped" teaching and learning kits. Not only do students love these low-cost alternatives to high-cost textbooks, but this "plug and play" design helps new teachers 'hit the ground running' and veteran faculty instantly upgrade their traditional pedagogy. My Language Arts and Professional Writing curriculum is Common-Core aligned, student-centered and supported by empirical research. My sequenced writing instruction videos provide closed captioning and a "view do" format that encourages students to actively apply rather than passively receive information. All students benefit from these professional writing strategies and mindsets, but these CC lessons were designed to have the greatest impact on non-native English speakers and/or students who lack a strong written communication background. Please contact me via my website for more information: Instructorknapp.com.

I began my teaching career as a high school Language Arts and AP teacher. After completing my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and a Post-Secondary Teaching Certificate from SFSU's Integrated Reading and Writing program, I began teaching in California community college Reading and English Departments in 2010. I then taught in the SJSU English Department for three years, and now I currently enjoy teaching Technical Writing full-time for the College of Engineering. My background also includes a BA in Journalism, magazine publishing and more than a decade of working as professional writer for Bay Area corporations. My current projects include testing and implementing educational technology to improve student learning outcomes at San Jose State University, designing "flipped" online instructional models and faculty training. In 2016, I became the first SJSU faculty to receive Quality Matters certification for my hybrid (half online/half in-person) writing course and I also received an Exceptional Service to Students Award from California State University (CSU) Chancellor's office in 2015 as well as a Proven Course Redesign with Technology Grant from the CSU in 2016. In 2017, I was awarded a Quality Assurance grant to develop a Quality Matters certified fully-online writing course with a supplemental writing lab instructional design component.

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