Office: Stevenson Hall 3062
Dr. Kelly Estrada
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education
"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." Chinese Proverb.
- [EDSS 446] Language Literacy Across the Curriculum: Middle/Secondary School
- [EDTE 540] Theories/Research Second Language Acquistion
- [EDTE 543] TESOL Practicum
I am a committed and passionate educator and researcher, having worked for the past 14 years in a number of diverse educational settings, including Los Angeles and Philadelphia. From my preparation in the fields of linguistics, anthropology, and education, I have developed a focused, interdisciplinary approach to the tasks and challenges of the field. My particular aim has been to investigate and address the educational experiences of multilingual/multicultural students in the public school setting and the disciplinary literate identity of single subject preservice teachers.
- PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
- MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
- BA, University of California, San Diego, 1988
- Reading/Language Arts Education
- Second Language Acquisition and Literacy
- Curriculum Development and Instruction
- Educational Technology
- Teacher Professional Development
Academic & Professional Experience
- Associate Professor in the Curriculum Studies & Secondary Education Department at Sonoma State University
- Faculty-In-Residence (3 years) for the Freshman Year Experience (FYE) Program (2009-2011)
- PACT Assessment Coordinator (2009-2011)
Recent Scholarship and Publications
- Estrada, K. & Grady, K. (2011). Reflective inquiry and pre-service teachers' conceptions of content area literacies. Reflective Practice 12(6), 749-762.
- Estrada, K. (2006). Response for Chapter 8 Advocacy: "What are some key elements in advocating for ELL education programs?" In Hamayan, Else and Freeman, Rebecca (Eds.), English language learners at school: A guide for administrators. Philadelphia, PA: Caslon Publishing.
- Estrada, K. & Hamilton, R. (2006). Response to Chapter 6 Professional Development Questions: "What types of professional development have you found to be effective for your staff?" & "How can administrators support their teachers to sustain and extend the teachers' professional development regarding English language learners?" In Hamayan, Else and Freeman, Rebecca (Eds.), English language learners at school: A guide for administrators. Philadelphia, PA: Caslon Publishing.