I’m Jaime Lynn Longo.
I am a composition scholar, an educational developer, a practitioner of transformative education both in and out of the classroom, and an accidental instructional design evangelist.
As Executive Director of the De La Salle Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, I created a teaching and learning center from the ground up, which gave me valuable insight into faculty pedagogical needs university-wide. As an educational developer at a small university, I was responsible for supporting faculty in every discipline and at every instructional level.
I have a Ph.D. in English from Temple University, with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, one of the only disciplines outside of Education to provide explicit training in pedagogy and assessment.
The workshops and resources that I offer through this site address a wide range of pedagogical areas for professors, teachers, and families, including:
- straightforward teaching strategies for active, engaged, transformative learning experiences,
- adapted mindsets and techniques for building digital engagement with students who are sitting at their dining room tables instead of in your classroom,
- options for using educational technology for effective and meaningful learning experiences, and
- serving as your children’s “guide on the side” as a caregiver so that they can thrive even if the tech fails and the lesson plans fall apart
Effective pedagogy is a lifelong endeavor. Even under normal circumstances, expert educators perpetually seek new options to improve their teaching and better support student learning. Purposeful Pedagogy for Transformative Teaching aims to create a “community of practice” for educators not just to learn about best practices, but to brainstorm concrete strategies for bringing those ideal practices to life for their students. I look forward to learning alongside you!