•  
     
     
    Christopher Hendrickson
    Voice mail: 630.784.7200 (8656)
     
    Room: G183
     
    Current Courses:
    Sophomore English
    Communications Studies
    Creative Writing
    _______________________
           2014
     
     

    Background:

     
    Education:
    BA: Double Major: English and Speech Communications; Minor: Theater. 
       Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
    MA: Education: Instruction and Curriculum.
       North Central College, Naperville, IL
     
    Experience:
    I have been teaching English and Communications courses at South since 1993-94. 

    Previous Courses:
    Communications Studies (A and I-level)
    Interactive Communications
    Sophomore English (A and I-level)
    Junior English (I and R-level)
    Creative Writing
    Senior Rhetoric
    Applications in Writing
    Senior English (R-level)
    Popular Literature.
    I also work with a small group of at-risk freshmen each year.
     
    Personal:
    I have two children. Joshua: 13, HFA, loves history, enjoys reading and playing rugby; and Jenna: 11, thinks school is fine, loves animals, swims competitively, runs 5k's and races triathlons. We also have two yellow labs, Teddy (the saint) and Gus (the devil with fur).
     
    When I am not at school, I try to spend my time playing games with my children, reading, playing guitar, swimming, biking and running, but mostly I just drive my children from one sport or activity to another.


    Additional Graduate Course Work:
    Helping Struggling Readers with Content Area Learning
    Effective Teaching Strategies
    Literature Instruction: Writing across the Curriculum
    Literature Instruction: Reading across the Curriculum
    Developing Characteristics of Young Adolescents/Implications for Teaching and Learning
    Emotional Literacy Skills
    At-Risk Student Classroom Strategies
    Creating a Safe Learning Environment
    Classroom Management: Practical Solutions
    Using Technology in the Classroom 1
    Using Technology in the Classroom 2
    Young Adult Literature
    Literature Genre Studies
    Differentiated Classrooms
    Incorporating Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
    Using the Arts to teach Reading Comprehension
    Continuing Spanish for Educators 2
    Continuing Spanish for Educators 3
    Trends in Education: Engaging the Brain to Read and Learn
    Teaching at the Middle Level
    Socratic Seminar Leadership Skills