As a former public high school teacher and writing center director, Pam (Farrell) Childers currently holds the Caldwell Chair of Composition at The McCallie School, an all-boys’ college preparatory school, where she directs the WAC-based writing center, team teaches an interdisciplinary science seminar, and teaches writing and independent study courses. She also teaches the Teaching of Writing in the graduate program at Lesley University and serves as an Executive Editor at The Clearing House, where she mentors professional educators at all academic levels. Her workshops, books and other publications have inspired educators around the world to examine their own institutions from new perspectives, to discover their own strengths, and to create visions to improve their own teaching and the engagement of their students.
View Pamela Childer's Resume/Vita, Publications and Workshops.
Establishing High School Writing Centers
Writing Across the Curriculum
The Teaching of Writing (K–16)
High School-College Collaborations
Collaborative Learning and Team Teaching
Creative Writing Workshops
Faculty Development–Multiple Intelligences, Student-Directed Learning
Workshops and Consulting
- Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
- Boston University High School (MA)
- Harpeth Hall (TN)
- Fort Worth Country Day School (TX)
- Cheshire Academy (CT)
- Toledo Public Schools (Ohio)
- Collegiate Academy (VA)
- Mercersburg Academy (PA)
- The Bermuda School for Girls (Bermuda)
- Decatur High School (WA)
- Charlotte Country Day School (NC)
- South Brunswick School District (NJ)
- Casper College, University of Wyoming, and Casper Public Schools (WY)
- NJ State Department of Education–English Core Course Proficiencies Committee
- East Central Writing Centers Association – Annual Conference keynote – Converging at the Vanishing Point - April 2010.
- Chicagoland Writing Center Consortium – keynote address –Understanding and Undergoing Change in Writing Centers, February 26, 2010.
- Academic Literacy Summit – Writing and Learning in the Content Areas - UCDavis –keynote “We’re in This Together: Collaborating on Writing and Learning Across the Disciplines”address – February 4, 2010.
International/National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference – Half-day preconference workshop on High School-College Collaborations (Indiana University, May 2010); Half-day preconference workshop on Secondary School Writing Across the Disciplines, International Secondary or University WAC-based Writing Centers: What’s the Difference?, Writing in the Sciences on the Secondary and College Level:Is There a Connection? (University of Texas-Austin, May 2008
International Writing Centers Association National Conferences – Preconference Workshop It’s O.K. to Ask for Directions: Starting a New—or Entering an Existing—Writing Center, Invited speaker on Humor in the Writing Center with Steve Sherwood, Merging Highways: Writing Centers as Collaborative Research Centers with Jeanette Jordan, and Mind the Gap:Creating Safe Spaces for Writing Center Students with Trixie Smith (Las Vegas, Oct. 28-Nov.1 2008
Conference on College Composition and Communication – Half-day workshop on Creating Safe Writing Center Spaces for Diverse Students, panel presentation Redefining University Models for Classroom-based Writing Fellows in Secondary Schools, CCCC Newcomers’ Think Tank, and consultant for the International Network of Writing across the Curriculum Programs (Louisville, 2010)
European Writing Centers Association Conference– Invited workshop presenter Merde in Other Words: Cultural Miscues and Humor in a WAC-Based Writing Center and WAC/WID and the Writing Center: Collaborating Internationally to Address Concerns (Paris, France, May 2010)
European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing – Pre-conference workshop facilitator on Tutoring Writing, and conference workshop presenter Changing Hats: Mentoring (Coventry, England, June 2009)