Douglas Fisher is Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University, the Co-Director for the Center for the Advancement of Reading at the California State University Chancellor’s office, and the past Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Educational Collaborative. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design, as well as books such as Creating Literacy-rich Schools for Adolescents (with Gay Ivey), Improving Adolescent Literacy: Strategies at Work (with Nancy Frey) and Teaching English Language Learners: A Differentiated Approach (with Carol Rothenberg). A former early intervention specialists, language development specialist, he has also taught high school English, writing, and literacy development to public school students. Some of his presentation topics include content literacy, ELL, and struggling readers.
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- Adolescent Literacy Workshop, Rincon Middle School, Escondido, CA, December 2006.
- Technical Assistance Provider in New Mexico: Pojoaque Valley, Aztec Municipal, Las Cruces Unified, Albuquerque Unified, State Department of Education, Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, New Mexico University Affiliated Program (UAP), Arc-NM, and Sun-TASH.
- Technical Assistance Provider in Ohio: Mentor Public Schools, Lake County Office of Education, Solon Schools, Mayfield City Schools, and Parent Center.
- Technical Assistance Provider in Pennsylvania: York Schools and GATEWAYS Technical Assistance Staff.
- Trainer, GE Capital Mortgage Company, 1995–1996. Provided training on disability awareness as part of the company diversity program.
- Consultant, San Diego Unified School District, 1993–1996. Provided technical assistance and support to teachers on the development of integrated and functional school and community-based programs as well as individualized adaptations.
- Consultant, Grossmont Union High School District, 1992–1996. Provided technical assistance and support to teachers on the development of integrated and functional school and community-based programs as well as individualized adaptations