Podcast # 9: Dr. Doug Fisher – A Conversation about Formative Assessment


Dr. Douglas Fisher joined the Department of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University in 2011 having served as Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education since 1998. In addition, he is a teacher and administrator at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and non-profit organizations, including 8 years as the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego’s urban schools.

He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame, the Farmer award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. In 2011, his book Implementing RTI with English Learners, won the innovation award from the Academy of Educational Publishers.

Fisher is a researcher who is interested in school improvement, especially in the area of quality instruction. Find links to some of his many books here: educational books.  Visit his website here: www.fisherandfrey.com

Register for Dr. Fisher’s Oakland Schools Presentation on October 29, 2014:
Using a Formative Assessment Action Plan to Impact More Successful Teaching and Learning

This podcast can also be found on iTunes (Oakland Literacy Podcast) where you can subscribe to the bi-weekly podcast.



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