Lynda R. Williams

I have been teaching professionally for over 27 years. I taught in the K-12 public school system in California for 12 years. Since then I have taught in Teacher Preparation Programs at California State University, Fullerton and at Utah Valley University. 
My current position as a lecturer at Utah Valley University gives me the wonderful opportunity to teach science and social studies methods to new pre-service teachers.  i like to use an inquiry  based approach and I think it is crucial to make the learning engaging.   I try to teach my students in the way that I would like them to teach their future elementary school students.  
I enjoy designing curriculum that is meaningful and useful for other teachers.   

Along with my writing and research partner, Sandy Jay, I have won two awards for my research presentation on using Interactive Notebooks with Preservice Teachers.  One from the Center for Scholastic Inquiry and one from Utah Valley University Engaged Learning Conference. 
Publications: The CalTPA Prep Guide, 2012
Twitter: lynda williams @lywilliams123