Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason has a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis on rhetoric and composition. She has more than a decade of teaching experience including six years as a college English professor. She has designed workshops and classes for elementary, middle, and high school students and is a homeschooling mom of two.

Her passions include pop culture, moral philosophy, essay writing, and reading skills. She designs classes that take a multi-disciplinary, integrated reading-writing approach to make sure learners have context and purpose for everything they create.

During her time as an English professor, Michelle specialized in teaching “developmental” writing, which means she was working with the students who had been deemed unprepared for college-level writing. In that work, she formed a teaching philosophy deeply centered on trust.

She believes that students learn best when they know that their instructor genuinely trusts them to do well. She works hard to avoid assignments and classroom dynamics that create antagonistic power structures. Instead, she wants learners to see her as a supportive guide who genuinely aims to help them reach their own goals.

Michelle is the founder of Dayla Learning, a place for “homeschooling the humanities with humanity,” and the co-founder of SEA Online Classes, a platform for hands-on, engaging online classes.

August 13, 2022
12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT

Using Google Slides to Make Interactive Worksheets and Reading Guides

Is your house full of paper? Do your kids have trouble keeping track of the notes they took between reading and discussing? Do you struggle to find everything your kids work on independently when it comes time to review their work for the year?

Solve multiple problems at once by using Google Slides to make interactive worksheets and reading guides! You can make these for any subject, but Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason will primarily be talking about using them for ELA and humanities classes.

This hands-on workshop will show you the steps to make interactive worksheets your learners can use to take notes, answer questions about a reading, and dive deeper into a subject. This tool is a must-have for families who have learners waving between independent work and needing guidance and support.