Dr. Douglas Fisher

Dr. Douglas Fisher

Teacher Leader, San Diego, CA

Professor of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University
President, International Literacy Association


Dr. Douglas Fisher is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College having been an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education and is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame. He is a renowned speaker and author of numerous articles and books and is President of the International Literacy Association (ILA) Board.

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REGIONAL CONNECTIONS

  • San Diego State University (Professional)

SAMPLE TALKS/TOPICS

  • Close Reading/Writing
  • Writing to Sources 

  • Text Complexity 

  • Text Evidence 

  • Classroom Collaboration 

  • Teaching Students to Write Like Reporters 

  • Effective Collaborative Conversations 

  • Instructional Routines for Writing

ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS

  • Contributing Author for Wonders, Wonders Balanced Literacy, WonderWorks, and World of Wonders

KEY PUBLICATIONS

  • Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2018) Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-5. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. 

  • Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2016) Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student 
Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. 

  • Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2015) Unstoppable learning: Seven essential elements to unleash student potential. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree. 

  • Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Alfaro, C. (2013). The path to get there: A common core road map for higher student achievement across the 
disciplines. New York: Teachers College. 

  • James-Ward, C., Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Lapp, D. (2013). Using data to focus instructional improvement. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 

  • Fisher, D., Frey, N., Pumpian, I. (2012). How to create a culture of achievement in your school and classroom. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 

  • Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Lapp, D. (2012). Text complexity: Raising rigor in reading. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. 

  • Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2012). The school leader's guide to English learners. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree. 

  • Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Lapp, D. (2012). Teaching students to read like detectives: Comprehending, analyzing, and discussing text. 
Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree. 

  • Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2012). Improving adolescent literacy: Content area strategies at work (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

My hope for Texas students is that they develop competence and confidence in their literacy skills. Literacy is key to all other learning, so I hope our collective efforts result in exceptional levels of achievement in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.

Dr. Douglas Fisher