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Educational Seminars and Workshops

Conducted by Maryam Torbati, Ph.D.


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 Ph.D. Degree (Doctor of Philosophy) in Leadership and Human Behavior.  Area of Concentration: Education Administration,( with a strong background in psychology /counseling and human behavior) United States International University  San Diego , California (1980).  Dissertation Research:  JOB AND RETIREMENT SATISFACTION AMONG FACULTY MEMBERS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES.

 M.A. Degree (Master of Arts) in Education ).  Area of Concentration: Educational System Management (Educational Administration) and educational psychology, Chapman College, Orange, Ca.  (1977)

 B.A. Degree (Bachelor of Arts), Area of Concentration: Art History with a minor in math and art education, University of Portland and Portland State University Portland, Oregon (1976)


 Community College Teaching Credentials:

Basic skills, English as a Second Language (E.S.L.), Humanities, Psychology, Sociology and Education

 Single Subject Credentials:

Social Sciences (History, Geography, Family Living) ( Completed course work)

Mathematics (Basic, Regular and Advance).  ( Completed course work)

Kindergarten through 12th grade and adult classes - California ( Completed course work)

TESOL Training, L.E.P. and Bilingual Qualifications (Techniques and methods of teaching to multi-cultural students)

Language Development Specialist (LDS) and CLAD

Multiple Subjects Credentials:

Kindergarten through 12th grade and adult classes – California (Completed course work)

 Administrative Credential - California (Completed course work)

 Pupil Personnel Services (Counseling) - California (Completed course work)

 School Psychologist (Counseling and Testing) - California (Completed course work)

Emergency Special Education – California (Completed about 5 courses in Special Ed.)

 Candidate for M.F.C.C. License (Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling) - California

 Finishing 10 courses in counseling , therapy  ,and 3000 hours of clinical practicum


Fresno Pacific University, California

Teaching Varity of workshops for k-12 teachers

University of California, Davis

Specialized Studies Program in TESOL

Presenter: 5 Days Seminar ( July 7 to 11, 2008)

TESOL: Applied Methods, Materials and Structural Issues

Fresno Pacific University, California Fresno Pacific University

Art of Teaching; Art of changing the brain

June 27, 2007

All day workshop

Art of Motivation ; Motivating the unmotivated through theories of motivation

July 6, 2007

All day workshop

Art of Creativity ; what is it, how to become more creative, and how to make it work for us

July 27, 2007

All day workshop

Diversity ; Fifty strategies for teaching second language learners

Aug 10, 2007

All day workshop

Differentiated Instruction

Aug 18, 2007

All day workshop

Mind Maps/Graphic Organizers

Aug 25, 2007

All day workshop

Emotional Intelligence/EQ

September 8, 2007

All day workshop

Conflict Resolution

October 27, 2007

All day workshop

Backward Design Curriculum

November 17, 2007

All day workshop

Art, Music,& Content

December 1, 2007

All day workshop7

Art of changing the brain /Art of Teaching

December 8, 2007

All day workshop Visalia Center

Also teaching;

PSY  121 & 122 Human learning part one & two

PSY 351 Child development online

Weekend course in degree completion


California Association for Bilingual Education, Region IV, San Bernardino/Riverside County

Presenter (May 24,  2007)

        "Learning & Teaching with the Brain & Multiple Intelligences in Mind and how it applies to second Language Learners".


Presenter ( April 21- 2007)

        "Teaching, Learning, Technology and The Brain"       

38th Annual State Conference, San Diego, CA

     Presenter ( April 12-15 2007)

        "Teaching, Learning, Technology and The Second Language Learner's Brain"       


Educational Technology Conference, February, 2007

 Seminar: Teaching, Learning, Technology and the Brain

Innovations in Education" CVCUE Fall Conference, October, 2006

Seminar: Teaching, Learning, Technology and the Brain


TESOL Coordinator ( 2005 to 2006)   

Instructor ( Summer of 2006)

        TESOL Master of Education Program,  Research Method/Design

        TESOL Master of Education, Practicum Project


Workshop: The Psychology of Learning: Teaching and Learning with the Brain in Mind.

    CATESOL 2006 Statewide Conference, San Francisco

     Presenter ( April 6-9 2006)

        "Learning and Teaching with the Brain in Mind"       

        "Teaching Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction"

        Seminars in Differentiated Instruction ( March To May 2006)

Saroyan Chapter of CATESOL

    Motivational Speaker ( October 22, 2005)

        "Celebrate Life Long Learning;  Learning With The Brain In Mind"  

 Fresno Pacific University, California Fresno Pacific University


Discovery Learning Mind Brain & Body ( PSY-122-XV104)

Child Growth & Development ( PSY-351-XFR03) Online Course

Learning Communities

California History ( Past to Present)

Human Learning

Language Acquisition

Extended Education Seminars:

Creativity In Action

Alliant International University:

TESOL Program Coordinator ( January 2005 to Present)

Also Teaching:

Theory and Methodology of TESOL

Cross Cultural Competencies for TESOL

Brain & Learning Symposium:

15 hours of intensive symposium at Boston with the help of Harvard University faculties, assisting with the conference Oct-Nov.2002

Division of Extended Education
Fresno State masthead

Responsible for creating and teaching a certificate program in "Learning & the Brain" 

Also Teaching:

Learning and teaching with the Brain in Mind

Psychology Behind The Art Of Teaching

Differentiated Instruction

Learning Theories In Motion

Fifty Strategies In Teaching Second Language Lerner

Creating Value And Meaning Through Creativity

Backward design curriculum

Making the connection

8 units (Certificate Program "Learning & the Brain")

Graphic Organizers ( June 2006)

5 Brain Enchanted Tools ( June 2006)


From 2002 to Present:

Nine Ways to Success through the Multiple Intelligences

Fifty Strategies for Teaching Second Language Learners / Differentiated Instruction for All

Learning Theories In Motion ( Spring 2006)

Backward Design Curriculum ( Spring 2006)

Graphic Organizers ( April 2006)

5 Brain Enchanted Tools ( May 2006)

Extended Education Courses ( Visalia Chapman University)

    Teaching and Learning with the Brain in Mind ( 1 to 3 Units, June 2006)

    Graphic Organizers / Mind Maps ( 1 to 3 Units, June 2006)

    Differentiated Instruction for All ( 1 to 3 Units, May 2006)

    Anger Management ( 1 to 3 Units, June 2006)

    50 Strategies for Teaching Second Language Learners ( 1 to 3 Units, April 2006)

Educational Faculty/Lecturer/Single Subject L.F.S.         

Teaching education and CLAD courses.

Teaching MA Courses: learning theories, curriculum development, and diversity.

Supervising & overseeing many student-teachers in the teacher training program.

Chapman College  (Military Bases) - Learning Theories & Curriculum Dev. And      many Educational courses

California State University, Fresno:



California State University Bakersfield

Teaching and Learning with the Brain and Mind

Teaching and Learning with the Brain and Mind

School Districts, Training Seminars Conducted:

Easterby Elementary School, Fresno Unified School District

California Reading &Literature Project (Governor’s Reading Professional Dev. Inst.):

    Facilitator and Presenter

Venture Educational System,( A New York based):

     Educational Consultant K-12, Brain Based /Student Centered

Independent Research:

 Involved in many motivational, BRAIN BASE LEARNING AND TEACHING, behavioral modification techniques, producing the result oriented, independent, critical thinker, and self-aware students (K-12)

Attended more than 20 seminars with the leaders of the field and studied more than 25 books and inspected the latest research papers regarding the subject and implemented in every learning situation.

Master Teacher:

Involved with Master Teacher Program: California State University Fresno; Provide classroom training for over 150 student teachers. 

National University:

Taught many courses in Educational Psychology, Teacher training Education, CLAD, Curriculum, Lang Dev, Exceptional Child, and Instructor Strategies, Foundations, Diversity, Social/Cultural  Foundation, Literacy, Lang Arts, Social Studies, Counseling, and Health Seminars both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Kings River Community College:

Basic skills, ESL, and literacy skills, Reading Development.

West hills Community College:

GED, Sociology, and Literacy Instructor.

Clovis Adult School:

English as a Second Language and Literacy Instructor. 

Reading Council of Fresno:

English as a Second Language Instructor

E.L.D. and Literacy Instructor

Fresno County Migrant Education Summer Programs:

Kindergarten, first, second, and fifth/six grades ; Wolters Elementary, Fresno County Schools.

Fresno Unified School District:

Ahwahnee Middle School, Wowana Middle School, and John Muir Elementary:

Seventh and eighth grade math., Algebra, Social studies, Reading, Computer, ESL, Kindergarten, first grade, and art teacher

Kennedy Foundation:

Involved in a large grant from Kennedy Foundation Community  of Caring.

Patterson School of Orange  (Orange, California):

Director Involve in planning , budgeting, public relations, counseling, and        managing the school.

 Rolling Hills School, Poway, California:

Assistant Principal-Internship  Involved in changing and implementing a curriculum, counseling, assisting in planning and budgeting.

U.S. International University  (San Diego, California):

Counselor   Involved in counseling Undergrad Master level students.                                                                       

Public Presentations:

Central San Joaquin CATESOL Local Chapter

Fresno Chapter of the California Association for Bilingual Education and the California Association for Secondary Bilingual Education

California League of Middle Schools

California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages - State Conference

(A professional association for those concerned with the teaching of English as a

Second language or dialect and bilingual education)

CABE, Fresno

CATESOL, Sacramento, CA

Topic: Southeast Asian Students and Their Difficulties in the United State

Self-Esteem, Cooperative Learning, and Motivation (private sector)


St. Agnes Hospital, Cancer Center, and Leukemia Association

 Memberships And Affiliations:


Golden Key Honor Club of the U.S.A. (for students with 4.00 GPA)

Doctoral Society

Teacher Assistance of Southern California (providing help for teachers)

Special Skills:

Communication, Grant writing, and Bilingual skills.

Special Interests:

"Break the pattern, change the perception, and believe in the possibilities"

"Recognition is the best motivation" Albert Einstein

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