COE Faculty and Staff > Center on Disability Studies > Loryn Gum
- Center on Disability Studies
- 1997 M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction (ESL), University of Hawaii at Manoa
- 1984 B.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- 2000 A.S. Paralegal, University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College
Area(s) of Interest
- Curriculum and materials development (including academic, workplace, and healthcare) for ESL populations
- Professional development for teaching ELL students
- Education and workplace literacy program development, coordination, and evaluation for ESL and non-ESL populations
Brief BiographyLoryn Gum has been a full-time Project Coordinator for two five-year grants funded by the U.S. D.O.E. to provide in-service professional development to teachers in Hawaii, American Samoa, and the Marshall Islands for working with K-12 English language learners (ELLs) since September 2008. Her knowledge has been shaped by living among Hawaii’s multicultural, diverse populations. Additionally, her professional experience includes the following:
• Teaching adult ELLs from 46 countries and territories, including Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.
• Designing curriculum and materials to build ELLs’ language abilities, communication skills, and cultural knowledge for daily life, academic studies, and employment.
• Designing, structuring, and enhancing the delivery of information for better comprehension by ELLs.
• Writing and editing academic, organizational, business, and other professional documents.