Please join us for a Department of Teacher Education, Literacy Colloquy Speaker Series Zoom presentation given by: Dr. Sheila W. Valencia titled: “Shifting Understandings of Complexity” Abstract: Since Common Core came into view, the issue of text complexity has taken center stage. But this issue of complexity has been the subject of much debate and… Read More »
A talk from Dr. Joanne Marciano, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University whose work focuses on issues of literacy and educational opportunity/access for youth with emphases on urban education, culturally and linguistically diverse youth, secondary English education, and teacher education.
A talk from Dr. Gary Troia, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University whose research interests include writing assessment, instruction, and standards; connections between oral language and literacy; and literacy professional development for teachers.
A talk from Dr. Kathy Ganske, research professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University who focuses on word study, children’s orthographic/spelling and vocabulary knowledge and development, writing instruction and elementary teachers’ literacy development.
A talk from Dr. Christina Dobbs, assistant professor in English Education at Boston University, whose research interests are in academic language development, specifically how students use academic language when writing persuasive essays, and in professional development for secondary teachers.
A talk from Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop, children’s literature scholar and Professor Emerita from The Ohio State University who originated the idea that books can serve as windows and/or mirrors for children. (Winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement for her work related to African American children’s literature.)
In the kick-off for the fall 2017 Department of Teacher Education Faculty Colloquium series, join Associate Professor Django Paris as he discusses his new book: “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World.” Learn more about culturally sustaining pedagogies and the publication here. Light refreshments will be served prior to the… Read More »