Please join us for a Literacy Colloquy Speaker Series talk given by Dr. Susan V. Piazza, Dr. Cody Williams, and the ELATE Team titled: “Valid and Reliable Data: Classroom Observation in ESL Teacher Preparation” ABSTRACT Researchers from Western Michigan University will share classroom observation methods and experiences from an ongoing five-year research project titled English… Read More »
Please Join Us! Dr. David E. Harris & Dr. Anne-Lise Halvorsen will do a talk titled: “Deliberating Democratic Values in American History” This presentation will introduce a book they co-wrote as a resource for teaching democratic values. To preview the book see the article “History Book Asks High Schoolers: Right or Wrong?“
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.