LINGUISTICALLY RESPONSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE YOUTH: CRITICAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This free workshop for K-12 teachers, from July 9-12 and July 16-19, will focus on how to facilitate emergent bilinguals’ reading comprehension and meaning-making through discussions of informational texts in content area classrooms. Teachers will spend each morning observing Carrie Symons’s class as she… Read More »
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.
Please join us for a job talk given by Dr. Erica M. Barnes, Assistant Professor from University of Albany, titled: ‘Fostering Literacy Development through Language’ Dr. Barnes will present her work examining how teachers support young children’s acquisition of academic registers. Using quantitative and qualitative methodology, she investigates how lexical, grammatical, and discourse-level features of… Read More »
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. 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.)
Help support the Capital Area Literacy Coalition. “The Story of Barbar, the Little Elephant” and “The Toy Box,” narrated by Ken Beachler and pianist Sergei Kvitko. Silent auction Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and more! All donations at this event are appreciated ($50 suggested donation). The Capital Area Literacy Coalition provides free literacy and English as… Read More »