literacy

Doing the Work & Minding the Labor: Reflections on Centering Activism, Community & Love in Literacy Teaching & Research with Dr. Marcelle Haddix

Dr. Marcelle Haddix (Syracuse University, Dean’s Associate Professor, co – Director of the Leader Center for Social Justice, chair of the Department Reading & Language Arts) will share reflections on her work in literacy teaching and teacher education that centers her passions and commitments toward activism, community, and love. The presentation will focus on three… Read More »

Overview of Newly Designed Turkish Educational System

The design of Turkey’s educational system has changed several times since a national system was instituted in the 1920s. In March of 2012, a new design was adopted to increase the length of compulsory education to 12 years and meet academic standards similar to EU and OECD countries. The new design is referred to the… Read More »

Literacy Colloquy Speaker Series

Please join us for a talk given by Dr. Paula Winke & Xiaowan Zhang titled: ‘Third-grade Reading Assessment and Retention Theories and Policies in Michigan and in the USA’   Link to video of the presentation: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_6bbrqi5m

2018 Summer Reading Lab Series for K-12 Teachers

2018 Summer Reading Lab Series for K-12 Teachers

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 »

Literacy Colloquy Speaker Series: Sheila Valencia

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 »

Literacy Colloquy: Dr. Joanne Marciano

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.

Literacy Colloquy: Dr. Gary Troia

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.

Elementary Reading Search Job Talk

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 »

Literacy Colloquy: Dr. Kathy Ganske

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.

Literacy Colloquy: Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop

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.)