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Department News Archive - 2009

Graduate Student Showcase (RED 746 Perspectives on Literacy and Technology)

Wednesday, April 28th
WHERE: Huntington Hall 070B
TIME: 4:30-6 pm
AUDIENCE: Graduate students, faculty, and staff welcome! 

Please come and enjoy a showcase of exemplar work by graduate students who have integrated reading and language arts projects and web 2.0 tools. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Freeland  by Wednesday, April 21st.

Research luncheon held

SOLER (Student Organization of Literacy Educators and Researchers) sponsored a luncheon session on Scholarship in Action on Tuesday, April 13.  Among the featured presentations was a “A Spatial Analysis of Co-teaching to Address Literacy Needs in Seventh Grade Humanities,” a paper co-authored by RLA doctoral students Bryan Ripley Crandall and Kathleen Cullen, in collaboration with RLA faculty members Kelly Chandler-Olcott and Kathleen A. Hinchman, and Teaching & Curriculum doctoral student Carol A. Willard.  Read more about  SOLER.

Teaching award given

Associate professor Rachel F. Brown was one of six recipients university-wide of the Graduate
Teaching Recognition Award.

Presidential address delivered

Professor Kathleen A. Hinchman delivered the Presidential Address at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association (formerly National Reading Conference) on December 2, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The address was entitled, “Literacy Identities: Who Is Responsible?”

Professor Kelly Chandler-Olcott on supporting literacy in children with autism 

Voice of Literacy (podcast): From 2009 article in Journal of Literacy Research (with Paula Kluth).

Professor and department chair Kelly Chandler-Olcott participated In an interview for the Voices of Literacy podcast series.  The interview focused on a study she conducted with former SU faculty member Paula Kluth of parents’ roles in supporting the literacy development of their children with autism.  The study appeared in a 2009 issue of Journal of Literacy Research.