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Thursday, September 10
 

6:00pm EDT

Virtual Conference Orientation
Ask your technology questions about Indiana State Literacy Association 2020 Conference.

Session slides.

Moderators
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Kristin Patrick

Blended Learning Coach, Noblesville Schools
Kristin Patrick is a PreK-8 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. She also teaches as an associate instructor within the IUPUI School of Informatics & Computing, Department of Library & Information Science. Kristin is Past President of the Indiana State Literacy Association... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Live Session

8:00pm EDT

Drawing as a Thinking Process
Every day in our classrooms we ask our students to design and demonstrate their learning. They channel their efforts to develop presentations, videos, and prototypes. Often missing from the equation is the opportunity to help them develop their creative process.
Something as simple as reaching for a pencil and paper can help students begin that journey. Listen to Manuel share how using simple sketches can help students and teachers think openly about their ideas. Learn strategies to support your students to quickly generate designs, and then use them to share with others for perspective and constructive feedback. As you step into the sketch arena, he will guide you to shift your mindset from seeing drawing as an artistic process to seeing it as a thinking process and beyond.

Presenters
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Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 18 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Live Session
 
Friday, September 11
 

7:00pm EDT

Welcome to the Indiana State Literacy Association 2020 Virtual Conference!
Moderators
avatar for Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong

Virtual Teacher K-3, Throop Elementary School
I am currently the K-3 Virtual teacher and formerly a Reading Recovery / Literacy teacher at Throop Elementary in Paoli. I am on the Friends of the Library Board, an ILA member, the current Chair of the Board for ISLA, ISLA webmaster, Throop webmaster, on the steering committee for... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2020 7:00pm - 7:10pm EDT
Live Session
 
Saturday, September 12
 

9:00am EDT

Coaching with an Equity Lens
Rather we are coaching individual colleagues, administrators, teams, or students, it is imperative to bring multiple perspectives into the conversation. Asking questions that focus on those perspectives as well as nurturing flexibility in thinking will glean powerful results. Join us for this session as we discuss questions that get at the heart of equity in coaching conversations.

Presenters
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Jen Townsend

Director of Learning, Noblesville Schools
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Stephanie Affinito

Clinical Teaching Faculty, University at Albany
Stephanie Affinito is an educator in the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning at the University at Albany in New York. She has a deep love of literacy coaching and supporting teachers’ learning through technology. Stephanie creates spaces for authentic teacher learning... Read More →

Moderators
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Kara Taylor

Karatayl@iu.edu, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. Kara Taylor is a clinical assistant professor researching Culturally Sustaining Writing Instruction and assessments. She currently works with both undergraduate and graduate students at IUPUI. She is a former curriculum designer, middle school teacher, and literacy coach from... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Live Session

9:00am EDT

Digital Distractions: Keeping Readers Engaged in Digital Text
The nuances of digital text pose hefty challenges for our students. Too high reading levels, difficult vocabulary, and the ever-present temptation for digital distraction impact student success when reading online. What if we could empower students to employ digital tools to personalize and support their reading experience? Let's look at free browser extensions, instructional platforms, and digital text collections to differentiate instruction and increase student independence. Participants will leave with immediate, takeaway ideas to make a "big impact" on student success.

Presenters
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Tara Kingsley

Associate Professor, IU Kokomo
Dr. Tara Kingsley has been in education for 19 years and is currently an Associate Professor at IU Kokomo. She is a leader in the use of technology to support both literacy and deeper levels of learning. She has created numerous professional development workshops and is a frequent... Read More →

Moderators
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Lyndsi

Principal, Kokomo Schools
I am the proud mother of two amazing young ladies, a lover of learning, and a dedicated educator.


Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Live Session

9:00am EDT

Literacy is NOT a Spectator Sport: Hands-On, Minds-On Reading!
What can we, as the educators who teach this future generation of readers, do to create more engaging literacy experiences?  In this interactive session, Dr. Kathy Perez will help you re-discover the keys of creating a community of readers, no matter the constricts facing your time.  Focusing on classroom environment and brain-based teaching, as well as student reading identity, this is a session sure to create conditions for more reading joy and deeper engagement with reading. From re-thinking major literacy decisions to all of the small decisions we make daily; this is meant to be a practical session that will offer up ideas to be implemented the very next day.

New brain-based discoveries reveal powerful mind-body states to optimize learning. This interactive workshop will help you see, hear and feel what brain-compatible literacy learning is all about. Energize your classrooms with powerful, practical tips and tools to engage all learners! Create a blast of positive energy by combining these techniques and propel learners quickly and easily toward achieving instructional objectives. Examine effective techniques for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills and see them modeled. Acquire instant ideas for your instructional tool kit!

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Kathy Perez

Dr. Kathy Perez

Professor Emerita, Saint Marys College of California
Dr. Kathy Perez, is an acclaimed international educational consultant, author and motivational speaker, specializing in instructional strategies and creative approaches to brain research, literacy, student engagement, differentiation and inclusion. Dr. Kathy has extensive teaching... Read More →

Moderators
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Matthew Barenie

LRE Facilitator, Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative


Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Live Session

9:00am EDT

Magic Is for Everyone: Writing Fantasy Fiction
Presenters
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Zetta Elliott

Zetta Elliott moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. She has taught at Ohio University, Louisiana State University, and Mt. Holyoke College. Elliott is the author of over thirty books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books Bird and... Read More →

Moderators
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Edith Campbell

Associate Education Librarian, Indiana State University; Cunningham Memorial Library
Edith Campbell is an Associate Education Librarian in the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University. Edith is a founding member of the We Are Kidlit Collective and of See What We See. She currently serves is on the Advisory Board for the Research on Diversity in Youth... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Live Session

10:00am EDT

Distance Learning Strategies for Students with Dyslexia sponsored by Learning Ally
The thought of accomplishing meaningful virtual learning for students with dyslexia is a daunting one.  When you consider the complexities of providing identification, intervention, accommodations and other supports for students with dyslexia in a virtual learning environment, the task becomes even more intimidating. It doesn’t have to be though! Join me for this webinar where I'll be offering some tips, techniques and strategies designed to keep your students engaged and learning.  I'll make sure you know what they need in order to thrive, and leave you with a list of go-to resources that will prepare you to deliver instruction in a variety of virtual technology environments.
And.... I'll end with a pep talk that reinvigorates your passion and purpose for leading and learning alongside students with dyslexia. 
 

Presenters
avatar for Terrie Noland, CALP

Terrie Noland, CALP

Vice-President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally
Terrie serves as the Vice-President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, where she works to develop engagement programs, shares knowledge through thought leadership and strategic relationships, and develops communities for educators. Her passion is working with educators to create... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 12, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Live Session

10:00am EDT

From Detritus to Design: A Teacher and Student Collaboration in the Midst of COVID-19
Room 407 at Silver Creek High School is known locally, regionally, and nationally for its T.H.I.S. project. The project draws its inspiration and direction from works by Dr. Tom Romano, Melinda Putz, and Shawna Coppola. This project sees students conceptualizing and composing no fewer than forty pieces of unique writing across genre and form. The project is fully-aligned with expectations set forth by the College Board and a cooperating college offering students dual credit in first-year composition. Hankins and his students found themselves mid-stream of the year-long multigenre/multiform inquiry project when the decision was made to go to distance learning after spring break.

An idea presented itself to invite students who might have needed more consultation to complete a project, invitations were sent to join a collaborative project that would be drafted and designed in real-time using technology and platforms not fully-appreciated or utilized prior to moving to distance learning. The end-product of this quick turnaround work is “From Detritus to Design: A Collaborative Project in the Midst of COVID-19.” Attendees will take away a blueprint for the project along with resource lists and engage in a quick look at multiform writing in the room.

Presenters
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Paul Hankins

Teacher, West Clark Schools
A teacher entering his seventeenth year of classroom instruction, Paul W. Hankins teaches English 11 and AP English Language and Composition at Silver Creek High School in southern Indiana (near Louisville, KY). Hankins is a poet and a collage artist and a long-time proponent and... Read More →

Moderators

Saturday September 12, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Live Session

11:00am EDT

Differentiated Instructional Content in a Remote/Hybrid Environment sponsored by Newsela
The Time Is Now For Great Content. This session will examine the trends that form the modern landscapes of ELA, Science, and Social Studies instruction; and the priority problems many educators are looking to solve around literacy.

Presenters
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Carter Figg

Director of Educational Partnerships, Newsela
Carter, a former middle school social studies teacher in Southern Indiana, now supporting schools and districts across the Hoosier State with finding the best content to support differentiated instruction.
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Stephawn Newsom

Director of Indiana Success, Newsela

Sponsors

Saturday September 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Live Session

11:00am EDT

Poems to Heal the Heart: Writing Protest Poetry
Presenters
avatar for Zetta Elliott

Zetta Elliott

Zetta Elliott moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. She has taught at Ohio University, Louisiana State University, and Mt. Holyoke College. Elliott is the author of over thirty books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books Bird and... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Edith Campbell

Edith Campbell

Associate Education Librarian, Indiana State University; Cunningham Memorial Library
Edith Campbell is an Associate Education Librarian in the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University. Edith is a founding member of the We Are Kidlit Collective and of See What We See. She currently serves is on the Advisory Board for the Research on Diversity in Youth... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Live Session

11:00am EDT

Understanding, sharing, and thinking: Engaging learners with ASD and related disabilities
A step into the unique, strength-based learning styles of learners with ASD will help participants in conceptualization of literacy education that builds from meaningful assessment to individualized instruction with ties to areas of interest and prior knowledge. Participants will engage and step away with:
  • Tools to use when setting up for meaningful assessment
  • Strategies to implement when individualizing instruction and building in motivation
  • Tips to consider in helping learners generalize strategies and concepts between old and new material  

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Tiffany Neal

Dr. Tiffany Neal

Assistant Director, HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center, IUSM

Moderators
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Heidi Grimshaw

PhD Student, St. John's University, Marian University
Heidi Grimshaw is the Education Advisor for the nonprofit Their Story is Our Story. She is a former first grade and Reading Recovery teacher. She has an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in education from Westminster College. She... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Live Session

2:00pm EDT

Think Forward, Not Straight: Understanding the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum
The LGBTQIA+ community is expanding and already exists in your schools, churches, libraries and other social spheres. Learning to use inclusive language and avoiding exclusive language is an important way to welcome LGBTQIA+ individuals within the communities you already share.

Resources and guides will be available to session attendees.

Presenters
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Mahasin Martinson

Teaching and Learning Librarian, IUPUI
Mahasin Ameen has worked in libraries for over 16 years. She worked for the Indianapolis Public Library starting in 2005 and worked in Information Technology before finishing her MLS in 2016. As an Adult Services Librarian. Mahasin facilitated a Grow with Google grant to circulate... Read More →
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Jayne Walters

Branch Manager, Indianapolis Public Library
Jayne Walters is the first openly transgender woman to work at the Indianapolis Public Library and to become a branch manager. She specializes in both children's and teen literature, as well as literature by and about the LGBTQIA+ community. She is a founding member of the LGBTQ... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Edith Campbell

Edith Campbell

Associate Education Librarian, Indiana State University; Cunningham Memorial Library
Edith Campbell is an Associate Education Librarian in the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University. Edith is a founding member of the We Are Kidlit Collective and of See What We See. She currently serves is on the Advisory Board for the Research on Diversity in Youth... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Live Session

3:00pm EDT

Taking the Guesswork out of Literacy Instruction
How do we know what actually works in education? How do we know what instructional strategies truly make an impact on student achievement? Is there a way to tell? In this session, we explore the research of John Hattie and his Visible Learning team to reveal the top 18 strategies that promote surface, deep, and transfer of learning for literacy. Once these strategies are identified, teachers can then determine when (in units and the PLC process) to leverage each strategy for student growth and achievement. If you've ever wondered just what exactly we should be focusing on to grow our readers--this session is for you.

Presenters
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Carrie Rosebrock

Professional Learning Specialist, Central Indiana Educational Services Center
Carrie Rosebrock has taught middle school and high school English for over 13 years. She is the Professional Learning Specialist for English for the Central Indiana Educational Services Center. She presents at local, state, and national conferences about literacy, writing, and the... Read More →

Moderators
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Benjamin Boche

Education


Saturday September 12, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Live Session

7:00pm EDT

Conference Closing followed by Your Story is Your Superpower
During Matthew's session, he will reflect on some of the events that happened in his life, that are detailed in the book Ghost and will reinforce the message of perseverance. He will also discuss his experiences growing up in a non-traditional family and how he has overcome several obstacles in his life. Matthew will also discuss the importance of relationships like his relationships with some of the other characters in Jason Reynolds books. Matthew will also talk about his relationship with Jason (how they met, adventures they had when they were in high school, how they have remained friends, the support system they have developed for one another, etc.).

Presenters
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Matthew Carter

Owner, Matthew Carter Talks, LLC
Matthew Carter is the inspiration behind Ghost, a New York Times best-selling novel by Jason Reynolds. Recently named one of America's 100 most-loved books by the Great American Read, Carter's story has served as welcomed introduction to literature for thousands of students, and given... Read More →

Moderators
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Dr. Laurie A. Sharp

International Literacy Association Board MemberBoard Member, Tarleton State University
I have 16 years of broad experiences in PreK–12 public schools and higher education as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and higher education administrator. I am passionate about advocating for high-quality literacy teaching and learning among learners of all levels. As an... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Live Session

11:30pm EDT

Full Steam Ahead with Super iPad Apps and Children's Books for the Literacy Classroom
Full Steam Ahead with Super iPad Apps and Children's Books for the Literacy Classroom
 Discover and Explore recent engaging iPad apps and award-winning children’s books for challenging real world projects in the literacy classroom. Create new innovative projects for your students. There are many iPad apps and children's books that help students learn to express themselves, consider various viewpoints and develop opinions. Free and inexpensive iPad apps will be demonstrated and many award-winning children's books paired with the apps will be shown. Coding and other computer science apps and books will be presented. Useful tips for integrating iPad apps into the literacy classroom will be given. Participants will have new resources for planning projects for their students.
Detailed handouts available for download on Sched.
 Presenters
 Janet Jordan
Curriculum/Technology Lab Director, PFW
Janet Jordan has taught about integrating technology into the PreK-12 curriculum for many years to undergraduates, teachers, children, and parents. She currently makes iPad presentations at many local, state and national education conferences. Janet was a longtime officer on the Fort Wayne ILA Board.
 


Presenters
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Janet Jordan

Curriculum/Technology Lab Director, PFW
Janet Jordan has taught about integrating technology into the PreK-12 curriculum for many years to undergraduates, teachers, children, and parents. She currently makes iPad presentations at many local, state and national education and technology conferences. Janet was an officer on... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

International Graphic Novels and Wordless Books: Diverse and Multimodal Literacy for Learners and Leaders
In our pre-recorded session we share and discuss international wordless books, graphic novels, and even wordless graphic novels. Ways these books promote literacy for readers of all ages are suggested, along with specific strategies. International books naturally promote learning about cultures and diversity from non-U.S.-centric points of view, as they originated in countries other than the United States-- written in English or translated to English prior to U.S. publication or distribution. We will demystify stereotypes related to graphic novels and wordless books and reference support from scholars such as Carol Tilley, Frank Serafini, and others. Valuing multimodal reading and visual information is included. A handout with additional information, resources, numerous links, bibliographies, and our contact information accompanies this session on in ISLA conference site along with this recorded presentation. We carefully selected example books that appeal to readers in grades K-12, and we believe you will enjoy them also.

Presenters
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Dr. Brenda Dales

Professor Emerita, Miami University
Brenda Dales taught children's literature courses and workshops at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has served on the Outstanding International Books committee of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), the USBBY Biennial of Illustration Bratislava committee... Read More →
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Isaac Willis Larison, PhD

Associate Professor, Literacy Education Program, Marshall University
Isaac Willis Larison is an Associate Professor in the Literacy Education Program at Marshall University in South Charleston, WV. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Norway (2011-12), an International Youth Library Fellow in Munich in 2017, and serves as a board member and the West Virginia... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Literacy Leaders as Learners: Technology Integration in Literacy Instruction and Assessment
It is important to incorporate technology in literacy instruction (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004), yet planning for how to integrate it can be overwhelming for classroom teachers (Thoma, Hutchison, Johnson, Johnson, & Stromer, 2017). The purpose of this interactive session is to showcase ways to incorporate a variety of technology tools in literacy instruction that educators can take back to their classrooms and use immediately. Session leaders will introduce and model specific websites and apps, and describe ways to incorporate it in classroom literacy instruction. As a BYOD (bring your own device) session, participants will have hands-on experiences with the featured technology tools. Participants will rotate through engagement, teacher toolbox, and assessment stations led by teacher candidates who have used the resources as both students and teachers. Time will be allotted at the end of the session for participant questions, and session leaders will make connections to 21st Century skills and the Indiana Department of Education computer science standards.

Leu, D., Kinzer, C., Coiro, J., & Cammack, D. (2004). Toward the theory of new literacies
emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. In
R.B. Ruddell & N. J. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading (5th ed.,
pp. 1570-1613). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Thoma, J., Hutchison, A., Johnson, D., Johnson, K., Stromer, E. (2017). Planning for
technology integration in a professional learning community. The Reading Teacher,
71(2), 167-175.

Presenters
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Tommy Renfro

Lecturer, Indiana University East
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Denise Frazier

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, Indiana University East
Dr. Frazier is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at IU East. Her research interests include teacher perceptions of technology integration and issues related to teacher education.


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Sheltered Instruction for Young ELLs: A Study of Indiana Language Arts Classrooms
With the rapid growth of ELL population in Indiana, elementary school teachers in Indiana have increasing chances of instructing ELLs in their classroom. To ensure the academic achievement of ELLs, teachers can use sheltered instruction to make their content instruction more comprehensible for ELLs. This session shares the findings of federally funded projects designed to improve sheltered language arts instruction in Indiana through ELL teacher tlicensure coursework and coaching. Participants include 25 K-2 teachers in 5 schools districts across Indiana. Classroom observations were conducted during each teacher’s language arts lessons three times: in the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. Using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), we scored the recorded lessons and analyzed the scores. Comparisons were made between the treatment teachers who received ELL teacher licensure coursework and/or coaching and the comparison teachers who did not. The findings will show: (1) the impact of ELL licensure coursework and coaching on the quality of sheltered language arts instruction; (2) the strengths and weaknesses of the participants’ instruction. The session will conclude with pedagogical implications and recommendations for more effective sheltered language arts instruction for young ELLs

Ask questions to the presenters here.

Presenters
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Wan Hee Kim

PhD Candidate, Purdue University
avatar for Trish Morita-Mullaney Assistant Professor - Purdue ESL Licensure and Dual Language Certificate Program

Trish Morita-Mullaney Assistant Professor - Purdue ESL Licensure and Dual Language Certificate Program

Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Trish Morita-Mullaney, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in English Language Learning (ELL) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She also holds a courtesy appointment in Asian American studies program. Trish is a licensed K-12 teacher, coach and administrator from Arizona and... Read More →
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Woongsik Choi

PhD student, Purdue University
Woongsik Choi is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literacy and Language Education at Purdue University. Prior to Purdue, he was a high school English language teacher in South Korea. His research interests include ESL/EFL/translingual pedagogy, bilingual education, K-12 classroom research... Read More →
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Wayne E. Wright

Associate Dean, Purdue University
Dr. Wayne E. Wright is the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development and a Professor and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language at Purdue University. Dr. Wright's research related to language and educational policies, programs, and instruction... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session
 
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